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Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Alzheimer's Caregiver

Saffron Offers Multiple Health Benefits

Who knew that saffron – one of the most expensive spices that you’ll find -- has great health benefits? This spice, which is labor-intensive to cultivate since it involves harvesting the stigma (the pollen-gathering part) of a specific type of crocus, is often sold by the gram and can cost a pretty penny.  In fact, a pound of... Read moreChevron

posted 04/01/2015, comments (0)|
Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide

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Author and parent and expert on the impact of disease on families

Can Your Diet Add Years to Your Life?

Leukocyte telomere length (LTC) is considered a marker of biological aging (Gu, 2015). Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes and are sometimes compared to the plastic caps on shoelaces. Each time one of our cells divide, the telomeres get shorter. When the telomeres get too short, the cell can no longer divide, which... Read moreChevron

posted 03/30/2015, comments (0)|
Dorian Martin

Dorian Martin, Health Guide

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Alzheimer's Caregiver

Preparation is Key in Making Healthier Rice

We’ve heard the warnings – be careful about eating rice regularly because consuming too much can increase the risk of health issues, such as diabetes. Rice has a lot of starch that turns into sugar when metabolized, which is often stored by the body as fat.


A Different Way of Making Rice

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posted 03/26/2015, comments (0)|
Carmen Roberts, RD.

Carmen Roberts, RD., Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian

Are All Calories Created Equal?

We’ve all heard the phrase “calories in, calories out” when it comes to managing our weight.  Is weight loss just as simple as “eat less, move more?”Read moreChevron

posted 03/26/2015, comments (0)|
micahharris

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Small waist, Big thighs

I'm not overweight or underweight. I'm on the healthy range. Let's say I want to be lean (toned). Along with working out would I need to lose fat? I read there's a certain percentage of body fat needed to have muscles show so Do I have to be underweight? I'm a bit confused as to what I should do because I want my thighs to be big but I also want... Read moreChevron
posted 03/20/2015, comments (0)|

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