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
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
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
Tea, red wine, and blueberries may be chock full of antioxidants, but these health boosters may also be standing in the way of your pearly white smile.
Yellow, dingy teeth are a common complaint. The brightness of your smile is somewhat dependen... Read more
Health experts agree that we need to eat more whole grains for optimal health. But most people don’t know what whole grains are. They have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but knowing the he... Read more
It seems one of my daughters who is a nurse thinks white potatoes are evil and the only spud you should ever eat is a sweet potato.
I eat white potatoes occasionally because I believe they have some healthy benefits.
367 4... Read more
My understanding is that it is recommended to eat brown rice rather than white rice for example at dinner if I make rice n beans I should try and use brown rice.
But when I compared the Nutritional content of both I found this per cup:
Cal w... Read more
Hi all! I'm a diabetic who just brought her A1c from 9.9 (pretty bad) to 6.7 (at the high end of "normal" for a diabetic) but my triglycerides are still really high - over 400!
I've read that cutting carbs - at least simple ones - can help with... Read more
There use to be a time that I would notice that having a disagreement with another person was just that, a disagreement. Now it seems all or nothing like, "if you ain't for us then yer against us!" kind of attitude and on many issues personal or soci... Read more
Do you like red or green/white grapes the best? Do you have a reason?
I prefer red grapes over white. While I generally prefer a sweeter fruit and white are sweeter than red, I just like the taste of red grapes better. My preference has... Read more
Gene Stone has been writing about health (among other topics) for more than two decades.A few years ago the idea occurred to him that perhaps he was talking to the wrong people. Why not find those people we all know—the ones who say they never... Read more
Take control of your nutrition in 2012 by preparing healthy dishes in your own kitchen. Each week I will be posting meal ideas from SparkRecipes that are useful for eating-in or carrying-out or energy boosting snacks. This week, we'll start with... Read more
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