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Putting the C in Cauliflower

Putting the C in Cauliflower

The Vitamin that Makes this Cruciferous Crucial   It’s no surprise the benefits of cauliflower can be lengthy. Just one look at this veggie and you can tell it’s closely related to the infamous broccoli family, which has been well understood as a potent cruciferous. Like it’s cousin, cauliflower is dense with a whole alphabet of vitamins and nutrients. Most notably is the Vitamin C content. Making up an impressive 73%, Vitamin C tops the chart (literally, see this whfoods source) and provides 54 milligrams of it per cup. That’s great, but what does Vitamin C really do? You see it...

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Peace and Grandpa Pete

Peace and Grandpa Pete

Today is August 11th, and today I bury my Grandpa Pete. Six years ago on this day, I was by my grandma’s side as she passed away. Now I pray they are together in Heaven.  I was close to my grandparents. My Grandpa Pete, who married my grandma the year I was born, was the only Grandpa I have ever known. When I think of my grandparents, I think of the summers I spent in La Grande, Oregon. With them, I learned so much. My grandparents literally lived off the land. They had a huge garden where they grew all their...

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The Science of a Smile

The Science of a Smile

Did you know that a child learns to smile from her mother? It’s simple really, and you might already subconsciously figure the process. We learn best by watching and mimicking. There’s an actual scientific reason for that. Of course, there is a scientific reason for just about everything, even if we can’t find it. But the implication underneath the Science of a Smile (S.o.S.) is what we’re most concerned about. By now, I hope you’ve read about our Give the Lifestyle Campaign. If not, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with it because S.o.S. has the potential to be a great tool for it!...

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Is It Really Organic?

Is It Really Organic?

Ever hear people talk about how organic from the supermarket doesn’t taste any different or feel any better? You would think with all the hubbub about organic (and the higher price tag) it would have some obvious differences from the conventional. Maybe you’ve tasted and felt the non-difference and wondered, What did I just pay extra for? On the surface, this seems like a debate about organic versus conventional. Is it really worth it? What’s the difference? Recent news has uncovered a different question, however, that might explain why you’re local organic produce does actually taste and feel better than the supermarket organic...

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