An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.
Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
When a virus enters your body, one of three things can happen:
The virus can die, OR
Your immune system can activate and kill the virus, OR
The virus can survive, multiply, and produce a cold or the flu.
How do you kee... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
I was watching a rerun of "Sex and the City" the other night, in which Carrie is visiting a new boyfriend, David. They’re enjoying a nice picnic on the grassy hillside, and David mentions that there are beautiful hiking trails all aro... Read more
GOLDEN NUGGET: To all who are successfully losing or are in maintenance, what is the number one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting or struggling? (If yours has already been listed, please add another golden nugget of wisdom!)... Read more
When opening containers with an inner plastic or paper seal. Use a knif or scissors to cut across the seal and remove just half of it leaving the other half intact.I scoop with measuring cup and level the top with the edge of the seal left behind. Yo... Read more
Fraudulent websites selling counterfeit drugs are popping up daily as more Americans are buying their medications exclusively online. "Fake drugs can be ineffective and contain ingredients with dangerous side effects," says Margaret Hamburg... Read more
Have you been throwing away all products containing peanut butter over fears of Salmonella?Good news! The American Peanut Council has released a list of food products NOT affected by the widespread recall. From Girl Scout Cookies to Reese's Cups, ple... Read more
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