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Vinegar for Health – Does it Help?

            Perhaps you have heard that vinegar aids in weight loss and in lowering blood sugar.  As with many folk remedies, no one bothered to test this until 1988 when the Vinegar Institute put it to the test.  Well, that’s a red flag.  How seriously can you take an industry-funded study to sell more vinegar? […]

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Meat Substitutes

Have you noticed, meat substitutes are gaining in popularity?  While these meat substitutes go by many different names (plant-based meat, fake meat, meat analogs, mock meat, imitation meat, or vegan meat) they are all made primarily from plants, although most are made from highly refined plant parts. For many, these meat substitutes are believed to […]

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Where’s the Beef?

Perhaps you remember the 1984 Wendy’s commercial that asked, “Where’s The Beef?”  If not, and you need a good laugh, then be sure to view this thirty-four second, made for TV, classic. For those that don’t remember 1984, that was before we carried smartphones around and TV screens still curved at the edges.  Indeed, many […]

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What’s for Breakfast?

            When your blood sugar begins to fall, your body will demand food.  For some, willpower can delay fulfilling that urge.  Unfortunately, willpower only last so long when up against a relentless survival urge.  If tired or stressed, expect willpower to lose. For a woman in her premenstrual week, hormones can also magnify cravings.             […]

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How Not To Die

The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, and Reversing Our Top 15 Killers – A Book by Dr. Michael Greger             The book “How Not To Die” is a reminder that lifestyle matters.  As Dr. Michael Greger takes the reader through the 15 most likely causes of death in America, it becomes clear that something […]

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Is Natural Food Better?

            If you are a health conscious shopper it’s compelling to take a second look at products marked “natural” when choosing among otherwise similar products. If you have this inclination you are in the majority.  Consumer Reports found that over 60% of shoppers regularly look for “natural” labels when shopping. Unfortunately, the word natural has […]