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Vitamin C wonders

December 14, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  When we think of vitamin C, our first thought is often of orange juice. A medium orange provides 69.7 mg, but many other fruits and vegetables provide much greater amounts. If you want to add more vitamin C to your diet, fill up on these superfoods. Red and green bell […]

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Hair stylist or life artist?

May 29, 2013

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by Johnny G —  Who among us has not experienced a bad hair day — or bad hair days? As insignificant as it may sound, bad hair has the potential to affect your whole day, because how we look colors the way we see ourselves. Beginning the day feeling less than our best can throw […]

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Juicing vegetables the correct way

April 23, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  After the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” became available from Netflix in mid-2011, juicers started showing up in people’s kitchens, big time. In the film, Australian entrepreneur Joe Cross decided to take charge of his health by juicing vegetables and fruits for 60 days. He dropped about 80 pounds […]

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Paprika: It’s in more than Hungarian cuisine

April 19, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Paprika is made from the dried, ground pods of Capsicum annum, a sweet red pepper. It is mildly flavored and prized for its brilliant red color, although the powder can vary in color from bright red to rusty brown. Like all capsicums, the paprika varieties are native to South America, […]

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Tart and tangy, and so healthy

April 15, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is believed to have been produced in Jamaica about 300 years ago by the accidental pollination of a pomelo and an orange. It was named for the way the fruit grows in clusters, like grapes. All varieties of grapefruit have no fat or cholesterol and are rich […]

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Butternut squash — Tasty and good for you

November 28, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Imagine a vegetable that provides you with good skin integrity, a natural sunscreen, healthy eyes and a powerful antioxidant, all at 82 calories per one-cup serving. Low in sodium and fat-free, the winner is butternut squash. Yes, the hard-skinned squash that always invokes a “what do I do with it?” response […]

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Healthy and tasty fruitcake

October 30, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Holiday food should not be the object of snickering and ridicule. Yet the fruitcake always makes its way onto the scene as the joke of the season. How sad. This holiday treat has nutritional value and is delicious when the appropriate ingredients are used. When we rename it “spice cake,” with […]

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What is in your sunscreen?

September 3, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  The latest recommendations for sunscreens from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) contradict the recommendations of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit organization that advocates for health protective policies. Three ingredients on which the two groups disagree are oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and nanoparticles. “Available peer-reviewed scientific literature and regulatory assessments […]

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Infection Prevention

August 17, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people are concerned about the growing threat of infections that seemingly strike at random and do not respond well to drugs. These include: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the flesh-eating bacteria that has recently been in the news, and new strains of drug-resistant sexually transmitted diseases. Basic principles of infections […]

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Seven steps to healthier skin

August 7, 2012

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by Tasia Bausinger —  Do you want to attain the most vibrant skin you have ever had and keep it? The following steps can help you accomplish this. Step 1: Get professional advice on skin products — We know we need to cleanse our skin every day, but do you know which products are right […]

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