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Effective Strategies for Avoiding Hypertension

Just over a year ago, my father suffered a stroke caused by unchecked hypertension. For years my siblings and I urged him to seek some form of therapeutic intervention in order to manage his high blood pressure, but to little…

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Garlicky Teriyaki Shrimp and Vegetable Stir Fry

Stir fry preparations are a great way to get sizeable portions of vegetables in a single dish. Ingredients like bell pepper, green cabbage, mushroom, onion, carrot, broccoli, garlic, and ginger, are among the tastiest.…

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Garlic: Mother Nature’s Underground Pharmacy

For centuries, garlic has been used worldwide as a natural treatment for a range of chronic diseases and illnesses, as it has potent anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. In fact, due to its powerful healing properties, garlic is often…

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Hearty Grilled Vegetable Skewers

I absolutely love grilling vegetables and they’re so much healthier than traditional side dishes like potato salad and macaroni & cheese. To boost the overall nutritional value of veggies, I generally prepare them with high-quality fruit oils like extra-virgin olive…

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Watcha Drinking? Let’s Talk About Green Tea

Tea is undoubtedly one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world. And among the hundreds of different kinds of tea that offer medicinal benefits, green tea is one of the most prized for its multitude of health-promoting…

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Savory Sweet Apple Walnut Tuna Salad

I grew up eating lots of tuna salad—the “chunk light” version, which my mom drenched in mayonnaise, seasoned with a little some of everything, and served with Ritz Crackers (never bread). Even through my college years I maintained a…

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High Cholesterol: What You Need to Know

Have you been diagnosed with high cholesterol? You’re certainly not alone, as this chronic health condition (also known as hypercholesterolemia) affects more than 70 million adults (over 30%) in the United States alone. Although heredity and other uncontrollable factors like age and gender can often influence the development…

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10 Superfoods That Make Healthy Snacks for Kids

If you’re a parent, I’m sure you’re always on the hunt for healthy kid’s snacks? With good reason too, as healthy foods in general give kids all the day-to-day energy they need and supply the vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients…

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A Great Way To Spice Up Your Water

Are you aware that water is valued as an essential nutrient? While not a provider of calories like macronutrients or rich in antioxidants like many micronutrients, the body’s actual need for water far outweighs that of any food. In fact, you can survive for…

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Brussels Sprout, Cauliflower and Shiitake Fusilli

As one who follows the Mediterranean style of eating, I make it a practice to enjoy pasta preparations from time to time. I personally prefer dishes that include lots of vegetables and extra virgin olive oil for added health benefits.…

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Mighty Meat Bison with Mushroom and Onions

Bison is one of the healthiest red meats you can eat, as it’s organically raised, primarily grass-fed, and delivers a rich balance of high-quality protein, healthy fats, and essential micronutrients. It’s also among the most flavorful of meats. Here’s one of my favorite bison recipes that’s excellent…

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What You Should Know About Carbs and the Glycemic Index

For decades, carbohydrates (carbs) have been given a bad reputation. Please don’t be misled by all the hype. In and of themselves, carbs are a critical component of a healthy, well-balanced diet as they represent the body’s primary source of energy and are…

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Go Red: 5 Ways to Eat Your Way to Better Heart Health

February officially marks American Heart Month and red is the symbol of awareness. Heart disease and related complications (heart attacks and strokes) are leading causes of death worldwide killing about 600,000 people annually in the United States alone. That’s 1 in every…