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Food Myths

Does the Alkaline Diet Reduce Cancer Risk?

The Alkaline Diet (also referred to as the Acid-Ash Diet) is often marketed to the public as a way to reduce the risk of developing cancer and as...


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Chard

Swiss chard works hard for recognition on the American dinner table. Cooks are often reluctant to tackle its huge green leaves and strong spine. But chard deserves a...


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Garlic

It may need to be paired with a package of breath mints, but garlic has long been a culinary and medicinal mainstay. The fragrant bulb can claim a...


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Ginger

Ginger — that funny-looking brown root you find near the potatoes in the produce section — not only has a distinctive flavor but a long history of medicinal...


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How To Cope With Taste Changes During Chemo

Nearly everyone I meet who has been through or is going through cancer treatment, myself included, has had to deal with the rather sneaky side effect of taste...


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Indian Cuisine & Its Health Benefits

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every fall by Hindus around the world. The festival spans across five days and symbolizes the triumph of good over evil....


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Cayenne Pepper

Ever wonder what made that burrito you ordered taste so good – perfectly smoky and perfectly spicy?  Most likely, it was cayenne pepper.  But cayenne is not just...


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Yes, It’s Possible to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth & Be Healthy

What’s life without a little fun? When trying to eat healthfully, it can seem like so many tasty foods are off-limits, which is disheartening. Being too strict on...


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Turmeric

Sporting a brilliant bright gold hue, turmeric is made from the dried rhizome (rootstalk) of the turmeric plant. It has been used for millennia in Middle Eastern and...


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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is argued to be one of the most nutritious heart-healthy ways to eat, as it is loaded with plant-based foods and healthy fats. This way...


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Chocolate Guide

Chocolate chips and cocoa powder aren’t often what you’d think of as pantry staples, but when Valentine's Day, a potluck, or simply a sweet craving come along, they’re...


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The Cancer & Heart Health Connection

Heart disease – much like cancer – is a chronic disease that can develop over a person’s lifetime. But recently, we’re starting to see increasing rates of heart...