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Times are a-changin’ my friends. Just days ago, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia signed SB 387 into law, which legalizes raw milk for human consumption. Yes, West Virginia! The state with the most draconian, anti-raw milk laws in the entire United States! The controversial legislation, which provides for legal access via herdshare agreements, …

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Buying the healthiest milk for your family can seem like a daunting process with so many choices on the shelves of supermarkets and healthfood stores. Not all milk is created equal, and there are definitely easy ways to identify which jug to grab so that you get the best quality to support your family’s health …

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Edamame can be found in some form or fashion on nearly every aisle of healthfood stores these days. Dry roasted, raw, steamed/chilled, or fresh edamame pods are featured in a variety of packages enticing shoppers into thinking this pleasant looking, sweet tasting bean can help them reach their health goals. Even supermarkets and warehouses like …

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The only way food manufacturers are able to get away with their food labeling tricks of today is because the vast majority of consumers are so incredibly out of touch with their food, where it comes from, and how it is produced. One of the most outrageous food labeling tricks today? The scam of labeling …

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Writing prescriptions is arguably one of the most common tasks that a medical doctor performs on any given day. In 2011 alone, over 4.2 billion prescriptions, or scripts. were written in the United States. This breaks down to 13 prescriptions per person on average in a single year with 12 of the 13 actually filled by the …

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Yacon is a species of perennial daisy native to South America. It is a close relative of the sunflower and Jerusalem artichoke and has been cultivated and consumed traditionally from Colombia to northern Argentina since pre-Incan times. Succulent, tuberlous yacon roots, not to be confused with the turnip-like legume jicama in Ecuador, have been used as …

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Yerba mate is suddenly everywhere. From the check-out aisle at Whole Foods to the tea selection at your favorite café, “mate” is taking North America by storm. A species of holly native to areas in Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and southern Brazil, Ilex paraguariensis, the Latin name for the yerba mate shrub, grows surprisingly tall to about …