Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Arsenic in Our Drinking Water

Jim Wilson/The New York TimesElementary school students in Seville, Calif., take a water break. Drinking water in many parts of California’s Central Valley is contaminated with arsenic. The baby with the runny nose, the infant with a stubborn cough — … Continue reading

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Food Expired? Here’s What’s Still OK to Chow Down On

What’s the real expiration date? (photo: Getty Images)When Doug Rauch, the former president of grocery chain Trader Joe’s, announced earlier this week that he is planning on opening a discount store that carries expired food, the big question many responded with … Continue reading

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The Honey Launderers: Uncovering the Largest Food Fraud in U.S. History

Magnus von Buddenbrock and Stefanie Giesselbach arrived in Chicago in 2006 full of hope. He was 30, she was 28, and they had both won their first overseas assignments at ALW Food Group, a family-owned food-trading company based in Hamburg. … Continue reading

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6 Habits of the Leanest Americans

If you’re searching for a fitness role model, you might want to skip the Hollywood Hills and look to the everyday Americans residing in the Rocky Mountains, instead. Colorado has remained the leanest state in the country for the past … Continue reading

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8 Dinner Foods to Eat for Breakfast

Hummus for breakfast? Why not?If you’ve ever had breakfast for dinner–pancakes, waffles, even scrambled eggs–you know what fun it can be to swap a meal. Why not try it the other way around?  “Many cultures eat what Americans view as … Continue reading

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Put an Egg on It! 2 Hearty and Tasty Breakfast Recipes

Put an Egg on It! 2 Hearty and Tasty Breakfast Recipes As anyone who has read my past blog posts (“Eggs or Cereal – Which Is a Better Breakfast for Weight Loss?“ ”Should I Be Eating Egg Yolks Every Day?” and … Continue reading

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Upgrade your hydration Boost your athletic performance with alkaline water

Unless your tap needs a clean, your water is probably as good as it’s going to get. But if you opt for alkaline water, it increases the pH level of your blood and improves hydration. In this study, mineral-enhanced H20 … Continue reading

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Best Workout for Couples

Shaping up with a sweetie will give your body and sex life a boost. “Exercise gets your blood pumping and endorphins flowing, working as a natural aphrodisiac,” says Laura Berman, Ph.D., a sex therapist and the author of The Passion … Continue reading

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Green Coffee Beans: Does This “Miracle” Weight Loss Remedy Really Work?

Green tea has been touted for all kinds of health benefits, including weight loss, but lately we’ve been hearing about a different green: green coffee beans.  The talk about green coffee beans, or green coffee extract, exploded last year when Dr. Oz … Continue reading

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Fake Foods You Are Eating

“Everything in moderation” is usually pretty sound advice, but let’s face it: Some things you should just not put in your mouth. From artificial flavors and colors to words you’d need an advanced degree in chemistry to pronounce, there are … Continue reading

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