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A generation or so ago most people believed that ulcers and heart attacks were mainly due to stress. Antacids and the Sippy diet was the treatment of choice for ulcer patients. Research that started with a hunch by Australian researchers revolutionized ulcer treatment by...
 
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Most people agree with mama, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But who has time to eat breakfast? With today’s busy life-styles, we’re tempted to skimp on breakfast or find excuses to skip it altogether. What a big nutritional mistake. Here are just a few benefits...
 
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Apple Tasting Project Here is a fun audience participation activity that involves tasting new varieties of apples: 1. Purchase 4 different varieties of apples, buying two of each type for every 6 or 8 people you will have in the group. If you have access to a farmer’s market or produce stand, check it out ... Apple Tasting Project
 
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Homocysteine, lipoprotein (little a), insulin and free radicals may all play a role in cardiovascular disease, but none are likely to prove as important as high LDL, the bad cholesterol. Indeed, a recent prospective study failed to confirm homocysteine as a risk factor for coronary heart disease, althought it...
 
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The FDA is approving Orlistat - a new drug which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb fat. This results in a de facto reduction in dietary fat. According to advanced billing, it promises to reduce absorption of about 1/3 of the fat in a given meal by blocking...