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Top Chefs Grilling Tips

Posted 07-16-2014 at 06:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 07-17-2014 at 02:50 PM by ChristaIB

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Throwing food on the grill is a summertime tradition. Although there's an ongoing debate about which style of grilling is superior (charcoal vs. gas), it remains a matter of personal preference. For some, the smoky, richer taste of food grilled on a charcoal grill is a must. Others, however, prefer the fact that gas burns cleaner. No matter which side of the debate you're on, there is a grill, and a grilling style, out there for everyone.

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6 Tips for a Slimmer Summer

Posted 07-08-2014 at 05:12 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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Take a deep breath, because bathing suit season is here! During the time it took you to inhale, hold that breath and expel it, you may have been hit with the reality that summer is really in full affect. If you didn't take the time to workout over the winter and spring months, you may be dreading this summer season because it probably means you pulled out all your clothes from last summer and found out what you already knew--they don't fit.

Winter is brutal on the...
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5 Tips to Improve Men's Health

Posted 06-09-2014 at 05:00 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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On average, men in the U.S. are more affected than women by common diseases like heart disease, cancer and strokes. In fact, of the 15 leading causes of death, men far outpace women. The exception is Alzheimer’s disease, because many men don’t live long enough to either develop the disease, or for the disease to reach the terminal stage.

Why do men have comparatively shorter lifespans than women? One possibility is the genetic differences between the sexes. Testosterone,...
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Top 5 Food Allergies: Symptoms & Prevention

Posted 05-19-2014 at 05:21 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 05-20-2014 at 03:34 PM by ChristaIB

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Many people eat eggs, nuts, wheat and seafood without a problem. But, approximately 15 million Americans are allergic to these beloved foods, and of that group, at least 200,000 will be sent to the emergency room every year as a result of an allergic reaction. Having a food allergy may seem small to those who do not have one, but those who do often have to rearrange their diet and be overly conscious about the foods they consume (and even touch). Taking food allergies seriously...
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How to Get the Most Bang for Your Organic Buck

Posted 04-03-2014 at 02:02 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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A NPR poll found that 58 percent of Americans would prefer to eat organic over conventional foods, but that cost is a big inhibitor. Consumers may pay up to twice as much for organic foods and not even receive the all-natural product they had hoped for—as long as the product contains 70 percent organic ingredients, it can be labeled as such; this means that the remaining 30 percent may contain synthetic preservatives, dyes and other additives.

Given this, you may...
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