Be Your Own Health Advocate: Take Charge of Your Health Care

by Kelli
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It’s tough to navigate the medical system these days. It’s a pretty intimidating world, from the grim-faced doctors, to the sterile environment of offices and hospitals, to insurance sticklers and financials concerns. That’s not to mention whatever’s ailing you in the first place.

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Intro to Complementary Alternative Medicine

by Kelli
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Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is becoming a more and more common source of treatment, but the vocabulary and distinctions between therapies can be confusing. The following is a list of some common CAM therapies and a brief description of each.

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Be a food label detective

by Kelli
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Your groceries have a lot to tell you – the trick is knowing what to look for.

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Cranberry Chili Sauce (V,GF)

by Kelli
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I absolutely love cranberries. Even if you don’t love them as much as me, you’re going to love this dipping sauce! It goes with almost anything.

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Asian Dipping Sauce (V)

by Kelli & Brad
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This is a great dipping sauce for asian food that takes just minutes to prepare and may be healthier than you think.

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7 Foods that Should Never Cross Your Lips

by Brad
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Food scientists are shedding light on items loaded with toxins and chemicals—and simple swaps for a cleaner diet and supersized health.

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Nature wins again!

by Brad
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A Journal of Nutrition study showed that whole-grain rye bread got things moving again (you know what I mean) better than laxative drugs.

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Tip of the hat to the Skinny B books

by Kelli

“The food you put into your body works its way through your organs and bloodstream and is actually part of who you are. So every time you put crap in your body, you are crap.”

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How To Cure Cravings By Using Radical Indulgence by Karol Gajda

by Brad

I saw this post yesterday written by Karol Gajda on his blog RidiculouslyExtraordinary. Karol blogs about his travels and living a minimalist life, and he also happens to be a vegan. His post yesterday was awesome. We all have our cravings (mine at one time, post changing my food habits, was hot dogs, which only […]

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Gluten-free and fiber

by Kelli
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Gluten-free diets omit wheat, rye and barley, but just because you aren’t eating whole-grain breads and cereals doesn’t mean your diet has to be low in fiber.

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Genetically Modified (GMO) Salmon

by Kelli
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Genetically Modified: Corn and Soy and Salmon, Oh My! Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. I have the feeling I’m going to be saying that more and more as time goes on. Sigh. The latest? The FDA is being petitioned today to decide whether genetically modified salmon can be sold as food to […]

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12 Fruits and Veggies You Should Never Buy Conventionally Grown

by Brad
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If you’re eating non-organic celery today, you may be ingesting 67 pesticides with it, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group.

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Anxious About Anxiety?

by Kelli
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Brad asked me the other night why anxiety and depression are seemingly so widespread, including the use of prescription medication to manage their symptoms. We had been discussing my anxiety and depression and my recently-undertaken quest to wean myself off the two medications I currently take. We agreed that it seems to affect women more than men.

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