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  • Three Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

    Guest post by Lee Crosby, R.D.

    My doctor found some suspicious spots in my left breast in 2010. A biopsy showed they weren’t cancer, but that I had a higher risk for cancer down the road. My doctor also......

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  • Vitamins and Minerals: From A to Zinc

    carrots-sweet-potatoesThe world of vitamins and minerals can be confusing and intimidating. There are eight forms of vitamin B alone! In the next few weeks, I hope to bring a little more clarity to vitamins and minerals, the reasons we need them, the different......

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  • Dinner Tonight: Carrot Ginger Soup

    carrotsI picked up a bushel (yes, a bushel) of carrots at a local farm this past weekend. Apparently, it was a great year for carrots around here. With visions of stews, casseroles, and healhy-ish muffins, I hauled the 15 pound bushel of......

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  • Vitamin A for Healthy Immunity this Winter

    food sources of vitamin A

    I don’t know if you realize it or not, but adequate food sources of pure vitamin A have been missing in our diets for years now. This is in part due to a decrease in......

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  • Antioxidant Power of Carotenoids

    Found in many yellow, orange and red fruits and veggies, carotenoids are a class of compounds related to vitamin A. The carotenes include beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Beta-carotene, often used in place of vitamin A for supplementation, is converted to vitamin A in the liver when your body needs......

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  • Support Your Immune System: Plant Sterols

    Sterols and sterolins aren't what most people reach for when supporting the immune system - however, sterols and sterolins do have immune regulating effects. Plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, are healthy plant fats found naturally in cold-pressed or unrefined oils, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains.

    Along......

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