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Benefits of Organic Food: What Research Tells Us

Organic foods are widely available in supermarkets as well as specialty health food stores and farmer’s markets. People purchase organic fruits, vegetables, grains, and meats for a variety of reasons—among them the perceived benefits of organic food. Some studies suggest that organic produce and meat contain higher levels of nutrients … Read More

6 Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Few fruits are as versatile as the tomato—we use them to top salads and in sandwiches, they’re the base of ketchup, barbecue sauce, and other popular condiments, and they add both a sweet and savory flavor to soups, stews, gravies, and sauces. Southern Italian cuisine wouldn’t be the same without … Read More

Eat Strawberries to Lower Cholesterol Naturally

When it comes to cholesterol-reducing foods, many people think of garlic, salmon, or fresh vegetables; however, research increasingly shows that strawberries rank among the world’s healthiest snacks because of its ability to lower cholesterol naturally.

A study published in the medical journal Metabolism reports that strawberries work to … Read More

Ehrlichiosis: Another Tick-Borne Disease on the Rise

What is ehrlichiosis? It's a bacterial disease of the white blood cells. Spread by ticks, ehrlichiosis affects all mammals, including people. Two bacteria in particular are known to cause the disease—Ehrlichia chaffeensis and Ehrlichia ewingii. A third, Ehrlichia muris, is being evaluated as another cause. According to the U.S. National … Read More

U.S. Food Waste is High

Americans toss away almost 150,000 tons of food a day, about 30 percent of what the average person eats daily, researchers say. Of the 22 food groups studied between 2007 and 2014, fruits, vegetables, and mixed fruit and vegetable dishes were wasted most (39 percent of total waste), followed by … Read More

Farmed Salmon: Everything You Need to Know

Chances are that whenever you read a magazine or website article about healthy eating plans, it will include a recommendation to eat more fish. Nutritional guidelines urge us to consume at least two to three servings of fish per week. Fatty fish is particularly … Read More

Mold Exposure Treatment

In our post "Mold Exposure Symptoms and Treatment", you learned that living or working in water-damaged homes or buildings can lead to a wide variety of mold exposure symptoms ranging from allergies and fatigue to more severe diseases. You were introduced to the concept … Read More

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