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Surprise, Surprise… Eggs Reduce Risk of Stroke

For years, folks have been afraid of eggs, and how they are “bad” for cholesterol and LDL. Long gone are the days where people drank them raw like Sylvester Stallone did in Rocky… and no I don’t recommend you do… Continue Reading →

Albuterol Helps Kids Undergoing Tonsillectomies

This post was originally published on this siteIf your child has to undergo a tonsillectomy, there is important research newly published in JAMA Pediatrics that I’d like to share with you today. It’s called The REACT Randomized Clinical Trial. About… Continue Reading →

11 Ways You Ruin Your Teeth

This post was originally published on this siteYou may unknowingly be harming your teeth unwittingly with all the things you do, eat or drink. You’ll want to read this article if you love to eat citrus fruit, or drink coffee,… Continue Reading →

Open-Faced Nova Sandwich

This post was originally published on this siteIngredients1/2 cup sour cream or unflavored Greek yogurt1 table horseradish sauce1 table fresh dill (chopped)1 table Italian (flat-leaf) parsley1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice4 slices of *Rye bread (lightly toasted) 6 to 8 slices… Continue Reading →

Warm Gouda Biscuit

This post was originally published on this siteIngredients1 cup shredded Gouda cheese2 cups unbleached plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tea sea salt 1/4 tea black pepper1/2 tea garlic or garlic-onion powder 2/3 cup milk (or milk alternative)1/3 cup… Continue Reading →

5 Natural Remedies for Reflux and Esophagitis

This post was originally published on this siteI finally got reflux and heartburn after all these years. I have newfound respect for those of you who deal with it! Writing about it is one thing, experiencing it is totally another…. Continue Reading →

Calendula Soothes Reflux and Skin Problems

This post was originally published on this siteIn spring, we all like to hike and play outdoors. Getting bumped and bruised is more apt to occur as well. A natural remedy for this is calendula, and it’s sold in health… Continue Reading →

Colon Cancer Grows Faster with Sugary Drinks

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s more bad news for sugary drinks that contain high fructose corn syrup or HFCS. According to a new animal study, consuming a small amount of this sweetener can speed up the growth… Continue Reading →

Mushy Peas

Ingredients1 package frozen green peas, about 10 – 12 oz 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter OPtional: 1/2 cup smoked ham (chunks) or chopped bacon Salt & Pepper Directions Add frozen peas to a pot of boiling water, and… Continue Reading →

Diet Drinks Associated with Stroke

We are so attached to our food and drink that it pains me when I have to tell you something bad about what you might love to drink! I have never ever recommended artificially sweetened sodas or “diet” anything! To… Continue Reading →

Sarsaparilla Good for More than Root Beer

Cowboys drank sarsaparilla soda in the Old West! Today I want to share the health benefits of this wonderful herb. When you first hear “sarsaparilla,” you might think of soda. This herb comes from the roots of a a woody… Continue Reading →

Collagen is Your Own Anti-Aging Compound

For centuries people, especially women have been trying to solve the problem of looking youthful past middle age. It’s very difficult because after four or five decades, our face, skin, hair and nails really show the signs of aging. Our… Continue Reading →

Supplements and Medicine That Should Always Be Taken with Food

Take It With Food or On An Empty Stomach? There is much confusion about when to take herbal supplements, vitamins and medications. Do you take them on an empty stomach or with food? And how long do you wait before… Continue Reading →

Lemon Shrimp Garlic Pasta

Ingredients 8 ounces bowtie pasta (can use gluten-free) 2 TBSP grape seed or olive oil 6 TBSP butter 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tea red pepper flakes 1¼ pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined Salt and pepper to taste 4… Continue Reading →

Take EPA with Your Statin for Best Results

Your brain on statins is bound to suffer due to the well-documented depletion of Coenzyme Q10, and so the search for natural ways to reduce cholesterol (or maybe just leave it alone!) continues. It was on September 1, 1987, that… Continue Reading →

Hypothyroidism Often Mistaken for OCD, Depression or Anxiety

If you have hypothyroidism, it can cause depression or anxiety, or OCD (Obessive Compulsive Disorder). The medications used to treat the psychiatric disorders work temporarily at best, if at all because they don’t address the low thyroid hormone. It may… Continue Reading →

How Being Nice is Killing You

I propose that in 2019, you be less nice. Do you currently strive to be super human, always loving, kind, generous, giving? Do you care endlessly, and never become cranky, sad or irritable. Do you demand this of yourself, in… Continue Reading →

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