Nutrition and health

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Nutrition and health
Garlic's history

“Take two cloves of garlic and call me in the morning.” Not many of us have heard that recommendation, however, for millennia garlic was the “go to” natural remedy for a wide array of ailments. Read more

Chronic stress leads to health problems

Our bodies are designed to respond to stressful situations in order to protect us from danger. However, when this response is constantly turned on from continued stress, it can lead to health problems. Read more

Peanuts offer many health benefits

Peanuts contain protein, fiber and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, all of which improve health and lower the risk of chronic disease. Read more

Sleep — Are you getting enough?

Research in the area of sleep has determined that as many as two-thirds of Americans lack enough sleep. Read more

Heart disease refers to many conditions

The term heart disease actually refers to many conditions that relate to the heart and blood vessels. Three common conditions are arteriosclerosis, heart attack and coronary artery disease. Read more

Waist size can be indicator of pre-diabetes

The tape measure is less used but can reveal a lot. Read more

Dealing with a side effect of winter: The common cold

Colds are so common this time of year that they seem to be a side effect of winter. Read more

2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recently released

Every five years the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Read more

Have you had 15 laughs today?

Researchers suggest that the average American laugh 15 times or more a day for health maintenance. Read more

Happy relationships good for health

Research has shown that there are physical health benefits of healthy relationships and marriages. Read more

Take a stand to prevent falls

Falls are the leading cause of injuries to older adults. Watch the video. Listen to the audio. Read more

Steps to prevent foodborne illness when eating fresh produce

Local supermarkets and farmer's markets have a plentiful supply of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables that can enhance nutrition and health for consumers. Read more

Helping picky eaters 'grow' into healthy eaters

If it's too green, too crunchy, too soft, too orange or just any vegetable, they will not eat it. Read more

Fitting activity into a busy day

Use a cordless, wireless or hands-free phone and walk while you talk. Do laps around the house or around your workplace, pace back and forth in your office, or step out from the tractor and cross the field. Read more

Arthritis affects the joints

Two common recommendations for people with arthritis are to eat healthy and to get plenty of exercise. Read more

Mindful eating leads to better living

A new way of eating is making its way through the country. It's moving slowly, thoughtfully and mindfully. Read more

Beans are inexpensive, healthy and convenient

Beans are one of the best values around when it comes to the amount of nutrients for your dollar. Read more

Keeping food safe: Prevention better than response

Salmonella infection is a common foodborne illness that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and can last four to seven days. Read more

Becoming more resilient

What are the secrets for people who are able to navigate through tough times and bounce back? Read more

Do you know your cholesterol numbers?

When you get the results of your cholesterol blood test you should know your total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. Read more

Well owners need to regularly test water

If you use well water for cooking and drinking, you should regularly test the water for contamination. Read more

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