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8 great probiotic food choices

8 great probiotic food choices

Last week, I wrote about apple cider vinegar so I thought an update on probiotic vs fermented foods was in order. Probiotic foods have live microorganisms that successfully colonize the intestines, and contribute to a healthy gut environment. Foods made by fermentation do not necessarily 

Apple Cider Vinegar: back on the weight loss radar

Apple Cider Vinegar: back on the weight loss radar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) was back in the news again recently thanks to a new study linking it to weight loss. So of course I wanted to investigate this, but first some background on ACV. Apples were first domesticated in Central Asia hundreds of years 

Lutein and zeaxanthin for eyes, skin and brain

Lutein and zeaxanthin for eyes, skin and brain

I few months ago I wrote about age-related macular degeneration (AMD) after listening to several friends discussing their various treatments for this eye disease. Last week the topic came up again, and I thought it was time to write about the two unique carotenoids that 

It’s OK to eat beef

It’s OK to eat beef

These days it’s very fashionable (in certain circles) to bash beef. The rationale goes like this: Let put #4 to bed right away. More than 95% of cow methane comes from the mouth. From burps. This according to years of research by agricultural scientists. But 

What’s the best nut butter?

What’s the best nut butter?

I love peanut butter, particularly on toast (True Confession: I love peanut butter plus unsalted butter on toast, but I refrain except in extreme circumstances). But lately I felt like it was time for a change. Grocery stores now carry a variety of nut butters, 

Pass the peas!

Pass the peas!

Peas don’t have the best reputation. There’s the punitive aspect: “Eat your peas!”. There’s the joke aspect: comedy shows and cartoons depicting people trying to eat peas by lining them up on a knife, or spearing them on a fork, with peas rolling off the