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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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Healthy Vending Machines — Healthy Food Making Its Way to Work

By Emma Grace: In the U.S., there is a growing awareness about healthful eating that leaves many people in a tight situation: sometimes, there simply isn’t any alternative to the standard packaged, processed and fast food. People often are left to fend for themselves, and pack their own meals and …

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The Spice of Life: Antioxidant Herbs and Spices

By Dawna Matthews: Ways to improve your health and well-being are always in the news. One of the simplest ways to improve both is through nutrition. There are several buzzworthy health and nutrition topics, but one of the most talked about today is antioxidants and why we need these nutrients. …

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Arsenic and Rice — The Poisonous Truth

By Fredrica Syren: Rice is a staple crop and the dietary foundation for many of the world’s population. I for one love rice. No wonder it is so popular: it’s an excellent source of energy, is packed with vitamins and minerals, and provides an excellent source of vitamin E, B …

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