Leroy (Street Articles Author)
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My name is Leroy, my wife Allison and I have been married for just over one year and as can be expected, we are still learning many new things each day. We met in college where we were both studying music and even through the day to day competition and stress, managed to fall in love. We dated for about two years before finally getting engaged and being married. This may seem like a wonderfully long time to some of you, it still does to me, but we are still learning new quirks and passions as we go. One of the things that first drew us together was our passion for food. Both of us absolutely love food and are also very excited at the prospect of cooking meals for each other. This is to be expected as my wonderful wife is Italian and my own family is rooted in the southern cooking tradition. We began with the usual pasta dishes which of course were spectacular, but as we continued honing our cooking skills we began looking for more ambitious recipes. This of course has led us to begin experimenting with different types of cooking and various ingredients. The most recent chapter in our lives is that we have both started working in natural and organic foods. This of course has led us to start questioning various things that we had been raised to believe about health and nutrition. I would say that by far the biggest breakthrough that we have discovered in our research and experimentation is coconut oil. More specifically, unrefined extra virgin coconut oil. I hope that you enjoy my articles and can use them to achieve a healthier and more fulfilled lifestyle. Leroy
Social Security Cuts
Today I read a report talking about an upcoming deal that President Obama is preparing to pitch to congress. The report doesn't have any details outside of stating the the proposal will cut our national deficit down by 4 trillion dollars over the next decade. There were of course two…
By:  in  Politics  >  World Politics   Jul 07, 2011  
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Treatments For Heart Disease- Coconut Oil Miracle
Heart disease for many of us, seems like a problem that we just have to live with. We have all been a part of a conversation where someone makes a heart attack joke and everyone laughs about it, even though it really isn't funny at all. There are so many…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Heart Disease   Jul 02, 2011  
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Helping A Friend Quit Smoking
Today I read an article that really piqued my interest. Basically it was yet another experiment that someone ran trying to find a cost effective and reasonably easy way to help people quit smoking. This particular study caught my attention because it actually looked like it had promise in my…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Quit Smoking   Jul 01, 2011  
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Supplements For IBS
Today I stumbled across an article talking about supplements for IBS. So we are on the same page, this stands for irritable bowel syndrome. The article was talking about a new product called RezVera. The product itself looks to be very well put together, is made with all natural products,…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 30, 2011  
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Coconut Oil And Skin Care
We live in an age where it is absolutely impossible to go anywhere or do anything without getting inundated with advertisements and information about how to best take care of yourself. Everything from what you eat, to what you wash yourself with, to what you should do for your skin…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 30, 2011  
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Coconut Oil- Can It Keep Sickness Away?
When is the last time you got sick? How many times in a given year do you get the sniffles, or maybe even a full blown case of the flu? Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between cleanliness and health. People that don't bathe regularly for example…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 29, 2011  
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How To Eat Healthy
Eating healthy to lose weight is half of an age old duo of advice that no one really wants to hear. The other half of course is exercising to lose weight. It seems that in the vein of eating healthy tips that are available today, there is no end. Every…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 28, 2011  
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Violent Video Games And Children
Today I came across a topic in the news that really resounded with me. A decision has just been made by the California Supreme Court to not ban retail stores from selling violent video games to minors, i.e. children under the age of 18. Again, they decided NOT to ban…
By:  in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   Jun 28, 2011  
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Where To Buy Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil: Where Can You Buy It? The subject of coconut oil is an interesting topic in both the culinary and the nutrition world. If you haven't ever seen coconut oil at your local grocery store, it is probably for one of two reasons. The first is that you just…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 20, 2011  
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Coconut Oil Uses- Part 3
In my last two articles, I have brought up discussion in what I see as being two of three major categories of uses for coconut oil. These categories were topical coconut oil uses, uses such as skin and hair care, and culinary coconut oil uses, i.e. cooking with coconut oil.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 20, 2011  
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