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My approach to food shopping with my children is essentially to let them put anything in the cart as long as it’s healthy. The positive side of this approach is that it encourages creativity and trying new and unusual foods. It also focuses the attention on saying “yes” to nutritious foods instead of a repetitive …

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Our family has owned a small flock of backyard chickens for almost three years. While I by no means consider myself a chicken expert, I have definitely learned a few things during that time, particularly when it comes to healing a sick chicken. In my experience, when a chicken gets ill, you’d better take action …

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If you’ve been eating Subway chicken sandwiches thinking they are a healthier choice than fast food, you might want to rethink that strategy. An investigation by CBC Marketplace has revealed that the chain’s “oven roasted chicken” is actually only 53.6% chicken. The chicken strips tested even worse with only 42.8% actual chicken. What’s most of the …

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One of the most common questions I receive about our intelliBED mattress (we have 4 of them … soon to be 5!) is actually not about the bed at all … it’s about the intelliPILLOW! I’m guessing the reason is because Federal law prohibits the return of pillows, although the intelliBED itself offers a 60 day money …

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One of the biggest problems with rice milk as a milk substitute is that it is basically a glassful of carbs. There is little to no redeeming nutritional value including a hugely imbalanced macronutrient profile. This means that there is no fat and little protein to balance out the high carbohydrate content. For this reason, commercial …

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My recent monthly newsletter which discussed our family’s near infrared sauna from SaunaSpace generated dozens of excited emails into my inbox. Apparently, many people are considering an infrared sauna for themselves to reap the myriad of health benefits bestowed by this traditional therapy. Most of the questions I received in response indicated some confusion over the …

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I remember very vividly the first (and second) times I used swaddling to help my firstborn take naps during the day. He was a few months old at the time, and while he slept very well at night (usually straight through), during the day was another story. Wide awake at 6 am, he hardly nodded …