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Gluten-free

Gluten intolerance and sensitivity, as well as celiac disease, have become more and more of an issue today. And the industry is responding: It seems everywhere we look, gluten-free products are flooding the market. As a matter of fact, while…...

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Premature Aging

As we age, keeping our skin beautiful, youthful and radiant becomes more and more of a challenge. Over time, it naturally loses its elasticity, moisture and texture. Although what we eat can have a tremendous impact on our skin’s health,…...

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Soda Ban in NYC

Yesterday (Thursday, September 12th), the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal limiting the size of sugary drinks sold in many venues (restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts) to 16 ounces. The vote was…...

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Sugar

How much sugar should we be consuming? According to the World Health Organization, we should be consuming no more than 10 percent of our daily calories from added sugar (table sugar and sugars added to packaged foods when processed). The…...

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Sometimes it is really hard to get up off the couch. According to the World Health Organization, a sedentary lifestyle is a major underlying cause of death, disease, and disability. Approximately 2 million deaths every year are attributed to physical…...

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Last month I read The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. I had been putting it off for some time, partially because I had been afraid of what I would learn. Working within health and wellness, however, I knew…...

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About two weeks ago, I slipped and fell, landing clear on my tailbone. The moment of the fall, the pain was so bad that I felt it in my head. After about a minute though, I managed to collect myself…...

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The annual health care spend for obesity related disease and health issues has doubled to a whopping $147 Billion in 2008 from $78.5 Billion in 1998. With TV shows like the Biggest Loser and More to Love, it is apparent…...

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In a recent post, I discussed the history of sugar and how over-consumption of the sweet, white substance can lead to disease and may even help promote cancer cell growth.  Many people commented…it was a hot topic.  The comments that…...

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