Most Recent Health Tips, Health News, and Easy Healthy Recipes

Airplane Safety Tips

In reading through dozens of airplane safety tips posted on government and airline web sites, it's apparent to me that the two most important plane safety tips are:

  1. Whenever possible, choose to fly in the largest plane available. Planes that seat 30 or more passengers are subject to the strictest safety regulations. They also have more "meat" to absorb energy upon impact, thereby increasing the chances of passengers surviving.
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Time-Saving Tip For Garlic Lovers

Before I share a time-saving tip for garlic lovers, how about a quick review of the key health-promoting properties of garlic?

  1. When uncooked and crushed or finely chopped, garlic produces a powerful antibiotic called allicin, and an anti-fungal compound called phytoncide.
  2. Garlic helps to preserve needed aortic elasticity in the elderly.
  3. Garlic can help to normalize blood lipid levels, thereby offering some protection against the development of atherosclerosis.
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I Believe...

About a month ago, I greatly enjoyed reading a recently published book called The Man Who Heard Voices: Or, How M. Night Shyamalan Risked His Career on a Fairy Tale, written by Michael Bamberger. Read more about I Believe...

 

Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup of cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Toss sweet potato or yam cubes with olive oil until evenly coated. Spread cubes out in a baking dish. Top with cranberries and diced apple. Read more about Sweet Potatoes With Apples And Cranberries Recipe

 

The Latest Research On Premature Births

In a study to be published in this month's edition of the journal Pediatrics, researchers from the CDC say that approximately 33 percent of infant deaths can be attributed to premature births. This number is much higher than all previous estimates. Read more about The Latest Research On Premature Births

 

Indole-3-Carbinol: A Powerful Compound That Can Prevent And Treat Cancer

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale and kohlrabi - this family of cruciferous vegetables is naturally rich in indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a compound that is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most powerful cancer-fighting compounds that we know of. Read more about Indole-3-Carbinol: A Powerful Compound That Can Prevent And Treat Cancer

 

Shanghai Bok Choy Recipe

Ingredients:

1 package of Shanghai bok choy - approximately 8 small to medium heads
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1-2 cups of vegetable broth or water
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Cut the ends off the bok choy heads so that the leaves separate. Rinse leaves in a sink or basin full of water. Rinse a few times, using fresh water each time, as the grit tends to linger. Drain. Read more about Shanghai Bok Choy Recipe

 

Hazelnut, Fig, and Coconut Log Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups of raw hazelnuts, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel and roughly chopped
1 cup of dried black mission figs, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained
1/2 a cup of dates, soaked in water for 1 hour, then drained
1/4 cup of raw cacao powder
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of sesame seeds, soaked in water for 5 hours, then dried in a towel
1 cup of shredded coconut

Directions:

Use a food processor to bring together hazelnuts, figs, dates, cacao, and water. Read more about Hazelnut, Fig, and Coconut Log Recipe

 

Vaginitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Vaginitis is a condition that often goes unaddressed by women and their health care providers due to many people often feeling embarrassed about it. Vaginitis is also frequently misdiagnosed as a urinary tract infection, which can leave a woman unaware of lifestyle factors that are chronic, recurrent causes of vaginitis. Read more about Vaginitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

 

A Common Household Chemical That Can Cause Lung Damage

Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences report that exposure to a chemical found in mothballs, air fresheners, and toilet deodorizers can cause lung damage and possibly even lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke.

The chemical in question is called 1,4-dichlorobenzene or 1,4-DCB. If you know what mothballs smell like, you know exactly what 1,4-DCB smells like. 1,4-DCB is a volatile organic compound - a chemical that is given off as a gas from common household products. Read more about A Common Household Chemical That Can Cause Lung Damage

 

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