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Numbers never lie

48 million people contract foodborne illness per year in our country  Not to mention…. 1.1 billion people are overweight, 312 million people are obese, 197 million people have diabetes, 18...

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Protein Anxiety

“The average American actually consumes too much protein, according to the CDC, with most people getting nearly double the amount they actually need. And more isn’t better. When protein comes...

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Dr. Neal Barnard: The Cheese Trap

The average American eats more than 33 lbs / 65,000 calories worth of cheese per year. To augment that, Dr. Barnard shares how cheese consumption has increased over time (3.8 lb/year/person...

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Calorie Density & The Pleasure Trap

Animation from the movie Forks Over Knives that explains how we become addicted to foods that are high in macronutrients and low in micronutrients.  

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What does wellness mean?

“Health isn’t the absence of disease. It’s a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing.” One of the best podcasts I’ve listened to this year. If you...

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Cancer Dog

“Americans eat 20 billion hot dogs a year but 43 percent of us are too scared to find out what’s in them.” Hot dogs are a Class 1 Carcinogen (sufficient...

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Decisions…

Is that decision you make today because that is what you truly desire or because your preferences have evolved to make that choice more desirable? Food for thought…Se https://ofdollarsanddata.com/be-careful-what-you-choose/

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Should I buy organic?

EWG’s 2018 guide to pesticides in produce is out now. You can download it here: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/index.php?utm_source=201804FNRelease2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201804FNRelease2 Environmental Working Group‘s analysis found pesticide residues on nearly 70% of conventional produce. These pesticides...