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This month’s discussion on the health benefits, or not, of butter and margarine is formulated from information from an article written on April 22, 2016, in the Doctors Health Press and online at www.mayoclinic.org. As we said in Part 1, butter is a natural dairy product, and margarine is a heavily processed product made from …

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Every controversy has two sides, two strong opinions and documentation to back up all the claims. This month’s topic— on which one is better for your health: butter or margarine— is no different, and comes with information supporting both sides. This month’s article is formulated from the most current information available online to the general …

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Artificial Sweeteners – Part II Do we know what the ingredients of artificial sweeteners are? The report by Dr. Edward Group, founder of Global Healing Center based in Houston TX written September 30, 2013, gives us a clear definition of aspartame.  He writes: “The chemical aspartame is made from the waste product of E. coli …

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This subject is without question the most argued food subject of our time and is still waging war between believers and non-believers. There is truth lying between the argument and research that will open the eyes of critics on both sides.   Just what are artificial sweeteners? The answer is clearly in the name. They are …

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The Spice Connection One of my go-to places on the web is WebMD; and as I was researching the material for this article at that site, I discovered information contributed by Monica Moreno, adjunct professor of nutrition at the University of Miami, also a dietitian for the Miami Marlins. According to Monica, it’s best to …

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HYDRATION: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT? Surprising facts we need to know according to sports physician Dr. James Batson of Lowcountry Spine and Sport, in Hilton Head Island, SC. “Thirst isn’t the best indicator that you need to drink,” says Dr. Batson.  “If you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated.”  The importance of recognizing …

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We live in the South. It’s May and we have already put away our winter clothes and are happily sporting flip flops, shorts, and tank tops, (at least some of us are).  The sun here in South Carolina seems closer and hotter to us than it is further North; a burn is likely to happen …

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GMO’s: What Are They and Are They Good or Bad? There is so much we don’t know about our food that it can be overwhelming, confusing, frustrating, and even angering.  This month I hope I can shed some light on such a dark subject; I say dark only because most of us are in the …

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Diet Overload By Emma Ware   Diet Overload. Wherever we look today there are programs saturating social media, internet, television, and magazines with diet options like Keto, Vegan, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, South Beach, Vegetarian, Atkins, and Nutri-system just to name a few.  Each one touts their systems and presents testimonials from people who …

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January Blues By Emma Ware Happy New Year, a phrase so familiar as we entered 2019 and ended a kaleidoscope of holiday season activities. It’s time to reflect just how much we survived and what we wished we had done differently. Every January, we want to make the New Year better than the last and …

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