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Cool summer salads for hot summer nights

August 27, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Summer is here in full blast — high heat, humidity and dust. But, on the positive side, it is a time when great, cooling salads are entirely welcome with our meals. Our local farmers’ markets still offer great vegetables and a wonderful selection of fresh fruits to choose from. With […]

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Neural prolotherapy

August 26, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Neural prolotherapy is a new, exciting breakthrough in the treatment of pain, developed by John Lyftgoft, M.D., a New Zealand physician. Neural prolotherapy combines the treatment principles of both neural therapy and prolotherapy. As in neural therapy, shallow, subcutaneous injections are made along the path of superficial nerves and, […]

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GM vs. non-GM corn

August 25, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  People are talking about genetically modified (GM) foods and glyphosate, the ingredient in Roundup® that is used to kill weeds, which has been added to GM foods. But many people do not know that genetic modification is also making our modern food less nutritious than it used to be. Recently, […]

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First date — frog or prince

August 24, 2013

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by Morgan Rose —  Let us face it, first dates can be awkward. Some would say pure torture. You are trying to be perfect. He is trying to be perfect. Neither of you are perfect, whatever perfect means. And, realistically, does pretending to be perfect prove he is a man who can love you? Of […]

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An IBS investigation

August 23, 2013

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by Diana Wiggins and Julie Oppenheimer —  What is it about those detective shows like CSI, 48 Hours or even House that have us tuning in every week for a new episode? For most people, it is the armchair detective work that we can do from our living rooms — participating in thinking through the […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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Help for handling stress

August 21, 2013

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by Ada Porat — Are you getting your seven hours of free time a day? According to new research from Direct Line Insurance, seven hours — or six hours 59 minutes to be precise — is the minimum we need for a perfect work/life balance. The reality, of course, is a different matter. On average, […]

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What exactly does RSVP mean

August 20, 2013

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by Sandy Rogers —  When you receive an invitation to a party, wedding, workshop, networking or social event either through Facebook, Meetup, LinkedIn, email, verbally or even through regular mail, and the host has asked for an RSVP, do you know the correct and appropriate way to respond? The term RSVP comes from the French […]

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Living with Lyme disease

August 19, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Lyme disease (LD) can be a lifelong battle with many complications and setbacks. The biggest obstacle is obtaining an early and proper diagnosis. LD is often called “The Great Imitator” because it mimics numerous disorders such as multiple sclerosis, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and ADHD. Testing for it is […]

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Secret formula to be happy and lean

August 18, 2013

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  The secret formula to being happy and lean is 70-100 mg/dl — that is it. Now that you know the secret, here are more details. The numbers reflect the ideal range of your blood sugar. When there is too little, your brain and muscles cannot work at their best. When […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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10 steps to reduce stress in your life

August 16, 2013

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by John Koeberer  —  There is no doubt that stress kills. Many health professionals and medical analyses validate the strong negative impact stress can have on your health and general well-being, as well as your longevity. It is the chronic, day-in and day-out stress that is the problem. Stress can exacerbate pain, cause depression, obesity, […]

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The many aspects of toothpaste

August 15, 2013

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  Toothpaste is a ubiquitous product found in practically every bathroom across the land. Have you ever given much thought as to why you select a certain brand? Is your selection based on the taste, the price or the ingredients; for prevention of cavities; or perhaps you received a free sample […]

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