Archive for March, 2015

Fluoridated Water Beneficial for Older Adults

Since fluoridation became the official policy of the US Public Health Service in 1951, the water in many communities has been fluoridated to protect children from cavities but according to a study at Ireland’s Trinity University, that benefit may extend to older adults. A anecdotal study that was part of the Irish Longitudinal Study on […]

The ABCs of SPF

Now that spring break is on the horizon, it’s time to restock the beach bag with sunscreen. How do you select the most effective and safest protection? According to the Environmental Working Group 2014 assessment, only one in three beach and sunscreens on the market last year offered effective skin protection and were free of […]

Lollipop Kale: A New Way to Eat Your Greens

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In honor of the wearing of the green and those delightful spring days ahead, why not put together a recipe using kale sprouts, a nutty, sweet, nutrition-packed hybrid of Russian Red kale and Brussels sprouts, also known as Lollipop Kale or Kalettes. Kale Sprouts are full of flavor and are a […]

Dental and Health Benefits of Chocolate

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles Schultz Most of us would consider a few Hershey’s Kisses or a handful of M & M’s an indulgence but did you know eating dark chocolate might benefit your dental health? The cacao plant is rich in flavanols, a […]

The Tomato: One of Nature’s Healthiest Foods?

Acai berries.  Kale. Goji Berries. Quinoa.  There always seems to be a “superfood of the day.” Did you know tomatoes and tomato-based foods can top that list? Tomatoes are a great source of carotenoids such as alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lypocene, which may decrease the risk for certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even […]