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23 Feb

We Are What We Eat?

Sometimes, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

We think this photo essay, “What the World Eats, Part I,” from Time Magazine speaks volumes. Among the piles of articles we (and I’m sure many of you) read in a given week, this photo montage is the kind of piece that stays with you. Long after we put it down (or closed the browser window), reflections continued to surface as we went about our day here.

From a traditional MDA perspective, we were struck by not only what the collective grocery items say about each culture’s diet, but also by the relative cost and what we choose to pay for in each society. Finally, some photos were all too telling with the comparative “volume” of food that feeds each family.

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22 Feb

Pet Smarts: Keeping Family Members of the Canine and Feline Variety Healthy

You do everything in your power to keep yourself – and your family – healthy, but is there more you could be doing for your four-legged friend?

The following is a list of tips on how to keep your pet in tip-top condition.

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22 Feb

Friday Link Love

Lifehacker posts their Top 10 Body Hacks.

Diet Hack gives you the best and worst ways to tone your tummy.

Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb debates the necessity of ketosis in a low carb diet.

Blog of Herbs gives us many reasons to love garlic.

The Tao of Good Health serves up Things You Should Know About Mercury in CF Light Bulbs.

Science Punk links us to a video about amazing new prosthetic arm technology.

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22 Feb

Physical Inactivity Linked to Prostate Cancer Risk

According to a study in this month’s Cancer Causes & Control, men who hold desk jobs are more likely to develop prostate cancer than those with careers involving manual labor.

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21 Feb

Reader Response: Simple vs. Complex Carbs

Last week Bill suggested that, although “there are plenty of reasons to cut out highly-refined foods,” there wasn’t a clear case that a “diet high in complex carbs from whole grains and vegetables is unhealthy.” We thought the comment was a pertinent one. In the coming weeks, we’ll offer some definitive guide material that goes deeper into the subject. For now, let’s discuss a bit of the stock behind our carb critiques.

We’ll begin with what we all seem to agree on (even our friends at the FDA). Simple carbs, those highly refined, sugar soakers are bad news. They flood your body, wreak their biochemical chaos before you can say Kelly Clarkson, and then leave you slumped in a sad heap of a human being.

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