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New Nutrition Labels: 5 Important Changes

Finally, the FDA is catching up with reality. And Michelle Obama is one of the people you can thank for this beneficial change. By mid-2018, all packaged foods will be required to contain the updated Nutrition Facts labels. There are … Continue reading

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More About Healthy Fats

For decades the conventional wisdom was that eating fat made us fat. As a result, food manufacturers went wild with refined carbohydrates and sugar, seeking to make low-fat foods more palatable. Now, it’s understood that it’s those foods that make … Continue reading

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Fats: The Good, The Debatable, The Ugly

Are you confused about the amounts and kinds of fat you should include in your diet? Just about everyone is. For decades, we have been advised to limit fats. But our bodies need certain types of fat throughout our lives. … Continue reading

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Obamacare 6 Years Later

With all the political tirades focused on Obamacare and ongoing Supreme Court filings designed to dismantle one or more provisions,  the actual achievements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been overshadowed. Enrollment of 20 Million Previously Uninsured As of … Continue reading

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Beware of Out-of-Network PPO Providers

Insurers continue to look for ways to control costs. While using the term “consumer-driven,” many of the changes are not in the best interests of consumers. One technique that continues to grow is the creation of smaller networks of doctors … Continue reading

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New Fed Dietary Guidelines Ignore WHO and Scientific Advisors

Every 5 years, the USDA and HHS together release an updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Legislated in 1990 under the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Act, the report contains nutritional and dietary information and guidelines for the general … Continue reading

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Why You Need a Healthcare Buddy

Danger Everywhere Using our healthcare system can be dangerous to your health. Of late,  the media has been filled with reports of life-threatening superbug infections caused by an invasive scope used to assess gastrointestinal health. It took the Federal Drug … Continue reading

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AMA Finally Does About-Face on Consumer Drug Ads

The U.S. pharmaceutical market is the world’s largest, accounting for 40% of the industry’s global revenue and about 60% of its drug patents. Pharma supports the largest lobbying force in the nation and, according to a recent article in the … Continue reading

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Why It’s OK to Eat Whole Eggs Again

For decades we have been advised to limit our consumption of foods high in cholesterol, such as red meat, dairy products and eggs. It is the egg yolk that is rich in cholesterol, while the white contains only protein and … Continue reading

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