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The Benefits of Aloe Vera

By Kim Robson: Aloe Vera is the common name for dozens of plant species in the genus Aloe. It’s been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years in Greek, Egyptian and Roman cultures, and is cultivated around the world. It’s used in Ayurvedic medicine, and there are records of …

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Magnesium for Overall Good Health

By Larraine Roulston: When it comes to supplements, iron, calcium, and vitamins C and D are the nutrients that readily come to mind for most of us. However, keeping magnesium, an essential mineral for overall well-being, on your list of dietary needs is just as critical. The intake of magnesium is …

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Thank You, Antibiotics, for Cheap Meat…and Superbugs

By Fredrica Syren: In a world where consumers want more for less money, it’s no wonder that businesses and producers feel that the way to make more money is by taking short cuts. The meat, egg, chicken and fish industries are no different: in their quest to produce more volume …

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Nutella Is Made with Palm Oil

By Kim Robson: Palm oil is extracted from the fruits and kernels of palm plants, and is a highly valued vegetable fat in food production because it makes things easy to spread. It’s used worldwide in baked goods, snack foods, frozen foods, and candy (usually as a vegetable oil); and …

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Benefits of Soaking Rice

By Larraine Roulston : New studies have revealed that arsenic from industrial toxins and pesticides found in soil will contaminate rice. Researchers from UK’s Queen’s University Belfast found that soaking rice overnight will significantly reduce the level of the toxins. Researcher Andy Meharg demonstrated that by boiling rice with five parts water to one part …

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Alternatives to Bottled Water & Soda

By Larraine Roulston : A jaw dropping moment for me was hearing, “Buy Bottled Water.”What!! Why would anyone want to pay extra to drink water that has been stored in plastic? Clean drinking water is a human right with governments being held accountable to keep it that way. With very few exceptions, municipal tap …

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New Changes to Sell-By Dates on Packaged Food

By Fredrica Syren: Some much needed changes are coming to packaged foods sold in grocery stores. Two major influential trade groups in the food industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, are lobbying for changes to 10 different food labels that include “sell by” to “use by,” …

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The Skinny on Alternative Sugars

By Kim Robson: With the FDA’s recent recommendation that no more than 10 percent of our daily calories come from added sugar, those of us with a sweet tooth are always looking for good but healthy sugar substitutes. Let’s break down the facts. First, as we discuss alternatives to refined white sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), you’ll see …

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