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    Experimenting With Intermittent Fasting

    Diet fads are a dime a dozen nowadays. Whether it’s going wheat-free, eliminating carbs or consuming nothing but juice, it feels like every week another sparkly new diet…

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    Bill Aims to Ban Animal Testing For Cosmetics

    Aveda. Revlon. Cover Girl. L’Oreal USA. Estee Lauder. Clinique. Neutrogena. MAC Cosmetics. What do all of these companies have in common aside from making us pretty? They still…

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    Your Guide to Buying Yogurt

    If you studied my fridge, it would be hard to miss the clan of yogurt cups that adorn the second shelf. While I try to consume mostly plant-based foods, there is something about…

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    The Natural Effect

    Cheers to yet another productive yet exhausting and entirely overstimulating weekend at the bi-annual Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, Calif. The expo is definitely my favorite…

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    5 Reasons Oatmeal Rocks

    Since we were old enough to chew our food, we’ve been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The meal of champions. The recipe for an eat-my-dust kind of day.  …

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    The Most Dangerous Diet Fad of 2014?

    Over the past week, the New Year has brought us stories of a mother and a schoolteacher who embarked on journeys to eat only fast food for varied lengths of time. The first,…

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    SeaWorld’s Worst Nightmare

    If you missed it, CNN debuted Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s Blackfish tonight−the buzzed-about documentary that made waves at Sundance, and is already presenting a publicity…

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    TED Aligns With Monsanto

    TED, the nonprofit that touts themselves as devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading,” has made the brilliant decision to avoid spreading yet another pressing idea…

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    Experimenting With Vegan Sushi

    What’s made with sticky rice, wrapped in seaweed, a chopstick’s soul mate, and comes with a bento box full of misconceptions?  All together now: Sushi! While the term sushi…

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    Is Artificial Sugar Making Us Fat?

    Artificial sweeteners lurk in everything from diet soda to gum to baby formula, rising in popularity in the late 70s for helping temper the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease,…

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    Walmart Goes Organic

    Earlier this month, Walmart sent shockwaves through the food industry when the nation’s largest retailer and grocer made a lofty announcement: they would be penetrating the…

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    Addicted To Sugar

    There is no shortage of data that links a low-calorie diet and exercise to great health and a tighter waist. Federal dietary guidelines have drilled the…

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    Chocolate Hummus

    There are certain things that I just assume do not mesh well together. Ice cream and salsa. Alcohol and prescription pills. Miley Cyrus and clothing … you…

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    Got Milk?

    Got Milk? After two decades of pimping out celebrities and their creepy white mustaches, the dairy industry is doing away with the question to make a…

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