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April 2012
St. Claire
Rainbow Kitchen

The Health-Changing Cookbook of a Lifetime

According to Dr. Edward Howell, a noted pioneer in enzyme research, people who eat an enzyme-poor diet face a shorter life span, illness, and lowered resistance to stress of all types. Fallon adds: Whole foods give good health; enzyme-rich foods provide limitless energy.

St. Claire
Rainbow Kitchen

Everyone Knows Sodium Raises Blood Pressure, Right?

Studies show that restricting salt helps a minority of the general population reduce their blood pressure, while either increasing blood pressure or having no effect on the majority of people's blood pressure.

Hattes
Food Ventures

Gluten-Free Eating Popular New Food Trend

The gluten-free diet is one of the fastest-growing health-related food trends among manufacturers, restaurants and even celebrities including Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rachel Ray.

Hattes
Food Ventures

New Food Adventures in the New Year

According to a recent study in the September 2011 Advances in Nutrition, research summarized the beneficial effect of apples and apple products on weight management, bone health and digestive health. In addition, the antioxidants found in apples may have a protective effect on cardiovascular disease, asthma and diabetes.

June 2012
Trussell
Aid for Age

Ever Hear of ‘Exergames?’

The researchers found that cybercycling or exergames two to three times a week for three months “yielded greater cognitive benefit” than regular exercise for the same amount of time.

Trussell
Aid for Age

More Problems with Statin Medications – Now Also Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes

Those who seem to be at more risk when taking statins, according to the Mayo report, are those who take multiple medications for cholesterol, women, people having a small body frame, age 65 or older, have kidney or liver disease or diabetes.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

Herbal Tea for Your Health

It’s amazing that some herbal teas improve heart rhythm, reduce blood pressure, clear brain fog or ease hormonal concerns. Most herbal teas are safe for people with kidney stones. My favorite book on teas is Rosemary Gladstar’s Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health.

May 2012
Trussell
Aid for Age

Hospitals on Wheels

Today, a number of emergency responders are equipping ambulances with new technological equipment, such as digital transmission systems to beam electrocardiograms directly to the hospital emergency room doctors. Some ambulances now have fast-clotting bandages developed by medical advances in the Iraq War to stop bleeding quicker.

Trussell
Aid for Age

Sugar – Shackle It or Keep Scarfing It?

Americans consume, either by eating or drinking, the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of sugar on average each day. The sweet stuff sneaks into our diets through cereals, and processed foods. Sugars are identified on labels by terms such as sucrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, corn syrup and honey.

St. Claire
Rainbow Kitchen

Fear Fats? Time to Dump Those Old Phobias

What does appear to do all the artery clogging are grains and sugars – i.e. CARBS. And for all of us who thought eating low-fat foods would keep the weight off, are finally getting it that since we started eating that way, obesity has soared.

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