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So many apple desserts involve large amounts of sugar, butter, shortening, or white flour – or all four of these! It’s really too bad, since naturally-sweet apples make excellent, healthy desserts without all of the added ingredients. Here are some recipes for healthy apple desserts that everyone in the family can enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

Most of us know that draggy, afternoon feeling when we would love to lie down for a nap. Few of us, however, have the luxury of taking that nap. Also, many of us struggle with depression or tense, angry moods. So what can you do? First, get more sleep each night. That is the first step toward reducing fatigue and irritability, and preventing exhaustion. After you’ve got that underway, there are other things that can help you boost your mood and your energy. Here are some ideas. Read the rest of this entry

A lack of healthy intestinal bacteria (or flora) has been implicated in a variety of diseases. These include classic diseases of the bowel such as Crohn’s disease and colitis. Although probiotics – that is, “good” intestinal bacteria – are generally associated with intestinal health, other body systems can also benefit from probiotic supplementation. People who supplement with probiotics have obtained considerable relief from a variety of conditions. Read the rest of this entry

When you go to the grocery store with eggs on your list, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the choices. It can be confusing when the humble egg comes in varieties like organic, free-range, cage-free, brown, white, Omega-3, and any combination of these. Is there really a difference? Which eggs are healthiest? Read the rest of this entry

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If you are concerned about food-borne illness, you may be wondering what steps you can take to protect yourself. It can make you feel helpless when thousands of people are unwittingly sickened because of unsanitary practices thousands of miles away. But there are things you can do to minimize your risk. Read the rest of this entry

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