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Tana Amen

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Frankenfoods: Do Americans Have a Right to Know What They're Eating?

(6) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 3:44 PM

According to Yahoo Finance, "Sixty-four countries around the world, including Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Russia and European Union member states, have significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs." Yet in the U.S., there's fiery controversy about whether these frankenfoods...

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Why You Should Eat Like a Wild Gorilla

(6) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 10:29 AM

Aping a wild gorilla's eating habits could dramatically improve your health -- or may even add years to your life, by reducing your risk for killer diseases like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and dementia.

What's more, embracing your inner beast could help you slim down, without having to resort to...

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Scary Dairy Proposal: Aspartame in Kids' Milk

(259) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 10:10 AM

2013-03-07-Milkmoustache.jpgThe dairy industry wants to spike your children's milk with aspartame and other chemical sweeteners -- and keep it a secret from parents.

In a truly mind-boggling petition now before the FDA, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and National Milk...

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Surprising Secrets of Getting Kids to Eat Healthy -- and Love It

(8) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 5:20 PM

2013-02-28-ChloeBouquet.jpgPeople used to smile -- or even snicker -- when they saw our daughter, Chloe, eat halibut and avocado at age 3. At the airport snack bar, strangers would stare when she bypassed a counter full of sugary treats and high-fat foods kids...

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5 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

(186) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 7:24 AM

"I want to eat healthier, but it's too expensive. I can't afford it." It's a refrain I hear almost every day.

Now, I'll grant you that buying 1,000 calories of Cocoa Puffs is cheaper than buying 1,000 calories of fresh vegetables or pasture-raised meat. And if trying to support yourself...

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