By Judith Fertig | July 28, 2018 | Comments Off on MIGHTY MINERALS

What We Need to Stay Healthy by Judith Fertig Minerals—inorganic chemical elements or compounds that cannot be produced by the body, but occur in nature—play a key role in helping us function at our best. According to the authors of Minerals: The Forgotten Nutrient – Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, they are…

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10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

By Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. | June 30, 2018 | Comments Off on 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Flavorful Ways to Lower Disease Risk by Judith Fertig Any time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical— they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then…

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By Judith Fertig | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on EAT RIGHT TO SLEEP WELL

10 Foods Help us Relax and Rest by Judith Fertig Getting enough sleep—or not—has a trickle-down effect. A study in the Journal of Obesity shows that good quality shut-eye helps us reduce stress, lose weight and function better. Research also shows that most Americans would be healthier, happier and safer going about their daily activities…

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Changing Our Diet to Cool the Climate

By Judith Fertig | March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Good Food Choices Enable Global Health Three years ago, the New York Times added a new word to the world’s food vocabulary: Climatarian (n.) A diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change. This includes eating locally produced food (to reduce energy spent in transportation), choosing pork and poultry instead of beef and lamb…

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By Amber Lanier Nagle | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six Seasonings with Surprising Payoffs by Amber Lanier Nagle Spices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six. Garlic (Allium sativum) “There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic…

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Foods Our Heart Will Love

By Judith Fertig | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Top 10 Heart Healthy Choices by Judith Fertig How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning once penned this unforgettable line to her husband and fellow poet, Robert Browning. Let us also count the ways to improve our loved ones’ heart health: Lower blood pressure. Modulate irregular heartbeats. Avoid plaque…

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By John Douillard | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight Ways to Restore Gut Health by John Douillard The New York University Langone Medical Center recently reported that 74 percent of Americans experience some form of digestive distress, a quarter are obese and more than 100 million U.S. adults are pre-diabetic and don’t know it. While many blame such problems on eating wheat, some…

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Colorful Good Health in Holiday Dishes

By Judith Fertig | December 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

by Judith Fertig Winter citrus fruits that arrive in a gift basket or show up on sale at the grocer present a welcome bright spot on winter’s darker days. Valencia and blood oranges, limes and Meyer lemons are delicious in their own right, and deserve their place on the breakfast table. Yet there are many…

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