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Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD, is a registered dietitian based in the Los Angeles area. She likes to stay on top of the latest research and translate it into actionable steps that can transform your health. She believes that what you eat each day can have a profound effect on your health, and is the key for both prevention and treatment of most chronic health conditions. She has a blog at or you can find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Genetically-Modified Organisms (GMOs) Have NOT Been Proven Safe

(23) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 3:21 PM

The resounding claim of GMO proponents is that GMOs have been proven safe. Some scientists are quite emphatic about this, such as Dr. Pamela Ronald from UC Davis, who says:

"Genetically engineered crops currently on the market are as safe to eat and safe for...

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A Farmer's Perspective on GMOs

(17) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 9:39 AM

Howard Vlieger is not your typical GMO (genetically modified organism) critic. He's a third-generation family farmer, God-fearing Christian, conservative Tea Party Republican, and lives in northwest Iowa. What makes him extraordinary is that, despite all this, he is not afraid to counter the "promises and hype" promulgated to farmers by...

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The Anti-Science Behavior of GMO Proponents

(170) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 7:52 PM

As the battle to label GMOs (genetically modified organisms) rages on, we have another more insidious battle taking place. It's the battle to hold on to scientific integrity, especially as it relates to research about GMOs.

In October 2012, Seralini published his controversial research in the journal...

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How to Eat Less on Thanksgiving

(5) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 4:36 PM

For most Americans, Thanksgiving is the holiday when we let loose and, let's face it, binge. Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, green bean casserole, rolls with butter and a big slice of pie can push you over your calorie cliff. Add to that sugary drinks and alcohol and...

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4 Ways the Food and Drug Administration Is Not 'Protecting and Promoting Your Health'

(27) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 12:30 PM

A few weeks ago I happened to catch an episode of the radio show This American Life, which focused on the how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) dealt with problems related to acetaminophen, also know as Tylenol.

In a nutshell, it took the FDA...

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Why Genetically Modified Foods Should Be Labeled

(155) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 2:57 PM

Did you know that you have been enrolled in the largest research study ever conducted in the United States but you never signed a consent form or agreed to participate? That's because since 1996 you -- and basically everyone you know -- have been eating genetically modified foods.

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Top 5 Reasons to Eat a Plant-Based Diet

(58) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 3:29 PM

Eating more plants and less meat is becoming more popular than ever thanks to ex-presidents, celebrities, best-selling books, and movies such as Forks Over Knives. While vegetarian and vegan diets are defined by what they exclude, a plant-based diet is defined by what it includes --...

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How to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods -- And Take Your Power Back

(83) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 5:25 PM

"Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I've found. I've found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keeps the darkness at bay..." -- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Despite the fact that over

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Got Milk? No Thanks

(212) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 7:09 PM

Many years ago I decided to go to an Oriental Medicine Doctor (OMD). One of the first things my OMD told me to do was to stop consuming dairy, which he said was linked to a number of health conditions. Reluctantly, I complied. After about two days without it, I...

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Tastiest Healthy Drinks for a Hot Summer Day

(7) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 5:48 PM

Nothing beats a nice cold drink on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, sodas, sports drinks, juice drinks, energy drinks, smoothies, and even juice offer a ton of calories and sugar most of us don't need. Sugary drinks don't make us feel full like other foods. And they can increase feelings...

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Is the Movement to Label GMOs Anti-Science?

(280) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 4:57 PM

One of the criticisms I hear about the movement to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is that it's anti-science. Some even go so far as to say it's an assault on science. While I can't speak for the entire movement, I can say that the lack of research in humans...

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Are Popchips a Healthy Choice?

(3) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 11:11 AM

Katy Perry likes them; so does Ashton Kutcher. They are described as tinseltown's favorite snack. And their clever ad campaign is creative and fun, with tag lines such as:

▪ "Love. Without the handles."
▪ "Less guilty. More pleasure."
▪ "Nothing fake about them."
▪ "Spare me...

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Is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Committed to Telling Americans the Truth About Genetically Modified Foods?

(108) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 4:49 PM

A few days ago, an article appeared in the New York Times entitled, "Food Politics Creates Rift in Panel on Labeling," by Stephanie Strom. It was about my dismissal from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics work group for not disclosing a business that I don't even have.

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