Don’t Let Food Labels Give You Indigestion

When you are cruising the grocery store aisles, you probably flip over a few items to scrutinize their nutrition labels. But do you understand what you’re looking at? The government is working on updating the label to reflect today’s nutritional concerns and include more realistic serving sizes, but until that happens, use the diagram included [...]

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Pumpkin

From Shakespeare’s reference to "pumpion" in The Merry Wives of Windsor to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, pumpkin is woven into the fabric of history and cuisine. Native Americans roasted long strips of pumpkin over an open flame and ate them. Colonists made pumpkin pie by slicing off the tops; removing the seeds; filling the [...]

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What’s Really in Your Herbal Remedy?

Herbal supplements (botanicals; plant-based medicine) have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Today they are recognized for having drug-like effects such as improving mood. Products that can have medicinal effects also carry risk, especially if taken with other medicines or supplements. However, most over-the-counter herbal supplements are not subjected to the same [...]

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Adapted from Bon Appétit Fast, Easy and Fresh cookbook Yield: 2 loaves Preheat oven to 350°F Butter and flour two 9x5x3 inch loaf pans Ingredients: 1½ c. all-purpose flour (or gluten-free flour mix) 1½ c. whole wheat flour (or gluten-free flour mix) 1 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1 [...]

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What You Should Know About Your Dietary Supplements

There’s a frightening and emerging trend plaguing the dietary supplement industry. Recent studies (conducted by independent labs, scientists, and/or newspapers) in which dietary supplements were randomly and independently tested have shown that all products do not always contain the ingredients (or the purity of ingredients) stated on the product label. This concern goes across all [...]

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Cupping, a Traditional Chinese Therapy

Cupping is one of the oldest methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dating back to 300 A.D. It was first described in A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, written by Ge Hong, a noted Taoist herbalist. Historical texts describe the use of various types of cups including bamboo and pottery, and medicinal treatment for headaches, [...]

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