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Thai Food
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Can Thai Food Be Healthy?

Thai food is easily my favorite Asian cuisine. And from the number of Thai restaurants that I see, I can tell I am not alone. Thai food has gained popularity in the United States because of its flavorful, aromatic dishes that are pleasing to the western palate. Most of the dishes that are produced in […]

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Your Food Is Expired! Toss It?

How many times have you thrown away food even though it smelled and looked okay because the expiration date said it was past due? You are not alone, research has shown that many of us in the United States throw away “good, edible” food because we believe that if we consume expired food we risk […]

Peanut Butter
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Peanut Butter: Pleasantly Beneficial!

Susan loved peanut butter when she was growing up. That means she loved anything with peanut butter either in it or on it. Her passion for peanut butter transcended all other foods, almost to the point of excluding anything without peanut butter. It was so extreme that during her younger years her parents were forced […]

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The Facebook Blues

Is Facebook undermining your mental health? Do you feel the need to log into Facebook a few times a day to post something or see what other people are saying or doing? Do you feel down after doing that? If you feel like Facebook is negatively impacting your mood, you are not alone. Researchers from […]

Burr Grinder
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Want Great Coffee? Use A Burr Grinder!

I love the aroma and taste of a fresh cup of coffee. Having a cup of coffee everyday starts my day off right. It awakens my senses and elevates my mood. Since my morning coffee is such an enjoyable daily ritual, I strive to create the perfect cup of coffee. Which is why I buy […]

tea tree
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Tea Tree Oil

Darren was visiting his aunt in Monterey, California. So, while he was using her bathroom to brush his teeth, he did what he had done every time he visited her since he was a kid. He looked through her medicine cabinet. His parents had said that she had been a free spirit when she was […]

hummus
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Hummus: It Really Is That Good!

If you watched the movie “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan” featuring Adam Sandler, you noticed right away that hummus is mentioned extensively throughout the film. There is a reason for this. Israelis love to eat hummus. Although, admittedly, the movie took the use of hummus to ridiculous extremes that I wouldn’t advise. However, it […]

brown rice
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Brown Rice Vs. White Rice: It’s Not About the Color!

John loved Thai food. Most lunch breaks when he didn’t have to work through lunch, he’d head to the local Thai restaurant. Usually, he ordered a curry dish, which was always accompanied by white sticky rice. Today though, he didn’t get his usual waiter. So, instead of assuming he wanted white rice with the panang […]

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Almonds: Not Only Tasty, But Healthy!

One of my favorite after dinner snacks to have with tea is almonds. I love the delicately flavored nut with its soft texture and light, sweet taste. If I don’t watch myself, I’m inclined to eat far more of them than I should, because I find the taste of almonds addictive. Fortunately, unlike the chips […]

car ride
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Traveling: Don’t Want Blood Clots? Keep Moving!

On top of being a health fanatic, I am passionate about traveling. I love traveling to different places and immersing myself in their cultures. However, that can sometimes mean many hours of sitting in a car or in a plane in order to reach a remote locale. Not only can prolonged sitting be uncomfortable, it […]

Japanese Food
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Japanese Food: Healthy Option?

My first introduction to Japanese cuisine was when I turned sixteen. My dad had a business relationship with the owner of a Japanese restaurant a few miles from our house. So, when I wanted to start working to make some money, he got me a job there as a waitress. As a waitress, I had […]

Retired Couple
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Retirement: Forging Your Golden Years!

Jim could hardly wait for retirement. He had worked 40 years at the same company. He had loved most of it, but the last few years had been challenging, stressful and draining. So, he called it quits on his 65th birthday, officially starting a new life in retirement. For the next few years, he did […]

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Dogs: A Man’s Best Workout Partner!

Steve retired last year from his job of 30 years. Finally, he could do what he wanted, whenever he wanted. No more kids to take care of and no job to go to. So, for the next six months Steve sat on the couch and watched all his favorite shows and sporting events. He enjoyed […]

stirfry
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Capture the Most Nutrients From Your Vegetables!

If your goal is achieving optimal health, then a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is key. They are loaded with essential nutrients, antioxidants and a multitude of disease fighting properties. It is no wonder that many health organizations recommend that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Those of […]

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CrossFit: Know the Risks!

The first time I heard about CrossFit was when my mom started competing in Olympic weightlifting about four years ago. She joined a CrossFit affiliated gym near her house, since they had all the equipment that she required in order to train for Olympic weightlifting. At the time, I thought CrossFit was just the name […]

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