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11 Jan

Friday Food for Thought: Sounding The Alarm On Children and Food Allergies

peanutsWe like to keep informed on all the latest health and fitness updates, and that includes not just the “hard news” out there – research studies, government policy reports, industry (i.e. Big Pharma, Big Agra, etc.) “developments.” It also means following (and often reveling in) other contrary voices out there who are doing the good work of spreading sensical health consciousness and exposing disturbing health trends and conflicts of interest that should give us all pause. Whether we find ourselves cheering them on, formulating our rebuttals, or scratching our heads in bewilderment, we always relish some good food for thought. We thought you would too.

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11 Jan

Friday Link Love

weekend link loveLife in the Health Lane covered The Good and The Bad about Beer.

Interactive Health offered up a delicious Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad.

The Flying Trapeze reflects on how the word diet is going the way of the dodo.

FitSugar wonders if it is unhealthy to be sore every day?

SugarShock helps you make your New Year’s resolution last longer than February.

The Tao of Good Health discusses the health benefits of bananas.

Body, Mind and Solar ask you (nicely) to speak nicely about yourself.

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11 Jan

Dining-out Danger?

mcdonaldsWe’re all familiar with the old saying “you are what you eat,” but a new study suggests it may be more of a case of you are where you eat.

According to research in February’s American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the mix of restaurants in an area is an important indicator of body mass index (BMI – which admittedly is a near useless metric) and thus your risk of obesity.

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10 Jan

Healthy Tastes Great!

Here are three healthy and hearty parsnip recipes that will surely warm you up on those cold winter nights!

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10 Jan

Livin’ La Vida Long Time

grimreaperLooking for a way to stave off a visit from the Grim Reaper? Follow four simple rules and you could earn yourself an extra 14 years as a mere mortal.

In a study of 20,000 British adults, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council determined that people who exercise regularly, eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily, drink moderately and quit smoking live 14 years longer than their less virtuous counterparts.

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