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EWG's 2024 Dirty Dozen/Clean 15

Minimizing Pesticides

Every year since 2004, EWG has released its report listing the fruits and vegetables that are the most heavily laden with pesticides and which have the least amount of pesticide residue. This guide helps us make better choices in the produce department.

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FANTASTIC FUNGI

Explore the many ways mushrooms can benefit our well-being. From boosting our immune system to supporting a healthy gut, mushrooms have much to offer. Let’s uncover the simple yet powerful health benefits that mushrooms bring to the table.

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Man in canoe

High Tide, All Boats

Ensuring children receive proper nutrition requires concerted efforts from parents, schools, governments, non-profits, businesses, and communities.

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Root vegetables

Going Beneath the Surface

Food As Medicine Going Beneath the SurfaceExploring the Delicious World of Root Vegetables In the culinary world, among the plethora of vibrant produce, there is an overlooked yet essential category of vegetables – root vegetables. These treasures have a long history and an array of flavors, textures, and

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Talking with Reyka

Talking with Reyka, Part 1

We all come to it eventually. Whether we begin eating plant-based for our health or for the planet, at some point we realize our beyond-human relatives deserve our respect and compassion. We learn that we are more deeply connected than we might think.

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Framingham Heart Study

The year was 1944.  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was planning for the Allied landing at Normandy.  Around the same time, out of concern from his daughter, the President admitted himself to Bethesda Naval Hospital in March of 1945 for a second opinion.

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Nutritional Power of Winter Squash

Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, oh my! Around this time of year, there may not be much local produce available, but winter squash is still in season. These versatile and hearty fruits come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors, adding warmth and flavor to seasonal dishes.

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Identity and Nutrition

We all have labels that are part of our identity. Some of those labels we choose for ourselves and some we don’t. As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I chose to spend many years studying and working to earn that label. However, sometimes the dietitian label makes me look very different to some people than how I see myself. For example, a very common misconception is that dietitians are part of the “food police” meaning we are watching and judging what other people eat.

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We Must Work Together

Our world faces unprecedented challenges. Clearly, we must truly collaborate in order to enhance human health, elevate animal compassion, and save the planet. Our ability to cooperate for the greater good has never been more crucial. This article delves into the intricacies of these interconnected goals, demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between human well-being, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability.

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