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Pears and Your Health- A Perfect Pairing

Pears are a versatile fruit that pairs well with sweet or savory dishes. Karen covers how to pick the perfect pear, how they benefit your health, and some storage tips to keep your fruit fresh.

Okra’s Nutritional Benefits

Okra is a popular vegetable in the Southern United States. It originated in Ethiopia and quickly spread to the world. Although okra may have a reputation for having an unappealing […]

Fasting Mimicking Diet- Possible Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients

Fasting diets have become trendy because of the wide variety of health benefits they tout. New research has emerged that a specific type of fasting-style diet, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, could prove very beneficial to breast cancer patients on chemotherapy. Karen explains a little more about the diet and lays out the risks and benefits. She also includes a very yummy quinoa soup recipe that would follow the diet recommendations.

Apricots for Your Immune System and Sweet Tooth

Apricots are in season a little while longer. Karen has some wonderful ideas on ways to use apricots, including a Basmati Pilaf recipe. She explains the health benefits and dispels some myths about this sweet fruit as well.

New Guidelines to Reduce Cancer Risk

Medicine is an evolving science. We are constantly learning new information and how to apply our new knowledge to our lives. The American Cancer Society has recently updated its 2012 guidelines to reflect new knowledge on how lifestyle choices impact cancer risk and cancer death. Karen has summarized the new guidelines, added helpful links to diet and meal recommendations, and included a fantastic mango salsa recipe.