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Word of the Day – July 23 – Irascible

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Adjective: Irascible (ir-RASS-uh-bul) Definition: Marked by hot temper and easily provoked anger. Sample sentence: That tidy little house belongs to an irascible old crank who never has a kind word for any of his neighbors.

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Health Tip – July 22 – Pop a Probiotic

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To keep yeast infections at bay, head for the vitamin aisle. Supplementing with “good” bacteria (for example, Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium) may help restore the balance the of bacteria living in the female genital tract and inhibit the growth of yeast in women with recurrent infections. Foods such as naturally fermented sauerkraut, kimchi, and kefir, as […]

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Word of the Day – July 22 – Chicanery

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Noun: Chicanery (shih-KAY-nuh-ree) Definition: 1. Deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry: trickery 2. A piece of sharp practice, as at law: trick Sample sentence: The mayor’s spokeswoman quickly denied the charges of nepotism, financial indiscretions, and political chicanery.

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Word of the Day – July 19 – Lackadaisical

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Adjective: Lackadaisical (lak-uh-DAY-zih-kul) Definition: Lacking life, spirit, or zest: languid. Sample sentence: Feeling particularly lackadaisical in the summer heat, we lounged on the front porch drinking lemonade.

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Health Tip – July 19 – The Real Culprit in Heart Disease

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The secret culprit of cardiovascular illness and abnormal cholesterol production in today’s world is sugar. Table sugar, high fructose corn syrup and refined flour products all cause blood glucose levels to spike. That leads to insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, two major contributors to heart disease. Blood sugar imbalances (resulting from eating a high glycemic […]

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Health Tip – July 18 – A Need for Cholesterol

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While every human needs fat and cholesterol to survive, it is the type of fat that is critical, not how much you consume. Trans fats (found in fried food and many highly processed foods) and excess saturated fats can promote unhealthy cholesterol and fuel chronic inflammation. Healthy fats, such as omega-3 fats, monounsaturated fats (found […]

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Word of the Day – July 18 – Frisson

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Noun: Frisson (free-SAWN) Definition: A brief moment of emotional excitement: shudder, thrill. Sample sentence: The emotionally-charged scene adds a frisson of tension to the play’s final act.

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Word of the Day – July 17 – Fungible

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Adjective: Fungible (FUN-juh-bul) Definition: 1. Being of such a nature that one part or quantity may be replaced by another equal part or quantity in the satisfaction of an obligation. 2. Interchangeable. 3. Flexible. Sample sentence: Since fruits and vegetables are regarded as fungible in this diet, you are allowed a total of five servings […]

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Health Tip – July 17 – Don’t Let the Summer Heat Hit Your Heart

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Are you looking out for your heart health this summer? Intense heat can actually be a risk factor for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events; it causes a deadly combination of dehydration and inflammation that can clog arteries and block circulation to vital organs, including your heart. Staying well-hydrated and taking natural anti-inflammatory supplements can […]

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Health Tip – July 16 – Your Smart Phone Can Make You Sick

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When researchers at Kent State University compared the health of students with smartphones to others without these gadgets, they found measurable, negative effects. The study shows that access to a smartphone destroys physical fitness. The researchers found that despite the mobility of smartphones, high use contributes to less physical activity, more sitting around, weight gain […]

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