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How to Invest and Live with Intent: Plant-Based Diets and a Cleaner Climate

March 2, 2017

  As consumers seek sustainable long-term food alternatives, capital floods into the market to fund companies that develop solutions.


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Could the Bugs in Your Stomach Be at the Center of Your Health?

February 2, 2017

A Financial Poise Column about the travels and learning of a food tech investor.   by Tyler Mayoras   Why you should give up diet soda, limit antibiotic use and start eating fermented foods   Over the last five years, there have been key research breakthroughs in the link between gut health and your brain, immunology […]


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Preparing for the Zika Virus

October 3, 2016

  Not too long ago, we featured some tips on how to repel bugs without the use of insecticides. Although these helpful (and often homegrown) hints will help ward off mosquitos and many other biting insects, the risk involved with the Zika virus may require a more potent protection. Regardless of which organization you listen […]


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Protect Your Head: The Best Bicycle Helmets

September 13, 2016

In the ever constant stream of movement around the globe, bicycles have made resurgence, with different programs in metropolitan areas offering bike share programs and rentals around town. However, with this influx of bike riders, Consumer Reports notes in the August 2016 issue on product updates, Find the Best Bicycle Helmet, that people using bike […]


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Healthy Fats? Yes, There is Such a Thing 

September 7, 2016

There are two main types of potentially harmful fats: trans fat and saturated fat. Saturated fat comes from animal sources of food, i.e. red meat and poultry. This type of fat raises your blood cholesterol levels, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Trans fat is made from “partially hydrogenated […]


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4 Underrated Green Vegetables That You Should Try in Your Next Salad

August 28, 2016

Salads or green vegetable purchases could be on the rise this summer. A recent Nielsen survey reported that 66 percent of U.S. respondents say they’re eating healthier now than they were two years ago, and 64 percent say that they’re trying to buy healthier foods. Salads have historically been a great way to get a lot […]


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Creepy, Crawly, and Crunchy? Why Insects are the Next Big Thing in Food 

August 23, 2016

  It is common knowledge that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial to the brain and the heart. Fish oil is the most commonly known source; it contains two omega-3 fatty acids called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). A new source has recently emerged, however, and it may come as a surprise to many. […]


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How to Prevent a Concussion From Happening–and How to Treat It If It Does  

August 17, 2016

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Most concussions are caused by a blow to the head but can also be caused by your head and upper body being violently shaken. A concussion is not something that you can walk off or wrap in a bandage; this type […]


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6 Healthy (And Delicious!) Superfood Smoothie Bowls 

August 10, 2016

Superfood smoothie bowls are quickly becoming one of this year’s biggest breakfast trends, and it’s easy to see why. Smoothie bowls are great for breakfast, lunch, or after a workout. They differ from a classic smoothie in two ways: they’re eaten out of a bowl and are thicker than a smoothie you’d grab at Jamba […]


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Take Care of Your Poor, Overworked Shoulders 

August 3, 2016

According to a 2015 Dr. Oz The Good Life article titled “Owner’s Manual: Listen to Your Shoulders,” about 16 million people a year — the majority of them women, who have looser joints than men — check in with a doctor for a shoulder woe. If you’re one of the 16 million Americans who suffer […]


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If You Are What You Eat, Which Diet Should You Choose? 

July 25, 2016

For centuries, vegetarianism has been a standard diet for many people. Prior to the Civil War era, vegetarians were known as Pythagoreans, named after the famed Greek philosopher and discoverer of the geometric Pythagorean theorem, Pythagoras. In 1847, the American Vegetarian Society was formed. Since then, several different special diets have emerged – some are […]


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Alternative Technology Used to Enhance the Human Body

July 18, 2016

In this age of rapid technological advancements and increasing use of robots to manage tasks, it is no surprise that humans would begin taking advantage of these tools. What may come as a surprise, though, is the extent to which some people are already using technology – in their bodies. There are two different ways […]


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4 Relaxation Tips to Help You Get to Sleep

July 11, 2016

Falling asleep may come naturally to some people, but statistics show there are many people who suffer from various sleep disorders. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls insufficient sleep a “public health problem.” One of the most common sleep issues people suffer from is insomnia, the inability to fall or stay asleep. This […]


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Lower Back Pain? Do This, Not That

July 5, 2016

  The April 2016 issue of Consumer Reports brought us an article which reappeared in the June 2016 issue, titled How to Get Rid of Lower Back Pain. We’ve given you the salient points here. For Prevention, Do This Exercises to strengthen your core muscles that support your spine, abdomen, and hips. Bend at the knees […]


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Do You Know if Your Doctor is on Probation?

June 27, 2016

If you wanted to look up your physician’s background or malpractice history, would you know where to begin? In April 2016, Consumer Reports published an article titled, “What You Don’t Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You.” After learning of a malpractice suit against a physician in Southern California, the consumer-focused magazine began performing an […]


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