Tag Archives: Organic

The importance of protein

July 12, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Proteins are the most amazing group of molecules in the human body. They are made up of incredibly complex chains of smaller molecules, called amino acids. These strings of amino acids are then folded into complicated shapes to create millions of critical body components. Proteins include virtually all hormones, such […]

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Do you really know what is in those ready-to-eat lunches?

February 26, 2013

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by Cary Bailen — I  ran a day camp at a large school last summer and was shocked at what the kids brought to lunch every day — prepackaged lunches with cold cuts, cheese and cookies, and other fast foods marketed directly to kids. My experience made me aware of how powerful marketing really is. […]

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Every summer has a story

September 2, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Sometimes it is the same old story. Humid summers are not a fun time to be slaving over a hot stove and during this time, our bodies want lighter, cooler foods. This is easier to accomplish when you have plenty of no-cook recipes to fall back on, such as delicious […]

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What is the right diet for you?

August 14, 2012

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by Cary Bailen —  In a nation where obesity has become an epidemic, it is no wonder that people are more concerned than ever about health and wellness. Americans spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products. Everywhere we look there is a new diet or magic pill on the market guaranteed to […]

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Just say no to GMOs — what you need to know

April 12, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  Genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which are formulated in a laboratory where genes are taken from one species and inserted into another, in an attempt to obtain a desired characteristic or trait. Often referred to as Frankenfoods, GMOs are chemical-laden seeds that alter and disrupt […]

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Everybody eats, but do we know what?

March 20, 2012

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by Eric Herm —  As humans, we tend to forget our bond with the rest of nature’s living creatures. Despite our magical ability to drive shiny automobiles, don the latest fashions, construct extravagant cities or make full use of opposable thumbs, we are really no different than the rest of nature — we all eat, […]

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Spring greens and vegetables: The key to a healthy body

March 5, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  It is simple: placing a high priority on the quality of food we eat helps determine the degree of our wellness. Extensive media discussions have recently covered the dangers of chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in commercial agriculture. Health researchers now state, without hesitation, that there is a relationship between our […]

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Health updates: Marinating meat and genetically modified

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding reducing levels of cancer-causing chemicals in meat and the meaning of the stickers on our produce. Marinating meat in beer or wine reduces cancer-causing chemicals Marinating steak in beer or wine before cooking it dramatically reduces levels of chemicals that can cause cancer. Beer is more effective than wine […]

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Health updates: Organic groceries and tests on pesticide chemicals

February 28, 2012

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The following is new information regarding saving money on organic groceries and the EPA mandating tests on endocrine disruptors. Saving money on organic groceries According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental research firm, the fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticide residue and should be replaced with organically grown are: peaches, apples, […]

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Health update: An introduction to hexane

February 28, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the use of hexane in the food industry as an extraction solvent for soy products. Food toxins 101: An introduction to hexane At seven cents per pound, hexane, a simple hydrocarbon, is a by-product of every petroleum refinery on Earth and is currently the dominant extraction solvent for soy […]

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Health updates: Food portions and MSG

February 28, 2012

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The following is information regarding food portions and avoiding monosodium glutamate. Are U.S. food portions decadent? With soaring food prices sparking protests in many countries and more than 800 million people going hungry every day worldwide, U.S. food portions are under scrutiny. Portion sizes in the United States not only exceed those in less-developed countries […]

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Is organic really worth it?

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Organic and locally grown foods are gaining popularity, not only in Phoenix, but all over the United States. This is good news, since eating organic food is often the initial step toward better health. The ambiguity of what qualifies as organic, coupled with skepticism about the benefits versus the perceived […]

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Health updates: Loneliness and veggie burgers

February 26, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the affects of loneliness on blood pressure, plus veggie burgers to avoid. The physical toll of loneliness Loneliness does not just affect your mind; it can also cause problems with your blood pressure. Researchers surveyed 230 people aged 50 to 68. They were asked to rate their feelings about […]

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