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Sport Drink Replacements (August 2014)

Thinking about swapping out soda for a sports drink instead? This may sound like a healthier option, but most sports drinks sold in the United States contain higher amounts of sugar than other beverages. This adds calories to diets and is contributing to the national...

Measles, Mumps & Rubella (July 2014)

Confirmed cases of measles have reached a high this year according to the Center of Disease Control. This is the most documented cases seen since 1994. Measles, also called Rubeola, invade the cells that line the back of the throat and lungs. Common Measles Symptoms...

Is Your Hand Sanitizer Safe? (June 2014)

The long-term use of hand sanitizers which contain triclosan or triclocarbon is under the scrutiny of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They are questioning not only the safety of these products but whether they actually work better than just soap and water at...

What is Oil Pulling? (May 2014)

Have you heard of “oil pulling”? While this trend may seem like a new health craze, oil pulling has long established roots as an ancient Ayurveda ritual. Referred to as “gandusha” or “kaval” in the ancient Ayurvedic text, oil pulling was believed to help cure more...

High Fructose Corn Syrup (April 2014)

High fructose corn syrup is a blend of glucose and fructose and is significantly cheaper than table sugar, therefore making it very attractive to the food industry for its use as a sweetener. It is found in very poor quality foods that are nutritionally void and...

Spices: They do more than provide flavor (March 2014)

Adding spices to your dish not only provides flavor but can also increase protection against inflammation and disease. Spices from around the world lend authenticity to international dishes as well as American cuisines and can provide creative inspiration for your...