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Lowering Cholesterol Naturally with Oregano Oil

Lowering Cholesterol Naturally with Oregano Oil

Herbs and spices have long been used for culinary purposes as well as medicinal reasons. But one herb in particular ranks high above the rest when it comes to lowering cholesterol naturally: oregano. 
Oregano was first used by the ancient Greek physicians who prescribed it for a variety of ailments. In

Dill-icious!

The Folklore. The dill pickle may be its claim to fame, but dill weed’s historical, culinary, and medicinal roles may steal the spotlight for this sprite-sized herb. This native to the Mediterranean region made its first mark as a medicinal herb about 5,000 years ago. Ancient Greeks covered soldiers’ wounds

3. Eat a Variety of Vegetables

Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

They can be eaten as a snack, sprinkled on top of salads, baked into granola bars, and made into a peanut butter substitute, but are sunflower seeds healthy?

Could Choice of Alcoholic Beverage Affect Arthritis Risk?

Wine drinkers may be less likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee, while drinking beer is associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis in both the knee and hip. Writing in Arthritis Research & Therapy, British researchers reported those findings from an analysis of nearly 3,000 participants in the Genetics of

Ask the Experts: Popcorn; Antioxidant Loss; Spicy Pepper Alternatives

Q: I’ve been reading in your newsletter about the downsides of consuming too many starchy foods. Since corn is a starchy food, does that apply to popcorn, which I’ve been eating thinking it’s a healthy snack?

A: Nicola M. McKeown, PhD, director of the Friedman School’s Nutritional Epidemiology Program and a

4. Brain Power Foods

Fruit and Vegetable Smarts
When your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, she may not have known that those foods are good for your brain—but it was good advice in any case. We’ve seen how an overall healthy dietary pattern can help protect against dementia and cognitive decline.

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