Archive for January 2008

Genetic research changes Potato history

The potato, a South American native, was first exported outside its native home to Europe in 1567. From there it was spread worldwide, but is still referred to by some today as the “European” potato. A wide variety of potatoes were growth in South America, protecting the food supply from any disease affecting only a single…

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Are You A Go Taker?

After reading "The Go-Giver" by Bob Burg and John David Mann for a second time this week, I started thinking about some of the people around me and how they relate to this story. This isn’t about any lofty moral superiority but rather about learning lessons by seeing the actions of others as a looking…

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How smart people protect themselves during a recession

A recession is not the end of the world as some would have you think. When a rescission occurs, the economy retracts. At some point after that, it expands again. Understanding this, what is the best time to start a business or to pile on the effort to grow an existing one? Most new small and home…

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The Key Ingredient To All Business Success

The other night I bought a copy of the latest book from Bob Burg and John David Mann called “The Go-Giver.” It’s a fantastic book with a back cover plastered-over by testimonials from other top authors. One of my favorites is from Set Godin who writes, “Most people don’t have the guts to buy this…

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Internation Consortium Announces The 1,000 Genomes Project

DNA studies have already revealed some amazing things about the genetic makeup of humans as well as information about ancestory and continental migraton that archaeology can never tell us. Now a more detailed effort is underway to provide information on how certain genes that may give us disease, or may make us resist disease as…

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NIH ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE IN EPIGENOMICS

This news is amazing because it’s based on the new discovery that DNA is not the end-all of genetic expression like so many once thought it was (and many still do). Epigenetics is the research of how food molecules (nutrients) and other environmental factors (for example, sunlight) can rapidly cause two people with otherwise identical DNA…

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Study Seeks To Understand Why Poor Children Are Heavy

In the not-so-distant past, the more affluent were heavier than the poor. It shouldn’t be a surprise that they were also the ones eating the expensive, refined foods. In China, for example, only the ruling class ate white rice and they were also the ones who suffered from obesity, and other related illnesses. Studies of…

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Targeting the Raspberry Decline

When is the last time you had a raspberry? I find that many people I speak with don’t eat many berries on a regular basis but our ancestors thrived on these nutritional powerhouses. They contain an excellent assortment of nutrients and the tiny seeds also provide an excellent source of natural fiber. In my back…

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