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Mallory Black – Making small changes for healthier families

SAN DIEGO — It’s summertime across Indian country. That means sunflowers, tomatoes, sweet grass and squash are popping up all over the Lower Sioux community garden. “We have some really nice tomato plants, and the strawberries came in good,” describes Beth O’Keefe, a member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community of the Mdewakanton Band of Dakota in Minnesota. “I’m not sure about the …

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Raw Olive Oil Boosts Brain Function

Very few olive oils in the world are actually raw. The reason being relates to processing and oil extraction. Phenolic compounds in olive oil are of the highest grade when they come from sources which use minimal refining and heating. Many of these compounds beneficially affect gene expression linked to brain function says new research. Scientists from the Department of …