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6 Holiday Foods Dangerous for Pets

'Tis the season to partake in lots of food and drink we may not keep around the house any other time of year. You know what we're talking about: baked goods, alcohol, chocolates, candies and more. And…

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Don’t Diet: 7 Cleansing Tips for the New Year

January 1st is fast approaching, which means EXTREME DIET season. People across the country will endure juice fasts, wellness retreats, kale salads, and copious cups of detoxifying herbal teas for a f…

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Don’t Throw Out Those Butter Wrappers!

It's a little painful to toss butter wrappers in the trash -- all that grease usually makes them non-recyclable. Sure, you can throw the paper, easily tearable ones in the compost, but, well, not ever…

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Will Your Restaurant Meal Make You Sick? New Tool Helps You Find Out.

My husband and I are fans of the show Restaurant Impossible, where chef Robert Irvine and his team make over menus and decor to help save failing restaurants. Too often, the kitchen is a horrifying me…

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5 Natural Stovetop Simmers To Make Your House Smell Amazing

Want your house to smell good? Skip the fragrances that come in a can. Why? "Freshening" sprays and the elements that infuse that little tree you may have hanging on your car's rearview mirror actuall…

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12 Christmas Dangers For Your Pets

It is the season to enjoy all that festive food and drink. Those delicious chocolates, special cakes and alcohol, may not be the healthiest things to eat, but we won't get seriously sick. This is not …

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3 Crowd-Pleasing Holiday Dishes

Make your turkeys and hams jealous this season with decadent vegetable casseroles. These dishes are so satisfying and rich, they can (and should) be served as main dishes, especially appealing to the …

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Delicious Maple Pecan Shortbread Cookies (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

These gluten-free and dairy-free (yes, shortbread cookies without butter!) are my favorite cookies ever.  No one would believe they are a gluten-free and dairy-free option. They have been a holiday tr…

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A Soda A Day Increases Cancer Risk

It's no secret that soda consumption is directly linked to obesity, but could a can a day also be linked to cancer? According to a Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…

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Statin Cholesterol Drugs and Invasive Breast Cancer

What does breast cancer have to do with cholesterol? There are many potential mechanisms by which cholesterol boosts breast cancer growth. For example, our bodies make estrogen, which is correlated wi…

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