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Inflammation: The hidden health threat

Acute inflammation is the body's way of fighting infections and coping with injuries, and it plays an important role in keeping us healthy. But there's another kind of inflammation that can make us sick. Chronic, low level inflammation has been linked to many diseases and chronic health conditions, from arthritis and Alzheimer's to heart disease and cancer. 

Fortunately, you can reduce chronic inflammation and your risk for these diseases with healthy lifestyle choices, particularly in the kind of food you eat. In this podcast, I explain what inflammation is, how things like stress, exercise and diet affect it, and what you can to do reduce chronic inflammation.

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Five tips to curb food waste

In the U.S., more than 20 pounds of food per person is wasted each month and 40 percent of all food produced goes uneaten. Organic waste, like banana peels we toss in the kitchen trash can, are the second largest fillers of U.S. landfills.

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