Diet Soda… Drink Liquid Poison

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Recently, one of the students from CSUB asked to shadow me as part of her university course requirements for nutrition. I agreed. Last week, the student shared with me her personal experiences after drinking a diet soda. I asked her to provide me with a writeup as part of her …

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How to Reduce Produce Food Prices

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First thing to note is the farmers are NOT the ones making all the money. The stores selling the produce are the ones actually reaping most of the profit. Why are the stores selling the produce making so much more? You the consumer have created this produce price monster! How, …

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Fries… How to Cook Homemade

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There are several foods that autistic individuals are drawn to and even crave with French fries at the top of the list. However, this “can’t live without” vegetable when fried, roasted, grilled or fried at high temperatures creates acrylamides a toxic human carcinogen that is detrimental to the brain. Given autism …

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How to Destarch High Carb Vegetables

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What are high carb (carbohydrate) starchy vegetables and why do we want to destarch them? High starch vegetables are vegetables that are high in carb (carbohydrates) and sugars and low in protein.  Some high starch vegetables are: corn, potatoes, beans, peas, yams, and many other root vegetables (vegetables that grow …

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Mediterranean Okra and Asparagus Salad

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May is National Mediterranean Diet and National Salad Month Mediterranean Salad  Mediterranean Okra & Asparagus Salad This recipe combines two of the celebrated food concepts for the month of May. By synergistically marrying these two health concepts, the nutritional and known medicinal benefits are propelled to the levels of Superfood …

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How to Cook a Chicken Coconut Curry Immune Boosting Soup

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  All the ingredients in this special created soup will enhance your immune system. 8 c water                        5 plump chicken legs                 1T curry         1T rosemary                1 lime thinly sliced               …

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Shrinking Lunch Time Expands Waistline and Obesity

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There is overwhelming evidence to support the theory that thirty minute lunch breaks are too short and is contributing to the obesity epidemic. Lets first look at the facts: the average lunch break is thirty minutes, it takes you approximately 5 minutes to get to your lunch location, IF you …

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Paula Dean… Fires Back in Food Fight

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TV Chef, Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations blasted Food Network star Paula Dean for her continued presentation of unhealthy, obesity and diabetic causing cuisines after she herself was diagnosed with diabetes. Supposedly, it was not so much the continued cooking or presentation of her cooking to the public, but her …

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Healthy Never Tasted So Good… Weight Loss Schedule!

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With the ever increasing diabetes and obesity epidemic, busy schedules and lack of expendable income to join paid membership fitness programs, I, Charmene “Mama” Vega, created Mama Vega*s Weight Loss Schedule using foods and how the body responds to them. Part of my schedule incorporates the eating traditional schedule of …

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