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Squashy Black Bean Stew

Fresh squash or canned pumpkin makes this a flavorful thick stew, with a Mexican flavor and a bit of spice. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onions, chopped 2 cloves  garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chili p…

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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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The Tasty Snack That Reduces Your Risk of Disease and Early Death

Do you love snacking on almonds, walnuts, pistachios and peanuts? Be glad! Eating a handful of nuts every day can help you  live longer and healthier, says a 30-year Harvard study published in the New…

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Very Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

This is chock full of vegetables with a slight hint of heat from the jalapenos - very tasty over noodles or brown rice. Angel hair pasta is a favorite of ours since it is lighter textured. 2 cloves…

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Clever Comebacks When Your Healthy Food Choices are Criticized

It's going to happen, especially when friends and family gather for holiday dinners and parties where all types of food will be served. You’ll want to maintain your typical eating habits, but someone …

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The Breakfast Nutrient That Keeps You Alert & Calm

What do the following breakfast menus have in common? Coffee and doughnut. Pancakes with syrup. Milk with sweet cereal. Yes, they are quick to put together and taste good. But if you start fee…

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11 Proven Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Bloating

Bloating is the condition of your belly feeling swollen after eating (1). It is usually caused by excess gas production, and/or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system (2).…

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Eating for the ‘Change’: Best Foods for Menopause

Yes. Menopause Can Be Sexy! Menopause is the normal cycle of life where the menstrual cycles cease. It often begins around forty years after menarche. Menopause can be natural, premature (occ…

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The Dried Fruit That Could Prevent & Reverse Bone Mass Loss

Think prunes and the first word that pops into the mind is probably something along the lines of "digestion." For centuries, grandmas have encouraged us to eat prunes for keeping things smooth and reg…

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How to Cook With Wonder Spice Turmeric: A Quick Primer

In Northern India, where I live, our love of turmeric dates back more than 5,000 years! We rarely cook a meal without turmeric. Every dal, curry and stir-fry must have the signature gold coloring lent…

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