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The Sweetness in Life

By Chef Centehua Nature gifts us sweet fruits and various types of honey and nectar. For our brains to function properly, we need the sugars naturally found in food. Our bodies use the carbohydrates we eat to create glucose, a form of sugar, then uses it for energy. Our brains …

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Genetically Modified Salmon Legalized

By Fredrica Syren Due to cost, more and more of our foods are becoming genetically modified these days.  However, we really don’t know what the long-term effects of these foods are because they really have not been tested enough.  Since GMO foods do not require labels, the scary thing is …

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The Raw on Raw Milk

 By Kim Robson “Raw milk” is simply milk that has not been pasteurized, homogenized, irradiated, or frozen; neither has it been treated with additives, chemicals, or UV light. Raw milk is natural, untouched milk straight from cows, goats, or sheep, and in some countries, camels or buffalo. Pasteurization heats milk …

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Review of The Plant Cafe in San Francisco

Don’t forget about the giveaway of What to Expect When Expecting and What to Expect The First Year. All you have to do is post a comment with an explanation why you would like one of these books. This might be a great Christmas present.The giveaway ends on December 17th. By …

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The Health and Tradition of Yerba Mate

By Asha Kreiling Although I love the aroma and flavor of coffee, I stopped drinking it because it upset my stomach, gave me headaches, and made me jittery and a little bit addicted. Then I discovered yerba mate and fell in love. I like the drink primarily for its robust …

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Lawsuit Against 7UP’s Claim on Antioxidants

By Fredrica Syren Makers of popular sodas such as 7UP, Dr Pepper and Snapple have failed to enter the health food market with claims of added antioxidants after a law suit for misleading consumers was filed against them. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates food safety and …

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Legalize it–The Fight For Raw Milk

By Chef Centehua No, I’m not talking about hemp or same sex marriage. Today I am talking about a delicious and nutrient rich drink – milk. Yes, milk is now the big controversy and, like hemp and same sex marriage, raw milk has wonderful benefits to our society but remains …

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Buy Your Thanksgiving Turkey Locally

 By Fredrica Syren I will continue in the theme of birds by talking about turkeys. In most households, a turkey is the centerpiece at the Thanksgiving meal. And there may be no better time than the harvest season to make the statement that you believe in serving good quality, fresh food …

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No On Prop 37

I’m very disappointed to announce that Proposition 37 that would require genetic engineered foods to be labeled did not pass.  53.7% people voted against this important proposition compared to 46.3%.  The sad part is that the reasons to vote no are so weak compared to giving people a choice of whether …

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