Health Strategies for the Holidays

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You’ve been good at sticking to your diet and physical activity plan all year, and you have the results to show it — congratulations! Now you stare at your calendar and see all the holiday dinners and parties that are scheduled and you start to break out in a cold sweat. How are you going …

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Name that sugar

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With Halloween upon us, open season for sugar consumption begins. Though we’re free to eat whatever we want, it turns out that a steady diet of added sugars can have a devastating impact on health and wellness. The first step is always just to recognize how much sugar you’re consuming and one of the easiest …

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Ketchup – a sneaky way to promote good digestive health

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At the risk of sounding like a lyrical jingle from the Minnesota Public Radio show Prairie Home Companion, today’s blog is brought to you by ketchup. Ketchup you ask? If you’ve ever read the ingredients on any of the popular brands you know that most of them contain high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and …

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Winter Holiday Survival Tips:

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Keep up your exercise routines. Schedule exercise in your calendar. Make exercise a priority and hold yourself to it. It’s for you! No time to exercise? Try “occupational exercise!” If you have a thousand things to do before house guests arrive, make cleaning your house your workout. Cleaning involves constant motion – bending, squatting, stretching, …

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Food for the next generation

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I know that I could go on and on about healthy foods and the ways in which the industrial food system does not contribute to the health and economic welfare of people and communities. But today I want you all to hear it from someone else. Please listen to words of this 11 year old …

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All of our eggs in one of five baskets?

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As 500 million eggs are recalled, the salmonella scare underscores the way in which the U.S. food system, that values “free trade,” comparative advantage and idolizes efficiency and specialization, may not be the safest model to be trusted with our daily breakfast. In a recent Food and Water Watch statement, Assistant Director, Patty Lovera states …

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