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10 healthy cooking tips for great flavor with less salt


I devoted last week’s post to salt, and to the fact that we consume, to our detriment, two-to-three times our recommended daily upper limit of salt. The bulk of this excess intake comes unnoticed and hidden in processed and restaurant (especially fast-food… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on February 8, 2010 at 5:03am — 2 Comments

Food, nutrients and relief from the common cold


Medical science has no cure for the common cold; symptomatic relief is the best we can offer as we wait for our body to overcome the viral illness.

Although the common cold is generally a mild disease and poses no real threat to overall healthy people it can be quite unpleasant. As a mom and a physician I really like having some helpful,… Continue

Added by Ayala laufer-Cahana MD on October 12, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Does garlic lower blood pressure?

There are numerous health claims surrounding garlic. . .do you think they're true? Let's discuss garlic's relationship to blood pressure.

Research studies have found a link between the right type and amount of garlic and a lower blood pressure. The average reduction in systolic (top number) blood pressure was ~5-8 mm Hg. Garlic is linked to a reduction in diastolic blood pressure, but the decrease isn't large enough to be… Continue

Added by Lisa Nelson on June 25, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments



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