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What Fresh Turmeric Root Can Do for You

February 25, 2016 Sharon Palmer

Let's face it, turmeric is hot! I remember the first time I heard about this spice at a nutrition conference several years ago. A nutrition researcher was discussing its anti-inflammatory potential in the fight against

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How to Make a Mason Jar Salad

June 30, 2014 Sharon Palmer

Mason jars are perfect for canning and preserving, but these handy glass jars can go far beyond this functional task. These days, Mason jars have been repurposed for household décor, drinking glasses and, yes, portable

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Smart Snacking Can Make You Healthier

February 12, 2014 Sharon Palmer

Snacking is at an all-time high. Ninety percent of Americans report snacking on any given day, and according to a USDA report on snacking patterns of U.S. adults, snacking habits have doubled in the past

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Lightening Up Your Holidays

December 2, 2013 Sharon Palmer

Americans steadily gain an average of .4 to 1.8 pounds each year during their adult lives, according to research, and it’s likely that the time of year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s may be to

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October is National Vegetarian Month

October 8, 2013 Sharon Palmer

Vegetarian eating has come a long way thanks to a long list of vegetarian celebrities, from Anne Hathaway to Carrie Underwood. In fact, according to the 2012 Vegetarian Resource Group Poll, 47 percent of the

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Celebrating Whole Grains Month

September 13, 2013 Sharon Palmer

There are so many fallacies out there regarding carbohydrates. You can thank the low-carb, high-protein diet craze for fueling our seemingly unending confusion about carbohydrates and the associated impacts on our health. Despite the confusion

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Tips for Vegan Victory

June 26, 2013 Sharon Palmer

With popular books, films, blogs and even an ex-president boasting the benefits of going vegan, interest in this lifestyle seems to be gaining ground. But animal products are a major staple in the Western diet,