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The Most Underrated Fruit of Summer

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Don’t overlook the most nutrient dense pick. I consider this fruit to be the most underrated fruit of summer. Can you guess what it is? It’s not papaya, it’s not mango, it’s not an orange, it’s not even an exotic fruit, like carambola… it’s… KIWI. This small fruit has big health benefits—and appears on the 15 least pesticide-contaminated list from the Environmental Working Group. This means that while it’s always Read More

From the Fat Flush Grapevine

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Get the lowdown on produce codes. Eat clean. Eat organic. Avoid genetically modified foods. These are the “new rules of health” championed for years by the Fat Flush Plan. How can you tell what is healthy food-wise? A little-known secret is that produce is labeled with a coded sticker that tells you not only if it is organic versus conventionally grown, but if it is genetically modified (GM). The trick Read More

The Toxins in Our Lives

Are there stealth chemicals you’re being exposed to? A very interesting recent study caught my eye when the headline “ALG is Right Again – Don’t Trust Plastic!” was posted on my Forum. The study revealed that after observing 450 different plastic items, 70%—including those marked BPA-free—leeched chemicals that mimic estrogen. Reaction from the scientific community was mixed. Yikes! After carefully considering the practical aspects of the research, I decided that I, for one, will Read More

Parkinsons and Pesticides

The Clue Is In Your Water. Bucolic farmland. Water drawn from your own well. What could be wrong with that?  Plenty, new research from UCLA reports. People on private wells located near fields sprayed with certain pesticides in California’s Central Valley had a 90 percent greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. And those who drank these toxins in their water for four years longer, on average, than other Valley residents had Read More