Category Archives: HealthTalk

How Can I Eat Healthy Portions at the Holidays Without Measuring?

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Q: I’m trying not to overeat during the holidays, but I hate measuring my food. Is there another way?

Are brown eggs more nutritious than regular white eggs?

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Q:  Are brown eggs more nutritious than regular white eggs?      

How Many Vegetables Should I Be Eating? What About My Kids?

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Q: I keep seeing recommendations about cups of vegetables, but I’m confused about how many I should be eating. What about my kids?

Dealing With Inflamed Eyes – 5 Folk Methods

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Eyes seem to be one of the most fragile organs. Therefore it is very important to take immediate action in case of problems. You can always purchase some medicine to cure your eyes, but according to me it is better to put into effect folk methods when dealing with inflamed eyes.

Do eggs increase ovarian cancer risk?

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Q. Do eggs increase ovarian cancer risk?

I hear that pulses like black beans are super-nutritious. But aren’t they fattening?

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Q: I keep hearing about pulses like black beans as super-nutritious foods. But aren’t they fattening?

Rosemary Leaf Claims to Improve the Brain

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Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) is a Latin name meaning dew-of-the-sea. It is a small evergreen shrub found growing in Portugal, Mediterranean areas like Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, and in France. It is a wood-like plant with rigid branches and a fissured bark. The leaves are needle-like and dark green. It has pale blue flowers that contain volatile oil. Rosemary thrives best in dry, warm soil with lots of light. Leaves are leathery and contain numerous oil glands.

Candy Dish at Work

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Q: Can something as simple as removing my candy dish at work really make a difference for healthy eating?

Varieties of Lettuce

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Q: I’ve heard that lettuce varieties have different nutritional value and some aren’t worth eating. Is that true?

Elderberry – The Salutary Plant Used For Centuries

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Let me share with you some extra healthy benefits and interesting facts about this small tree which we can plant and grow in our yards.

Is Lemonade a Lower-Calorie Alternative to Regular Soda?

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Q: Is lemonade a lower-calorie alternative to regular soda?

How to Plan a Healthy Workplace Diet

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Most of us spend the majority of our time each week at work, often making it challenging to stick to a healthy lifestyle. From pastry-laden brainstorms to lunchtime meetings, the workplace can be full of temptation.

Which is Healthier, a Tortilla or a Slice of Bread?

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Q: Which is healthier, a tortilla or a slice of bread?

What’s The Difference Between Sherbet and Sorbet?

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Q: What’s the difference between sherbet and sorbet?

The Potency of The Peppermint Leaf

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What do candy, chewing gum, toothpaste, and ice cream all have in common? One thing is that all can be purchased with peppermint flavor. This perennial plant produces green leaves that are rich in medicinal value.

Sunburn Treatment – Discover 3 Home Remedies

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If your summer involves resting near the water, taking sunbath, enjoying barbecue, in other words, lounging in the sun, you might be familiar with sunburn or at least be aware of it. However sometimes you get too much excited about the things you are doing. Or maybe you have fallen asleep on the beach accidentally. As a result any caution is missing and sunburn is there. There are 3 effective home remedies to treat the sunburn.

Herbal Fact Sheets: Agrimony

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Agrimony is a hardy perennial that is native to the English countryside, where it is a popular medicinal herb. The herbal plant has stems that are covered in a fine, silky down and notched leaves. This herb bears little, cream-colored flowers that bloom from June to September, and give off a faint lemony fragrance.

Overactive Bladder – Four Herbal Remedies to Control it

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Because natural herbal remedies are difficult to patent, only a few institutions allocate a budget for clinically proving their effectiveness. Still, there are a number of botanical remedies that have undergone clinical testing and are being highly-recommended by doctors and other medical experts. Below are some of the herbal medicines for treating an overactive bladder.

Does Olive Oil Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer?

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Q: Does olive oil reduce the risk of breast cancer?

Herbal Detoxification with Cornsilk

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What is Cornsilk?

You might have heard of the name corn silk and wondering what it is. Actually there is nothing complicated with corn silk as it is actually the grain you see inside the corn which you enjoy having in the form of snacks. This is actually a part of Indian food and you can also see a long-hair like string deep inside the corn grain. The shiny hair inside the corn husk indicates the name silk and it is known as zea mays in Latin. Corn silk is very widely used in many medical products as the main ingredient in order to cure many diseases especially while undergoing alternative treatments.

What Are Quick and Healthy Breakfasts I Can Eat at My Desk

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Q: I know my habit of grabbing donuts on the way into work is no way to fuel for the day. What are some quick and healthy breakfasts I can eat at my desk?

The Essential Oil Glossary: Common Aromatherapy Terms and Their Meanings (E-Z)

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In just about any industry, it’s common to encounter a little jargon. The world of aromatherapy and essential oils is no different. While there has been a recent uptick in scientific trials and case studies focused on the world of aromatherapy, most of the legends, lore and information dates back much further. Although much has been updated, you’re still likely to encounter some more outdated or medical jargon you aren’t familiar with. In this second and final installment, we’re addressing aromatherapy terms that fall in the E-Z glossary.

The Essential Oil Glossary: Common Aromatherapy Terms & Their Meanings (A-D)

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One of the first things I noticed when I started getting hot and heavy with my research on aromatherapy and essential oils is that there is an entire jargon that surrounds the industry and can get pretty confusing to the average reader. If you’ve ever done any research on the benefits or history of essential terms, you’ve probably seen these terms and asked yourself, “What in the world does that mean?”

Aromatherapy for Pregnant Women

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“Aromatherapy is an entirely individual treatment aimed at making each mother feel her very best. It can be used to help prevent or cope with problems that may arise in pregnancy or very early motherhood. Mothers can turn to aromatherapy for very different reasons, and in each case, it will be appropriate and beneficial.”-Allison England, R.N., Aromatherapy and Massage for Mother and Baby. In her book, she lists several ways that aromatherapy can help mothers-to-be.

Herbal Fact Sheets: Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) is a traditional medicinal herb which is also used in the kitchen for both cooking and garnishing. It is native to the Mediterranean areas and Southern Europe and is a member of the mint family.

I keep hearing about planks for strong abs. What’s a plank?

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Q: I keep hearing about “planks” as an exercise for waist and abs. What’s a plank?

Take Your Health to The Next Level with Sea Greens

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Our fascination with getting more greens into our diet continues to grow, along with our search for healthier and more sustainable food options. The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) named sea vegetables as one of the top natural health trends of 2016 — but it looks like they’ll be more than just a trend. The unwavering momentum shows that sea vegetables have lasting power to become an important part of our daily lives.

Can Chewing Gum Really Help You Lose Weight?

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Q: Can chewing gum help you lose weight?

Herbal Fact Sheets: Elderberry

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The Elderberry is a shrub, or sometimes a small tree, which was previously thought to have belonged to the honeysuckle family but has now been classified as a member of the Adoxaceae family. It is native to both, but more common in the North Hemisphere.

Do I Need More Water When I Drink Coffee so I Don’t Get Dehydrated?

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Q: Do I need more water when I drink coffee so I don’t get dehydrated?

Ginger Helps Fight Body Odor

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Body odor can often be a problem and even be embarrassing in certain situations. It is often associated with excess sweating, but the truth is that it is not the sweat that causes body odor. It is actually the toxins that are in your body which cause body odor once they are brought out of the body through the sweating process.

Herbal Fact Sheets: Fennel

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Brief History

Fennel is a plant which has been used in herbal medicine for many years. In fact, it was probably one of the first plants to be cultivated for both its culinary and medical uses. The Roman civilisation would use it for general good health and the ladies would use it to prevent weight gain. The name for the plant in Greek is ‘Marathon’ which means ‘grow thin’. Pliny reported that the herb was good for the eyesight, and the Romans actually thought that it was used by serpents to improve their vision.

Ginger As an Herbal Remedy

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Ginger is consumed whole as a delicacy, medicine, or spice. In India it available in many forms such as chutney, pickles, salad, murabba etc.

Getting Enough Fiber without Supplements

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Q: I just read how much fiber is recommended. How can I get enough without taking supplements?

Will an Exercise Journal Help Me Be More Active?

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Q: Will an exercise journal help me be more active?

10 Expert Health Tips That Simplify Holistic Living

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Diet fads, new workout regimens, exotic health supplements – every day, people are inundated with headlines about health trends. Out of the clutter and confusion a new, arguably more sensible, health movement is gaining traction: holistic living.

Getting to The Root of Things with Trees

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Roots… either the strong tendrils plants extend into the soil for stability and nourishment; or an origin or beginning, such as ancestral roots. Either way, I think of trees. They have strong roots to hold their tall majesties upright and feed their growth. They can also be Man-generations old and have many children growing around them, generated from their seeds.

Sugar-Free Cakes and Cookies and Weight Loss

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Q: Will switching to sugar-free cakes and cookies help me lose weight?

Does a lactose-free diet play a role in reducing cancer risk?

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Q: Does a lactose-free diet play a role in reducing cancer risk?

Lavender: The Purple Panacea

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Lavender is wholly spent with us, for to perfume linen, and the dried flowers to comfort and dry up the moisture of a cold braine(Parkinson)

Lavender, the once popular English garden herb, was used extensively as a perfume, but the versatility of its oil has made it a remedy for ailments.

White Pine (Pinus Strobus) – Great Tree of Peace

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The warming air of this verdant May morning touches my senses with pine. In the sweet scented shade of a towering white pine much like the one I now sit under, the Peaceful Nations buried their weapons. I breathe deeply, asking their ancient wisdom to flow into me with the refreshing pine smell.

Having Body Odor is a Good Reason NOT to Use Deodorants

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Most people are not aware of why they perspire. Antiperspirants and perfumes have become so much a part of our lives that we rarely think about why we need them or whether we really need them. It may even be more important to find out if they can be harmful to us.

How Do Lentils Compare Nutritionally to Other Dried Beans?

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Q: How do lentils compare nutritionally to dried beans like kidney beans, black beans and chickpeas?

Best Vegetables to Reduce High Blood Pressure

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There wasn’t any arguing with mom. On top of being our mother she was a registered nurse. Even in retirement she can be counted on for advice on what to eat. Believe me, we ate our vegetables. Now I know more about why.

The Importance of Strength Training for Older Adults

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Q: I’m well over 65, do I need to be doing strength-type training exercises?

Tonsillitis Home Remedies

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Tonsillitis is an inflammation or infection of the tonsils. The tonsils are two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat and there is one tonsil on each side.

The Scoop on Coffee Health Claims

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Q: Are the claims true that coffee is really healthy?

What is a Low Glycemic Index Diet and Will it Help Me Lose Weight?

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Q: What is a low glycemic index diet and does it help for weight loss?

Grounding | Dr Sinatra

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Grounding is one of the easiest ways to improve your health and can be very effective. Before you can understand the health benefits of grounding it is important to understand what it is. Grounding is simply the act of walking barefoot on the ground in order to collect electrons from the earth. These electrons help neutralize free radicals, or oxidative stress, in the body. The earth collects electrons from lighting hitting the ground, solar flares, and also solar sunspots.

Pomegranates and Prostate Cancer

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Q: Is it true that pomegranates help prevent prostate cancer?