Health Notes

May's Health Genie: Green Tea

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

Dear Health Genie,

I have heard that green tea is a healthy alternative to coffee. How is green tea different from black or white tea, and with so many types of tea available, how does one go about choosing which tea to buy?

Signed,
Jasmine T.

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April's Health Genie: Chia Seeds

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

Dear Health Genie,

I recently came across a recipe that called for chia seeds as an egg substitute. Is this the same chia that I used to make Chia Pets in my youth? What else can you tell me about chia seeds?

Sincerely,
Chia-quisitive

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Fine-Tuning the Mediterranean Diet

Note: This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

By Robert Luby, MD

From a scientific point of view, the Mediterranean Diet (MD) is the most-studied of any dietary plan. Research has shown that adherence to the MD may reduce the risk of cardiovascular mortality (death from heart disease), the incidence of cancer and cancer mortality, and the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. All told this leads to lower overall mortality, or stated positively, a longer life expectancy.

Glycemic Intelligence: All Carbs Are Not Created Equal

By Robert Luby, MD

On July 14, City Market is offering a free class entitled “Glycemic Index: A Useful Tool for Overall Health.” Dr. Luby offers up some additional information to help you understand the intricacies of glycemic loads and the glycemic index.

Note:This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before making any major changes to your diet or using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

There are countless diets and regimens for losing weight and improving health, so it is not surprising that many conceptual gems go unnoticed. In this article, I propose a diet and lifestyle that not only helps you lose weight but also may prevent or reverse many chronic conditions.

July's Health Genie: Poison Ivy

Note:This article is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

Dear Health Genie,

What information do you have about poison ivy and rashes caused by it?

Itching for your response,
Ivy Rubor

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