Tag: health

Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

Eat Plants and Prosper: For Longevity, Go Easy on the Meat, Study Says

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

A new study cautions that eating a diet rich in animal proteins could be as harmful to health as smoking. Not quite, other researchers say, but it’s still a good idea to go heavy on the greens.

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A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is it like to eat a cookie that is made with medical marijuana? While coping with a breast cancer diagnosis, Mary Ladd explores the world of pot edibles and lands on some good medicinal cookies from a friend who is a natural chef.

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The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger

The Case Against Multivitamins Grows Stronger

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Vitamin deficiencies can cause deadly diseases like scurvy, and other major health problems like spina bifida. But for most people, adding a multivitamin to their daily routine doesn’t affect their health at all, studies say. Still, 40 percent of Americans continue to take multivitamins.

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Meal Train: Food and Community for the Sick

Meal Train: Food and Community for the Sick

| October 17, 2013 | 5 Comments

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a shock, but a gal’s still got to eat. Mary Ladd details what it’s like to get meals from friends via Meal Train, an online tool that coordinates food deliveries while building community.

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Nordic Diet Could Be Local Alternative To Mediterranean Diet

Nordic Diet Could Be Local Alternative To Mediterranean Diet

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest styles of eating in the world. But in many regions, including Denmark and Sweden, it’s not easy to follow when olive oil is hard to find. Now Nordic researchers are exploring the health benefits of a Nordic diet, based on local foods like herring and bilberries.

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Pot Brownies Should Be Childproofed, Doctors Say

Pot Brownies Should Be Childproofed, Doctors Say

| May 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Unlike drugs that come in bottles, pot cookies and other marijuana edibles don’t come in child-resistant packaging. But in Colorado, which legalized medical marijuana in 2000, doctors say they should, since kids are unintentionally ingesting adults’ doped-up treats.

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ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

People diagnosed with ADHD as children may be more apt to be obese in adulthood, scientists say. Differences in brain biology or the impulsiveness typical of ADHD may contribute to lasting, bad eating habits.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Turn Up Again In Turkey Meat

Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs Turn Up Again In Turkey Meat

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Consumer Reports found that turkey meat that came from birds raised without antibiotics was significantly less likely to harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria, compared with meat from conventional turkeys that were given antibiotics. But turkey producers contend that they use antibiotics judiciously to help keep their flocks healthy.

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Cycling Chow: Fast Fuel For The Road

Cycling Chow: Fast Fuel For The Road

| March 7, 2013 | 5 Comments

Whether you’re out on the bike, a hike or on a camping trip, here are some ideas for portable meals-on-the-go for active lifestyles.

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Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And ‘Conscious Capitalism’

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism And ‘Conscious Capitalism’

| January 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

The outspoken Whole Foods founder tells us why he hates “Obamacare” and why we have trouble cutting the sugar, fat and salt out of our diets. What would you like to tell him? Let us know.

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Events: Commonwealth Club – How We Eat

Events: Commonwealth Club – How We Eat

| July 30, 2008 | 1 Comment

I can’t recall a month with more spectacular culinary programs and special events than this August. In fact, for the entire month of August the Commonwealth Club is hosting their Bay Gourmet series called “How We Eat” with what must be a record-breaking 31 events! The events actually begin tomorrow, the last day of July. It includes dinners, demonstrations, panel discussions, authors, chefs, nutritionists and more.

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