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Are You Eating This Ingredient?

Is the “Natural Flavoring” in Your Food Really from a Beaver’s Butt? You’re probably aware that most modern foods contain flavoring agents that are less than natural and wholesome. What you may not know, though, is that even natural flavorings aren’t necessarily what you think they are. A great example of this is a chemical […]

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All About Eggs, Mira Dessy, The Ingredient Guru

All About Eggs

Nutrition from eggs For the purposes of this article, we are discussing eggs from chickens. Duck is becoming easier to source and can be a preferred source for those allergic to chicken eggs.  It is, however, important to note that the nutritional support from duck, turkey, goose, quail, or any other type of egg can vary […]

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Do You Need More Iodine?

Iodine is an essential nutrient In order for your body to keep the thyroid functioning properly while maintaining a healthy metabolism you need iodine. This tiny little gland (located in the neck near the larynx) is part of the endocrine system. It is responsible for producing the hormones that regulate your body’s metabolic rate. It also […]

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Change

One Word – Change

It’s the beginning of a new year. As in years past, this shift in the calendar brings up an exercise that I’ve been doing for several years now. I choose one word to be my word of the year. What’s in a word? In previous years I’ve chosen the words Inspire, Focus, Mindfulness, and Balance. As I’ve […]

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