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While most industrial food producers have campaigned against it, the following companies have come out in support Proposition 37 in California. Proposition 37, also known as The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, mandates that labeling must indicate whether food is produced using genetic engineering.
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I just got started with week 1 of the flexitarian meal plan, and am cooking up some pretty tasty vegetarian dishes from the Flexitarian Diet Book.

The idea behind Flexitarianism is to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate, the amount of meat in one’s diet. Meat-based diets have been linked to [...]

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The BBC in the UK offers a calculator that takes your age, height and weight to help you figure out where you are on the global fat scale.

How the Calculator Works

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More and more people who are concerned with losing weight, reducing the risk of heart disease, or who simply want to eat better and healthy are incorporating Flexitarianism in their meal plans and diet.  Flexitarian advocates eat a primarily vegetarian diet; meat may be included [...]

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Do Brain Trainer Games Work?

On April 24, 2012 By


A friend has looked for ways to improve his memory capacity and cognitive response, and thought that brain trainer games and software might work. As we get older, our brains decline in operating speed and performance. He’s been playing brain trainer games at Lumosity, which advertise that their subscription [...]

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Produce in Season in April

On March 30, 2012 By

 

Late winter/early spring in the northeast means a smaller selection of root vegetables, mostly from storage, at the market. The following vegetables and produce are in season in April in the Northeast US:

Carrots Onions Potatoes Turnips

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In a recently released advisory notice, the FDA acknowledged a relationship between statins and memory loss, something many patients taking anti-cholesterol drugs and their doctors already knew.  Specifically, the notice advised that “cognitive impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users”.

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Winter in the northeast means plenty of root vegetables at the market. The following vegetables and produce are in season in February and March in the Northeast US:

Carrots Onions Potatoes Squash Turnips

(Photo: USDA; Source)

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Winter in the northeast means plenty of root vegetables at the market. The following vegetables and produce are in season in January and February in the Northeast US:

Cabbage Carrots Onions Potatoes Squash Turnips

(Photo: USDA; Source)

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Portion Control

On January 20, 2012 By

Judging healthy portions is difficult, especially given that the portions sizes in general have grown larger and larger in recent years.  My own trouble with portion control is that I’ve become used to outsized servings offered at restaurants.  It is easier to reduce your portions of food through visualization, weighing and by physically restricting the [...]

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