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Martha Bakes For The Overweight And Obese

By: | Comments Off on Martha Bakes For The Overweight And Obese | On: September 18, 2015 | Category : General Information

Martha Stuart is one of the most successful and influential women in the United States. She has instructed and inspired millions of women, and has produced several cooking shows for public television. In the summer of 2015 my local public broadcasting station (PBS) aired Martha Bakes in its Saturday afternoon cooking line-up. The promo ads looked... more

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Good Bye Gluten, Hello Arsenic

By: | Comments Off on Good Bye Gluten, Hello Arsenic | On: September 17, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, General Information

Gluten-Free Diet Cover

Gluten-Free has become the darling of the processed food industry. Sales for 2014 are expected to exceed $7 billion dollars in the United States. Over 60 percent of Americans believe they will feel better and reduce their risks of mental and physical diseases by eating a gluten-free diet. The irony... more

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Top 10 Sources Of Sodium In The United States

By: | Comments Off on Top 10 Sources Of Sodium In The United States | On: September 17, 2015 | Category : Caveat Emptor, Diet, Dieting, Foods To Avoid, General Information, Sodium

U.S. and some foreign food manufacturers provide American consumers with thousands of high sodium foods. One restaurant meal can provide two or more days worth of sodium. There is no shortage of sodium in the American diet. Most people love salt. Salt is 40 percent sodium. There are other sources... more

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10 Easy Ways To Cut Calories

By: | Comments Off on 10 Easy Ways To Cut Calories | On: August 12, 2015 | Category : Cutting Calories, General Information

More and more doctor, dietitians, and nutritionists are taking the position that eliminating certain foods from your diet to lose weight does not work. The key is not eliminating foods. It is modifying your diet by reducing your daily calories to number needing to maintain your ideal or desired weight.... more

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Commercial vs Homemade Chocolate Muffins

By: | Comments Off on Commercial vs Homemade Chocolate Muffins | On: June 9, 2015 | Category : 700 Kcal Meals, General Information, Homemade vs. Commercial Foods

Commercial vs. Cocolate Muffin

Commercially prepared muffins are convenient and usually taste very good. They can also seem like a bargain compared to the time and effort required to bake up a batch of muffins which actually takes every little time or effort compared to cakes, pies, and cookies. Like buying any prepared foods, there... more

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How To Check Your Blood Pressure At Home

By: | Comments Off on How To Check Your Blood Pressure At Home | On: June 4, 2015 | Category : General Information

If you have high blood pressure or are concerned about high blood pressure due to family history, a simple way to keep it under control is by monitoring your blood pressure at home. Accurate, affordable, easy to use home blood pressure monitors are available at drug stores, warehouse stores, and... more

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New Blood Pressure Rules

By: | Comments Off on New Blood Pressure Rules | On: June 4, 2015 | Category : General Information

You may have heard Dr. Oz, other celebrity doctors, or even your own doctor preaching about maintaining your systolic blood pressure (pressure when your heart contracts) below 115 milliliters of mercury and diastolic pressure (pressure between heart beast) below 70 ml mg. These pressures are fantastic if you can maintain... more

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Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Blue Bell Creameries Products

By: | Comments Off on Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Blue Bell Creameries Products | On: May 24, 2015 | Category : food safety, General Information

Blue Bell Alert

Here we go again. Another major recall this time by Blue Bell Creameries of its products due to listeriosis contamination. You can read all about it at the links provided below. Link to Center for Disease Control and Prevention post. Link to Food and Drug Administration page.   more

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7 Heart Health Myths

By: | Comments Off on 7 Heart Health Myths | On: May 22, 2015 | Category : General Information

Heart disease continues to be the number one cause of death in the United States. Most of the deaths are preventable by diet and exercise. Diet means low saturated fat and minimally processed foods not dietary supplements. Here are seven heart health myths: 1. Taking Choline and Lecithin Supplements Choline and... more

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Popcorn Is A Whole Grain Snack

By: | Comments Off on Popcorn Is A Whole Grain Snack | On: May 20, 2015 | Category : General Information

Homemade Popcorn

Because corn is found in the supermarket produce section, many people believe corn is a vegetable when, in fact, it is a grain like, wheat, rice, barley, and quinoa. Corn is a versatile grain. It is ground into flour, processed for its oil high in polyunsaturated fat, used to make... more

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