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What to serve for dinner on a cold, dark night

March 11, 2016

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What to serve for dinner on a cold, dark night by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Soup can be an easy answer to that “what-to-serve” problem on a cold, dark night. After you have put on your heaviest sweater and hunkered down to prepare a meal that is simple, filling and will warm your heart and […]

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What is the best immune supplement to take in 2016?

March 8, 2016

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What is the best immune supplement to take in 2016? by Debbie Williams —  If you can only take one supplement, in my opinion, beta glucan is the big winner. Our bodies are in dire need of help because we eat poor quality food and follow an unhealthy diet. We have stress, impure water and […]

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Alleviate seasonal affective disorder with vitamin D

February 28, 2016

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Alleviate seasonal affective disorder with vitamin D by Karen Langston —  Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter months when sunshine is reduced. The cause is unknown but can be treated with phototherapy (a type of bright light), antidepressants and supplementation, including vitamin D. When it comes […]

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Water: An essential nutrient for your body, brain and health

February 22, 2016

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Water: An essential nutrient for your body, brain and health by Paula Owens —  Water is an essential nutrient but is often overlooked when it comes to its importance for a clear mind, weight loss, performance, brain function, detoxification and overall health. The body is 70 percent water, brain tissue is approximately 75 percent water, […]

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The Oil Pulling Miracle: Detoxify Simply and Effectively

February 17, 2016

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The Oil Pulling Miracle: Detoxify Simply and Effectively by Birgit Frohn — Oil pulling originated in the ancient healing systems of Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine, where it is well known that “disease begins in the mouth.” The mouth and tongue are home to bacteria, fungus and many toxins from the rest of the body. […]

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New government dietary advice

February 16, 2016

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New government dietary advice by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans was released by the government in January and was designed to help Americans eat a healthier diet and improve their overall eating patterns. The impact of the new guidelines is widespread. School lunch standards change. Nutrition labels reflect revised daily […]

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The powerful blueberry

February 10, 2016

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The powerful blueberry by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  As one of the few fruits native to North America, blueberries have been enjoyed here for hundreds of years. Blueberries range in vibrant colors from deep purple-blue to blue-black and are highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom. They have virtually no fat, are low in […]

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Cooking Vegan: Healthful, Delicious and Easy

January 24, 2016

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Cooking Vegan: Healthful, Delicious and Easy by Vesanto Melina, M.S., R.D., and Joseph Forest — Melina, a vegan dietitian, and Forest, a professional chef, combine their expansive knowledge and experience in this tour de force of nutrition information and tempting recipes to help readers expand their nutritional knowledge and increase their culinary repertoire. The book […]

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Countering the effects of our toxic world

January 17, 2016

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Countering the effects of our toxic world by Victoria Bowmann, Ph.D. —  Harvard professor David C. Bellinger, Ph.D., expressed concern over the harmful effects of the more than 80,000 chemicals that our children are exposed to on a daily basis — at home, school and play. In 2010, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report revealed […]

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Delightful side dishes for your dinner meals

January 5, 2016

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Delightful side dishes for your dinner meals by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  You have decided on your entrée for dinner, but you want something different to serve with it — not the usual vegetables and rice or mashed potatoes. Today, many choices abound. Go to your local farmers’ markets and look around at all the […]

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The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook

January 3, 2016

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The Healthy Family Slow Cooker Cookbook by Christina Dymock — Dymock’s recipes will help you feed your family the foods they love, but with a healthy twist. Everyone knows slow cookers are a busy mom’s best friend, but it can be a struggle to find healthy recipes your family will actually eat. Not anymore. The […]

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Primal Nutrition: Paleolithic and Ancestral Diets for Optimal Health

December 31, 2015

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Primal Nutrition: Paleolithic and Ancestral Diets for Optimal Health by Ron Schmid, N.D. — The human body’s innate mechanisms for healing and immunity extend beyond the mending of cuts and broken bones or recovery from colds and flu. Given the foods we evolved to thrive on — foods our ancestors knew well — the body […]

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Why you actually need cholesterol

December 30, 2015

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Why you actually need cholesterol by Dr. Paul Stallone —  There is much more to cholesterol than one might think. Most people are aware of the different forms of cholesterol. High levels of the bad type mean prescriptions and diet restrictions, while elevated good levels generally mean no changes. This may sum up what most […]

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