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The Health Benefits of Swiss Chard

The Health Benefits of Swiss Chard

Did You Know…this colorful vegetable contains the key to fixing out-of-control blood sugar levels? From “don’t judge a book by its cover” to “appearances can be deceiving,” conventional wisdom warns [...]

5-Minute Health Tip: Gray Hair Remedies

5-Minute Health Tip: Gray Hair Remedies

Nothing makes you look older than a head of gray hair. Even a few errant grays can add years to an otherwise youthful face and body. Traditional hair dyes scorch [...]

Fact or Myth: Chicken Soup Cures a Cold

Fact or Myth: Chicken Soup Cures a Cold

This is a FACT. Whether canned or homemade, a bowl of steaming hot chicken soup cures a cold! The chicken soup cure has been healing sore throats and stuffy noses [...]

The Low-Carb High-Fat Diet Is In

The Low-Carb High-Fat Diet Is In

A recent diet study profiled in the New York Times has got everybody talking. It supports the new dietary trend of “out with the carbs, in with the fat” that’s [...]

Tomatoes Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

Tomatoes Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

Did You Know…that tomatoes reduce your risk for prostate cancer? What’s the second most common cancer in men worldwide?  Prostate cancer… and it’s much more prevalent in developed countries.  Experts [...]

Does Your Toothpaste Contain a Dangerous Ingredient?

Does Your Toothpaste Contain a Dangerous Ingredient?

Did You Know… that your name brand toothpaste might contain a dangerous antibacterial ingredient? According to a recent article in the Bloomberg News, “customers are abandoning Colgate’s Total brand [toothpaste] because it [...]

5-Minute Health Tip: Lather on the Lavender Oil

5-Minute Health Tip: Lather on the Lavender Oil

Lavender is more than just a perfumed scent that delights. From the lavender plant, we get lavender oil, a highly therapeutic remedy that can be used to treat a wealth [...]

Fact or Myth: Starve a Fever Feed a Cold

Fact or Myth: Starve a Fever Feed a Cold

This is a MYTH. Old wives’ tales have remarkable staying power, as attested by the longstanding myth: starve a fever feed a cold. The myth dates back to 1574 in [...]

Health Benefits of Cranberries

Health Benefits of Cranberries

Did You Know… that a very special super berry can help prevent dental disease, cancer, colds, flus, and obesity? Chances are when we say cranberry, you think urinary tract infection (UTI).  [...]

Culinary Herbs for Glucose Control

Culinary Herbs for Glucose Control

Type 2 diabetes affects more than 8% of Americans and costs the United States approximately $175 billion a year. Food scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been [...]