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Thursday, November 12, 2009

There are many natural ways to support bone health, including diet, healthy digestion and exercise. Bone matrix is active living tissue and requires nourishment. We can eat the essential nutrients of our bones, specifically minerals and protein to keep them healthy and strong.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

As the leaves fall and the rains remind us of what it means to live in the Pacific Northwest, many people start worrying about they can do to keep their immune system healthy and avoid colds and flus.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Incorporating grains into the diet can be challenging for the gluten-free.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Gluten-free (GF) diets can be costly. The availability of GF foods in the marketplace is on the rise, however, the market prices of many of these products make them inaccessible to those on a budget.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Finding healthy, grab-and-go snacks can be challenging for the gluten-free eater. Gluten is pervasive in most packaged snack foods.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Aduki beans, otherwise known as azuki or adzuki beans, are small red beans cultivated throughout East Asia.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a vibrant yellow spice that has been a core component of Indian medicine for centuries.

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Picture of a piece of gingerMonday, August 10, 2009

Ginger is a root that is used in many culinary as well as medicinal applications.

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Picture of mixed berriesThursday, July 30, 2009

Berries are ubiquitous in Seattle during the summertime. Blackberry bushes explode out onto the Burke Gilman trail. Large plastic buckets accompany the masses as they head into Magnuson Park. Red, blue and purple hues are ever-present at the farmers' markets.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A misperception exists that seaweeds are inedible and difficult to incorporate into the daily diet. In fact, they are one of the most versatile foods, providing abundant flavor and a natural source of salt to many different dishes.

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