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Radishes: the overshadowed disease-fighting summertime treat

At this time of year, when you visit a farmer’s market, who can blame you if you’re immediately drawn to the tomatoes and corn? But don’t forget about those bunches of summertime radishes. The sweetness and the crunch as you munch on one is definitely a seasonal treat but one that gets left out of […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Are GMO foods nutritious and safe?

“Rosie, could you please help me understand the issues regarding GMO. I find it difficult to find credible, non-partisan information. How do you answer the questions: are GMO foods nutritious and safe? I have another question- about this link. Do you want to tackle it for me? http://www.realfarmacy.com/plu-code-fruit/ Love your writings!!!!”, says Enlightened Eater Facebook […]

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What’s the best diet for arthritis sufferers? Part 2

In my last post, I sorted through some fact and fiction about  arthritis and diet – particularly foods that are frequently avoided.  All too often, though, when it comes to dietary solutions for various ills, people focus more on what they should cut out rather than what they should eat. While it’s true there are […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: What’s the best diet for arthritis sufferers?

  Q: “Recently a friend asked why I wasn’t following an anti-inflammatory diet (gluten, dairy, sugar and red meat free – from a naturopath) for my arthritis. The diet was prescribed to her for psoriatic arthritis. However, mine is osteoarthritis (OA). So, I was looking for some thoughts on arthritis-related diet. Perhaps leaning towards anti-inflammatory […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Are there concerns about arsenic in infants’ rice cereals?

“I recently heard, a few times, that mothers have been advised to avoid rice cereal for infants as a first choice cereal because of arsenic contamination. Any thoughts? My instinct was “Oh, no. One more thing to limit” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Jennifer Burnham Jennifer, unfortunately what you have been hearing is correct. The […]

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What’s best: full fat vs. low fat dairy products? Part 1

  “Do you recommend eating full-fat or lower-fat dairy products?” asks Enlightened Eater Facebook fan Karen Jorgenson Cooper. Karen, it’s no wonder you’re wondering about dairy fat these days. With headlines such as “butter is back” screaming out at you, it’s no surpise that many people might want to pitch their lower fat dairy products. […]

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5 top disease-fighting effects of strawberries

Naked or dressed – what’s your preference? Local strawberry season is indeed an amazing time. These heart-shaped berries are certainly a taste treat whether you enjoy them naked,  with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar (shockingly delicious!) or in the form of strawberry shortcake. But they’re so much more than just palate pleasing. They’re packed […]

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Folic acid: Can you get too much of a good thing?

Folic acid has certainly been getting a lot of  attention this past week. For pregnant women, meeting their quota of this member of the B vitamin family is critical to the health of their newborn:  research shows  a strong protective link between  women taking folic acid supplements before becoming pregnant  and  a decreased risk  of […]

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