Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Is Your Kale Smoothie Harming Your Thyroid?

Kale is the superfood of the 21st century. It has reached superstar status among health nuts and everyday folks. It has become a snackable chip and the darling of morning smoothies. Just when everything seemed to be on the up-and-up, … Continue reading

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Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, Decaf and Pregnancy

Caffeine, the stimulant in coffee, is generally regarded as safe. It may even provide some health benefits, when consumed in moderate amounts. The magic number for healthy adults is 3 cups of joe a day. What are the caffeine recommendations … Continue reading

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Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

Why Must We Refrigerate Eggs While Europe Doesn’t?

A great little piece on eggs has been circulating in social media in the past few weeks, explaining why the US is one of the the only countries in the world that refrigerates eggs. Refrigeration sounds like a smart thing … Continue reading

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Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

This is a guest blog post by Carole Bartolotto, MA RD One of the criticisms I hear about the movement to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that it’s anti-science. Some even go so far as to say it’s an … Continue reading

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Is Chobani’s Perfect Image Getting Tarnished?

Is Chobani’s Perfect Image Getting Tarnished?

There are not many meteoric success stories in today’s cutthroat food industry, but one company that came out of nowhere and has grown exponentially for the last 7 years is Chobani. The company pretty much created the Greek Yogurt category … Continue reading

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FDA: Arsenic Levels in Rice Pose No Short Term Risk

FDA: Arsenic Levels in Rice Pose No Short Term Risk

Last Friday, the FDA published its findings on arsenic levels in rice. We’ve discussed the matter in the past here and here. Arsenic is a deadly toxin that was used in pesticides in the past and now is found in … Continue reading

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The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

The Dangers Lurking in Your Spice Rack

So you like to spice things up. That’s good. Spices make food taste better. They usually come with additional health benefits.  They can help decrease sodium consumption. But, according to the FDA, some imported spices are also full of harmful … Continue reading

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Do You Know What’s REALLY Coating Your Fruit?

Do You Know What’s REALLY Coating Your Fruit?

We received the following inquiry from one of our readers: I was washing my nectarines from WA State (I live in Idaho where the peaches and nectarines are not good). They felt waxy. I read the box and this (see image above) is what … Continue reading

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9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

9 Foods to Avoid When Pregnant

So you’re going to be a mom! Congratulations If you’re reading this blog, you probably are interested in optimal food for you and baby. It’s important to nourish your unborn with the best possible nutrients, and also to avoid foods … Continue reading

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3 Things You Should Know About Pre-Washed Salad Mixes

3 Things You Should Know About Pre-Washed Salad Mixes

Most Americans can do better on vegetable consumption, especially leafy greens. Smart marketers understood 20 years ago that washing and cutting leafy greens is a hassle and a billion dollar industry of prewashed salad mixes was born. We received a … Continue reading

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