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Blueberries are blue, but what color is cran? Actually, the word cranberry is derived from “crane berry” since the blossoms resembled the neck, head, and bill of a crane.  Cranberry juice was used as a natural dye for clothing, and in my family that still happens. We also find...
 
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Americans who are non-smokers are more likely to die from colorectal cancer than any other type of cancer. Even higher rates of colorectal cancer are seen in Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic and Austria. The incidence of colorectal cancer in these countries and the U.S. are from 3 to...
 
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Nutrient requirements stay the same or increase as we age, while calorie needs decrease. With this in mind, there is less room for empty calorie foods. If sweets are desired, nutrient packed sweets made with whole grains, fruits or vegetables are better choices than cookies, candy and other refined carbohydrates. Here are some important dietary ... Diet and Aging
 
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Moms are usually so busy taking care of others that they often forget about their own health. This Mother’s Day, remind the women around you (or yourself) that you want them to live a long and healthy life. It’s never too early or too late to make a change...
 
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Living alone may effect a person’s motivation to cook for themselves.  Older men particularly may find shopping or cooking more difficult. They may simply eat less or end up skipping meals altogether. Women who live alone may just grow tired of kitchen duties and lose interest in eating. These...