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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The Wild West of Dietary Supplements

The Wild West of Dietary Supplements

Do you regularly take a multivitamin or other supplement? If yes, you are most likely throwing away your money. A recent edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine included no less than 3 articles on this topic. The first was … Continue reading

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OOPS! Maybe Breakfast ISN’T That Important

OOPS! Maybe Breakfast ISN’T That Important

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, or so we have been indoctrinated to believe since early childhood. It’s not just our mothers who pressed us to put some morsels in our mouths; they had the generous help … 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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Could You Be a Part Time Vegan? [Book Review]

Could You Be a Part Time Vegan? [Book Review]

Here’s a great story. A 55 year old man walks into his doctor’s office for a checkup. The physician, who has know the man for many years, warns him that his cholesterol and blood pressure levels are too high, and … Continue reading

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Counting Calories is Hard When Calorie Info is Wrong

Counting Calories is Hard When Calorie Info is Wrong

The first thing people look at when examining a product’s nutrition label is its calorie count. Many a purchase decisions are reinforced or changed based on that one number, usually 3 digits long. The lower the better. For people trying … Continue reading

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Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

Good News: Child Obesity Rates Dip in Some Cities

The New York Times reports this week that childhood obesity levels have dropped in several metro areas over the past 5 years. In New York and Philadelphia the percentage of obese kids was down 5%. The measurements were conducted on … Continue reading

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Why is “Pink Slime” Manufacturer Suing ABC News?

Why is “Pink Slime” Manufacturer Suing ABC News?

Beef Products Incorporated (BPI) is suing ABC News and other media outlets for defamation. This, after news reports about its products earlier this year led to the company’s bankruptcy. BPI manufactures lean finely textured beef, but the nickname “Pink Slime” … Continue reading

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Will Sodium & Fat Reduction Efforts Lead to a Healthier Cheese?

Will Sodium & Fat Reduction Efforts Lead to a Healthier Cheese?

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  A very interesting article published in the New York Times earlier this week goes into a detailed description of the efforts undertaken by the dairy industry to improve the nutrition … Continue reading

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Veggie Stress – 10 Tips to Win the Race Against the Rot Clock

Veggie Stress – 10 Tips to Win the Race Against the Rot Clock

Do you suffer from veggie stress? You know, veggies you bought at the grocer’s with every good intention to prepare and eat, yet somehow haven’t gotten to before they started to rot? Raise your hand if you’ve never had a … Continue reading

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