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After receiving a high cholesterol reading from my doctor, I put together a plan to lower my cholesterol to a healthy level naturally, without medication.

Understanding of my own health
Prior to my high cholesterol reading, I was never conscious of nor did I care about connections between cholesterol and blood pressure with heart disease.  As […]

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In 2014, New York became the 19th state to make learning how to perform CPR and use automated defibrillators (AEDs) a graduation requirement for its high school students.  The law requires the state Commissioner of Education to make recommendations on training students in providing CPR and using AEDs.  The law only requires that school children […]

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How to Cook Lower Calorie Rice

On April 1, 2015 By

Rice is a plentiful start that, even when steamed, isn’t very good for your help, so many cooks – and scientists – have been working to figure out how to cook lower calorie rice that still tastes good.  However scientists at a school in Sri Lanka believe that they’ve cracked the code to produce lower calorie […]

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After being diagnosed with a high LDL cholesterol count and borderline BMI measurement several years ago, I evaluated several meal and activity tracking programs for my iPhone before eventually selecting Lose It! from Boston-based developer FitNow.  I use Lose It! to help meet my diet and weight-loss goals and track fat and calories by entering my meals and snacks as […]

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While most industrial food producers have campaigned against it, the following companies have come out in support Proposition 37 in California. Proposition 37, also known as The California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, mandates that labeling must indicate whether food is produced using genetic engineering.

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I just got started with week 1 of the flexitarian meal plan, and am cooking up some pretty tasty vegetarian dishes from the Flexitarian Diet Book.

The idea behind Flexitarianism is to reduce, but not necessarily eliminate, the amount of meat in one’s diet. Meat-based diets have been linked to […]

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The BBC in the UK offers a calculator that takes your age, height and weight to help you figure out where you are on the global fat scale.

How the Calculator Works

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More and more people who are concerned with losing weight, reducing the risk of heart disease, or who simply want to eat better and healthy are incorporating Flexitarianism in their meal plans and diet.  Flexitarian advocates eat a primarily vegetarian diet; meat may be included […]

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Do Brain Trainer Games Work?

On April 24, 2012 By

A friend has looked for ways to improve his memory capacity and cognitive response, and thought that brain trainer games and software might work. As we get older, our brains decline in operating speed and performance. He’s been playing brain trainer games at Lumosity, which advertise that their subscription […]

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Produce in Season in April

On March 30, 2012 By


Late winter/early spring in the northeast means a smaller selection of root vegetables, mostly from storage, at the market. The following vegetables and produce are in season in April in the Northeast US:

Carrots Onions Potatoes Turnips

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