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Beating summer fatigue

September 8, 2012

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by Dr. Jane Hendricks —  It’s summer, and you may be feeling sluggish. A lack of fresh air and direct sunlight could be two important reasons why. The blinds stay closed, the AC is on and so are your sunglasses when you are outside. Habits tend to change in this extreme weather. For instance, if […]

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Keeping your cool

August 13, 2012

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by Khayriyyah Savannah —  As the summer sun heats up, it is time to tune in to the body’s signals for staying cool on the inside. Signs of internal heat (inflammation) can range from headaches and sore muscles, to anger and impatience. Nurturing your natural balance of fluids or moisture (yin) can help you keep […]

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Lemon: the all-purpose cleaner

August 12, 2012

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Lemons are used in a wide variety of food and drink, but we often forget about the cleaning power of this fruit. The low pH makes it antibacterial. The juice consists of about 5 percent acid, which also makes it useful for a variety of household purposes. Lemons and lemon juice are popular additions to […]

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Health updates: Marinating meat and genetically modified

March 5, 2012

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The following is new information regarding reducing levels of cancer-causing chemicals in meat and the meaning of the stickers on our produce. Marinating meat in beer or wine reduces cancer-causing chemicals Marinating steak in beer or wine before cooking it dramatically reduces levels of chemicals that can cause cancer. Beer is more effective than wine […]

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The water connection

February 27, 2012

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by Karen Langston —  Water — we bathe in it, swim in it, get some of our food from it and, most importantly, drink it. Seventy percent of our beautiful planet is comprised of water. We literally cannot live without it; in fact, we cannot live more than one week without it. We love water. […]

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Homemade dish soap

February 24, 2012

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Do you ever wonder if you can make homemade dish soap and save money? Yes, you can, and it is actually quite simple. Here are two easy dish-soap recipes for you to try that will leave your dishes sparkling. With either of these two dish-soap recipes, you can add a few drops of your favorite […]

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Food for when it is cold outside

February 23, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Having just spent two weeks in the chilly Northwest (with temperatures as low as 15° F), all I wanted to cook and eat were warming, healthy and easily prepared foods that would also feed a group of people. It was a time for family, great food, lots of fun and […]

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