Diet

Cut the Fruit Juice!

Cut the Fruit Juice!

It can be very confusing being a consumer in this world. We know that fruit is good for us. When we read a label of a fruit juice it says ” 2 servings of fruit”. Most people assume this satisfies some of your “fruit requirement […]

FDA Very Close to Ban on Trans Fats

FDA Very Close to Ban on Trans Fats

  Have you heard? The FDA has declared that trans fats are no longer safe for us to eat.  This is wonderful news because it will propel the removal of this deadly, unnecessary ingredient from our food supply. These pesky trans fats (which are found in all partially […]

Tick Bites Can Cause Allergy to Red Meat

Tick Bites Can Cause Allergy to Red Meat

  Tick Bites Can Cause Allergy to Red Meat Contributed by: Tina Hatley Merritt, MD The Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northwest Arkansas It was just a cheese burger, but Mary awoke 4 hours later, with severe itching.  She went to the bathroom, and took a […]

Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid?

Are You Getting Enough Folic Acid? Most obstetricians are very adamant when explaining to pregnant women that folic acid is of high priority during pregnancy. The CDC urges women to take 400 mcg of folic acid every day, starting at least one month before getting pregnant, […]

Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini Pizza This summer it seems like everyone with a garden has an abundance of zucchini. I have so much of it at home given to me by friends and relatives with gardens. The question is, how do I get my kids (and picky adults) […]

Natural and Organic Food Delivery in NWA

Natural and Organic Food Delivery in NWA

Natural and Organic Food Delivery in NWA If you want to eat healthy, it’s all about the kind of food you have in your home. Did you know that FarmBox Delivers is available to you? Such an awesome concept! Order online and healthy food shows […]

Recipe: Eggplant Parmigiana

Recipe: Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana or La Parmigiana Melanzane originates from the beautiful coastal province of Puglia, set in the heel of Italy. It’s a great way to serve up eggplant, layering them with tomato and cheese, almost like the classic lasagne, minus the pasta. Ingredients olive oil 1 […]

Gardening: What to Plant in June

Gardening: What to Plant in June

What to Plant in June Contributed by Tiffany Selvey www.Songbird-Gardens.com What to Plant in June It’s finally getting hot here, and I’m enjoying the growth of my heat-loving plants. What I’m  not loving right now is seeing my squash leaves wilt from heat. That’s going […]

MSG – Yay or Nay?

MSG – Yay or Nay?

MSG- Yay or Nay? Remember a long time ago when everyone was weary of Chinese food because of the MSG? “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome” was the term for it coined in the 1980s. It is unfortunate that it was called that because most American restaurants were using just […]

Reminder: Eat Seafood Twice a Week

Reminder: Eat Seafood Twice a Week

  Reminder: Eat Seafood Twice a Week A few years ago when everyone was talking about high levels of mercury in seafood, and I just cut them out of my diet. Now I am learning that the USDA and the American Medical Association agree that […]

Gluten-Free Tax Deductions

Gluten-Free Tax Deductions

Gluten-Free Tax Deductions Can I deduct my LUNA bars? Yes! If you follow a gluten free diet for a medical reason such as celiac disease, you are eligible to write off some of the expenses. The deduction falls under the “1040 Schedule A for medical […]

How to Prevent Wrinkles

How to Prevent Wrinkles

How to Prevent Wrinkles Contributed by Premier Dermatology and Skin Renewal Center What are some ways to prevent wrinkles? The best things you can do for your skin are:  (1) Do Not Smoke!  (2) Wear Sunscreen Everyday (3) Never tan in a tanning bed! Does a […]