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GMO or Not to GMO, (part 2)

GMO’s: The How and When        The introduction of genetically modified (GMO’s) into our food source takes place over many years but has its most invasive insertions from the late 1980’s through the early 2000’s which coincides with one of the most aggressive periods of de-regulation in US history.      It can be argued that GMO’s have been entering our food system forever and this is true in the most basic understanding but

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“GMO” or not to “GMO”??

"GMO’s" or "Genetically Modified Organisms" is struggling to reach the forefront of public awareness; time and again it seems to pop up on the news or elsewhere only to fade from our view.         The subject is quite complicated but this does not mean we should push GMO’s to the background we need to ask ourselves at least three basic questions: , why should I care, what do we need to know and  what can I do?   Let’s go into this

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“Candid Cartoons” The Power of Cancer Control!!

Being born into a world filled with so many cancers, even the healthy must fight.  Cartoons have  been enchanting our lives virtually from the day of our birth. For over 100 years cartoons have helped entertain and open our minds to the thoughts of new possibilities.  The idea of "superpowers" or even the seeming inability for a cartoon to suffer from one episode to next helps tell us there is always hope.  Today with so many advancements in

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EXTRA! EXTRA!! Brown Fat IS IN!, White Fat Is Out!!

New study completed, which showed that cool environments stimulate brown fat growth, while warm temperatures reduce brown fat in the body. published in "Journal of Diabetes" Brown Fat What Is That! Recently conducted the "ICEMAN Study"  (The Impact of Chronic Cold Exposure in Humans) — (National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Washington.) His goal was to show "plasticity," or recovery of brown fat in humans when responding to cooler temperatures.

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Weather on the Attack, and Our Bodies are Fighting Back!!

Mother Nature’s Weather plays a huge role in our lives while consistently changing, and so do our bodies by consistently changing and adjusting naturally with it. The human body is designed to adapt to all circumstances surrounding it. Your daily activeness along with the foods you eat, total exercise you get, are decisions you make personally that will determine how you feel mentally and physically day to day. Now a days it is easy to make excuses

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Does Your Blood Type Define Your Life Line!

"It was very interesting to me to find out that people with certain blood groups, non O blood groups, have a higher risk of dying of certain diseases," said the study’s lead investigator. Dr. Arash Etemadi, Epidemiologist at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. People whose blood type is A, B or AB have an increased risk of heart disease and shorter life spans than people who have type O blood, according to a new study. That doesn’t mean people

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Whole grain/wheat Bread? Whats the difference?

American Society for Nutrition (ASN) has made it clear in a report that fiber-rich whole grains lower the risks of diabetes and heart disease.  Some whole grains may do nothing to reduce disease risks. In fact, many foods legally marketed as whole grains could actually harm health. The term “whole grain” might evoke an image of a whole intact grain. That grain has a fiber-rich coating of bran surrounding a starchy endosperm and a small reproductive

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Bound by the FIBER ! . .

Fiber is the part of a plant that the body is resistant against action, what we call digestion.  The very part of the plant that is the indigestible part, helps us by acting as a binding agent or a gatherer collecting excess from our system. Fiber passes through our digestive tract helping collect everything from excess water to carcinogens and although it provides no nutrition benefits or calories, it is very needed in our daily lives keeping

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Sharpening the Tools to Fight Sickle Cell! “TEST SIMPLIFIED”

Within minutes after birth, children in the U.S. undergo a battery of tests. Thousands of children born however aren't so lucky, meaning many suffer and die from disease each year. A.J. Kumar hopes to put a halt to some of those deaths. A Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology working in the lab of George Whitesides, the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, Kumar and colleagues, including other co-authors, have developed

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The Wonderful World of Pumpkins!!

Pumpkins are members of the Cucurbit (gourd) family. The cucurbit family includes pumpkins, squash, cucumbers, luffas, watermelons and melons.Most of the plants in this family are vines, however there are a few exceptions Uses of a Pumpkin and some History Indians introduced pumpkins and squashes to the Pilgrims. Pumpkins were an important food source for the pilgrims, as they stored well. Early Native Americans roasted pumpkin strips over campfires

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