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In a recently released advisory notice, the FDA acknowledged a relationship between statins and memory loss, something many patients taking anti-cholesterol drugs and their doctors already knew.  Specifically, the notice advised that “cognitive impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users”.


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Winter in the northeast means plenty of root vegetables at the market. The following vegetables and produce are in season in February and March in the Northeast US:

Carrots Onions Potatoes Squash Turnips

(Photo: USDA; Source)

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Winter in the northeast means plenty of root vegetables at the market. The following vegetables and produce are in season in January and February in the Northeast US:

Cabbage Carrots Onions Potatoes Squash Turnips

(Photo: USDA; Source)

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Portion Control

On January 20, 2012 By

Judging healthy portions is difficult, especially given that the portions sizes in general have grown larger and larger in recent years.  My own trouble with portion control is that I’ve become used to outsized servings offered at restaurants.  It is easier to reduce your portions of food through visualization, weighing and by physically restricting the […]

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To assist with pricing and inventory control, all produce is labeled with price look-up codes (also referred to as PLU code, product code, or price code).  PLU codes are  4-digit numbers.  Although the PLU code may be prefixed with a 5th digit to indicate if the item is organic, it is not a a reliable […]

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Regular exercise is key to losing weight, but, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, women who wrote about their most important values 15 minutes a day lost more weight than those who didn’t.

This makes a lot of sense: thinking about yourself positively and what’s important to you […]

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Making Weight Loss Permanent

On December 30, 2011 By

Tara Parker-Pope writes for the New York Times Magazine about the difficulty dieters have in maintaining, rather than just achieving, lower weight, due to, among other issues, metabolic levels in the newly thinner requiring much more exercise and lower calorie intake compared to those who are naturally at that weight.

Although it may […]

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

On December 28, 2011 By

Eating healthily can be challenging for anyone, but it is even more difficult when buying food on a small budget. Shoppers are often tempted to simply buy processed foods that are high in calories and do not provide adequate nutrients. These five tips will help you eat healthily despite the constraints of a small food […]

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Relax with a Farm Visit

On December 26, 2011 By

Regardless of your role, life on a farm operates at a slower, if more physical, pace than the one many of us lead in offices, warehouses or taking care of kids at home.  My step-grandfather raised horses and livestock, and I vividly remember the smell of oats and hay, long walks outside to carry out […]

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