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How Sexy Is Vitamin D?

Unlike other vitamins, Vitamin D seems to be the black sheep of the family of vitamins. In general, it is not promoted and its value is often overlooked by professionals and lay persons alike. However, new research and study have now shown the powerful effect of vitamin D on human health and longevity. Vitamin D is said to be more like a powerful […]

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Avatar Therapy – What In The World Is That?

Could avatars help people who hear voices? Avatar eases voices for schizophrenia patients Avatar therapy: A new battle for the tree of life Avatars in rehab: Getting therapy in virtual worlds The foregoing is just few of the media headlines that greets any observer with interest in mental health. There are several definitions to avatar. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as […]

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Those Pesky Pollen Allergies!

Early Spring is that time of the year when some people must gear up to do battle against those pesky little allergens found in pollens that produce allergies. Today, over 50,000,000 people in America suffer from allergies, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI). People experience allergies especially at this time when grass, weeds, and trees […]

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5 Ways To Lose Weight And Live Longer

Here are five easy ways to arrest the weight problem you have always wanted to: 1) Reduce your sodium intake Eat less processed foods and fill up on vegetables and fruits. 2) Eat healthy fats Switch from butter, margarine, or shortening to monounsaturated fat – for example, olive oil. 3) Eat whole grains Whole grains are naturally low-fat and cholesterol […]

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5 Ways To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

Abdominal obesity, colloquially known as belly fat and often referred to as love handle, baby fat, middle-age spread, beer belly, spare tire, among others should be a concern to everyone. Without limiting the concern to the aesthetics of having a flat belly one should be mindful of the fact that belly fat is associated with a statistically higher risk of […]

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Chrissy’s Kitchen − Split Peas & Jerk Chicken Soup

¾ pk yellow split peas ½ lb pumpkin 1 leg & thigh of jerk chicken One cooking tomato 1lb potato 1lb sweet potato 1 green plantain two cobs corn cut up into five or six pieces each 1lb carrots one stick of celery 1 onion wiri wiri or scotch bonnet pepper salt and black pepper to taste 8-10 pimento seeds […]

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Sweet Potatoes – Why Aren’t We Eating More?

Call me an eavesdropper if you must, but I couldn’t avoid listening to a private conversation between two ladies as they do their early morning work out at the gym. Their chat caught my attention when I heard one of them blurted out, “Why the hell aren’t people eating more sweet potatoes in stead of the junk being pushed by […]