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Ginger and a Szechwan Cucumber Salad

December 7, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Ginger is the dried, knobby-shaped root of the perennial herb Zingiber officinale. The plant grows two to three feet tall, and once the leaves of the plant die, its thick roots, about six inches long, are dug up. Ginger is used in Indian curries as well as Chinese, Japanese and […]

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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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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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Seven steps for back pain relief

February 24, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but […]

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Chill out with summer soups

September 10, 2012

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by Stan Kalson —  It is late summer, and the living is easy. There is no need to turn on the stove and heat up your house when there is an abundance of healthy and cool summer soups from which to choose. Cold soups are nutritious, easy to prepare, and a wonderful outlet for garden […]

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Power foods to help with weight loss and health

September 2, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If your goal is to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you must stabilize your insulin, the fat-storing hormone. This is the one hormone we actually have control over and our food choices can prevent unhealthy insulin spikes from occurring. Numerous studies have shown that eating a low carbohydrate-to-protein ratio with […]

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Five spices you should eat often

September 2, 2012

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by Toffler Niemuth —  Spices have been used for millennia for the wonderful flavors they give food and drinks, but only recently have scientists begun to correlate spices with their health benefits. Five healthy spices that you should integrate into your food are ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander and fennel seeds. Ginger — Popular in Asian […]

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Es-“scent”-ials for pregnancy

August 13, 2012

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by Marci Cagen —  Aromatherapy is a safe, nurturing way to promote happiness and a sense of well-being, while also easing some of the discomforts of pregnancy. Although some precautions must be taken when choosing which scents to use, a number of essential oils are safe during pregnancy. Aromatherapy is a great way to bring […]

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Health updates

July 24, 2012

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The following is information regarding the adverse reactions of sugar in soda drinks and using ginger for treating and preventing ovarian cancer. What happens within the first hour of drinking a cola: 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system, which is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. You would normally vomit from […]

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Spices play a role in reduced cancer risk

April 12, 2012

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Spices are one of nature’s tasty secret weapons that can make your cooked foods healthier. The best part is that spices are relatively inexpensive and come in a wide variety of flavors. Adding them to your meat before tossing it on the grill can cut the risk of cancer, long associated with beef cooked at […]

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Lost your libido? How women can help themselves

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  Many women report to their physicians that they have experienced a decrease in libido. While this is not a problem for some women, it can present a multitude of complicated issues for others. A woman’s libido can be a difficult topic to discuss. No scientific or medical standards have been […]

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Acupuncture treats pregnancy-induced nausea

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Christina Kovalik —  Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat various conditions and ailments. It is safe to use throughout pregnancy or during any trimester to treat nausea, headaches, fatigue, constipation, low back pain, carpal tunnel, acid reflux, insomnia, anxiety and stress. In the last month of pregnancy, acupuncture is […]

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Shield yourself and family from colds

February 24, 2012

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by Dana Regev —  A  lowered immune system sets the stage for sickness. Factor in changing weather, traveling and exposure to sickness and it can become a losing battle. One of the easiest, most effective and natural ways to boost your immune system and shield yourself from illness is to use essential oils, which also […]

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