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Ari LeVaux writes a syndicated weekly food column, Flash in the Pan.
This Humble Food Is a Nutritional Powerhouse -- and It Changed the Lives of Hippies, Environmentalists, and Gun-Toting Rednecks
Posted on: Feb 25, 2015, Source: AlterNet
It's the kind of food that feeds villages. It also benefits impact on the land where it grows.
Bone Broth Is Trendy, But You May Be Poisoning Yourself With Heavy Metals If You're Not Careful
Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet
If bones from the wrong animal are used, broth could be a source of lead exposure.
Huge Number of People Believe Drinking Alkalinized Water Prevents Diseases: Are They Right?
Posted on: Feb 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Drinking bottled alkaline water can be expensive, and that money could buy a lot of veggies.
Americans Are Finally Waking Up to the Enormous Health Benefits of Bitter Foods
Posted on: Jan 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The positive benefits can be enough for some people to appreciate bitter flavors.
The Secret Power of Mayonnaise
Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Mayo is literally the glue behind the glitter.
Why the Most Inspiring Thing You'll Ever Read Could Be a Seed Catalog
Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Seed catalogs offer an increasingly artistic array of themes for the armchair gardener.
Why Claims That Eating Soy Will Make Men Grow Breasts and Harm Children Are Nonsense
Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The long lifespan of people who eat soy products in Okinawa, Japan is evidence.
Pretty Much Everything We've Been Taught About Dangers of Eating Fat Is Wrong
Posted on: Dec 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Dietary fat is not as bad as you think....
Everything You Learned About Breakfast Is Wrong
Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Recent studies suggest that the benefits of that first meal of the day are not so simple.
2 Easy Ways to Get the Kale Haters in Your Life on Board With This Healthy Food
Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Kale is the Justin Bieber of vegetables, and the people who sing its praises are as annoying as his fans.
If You Don't Want Pie on Thanksgiving—Delightful Food You Can Be Truly Thankful for
Posted on: Nov 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Who needs crust anyway?
Why Is the Media Picking on the 'Hipster Diet'?
Posted on: Oct 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Give hipsters a break.
Mussels May Be the World's Most Sustainable Meat, So Be Smart and Buy Fresh Ones
Posted on: Oct 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Mussels are one of the cheapest and tastiest forms of animal protein available.
America, Land of Tame Food
Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Some extreme laws around wild meat are putting a big crimp on sustainable food models.
Latest Scientific Evidence Should Be Death Blow to Artificial Sweeteners
Posted on: Sep 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Messing with the microbes in your digestive process is not the way to go.
The Big Screaming Problem with the Low-Carb Diet Study That Has Food Experts Up in Arms
Posted on: Sep 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Before you start a low-carb diet, there is one glaring issue in the new popular study.
Why Food You've Salvaged Should Be a Growing Part of Your Diet
Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Salvaging food that would have gone unharvested could help feed the hungry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Food Labelled 'Organic' Is No Guarantee of Safety—Shocking Levels of Heavy Metals in Imported Food Highlight the Danger
Posted on: Jul 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet
We have a lot to learn.
Meet the Controversial MIT Scientist Who Claims She Discovered a Cause of Gluten Intolerance
Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Does she finally have the answer?
Is the Outrage Over GMO Overblown?
Posted on: Feb 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Skeptics of GM food need to understand that genetic manipulation isn't an unholy act.
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