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Health Tip – Dec. 14 – Broccoli for Health

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If you want the health benefits of broccoli, you’ll have to eat it – forget supplements – and you’ll have to cook it right, as well. New research from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University has shown that supplements that purport to give you the nutritional equivalent of the actual vegetable fall short […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 13 – Swivet

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Noun: Swivet (SWIV-ut) Definition: A state of extreme agitation. Sample sentence: She was in a swivet for days before the meeting, but when the actual day arrived she found she was surprisingly calm.

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Health Tip – Dec. 13 – Ginger May Protect the Colon

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Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School have reported that supplements of ginger root extract reduced markers of colon inflammation that might lead to cancer. The investigators recruited 30 patients at normal risk for colon cancer for their study and randomly assigned them to receive either two grams of ginger root supplements or a […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 12 – Zeitgeist

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Noun: Zeitgeist (TSYTE-gyste) Definition: The general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. Sample sentence: The movie does an excellent job of capturing the zeitgeist of the early Cold War era.

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Health Tip – Dec. 12 – Cereal, Whole Grains for Colon Cancer Prevention

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The latest on the role of fiber in lowering the risk of colon cancer comes from an analysis of 25 studies that included data on nearly 2 million individuals. The results suggest that increased intake of fiber from cereal and whole grains reduced the risk of colon cancer, while fiber from fruits and vegetables did […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 9 – Kibosh

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Noun: Kibosh (KYE-bosh or KIH-bosh) Definition: Something that serves as a check or stop. Sample sentence: The economic downturn has put a kibosh on many peoples holiday shopping.

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Health Tip – Dec. 9 – Chapped Lips and Dry Skin: Winter Woes

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If chapped lips or dry skin are a problem, find natural relief with calendula. This herbal remedy is made from the petals of the ornamental “pot marigold” flower, and is available in tinctures, oil, lotions and creams – look for products with at least 10-percent extract of Calendula officinalis. A gentle, effective remedy for dry […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 9 – Wallaroo

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Noun: Wallaroo (wah-luh-ROO) Definition: 1. A large reddish-gray kangaroo (Macropus robustus) — called also euro. 2. Either of two kangaroos (Macropus antelopinus and M. bernardus) related to the wallaroo. Sample sentence: Wallaroos are among the approximately 200 species of marsupials found in Australia, New Guinea, and neighboring islands.

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Health Tip – Dec. 8 – Is Fresh Juice Better?

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If you have ever had the good fortune to drink freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, you undoubtedly have been amazed at how much better it tasted than the concentrated or bottled varieties. The reason is that fresh juice, unlike commercial juice products, has not been heat treated, a process commonly used to kill pathogens […]

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Word of the Day – Dec. 7 – Diligent

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Adjecctive: Diligent (DIL-uh-junt) Definition: Characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort: painstaking. Sample sentence: After many hours of diligent research, the students were finally ready to compile their results.

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