Fortune cookies

Fortune Cookie Ingredients

“I gotta tell you, I think I’d rather eat the fortune inside cookie and take my chances with the ingredients in the paper, than actually eat the contents of the cookie itself.” Fortune Cookie Ingredients This was my first time looking at the ingredients on fortune cookies and I couldn’t help my cringe. Not only

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homemade granola

What is the healthiest granola?

In this health video, Tony reports from the original Whole Foods in Austin, TX which boasts a wide assortment of granola. Unfortunately, every single granola offered is loaded with sugar. In order to get the oats and nuts and raisins to stick together, there needs to be some oil or sugar source like honey or

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women on death bed

What is Post Traumatic Growth?

Many of us have heard of “Post Traumatic Stress” but consider becoming familiar with “Post Traumatic Growth.” Some define it as the notion that a horrible event can actually make you stronger and better person. It turns out, according to a nurse who interviewed dying patients and recorded their answers in a blog and a

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Breadcrumbs title page

Why are bread crumbs unhealthy?

Bread crumbs seem pretty harmless, they’re just tasty pieces of bread to give your meal a better look, texture or taste. One would think that bread crumb ingredients are pretty simple and straight forward and resemble bread ingredients. A closer look however reveals several concerns. I think video health tip, Tony takes you into the

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vanilla bean extract

Buy this not that: Vanilla extract vs. Vanilla Flavor

The magic word In this short video health tip, Tony explains that vanilla extract is a healthier option than vanilla flavor. Vanilla, commonly used for baking, should have only two ingredients: vanilla bean and alcohol (used for extracting the vanilla from the bean). However, in the grocery store we often see “vanilla flavor” (fake vanilla)

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women sleeping on bed

4 reasons you’re not sleeping well

Besides questions about weight loss, the most common thing people come to me for is help sleeping. In order to fix the problem, we first have to figure out why they’re not sleeping. For instance, if you’re not able to sleep because of a stressful spouse and lighting in your room…then I can give you

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Cancer Patient

3 Tips for reducing EMFs in your home

The science on Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMFs), invisible waves emitted from electronics, is concerning. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) both classify EMFs as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” But for those who are skeptical, in denial, or just living their best “YOLO” life, I present you with three

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Macaroni and cheese bowl

Buy this, not that: Mac n’ cheese

An American Staple Macaroni and powdered cheese is an inexpensive and filling staple of households across America, that debuted in 1937 during the great depression as cheap form of calories. I’m generally not a fan of this dish because of the lack of nutrients in the pasta and the processed powdered cheese, but for those

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Jelly beans with food dye

Food dyes and behavioral issues in kids

What if it’s not the sugar? Whether it’s Halloween candy, a bowl of fruity pebbles, or birthday cake, children are known to get hyper when eating sweets. Many parents know that giving their child sweets can spark behavioral issues and are quick to blame sugar. With good reason. But what many parents don’t know is

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Pasta sauce over noodles

Buy this, not that: pasta sauce

A nice pasta dinner… Imagine for a moment, you’re sitting down for a fancy Italian dinner. The wine is flowing, the bread is still hot and mouth watering, and you begin to sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on your towering pla te of marinara sauce and favorite pasta noodles. The smell of Italian spices has you

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