| Feb 13, 2013
| 6:30 PM
You've seen it at the market. You've picked it up and wondered, What is this? An odd shaped acorn squash? Then you saw the sign: Kabocha squash, and thought, How the heck do you pronounce that?
What is Kabocha squash? A relative newcomer to the U.S....
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...
| Jan 30, 2013
Apparently your tongue speaks volumes about your health without you saying a word. And this is why Lisa Lau, a Chicago herbalist, recently had me saying "Ahhhh."
But that was as far as the examination went with Lau, whose clients call her "Dr. Lisa."...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Dear Pharmacist: What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? — R. P. Albany, New York
Dear R.P.: The common cold has been around for eons, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It's brilliant at outsmarting us. This is...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Frank J. Rosalie, owner of Fitness Together of Williamsburg, www.fitnesstogether.com/willamsburg, 757-345-2246, offers these tips for heart health in February.
He writes: "It’s Heart Health Month meaning this month is ablaze with the color red!...
| Jan 23, 2013
Flu season is upon us, and it's been a rough one. If you haven't had the flu this winter, chances are you know someone who has. So, what should we do to keep ourselves from getting it? Some folks are packing their own "flu survival kits," while others are...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Healthy food is expensive." That's often the belief surrounding nutritious foods, especially fresh fruits and vegetables. However, evidence indicates that it might not be true. A May 2012 study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Coating fish with nuts and baking it is an easy, foolproof way to cook it elegantly. And it is especially nice with a mild white fish like cod or halibut. The spinach turns a little yellowy because it's cooked with the acidic lemon juice, but what you...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - Mom, I'm going to have an orange, my teenage daughter noted as she passed by me on her way to the kitchen sink.
That's good. There's a plastic orange peeler in the drawer, I said.
I was pleased that she knew she should wash her hands...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Can a vegetarian diet add years to your life?
A new study suggests the answer could be yes. After examining the health records of 73,308 people for an average of nearly six years, researchers discovered that vegetarians were 12% less likely to die...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Fresh strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, and are also low in calories — one cup of fresh berries contains only about 45 calories. Strawberries also provide plenty of fiber, and minerals. They are full of phytonutrients that help...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
We love the combination of strawberry and orange in this sweet breakfast muffin with a streusel topping. For a less conventional (but equally delicious) twist, try the basil variation. The hint of basil complements the fruity berries wonderfully....