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Archive for November, 2007

13 Nov

The 10 All-Time Most Tempting Junk Foods (and smart alternatives)

These common health offenders are incredibly tempting for even the most disciplined person from time to time. We bring you some sensible alternatives for those moments when you are wavering. 1. French fries This is the ultimate junk food for most of us – and America’s #1 consumed “vegetable”. (Shudder.) French fries satisfy that craving […]

12 Nov

Healthy Holiday Survival Guide, Part 1

Reader Sarah wrote in with a great question: “With the holiday seasons coming up, a lot of us are looking at spending time not only on the road, but in the extended company of family, friends and others who haven’t tuned in yet to benefits of a primal diet. This means lots of time in […]

9 Nov

Guest Post Friday: Almost Vegetarian and Kitchen Geology

The best French vegetarian recipe and the amazing laws of physics! by our friend and fellow blogger Almost Vegetarian I can’t tell the difference between stalactites and stalagmites. I know one goes up and one goes down, but I can never tell which is which. And I need to know. Otherwise, how am I going […]

8 Nov

Candy Coated WHAT?

The Fuming Fuji does not know what to do, but it rhymes with dexplode. What is this product of unspeakable sugarness? Fuji is baffled. This is a very difficult thing, to baffle a genius.

8 Nov

Healthy Tastes Great!

Despite being on topic I just couldn’t get myself to post a recipe with Seabiscuit as the source of protein. Beef, bison and venison on the other hand…

8 Nov

Why Don’t We Eat Horse? It’s Nutritious.

Being a frequent globe trotter, I’m always baffled and amused by the great variety of cultural norms, particularly when it comes to diet. For years I traveled to China on business, where I tried out rat meat. Carrie and I love going to Thailand, where it’s not unheard of to eat dog. The French enjoy […]

7 Nov

Oregano: 10 Natural Health Benefits & Healing Uses

As part of our fall series on the healing powers of herbs, check out this week’s focus on oregano! (And don’t miss last week’s tips for lavender.) Oregano 10. Recipes Oregano means “mountain joy” and is a wonderfully aromatic, flavorful herb popularly used in Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. Oregano also goes by the name marjoram […]

7 Nov

Computer Stress Relief

For many people in this modern era years of toiling in the field have been replaced by years of slaving in the office. While back-breaking physical labor isn’t much of a concern for your average corporate employee, sitting in front of a computer for 8+ hours a day comes with its own set of stressors. […]

6 Nov

Do Cold Busters Like Emergen-C and Airborne Actually Work?

Yes, they do. However, understand that these natural cold and flu remedies are not really “curing” anything. If you see a product claiming anything along those lines, that is a red flag. But what many of these products do – and homeopathic remedies do not fall into this category as they’re completely worthless – is […]

5 Nov

British Food Is (1/3) Rubbish

A daily apple is a good thing (as we all know). Imagine an apple in your hand – think about the journey it took to get here, from tiny seed to shiny, nutrient-packed, crisp, sweet fruit, bursting with reasons to eat it. You paid good money for that proud little apple. It’s yours, and you’ve […]

2 Nov

7 Tips to Beat Stress Right Now

There are hundreds of positive things you can do to help alleviate or banish stress. Here are some of our current favorites: 1. Own your stress. Sometimes we stress about our stress. Seriously! If, like most, you’re a sensitive and thoughtful person trying to make the best choices in your life, you may have to […]

2 Nov

Does Stress Cause a Different Type of Skin Damage?

Stress is often blamed for wrinkles, dark shadows, and tired-looking skin. But a new study suggests that psychological stress make actually impair our skin’s ability to resist infectious germs. The skin is the first line of defense for our bodies against bacteria and viruses. It’s a naturally antimicrobial surface. When researchers reporting in the Journal […]

1 Nov

Is Banked Blood Bad?

Blood transfusions save millions of lives every year, and I happen to think giving blood is one of the simplest and best acts of love for your fellow humans. But banked blood may also be causing unintended harm. In an interesting piece I caught in this week’s Time, writer Alice Park details a difficult question […]

1 Nov

This Antioxidant Powerhouse Is in Season

Cranberries. We’re not talking about the aluminum can hunk of gel on your grandmother’s Thanksgiving table. We’re talking about fresh cranberries, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidant sources! Fresh, tart cranberries are in season right now and can be found at great prices in many stores. Cranberries promote urinary tract health, but they are also […]

1 Nov

Healthy Tastes Great!

Cranberry-Avocado Salsa

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