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  • Investigation dampens Monster’s energy buzz

    As energy drinks continue to surge in popularity, the disclosure by Monster Beverage Corp. that it’s being investigated is the latest signal that the high-octane industry is coming under sharper …


  • Kids’ cholesterol drops markedly

    WASHINGTON – Against the drumbeat of bad news on obesity and diabetes among children, researchers have uncovered a cause for cautious optimism: a steady and significant improvement in the cholesterol …


  • Spokane Valley church serving free lunch to kids, adults this month

    The Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church started a free lunch program Tuesday – and word seems to be spreading. When lay minister Sandy VanDerWalker arrived at the church that …


  • Cultivating crop of young gardeners in Peaceful Valley

    The Earth Turners Community Garden sits on a small plot of park land near the heart of Peaceful Valley. Above it, cars rumble by on the Maple Street Bridge, and …


  • Farmers markets

    Idaho Tuesdays


  • Is your problem gluten? Or faddish eating?

    It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do.


  • Cook with healthy oils, but use sparingly

    I often go to the farmers market in the summer, look at all of the beautiful vegetables, and wonder “How will I cook that?” I want to share with you …


  • Washington issues advisories for toxins in fish

    Specific types of fish from the Upper Columbia and Pend Oreille rivers contain toxic chemicals according to analysis of two recent studies that’s prompted a new fish consumption advisory this …


  • Companies search for healthy pop mix

    NEW YORK – Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste. The world’s top soft drink companies …


  • USDA gets roasted over ‘Meatless Monday’

    WASHINGTON – Imagine the Department of Education pushing an idea called “Teacherless Tuesday,” or the Department of Homeland Security suggesting “Fenceless Friday.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture, promoter of all …


  • 2 sides face off ahead of NYC sugary drink hearing

    Advocates on both sides of a proposal to limit the size of soda and other sugary drinks in city eateries faced off Monday, a day before a scheduled Board of …


  • Cholesterol tests for kids debated

    CHICAGO – Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing …


  • Doctor K: Determine calorie total to drop weight

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m trying to lose weight. How can I figure out how many calories I should be eating every day?


  • Public market open Sundays

    The Spokane Public Market now has Sunday hours. The market, 24 W. Second Ave., is now open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, in addition to 10 a.m. to …


  • Flavor, not fat

    If you want to add great flavor to foods without using the usual tricks – fat and salt – just head to the grill. The high and dry heat created …


  • Farmers market calendar

    Idaho Tuesdays


  • School districts move to from-scratch cooking

    The aromas of herbed baked chicken and cheesy macaroni wafted through the air. While a few cooks clad in white coats busily stocked a salad bar and set up a …


  • Sloppy Joes get kid-friendly, healthy makeover

    Steering your kids away from unhealthy foods can be tricky. “Eat This, Not That! For Kids” can help parents lure their children away from the most calorie- and fat-laden foods …


  • Find a wealth of protein in plant world

    When you cut meat, eggs and dairy from your diet, you’re cutting easy sources of complete protein. But there’s plenty of protein to be found in the plant world, said …


  • Alternative energy

    “Ultrarunners take off at sunrise and continue through sunset, moonrise, and another sunrise, sunset, and moonrise. Sometimes we stumble from exhaustion and double over with pain, while other times we …


  • Demand in northeast has filled garden plots – again

    The Northeast Community Garden opened in 1997 on a vacant lot next to the Northeast Community Center. It quickly became so popular it ran out of space and had to …


  • Iron overload disease a big challenge

    Coady Coughlin had no energy to care. “I felt tired all the time,” the 20-year-old Normal man recalled of a good portion of his late-teen years. “I couldn’t do anything. …


  • It’s not just how much, but what you’re eating

    A calorie is a calorie is a calorie – or is it? Maybe not, a small study has found. Once the pounds are shed, the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins and …


  • Geneticists find reason for store tomatoes’ flavor loss

    Scientists have caught the culprit behind those tasteless tomatoes that sink your salsa, toughen your tart and rattle your ratatouille. Turns out, tomato growers’ best intentions over decades are to …


  • Krispy Kreme makes comeback in U.S.

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Krispy Kreme, after years of financial losses and store closures, is once again expanding, with up to 25 new stores proposed nationwide through the end of next …


  • FDA clears first new weight-loss pill in 13 years

    The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical’s anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.


  • Doctors urged to screen for obesity

    WASHINGTON – Chances are you know your blood pressure. What about your BMI? Body mass index signals if you’re overweight, obese or just right considering your height. Some doctors have …


  • Study links blood pressure drug with condition that mimics celiac disease

    MINNEAPOLIS — It was a patient who first made the connection. He noticed that his bouts of nausea and vomiting disappeared when he was taken off his blood pressure pill …


  • College students’ weighty choices bring obesity to forefront

    Control over their life choices is part of the college experience for students. But that authority is not without cost: Schedules are jammed and in-flux; exercise, homework and friends all …


  • East Central Community Garden entering fourth season

    There’s a bright purple bunch of blooming chives in the middle of East Central Community Garden. Raspberries climb the chain-link fence and on this Friday volunteers are putting woodchips down …