Category Archives: Food

Beyond the Jamie Lee Curtis yogurt–the power of kefir!

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In spite of the inroads that probiotics have made into American culture, many people still do not realize that these good bacteria have other homes outside of name-brand yogurts or in those cloudy capsules of lactobacillus found in refrigerated section of the local vitamin store.They don’t know, for example, about the tradition of fermenting special grains called kefir–and the probiotics that result.

Is organic food really better? the results of a school science experiment

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Is organic food really better? It all depends on what you mean by better. One child’s science experiment shows us one important consideration when shopping for produce.

Is dinner time stressful? 7 tips for better family meals

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It’s clear from the publication of the new Dietary Guidelines from the USDA, that we Americans don’t have the most healthy relationship with our food.

Did you eat like this today? The top 10 food items making Americans SAD

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Recently the USDA released some welcome changes in the food pyramid. The details of the new guidelines are found in 112 page document released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Here at Raising Wellness, we’re plumbing the depths of the new food guidelines to pick out the most interesting data on how we’re eating, and what it says about us.

Did Macho Man Die From Eating Slim Jims?

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Macho Man Randy Savage passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident after he had a heart attack. Known for his endorsement of Slim Jim beef jerky, people were only half-joking when they said “Slim Jims killed the Macho Man!” So, did they?