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4 foods to help you quit smoking (and 3 that make it harder)
My sister is trying to quit smoking for good. I know it’s really hard for her to kick the habit, so when I found...
This Year’s 10 Top Health Stories
As a nutrition editor, I read the health headlines daily. After just a few weeks (forget 12 months!) the news all...
Really? Chocolate cake for hot flashes?
Feeling hot, hot, hot? When menopause is the cause, who wouldn’t be up for trying a natural remedy to cool down...
Can a breakfast cereal boost your immunity?
I don't know about you, but when I heard on the news that Kellogg's had slapped a claim on their Krispies cereal boxes...
Why you should embrace the diabetic diet
The thing about a diabetic diet that I don't think most people get is that you don't have to eat special foods or be...
Try this drink to cure a headache & 4 more home remedies for common ailments
When it comes to minor ailments like headaches and motion sickness, I don’t really like to take medications. I...
A natural solution for hot flashes?
I'm a big fan of fatty fish—salmon, tuna and, for the first time this past weekend, grilled sardines! Of course...
Delicious news for garlic lovers
If you asked me to name the one ingredient I cannot live without in my kitchen, I'd say garlic. I use garlic in just...
3 immune-boosting foods to get you through winter
With all the media hype about the H1N1 flu virus and the seasonal flu, I’m finding it hard not to be worried...
Are you drinking too much?
This week, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association came out with the news that the risks of...
How Long Does OJ Keep Before It Loses Vitamins?
Since we're not big juice drinkers in our house, OJ usually only makes its way into our fridge when guests come to...
When it comes to breast cancer: is soy safe?
Last week I blogged about what to eat right now for better breast health. I received a lot of comments—and...
What to eat right now for better breast health
At a few years shy of 30, I’m far from the age when the majority of breast cancer cases occur (50+). And then...
Why I buy organic apples
As a nutrition editor, I know the value of eating loads of fruits and vegetables. I prefer to buy local when I can, but...
Are carrots the secret to great sex? 4 recipes to try
To me, carrots are a humble vegetable. However, the Greeks once thought carrots were the secret to great sex. And the...
3 foods that should be in your child's lunchbox
Most of the “water cooler conversation” around our office this time of year is about back to school. (Check...
Have a cheese fest--it's good for your bones!
I like to say that my favorite food group is cheese. I know cheese is not an actual food group, but it’s so...
Worried about tainted food? 3 ways to protect yourself
Until a few months ago, I never gave much thought to E. coli. Or salmonella. Sure, I studied these foodborne bugs when...
3 ways to break your sugar habit
I was at the coffee machine yesterday when my co-worker Carolyn asked me about the new sugar recommendation from the...
Should you sip—or skip—that drink?
I don’t always pour myself a glass of wine with dinner. Frankly, there are days when I’d rather “...
The new zero-calorie sweetener--is it safe?
I’m always trying to cut back on my added-sugar intake. And apparently I’m not alone: according to a recent survey I...
The one thing your doctor wants you to quit (and 5 ways to do it)
I just read a seriously startling study that’s going to change the way I eat. I read in the British Medical Journal...
3 tricks to get your kids to eat healthier
I went out to dinner with my friend Dara and her 4-year-old daughter last week and watched in amazement as her little...
The healthiest way to stay cool
I’m a huge fan of tea. Hot or cold, I just love it. I drink it all day long in the winter and I always have a big...
Eat this fish to protect your skin from sun damage
As a kid I used to spend my summer vacation at the beach soaking up the sun. These days, not so much—I’m way too...
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