Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

Intermittent Fasting as a Diet Strategy?

People have been fasting since the dawn of history, whether for religious and spiritual reasons or simply the lack of food. In recent years, periodic fasting has caught on as a diet trend, and not just for weight loss. It … Continue reading

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New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

New Sweetener Aims to Disrupt Market

Humans crave sweet. We are simply wired that way. Over the past two hundred years, table sugar has become so cheap and available that it has led to vast overconsumption. We are now paying with our health for the explosion … Continue reading

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Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

Obesity in America is on the Rise; Here’s What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association presents stark figures regarding America’s obesity challenges. Despite heightened awareness in the last few decades, overweight and obesity rates are still increasing. Data for over 15,000 adults aged … Continue reading

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General Mills: No More Glow-in-the-Dark Cereals

General Mills: No More Glow-in-the-Dark Cereals

Great news from the largest cereal manufacturer in the US. General Mills has announced that it will be reformulating all of its cereal to remove artificial colors and flavors, starting now. The process will take several years, and is expected … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

7 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism and Lose Weight

Every day, the food we eat is converted into energy that is used to keep our body functioning. The majority of the calories we consume are burned, even if all we do all day is lie in bed. Yes, even … Continue reading

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Steak Sauce Deconstructed (Father’s Day Special)

Steak Sauce Deconstructed (Father’s Day Special)

Happy Father’s Day! If you’re celebrating with your family by grilling meat, there’s a fair chance you will be employing sauce as well. Steak sauce has been around for almost 200 years, since the days of British King George the … Continue reading

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About Ginger

About Ginger

Ginger is an amazing spice that has been used in China, India, and the entirety of southeast Asia for millennia. Ginger root is actually a rhizome (subterranean stem), not a root. As you can see in the picture, it can … Continue reading

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FDA Finally Bans Artificial Trans-Fats, But Danger Still Lurks

FDA Finally Bans Artificial Trans-Fats, But Danger Still Lurks

This week, the FDA finally announced that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are no longer classified as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). Therefore, these oils can no longer be used as ingredients in foods manufactured, sold or served in the US. … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

3 Reasons Your Smoothie is Sabotaging Your Diet

Smoothies are one of the most popular breakfast and snack choices in America today. They are tasty, convenient, portable, and supposedly healthy. Unfortunately, not all fruit and vegetable smoothies are good for you. 1. Smoothie portion sizes tend to run … Continue reading

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The FDA Regulates the Word “Healthy”, but Food Companies Have a Workaround

The FDA Regulates the Word “Healthy”, but Food Companies Have a Workaround

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the way the nutritive properties of food are described. In doing so, the agency takes descriptive words and gives them very specific … Continue reading

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