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A Handful of Walnuts May Keep Alzheimer’s Away

Are you concerned about getting Alzheimer’s?  The walnut that resembles a brain may be the answer to keeping Alzheimer’s disease at bay. The latest research suggests that eating 1/4 cup of walnuts a d…

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The Best Butter Beans With Couscous

Sometimes simple is best. The butter beans are tender and creamy and the couscous is fluffy and delicate, served side by side. It’s simple but oh, so good! Butter Beans: 2 1/2 cups small butter be…

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Stop Comparing the Present with the Past

I drove past a church the other day en route to Santa Cruz and the sign they had out front displayed this message: “Don’t dwell on the past because you’re not going back there.” That says it all to me…

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13 Clever Uses for Vodka (Besides Making a Martini)

I can't think of a better use for vodka than in Oprah's lemon drop martini. But I'm not a big drinker, and have had the same bottle of vodka in my fridge for the last two years. So, I'm glad there'…

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Does Your Skin Need a Detox?

You really are what you eat. I would add that you are also what your skin eats. That's because most of what you slather on your skin will literally be absorbed directly into your bloodstream where it …

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Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow

People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and l…

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5 Simple Ways to Slash Your Stroke Risk

The benefits of eating a balanced diet, working out and minimizing poor health habits like smoking are so well-known that they aren't considered "newsworthy." But new research published in the journal…

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The ‘Dirty Dozen’ Toxins in Your Skin Care Products

There are more than 82,000 chemicals in common cosmetics and personal care products. Because the skin is the body's largest detox organ and one of the best ways to eliminate toxins is through perspira…

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Whole Foods Announces Program for The Conscious Consumer

Whole Foods, considered a mecca by many conscious consumers, unveiled a new rating system called "Responsibly Grown" this month. This is a strategy "to help shoppers make more informed choices." This …

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5 Surprising Energy Zappers

You don't need us to tell you that living off Pop Tarts and three hours of sleep drains you of energy. But those aren't the only factors that can lead to a big dip. If you're about an hour away from c…

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I use CapriClear all natural coconut oil moisturizer. It is just one ingredient and that's it. It …

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This is old news for me, but it's good to remind people of these food strategies.