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Why Antibiotics Are Not Good For The Common Cold Or Acne

For years, dermatologists have prescribed various oral and topical antibiotics as a first line of treatment for acne.

This standard of care may soon change due to a study in the September 2005 Archives of Dermatology that reports that people who use oral or topical antibiotics to treat acne have more than double the chance of having a cold during the following year. To put it plainly, regular use of antibiotics increases your risk of developing the common cold. Read more about Why Antibiotics Are Not Good For The Common Cold Or Acne

 

Which Foods Contain the Most Antioxidants?

One of the most important steps you can take to prevent heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease is to eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods. As discussed in a previous article on free radicals, antioxidants protect your health by preventing and repairing damage caused to your cells by excessive free radicals. Read more about Which Foods Contain the Most Antioxidants?

 

Creamy Sunflower Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of raw sunflower seeds
1/2 clove of garlic
Juice of 1/4 of a lemon
1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional)
Sea salt, to taste
Water

Directions:

Blend all ingredients, adding water slowly until desired consistency is reached. This creamy dressing will bring any vegetable salad or plate of steamed vegetables alive. Enjoy. Read more about Creamy Sunflower Dressing Recipe

 

Understanding Your Partner's Primary Love Language

Do you know anyone who just doesn't get along with his or her significant other? Here is an important question for him or her to consider: Read more about Understanding Your Partner's Primary Love Language

 

Pine Nut and Basil Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of raw pine nuts
1/2 cup of fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup of water
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 small cloves of garlic, peeled
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
3/4 cup of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup of raw apple cider vinegar Read more about Pine Nut and Basil Dressing Recipe

 

Mango Avocado Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 ripe mango
1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
Sea salt (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients and serve immediately over salad, steamed vegetables, or whole grain dish. Enjoy this bright and refreshing salad dressing recipe. Read more about Mango Avocado Dressing Recipe

 

Are Dairy Products Good For Your Health?

Before my parents immigrated to Canada close to four decades ago, my mom was convinced that one of the benefits of living in Canada was the amount of cow's milk that was available. Back in Korea, moms, dads, and grandparents of all ages were sure that their babies and grandchildren could be bigger, stronger, and healthier if they could only have easy access to milk. Read more about Are Dairy Products Good For Your Health?

 

Margaret's Mushroom & Sweet Brown Rice Risotto Recipe

Ingredients:

5 cups button mushrooms, sliced thin
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup sweet brown rice, uncooked
5 and a half cups chicken or vegetable broth
Sea salt to taste
2 Tbs. olive oil

Directions:

1. Cook the rice in a covered pot in 2 and a half cups of the broth. Wait until it's fully cooked before doing anything else. The rice is done when it's soft. The cooked grains should stick together slightly, as it is sweet brown rice.

2. In a medium or large pot, saute the onion in the olive oil. When onion is soft, add the mushrooms and a pinch of sea salt.

3. When the mushrooms are soft, add the cooked rice and sea salt to taste. Add the rest of the broth (3 cups) and mix until everything is well-incorporated.

This recipe serves 2 - 3 people. Enjoy! Read more about Margaret's Mushroom & Sweet Brown Rice Risotto Recipe

 

Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

If you're still going for a mammogram screening once every year or two years, please consider the following: Read more about Mammograms: What For, Exactly?

 

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