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Monday, February 22, 2010

There are two types of fiber in the diet: soluble fiber (water-soluble) and insoluble fiber (not water-soluble). Whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains usually contain at least some of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Have you resolved to have a new perspective on life? Here are a few basic but powerful keys to maintaining good spirits throughout the year:

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Picture of man and woman exercisingWednesday, February 17, 2010

Traditionally many people make New Year's vows centered on their health and happiness. Come March most forget that important goal. Why do these positive aspirations float away? Lack of time, stress, falling back into routines, a sense of failure — all are common reasons. You want to make that health goal stick, how do you do it?

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Picture of field of garlicFriday, November 20, 2009

In the United States breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as the most common cancer among women. A healthy diet, combined with exercise, is essential to decreasing your risk for breast cancer and boosting your immune system.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

How could this unusual fruit with the green, bumpy flesh and buttery-textured interior be considered "amazing"? Here's how:

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Friday, November 13, 2009

When vitamin D comes to mind, we usually think of sunshine. Sunshine is without a doubt the best source of vitamin D. However, we don't always have access to it, especially during the winter months, if we live at northern latitudes, or if we spend most of our time indoors.

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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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