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Corn by Any Other Name

msmith There a number of different kinds of corn; some examples include flour corn, flint corn, dent corn and sweet corn. These different varieties each have different culinary, agricultural and industrial uses. In addition to these different kinds, different corn species can be genetically modified and patented by whichever purveyor modifies the genetic strain. Corn can be grown organically or conventionally.

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Omega 3 Fatty Acids? Go Fish!

doug-headshot-bw Of course, you’ve heard the news; Omega 3 fatty acids may not lower cardiac risk! My first thought? You mean they may? 

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Fasting, Juicing, The Phase 1, and Weight Loss

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Kristin Kons has an excellent piece coming out in this month's newsletter on weight loss, and for anyone utilizing the Phase 1 diet to that end, it will be an excellent resource.

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Fruit and Phase 1

 

msmith The Phase 1 Diet was designed with a couple things in mind. Foods that would do nothing to feed any sort of pathogenic fungal infection were to be encouraged. These foods included organic grass fed, wild caught or pastured meats. Vegetables were encouraged, as were nuts and seeds. Fruits were limited to the tart variety: lemons, limes, grapefruit, berries, avocados, tomatoes, etc.

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Why Cinnamon Is Awesome

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Spices have a special place in the Phase 1 & 2 protocols. Ancient wisdom, it seems, prevails when it comes these foods - mankind has used them for generations to promote health, and modern scientific research continues to prove that they should undoubtedly be included in our diets. Spices embody the idea of foods being medicine. 

 

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The New York City Soda Ban

msmith New York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken bold action in the fight against obesity, calling for a city-wide law banning the sale of sodas over 16 ounces. This is one of the boldest moves made on the part of any governing body to curb the nationwide problem of obesity.

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Salmonella and Gut Terrain

msmith If you have ever had the unfortunate experience of being infected with salmonella, you know that it is not a pleasant experience. Salmonella can cause fever, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea – sometimes so severe that the infected person must be hospitalized. Most people recover without treatment in 4 to 7 days. Salmonella is a food borne bacteria. People get sick from eating contaminated foods, or foods that have been cross-contaminated. The gut is one of the first lines of defense for immunity. Many health practitioners will often say that good health begins and ends with the gut.

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