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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

Ask the Expert

Q Are there any foods that will help me fight monthly cramps and tender breasts? A Yes,  and you probably already have them in your kitchen.  One study from the University of Massachusetts found that women who got 1,200 milligrams of calcium and 400 IUs of vitamin D daily–the amount in four servings of lowfat […]

Reach for heart-healthy snacks

Want some popcorn with your movie this holiday season? Eat up: Research shows that popcorn and other snack foods, such as breakfast cereals, have the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and other chronic diseases. Scientists at the University of Scranton recently announced that whole-grain cereals and snacks, lauded as good sources […]

I’ve Heard

Q. I’ve heard colonics can help you drop weight.  Is it true? A. NO.  While you may feel lighter after colonic irrigation (a process in which water, enzymes, or other “purifying” substances are filtered through a tube into your rectum and vacuumed out), it’s the result of flushing out water and solid waste—not fat.  There […]

Now that the egg nog has settled into your thighs and your belly is bulging with stuffing, the time is ripe for the annual pledge to eat more healthfully in the coming year — but this time, you’re sticking with it. Sarah Krieger, a personal chef and dietitian in Tampa, Fla., and a spokeswoman for […]