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First Case of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis In The United States

This startling story hit the wires on Sunday, December 27th of this week. Oswaldo Juarez, 19, of Peru came to the United States to study English. He became ill with a cough that wouldn’t go away, and then began to experience “rattling” lungs. The strain, XXDR, has never before been seen in the United States. […]

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Healthy Living

How To Interpret The Glycemic Index (GI)

Have you ever been to the store and noticed the phrase “glycemic index” on packages or signs? Glycemic Index (GI) refers to the ability of the food to raise glycemic levels in your blood. When you digest food, your liver and pancreas have a big job.  And that job is to properly break down the […]

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Healthy Living Recipes

My Adventures in Making Yogurt

I have made yogurt about four times since my first attempt earlier this year. It’s definitely been a learning experience, and I’m happy to say I’m progressing each time I make it. Each successive batch has come a little closer in texture to what I consider to be the perfect yogurt. I just made another […]

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Raw Milk Trial in Wisconsin Could Set a Precedent for the Future

Are we going to continue to allow our government to dictate what we can and cannot put into our own bodies? Say it ain’t so! Raw milk is once again come under the radar, this time in America’s Dairyland – The state of Wisconsin.  On Monday, December 21 2009, Max Kane will face prosecution in […]

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ACTION NOW! Bring Down Monsanto, Genetic Engineering Giants and Corporate Terrorism!

Help Organic Consumer’s Association to obtain the support of one million people against Monsanto to put a stop to corporate global terrorism! Watch this video – The World According to Monsanto – Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hErvV5YEHkE I received this urgent message from The Organic Consumers Association in my e-mail this morning, and I want to encourage […]

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High-Traffic Resource For Moms Is Actually A Source For Big Advertising Campaigns

Here’s something that has me really infuriated! I just discovered a resource site for mothers I belong to that supports campaigns for two things I definitely don’t support – chocolate milk and the Swine Flu vaccine! For the last nine months or so I’ve been a member of an online resource for mothers called Mamasource. […]

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The Best Meatballs Ever!

I love meatballs, it’s something I will do just about anything for…well, almost. My husband makes these for us about once a month for dinner. My son will do anything for them too. Sometimes he’ll go into the kitchen and do a crazy little dance to get them made faster. Of course, this doesn’t really […]

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School Lunches Receive an F – Sign the Food Democracy Now Petition!

It seems as though the school lunch program, which has come under close scrutiny of the public in the last few years, is now starting to receive some real mainstream attention.  Those faithful to real and traditional foods should not be surprised by this, but recent news reports reveal why this topic is just now […]

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Alternative Medicine Healthy Living

CT Scans Found to Cause Cancer

A recent news report has revealed the danger surrounding the risk of developing cancer from CT scans is real. For some years, the medical community has fallen under scrutiny from various people in surrounding communities – including patients and folks in the complimentary and alternative health communities – about the dangers of excess radiation sourced […]

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Want Health Care Reform? Start with the Food System!

I’m growing weary of all the talk about health care reform. Much of what I hear is still centered around old ways of thinking about health – reactive medicine and doctoring. It’s becoming more and more evident that the  two things which will bring about real change to our broken health care world are prevention […]