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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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Noun: Bugbear  (BUG-bair) Definition: 1. An imaginary goblin or specter used to excite fear. 2. An object or source of dread: also, a continuing source of irritation. Sample sentence: The biggest bugbear of the skiing business is a winter with no snow.

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Magnets have long been promoted as treatment for a wide variety of disorders. Proponents claim magnets can minimize pain and anxiety, and treat cancer, heart disease, snoring, incontinence and just about everything else. While most of these claims are unproven, and most magnets on the market are unlikely to do any good at all, several […]

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Verb: Gorgonize  (GOR-guh-nyze) Definition: To have a paralyzing or mesmerizing effect on: stupefy, petrify Sample sentence: Dave joked that his boss’s angry glare could gorgonize an employee in mid-complaint.  

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Green coffee bean extract is the latest natural substance said to speed up weight loss. In a small study, eight men and eight women between the ages of 22 and 46 received a dose of 1,050 mg of green coffee bean extract for six weeks, then a lower dosage of 700 mg for another six […]

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