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Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Preservation is a way of capturing the tastes of the seasons at a time when food is at its peak and in abundance.

June 10, 2014 12:03 pm Photos

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Fueling up the smart way: Proper nutrition is a vital component for Mom's health

Fueling up the smart way: Proper nutrition is a vital component for Mom's health

Just as gasoline is needed to run most cars, food is needed to energize the human body.

May 11, 2014 9:30 am

Marinating Sticks: Gary woman's invention seals in the flavor

Marinating Sticks: Gary woman's invention seals in the flavor

With five children to feed, church suppers to make, determination and a strong belief in the Lord, Mary Hunter created, with what she consider…

April 16, 2014 5:07 pm Photos

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Weighting it Out: 10 contestants competing in Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge

Weighting it Out: 10 contestants competing in Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge

Editor's note: In 2010, Columnist Philip Potempa competed in the Seattle Sutton Slim Down Challenge.

February 19, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Soda tax proposal could cause political fizz-ures

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois shoppers could find themselves paying extra for soft drinks under a proposed statewide soda tax.

February 17, 2014 5:30 pm

Ten tips for heart-healthy eating in 2014

Ten tips for heart-healthy eating in 2014

We all know the benefits of a balanced diet, but for those at risk of heart disease, further steps may need to be taken. Doctors recommend tha…

February 02, 2014 4:17 pm Photos

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Kitchen Cleanliness

An untidy bedroom won’t make you ill but a dirty kitchen potentially can.

December 18, 2013 11:32 am

Food and Fitness: The Paleo Diet

Not many of us often ask what Fred Flintstone would eat. But for those considering the Paleo diet, the question is, if it was good enough for …

December 18, 2013 10:45 am

Stomach pain can have many causes

Stomach pain can be caused by a myriad of diseases, from a basic stomach flu or food poisoning to much more complicated conditions including i…

December 18, 2013 10:42 am

Herbal Healer: What is cubeb?

Herbal Healer: What is cubeb?

Like a charming guest welcomed to stay indefinitely, the spice rack enhances dishes both simple and complex while lending a warm, inviting aro…

October 17, 2013 9:00 am

Vitamins: Healthy or not?

When it comes to vitamins, can there be too much of a good thing?

October 16, 2013 12:00 am

Committing to Weightloss: Bariatric surgery is not just about an easy fix, it's about a lifestyle change

Committing to Weightloss: Bariatric surgery is not just about an easy fix, it's about a lifestyle change

For many, bariatric or weight loss surgery isn't a cosmetic choice but a medical necessity.

October 11, 2013 11:30 am

Herbal Healer: What is edamame?

Herbal Healer: What is edamame?

For thousands of years the soybean has been a valuable food source in China and Japan.

October 10, 2013 9:00 am

Herbal Healer: What is mung bean?

Herbal Healer: What is mung bean?

Relatively small in stature compared to other legumes, the mung bean would be wearing an oversized "M" on its caped superhero costume in the w…

October 03, 2013 11:54 am

It's all in the numbers: Fitness and nutrition devices record daily body stats to keep people on track

It's all in the numbers: Fitness and nutrition devices record daily body stats to keep people on track

You can't fool Mother Nature and body monitors don't let you fool yourself. FitBit, Jawbones UP, BodyMedia and other monitors collect physiolo…

September 26, 2013 12:15 pm Photos

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The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

The power of Green: There may not be just one superfood, but these green drinks are a nutritional boost to any diet

Green drinks, those thick, slightly sludgy looking brews of pulverized verdant veggies, grasses, herbs and fruits, may not look good, but thei…

September 24, 2013 8:00 am

After Cancer: Life in Remission

After Cancer: Life in Remission

Remission. It's the goal for those diagnosed with cancer. But what does it mean and what steps can you take to prevent a relapse?

September 08, 2013 8:30 am

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