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EWG’s 2012 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™

Lisa Says: The Environmental Working Group’s 2012 Guide to Pesticides in Produce is out! It’s a great resource listing produce that average the highest, and lowest, pesticide use.  Enjoy.
EWG’s 2012 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of [...]

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Avoid sunscreens with potentially harmful ingredients, group warns

Lisa Says:  Here’s CNN’s take on the national story of the Environmental Working Group’s Annual Sunscreen (Hazard) Guide.  Finally, main stream attention to the harmful ingredients in personal care products, and info on how to truly protect our health.  Enjoy!
Avoid sunscreens with potentially harmful ingredients, group warns

By Danielle Dellorto, CNN    updated 12:07 AM EDT, Wed [...]

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The Truth about Prices at Farmers Markets

Lisa Says: Great Article from the PA Lancaster BFBL chapter’s e-newsletter: 
 The Truth about Prices at Farmers Markets
 ”You’ve probably heard that buying from farmers markets is more expensive than buying from a grocery store. We want to debunk some of these myths.  More and more research is being done that compares prices at farmers markets with those in [...]

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Sugar and kids: The toxic truth

Lisa Says:  Per CBS’s 60 Mintues Ovetime show, “This week on 60 Minutes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research coming out of some of America’s most respected institutions, which find that sugar– the way it’s being consumed by Americans today– is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this [...]

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A Workout Can Change Your DNA

Lisa Says:  Per ScienceFriday.com 03092012, “Reporting in Cell Metabolism, researchers write that when people who lead relatively sedentary lives worked out the DNA in their muscle fibers changed almost immediately. Scientists also found caffeine had the same effect on isolated rodent muscles. Study co-author Juleen Zierath discusses the DNA modifications.”
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Juleen Zierath
Professor, Clinical Integrative Physiology
Karolinska Institute
Stockholm, Sweden

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Companies Not Telling the Whole Truth About Whole Grains

Lisa Says: This story on ABC brings to light how misleading food labeling can be.  Stay informed.
Companies Not Telling the Whole Truth About Whole Grains
 

By Elisabeth Leamy 
Feb 7, 2012 7:30pm 
On Wednesday, the Center for Science in the Public Interest will petition the Food and Drug Administration to stop letting manufacturers label their foods “Whole Grain” when they [...]

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School Lunches Revamped!

Lisa Says: Proving change IS possible, Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc., Director of Nutrition Policy, Center for Science in the Public Interest was with First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released final nutrition standards for school meals.    Dr. Wootan summarizes the changes:
“These new standards are one of the most important [...]

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“South Beach Diet” guru issues “wake-up call”

Lisa Says: I saw this on CBS News and it was such common sense info, I had to post. Enjoy the video.

October 19, 2011 11:05 AM  “South Beach Diet” guru issues “wake-up call”

(CBS News) The South Beach Diet changed the way we lose weight. The original South Beach Diet was developed in 1995 [...]

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How stress can make us overeat

Lisa Says:  Good info from Harvard Medical School on the physiology of how stress hormones can influence our food cravings PLUS practical steps you can take to reduce the stress ergo the cravings.
How stress can make us overeat      
January 3, 2012      Harvard Medical School Newsletter      healthbeat@mail.health.harvard.edu
It’s been another hectic day. On impulse, you grab an [...]

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Some Lessons From Declining Childhood Obesity in New York

Lisa Says: Working with others to achieve their optimal health is our passion, and children are the priority.  Here is an encouraging article posted in The Atlantic on how specific programming CAN reclaim health.
Some Lessons From Declining Childhood Obesity in New York        
TheAtlantic.com     Dec 23 2011, 6:05 PM ET
by Marion Nestle – Marion Nestle is professor [...]

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