HEALTH LIBRARY

  1. Healthy Recipes: Broccoli with Squash Sauce

    Healthy Recipes: Broccoli with Squash Sauce
    Here is an incredibly healthy alternative to the traditional “broccoli with cheese sauce.” This recipe is so tasty and decadent you’ll hardy know it’s a “healthy alternative!” And the colors make it ultra-irresistible. Ingredients: 1 head broccoli, cut into florettes, stems peeled and 1/4 sliced 1 small winter squash (such as butternut, hokkaido, buttercup or sweet) 1/2 tablespoon melted butter...
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  2. Healthy Recipe: Squash Rings with Chard and Walnut Pasta

    Healthy Recipe: Squash Rings with Chard and Walnut Pasta
    Here’s an entrée full of antioxidants and fiber that everyone will love! Ingredients: 1/2 cup walnut pieces 1 acorn squash, cut into 1 1/2" thick rings, seeds removed 1 medium red onion, sliced 1/4" thick 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 cup orange juice 4 cups young chard 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounces Orzo pasta 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage 2 teaspoons...
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  3. For Healthy Aging, a Toast to Resveratrol

    For Healthy Aging, a Toast to Resveratrol
    A University of Florida review of research says the polyphenol compound known as resveratrol in red wine, grapes and other foods may have widespread anti-aging effects, and even protect against diseases. The comprehensive review of human clinical research on resveratrol has found it has "anti-aging … anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties." The researchers examined the current body of research in order...
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  4. Healthy Recipes: Pan-Seared Salmon with Strawberry Salsa

    Healthy Recipes: Pan-Seared Salmon with Strawberry Salsa
    Diet has everything to do with your health, especially if you suffer from joint inflammation. A 2005 study in Arthritis & Rheumatism found that among overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis, each pound shed resulted in a four-fold reduction in the load exerted on the knee. In other words: if you're overweight, losing one pound would take four pounds...
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  5. Minor cut? Follow this Advice to Guard Against Infection

    Minor cut? Follow this Advice to Guard Against Infection
    Many of us were shocked and disturbed at the news of a young woman in Georgia who contracted a deadly flesh-eating bacterial infection from a cut on the leg. The bacteria was believed to be from river water into which she fell after cutting herself in a zipline accident.   A properly functioning immune system will take care of most...
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  6. New Study Suggests Low Fiber Intake Ups Teen’s Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes

    Does your teen love hamburgers? You might want to suggest he try garden burgers instead. According to a new study* published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, teens who eat a low-fiber diet are at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. Researchers looked at 559 teens, ages 14 to 18, in Augusta, Ga., and found that they...
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  7. New Study Solidifies What We Suspected: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Protects Against Breast Cancer

    New Study Solidifies What We Suspected: Maintaining a Healthy Weight Protects Against Breast Cancer
    When it comes to breast cancer, we are often alarmed by risk factors, such as family history and environmental toxins, over which we have no control. So it’s refreshing to know that there are things we women CAN do to reduce our risk of this all-too-common and dreaded disease. And now, thanks to results of a first-of-its-kind scientific study*, we...
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  8. Natural Remedies Resveratrol: Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

    Natural Remedies Resveratrol: Alzheimer’s Breakthrough
    You’ve no doubt heard about the many natural health benefits of the resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant phenol found in red wine and grape juice. But could it be a new natural health solution for Alzheimer’s-related dementia? Researchers from more than two dozen U.S. academic institutions plan to find out! A phase II clinical trial will investigate the effects of resveratrol on people with...
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  9. Foods that Trigger Joint Pain and Inflammation

    Foods that Trigger Joint Pain and Inflammation
    Relieving chronic joint pain can be as simple as eliminating certain foods from your daily diet. Some foods are known to cause flare-ups of joint pain in people prone to arthritis. Approximately a third of arthritis sufferers are sensitive to foods that trigger inflammation, including those in the Solanacea or “nightshade” family. These include white potato, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers (cayenne, paprika...
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  10. Health Quiz: Do you suffer from job stress?

    Health Quiz: Do you suffer from job stress?
    Studies have shown that job stress clearly is the No. 1 source of stress for American adults, and that it has increased over the past few decades. A sure-fire indicator that you’re suffering from excessive job stress: the feeling of having little control but lots of demands. Excessive and prolonged job stress has been linked to increased rates of heart...
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