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If you think surviving on a deserted island is tough, try maintaining a healthful lifestyle during the hectic holiday season. Simply planning for the challenges helps prevent seasonal stress and weight gain. Follow this weekly guide to healthier, happier holidays. Week 1 (Thanksgiving week):  Plan! Thanksgiving week can be...
 
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This year put your kitchen to use stirring up a batch of new traditions instead of a batch of cookies and enjoy some low-calorie fun. If you’re diabetic or trying to watch your weight, try some of the ideas below to help you resist the temptation of baking for...
 
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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 them a favorite when making holiday ... Cranberries
 
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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...