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Berries are berry good for you

If the great baseball player Darryl Strawberry would have eaten more strawberries, he may have prevented the development of colon cancer.

What’s the matter with you?

I am sure that you have been the recipient of this expression, when the observer notices that you are not the same person, physically or mentally, to whom they have become accustomed.

Mine and mind your own body

I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc., how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process.

The mineral chromium can make you shine

Do you feel a little rusty lately?

Food for thought—and lung health

Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs—such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.—alive.

Life is a matter of fact

Anything that exists on this planet is made up of atoms and is a form of matter. For example, H2O (water) is made up of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.

Cocoa has flavor and flavonoids

I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid.

Garlic: The breath of life

I am familiar with one herb in the plant kingdom that has kept people healthy through the centuries.

Is it vitamin B-12 deficiency?

Which way is your health going? Up or down? Or maybe sideways? In other words, do you feel as good as you should?

To tell the tooth about low-birth-weight babies

Babies born weighing less than 2,500 grams and who spent less than 37 weeks in the mother’s womb are known as preterm low-birth-weight infants.

Vitamin D is desirable

Recently, it has been reported that an increase in the intake of vitamin D has resulted in preventing early death caused by heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Six tips to help those in recovery avoid alcohol during the holidays

The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and share laughs, memories and perhaps a drink or two. But for people recovering from an addiction, all that alcohol often present at special events can be worrisome.

Native-Americans became immigrants in their own land

It seems today that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and unwelcome in this land of freedom, especially in comparison to how the pilgrims were welcomed by the Native-Americans and given sustenance for their survival.

A reason for a spiritual season

A few years ago, I took care of a beautiful, elderly, blind African-American woman who was cared for by a gentle, sweet, elderly white lady. No one could deny that this relationship was truly a spiritual one.

Cookware beware

When I was growing up, every home had a black skillet. The blacker it was, the better for frying chicken. That chicken was cooked right to the bone. Some folks even ate the bones.

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