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9 Favorite Holiday Dishes, Healthier

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 29, 2014

Thanksgiving is coming. If you groan at the prospect of a calorie-heavy, nutrient-scarce meal, there's good news in sight. You can take family recipes for your favorite holiday foods...


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17 Things You Never Knew About Turkeys

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 26, 2014

1. Turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner for 88 percent of all Americans, who eat a total of 46 million of these tasty fowl on the fourth Thursday in November. Although Canadians...


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15 Important Items for a DIY Emergency Preparedness Kit

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 20, 2014

Hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire! We all hope that none of these disasters will ever affect us … but just in case the unthinkable happens, it's wise to be prepared....


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10 Down-to-Earth Ways to Live Healthier Today

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 05, 2014

Do what you can, when you can, is an excellent motto for improving your health habits, especially as you get older.For example, if you've lived a sedentary lifestyle for years, suddenly...


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How Much Salt Is Too Much?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 31, 2014

Salt is often demonized as a poison that you must eliminate completely from any healthy food plan. However, the truth is more complex. Salt, or sodium chloride by its scientific name,...


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Fresh Facts About Water

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 19, 2014

This basic fact is well known: water is an essential component of human health. But why do we need it, how much is enough, and how can we ensure we’re getting the right amount?...


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7 Do’s & Don’ts to Combat Kitchen Germs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 06, 2014

The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where your family and guests most love to congregate. Unfortunately, due to its combination of food prep, warm temperatures, and moisture,...


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Tomatoes and Your Health

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 15, 2014

Toxic nightshade or wonder food? The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let’s take a closer look at the reported pros and cons...