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Lunch for the girls

April 3, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Prepare the sorbet and cook the chicken the night before or at least five hours before serving. Before they arrive, put on some music, finish preparing the food, slice a loaf of great bread and enjoy the time with your friends.   Fresh Grape and Sparkling Wine Sorbet Ingredients: 4 […]

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What does organic really mean?

April 2, 2013

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Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ionizing radiation. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: “Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water […]

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Detoxification for health

April 2, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Detoxification is the removal of waste matter from the body. Most of the waste matter is comprised of toxic chemicals and toxic metals, although other kinds of toxins are also eliminated. Detoxification is a critical bodily function that occurs 24 hours a day. You would soon die if anything went […]

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Stories, stories and more stories

April 1, 2013

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by Sherry Anshara —  In your childhood, someone — your parents, teachers, babysitters — read stories to you. Now you watch television shows: soap operas, telenovelas or nighttime dramas, etc. — more stories. You go to movies — more stories. And good grief, the news media sensationalizes stories on every channel for ratings. Everyone, including […]

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The colors of creativity

April 1, 2013

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by Shelia Eastman —  I  love being creative every day. All my life I have been told I am very creative. For that matter, I often have too many ideas, which makes it hard to stop the flow. But I believe that everyone, with a little practice, can and should be over-the-top creative. You often […]

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Blueberries pack a powerful punch

March 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and their fiber content can help alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammation, especially when eaten with probiotics. They are rich in polyphenols, which have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in […]

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Hip pain and myofascial release

March 30, 2013

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by Maria Troia —  Hip pain affects individuals of all ages and can have various causes, including osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis or common muscle strain. Such hip pain can happen while walking on flat surfaces, up and down stairs, squatting or sleeping on the painful side. Hip pain may be experienced in the hip […]

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Big retailer bans PFCs in clothing

March 29, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Swedish retailer and fashion company H&M Group is pledging to stop the use of certain toxic chemicals. The company said it will no longer use perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in any items it buys after January 1, 2013. PFCs are used as a water-repellant to protect against stains, usually on outer garments, […]

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Eat your fruits and vegetables

March 29, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedescco — Your mother always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, but lately you have been worrying about all the pesticides. The good news is that research is showing that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can actually outweigh the negative consequences of pesticide exposure. That being said, some […]

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Shocking facts about medical care

March 28, 2013

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by Dr. Marty Makary —  A new generation of doctors is pushing the medical profession to make hospital outcomes more positive for the public and to make bedside care more honest. Following are a few shocking facts about health care in the U.S. today. In a confidential survey at a wide range of hospitals, staffers […]

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Roll fibro pain away

March 27, 2013

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by Betsy Timmerman —  One of the most effective and affordable tools for pain relief is the foam roller. Often used for relaxing muscles after workouts, athletes really appreciate the relief they get from post-exertional tightness after a “roll out.” The foam roller is an excellent way to release trigger points in painful fibromyalgia muscles. […]

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Oral self-care is paramount

March 27, 2013

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by Dr. Nicolas Meyer —  No amount of professional dental care can ever hope to substitute for what you are able to do for yourself. The daily home-care regimen you use to remove the bacterial plaque (biofilm) from your oral structures is the most important self-help activity you can engage in. Bleeding gums can leak […]

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Biofeedback for painless feedback

March 26, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone — Hundreds of blood, urine, saliva and hair tests are available that can provide key answers in determining if and what malfunction your body is experiencing. While these tests can be essential in a diagnosis, all too often their results provide more questions than answers. Results vary depending on many factors […]

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