Six Surprising Health Myths

“Don’t cross your eyes—they’ll get stuck that way.” That’s what my mother used to tell me. Of course, though my mother was right about many things, she was wrong about that. Many of the things that we hear about our bodies just aren’t true. The result is that we may be worrying about stuff that […]

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The Best Ratatouille Ever

In this delicious twist on traditional ratatouille, the vegetables are crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. The secret? Using a sheet pan. The shallow sides of a sheet pan allow your oven’s dry, even heat to fully surround the food, making it crisp and tender while enhancing the natural sugars—with no stirring […]

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Foods That Sabotage Sleep

You know that an evening coffee can leave you tossing and turning in the wee hours. But other foods hurt sleep, too…. Premium ice cream. Brace yourself for a restless night if you indulge in Häagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry’s late at night. The richness of these wonderful treats comes mainly from fat—16 to 17 […]

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The Dangerous Exercise Fad

CrossFit is the latest exercise fad. It is now offered at more than 5,500 gyms around the country. But watch out. It can be dangerous—the high-intensity, high-impact workouts carry considerable risks, particularly for those who aren’t sure when to say “enough.” Extreme routines: A CrossFit round might include five pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 squats. […]

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4 Spices That Fight Cancer, Arthritis, Heart Disease, Memory Loss and More

Certain spices have been touted as good for our health. For example, cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar…ginger eases indigestion…and garlic can lower high blood pressure. What most people don’t realize: Several other commonly used spices are just as healthful (if not more so). Here are four “secret” super-spices with healing powers… BLACK PEPPER Black pepper […]

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Guide to Strong Bones—for Life!

You know how important it is to take care of your bones to prevent (or live with) osteoporosis—but how to do that can be confusing. Drugs such as Boniva or Fosamax cause serious health issues—including the fractures they’re meant to prevent. Even simple calcium supplements can be problematic. But what else is there? The fact […]

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Beyond PB&J: Scrumptious Nut Butter Sandwiches

Peanut butter and grape jelly are a terrific combo—the nutty spread pairs beautifully with the sweet jelly. But sometimes you get bored with the same old thing and want something a little different. Here are three delicious twists on the classic PB&J… Melted Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwich This warm sandwich makes a great lunch […]

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3 Diet Pills That Really Work (Safe, Too)

Despite what you may have heard, some diet pills can help you drop pounds safely. I’ve spent much of my career investigating nutritional supplements to aid weight loss. Here are three that I have found to be quite effective. Try one or all three, but always check with your doctor before taking any supplement. GARCINIA […]

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30 Handy Aids for Achy Hands

People typically don’t think about how much they use their hands until their hands get stiff and painful. Arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions can make performing everyday tasks such as turning a doorknob, fastening a button, brushing your teeth, preparing a meal or using a computer mouse difficult and painful. There are various […]

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I’m Kicking the Sugar Habit!

Boost Your Immunity, Lose Weight and Feel Better Than You Have in Years Please scroll down for the Facebook chat with Patricia Farris, MD, and Brooke Alpert, RD on kicking the sugar habit… The average American consumes 32 teaspoons of added sugar per day. That’s right—32 teaspoons a day. We all know that sugar can […]

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