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How to Eat Make Healthier Choices While Enjoying the Holidays

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

A Place For Mom (aplaceformom.com) – How to Make Healthier Choices While Enjoying the Holidays – By APMM Admin – (Friday, December 16, 2014)

For most, the holiday season begins at Thanksgiving and ends in the New Year. The season is a time of joy, nostalgia, giving, shopping, traveling, social events and of eating many festive foods and treats.

In addition to the many foods and treats we eat, the stress from holidays can also be brought on by unwanted guests such as family tension, loneliness, depression and stress. Read More…

Parasites Killing Their Hosts – The Food Industry’s Solution to Obesity

Friday, June 20th, 2014

NY Times:

You can buy food from farmers — directly, through markets, any way you can find — and I hope you do. But unless you’re radically different from most of us, much of what you eat comes from corporations that process, market, deliver and sell “food,” a majority of which is processed beyond recognition.

The problem is that real food isn’t real profitable. “It’s hard to market fruit and vegetables without adding value,” says Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University. “If you turn a potato into a potato chip you not only make more money — you create a product with a long shelf life.” Potatoes into chips and frozen fries; wheat into soft, “enriched” bread; soybeans into oil and meat; corn into meat and a staggering variety of junk.

How do we break this cycle?  ….. READ MORE RECOMMENDED