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In (not-so-long-ago) days past, many families kept a little herb garden--even if it was in a windowbox. The herbs were good for cooking but also for first aid and healing of various physical woes. You had what you needed growing fresh at your home, ready for the picking. The need is no less now. You [...]

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Soy became somewhat of a fad starting in the late '70s. With the alarming rise in the numbers of people manifesting wheat sensitivities, soy was a versatile, prolific, and inexpensive substitute. The promoters of soy as a staple missed a few important facts about soy, however, that are now becoming apparent in the development of [...]

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It's a bizarre, circuitous story. The best kind. Several years ago, a researcher working on the development of cancer drug cetuximab found that several people in his clinical trials were experiencing allergic reactions to the medication. He approached the Director of the University of Virginia School of Medicine's allergy division Thomas Platts-Mills to help him [...]

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I imagine this one will be all over the news today, and superficially I can certainly see why - a new study reportedly proves that if you lose weight fast or slow, 3 years later, regardless of the speed you lost your weight, you'll have gained back the same amount. This of course flies in [...]

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Parents in South Africa spoke, and Nestlè listened. In 2013, the African Center for Biosafety found that Nestlè's Cerelac Honey contained 77.65% genetically-modified (GM) corn. When consumers learned this, they petitioned Nestlè to remove all GM ingredients from its baby foods: "it took consumer preferences into consideration and therefore all its infant cereals in South [...]

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Turmeric is one of the most-studied spices, the subject of over 7000 different pieces of research published by the National Institutes of Health.[1] There is very good reason for this: used by ancient cultures as far back as recorded history goes, scientists wanted to know why it does what it does and all the different [...]

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Your health is on a continuum. On one end you have optimal health, and on the other, you have chronic illness. Your adrenal health works in the same way. You can be one step away from healthy and functioning, or you can have full-blown Addison’s disease, also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency. This creates a [...]

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Before the advent of modern medicine, people used herbs and spices to effectively treat everything from colds to cancer. What worked then still works. Pharmaceuticals can sometimes treat symptoms but never cure the problem and often have serious side effects. Working with Nature--of which your body is a part--can assist your body in healing itself. [...]

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Some people are so intensely allergic to peanuts that the smell from someone else's breath can cause a reaction--sometimes a life-threatening one. People who suffer from this and other allergies must be constantly vigilant about every substance with which they come into contact, whether through touch, inhalation, or ingestion. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection [...]

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