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Laird H.

OAKLAND, CA
I am a journalist living in Oakland, California. I have written about health and nutrition for Health Magazine, Reader's Digest, Time, WebMD and many other publications.
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No Seconds Diet by Laird H. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Forget South Beach, Atkins and Ornish. The rules are all too complicated and hard to remember. That's why I invented my own personal regimen that doesn't require keeping a lis ... Read on »
Avoid Factory Germs by Laird H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating The outbreak of E-coli in spinach and other vegetables recently put a new spotlight on the way fruits and vegetables are processed in the United States. More and more processi ... Read on »
Vegetable Travel Fatigue by Laird H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating For a book I'm writing about the Local Food movement, I tried eating only local food for a month. Eating mostly from farmers' markets and a weekly delivery from a local farm, ... Read on »
Fish Is Healthy. No Wait, It's Poisonous by Laird H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating It's more than a little confusing to figure out what seafood you should eat these days. On one hand, fish contain a lot of omega 3 fatty acids, shown to reduce your risk of he ... Read on »
Local Food Deliveries by Laird H. Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Are you too busy to shop at the farmers market? Then why not get the food to come to you? Many farms are now offering weekly or biweekly deliveries of fresh fruits and vegetab ... Read on »
Brush Hunger Away by Laird H. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss A few years ago, seeking to understand why I had gained weight, I realized that my evening meal never really ended until I got ready for bed. After a first serving, then secon ... Read on »