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Aging gracefully is a healthy goal for everyone: accepting and embracing what time and experience brings us, while actively working to prevent and minimize the health concerns that naturally come with aging. In addition to regular low-impact exercise and proper supplementation, your diet is a good place to start your graceful aging endeavors. Add these […]

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Noun: Flotsam  (FLAHT-sum) Definition: 1. Floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo: floating debris. 2. Miscellaneous or unimportant material:  debris, remains Sample sentence:  The young couple’s apartment was adorned with the flotsam  of thrift stores and yard sales.

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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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