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Seeds of Change is awarding schools (grades K-8) nationwide with 25 million Seeds of Change® 100% certified organic seeds to support and encourage “sowing and growing” organic school gardens. Learn about this special program, Sowing Millions, Growing Minds by visiting their website here. Request your seeds today!

 

 

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White rice and diabetes risk

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A study researching the link between white rice and the risk of Type 2 diabetes at Boston’s Harvard School of Public Health discovered that people who ate three to four servings of white rice a day were more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than people who ate one to two servings a week. The study involved people in Asian countries (China and Japan) and Western countries (the U.S. and Australia).

The researchers said that rice has a high glycemic index, which means the body rapidly converts the carbohydrates in rice into glucose. The glycemic index of white rice is about 64, on a 100-point scale. (From comparison, ice cream has a glycemic index of 61, and orange juice rates a 50, according to data from Harvard.)

Source: White rice may increase your risk of diabetes By MyHealthNewsDaily Staff

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Are Energy Drinks Safe?

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The beverage industry has been flooded with energy drink products such as Red Bull, Monster, AMP, 5-Hour Energy, and more. Have you actually read the ingredient labels on these energy drinks? Well, even if you have there maybe something that you don’t know about them.

Are energy drinks regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?

 

Here’s some background on the subject:

 Food is regulated under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, while dietary supplements are regulated under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). Products labeled and regulated as “food,” must contain a nutrition facts label which lists all additives. These additives must be formally approved by the FDA. On the other hand, under the DSHEA, dietary supplements do not require the same degree of regulation. Instead of the FDA being responsible for ensuring that ingredients are safe, the manufacturer of the product must ensure that the supplement or ingredient is safe. The FDA steps in to take action against those unsafe products categorized as dietary supplements, only after they have hit the market. Moreover, manufacturers of dietary supplements are not required to register their products with the FDA or get FDA approval prior to producing or selling their products.

And guess what? Many of the energy drinks on the market are being classified as “dietary supplements” and not as food. This means there is limited regulation regarding their labeling AND safety of their ingredients.

 

Read more on this subject at Honest Cooking article: “Red Bull May Give You Wings, But Is It Safe to Fly? A Look at What Energy Drinks Really Are”

 

 

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How to Conquer the Holiday Blues through Aromatherapy

How to Conquer the Holiday Blues through Aromatherapy. Although this is a festive time of year for most, many people enter a season of depression, loneliness and anxiety.

My guest on The Recipe Box Show is Johnetta Miner. Johnetta is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner,Lifestyle Wellness Coach, and Health & Wellness Consultant. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health. from Columbia University-New York, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from SUNY-Brooklyn, New York and is a Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Aromatherapist.

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Hispanic Foods & Nutrition Expert Sylvia Klinger

Sylvia Meléndez-Klinger is a registered dietician of the American Dietetic Association and a licensed dietitian nutritionist. She was awarded Outstanding Dietitian of 2009 by the Illinois Dietetic Association – West Suburban Chapter. The Chicago Dietetic Association honored her as “Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year” in 1994. She is an active member of the American Dietetic Association, and the Grain Foods Foundation Medical Advisory Board.

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Understanding, Recognizing, and Overcoming Eating Disorders

 

My Thin Excuse with Author, Lisa Messinger: Understanding, Recognizing, and Overcoming Eating Disorders. Lisa received her degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. Today, Lisa is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist and journalist whose columns are distributed through Creators Syndicate News Service to over 700 newspapers throughout North America and Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

 

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Preventative Eye Care, Nutritional & Homeopathic Treatment

Jeffrey Anshel, OD, received his Bachelor of Science in Visual Science and his Doctorate of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. While in the US Navy, he established the Navy’s first vision therapy center located in San Diego, California. Upon his return to civilian life, Dr. Anshel went into private practice, offering his patients alternative therapies as part of their vision care. Today, in addition to his practice, Dr. Anshel is President of Corporate Vision Consulting.

Smart Medicine for Your Eyes, is an A-to-Z guide to the most common eye disorders and their treatments, using both conventional and alternative care.

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Preparing for Shavuot Healthy Recipes from Norene Gilletz

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Norene is giving away an AUTOGRAPHED copy of her latest cookbook, The New Food Processor Bible. Enter the random drawing by leaving a comment below. The winner will be announced June 10th.  ~ Good luck!!

Norene Gilletz is one of Canada’s leading kosher cookbook authors. She is a culinary consultant, cooking teacher/lecturer, culinary spokesperson, cookbook author, and freelance food writer, focusing on healthy cooking. A certified Culinary Profession with the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), her culinary career began at the age of three helping prepare meals in her mother’s kitchen and where at age nine she invented her first recipe; she has never looked back. Her books include Norene’s Healthy Kitchen, Healthy Helpings, Second Helping Please, The Food Processor Bible, and The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook. Norene lives in Toronto, Canada. To learn more about Norene Gilletz, visit her web site, www.Gourmania.com .

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How to Conquer the Holiday Blues through Aromatherapy

Although this is a festive time of year for most, many people enter a season of depression, loneliness and anxiety. My guest for this episode is Johnetta Miner. Johnetta is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner,Lifestyle Wellness Coach, and Health & Wellness Consultant. She has a Master’s Degree in  Public Health. from Columbia University-New York, a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from SUNYBrooklyn, New York and is a Certified Wellness Coach and Certified Aromatherapist.

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A Natural Approach to Pet Care – Dr Kim Bloomer VND

Dr. Kim Bloomer helped me to get off to a great start with my new dog and has been a tremendous resource for direction in keeping him healthy and thriving. She gave me a better understanding of what my pet’s nutritional needs are. And, I have gained an appreciation for the importance of species-specific and natural approach to his care.

So, it was an honor for me to sit down with her and learn more about what motivates her work. If you are concerned about the safety of pet food and want a more natural way to care for the health of your pet, you definitely want to listen in. Enjoy.