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10 Healthy Herbs to Grow at Home

Published: June 11, 2013   Source: ABCNews.go.com

Growing herbs at home is a fun, money-saving hobby that also happens to be good for your health. In addition to flavoring up your favorite dishes, herbs are filled with antioxidants and essential nutrients. Here we break down 10 of the healthiest herbs, along with recipes and tips for growing them yourself.

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Foods to Help You Fight Stress

Published: January 24, 2013   Source: FoxNews.com

The negative effects stress has on your body are well-documented, and I’m sure you have read about different ways to reduce stress in your life.  But what happens when exercise, vacations, relaxation techniques or taking breaks just aren’t enough? Certain foods can actually help you deal with stress and even combat the negative consequences it has on your body.

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Infection Protection

Published: January 18, 2013   Source: AmazingWellnessMag.com

We’re in the middle of winter cold and flu season, and inside your body, a series of small battles is being waged. The army, your immune system, is made up of a number of key players, all dedicated to protecting you from foreign invaders. How to keep immunity healthy and balanced?

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FDA Moves on New Food Safety Rules

Published: January 04, 2013   Source: ABCNews.go.com

The FDA proposed new rules today that would require US food distributors to implement additional measures to combat food-borne illness. The guidelines are aimed at improving food handling in both the agriculture and manufacturing sectors after a series of recent disease outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe, cheese, and leafy green vegetables that killed scores of Americans.

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In Hopes of Healthier Chickens, Farms Turn to Oregano

Published: December 27, 2012   Source: NYTimes.com

On and off over the last three years or so, the chickens raised at Bell & Evans have been eating a specially milled diet laced with oregano oil and a touch of cinnamon. Owner Scott Sechler swears by the concoction as a way to fight off bacterial diseases that plague meat and poultry producers without resorting to antibiotics.

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Bid to Label Biotech Crops is Defeated in California

Published: November 07, 2012   Source: NYTimes.com

California voters have rejected a closely watched ballot measure that would have made the state the first in the nation to require the labeling of foods made from genetically modified crops.

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Buying the Vote on GMOs

Published: November 03, 2012   Source: Opinionator.Blogs.NYTimes.com

Supporters of ingredients derived from “genetically modified foods,” which hereafter I’ll call GMOs — genetically modified organisms — are mostly the chemical companies who make them or other people who make money from them. They assert that a) there’s no proof that GMOs are harmful to humans, and b) studies demonstrating that they might be are largely flawed. Point B might even be true, although since the chemical companies largely control the research, it's hard to tell.

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World May Be Forced to Go Vegetarian by 2050, Scientists Say

Published: October 25, 2012   Source: News.Yahoo.com

By the year 2050, you may be forced to become a vegetarian. That is, if Sweden's water scientists are to be believed. According to the Stockholm International Water Institute, "There will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected 9 billion population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in Western nations."

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Preparation of Anti-Tumor Nanoparticles Using Tiger Milk Mushrooms

Published: October 09, 2012   Source: ScienceDaily.com

Tapping into the power of natural ingredients for safer treatment is the next frontier in the battle against cancer. A recent breakthrough from HKPolyU uses tiger milk mushroom to prepare anti-tumor nanoparticles is bringing us one step closer.

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