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Flexitarian Lifestyle

Flexitarian Lifestyle

What’s the best way to eat healthier? Paleolithic, Pollotarian, Pescatarian, Vegetarian, Vegan…some of these are legitimate lifestyle choices and others are simply fads. Every year it seems that at least one new dietary fad storms into the marketplace. Many of the...

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Taking a Bite Out of Climate Change

Taking a Bite Out of Climate Change

“Ignore the effects of animal agriculture on climate change at your own peril.” Dr. Sailesh Rao, Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers. Three of the hottest years in our planet’s history have occurred since 2016. That’s happening because greenhouse gas...

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Gluten on Trial…Guilty or Innocent?

Gluten on Trial…Guilty or Innocent?

Is gluten, which is simply a protein that comes from wheat and wheat related products, really a problem? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” for about 2% of the world’s population, About 2% of the world population actually suffers from a serious gluten allergy called...

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Carbohydrates – Love them or Hate Them?

Carbohydrates – Love them or Hate Them?

Carbohydrates have taken a real beating over the past 30 years. Any number of fad diets have called out carbs as the enemy. People have made millions writing books on the evils of carbohydrates keening cautionary gems like “avoid all white foods.” However,...

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Protein the Misunderstood Nutrient

Protein the Misunderstood Nutrient

Most of us probably understand that protein is an essential building block for muscles, tendons, organs, and skin, as well as enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and various molecules that serve many important functions in our bodies. Yup! Protein is important. And...

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Fat Facts: Things You Should Know

Fat Facts: Things You Should Know

The western world has been obsessed with fat-free and low fat diets for decades, yet 2/3 of us are overweight or obese. So what should we know about fat in our diet? Why do we refer to fats in the plural? Are some better than others? An article from The Cleveland...

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