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LATEST NEWS: Victory for the Frozen Message

Dr. Oz & TIME Magazine Help Bring Frozen to the Public  The American food supply is abundant, nutritionally sound and affordable – and it can be found in your supermarket. An article written by Dr. Mehmet Oz, well-known surgeon, author and personality, in a TIME cover story called “What to… Read More

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Fruit Sugar Fear: Facts & Fictions

Sometimes it seems our relationship with sugar resembles a turbulent tango. We pull it close when we want it, in cookies, cakes, and sodas. But even when we pull away, it’s there – in prepared foods, condiments, and crackers. It plays with our brains and makes us want it more…. Read More

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New Generation = New Trends in Nutrition?

Our Kids Could Change the Course of Healthy Eating    The news has been grim: one in three American kids is overweight or obese, according to the American Heart Association. In Maine, more than half of all adults will be obese by 2030, wreaking havoc on the state’s health and… Read More

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Is Happiness As Close As Our Plate?

The Role of Fruits & Vegetables in Mental Health Research Intensifies Crossing the border into the state of bliss can be as elusive as it is subjective. We might find joy in a chocolate cake today and in a visit with an old friend tomorrow. But regardless of the source… Read More

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Brain Function Key Topic at ME Research Summit

It’s been called the “brain berry” and the influence it wields on the health of our brains has been dubbed the “blueberry-brain connection.” While this may sound like something from a distant future, it’s not science fiction. There is, however, plenty of science involved. It has to do with the… Read More

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Questioning Nutritional Research: Do We Need More Studies About Health & Nutrition?

Just before the debut of his now-popular TV show The Doctors, pediatrician Jim Sears talked to Wild About Health about wild blueberries, nutrition, and nutritional research. He reminded us that 200 years before we even knew what Vitamin C was, sailors ate lemons and limes to help prevent scurvy while… Read More

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Cranberries: 5 Things to Know About This Healthy, Colorful Fruit

In the fall, the cranberry’s heyday begins. Harvest season is marked by a sea of red for many regions, and while top cranberry producer Wisconsin is the state most recognized for its cranberry crop, Maine and parts of Canada also contribute to global cranberry production. Maine alone produces approximately 2… Read More

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Wild Blueberry Shoulder Season: A Seamless Shift From Fresh to Frozen

“Shoulder season” is known to many in Maine and the Atlantic Provinces as the season to say goodbye to the last fresh local pint of wild blueberries. It refers to the time just after the height of the harvest and before the annual move into winter, and it marks a… Read More

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Study: Wild Blueberries May Protect DNA from Damage

New data suggests that juice made from wild blueberries may reduce oxidative damage to DNA by around 3% and decrease the risk of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases. Read more about the intriguing role of phytochemicals in this new research! Read More

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Diabetes, Wild & “The Newsroom”

Why This Story Won’t Be On HBO’s New Series    A scene from a recent episode of Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series The Newsroom takes place in May of 2011. In it, a reporter implores her producer to open the show with news of the debate in Congress about lifting the… Read More

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