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Prostate Cancer – A Personal Story

This is a message from Tom Yei, who has been battling prostate cancer for five years. His experience can help anyone who is newly diagnosed and their loved ones. Getting a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be scary and confusing. I hope this information will help. – Denise   I am Tom, and I am […]

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Arsenic in Rice

For several years now the FDA has known that levels of arsenic in rice are much higher than is healthy. They just don’t know what to do about it. Arsenic is a Class 1 Carcinogen, meaning it is a cancer promoter. Its on the same level as cigarette smoking, asbestos, and formaldehyde.  Arsenic also contributes […]

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Cancer, Part 2: the barnyard is happy

Sugar    We’ve talked about sugar and cancer, and while it seems nearly impossible to eliminate all glucose from our blood stream to “starve” the cancer, we don’t want to give it any extra fuel either. That doesn’t mean we should eliminate all carbohydrates from our diet. We should avoid refined grains and added sugars […]

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How to Get Fewer Colds this Winter

If you are wondering how to get fewer colds this winter, or even no colds at all, this is for you. Just by eating two foods rich in Vitamin C each day, you can cut your chance of catching a cold in half. Vitamin C pills don’t have the same effect, it is the synergy […]

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Super Chicken Soups

When the weather turns chilly and noses start running, nothing beats chicken soup to make us feel better. Just about every culture has a version of chicken soup made richer and heartier by adding eggs. It was an inexpensive and tasty way to stretch that Sunday chicken for another meal, and now with good quality […]

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Easy Salad Formula

Here’s a quick, easy formula for creating salads that are delicious every time: Greens + Fruit + Soft Cheese + Nuts You know, like the current favorite (and getting a little tired) greens + dried cranberries + goat cheese + candied nuts. Its a simple formula, and it always works. Lightly dress the salad with […]

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The Truth About Getting Healthier

Suzie* came to me as a last resort. Her triglycerides (the fat cells traveling in her blood stream) were really high, she was pre-diabetic, and her doctor told her she had to lose weight or she would have to take medication. She was only 51 years old, and did not want to be on medication […]

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Is Fruit Too High in Sugar?

Fruit is getting a bad rap and its time for it to stop. This tale going around about fruit being really high in sugar is a lie. Fruit tastes sweet, I get it. But most fruits actually have little effect on our blood sugar when we eat normal amounts of them. This “war on fruit” […]

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Great Grilled Vegetables

A big platter of colorful, delicious and filling grilled vegetables is welcome on any dinner table. They also make great leftovers, are economical and so easy to make.  Here’s how to do it. The best veggies to grill are squashes, eggplant, peppers, asparagus, corn, tomatoes and potatoes. Slice the squashes lengthwise into thick planks, the […]

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Skinny Drinks

You’re sitting on the restaurant patio, enjoying the sunset with a group of friends and a round or two of drinks. Everyone is relaxed, the air is filled with the sounds of laughter, and you are laughing too. Until you realize that those two margaritas just cost you over 700 calories. The choco-tinis are over […]

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