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Drink Milk to Protect Your Joints?
Created on 4/11/2014
Most of us grew up with the idea that drinking milk is good for us. Then came data suggesting that other foods containing calcium might be even better for us.

Now comes research suggesting that drinking a little milk each day might help protect joints against damage related to osteoarthritis.

However, eating cheese every day worsened joint health.

These data are preliminary, but a little milk might go a long way towards promoting joint health in the presence of osteoarthritis.  Read More>>
"2 + 5" and Stay Alive?
Created on 4/4/2014
2 + 5 = 7  -  no news there!

And the Australian government has for some time recommended eating 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables a day.



And based on recent evidence, eating 2 + 5 is potentially very healthy for you.

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Vitamin C - Should You Supplement?
Created on 3/28/2014
Adequate intake of vitamin C is important for good health. 

And figuring out how much is "adequate" can be confusing.

So many people turn to taking supplements.

But you don't need to supplement with vitamin C if you eat a variety of vegetables and fruits on a regular basis.

And they taste waaaaaaay better than pills! Read More>>
Springtime, Allergies and Butterbur
Created on 3/21/2014
If you experience hay fever, springtime can be a challenging time of the year.

A day (or more!) with allergy symptoms can be rough.

And there are some very good ways to help manage hay fever.

One you may not know about is an herb that in at least one study was shown to be as effective as a prescription aid.

The herb is called butterbur - and there is a precaution to be aware of. Read More>>
Understanding "Sell-By" and "Use-By" Dates
Created on 3/14/2014
"Use-by" and "Sell-by" dates on products can be a source of confusion and concern -

are products safe to prepare and eat after the dates?

Do products taste right after the dates?

Following the dates makes the most sense from both a quality and safety perspective. Read More>>
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