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4 Sep

Health News: Sun, Salt, Stents, and …Buckwheat

sunbunnyHere’s what we’re talking about this morning, gang. We want your two cents’ worth on:

Sun

Though you only need a few minutes’ exposure, here’s yet another compelling reason to get a little sunshine daily if you are able to take advantage of it. Vitamin D appears to help prevent both breast and colon cancer, and doctors say the best source is natural sunlight. Experts disagree about ideal exposure times. Fair-skinned recommendations range from 3 minutes to 15 minutes, while darker-skinned individuals may be fine with up to an hour of sunlight daily. Don’t fry to a crisp, though – and a tanning bed is not the same thing.

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31 Aug

Holiday Weekend Health ‘n Safety Guide

Your Bees are about to bounce, and Sisson’s already getting some sun (no sun screen, of course). But we wouldn’t leave without sharing the best tips for enjoying a healthy holiday weekend. Check it out, then get out – and that’s an order!

FitSugar shares some safe grilling techniques, plus a carb-smart burger recipe.

The fascinating, thrilling, glorious story of Labor Day, in exhaustive (exhausting?) detail. If you are all about this link, you are clearly still at work. Go home.

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31 Aug

A Food Revolution Manifesto

I am excited to introduce you to one of Mark’s Daily Apple’s favorite authors. His name is Sandor Katz (you can call him Sandorkraut), and he is a self-proclaimed fermentation fetishist, herbalist and food activist. In just two books he has inspired us to try our hand at creating our very own savory seed sauerkraut, and to (further) challenge the practices and tactics of multinational food conglomerates.

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30 Aug

The Best Way to Get Diabetes: Follow the Diabetes Dietary Guidelines

I recently came across this outrage from the most authoritative diabetes organization in the country:

diabetes

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30 Aug

Healthy Tastes Great!

Homemade Cashew Butter

It is simpler than you may think!

cashewbutter

The Fat Cashew Butter Facts

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