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"Pink Slime" has made the headlines a few times in the last week.  McDonalds reported it would be banning the beef from their menu along with Taco Bell and Burger King.  However, it will still be served in schools throughout the United States.

In fact 6.5 percent of the 111,556,000 pounds of beef, around 7 million pounds, that the USDA has contracted to buy this year for schools will come from Beef Products Inc.; a company who estimates that its ammonia-based beef is approximately 70...

As winter settles in around most of us, the temperatures drop, the days get shorter and the snow falls.  This is a great time to use soups as a healthy part of your diet.  Many traditional favorites are high in sodium or fats but here are some healthy alternatives. 

CHNUCKY CHICKEN NOODLE  (OR RICE) SOUP

4 skinless boneless organic chicken breasts 4 cups purified water 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 3 celery tops 2 cups purified water 2 ounces uncooked...

As we start out this new year let's reaffirm to eat healthy.  I realize this statement can be a bit overwhelming.  There is so much information these days on nutrition and toxic foods.  But here are 7 simple suggestions to start you down the path of healthy eating.  If you can simply add these 7 foods into your diet you will be off to a great start.

A review of 67 studies show that diets high in soluble fiber, like that found in steel cut oats, lower total "LDL" (the undesirable)...

What is GMO  and why does it have so many people up in arms?  More importantly, what can you do to protect you and your families health from GMOs? 

GMO is a term we see over and over again in the food news.  It stands for genetically modified organism or genetically engineered organism.  According to wikapedia, "material (seeds) have been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These techniques, generally known as recombinant DNA technology, use DNA molecules from different...

When you think of detoxification or cleansing of your body do you remember to include the largest organ of the body?

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and yet is often overlooked when someone decides to detox and cleanse their body.  Today many skin care products and make-up are full of chemicals that become toxic once they are absorbed into the body. Since awareness and education are both a large part of our mission here at Natural Horizons Wellness Center we have decided to...

As we enjoy the "March Madness" fever of college basketball, watching some incredible athletes run, shoot, and make amazing shots, keeping us on the edge of our sofas we can't help but wonder, were they born with that natural ability or did they spend hour after fatiguing hour to develop it? 

Numerous youth & parents watch as agile, talented athletes of both genders, and multiple ethnic backgrounds compete in sports ranging from track and field to football, lacrosse to baseball...

You thought it was good for you.  You thought you were doing your body a favor by doing it.  But once again, we were fooled by the marketing companies.  Like many Americans who have been purchasing bottled water rather than drinking tap water you felt it would help in your quest for overall health.  The Environmental Working Group, EWG, has recently published their report findings on the study of 10 major bottled water companies.  You will definitely want to read the report. 

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How are you doing on that resolution to loose weight and get in shape?  The first few days were great, right?  Then came day three and four and the cravings started gnawing at your brain like a teenager wanting to borrow the car on Friday night.  You kept them at bay and did pretty good for the first week.  The reward was noted on the scale and you felt like 2011 would be the year you finally mastered your goal.

The second week was actually easier than the first.  You've overcome...

From cosmetics to cleaning products to diapers, we live in a world of wonderful scents that might be making us sick, even when those fragrances come from products that claim to be organic, natural and pure. In an analysis of 25 of the most commonly used scented products — including ones labeled “organic,” “natural” or “non-toxic” — scientists at the Univerity of Washington identified at least 133 chemicals wafting off of them.  Each product emitting an average of 17 chemicals each.  A...

Your eyes are your window to the world, so protecting them is a top priority. One of the best ways to keep your eyes healthy as you age is with nutritional eye friendly foods.   Your mother may have told you to eat your carrots so you can see clearly at night.  But carrots are far from the only foods to keep your eyes healthy.

Egg Yolks -   Egg Yolks are high in lutein, a yellow hued antioxidant.  It is known for its ability to protect against cataracts and macular...

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