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Consumers waste billions on gluten free food

From Time Magazine: A new survey from market research firm the NPD Group finds that America is cutting gluten out of its diet in a big way. Just under one-third of 1,000 respondents agreed with the statement: “I’m trying to … Continue reading

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91 year old marathoner

What keeps him going? Plants, of course. Runner’s World reports that Mike Freemont, a 91 year old marathoner finished the Knoxville Half Marathon in only 3:04. That’s fantastic! The hills were horrendous, Fremont says, but he felt fine throughout the … Continue reading

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In US dementia more costly than heart disease or cancer

WebMD has a sobering report detailing a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. It seems that in the USA, medical bills resulting from dementia are higher than those from heart disease or cancer. Here are the numbers … Continue reading

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4,000 year old noodles

From National Geographic: Who invented noodles? The Asians or Italians? It appears as though the Asians have a leg up in this competition because archaeologists have unearth noodles that are 4,000 years old in China. The beautifully preserved, long, thin … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola’s Fruitwater contains no fruit

People are drinking less pop/soda so of course the cola companies are coming up with alternatives. Yesterday, soda giant Coca-Cola confirmed it’s launching a new line called Fruitwater. Just don’t look for any real fruit in the dazzling, bubbly drinks. … Continue reading

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Is the paleo diet baloney?

I’m noticing a wave of unfortunate news concerning the paleo diet lately. The latest news comes from Jill Richardson, author and ” founder of the blog La Vida Locavore and a member of the Organic Consumers Association policy advisory board” … Continue reading

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“Only one in 1,000 is “heart healthy”

Sobering, sobering, sobering. Ugh. Heart disease is rampant. Living with a heart attack survivor has forever changed my view of what “heart healthy” constitutes. I thought we lived a heart healthy lifestyle before the heart attack, but WOW is life … Continue reading

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Proof it’s never too late to get healthy

Ray Clark was 98 when his wife died. Then he lost his daughter. When he got bored staying at home alone, he decided to do something. He went to the gym. That was more than three years ago, when Clark … Continue reading

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Do you know what you’re eating?

Chances are, you don’t. Rhode Island Rep. Joseph McNamara is currently trying to pass legislation that would make fried squid the official state appetizer. Since Rhode Island is the squid capital of the world – hey, they have to be … Continue reading

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This is a very thought provoking video…

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