November 2009
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Another Reason to Limit Sugar : The Unexpected Aging Link

As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to limit sugar in our diet. Sugar intake, especially refined sugar, and excess unhealthy carbohydrate intake, can lead to weight gain and obesity, diabetes, and sugar is even suspected to fuel cancer cells and provide instant food for them, making it easier for them to live [...]

Vegan Diet Good For Diabetes, Cholesterol?

When it comes to giving up all meat AND all dairy products, most Americans would scoff at the idea, as these two foods, along with starches like breads and pastas, are the staples of the American diet. However, I think that a lot of us really overlook the health benefits that can be garnered [...]

Health Care Associated Infections

There has been a lot of attention focused on the transmission of, and the prevention of this transmission of, communicable diseases, infections and illnesses in hospitals and other health care facilities due to the outbreak of the H1N1 virus and the flu and cold season in general. Hand sanitizer and even surgical masks have [...]

New Info on Fresh Garlic’s Health Benefits

There is new and interesting research out on an herb that most of us love to use in our cooking, or maybe I’m being too presumptuous because I love to use it a lot, but I’m talking about garlic.  Not only is this bulb plant easy to grow and cheap to buy, but it [...]

How at Risk Are You for Flu?

Apparently flu mania has struck. Ever since the swine flu was announced as this season’s “epidemic” people have been rushing to get swine flu shots, buying stores out of bacterial sanitizers for the hands and other things like rubber gloves that help prevent transmission of germs, and it seems like we’ve gone all out [...]