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A Plate Full of Posies

A Plate Full of Posies

Flowers have been eaten since ancient times, and have medicinal as well as nutritional value. Oriental dishes through the ages have made use of Daylily buds and Chrysanthemums, the Romans used mallow, rose and violets, Italian and Hispanic cultures gave us stuffed squash blossoms and Asian Indians continue to use… Read more »

Soy and Breast Health

Soy and Breast Health

I am often asked about the health benefits of soy. Are soy products, which have entered the mainstream food supply, beneficial to most women? The answer is yes. For example, there is a body of research showing that soy is beneficial to your heart because it lowers triglycerides and cholesterol,… Read more »

Tricks to Avoid Workout Burnout

Tricks to Avoid Workout Burnout

When it comes to getting and staying fit, consistency is a major component to success. Ensuring that you regularly eat nutritious meals and exercise week after week is mandatory. But, too much of a good thing can actually be harmful. The motivation for someone to start exercising is often sparked… Read more »

Stay Healthy This Winter

Stay Healthy This Winter

It’s that time of the year again, the dreaded cold and flu season. Most adults suffer from at least two colds a year, with children catching them twice as often. Since over 80 percent of colds occur between September and March, most people consider themselves lucky if they survive the… Read more »

The Dark Side of Sleep Medications

The Dark Side of Sleep Medications

Sleep is one of your greatest healers, regenerating your brain along with every other part of your body. Research has shown that people who chronically experience a lack of sleep have reduced immunity, impaired work performance, and decreased memory; they don’t handle stress well, and they are more irritable and… Read more »