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Health Conditions

Fiber: Why It Matters More Than You Think

by carko on February 13, 2015

Fiber is famous for improving regularity and helping lower cholesterol. But dietary fiber also performs other key roles that might surprise you, affecting everything from your skin to your gallbladder, heart and immunity. Fiber-rich foods work wonders in the body including regulating blood-sugar levels, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, […]

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Open the Windows and Breathe!

by carko on March 8, 2012

It’s March 8th and the temperature outside is a balmy 63 degrees here in sunny Central New Jersey. What a great day to open some windows and let in some fresh air! The EPA reports that air pollution is up to five times higher inside than outside and most people spend up to 90% of […]

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Skin Cancer: The Silent Killer

by carko on December 3, 2010

A s I walked down the street with my 3 girls one September afternoon, I noticed a large truck and a street full of parked cars ahead. Curious what was going on we peered into the back yard and saw a large tent with people coming and going. There were no clowns or happy kids […]

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Possibly due to the increased negative press about the side effects of Aspartame consumption, this low calorie sweetener will get a new name. As one of the most controversial food additives in history, it can be found in thousands of sweet tasting foods such as soda, gum, sweeteners, diet and diabetic foods, breakfast cereals, jams, […]

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Go Nuts but . . . Don’t Try This at Home

by carko on February 22, 2010

As a peanut loving Mom with a severely allergic daughter and a nut allergy sufferer myself, I found this new study very promising. Doctors in Cambridge believe they may soon have a cure for peanut allergies. The largest ever trial to find a treatment for potentially fatal peanut allergies is to give sufferers tiny amounts […]

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

by carko on November 5, 2009

I avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) at all costs. Some say there is a direct correlation between increased usage of HFCS in foods and obesity rates in the US. I think it’s more detrimental to our health than eating good ol’ table sugar. A few weeks ago, I was at a hotel in St […]

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