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Turmeric and Curcumin: A Primer

The History of Turmeric & Curcumin As you probably already know, turmeric and curcumin are huge buzzwords in the nutrition community these days. Traditionally native to Southern Asia and India, turmeric is a root that has spread throughout the world due to its...
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Blueberry Rhubarb Pie

I N G R E D I E N T S  1 pre-baked pie crustFilling 1/3 cup sugar ½ cup water Zest from ½ lemon Juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ¼ tsp. nutmeg ¾ pound fresh rhubarb, trimmed, cut into ½ inch pieces  2 pints fresh blueberries ¼ cup dark rum 1 Tbs. cornstarch...
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A Perfect Easter Rack

Still looking for that perfect Easter meal? Look no further! This springtime infused rack of lamb is great for any holiday; or any day. We glaze the lamb with a lovely mix of springtime flavors like cherries and fresh herbs. The lamb rests on a bed of tender couscous...
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Apple Cider Vinegar

  Apple Cider Vinegar I’ve been hearing about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) for a long time; and vinegar’s been around a heck of a lot longer than I have. Vinegar is an ancient preservative and can trace its origins to a time when food, health and...
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Gut Check

“All disease begins in the gut.” ~Hippocrates   Short of ecological catastrophe, our diet is the most important environmental interaction we experience. We are quite literally bringing the outside environment into our own bodies; every day, several times a day. As we...
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Food and Sex

  “Good Food leads to Good Sex…as it should.” ~ Anthony Bourdain You’ve had an annoying day. No serious disasters on the home front, but enough nuisances to leave you quite piqued. The morning seems to trumpet in one fire after another, and after adding Smokey the...
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Sugar and Ultra-Processed Foods

Sugar: A Survival Guide “Sugar, ah honey, honey; You are my candy girl.” -The Archies “Sweetness!” The call goes out and we respond with Pavlovian ardor. As we are genetically wired to desire and crave sweet substances, it is no wonder that such descriptive adjectives...
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Gluten: A Primer

To borrow a phrase, gluten-free is YUGE! Less than 18 months ago, the gluten-free market passed 23 billion (yes, billion with a “B”) in annual sales. Just four years earlier, that market stood at just over 11 billion dollars per year. That is a growth rate any hedge...
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Cholesterol: A Story of Tradition

  "Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything... how to eat, how to sleep, even, how to wear clothes...You may ask, how did this tradition start? I'll tell you - I don't know. But it's a tradition....” -Tevye; Fiddler on the Roof Ask most any cardiologist...
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Procuring The Unconventional: A Strike Against Boss Hog

“A dog’s got personality. Personality goes a long way.” -Jules Winnfield; Pulp Fiction (1994) Conventional can be defined as that “which is concerned with what is generally held to be acceptable at the expense of individuality and sincerity; based on or in accordance...
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