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  • A splash of seasonal spice

    Many are full of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant found in plants, which provide some of the main health benefits associated with spices. With ...

  • Eating mindfully during the holidays

    More columns from Amanda Holiday eating, and eating year round for that matter, should be about eating mindfully. In other words, eating with ...

  • Gift guide part 2: gift cards

    This holiday season, give a certificate that is practical, different, unexpected and warmly welcomed. Consider giving a card to one of the local ...

  • A local holiday gifting guide

    A beverage from Rodrigues Winery & Distillery. Their products are created using minimal processing with no added sulphites (a preservative ...

  • Weighing weight-loss diets

    The choice of commercial weight-loss programs is vast. Most of us have contemplated or even attempted to drop pounds at some point in our lives. ...

  • The bare bones of vitamin K2

    You might be surprised to learn that bone is a living tissue. Calcium is continually cycled in and out of bone with the help of specialized ...

  • Subtracting the added sugar

    Added sugars are frequently found in packaged and processed foods, which makes sense that they’re often in foods with extra fat and calories. But ...

  • How to say goodbye to processed food

    Here are some simple ways to do just that.When shopping, it helps to have an idea of what you are going to eat that week. With recipes in mind, ...

  • Garbage in, garbage out

    Their simplicity and convenience can make them quite tempting. Simply put, processed foods include any food modified from its original form. They ...

  • Non-dairy goodness

    Nutritionally, milk is a source of 16 essential nutrients and, perhaps most notably, is a good source of calcium and vitamin D. Regardless of the ...