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Our Complicated Relationship with Food

Joan Bender on Why Foods Matters by Martin Miron Joan Bender, owner of Food & Mood Coaching LLC, in Delmar, is a certified health coach, licensed mental health counselor and author of the children’s book The Great Veggie Monster Mystery. She helps people to eat healthier and more mindfully, and …

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Locavore Lingo

What All the Food Labels Really Mean by Judith Fertig Locally grown foods are more likely to have been bred for flavor and nutrition than durability and a long shelf life, says Emily Akins, outreach director for the Kansas City Food Circle, a cooperative that links residents with farmers that …

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Farm-to-Hospital

On-Site Farms Grow Organics for Patients by Judith Fertig Most people would agree with the results of a 2011 study by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: Typical hospital food is full of the dietary fat, sodium, calories, cholesterol and sugar that contribute to the medical problems that land …

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Taste the Rainbow

Expand Your Palate with New Colorful Veggies by Judith Fertig Americans’ vegetable habits are in a rut. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 50 percent of the vegetables and legumes available in this country in 2013 were either tomatoes or potatoes. Lettuce came in third, according to new …

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Seven Power Foods

Boost Energy, Lose Weight by Judith Fertig To say that Brendan Brazier, a former professional triathlete from Vancouver, Canada, has energy to spare is an understatement. Brazier has turned his vegan Ironman success into a triptych of bestselling books: Thrive, Thrive Fitness and his new cookbook, Thrive Foods: 200 Plant-Based …

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Sweetly Vegan

No-Bake Holiday Treats Worth Celebrating by Judith Fertig “Visions of sugar plums” have been part of holiday mindsets since Clement Moore’s classic 19th-century poem commonly known as ’Twas the Night Before Christmas. We love to give and receive special treats and our tastes are evolving. Instead of yesteryear’s sugary bonbons …

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The New Healthy Cuisine

Good-to-Go Eats by Judith Fertig Katie Newell, a blogging Kansas City mother of two who fights inflammation from several autoimmune diseases, is rigorous about the fresh, unprocessed food she buys. After noticing adverse symptoms after dining at a restaurant, Newell initially thought that eating out was no longer an option …

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Optimal Health Begins in the Gut

by Sarah Stout Leaky gut syndrome, or intestinal permeability, is a condition that is not commonly recognized by conventional practitioners. It is, however, gaining attention in the medical community due to the increase in studies suggesting it is a real condition, in which the lining of the intestines becomes inflamed …

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