Jul 24 2012

Getting Back Up Again

Olympian Shannon Boxx won't let lupus slow her down. USA TODAY

Many people who get a lupus diagnosis stop setting goals, experts say, because they fear how debilitating the autoimmune disorder can be.

Scratch that when it comes to Shannon Boxx. She is shooting for her third straight Olympic gold medal.

Boxx, 35, will be running her legs off Wednesday as a midfielder for the U.S. women's soccer team in its opener against France in the 2012 London Olympics. 

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Jul 24 2012

Marines, Call Me Maybe

The Making of Marine 'Call Me Maybe' Video in Afghanistan. abc NEWS

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Jul 24 2012

Frugal to a Fault

5 Ways You're Frugal to a Fault. YAHOO! Finance 

Falling for Free

We like to think that the best price is no price. A free lunch? Sign me up! But think twice about “free” promotions since, in many cases, there may be hidden costs.

Extreme Couponing

Sure you might end up with more for less, but is all that clipping, running around and stocking up paying off?

Dollar Store Deals

While there are some serious deals to be had at your local dollar store, not everything there is worth its discounted price.

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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.

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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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