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The Benefits of Coconut

By Kim Robson: Coconut (Cocos nucifera) provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk and oil, and has nourished tropical populations around the world for ages. On many islands, coconut is a dietary staple; in fact, nearly a third of the world’s population depends on coconut to some degree. Aside …

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Get Cultured: Add More Fermented Foods for Your Health

By Dawna Matthews: Pickled cucumbers, sauerkraut and kombucha are all staples in my kitchen, but this was not always the case. It took some time for me to reach beyond sweet or salty flavors towards these strong smelling sour foods. I discovered that the more I ate them the more …

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Chocolate — A Superfood of the Gods

By Dawna Matthews:  Do you love chocolate but fear it’s not “good” for you? Chocolate, once known as the food of the gods, is in fact a healthy treat. It has the most health benefits when it is consumed in its most natural and raw form (cacao), but can also …

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Fighting Chronic Inflammation with Foods

By Larraine Roulston: As we age, it’s wise to check out helpful foods to reduce aches and pains in our fight against ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis. In recent years society has become more reliant on pills. For long-term sufferers, those painkillers could become addictive and eventually may have unpleasant …

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Add to Your Health — Safe Tips for Dietary Supplements

By Dawna Matthews: As children, we often were told to take our vitamins. I trusted that these little cartoon shaped vitamins were filled with goodness for me, and would make me stronger and give me more energy to play each day. As we grow older, we now are advised of …

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The Future of Our Health and Food Supply: New USDA Dietary Guidelines

By Dawna Matthews: Over the years we have heard conflicting dietary recommendations. Experts have recommended everything from fat free to no cholesterol and more. Every study seems to conflict with the other and can make healthy eating choices confusing. Most of us know that, despite all these diet trends and …

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Are Canned Veggies Bad for You?

By Kim Robson: The process of preserving fresh foodstuffs without the use of salting or drying began during the first years of the Napoleonic Wars, when the French government offered 12,000 francs in prize money to anyone who could invent a cheap and effective way to preserve large amounts of …

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Big Chain Hamburgers Aiming For Sustainable

By Kim Robson: About a year ago, McDonald’s announced it would be working with its supply chain of ranchers and packers toward its goal of purchasing sustainable beef starting in 2016. Canada is the program’s pilot country, and verified sustainable beef should be appearing in McDonald’s restaurants there sometime next …

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