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Hayley N. Philip

Hayley N. Philip

Manuka Honey: Life Changer or Money Waster?

Manuka Honey: Life Changer or Money Waster?

Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are said to help cure everything from wounds, to tooth decay, to digestive issues, and even infections from cystic fibrosis. Can this supposed superfood really provide relief from all these ailments?

Food Ingredients, Health

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A Vitamin D-lemma: Sunscreen vs. Healthy Sun Exposure

A Vitamin D-lemma: Sunscreen vs. Healthy Sun Exposure

Our bodies need vitamin D from the sun to function properly, but sunlight can also damage our skin and the FDA has just put out a warning against certain sunscreen ingredients, like oxybenzone and PABA. So how can we get our much-needed vitamin D while keeping our bodies safe?

Health

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Electromagnetic Fields: Protecting Yourself through Nutrition

Electromagnetic Fields: Protecting Yourself through Nutrition

Did you know the devices we depend on all day emit electromagnetic fields, or EMFs? What are EMFs, anyway? We're taking a look at what these fields do to our bodies and which foods help us combat any ill effects.

Health

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#CeleryJuice: Based on Facts or Followers?

#CeleryJuice: Based on Facts or Followers?

What is the deal with celery juice? Is its rapid gain in popularity attributed to any scientific research, or is this an example of society's demand for quick fixes and social acceptance?

Diet, Food Ingredients, Health

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The MIND DIET: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain

The MIND DIET: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Brain

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. That means that in the time it takes you to read this article, five people will have developed the disease. Alarming? Yes, but what if there was a diet that could help slow cognitive decline by targeting brain protective foods that combat the causes of dementia-related diseases?

Diet, Health

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Coming Soon to Your Favorite Foods: The New Nutrition Facts Label

Coming Soon to Your Favorite Foods: The New Nutrition Facts Label

After 25 years, the nutrition facts panel is getting an update! Many businesses have already converted to the new label, which begs the question: what changes have been made and what do they mean to me?

Health

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California Megafires and the Effects on Agriculture

California Megafires and the Effects on Agriculture

Wildfires are devastating, not only to the families whose homes are demolished but also to the land and farmers supplying our fruits, vegetables, wine grapes and cattle for dairy and meat production.

Animal Welfare and Health, Food Production, Soil and Crop Management

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Keep Salmonella Away From Your Thanksgiving Table!

Keep Salmonella Away From Your Thanksgiving Table!

Thanksgiving is a time to cherish traditions and family recipes! Don't give salmonella a seat at the Thanksgiving table: properly handle and cook your turkey.

Food Safety

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