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Celiac Awareness

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that is triggered by gluten (a protein) found in foods, primarily wheat. Celiac disease damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. More than 2 million people, or about 1 in 100[1], have celiac disease.

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Proposal 1: Something for Everyone

Michigan roads are bad and getting worse, but voters will decide whether Proposal 1 and its $1.9 billion price tag is the right fix as they go to the polls on May 5th. But is the proposed increase of the sales tax from 6% to 7% really just for the roads?

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Fish: Naturally Healthy Fast Food

Tina Miller 2011My favorite way to prepare fish is to grill it! The flavor is wonderful and no fishy smells in the house! For optimal health, how much fish should you eat? The American Heart Assoc. recommends eating fish at least twice per week, or at least 12 ounces of fish weekly. This can be […]

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Turn the Lights Off If Nobody’s Home

Changes in how people are getting their electricity and the approaching closure of several coal-fired plants are leading Michigan’s energy providers to question the stability of our electrical capacity. You may have seen the television ads advancing the possibility of power shortages. Will rolling blackouts become common? Are we headed for an energy crisis? Is […]

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National Cancer Control Month

According to the American Cancer Society, many cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests. One-third of all cancer deaths in the United States each year are linked to diet and physical activity, including being […]

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What’s In Your Wallet?

Check your purse or pocket. How many dollar coins do you find? When is the last time, or even the first time, that you have seen a Susan B. Anthony, Sacagawea or Presidential dollar coin? Why were they ever minted? Of what value are these dollar coins, other than a dollar of course, in today’s […]

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Celebrate Spring with Soy

April is Soy Foods Month. Enjoy good health and support local farmers by eating soy foods, especially Michigan grown soybeans (michigansoybean.org). How will you benefit from including more soy in your daily routine?

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The Incredible, Edible Egg

You may remember this advertising jingle to promote one of the least expensive sources of protein. I imagine that many people followed an Easter tradition of coloring eggs and placing them in Easter baskets, or having an Easter egg hunt. A couple of weeks ago we talked about the move by many fast food and […]

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Dip Into True Goodness™ by Meijer

Why True Goodness™? Because we wanted a unifying Meijer brand that supports the health and well-being of our customers, making it easy to identify organic and GMO-free options at a value. By combining the high quality and smart value of former Meijer brand labels like Meijer Naturals and Meijer Organics under one brand promise, we […]

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Keeping the Supreme Court Busy

The US Supreme Court heard a case last Wednesday over whether the Environmental Protection Agency erred when it adopted the first ever regulations requiring power plants to cut emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants. This is one more in the string of cases the Supreme Court has heard challenging the legality of the […]

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