Symptoms of PMS like mood swings, irritability, depression, anxiety, bloating, breast tenderness, sugar cravings, headaches, and sleep disturbances, affect 75% of women. But just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you have to live with these symptoms. So what is the underlying cause of PMS? Hormones become unbalanced. Estrogen levels increase and progesterone levels decrease. There are many…

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  Although they seem like a nuisance, the stickers or labels attached to fruit and some vegetables have more of a function than helping scan the price at the checkout stand. The PLU code, or price lookup number printed on the sticker, also tells you how the fruit was grown. By reading the PLU code,…

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I was so good at resisting the candy this weekend, at first, and then I broke down and totally dug into a snickers bar (or three). Now I’m thinking: what’s the trick to quit treats? We know excess sugar feeds obesity and diabetes, and new research ties it to chronic inflammation (which has been linked…

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Don’t be fooled by the marketing. Agave nectar is not really a whole food or a raw “nectar” as the label says, rather it is a highly processed and fractionated sweetener syrup. The major concern is the high level of free fructose in agave syrup—much higher than in honey and maple syrup. Agave syrup contains 70…

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