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Green Tea: The most highly consumed beverage in the world is water. The second is tea. Tea is full of health-produc­ing, disease-reducing, and anti-aging antioxidants. The Chinese have known about the health benefits of green tea since ancient times, using it to treat ail­ments such as...

Diet and lifestyle guide for cancer prevention: Green tea. Some scientists believe that a chemical in green tea called EGCG could be one of the most powerful anticancer compounds ever discovered. Berries, all types. Organic is best because it is difficult to wash the pesticides from the...

What-the symptoms: Never feeling rested. Trouble focusing on daily tasks. Mood swings during the day. Why: Poor food choices. Restless sleep. Too much sodium. Too many processed foods, caffeine and sugar. How-to help your body feel better: Hard boiled eggs, salmon, turkey jerky, apples and water. Exercise. 20-30 minutes of walking a day, outside if possible. Daily...

I did not have the healthiest diet growing up, so I've always been interested in what foods other people consume in their homes. Here are some healthy foods from The Eastern European Diet: Beets are a powerful fighter in the war against cancer. Studies show that beet...

2 pound(s) beets, medium-size 1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon(s) sherry vinegar or white-wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon(s) Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon(s) honey 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1 stalk(s) celery, finely chopped 1 large shallot, finely chopped Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide beets between 2 pieces of foil; bring...

What-the symptoms: Fatigue. Feeling like you just can’t wake up. Cravings for sugar, caffeine and pastries. Moodiness and depression. Why it happens: Lack of light and daylight hours. Lack of “bright light.” Not enough light; so not enough melatonin-lack of good sleep. Too much sugar, white flour, caffeine, and processed foods. How-to help your body...

As a reader of my newsletter, you know that I love the quick, and often bizarre, health facts. Here are a few health shockers that I had to share with you. Reading can lower your stress levels by 68%. Listening to music? 61%. I imagine that...