Home Canning: So Much More Than Preserving Food

Сucumber, squash and tomatoes pickling and canning into glass jars. Ingredients for vegetables

Home canning is a great way to preserve excess produce. However, there are many benefits to canning, beyond taming your garden’s bounty of cucumbers and zucchini. A little canning history For centuries, people have looked for ways to preserve their food (including fermentation). The first record of canning comes via the battlefield. In the 1700s, as Napoleon Bonapart led his armies across Europe, feeding his troops became a challenge. Soldiers traveling over the continent carried food supplies with them, but the food would spoil. Desperate to find a solution, the French government offered a prize to anyone who could find

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How To Keep Your Immune System Strong

Senior woman preparing food in kitchen indoors, following food vlogger

During these tough times of the Coronavirus, please stay healthy and your immune system strong. In a recent newsletter from eDoc Health, which offers good information on keeping our immune system healthy and fit, I want to share with readers. A physician wrote the newsletter and gave beneficial tips to help us fight the flu and other viruses. Lifestyle factors that Impact the Immune Function Exercise - Depending on your level of exercise, it can be good or bad for your immune function. Maintaining a regular exercise routine, which consists of at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day,

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Reading The Tea Leaves:  The Best Bone-Building Teas

Group of seniors drinking coffee

There is nothing quite like cozying up with a cup of tea on a cold winter day, or relaxing in the sun with a tall glass of iced tea. Tea doesn’t just warm us up or cool us down, though. It also has many health benefits, including the ability to help us build bone. But not all teas are created equal when it comes to bone health. In this article I’ll share my favorite herbal and non-herbal teas, and help you understand the benefits they can provide to your overall health and, of course, your bone health. Let’s dive in!

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Will Eggs Increase your Cholesterol?

Addressing Cholesterol myths: Do eggs cause high cholesterol? Eggs have long been a staple of the American breakfast. Whether you enjoy them sunny-side up, scrambled, hard-boiled, or as an omelet, eggs are no doubt a great start to the morning. Unfortunately, there are myths surrounding eggs, particularly regarding their cholesterol levels. If you’ve been diagnosed with high cholesterol, then you probably steer clear of eggs altogether, and if your doctor has warned you about your cholesterol levels, then you may need to cut back on egg consumption. The good news is that you don’t need to fear eggs any longer,

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Where Do Vitamins & Supplements Fit in Senior Care?

Where Do Vitamins & Supplements Fit in Senior Care?

When you open the medicine cabinet or kitchen cupboard of the typical senior, you’ll find a collection of daily vitamins and supplements. Over the past several years, the American vitamin and supplement industry has experienced steady growth. Much of that growth has been driven by products marketed to seniors. Manufacturers use labels like “silver” and “platinum,” while claiming that vitamins play and essential role in senior care and elderly health. But according to medical professionals, many of these products offer marginal benefits — if any at all. Doctors say that most seniors shouldn’t be getting their micronutrients in pill form.

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Foods that Reduce Inflammation

Foods that Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s natural way of protecting itself when you are injured or sick; it helps to defend your body and to also stimulate natural healing.  Conversely, chronic inflammation can be harmful to your body and it is often linked to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or fibromyalgia.  Little do many know, some of the common foods we eat can play a role to improve the inflammation in our body. Foods that Reduce Inflammation The first food is berries, most common being strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and my favorite boysenberries.  Berries are small fruits packed with fiber, vitamins and most

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Does Eating Organic Make a Difference?

Vegetables. Organic food.

If you’ve ever wondered if organic food really is better for you, there’s a large new study with another answer. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2018.  The researchers followed 68,946 French adults for an average of 5 years each. They wanted to know if the adults who ate organic food most often had less risk of cancer than those who ate it least often. By the end of the study, here’s what they found:  The people who ate organic food most often had a 25% less risk of getting cancer than

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Dennis Says: Battle of the Enchiladas

Another easy at home meal choice. I love Hispanic-style food. Do these prepared enchilada meals measure up to my discerning taste standards? We will find out – there is a winner. Check out the humor and graphics add ins! Hurray for the microwave oven! Sometime soon let’s do a budget wine tasting to accompany our budget meals. Click below to watch the video! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVpc9zZdNnY[/embed]  

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Dennis Says: Mac N Cheese Face-off

This is the second installment of “Dennis Says”. Seniors might need easy at home prepared meal choices. Especially for those who live alone. These meals are affordable for seniors on a budget. But are the meals tasty? I have to admit I am not a mac & cheese aficionado, but I will find out if these are tasty meals. Click on the video below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pT6EpsQnLQ[/embed]    

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