Collier and Lee Counties Edition
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Paralysis by Analysis

In the essay, “What’s Making Us Sick is an Epidemic of Diagnoses,” Dr. H. Gilbert Welch concludes that “the biggest health threat…is our health-care system.”

March 2007
Healthier Pots & Pans

Healthier Pots & Pans

The next generation of stoveware will happily wean us from the recent misguided era of no-stick coatings that contain carcinogens.

March 2007
Grocery Produce Alert

Grocery Produce Alert

When organic fruits and veggies aren’t available, we can turn to the next “best bet.”

March 2007
Healthy Pick

Healthy Pick

According to studies, when it comes to disease-fighting antioxidants, cloudy apple juice appears to be the clear winner.

March 2007
Skin Wins

Skin Wins

Orly International, OPI Products and Sally Hansen have eliminated the toxic chemical dibutyl phthalate (DBP) from their nail polish and nail treatment products.

March 2007
Sharper Image

Sharper Image

Working out regularly and still not satisfied with your appearance? The culprit could be your exercise routine.

March 2007

Low-Fat Foods Can Lead to Obesity

“Stick with the regular version of foods, but eat a little bit less,” counsels Brian Wansink, Ph.D., author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think.

February 2007
Chew Well to Lose Weight

Chew Well to Lose Weight

The first scientific study on “satiety” shows that chewing each bite 25 times causes women to eat up to 210 fewer calories a day and they wind up weighing less.

February 2007
GE Foods Update

GE Foods Update

A Pew Initiative of Food and Biotechnology survey reveals that 75 percent of Americans believe that they’ve never eaten a genetically engineered food.

February 2007
Poetic Art for the Heart

Poetic Art for the Heart

It turns out that reciting poetry with a good beat can give our heart a break.

February 2007
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