Fearing Trump-era rule, families are forgoing health, food assistance

During the Covid-19 pandemic, families aren’t pursuing benefits they qualify for, fearing that a Trump administration rule will affect the chances of an immigrant family member to get a green card or U.S. citizenship.

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A study by the Urban Institute, an economic and social policy think tank, found that about 1 in 7 adults in immigrant families, 13.6 percent, reported not having enrolled in programs like Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and housing subsidies last year — even though they or their relatives were eligible — because of worries that it would affect their legalization efforts.


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Karin, 42, who asked to be identified by only her first name to avoid government attention, is one of them. Karin, who works as a housekeeper, has lived in Los Angeles for 15 years after having fled violence in Guatemala. She

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Are Air Fryers Actually Healthy?

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Fried food is a fixture in most people’s diets and, admit it, that probably includes you. It has earned itself a solid reputation as an artery-clogging but oh-so-comforting binge-eating staple. And now that being health-conscious is more than a passing trend, people are finding ways to have French fries without getting caught with grease on their hands. Enter the air fryer: the Jetsonian kitchen tool that promises deep-fried crispiness with a fraction of the fat.

Air fryers are not exactly the latest kitchen invention but with more people exploring their culinary skills during the pandemic, the spaceship-like gadget has skyrocketed to popularity. They’re convenient, oil-free, and super versatile. People are now sharing recipes for air-fried chicken, Brussels sprouts, and even blueberry muffins. But can you air-fry everything? And is it even really healthy? That’s what I wanted to find out.

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‘QAnon shaman’ granted organic food in jail after report of deteriorating health

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered that the “QAnon shaman,” who was charged with taking part in the deadly riots at the Capitol, get organic food in a D.C. correctional facility after his lawyer told the court that his client needed the special diet for religious and health reasons.

a person wearing a costume and holding a sign: Jacob Anthony Chansley, a Qanon believer, speaks to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020.

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Jacob Anthony Chansley, a Qanon believer, speaks to a crowd of Donald Trump supporters in Phoenix on Nov. 5, 2020.

Because of his “shamanic belief system and way of life,” eating food that isn’t organic or has “unnatural chemicals” would cause the client, Jacob Chansley, “systemic responses that are not simply discomforting, but debilitating and, notably, dehydrating,” attorney Albert Watkins wrote in a filing on Wednesday. Chansley had lost more than 20 pounds and his condition was “declining,” Watkins wrote.

“[N]on-organic food, which contains unnatural chemicals, would act as an ‘object intrusion’ onto his body and

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Cerebelly Is First-Ever Children’s Food Brand To Receive The Clean Label Project Purity Award, Confirming Its Rank As A Safe And Metal-Free Option

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A congressional report released by the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Committee on Thursday, February 4, 2021 revealed that many of the products found in the country’s leading commercial baby food manufacturers contain significant levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. According to this report, even low levels of exposure can cause serious and often irreversible damage during the critical window of a baby’s brain development.

In light of the recent news, Cerebelly is proud to share that they are the first ever shelf-stable children’s food brand to receive The Clean Label Project Purity Award, an honor only bestowed after products are tested for over 400 contaminants and heavy metals and meet the organization’s highest standard. After rigorous independent testing of all products for levels of heavy metals, chemicals, plastics, pesticides and other toxins, Cerebelly has received this

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