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Richard Cohen M.D.
Why organic and local food is healthier

Why organic and local food is healthier

I love shopping at the fruit and veggie stand near my house. It makes me feel good to know where my food is coming from.  I’ve gotten to know the farmer at my market personally. She’s shown me the organic seeds she plants, and has let me see the type of soil she uses. We even talk about her natural methods of keeping nutrients in the soil and deterring bugs.  And now I don’t need to go to a huge store any more to sort through all the produce stamped “organic.” I’m feeding my family better than organic.  What’s wrong with organic...

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Richard Cohen M.D.
Natural food products can still fail natural food tests!

Natural food products can still fail natural food tests!

The recent news about New York State implementing herbal testing on four mass market brands of dietary supplements is extremely significant for the natural products industry. Many herbal products failed the testing for multiple reasons, including the products not containing the ingredients claimed on the label, and for containing contaminants not listed on the label. As a result, the state demanded that the products be recalled and pulled off the shelves.  This historic event brings up more questions than answers because the testing method (for plant DNA) is not an appropriate test for extracts. It causes concern about why it was...

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Dr. Rick Cohen
Can you reprogram your genes with food?

Can you reprogram your genes with food?

Can you reprogram your genes with food? They overall upshot of the article is you better be careful what you eat. But also rejoice in the ability of good food for your best life and body. The concept of "reprogramming genes with food" typically refers to the idea that certain nutrients or compounds in food can influence gene expression. While food can indeed impact gene expression through various mechanisms, it's essential to clarify a few points. Can what you eat really reprogram your genes – an expert explains the emerging science of nutrigenomics, which applications from child development to extending...

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Dr. Rick Cohen
Beetroot Powder Is Everywhere. Should You Take It?

Beetroot Powder Is Everywhere. Should You Take It?

The Research on Beetroot Supplements and Exercise Is Kind of Awesome Beetroot Powder Is Everywhere. Should You Take It? This is the question behind today's article. And the answer, while the author says yes, we say NO. Why do we say no since we even sell beet based supplements!? While beetroot supplements have a large amount of research and evidence behind them to boost performance, health, and even lifespan, you should not take them. Instead, opt for the stronger variety of beet-based supplement which is called beetroot juice powder. Why? Beetroot juice powder is 40x more concentrated than beetroot powder...

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