Physical Health

In Love with a Nutty Tart

I just love it when the foods I crave turn out to be health foods. Red wine was my first thrill in this regard, but since I don't crave wheat grass or alfalfa sprouts, discovering that the dried tart cherries I crave are a health powerhouse makes me have happy feet.

Cure Yourself of Cancer Myths

I am afraid of cancer.
More than heart disease -- that other biggie that has some good odds of getting me in the end -- cancer is one big ole scary mystery to me. It seems so insidious. I would rather wake up in a bed writhing with snarky snakes than confront the Big C.

The Pros and Cons of Mint Juleps

This past Saturday found me standing in the shadow of Churchill Downs' famous twin spires, a frothy mint julep in my hand, a tear in my eye as we sang "My Old Kentucky Home." If it is the first Saturday in May, I, along with my siblings and our significant others, will be feeling swell at the Kentucky Derby.
This is the land of bourbon, and the booze flows freely as the ponies run for the roses. It is tradition.

Inflamation: Good for romance, not always good for the body

About Inflammation

An inflamed body might sound poetic, but in reality -- not  always so good, according to  Gerri French, Samsum nutritionist and the food and nutrition editor for Diabetic Health.

 Inflammation is increasingly implicated in all sorts of ills: Diabetes, hypertension, arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis), allergies, asthma, Alzheimer's, colitis, multiple sclerosis, obesity, bleeding gums, ulcers, even some types of cancers. And if you hadn't guessed already, we are more susceptible to inflammation as we age.

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