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Healing Foods–Food As Medicine

By Kim Robson:  It’s no secret that a good diet and regular exercise are the best first line of defense against disease. The emerging science of culinary medicine, with recipes and meals designed to heal, maximizes what’s on your dinner plate to combat illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. …

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Wastewater reuse

By Kim Robson: Water recycling, reuse and reclamation are not new concepts. Non-potable (not for drinking) water systems have been around for decades. The state of California is a leader in this worldwide trend: treating, disinfecting, and reusing municipal wastewater near its source for a variety of uses that don’t …

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Meatless Monday — Cream Of Mushroom Soup

By Fredrica Syren: I think we all have heard of comfort food. It’s a special dish, usually something from our childhood, that makes us feel good. I find it fascinating how food can bring back good memories. My comfort food is cream of mushroom soup. When I was a little …

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Cleansing Time — Give Your Body A Break

By Aparna Khanolkar: If you want great health, vitality and strong immunity, then you must cleanse your body regularly. After all, we get oil changes and maintenance for our automobiles. Why would we not do the same for our body and mind? Let’s face it. There are numerous cleanses as …

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Know Your Food Labels – A New Bill

By Dawna Matthews: I feel lucky to live in a country with choices. I’ve lived in several parts of the world and know this is not always the case. Many countries give you just one or — if you’re lucky — two choices of a product to purchase. While I …

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Surprising Information about MSG

By Kim Robson: I, like many people, used to think that monosodium glutamate (MSG) was some horrible chemical substance to avoid. It is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally occurring non essential amino acids, the building blocks of all proteins. (Glutamates are actually important …

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Meatless Monday — Stir-Fry with Whole Wheat Noodles

By Fredrica Syren: Maybe you have made a New Year’s Resolution to eat better this year. It’s a very common resolution and, personally, I think it’s a great one. But, just because you want to eat better does not mean you have to eat flavorless, boring food. Vegetables can taste …

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Higher Demand for Organic Baby Products

By Fredrica Syren: If I had to pick one popular green trend in the last year, it would have to be growing consumer demand for sustainable baby products. According to an article on Greenbiz.com, Whole Foods Market and Gerber say they see an increased demand for green baby products. Whole …

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Is that Faux Fur Really faux?

By Kim Robson: One of the first issues early animal rights activists championed was the callous slaughter of countless animals to make fur coats and other products. We all remember images of people’s coats sprayed or splashed with “blood” – red paint. As the popularity of genuine fur has declined …

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