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Smart Snacks!

Lilia Smelkova, Food Day (10/24/2014) Campaign Manager, is reporting school lunches are improving! “This is due to the groundbreaking Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which set nutrition and health standards for school food.”
Check out the new UDSA Smart Snacks guidelines too!

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Extensive Study casts doubt on value of mammography

Lisa Says: the article this week in the NY Times about this extensive mammogram study’s results gives us more information to make a truly educated decision on how we choose to manage our health. Without intimidation or propganda. Enjoy the Article:
Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms
by GINA KOLATA Feb. 11, 2014 New York [...]

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Baby Carrots can be harmful?

Lisa Says:  This was a compelling article from WorldTruth.TV forwarded by Dr. Kim Balas, NP. When the carrots are given a chlorine bath, it doesn’t have to be listed because it’s part of manufaturing and not considerend an ingredient.  Read on…
Why Baby Carrots Are Killing You  
Source:  Angela Garrison    thealternativedaily
What could I possibly have against these [...]

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The Health Toll of Immigration

Lisa Says: Sabrina Tavernise’s NY Times article detailing how those immigrating to the US adopt poor health habits and carve years off their lives, their children’s lives.  Once again, this reveals health is fundamentally about life style not genetics.  Lifestyle drives genetic expression, for health or disease, as Dr. Ornish’s research has shown.  Enjoy the [...]

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Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

Lisa Says: This article was published last year in Psychology Today and offers compelling information as to the wildly different rates of ADHD from America (9%) to France (0.5%), and the different approaches used.  Food for thought.
Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD
French children don’t need medications to control their behavior. Published on March 8, 2012 by [...]

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Diet’s Role In Lowering Risk of Repeat Heart Attacks

Lisa Says: good article from the Wall Street Journal showing yet more research showing for those already diagnosed with heart disease a diet with “the highest intakes of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and a higher intake of fish relative to meat poultry and eggs—were 35% less likely to die from a repeat heart attack [...]

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A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

Lisa Says:  Really clear article from Princeton on their research of High Fructose Corn Syrup, how it differs from other forms of sugar, and how it affects the body differently.  Enjoy.
A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain
Posted March 22, 2010; 10:00 a.m.by Hilary Parker
 
A Princeton University research [...]

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Breastfeeding: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Lisa Says:   Good info on the amazing benefits of breast feeding over formula for both baby and mom, then touches on what to do if issues occur or when it may not be advisable.  Enjoy the article:
Breastfeeding: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
What Is Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding, also called nursing, can be an easy and [...]

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Artificial sweeteners: sugar-free, but at what cost?

Lisa Says: Comprehensive article from Harvard Medical School on multiple concerns with chemical or artifical sweeteners.  One part quite compelling was not just concern over safety, but, “daily consumption of diet drinks was associated with a 36% greater risk for metabolic syndrome and a 67% increased risk for type 2 diabetes. Aren’t these diseases that [...]

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How to Store Produce Without Plastic

Lisa Says:  Great tips from Berkely’s Farmers Market on how to extend the life of your produce safely.
Here are storage tips from the Berkeley Farmers Market. Take a look at these ideas for creative and waste-free ways to extend the life of your produce, in and out of the refrigerator.

Asparagus—Place the upright stalks loosely in an [...]

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