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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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You may not have realized it, but if you have ever eaten spirulina, you were eating algae. Yes, that stuff that people with chlorinated swimming pools dread. Or that on occasion causes massive ocean hypoxic (dead) zones also known as red tide. Spirulina is a particular type of cyanobacteria (blue-green) algae. In reality, the color …

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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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Almost any time an ancient superfood is discovered in some far flung part of the world, high atop a mountain or in some hidden valley or vale, soon the media will be abuzz with all the benefits which always seem to border on the magical. Maca is no exception! Big Macs, Peruvian Style If you love …

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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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Stainless steel is a common and popular choice in cookware today. It is also erroneously assumed to be completely safe and without health risk by most who use it. Like cast iron pans and aluminum bakeware, however, there is a way to use stainless steel cookware safely and a way to use it foolishly. Do not …