Pumpkin: Healthy or Hype?

PUMPKIN: HEALTHY OR HYPE? This time of year, it is hard to avoid seeing advertising for the latest and greatest pumpkin-spiced food or drink. From Pumpkin Spiced Lattes to Pumpkin Spiced Spam, it is everywhere. How important is pumpkin to a healthy diet and which...

5 Benefits of Eating Apples

HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLES September is the beginning of fall and peak season for apples. Soon there will be a variety of local and US grown apples in the food stores. For those who like picking their apples, making a fall trip to western North Carolina near Asheville...

The Truth About Toothpaste

THE TRUTH ABOUT TOOTHPASTE Since toddlerhood, we’ve been told to brush our teeth after every meal. Every time we go to the dentist this is emphasized. Most of us do it twice a day. Dental insurance is quite expensive, so many people limit their preventive visits...

Health Hazards of Everyday Products

The Health Hazards of Commonly Used Personal and Household Products Research shows that we are exposed to at least 60 toxic household chemicals daily. The average woman uses 12 toxin-containing products daily, exposing herself to about 168 unique chemicals per day....

Fresh Facts About Fish

It’s Fish- It’s Healthy, Right? Many of us have memories of canned chunk light tuna sandwiches for lunch or frozen fish sticks for dinner. My personal favorite:  the Friday night Howard Johnson’s fried clam dinner. As appetizing (or not) as these may be,...
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