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The Truth about Cage-free, Free-range, No Antibiotics, Humanely Raised

Nutrition claims are confusing. How do you know if you should pay more for a carton of eggs or package of meat based on a claim on the package? Is it legit, or made up by a marketing team to make their food stand out from competitive products on grocery store shelves? This post will help you sort through the …

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Yikes! Are there Antibiotics or Hormones in Your Milk & Dairy Foods?

Are antibiotics and hormones used in dairy cows contributing to the obesity epidemic, early puberty and antibiotic resistance? Before going down that road, we have to first we have to first ask if there are any antibiotics or hormones in milk and dairy products. In this blog post I will cover: Why are antibiotics given to cows? Antibiotics are not in milk, here’s …

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America’s New Food Icon ‘MyPlate’ Teaches Us How to Eat

Yesterday morning the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled MyPlate – the new food icon that replaced MyPyramid. I wavered back and forth about hopping the metro down to the press conference but decided it was more important to spend the morning with my nephews, walking them to their elementary school and talking to them about everything from school to the …

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