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Canola oil remains one the most popular fats today both at the healthfood store and the supermarket. It is also hands down the preferred cooking oil in the restaurant industry. It has maintained this popularity for nearly two decades. High in beneficial omega-3 and “Mediterranean” monounsaturated fats, it appeals to those who have superficial knowledge …

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Early in the last century, Dr. Weston A. Price, “The Isaac Newton of Nutrition”, spent more than a decade of his life traveling, studying, and writing about 14 isolated, indigenous cultures from around the globe. These cultures were virtually free from chronic illness and disease. The vibrant health of these native peoples was a shocking departure …

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When I make this hearty potato soup recipe for dinner, my family is very excited. It is one of their absolute favorites, particularly when I add LOTS of bacon! I mean, baked potatoes are fantastic with bacon bits on top, right? So why not add it to potato soup too? It makes perfect sense especially …

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I wrote recently about the raspberry overload going on in our refrigerator and how we were using my favorite lassi recipe (Indian yogurt smoothie) to use them up. During that time, I also made raspberry vinaigrette. Fresh raspberries blended into a salad dressing works well as the vinegar portion very effectively preserves the berries for many …

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As a follow-up to the recent article on using stainless steel cookware safely in your kitchen endeavors, this article explores the use of the very attractive silicone molds (also spelled moulds) for baking and cooking. Silicone bakeware and kitchenware has skyrocketed in popularity due to growing consumer awareness about the health dangers of aluminum and …

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The growing threat from antibiotic resistant superbugs such as MRSA (pronounced mur-sa) started to garner blazing media headlines starting back in 2007. In 2010 alone, MRSA killed 19,000 people, sent 7 million people to the ER worldwide, and cost $8 billion in medical costs, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Since then, infections caused by …

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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 …