5 Foods You Should Always Have in Your Fridge

By |2018-07-19T23:42:43+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Keep these basics on hand for quick, healthy meals One secret to preparing healthy meals is having the right ingredients on hand. Here are five basics our dietitians believe no fridge should be without: 1. Eggs “Eggs really are the perfect food — especially local eggs that come from chickens you know,” says Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD. [...]

Warning signs of a concussion

By |2018-07-19T22:55:06+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children get concussions. They get them from falls, from playing sports, from being hit by objects, from bumping into things. What many people don’t realize is that it doesn’t necessarily take a big impact to get a concussion. One of my daughters got a concussion from bumping into a [...]

Train your brain

By |2018-07-19T22:45:44+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Practicing a new and challenging activity is a good bet for building and maintaining cognitive skills. Your brain has the ability to learn and grow as you age — a process called brain plasticity — but for it to do so, you have to train it on a regular basis. "Eventually, your cognitive skills will [...]

Salmonella prompts recall of pasta salads from Hy-Vee

By |2018-07-19T21:46:43+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Yesterday the grocery chain Hy-Vee recalled packaged pasta salads linked to an ongoing Salmonella outbreak, according to both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). So far 21 people in five states have been sickened in the outbreak, many after eating the supermarket's "Spring Pasta Salad," sold in in [...]

Cardamom Seed Tincture

By |2018-07-19T21:20:39+00:00July 19th, 2018|

Cardamom is a native plant to the evergreen forests of India and is commonly used in their cuisine. But it also has made its way into Ayurvedic medicine due to its powerful properties that have been found to be useful for the treatment of mouth ulcers, gum and tooth infections, as well as for digestive [...]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating seasonal allergies

By |2018-07-19T21:01:51+00:00July 19th, 2018|

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: For years, my son, now 14, has had seasonal allergies, but he’s never been formally tested. Every spring, he takes an over-the-counter antihistamine each morning, and his symptoms always have gone away for the most part. This spring, that’s not the case. He’s constantly complaining about itchy eyes and feeling stuffy. Should he [...]

Consumption of fast food linked with asthma and other allergic diseases

By |2018-07-19T13:06:24+00:00July 19th, 2018|

A new Respirology review and analysis of published studies reveals a link between fast food consumption and an increased likelihood of having asthma, wheeze, and several other allergic diseases such as pollen fever, eczema, and rhino-conjunctivitis. The analysis included 16 studies. In terms of different types of fast food consumption, hamburger intake was most prominently associated with [...]