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The three keys to health are real food, physical activity and sleep.
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Inuit Study Adds Twist to Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Health Story

Inuit Study Adds Twist to Omega-3 Fatty Acids’ Health Story | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
A new study found that ancestors of the Inuit evolved unique genetic adaptations for eating a diet rich in fish and whale meat.
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Fake sugars don't trick fruit fly brains - Futurity

Fake sugars don't trick fruit fly brains - Futurity | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Artificial sweeteners may be able to fool our taste buds, but a new study with fruit flies suggests they can't fool our brains.
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I drank diet Coke for a few years, in the mid-80s. Realized that I hated the taste and would rather have the sugar and deal with that. Never used any of the artificial sweeteners beyond trying once or twice because I also hated the taste of all artificial sweeteners. For that, I am thankful!

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Red Cabbage Kimchi | Garden Betty

Red Cabbage Kimchi | Garden Betty | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Red Cabbage Kimchi - Kimchi is one of those things that seems so exotic but is so ridiculously easy to make at home — and fresh, homemade kimchi is infinitely better tasting t...
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Stop Describing Your Diet as “Clean Eating”

Stop Describing Your Diet as “Clean Eating” | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
BuzzFeed unveiled “a two-week detox plan that’s actually realistic” this week, and it made me want to throw a head of broccoli at my computer screen. Not because the menu is unappealing—the pictures and recipes appear delicious, actually. Not because the idea of detoxifying your body via a diet is...
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Pickled Chard Stems

Pickled Chard Stems | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Yesterday I scored a ridiculous amount of Spring bounty at the farmer's market: asparagus and rhubarb, yes, but also ramps & fiddleheads, rainbow chard & curly kale, scallions, parsley &amp...
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Pickled Okra Recipe

Pickled Okra Recipe | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
They're crunchy, not slimy! Lightly spicy homemade pickled okra, with cider vinegar, lemon, garlic, and spices. Easy to make.
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My favorite recipe for pickled okra. :)

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Why Mediterranean diet is 'healthy'

Why Mediterranean diet is 'healthy' | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
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Researchers want to find the secret so they can make a pill. [See 4th paragraph from the end.]

Why not just encourage people to eat more greens with olive oil. Why make a pill?

 

Could it be.......profit motive? 

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7 side effects of drinking diet soda

7 side effects of drinking diet soda | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Why you need a diet drink detox--stat!
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After a few years of occasionally drinking diet Coke in the mid-80s, I stopped drinking diet beverages by 1988.  Looks like my instincts were right. Back then, it was mostly a taste choice but I also felt like sugar had to be better than chemicals. I never used sugar-free (fake) sweeteners in anything else.

I've never been a huge soda consumer, maybe 1-2 regular sodas per week in my adult years, rather than daily.  For the past few years, I may average 2-3 regular cola beverages per month and that average drops each month. Increasingly moving toward no cola or soda beverages.

It's likely that my no-diet-soda and very occasional-sugared beverage habits contribute to my excellent dental and physical health.

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The lowdown on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and celebrity wheat-bashing: In conversation with Dr Alessio Fasano

The lowdown on celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and celebrity wheat-bashing: In conversation with Dr Alessio Fasano | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
We know that almost a third of the population has a genetic predisposition to celiac disease, in that they have particular versions (DQ2 or DQ8) of a cellular receptor called the human leukocyte antigen (HLA). But why do only a fraction of those with this predisposition actually develop the disease?
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It's complicated.

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Can curry knock tendinitis off track? - Futurity

Can curry knock tendinitis off track? - Futurity | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
U. NOTTINGHAM (UK) — A derivative of a common culinary spice found in Indian curries could offer new treatment for … Continued
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away

An apple a day keeps the doctor away | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Prescribing an apple a day to all adults aged 50 and over would prevent or delay around 8,500 vascular deaths such as heart attacks and strokes every year in the UK -- similar to giving statins to everyone over 50 years who is not already taking...
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Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone

Animal Cruelty Is the Price We Pay for Cheap Meat | Rolling Stone | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Rolling Stone takes you inside the dark underbelly of factory farming in the meat industry
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When Gut Bacteria Hijacks the Brain

When Gut Bacteria Hijacks the Brain | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Some researchers believe the microbiome plays a role in regulating how people think and feel.
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Maple Syrup Will Cure Everything

Maple Syrup Will Cure Everything | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
A new study suggests maple syrup may be effective in fighting antibacterial-resistant germs. From repairing cell damage to enhancing liver function, the sugary sap may be our new kryptonite.
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Spicy Lacto-fermented Pear Chutney recipe on Food52.com

Spicy Lacto-fermented Pear Chutney recipe on Food52.com | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Here is an unusual savory chutney recipe that works well with many types of fruit. I consulted recipes for lacto-fermented fruits in two books-Wild Fermentation and Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats- before I came up with this recipe. I was honestly skeptical about this one, but it’s really quite tasty, not to mention healthy. You can make a larger batch and give small jars as gifts; it's nice served alongside winter meat or
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Spiced Pumpkin White Bean Bisque - The Fig Tree

Spiced Pumpkin White Bean Bisque - The Fig Tree | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Winter is definitely starting to make itself known here on the prairies. Over the past few days, it’s been snowing on and off and it has been quite blustery. So, on Friday, Jesse and I decided to forgo our usual date night out and cuddle up and stay warm at home. We made this delicious soup together and proceeded to have a Breaking Bad marathon. We are a little late to the game – but we powered through seasons one and two this week. So good! I cannot wait to get through the remaining four season
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Making Pickled Peppers at Home

Making Pickled Peppers at Home | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Pickled peppers and mixed vegetable-pepper home canned products are commonly prepared by many Colorado households. These products also have been implicated in botulism deaths due to the use of untested recipes, under-acidified products, addition of too much oil, or lack of processing.
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Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food

Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Researchers asked if one diet could be crowned best in terms of health outcomes. If diet is a set of rigid principles, the answer is a decisive no. In terms of broader guidelines, it's a decisive yes.
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School Lunches and the Food Industry

School Lunches and the Food Industry | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
A cozy alliance between processed food makers and companies that serve school lunches is making students fat and sick.
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15 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Avocados

15 Amazing Health Benefits of Eating Avocados | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Many of us do not have to be “sold” on the benefits of avocados—their silky texture and versatile flavor make them hard not to love. But when studies show that avocado-eaters are healthier overall than their counterparts, we feel justified in our love-affair with the green fruit. And the research may even convince some non-avocado-eaters…
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In the Beeyard: Final Winter Preparations - Homesteading and Livestock - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

In the Beeyard: Final Winter Preparations - Homesteading and Livestock - MOTHER EARTH NEWS | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
Jennifer Ford of Bees of the Woods Apiary explains how they prepare their beehives to survive the long cold winter in upstate New York.
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Bookmarking this mainly to have as a reference when I update my beekeeping blog after taking some extreme-cold precautions for my honeybees. http://beekeepingjournal.com 
We're about to experience the coldest temps in 20+ years, for several consecutive days. 

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The Chairman's Blog: America’s Biggest Fiscal Problem: The Fat Are Getting Fatter

The Chairman's Blog: America’s Biggest Fiscal Problem: The Fat Are Getting Fatter | Real Food and Health | Scoop.it
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