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Noun: Eructation  (ih-ruk-TAY-shun) Definition: An act or instance of belching. Sample sentence: Excessive eructation is a common side-effect of some medications.

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Carrageenan is extracted from Irish moss, a red-hued seaweed. It is used to thicken ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese, soymilk and other foods. Joanne K. Tobacman, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, has conducted studies linking undegraded carrageenan – the type that is widely used in foods […]

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Adjective: Biddable  (BID-uh-bul) Definition: 1. Easily led, taught, or controlled: docile. 2. Capable of being bid. Sample sentence: The twins are well-behaved children;  biddable,  meek, neat about their clothes, and always mindful of their manners.

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I am a great fan of wild blueberries, and I was pleased to see the results from the 15th Annual Wild Blueberry Health Summit in Bar Harbor, Maine. Uniting some 20 researchers from North America and Europe, the conference examined the role of wild blueberries in diabetes prevention, cardiovascular health, brain health and other potential […]

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Adjective: Kaput  (kuh-PUT) Definition: 1. Utterly finished, defeated, or destroyed. 2. Unable to function: useless. 3. Hopelessly outmoded. Sample sentence: Shortly after Richard retired as CEO, the firm went kaput.

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Probiotics are supplements containing the beneficial bacteria that normally inhabit the human digestive tract. They help to complete the digestive process – there’s even evidence that without them, the immune system can’t work properly, lessening resistance to infection. You may want to consider probiotics if one or more of the following applies apply to you: […]

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Noun: Stem-winder  (STEM-wyne-der) Definition: 1. A stem-winding watch. 2. One that is first-rate of its kind; especially a stirring speech. Sample sentence: Stuart is a stem-winder as a defense attorney.

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A varied diet, rich in vegetables and fruits, is the foundation of optimum health. By incorporating all the colors of the rainbow on your plate, you add ideal sources of health-protective vitamins and phytonutrients to your healthy lifestyle. The following fruits and vegetables are in season during fall in North America – add them to […]

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Adjective: Comestible  (kuh-MESS-tuh-bul) Definition: Edible Sample sentence: The November issue of the magazine was filled with recipes for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving feast, including candied yams, homemade cranberry sauce, mincemeat pie, and other comestible delights.

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Essential tremor is a common condition, affecting millions of people worldwide. Characterized by the involuntary shaking of the hands, head or neck, the symptoms and severity can vary from day to day, even hour to hour. Some people experience tremors when in certain positions, or when writing or eating. Unfortunately, no one knows the exact […]

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