Monthly Archives: December 2013

Can’t sleep? Now you can

I have no trouble falling asleep but when I get up in the middle of the night it usually takes from one to three hours before I can fall back asleep. This has been going on for 20 years! I saw this tea at a small market which promises to help you sleep through the […]

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Do you over-exercise?

Years ago, when I went to a store where herbs, supplements and various tinctures are sold the herbalist asked me how much I exercised and when I said “an hour a day,” he replied, “that’s too much.” An hour a day is ideal, but many people spend three or more hours a day exercising. Unfortunately, […]

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Will our meats soon be antibiotic free?

The FDA is presently asking that antibiotics be given solely to sick animals instead of making the animals bigger and plumper, and it’s about time. They are also asking that the pharmaceutical companies “remove growth promotion claims…” (1). Asking is great, but how about enforcing it? The pharmaceutical giants don’t have to make any of […]

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Honey roasted hazelnuts in a flash

I had a small bag of hazelnuts left over from a side dish I made and was wondering what to do with them. I don’t really like hazelnuts so I tossed them with cinnamon and honey and transformed them into a tasty treat that’s reminiscent of peanut brittle. Here’s how to make it at home: […]

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Can’t athletes eat whatever they want?

Athletes burn a lot of calories so they can eat a lot and may look great with their washboard abs, so many think they can eat whatever they want without consequences. What you eat, not how much you eat is the key to a lean, fit body. Dwight Howard, a 27 year-old basketball player for […]

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Foods that make you sick

Last Friday night I went out to dinner with my husband and another couple. We had a great time. I ordered the chicken salad and asked they put just a little dressing on it instead of smothering it like they typically do. I thought the cabbage looked a little old but the lighting was dim […]

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A Free Gift for the Holidays

Each December, family and a few close friends ask me what I would like as presents. As much as I love getting gifts, I can just as easily buy items for myself. So this year I thought about what I’d really want, attainable or not. I want my dad to be in better health, but […]

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Should you take supplements?

Supplements are a huge profit-making industry. We’ve been told to take supplements as added insurance for good health, but some manufactures have admitted they don’t pop their own pills. “Maria Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, a physiologist at the university of Valencia and one of the world’s leading experts on antioxidants was debating the merits of supplements with […]

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Bench Press: Common Mistakes

The bench press seems a simple enough exercise, but many people are doing it incorrectly. A common mistake is letting the bar touch your chest with your elbows too far back. Another mistake is lifting your butt off the bench. If you have to lift your buttocks, the weight is too heavy and you’ll likely injure […]

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