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Stocking Up for Health

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Miller, Marshall, Nopporn Thangthaeng, Shibu Poulose, Barbara Shukitt-Hale. “Role of Fruits, Nuts, and Vegetables in Maintaining Cognitive Health.” Experimental Gerontology,  August 2017.

Neghab, Masoud, Mahdieh Delikhoon, Abbas Norouzian Baghani, Jafar Hasanzadeh. “Exposure to Cooking Fumes and Acute Reversible Decrement in Lung Functional Capacity.” The International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, October 2017.

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Park, Sung-Woo, Joo-Young Kim, You-Sun Kim, Sang Jin Lee, Sang Don Lee, Moon Kee Chung. “A Milk Protein, Casein, as a Proliferation Promoting Factor in Prostate Cancer Cells.” The World Journal of Men’s Health, August 2014.

Petiwala, Sakina, Angela Puthenveetil, Jeremy Johnson. “Polyphenols from the  Mediterranean Herb Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) for Prostate Cancer.” Frontiers in Pharmacology, March 2013.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Satija, Ambika, et al. “Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies.” PLOS Medicine, June 14 2016.

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Svedahl, Sindre, Kristin Svendsen, Torgunn Qvenild, Ann Sjaastad, Bjørn Hilt. “Short Term Exposure to Cooking Fumes and Pulmonary Function.” Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, May 2009.

Tai, Joseph, Susan Cheung, Matthew Wu, David Hasman. “Antiproliferation Effect of Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) on Human Ovarian Cancer Cells in Vitro.” Phytomedicine, March 2012.

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Organic and Non-GMO

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Defois, Clémence, et al. “Food Chemicals Disrupt Human Gut Microbiota Activity And Impact Intestinal Homeostasis as Revealed by In Vitro Systems.” Scientific Reports, 2018.

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Popkin, Barry, Linda Adair, Shu Wen Ng. “Global Nutrition Transition and the Pandemic of Obesity in Developing Countries.” Nutrition Reviews, 2012.

Rommens, Caius. Pandora’s Potatoes: The Worst GMOs. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2018.

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Shephard, Mark. Restoration Agriculture: Real-World Permaculture for Farmers. Acres USA, 2013.

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Stamets, Paul. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Ten Speed Press, 2005.

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US Food and Drug Administration. “How FDA Regulates Food from Genetically Engineered Plants.”

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Sourcing Vibrant Food

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Environmental Working Group. “EWG’s Tapwater Database.”

Fry, Jillian P., et al. “Environmental Health Impacts of Feeding Crops to Farmed Fish.” Environment International, May 2016.

Pramod, Ganapathiraju, Katrina Nakamura, Tony Pitcher, Leslie Delagran. “Estimates of Illegal and Unreported Fish in Seafood Imports to the USA.” Marine Policy, 2014.

Greenberg, Paul. American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. Penguin Press, 2014.

Greenberg, Paul. “Environmental Problems of AquacultureEarth Journalism Network, April 18 2014.

Parish, Jane, J. Daniel Rivera, Holly Boland. “Understanding the Ruminant Animal Digestive System.” Mississippi State University Extension, 2017.

Balancing Your Plant-Based Diet

Campbell, T. Colin. Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. BenBella Books, 2014.

Chen, Fan, et al. “Association Among Dietary Supplement Use, Nutrient Intake, and Mortality Among US Adults: A Cohert Study” Annals of Internal Medicine, April 2019

Ebbing, Marta, et al. “Cancer Incidence and Mortality After Treatment with Folic Acid and Vitamin B12.” Jama: The Journal of the American Medical Association, November 2009.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. “Dietary Reference Intakes Tables and Application,2011.

Satia, J.A., et al. “Long-Term Use of Carotene, Retinol, Lycopene, and Lutein Supplements and Lung Cancer Risk: Results from the Vitamins and Lifestyle (Vital) Study.” American Journal of Epidemiology, April 2009.

Vegan Health | Evidence-Based Nutrient Recommendations. “What Every Vegan Should Know about Vitamin B12.”

Watanabe, Fumio, Yukinori Yabuta, Tomohiro Bito, Fei Teng. “Vitamin B12 Containing Plant Food Sources for Vegetarians.” Nutrients, May 2014.

Welch, Alisa, et al. “Dietary Intake and Status of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in a Population of Fish-Eating and Non-Fish-Eating Meat-Eaters, Vegetarians, and Vegans: Results from the EPIC-Norfolk Cohort.” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2010.

Wu, Qi-Jun, et al. “Vitamin E Intake and the Lung Cancer Risk among Female Non-Smokers: A Report from the Shanghai Womens Health Study.” International Journal of Cancer,  February 2015.

A Well-Appointed Kitchen

Feldman, Nancy, Cathi Lamp, Arthur Craigmill. “Lead Leaching in Ceramics Difficult to Predict.” California Agriculture, 1999.

Kosuth, Mary, Sherri Mason, Elizabeth Wattenberg. “Anthropogenic Contamination of Tap Water, Beer, and Sea Salt.” PLOS One, April 11 2018.

Mason, Sherri, Victoria Welch, Joseph Neratko. “Synthetic Polymer Contamination in Bottled Water.” Frontiers in Chemistry, September 11 2018

Natural Baby Mama. “Leach Testing my Cookware for Heavy Metals,” March 28 2017.

Rubin, Tamara. MisLead: America’s Secret Epidemic. Book and movie pending.

Tyree, Chris, Dan Morrison. “Invisibles: The Plastic Inside Us: An Investigative Report.”

Weil, Andrew. “Cooking with Cast-Iron?Dr. Andrew Weil: Healthy Home Q & A, March 21 2006.


Hutkins, Robert. “Got Gas? Blame It on your Bacteria.” International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics, September 2016.

Slavin, Joanne. “Fiber and Prebiotics: Mechanisms and Health Benefits.” Nutrients, April 22 2013.


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Environmental Working Group (EWG). “Arsenic Is in Rice–Should You Worry?”