Egg Farm in Salmonella Outbreak Identified

FDA inspectors found an egg farm in North Carolina that is responsible for an outbreak of salmonella illness that sickened at least 35 people in a several state area. Upon inspection, dozens of live and dead rodents were found inside the hen houses and insects hovered throughout the farm. Employees were seen touching contaminated body parts…

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Are Eggs Healthy?

Although one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol (200 mg per egg yolk), eggs also contain nutrients that may help lower the risk of heart disease such as monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats, biotin, choline, vitamin A, protein, and lutein (an antioxidant). This does not give permission to eating a daily 3-egg omelet! Watch out for the…

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An Inside Look at Cage-free Eggs

While many followers of PositiveChoices.com are choosing to forego the use of all eggs, many are seeking to purchase only cage-free eggs. With McDonald's leading the way, nearly all major fast food chains have announced they will sell nothing but cage-free eggs. This is causing a tidal wave of change throughout the egg industry--and no…

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Check Your Eggs Carefully!

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) observed a four-fold increase over the usual in cases of Salmonella enteritidis this summer. The source has been isolated to eggs produced by Wright County Egg of Iowa packaged under the following brands: Lucerne, Albertson, Mountain Dairy, Ralph’s, Boomsma’s, Sunshine, Hillandale, Trafficanda, Farm Fresh, Shoreland, Lund, Dutch Farms and Kemps.PositiveTip: Don't eat…

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Chicken and Eggs Make Prostate Cancer Grow

Processed meat and fish have been shown to be associated with the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer. There are only two studies that have looked at the kinds of foods that cause prostate cancer to grow and spread once the diagnosis of prostate cancer has already been made.

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