Archive for September, 2008

Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health
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Sprouts: An Easy Way to Grow Your Health

Photo by Moria via Flickr Do you love to toss sprouts in your salad, stir-fry them with vegetables, add them to soup or use them in sandwiches? Well, you are not alone.  Many people enjoy the pleasant taste of sprouts in their dishes. Some of the sprouts most commonly eaten are alfalfa, red clover, mung […]

Health Apps for the iPhone
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Health Apps for the iPhone

The long awaited Apple app store is here and it has a lot of wonderful things to offer. Since our iPhones are attached to our hips, why not put them to work to improve our health? The app store offers a wide range of free and low cost health apps. Having an iPhone and being […]

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BH4BP #12 – Can the South Beach Diet Work for You?

The South Beach Diet is a very popular diet developed by Dr. Arthur Agatston, a Miami cardiologist. In this show I discuss whether this diet actually works. Like all fad diets, this diet is not perfect and it may not be for everyone. I will go over what the diet entails and the pros and […]

Hold the Mayo!
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Hold the Mayo!

Photo by Thomas Edwards via Flickr A house without mayonnaise is rare. Mayonnaise is one of the most used condiments in the world.  In the United States, you’ll find it on sandwiches, in potato, tuna or macaroni salads.  In the Netherlands, you will see people dipping their french fries in mayonnaise. In France and the […]

Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar
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Eat Healthy at the Salad Bar

Photo by Phil Campbell via Flickr You sit down at work when you realize that oops,you forgot to bring your lunch.  You’re trying to eat healthy, so when lunch rolls around you head over to the nearest salad buffet rather than eat fast food.  But did you know, that if you don’t choose wisely, you […]

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BH4BP #11 – Chocolate and Eating On a Budget

This week, I start the show discussing chocolate and why it is so irresistible. Then, I go over the different varieties of chocolate and their makeups. I tell you which chocolate is best to consume and why.  Some references that I used were Mayo Clinic and Wikipedia.

Why Aren't You Eating More Beans?
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Why Aren’t You Eating More Beans?

People constantly ask me what they should eat to help them reduce their cholesterol. So, naturally I start listing food items that I know help lower cholesterol, such as, oatmeal, oat bran, walnuts, almonds, fish, olive oil and beans. When I get to beans most people say, “Stop there Talli, beans make me gassy and  […]

Know Your Vitamin D
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Know Your Vitamin D

Everywhere I turn these days, I either see an article on vitamin D or hear a doctor saying that we should all add vitamin D supplements to our diet.  Apparently it’s the vitamin of choice these days. A lot of you are probably wondering what the big deal is. What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D […]

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BH4BP #10 – Wii Fit and Breakfast

This week, I start off the show by discussing whether the Wii Fit can actually get you fit. The Wii Fit is an exercise video game made by Nintendo for the Wii console. I go over what the Wii fit entails: the equipment used, what is measured and the exercise options available. Then I delve […]

It Doesn't Stop When the Workout's Over...
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It Doesn’t Stop When the Workout’s Over…

Getting the body that you want isn’t something that can be done in 30 minutes a day or even an hour. Most people think that they are done once the workout is over. That’s just not true. Working out is an important part of being healthy. However, there are three other key components to getting […]

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BH4BP #9 – Lattes, Mochas, Drip Coffee and Tea

This week, I start off the show by discussing what your best drink option is at your local coffee shop. I go over the advantages and disadvantages of lattes, mochas, drip coffees and teas. I go over the calorie content of each drink and why some drinks might be better for you then others.  Some […]