Eating Done Right: Tilapia-Food of the Week

Do you have family members who hate fish? Tilapia may be one fish you can introduce at suppertime without triggering a food fight. Mild tasting (or as my husband would say, “It doesn’t have a fishy taste”) and adaptable to almost any style of preparation, tilapia is one of the most commonly consumed fish in the United States, due to its great taste and low price. Indeed, Americans consumed 475 million pounds of the fish last year.

Toe Woe: New Laser Treatment May Help Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is not a pretty subject to talk about, but it affects millions of Americans. Even worse, you’re especially prone to get it if you’re older. By some estimates, nearly half of Americans get it at least once before they’re 70. It can destroy or at least disfigure nails, is painful, and can be frustratingly difficult to get rid of. Topical treatments often don’t work and oral medications can have side effects. Enter the laser. In a fascinating story by …

The Raw Truth About E. Coli In Veggies

The devastating outbreak of E. coli poisoning in Germany – now traced to bean sprouts – is particularly frightening because the deadly new strain is extremely hard to treat. So far 31 have died and more than 700 are in intensive care, including three Americans who had recently visited Germany. The virulent new form of E. coli afflicts the kidneys, blood and central nervous system, resulting in a devastating, potentially life-threatening illness with a high probability of lifelong complications.

What’s So Bad About Having Alzheimer’s?

Every other Thursday, we have Trish Vradenburg as our special guest blogger covering Alzheimer’s issues. Trish is a playwright, author, television writer, and Alzheimer’s Disease advocate. She and her husband George founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with the goal of finding a cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s by the year 2020. She brings her legendary humor and wit to the devastating realities of Alzheimer’s, and we’re excited to have her share with us here. Recently, Margaret Morganroth Gullette wrote an op-ed in the …

Tart Cherry Juice: Nature’s Ibuprofen?

First it was pomegranate juice, then acai berry juice, and now…tart red cherry juice is the newest super-food  darling. Full of anti-oxidants that help block inflammation,  the juice from tart, red cherries is supposed to provide all kinds of health benefits, including relief from gout and arthritis, protection against heart disease and cancer, even help with sleeping for older adults. A blogger in the New York Daily News recently called it Mother Nature’s ibuprofen after she took it to help …