Mar 31 2010

Sometimes it hurts to be a parent!

A player on the Minnesota Twins hit his mom in the chest with a foul ball the other day. Ouch! Ever been injured by your kids? Share your story
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Mar 30 2010

How do you encourage your kids to eat healthy?

Chef Jamie Oliver is taking on school lunches. His new reality show recently changed the lunch menu at a school and made it healthy.  The kids are rebelling and demanding the return of their chicken nuggets and pizza! What does a parent do to encourage healthy eating in their kids? Any suggestions? Questions?

Here's a great tool that can help us learn more about the foods we're eating. It's a free tool (look for all the places to click "free!").  Find it here: http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/.

 

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Mar 30 2010

The Return of Laverne and Shirley!

Word has it they are working on a movie version of the '70's TV show, "Laverne and Shirley." They are casting Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel in the lead roles. Odd casting? Who would you cast as Laverne and Shirley?

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March 2010
Mar 19 2010

Cancer Fighting Foods

Cancer Fighting Foods

Crush Cancer with Garlic-

Researchers at the American Institute of Cancer found that letting minced garlic sit for 10 minutes before heating helped to retain a third more of its cancer-fighting sulfur compounds. 

 

Alive and well with Asparagus-

This gorgeously green stem is packed with a powerful B vitamin called folate.  Folate has long been known to benefit our hearts.  But research has also linked high folate intake to a lower risk of colon, breast, ovarian, pancreatic and lung cancers.

 

Choke cancer with Artichoke-

This thorny flower bud is your ally!  Artichokes have high amounts of quercetin - a flavonoid (think antioxidant) that works as an anti-carcinogen to protect against cancer and heart disease.

 

Reduce cancer risk with Red Onion-

According to a study by Cornell University food scientists, led by Rui Hai Liu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of food science, shallots, Western Yellow, pungent yellow and Northern Red onions are higher in anti-cancer chemicals than other onion varieties tested.

 

 Try Christine's newest Haute and Healthy dish…

Artichoke & Asparagus Pasta click for recipe.

References:

Folate intake and pancreatic cancer incidence: a prospective study of Swedish women and men. Larsson, S. C., Hakansson, N., Giovannucci, E., Wolk, A., Journal of the 2006 Mar 15;98(6):407-413.National Cancer Institute

The Antiproliferative Effect of Quercetin in Cancer Cells is Mediated via Inhibition of the PI3K-Akt/PKB Pathway. NICHOLAS GULATI, et al., International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment, 2006 Mar vol. 26 no. 2A 1177-1181

 

 

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Mar 18 2010

Feeling old? What are some of the signs that age is creeping up on you?

Thinking today about all the annoying signs of aging that are popping up! What are some signs you've seen that you're getting older?

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Mar 17 2010

Is Scott's shirt green or brown?!

Okay, the debate continues! On this St. Patrick's Day, does Scott deserve to be pinched? He says the shirt is green, Kelli says brown. What do YOU think?!

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