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Six Tasty Weight Loss Foods

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Losing weight isn’t just about eating less or cutting down on fast food and desserts. It’s also about maintaining a healthier diet by eating healthier foods. By replacing all of those sugars and trans fats with weight loss foods that contain actual nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, you’ll not only lose […]

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Stay Strong with Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and for good reason: All cells need calcium to work. In fact, calcium performs so many diverse functions that virtually no major organ system can function properly without it. Your body is constantly breaking down old bone cells and growing new ones, the same way […]

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Boost Your Body’s Defenses with Antioxidants

Our bodies are constantly under attack. The assailants, nasty molecules called free radicals, attack the body’s cells, causing cellular damage that can flourish into chronic diseases and conditions. By knowing how to get the most out of antioxidants — our primary defense against environmental stressors — we can improve our health and maybe even add […]

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Boost Your Body’s Defenses with Antioxidants

Photo by Jalb Our bodies are constantly under attack. The assailants, nasty molecules called free radicals, attack the body’s cells, causing cellular damage that can flourish into chronic diseases and conditions. By knowing how to get the most out of antioxidants — our primary defense against environmental stressors — we can improve our health and […]

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Heal Your Wounds with Manuka Honey

The next time you dip your spoon into the sugar bowl, consider using honey instead. At 64 calories per tablespoon, honey is a source of simple carbohydrates and such essential vitamins and minerals as iron, protein, riboflavin, manganese and copper. But honey is more than a nutritional tool that never spoils. It’s a natural healer, […]

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Heal Your Wounds with Manuka Honey

The next time you dip your spoon into the sugar bowl, consider using honey instead. At 64 calories per tablespoon, honey is a source of simple carbohydrates and such essential vitamins and minerals as iron, protein, riboflavin, manganese and copper. But honey is more than a nutritional tool that never spoils. It’s a natural healer, […]

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Coffee: A Miracle Drug?

As I write this post, my husband brings me my morning cup of coffee in what has become our daily ritual. I drink mine black, the way my mother likes hers. It is definitely an acquired taste, one I didn’t have until after my first son was born 24 years ago. It’s hard to believe […]

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Are Organic Foods Safer?

Last week, a patient with a strong family history of colon cancer told me that one of her sisters spends $2,000 a month on organic food and still had a pre-cancerous polyp on a recent colonoscopy. I have never seen data showing that organically farmed food lowers cancer risks. But given the common perception that […]

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