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WATCH YOUR MOUTH! getting to know your labels.

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I was walking through my favorite local grocery store in LA today when I saw America’s favorite brunette wearing Gucci’s newest tee, made of white organic cotton and stamped with a beautiful, shiny, and red apple.  At that moment I was struck at the realities of today: 1) fashion has finally progressed (far) past the rhinestone skull phase (thank the sweet universe); and, 2) healthy living has become more then a style…it’s now a movement.  If you live in a city like I do, where cigarettes and chips have been traded in for yoga mats and kombucha, it’s practically impossible not to take part.  Because I sorta like this trend (I’m writing a food/nutrition blog for pete’s sake), and because I think people are TRYING to purchase things that will improve their health, I want to do my part to ensure this fad doesn’t fade as quickly as the parachute pant.… Read more!

WATCH YOUR MOUTH!–your freedom of choice is up for grabs

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WHAT ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS?
Simply put, the genetic modification of food is the process in which a food’s DNA is specifically and deliberately altered. Often called “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering,” genetic modification allows for a selected set of genes from one organism to be transferred to another, usually to a completely different species.… Read more!

WATCH YOUR…STEP?

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I know this blog is supposed to be about nutrition (hence the blog title “watch your mouth.”) But, I just can’t help myself—I saw way too many examples of good-hearted Americans literally wasting their time this week, and I have to make a comment on a habit that may be impacting people’s health without them even knowing.… Read more!