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Fructose has different effect than glucose on brain regions that regulate appetite

In a study examining possible factors regarding the associations between fructose consumption and weight gain, brain magnetic resonance imaging of study participants indicated that ingestion of glucose but not fructose reduced cerebral blood flow and activity in brain regions that regulate appetite, and ingestion of glucose but not fructose produced increased ratings of satiety and fullness, according to a preliminary study published in the January 2 issue of JAMA.


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Blood sugar IS glucose, so this should not be surprising, but common sense. 

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Common sense... glucose IS blood sugar. 

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Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes - FitSugar.com

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Sometimes the mood strikes for something sweet, but even desserts loaded with healthy ingredients contain more calories than you'd like.

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Healthy and wholesome ingredients may add a few more calories but could be better for you nevertheless.

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Fast Food, Fat Profits: Obesity in America

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Obesity in America has reached a crisis point. Two out of every three Americans are overweight, one out of every three is obese. One in three are expected to have diabetes by 2050.
Minorities have been even more profoundly affected. African-Americans have a 50 per cent higher prevalence of obesity and Hispanics 25 per cent higher when compared with whites.
How did the situation get so out of hand? Josh Rushing explores the world of cheap food for Americans living at the margins.
What opportunities do people have to eat healthy? Who is responsible for food deserts and processed food in American schools?
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I disagree. Cheap/fast foods are not the culprits. We cook at home with  healthy foods, veggies, and other ingredients and it costs LESS - actually MUCH LESS - as we are slim and so healthy we haven't seen a doctor in years.

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:46 PM

I disagree. Cheap/fast foods are not the culprits. We cook at home with  healthy foods, veggies, and other ingredients and it costs LESS - actually MUCH LESS - as we are slim and so healthy we haven't seen a doctor in years.

Annette Ferri's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:29 AM

Obesity and diabetes is on the rise because of hidden toxic chemicals in food and the disgusting way things are grown and manufactured. This epidemic will continue unless people choose organic.

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I disagree again... obesity and diabetes are due to: 1) The loss of self-control; 2) Most people choosing junk food EVEN when healthy foods are around.
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Organics and Sustainability: Reflections on my New York Times Misquote

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a friend in New York City contacted me on New Year’s Eve to tell me I had been quoted in a front page story. It dealt with important questions about the sustainability of growing organic vegetables in the deserts of Mexico’s Baja peninsula.

 

 

Organics and Sustainability: Reflections on my New York Times Misquote

Posted Jan 24, 2012 by Michael Bomford

The phone rang as I was tying up loose ends for my last day in the office before Christmas. New York Times reporter Elisabeth Rosenthal wanted my thoughts on the sustainability of organic agriculture… a subject that I think about a lot. I gave her my cell phone number and asked her to call back.

She called again Saturday afternoon, as my kids and I returned home from Christmas shopping. I plunked them in front of a video and put her on speaker phone so that I could peel butternut squash for a solstice potluck that evening. We talked for a half hour or so, and she said she’d let me know when her story would run.

I didn’t hear back from her, but a friend in New York City contacted me on New Year’s Eve to tell me I had been quoted in a front page story. It dealt with important questions about the sustainability of growing organic vegetables in the deserts of Mexico’s Baja peninsula. Apparently it had legs. It was the most e-mailed story in the paper for much of the first week of 2012. It contained some of the ideas that I had discussed as I peeled squash, but only one direct quote from me. My heart sank as I read it:

Organic agriculture used to be sustainable agriculture, but now that is not always the case.

That’s not what I had said. It wasn’t even a statement I could agree with. Yet there it was, immortalized in America’s newspaper of record with my name attached to it.

I immediately fired off the following letter to the editor, which has not been published:

I disagree with the statement attributed to me that “organic agriculture used to be sustainable.” Most organic farms remain more sustainable than their conventional counterparts. If we must import produce from Mexico we should support the farmers there that grow it organically.

US produce imports from Mexico have almost tripled since 1990, driven by growing demand for inexpensive fruit and vegetables out-of-season. Most of this supply comes from conventional farms. Sourcing more of it from organic farms will not solve the important sustainability issues Rosenthal addresses, but it makes things better, not worse.

Despite growth in demand for organic products, less than 1% of farmland in the USA or Mexico is certified organic. Organic farms tend to use energy and water more efficiently than conventional farms. They pollute less. Organic farmers are often healthier, and better able to make a decent living from small, diversified farms, such as those that dominate Mexico’s organic sector. Supporting them promotes sustainability.

I have tried to reconstruct my conversation to figure out Rosenthal could have heard me say something I don’t believe. I was trying to explain that sustainability is not a black and white issue. Scientists disagree on how best to measure it, because it incorporates a broad range of environmental, economic and social considerations. When the term was coined by the Brundtland commission in 1987 it was defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

It’s an ambitious goal, seldom truly achieved. We live in a world where almost a billion people live in hunger, even as we exhaust the reserves of fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources on which we increasingly depend. We spew carbon, pollute our groundwater with nitrogen and our surface water with phosphorus, and melt the ice at the same poles where our persistent pesticides accumulate. We are failing to meet the needs of the present, even as we compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Our current way of living is clearly unsustainable, and the food system that supports it can’t be sustained indefinitely either. This concerned Sir Albert Howard, the father of organic agriculture in the west. Seventy years ago Howard was fascinated by the fall of civilizations, which he saw as an inevitable result of unsustainable food systems. He looked to the agriculture of long persistent civilizations – like China and India – for examples of ways to feed ourselves sustainably. The “practices of the Orient” that he held up as examples were built on a foundation of small, diverse, labor-intensive farms integrating animal and crop production. Few inputs were needed because resources were recycled on the farm by composting, to build soils rich in organic matter that retained water and nutrients. “Organic farming” evolved into a shorthand description for the type of agriculture that Howard advocated. The term “sustainable agriculture” showed up years later, and often incorporated similar concepts and ideas.

For many years, organic agriculture – like sustainable agriculture – was defined by principles, rather than specific practices. In his 1981 essay, Solving for Pattern, Wendell Berry called for solutions that solve multiple problems without creating new ones. He used an organic farm as an example, saying that it

is not one that uses certain methods and substances and avoids others; it is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system; it has the integrity, the independence, and the benign dependence of an organism.

Berry concluded on a note of caution:

But we must not forget that those human solutions that we may call organic are not natural. We are talking about organic artifacts, organic only by imitation or analogy. Our ability to make such artifacts depends on virtues that are specifically human: [...] A good solution, then, must be in harmony with good character, cultural value, and moral law.

Organic agriculture,to Berry, was a human attempt at moral agriculture. And people have been known to disagree on questions of morality. While a growing cadre of farmers and eaters found inspiration in Howard, Berry, and other eloquent pioneers of organic agriculture, each had a different interpretation of what actually constituted organic farming. Money complicated things further. Growing consumer demand and premium prices for organic products motivated questionable labeling of “organic” food from farms that clearly violated organic principles. People who bought organic food weren’t always getting what they thought they were buying.

In response, organic certifiers began to emerge. They developed sets of organic standards, identifying acceptable practices based on principles, philosophy and ideals of organic agriculture. Most prohibited the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, for example. Organic certification remained voluntary, however, and different certification agencies had different standards. A person who bought a certified organic product from Kentucky could get something grown in a way that would not be allowed by certifiers in Oregon.

Beginning in 1990, the USDA began to develop a single national standard for organic agriculture. The controversial process took more than a decade, but national organic standards became legally enforceable in 2002. They dictated what methods and substances were allowed for use on organic farms, and they made organic certification mandatory.

Organic agriculture had gone from being a fuzzy concept, based on high ideals but open to dramatically different interpretations in practice, to being a clearly defined set of practices. National organic standards drew a line in the sand, transforming shades of grey into black and white, organic and not organic. A colleague of mine compares being an organic farmer to being pregnant… you either are or you aren’t. There’s no part-way about it.

Sustainable agriculture, meanwhile, remains open to all sorts of different interpretations. Systems and practices can be more or less sustainable. When somebody tells me they don’t farm organically but they farm sustainably I have to ask what they mean by that. Everybody means something different. Even when people agree on the goals of sustainability, they can disagree on how best to accomplish those goals, or measure progress toward them.

This is what I tried to explain to the New York Times reporter as I prepared my squash. Organic agriculture and sustainable agriculture are based on similar principles. They both used to be fuzzy ideas, but that is no longer the case for organic agriculture, which became more cut-and-dried with the introduction of national organic standards. Apparently she heard me say that organic agriculture used to be sustainable, but isn’t always anymore.

This bothers me, because it suggests that I think there was a golden age of sustainable organic agriculture, which is now behind us. The New York Times story uses me to bolster its thesis that growth of the organic sector is compromising sustainability. In fact, I think it’s the other way around: Each farm that transitions to organic agriculture makes our food system a little more sustainable. Choosing an organic product over a similar conventional product is a vote for sustainability.

The New York Times article deals specifically with the problem of aquifer depletion beneath the deserts of Mexico’s Baja peninsula. Conventional agriculture is responsible for most freshwater use globally, and must shoulder much of the blame for the fact that aquifers the world over are being drained faster than they are recharged. This is clearly unsustainable. It’s happening in Mexico, but it’s also happening in California, the Midwestern US, India, China, and the Middle East. Just about every country growing irrigated grain is depleting aquifers to do it.

Groundwater depletion in the regions of the U.S.A., Europe, China and India and the Middle East for the year 2000 (mm/year; clockwise from top‐left). From Wada et al., 2010 (Click image to go to source).

Since some of the farms in the Baja Peninsula are organic, the problem is presented as an example of growth in the organic sector promoting unsustainable practices. Ironically, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization recently released a report called Sustainable Options for Addressing Land and Water Problems that identifies organic farming as part of the solution to such problems. Organic standards don’t regulate irrigation methods or acceptable water sources, but they do promote practices that improve water use efficiency, build soils that retain water, and reduce pollution of remaining water resources. The Mexican organic vegetable farms highlighted in the article happen to use trickle irrigation, which uses up to 75% less water than sprinkler or flood irrigation systems. They aren’t required to do so by organic standards, but the fact that the farmers can fetch a premium for their organic produce may have allowed them to invest in more sustainable technology. Michael O’Gorman, who used to manage an organic farm in Mexico, describes the irrigation practices used by organic farmers in the Baja peninsula as “some of the most inventive and advanced water saving systems in the world.”

O’Gorman offers his own perspective on the particular farms highlighted in the New York Times article:

The group doing all of Del Cabo’s production in the southern end of the peninsula is one of the oldest grower-owned organic cooperatives in the world. It is owned by the same 151 families (average acreage less than 10) that were given ownership by organic farming pioneers in the early 1980s. It was started, and remains, as a social enterprise to give Mexican farmers a dignified alternative to waiting on tables and cleaning any of the nearly 500,000 luxiorious hotel rooms that American and European tourists inhabit daily[...] In fact the reason why organics developed in this part of Mexico is because the big conventional growers had no interest in the small fields that were owned by Mexican families. Del Cabo growers are religious about organics.

Americans like tomatoes. We eat — and import — more of them every year. In 1981 the average American consumed about a pound of tomatoes each month, of which just 3 ounces were imported. Today the average American eats more than a pound and a half of tomatoes monthly, and a half pound of that is imported, mostly from Mexico. Even our American-grown tomatoes are mostly tended by farm laborers from Mexico and other Latin American countries, who often work in indentured servitude to bring us cheap fruit. The brutal environmental and social costs of America’s conventional tomato industry are detailed in Tomatoland (2011), by award-winning investigative journalist Barry Estabrook:

Fields are sprayed with more than one hundred different herbicides and pesticides. Tomatoes are picked hard and green and artificially gassed until their skins acquire a marketable hue. Modern plant breeding has tripled yields, but has also produced fruits with dramatically reduced amounts of calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, and tomatoes that have fourteen times more sodium than the tomatoes our parents enjoyed. The relentless drive for low costs has fostered a thriving modern-day slave trade in the United States.

Those who tend our crops suffer the health effects of direct exposure to herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and fumigants, whether they are in Mexico or the USA. In the 1990s a team of anthropologists led by Elizabeth Guilette studied effects of pesticides on children from farming families in the Yaqui valley and foothills of northwestern Mexico. Families in the valley used conventional farming practices with numerous pesticide applications; those in the foothills practiced traditional farming without pesticides. Children from conventional farming families in the valley had much poorer motor skills, less endurance, and worse memory than those who grew up in the foothills without pesticides. Evidence of the effects Guilette and her team observed included representative drawings by her four year-old subjects:

Representative drawings of a person by 4-year-old Yaqui children from the valley and foothills of Sonora, Mexico (Guillette, 1998. Click image to go to source). Valley children are exposed to pesticides; those in the foothills are not.

As a father of young children, I find these images heartbreaking. I want to be able to choose healthy foods for my kids without hurting other kids in the process. Thankfully, I can grow my own tomatoes, or rely on local farmers to grow tomatoes for me using low-input season extension technology, for about half the year. If I must have fresh tomatoes in January then I can choose organic to support farmers — wherever they are — who step off the pesticide treadmill. This won’t fix all of the problems of our industrial food system, but it can make it a little more sustainable.

Originally published at Organic Kentucky

 

 


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Organic farmers, in general, are much better at utilizing sustainable technologies and practices - which unfortunately price their products out of the mass markets.

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If You Are Present With Your Food, It Will Notice

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"I swear, that if you go over and you taste your pot of soup -- and you pause, and you decide if it needs more seasoning or not -- the soup notices." That's what Cynthia Lair, author, organic food evangelist and cooking instructor is really getting...

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Dob't know about Cynthia Lair... but I call this "anthropomizing" your food!

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Got diet chocolate milk?

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With milk sales going down the drain, the dairy industry wants the US to approve low-calorie sweeteners for the kid-targeted drinks.

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The size of the milk and dairy sections in supermarkets, at least in the area where I live hasn't changed in years, if at all. 

 

Adding NATURAL sugar replacers to milk and dairy products for kids could actually be a positive step to wean them off soft drinks. 

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10 Facts you should know about Aspartame and other low calorie artificial sweeteners

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Artificial sweeteners including Aspartame and Saccharine can cause weight gain, obesity, craving for sugar, increase in calorie intake, cancer, cardiovascular disease, leukemia, diabetes (RT @OrganicLiveFood: Artificial #sweetener like #aspartame ...
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Blaming almost every illness on artificial sweeteners may be convenient but misleading. As far as I'm concerned, "we've met the enemy and it's us." All the information is available to make intelligent choices. Why don't we?

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Nutrition Education vs Healthy Eating Habits | Health Goes Strong

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Nutrition education and healthy eating guidelines are only useful if we eat what we learn (Nutrition Education vs Healthy Eating Habits: Americans have received a lot more nutrition education than is e...

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Looks like the more nutrition education Americans receive the more obese they become. So what's the solution?

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Nutrition For Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD - Educational Video

The Film, "Is Your Child's Brain Starving?" Lecture on how diet can contribute to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) by Dr. Michael R. Lyon, MD....

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Should be common sense, but if one needs a doctor to explain, so be it.

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Dear American consumers: Please don’t start eating healthfully. Sincerely, the food industry

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Dear Consumers: A disturbing trend has come to our attention. You, the people, are thinking more about health, and you’re starting to do something about it. This cannot continue.


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I've developed new food products for mulinational, medium, and small food companies. They ALWAYS go with products that do best in consumer testing. Seems to me that we, as consumers, are just as much at fault.

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Clean food, clean water, and clean air: I think that those are
the biggest keys to health.

—Mollie Katzen


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Keytrend-Fit's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:34 AM

Niet te geloven - een artikel over gezonde voeding / één van grootste firma's zegt dat ze hu CEO's niet meer kunnen betalen als mensen gezond gaan eten !!!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:50 AM

LOVE THIS ONE!!!

 

From the article:

 

...Your superficial understanding of health has a great influence over your purchasing decisions, and we’re ready for it, whether you choose to go low-calorie, low-fat, gluten-free or inevitably give up and accept the fact that you can’t resist our Little Debbie snacks, potato chips and ice cream novelties.

 

Whatever the current health trend, we respond by developing and marketing new products. We can also show you how great some of our current products are and always have been.

 

For example, when things were not looking so good for fat, our friends at Welch’s were able to point out that their chewy fruit snacks were a fat free option. Low fat! Healthy! Then the tide turned against carbohydrates. Our friends in meat and dairy were happy to show that their steaks, meats and cheeses were low-carb choices. Low carbs! Healthy!

 

 

But we’re getting uneasy.

 

~  This is perfect! ~

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Glycemic index foods at breakfast can control blood sugar throughout the day

Glycemic index foods at breakfast can control blood sugar throughout the day | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar throughout the morning and after the next meal of the day, researchers say.

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Lamentably, a lot of people don't eat breakfast anymore, or at least not a real one....

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Diabetic's Guide to Glycemic Index - Health advantages news

A Diabetic's Guide to Glycemic Index. The glycemic index is a powerful tool for diabetics, but in order to use it effectively, it must be understood. Most diabetics
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Aspartame Damages The Brain at Any Dose

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Did you know that Aspartame has been proven to cause brain damage by leaving traces of Methanol in the blood? It makes you wonder why Aspartame has been approved as “safe” and is found in thousands of food products.

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Can someone point me to studies that support this claim?

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Natalia Corres's curator insight, June 20, 2013 11:38 AM

And this is why I don't use artificial sweeteners of any kind.  Sigh.  Also note that it damages your pets should they get it, too.  So keep your dogs and cats away from the candy and gum that has aspartame in it.  

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History's weirdest fad diets

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As early as the Greeks and Romans people have been dieting. But while it was largely about health and fitness back then, it's the Victorians who really kick started the fad diet.

 

"The Greek word diatia, from which our word diet derives, described a whole way of life," says Louise Foxcroft, a historian and author of Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over 2,000 Years.

 

"Dieting back then was about all-round mental and physical health. People really got a taste for fad dieting in the 19th Century. It is during this time that things tip over into dieting more for aesthetic reasons and the diet industry explodes."

 

So what are the weirdest and unhealthiest fad diets from history?


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And I thought today's fad diets were the weird and/or just plain stupid....

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 12, 2013 8:55 PM

So today's fad diets have had plenty of weird and/or just plain stupid predecessors.... 

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Healthy Desserts on a Type 2 Diabetes Diet - Type 2 Diabetes - Everyday Health

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If you're on a type 2 diabetes diet, you can still leave room for dessert. Learn tips from a diabetes educator on healthy desserts for people with diabetes.

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Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System

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As Walmart releases its fourth quarter earnings on Feb. 21, Food & Water Watch released a report analyzing the rift between Walmart’s marketing claims and the true impact the company has on the food system. Why Walmart Can’t Fix the Food System finds that Walmart’s recent high-profile initiatives to bring healthier fare to food deserts, expand healthy food offerings including local and organic food, and be environmentally sustainable are merely window dressing to divert attention away from the company’s business model, which squeezes farmers, workers and processors, and drives food production to become more consolidated and industrialized.


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May be "window dressing" now, but as the healthy food trend gathers steam it will become much more than that.

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Down to Earth: Aquaponics

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A blog about homemaking, simple living, frugality, organic gardens, home cooking, budgeting, house work, homemaking, eco green living, permaculture. (Fantastic aquaponic.


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Aquaponics and much more - home cooking tips are especially useful.

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Take Back Your Kitchen: How Cooking Can Save Your Life - Organic Connections

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Food convenience is killing us. And taking back and cooking in our own kitchens can be the cure.
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Sanity and finances too - I can attest to that!

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How Diet Soda Could Make Us Gain Weight

Subscribe for free to Dr. Greger's videos at http://bit.ly/nutritionfactsupdates DESCRIPTION: People consuming low calorie sweeteners may overcompensate by e...

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I agree!

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Real Food for Sex - Innate Wellness

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I cannot emphasize the benefits of eating whole, minimally processed real foods with healthy (and essential) fats, proteins, and carbohydrates – all of which are loaded with bioavailable and natural minerals, vitamins, ...

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Interesting to see chocolate with this article - it's not a food found in nature and truly not minimally processed. 

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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 20, 2013 4:59 PM

Eating whole, minimally processed real foods is essential for your health, not just sex drive... but if it takes sex to change your eating habits, there is nothing wrong with that!

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World poverty is shrinking rapidly, new index reveals

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UN development report uses nutrition and education as yardsticks as well as income

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Ah... not all is doom and gloom!

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Losing Weight vs. Gaining Happiness [BLOG]

Losing Weight vs. Gaining Happiness [BLOG] | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Losing weight is an activity that drives us mad; thriving to be healthy and fit is a lifestyle that lasts forever.

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A healthy lifestyle is certainly one of the cornerstones of a happy life, but not the only one....

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:21 AM

Daniel Chidiac says " ... this world is filled with appearance challenges, because we believe that feeling great starts with outward appearance. Your body should be loved for the highly technical machine it is. It deserves respect for housing the only thing that is ever permanent: your soul."

Read More:  http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/01/24/losing-weight/

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Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health - Underground Health

Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health - Underground Health | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it
Poor diets are lethal. To combat the effects of such a diet, here are six of the most alkaline-forming foods to work into your everyday meals

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I'd extend this to the whole body's PH level....

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Balance is the key — making more alkaline deposits than acid withdrawals!

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Sandi Cornez's curator insight, June 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Balance is the key for our blood's PH level in our body. Eat more alkaline forming foods that are listed in this great article. Eat less of acid producing foods.

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Are Bananas Really As Bad for You as Cookies? #Infographic

Are Bananas Really As Bad for You as Cookies? #Infographic | Go Sugar Free Now | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Sydney set out to determine which foods fill you up and keep you full.

 

The result was the satiety index — a measure of how full you feel after eating something

 

Bananas may have more nutrients but they fill you up and give you the same sugar crash as a cookie. 

 

Some foods fill you up and others leave you feeling hungry.

 

Three easy swaps to help you feel full throughout the day:

Replace breakfast cereal with all-bran for a 30% improvementReplace bananas with oranges for a 71% improvementReplace potato chips with popcorn for a 69% improvement

Learn more about the science of satiety and the glycemic index: http://bit.ly/GKTsNH

 


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Most importantly - replace sodas with water - even better: mineral water - for a 100% improvement!

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The Slow-Carb Diet: A Guide to the Low-Glycemic Index Diet

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Can you lose weight while eating pasta, bread, and cereal? Following the low-glycemic index diet may be the easiest way yet to drop pounds without feeling hungry.
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Just started on a slow-carb diet....

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