Question: I was recently prescribed Warfarin (Coumadin and generic) for the prevention of blood clots. My doctor warned me to remove leafy green vegetables such as lettuce, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli from my diet. Is it really ne... Read more
For several years, I've conscientiously tried to eat a healthy, balanced diet every day. Now I read that for best results, every meal must be balanced. Is that true?
No. Your body has enough reserves of variou... Read more
What is the most nutritious part of the broccoli plant?
The florets contain substantially more cancer-fighting phytochemicals and beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) than the stalks, and about the same amoun... Read more
Question: You recently told a reader who ate lots of fruit to add some veggies, too. My question is the opposite: I eat lots of vegetables but little fruit. Am I missing out nutritionally?
Answer: Probably not much, though eating a var... Read more
I like poached eggs with yolks that aren't fully firm. Am I risking a salmonella infection?
Answer from Consumer Reports:
Yes, but the risk is quite small. The Food and Drug Administration has estimated that only 1 in 20,000 eggs contai... Read more
Do not use chemicals to kill ants. Instead, get a spray bottle, fill it with water and salt (25%), shake well, spray.......boom, dead!
Remove a splinter easily by applying a paste of baking soda and water, then waiting several minutes f... Read more
I'm speeding because I have to get there before I forget where I'm going.
I don't think about dying..........It's the last thing I want to do.
At my age........."Getting Any" means sleep.
I'm retired. I was tired yesterday. I'm ... Read more
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country.
A... Read more
1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
3. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
4. A day without... Read more
After being such a "Downer" yesterday, I thought I would lighten things up today. This made me laugh and I hope that it does you too.
A little old lady is walking around in a supermarket calling out, Crisco, Crissssssscooooo!
Soon an ... Read more
I hadn't been awake more than 10 minutes this morning when the phone rang. It was my mother. Her TV died last weekend and my husband and I bought a new one for her and Ken installed it yesterday. My mother is 90 years old and those of you wit... Read more
Bert feared his wife Peg wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid.
Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem.
The Doctor told him there is a simple i... Read more