Health Matters

  • In Season: Beets

    Beets Once associated only with bland Eastern European–style cuisine, beets have become a darling of the culinary world. Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to find a fine-dining restaurant that doesn’t offer a beet salad—and for good reason: The brightly colored, sweetly flavored root vegetable delivers a powerful punch of folic acid, manganese, potassium, and iron.

    By Cheryl Meyers
  • Green Cleaning Products that Work

     

    Reduce your chemical exposure when cleaning your home.
  • Got Bad Doggie Breath?

    Here’s an idea to chew on: thousands of dogs and cats die every year from anesthesia complications, especially when they go in to get their teeth cleaned.
        

    The oral hygiene of your pet can affect it's overall health.
    By Bud Groth
  • Tick Alert!

    You’ve probably heard of Lyme disease, commonly spread by wood and deer ticks, but you may not know that you can also get it from fleas, flies, mosquitoes, or red ants. All of these insects can carry the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which causes Lyme disease.

  • Herbal Ice Cubes

    There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cold beverage after a day in the hot summer sun—but drop in an herbal ice cube or two, and you’ve found the perfect way to make your favorite summer drinks even more enjoyable.

    Jazz up your favorite drinks with these cool summer treats.
  • The New Shape of Nutrition

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently changed the Food Guide, better known as the Food Pyramid, for the third time in the past three decades. On June 2nd, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the MyPlate Food Guide, which, like the prior food pyramid, contains five major food groups.

  • The Kardea Gourmet: A Book Review

    Mark Twain sadly reasoned that the only way to good health was to eat and drink what you what don’t like and don’t want. A new book by preventive cardiologist Richard Collins MD, self-described food passionisto Rob Leighton, and Susan Buckley, a registered dietitian, takes the opposite view and shows how delicious foods can be healthy, and even reverse disease!

    Learn how to eat for your health and reverse disease; deliciously!
    By Brooke Holmgren
  • Let Rover Relax: Massage Therapy for Pets

    Ah, a relaxing massage….
     
    You lie down on the table, feeling every muscle relax, feeling all the tension and tightness massaged away. This feels better than chasing after rabbits or that bacon flavored bone you chewed on last night.
     

  • Let Rover Relax: Massage Therapy for Pets

    Ah, a relaxing massage….
     
    You lie down on the table, feeling every muscle relax, feeling all the tension and tightness massaged away. This feels better than chasing after rabbits or that bacon flavored bone you chewed on last night.
     

  • Let Rover Relax: Massage Therapy for Pets

    Ah, a relaxing massage….
     
    You lie down on the table, feeling every muscle relax, feeling all the tension and tightness massaged away. This feels better than chasing after rabbits or that bacon flavored bone you chewed on last night.