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The Tale of the Cow

Traffic jams are an annoying part of daily life.  We most commonly think of cars as the culprit, but in India a different large moving object often stalls the road- the cow! It turns out these animals are sacred for both religious and health purposes. I have been on a bit of a hiatus from […]

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And the Oscar Goes to….Healthy Tidbits from Countries Featured in the Academy Awards

The Oscars are here! Grab some popcorn and see your favorite movies and actors compete to be the best.  In honor of the Oscars we present healthy tidbits from the countries featured in the movies nominated for the Best Foreign Film Category. Film: Omar Region: Palestine Oscars Synopsis: “When a trio of young Palestinians decides […]

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Maca: Peruvian Viagra?

What is Maca and  why is it considered Peru’s natural Viagra? Maca is a root vegetable much similar in appearance to a radish. This ancient plant is said to have numerous amazing properties which include enhanced energy, increase libido in men, and improved fertility in women. Where in the world is it from? Maca is […]

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Get me a ticket to Turmeric!

Want something that is flavorful AND is good for you?  Well turmeric, an ingredient in many delicious dishes, actually meets the ticket! It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and shown promise in preventing and treating a number of conditions including cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease. Where is in the world is it from? Most people […]

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