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Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There are a number of compounds in plant foods that may protect against breast cancer by a variety of mechanisms. Iíve…

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Overwhelmed? 3 Ways Your Stuff is Sapping Your Energy

If you feel tense, irritable, or just plain blah in what should be the comfort of your own home, maybe you've got a "stuff" problem. Stuff on the dining table, stuff hanging out of drawers, and stuff …

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5 Ways to Deal With Holiday Grief

Hanukkah starts at sundown, Tuesday, December 16, and while I am not the most observant of Jews, I have been fortunate to have shared the holiday with my Aunt for most of my adult life. But, sadly my …

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10 Strategies for Better Digestion

We all want our cake and to eat it too -- especially during the holiday season.† While all the holiday fare may taste great at the moment it often leads to digestive aftermath in the form of indigesti…

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5 Iconic Holiday Cookies Made Healthier

You may be asking who in their right mind would want to make a cookie healthier? True; itís a treat, a splurge, an immutable indulgence. However, healthier doesnít necessarily mean lower in fat or cal…

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Heavenly Sweet Potatoes

This dish is very simple, but extremely delicious. The soft creaminess inside with the slightly caramelized crunch and nibbles of pecan bits creates a heavenly eating experience! 13 cups sweet pota…

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Teaching Children to Give – Helpful Tips

To help you step into the holiday spirit and remember its real meaning, Iíd like to share a short video called "A Recipe of Care" with you; and then Iíd like to share some tips on how we can teach our…

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The Holiday Spice that Boosts Mood, Fights Depression

Who doesnít love the taste of ground nutmeg over a holiday hot chocolate or latte? Itís not only the classic eggnog spice, itís perfect in spice cookies and other holiday fare. While delicious holiday…

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New Blood Test Could Diagnose Early Breast Cancer

The zinc test for early breast cancer looks promising. It could detect cancer earlier than mammograms and X-rays and be useful in screening for early signs of cancer. A study, led by Oxford Univers…

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Treating Asthma and Eczema With Plant-Based Diets

I previously discussed the power of fruits and vegetables to help prevent and treat asthma and allergies. If adding a few more servings of fruits and vegetables may help asthma, what about a diet cent…

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I'd like to see the photo round the other way for a change - a huge fish, smugly holding up a dead h…

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on Fish and Diabetes
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Beautiful dog. I thought it was cute at first then saw the man lift the dog by it's legs, then drag…

Very informative. I also found the ways it can help to be fascinating. I need to share this article …

Good to know. I always love to add a little dash in my coffee anyways.

The puppy is so cute. I love his enthusiasm about the new bed. It makes me want to hop on my bed too…