Fruits have been cultivated, preserved, and enjoyed year-round by people all over the world for centuries. While many common varieties of fruits may be familiar to you—Bosc pears, bing cherries, Red Delicious apples—there are thousands of varieties of fruits. Supermarkets are offering more varieties of produce every day, and community
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Meat temperature, not the color or texture of the cooked meat, is the proper way to determine if your food is thoroughly cooked. We’re all taught that chicken must be white to indicate it’s done (as opposed to the raw pink), but meat temperature is the true guide of safety.
As the world’s population ages and the costs of health care continue to grow, many people are searching for steps they can take to prevent disease—and eating a healthful diet is at the top of the “to-do” list. Research has shown beyond a doubt that certain foods have the power
The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It’s a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) and steadily declining
We all lose about 100 hairs a day without noticing any obvious hair loss. If you have been noticing more “loose” hair than usual in your hairbrush or on your pillow when you wake in the morning, or your hair feels thinner when you wash and style it, genetics could
As any good cook knows, the key to making a flavorful, delicious dish is a pinch of the right healthy seasonings. Seasonings and spices are an essential part of our lives. Whether for full-course meals or savory and sweet snacks, cultures world-wide have been using these culinary essentials to create
“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—usually abbreviated 25(OH)D or sometimes 25-OH-VitD, turned out to be low. As we know, 25(OH)D is the compound that’s measured in the
What is a “mild heart attack”? You may have heard the expression and wondered exactly what it means. A bone can have a hairline fracture or a major break. A stroke can have relatively minor consequences or be severely debilitating. So can a heart attack be mild or major?
Cheese is a snack that is enjoyed passionately across the globe, with a tradition of cheese making dating back thousands of years. To the surprise of many, there are healthy types of cheese that you can incorporate into any meal. Scientists have recently discovered properties found in cheese that can
Up to 60 percent of adults have had nocturnal leg cramps. These recurrent, painful cramps usually strike the calf muscles and can cause frequent awakenings and severe insomnia. They are more common in people aged 50 years and older. If you’ve suffered through them, read on to learn how to