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Cloves — A star in the kitchen and in health studies

May 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree that are picked by hand and dried until they turn brown. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to gingerbread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, but they also can make a […]

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Eat your way to a healthy heart

March 31, 2013

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by Dr. Toni Vaughan —  It is a fact that the foods we eat can significantly influence our heart health. The problem is that everyday we are bombarded with new information about what constitutes a heart-healthy diet. The following steps offer a simple and practical approach to achieving a heart-healthy lifestyle. • Increase healthy fats […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Longevity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and you

August 7, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Alexander —  One of the buzzwords in holistic medicine today is anti-aging, which I prefer to call aging gracefully without loss of body function. Often ignored is a syndrome called metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance, which is one of the most common causes of aging today. The characteristics listed below define this […]

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Benefits of organic food

July 30, 2012

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by Ben Ta’ati —  According to the American Chemical Society, a 10-year study by UC Davis researchers has indicated that levels of antioxidants known as flavonoids increase over time in crops grown in organically farmed fields. Other recent scientific studies have suggested that the consumption of flavonoids may protect against cancer, heart disease and other […]

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Is organic really worth it?

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Organic and locally grown foods are gaining popularity, not only in Phoenix, but all over the United States. This is good news, since eating organic food is often the initial step toward better health. The ambiguity of what qualifies as organic, coupled with skepticism about the benefits versus the perceived […]

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The lovely lemon

February 27, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Do you ever marvel at the lemon trees growing all across the Valley? Do people pick the lemons and eat them or curse them for making a mess on the ground? Do some ever follow the old adage and make lemonade? Most importantly, do people know the true power of the […]

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