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What? How do you reduce the risk of diabetes with cholesterol? You can with the good cholesterol called HDL. It will help you fight off Metabolic Syndrome and Type II Diabetes. In the past two blogs I’ve been discussing the risk factors of Metabolic Syndrome. In review, Metabolic Syndrome is a cluster of ‘risk factors’ […]

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How healthy is the protein and fat from feedlot cows? Cows in feedlots may or may not be happy and healthy! Cows are herd animals. They love being with their buddies whether in a pasture or in a feedlot. I speak from experience; it takes a well built fence to keep cows away from one […]

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The role of Chemo, Super Fruits, and Faith in Cancer Mama’s stage 4 lung cancer had been inactive for 18 months. November 2013, her oncologist gave us the news that it was once again active and Mama had approximately 3 months to live. What should we do now? The oncologist gave 2 options: Do no […]

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Do stinky, smelly veggies really have power over cancer and your health? Let’s take a look inside some of them. Studies have shown that the allium and cruciferous vegetables have the power to inhibit many different types of cancer tumor cells. Of 34 different vegetables studied ‘garlic’ was by far the strongest inhibitor of cancer […]

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What value do you get from eating those yummy potato skins? The skin has 50% of the antioxidant activity of the entire potato. The fiber in the skin slows digestion to a healthier level thus lowering the glycemic response. Unfortunately, treatment of most commercial potatoes with toxic anti-sprouting chemicals compromises the nutritional value of the […]

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What does B vitamins and omega-3 have to do with mental illness and brain function? Mental illness has once again been brought to our attention by the recent killing spree a young college student went on in Santa Barbara, CA. We can blame lots of different things on the cause of mental illness. However once […]

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It's best to eat Foods you recognize because they are most likely natural. Check for the first ingredients when eating processed food. If sugar is the first ingredient think again before purchasing Too much sugar over a period of time is damaging to the body. Shop the outside aisle of your grocery store, you'll find […]

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You take Krill Oil supplements to fill some gaps in your diet. Are they really what they claim?   Krill Oil is being touted as much better than Salmon Oil by some big name doctors. They say that krill is a high source of omega-3 and also contains astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid antioxidant. What […]

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Wrinkles? Are they Aging you? Spring is more than half over! What are you going to do about the summer sun and your skin? A recent article in Reader’s Digest suggests some rules that have changed about taking care of your skin in the summer sun. I read them with interest. Not a word was […]

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Malnutrition and Family Dynamics   The family dynamics in caring for an elderly relative or friend can be quite intense. You have an elderly family member who is suffering from malnutrition or is not safe in their current situation. What do you do about it? Empowerment Empower yourself with nutrition knowledge and confidence; then with […]

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