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Healthy fall superfoods are at your farmers’ markets

November 14, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The weather is getting cooler and the farmers’ markets are now displaying wonderful fall choices of fruits and vegetables. These delicious foods are the perfect excuse to try new foods and recipes. Sweet or tart, eaten raw or baked in a delicious dish, apples contain antioxidants and dietary fiber. Brussels […]

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Avocados are a healthy choice

November 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — The avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that offers vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds to help maximize the nutrient quality of your diet. These nutrients include: Mono-unsaturated fats that lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and maintain HDL (good cholesterol) when substituted for saturated fat Folate, one of the B vitamins that […]

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Reduce blood pressure naturally

June 29, 2013

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  More than 74 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And as any person who is diagnosed with high blood pressure can tell you — it is frightening. Once diagnosed, many patients are placed on medications, such as diuretics. These medications deplete the body […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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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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Reduce stress and strengthen your immune system

September 29, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  A healthy immune system regulates our body’s healing process and protects it against infections and diseases. When stress compromises our immune function, it can result in colds, flu, fatigue, cardiovascular disorders and premature aging — or big trips to the hospital. Stress increases heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, adrenaline, cortisol, […]

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The sweet and savory flavor of cornmeal

August 21, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Cornmeal, called polenta, corn meal mush or grits, is a versatile, gluten-free grain best served with vegetables, cheese and eggs for a savory dish or with fruit for desserts. Cornmeal, or maize as it was called in its original corn kernel state, was cultivated by the Native American Indians for more […]

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Health news you can use

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Alan Christianson —  New research shows that calcium supplementation raised heart attack risk by 20 percent to 30 percent; also, should you use folate or folic acid (the synthetic form)? Calcium As long as we have known about heart disease, we have also known that cardiovascular plaque is calcified. Over the years, this […]

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