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  1. Grapefruit

    Pucker Up!

    Grapefruit's Tangy Benefits

    Jan 30, 2014 9:52 AM

    Back in the 70s, grapefruits were a popular weight–loss aid. Fast forward almost 50
    years and scientists now understand how grapefruit’s special mix of nutrients can aid weight loss along with a host of other health benefits.

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  2. Deep Eddy

    Meet 'Cha at the Swimmin' Hole

    Jan 30, 2014 9:50 AM

    Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming hole in Texas. Inspired by this time–honored landmark, Deep Eddy Vodka brings you “the smoothest, highest quality vodka around.”

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  3. Par–Tea with Poppy

    Jan 28, 2014 9:13 AM

    You are cordially invited to afternoon tea with Miss Poppy, tea maven extraordinaire and all–around adorable hostess, as she presents the do’s and don’ts of tea sipping etiquette. Have a seat between the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, and get ready to party with Poppy!

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  4. Healing Teas

    Tea from A to Z

    Book Recomendation

    Jan 28, 2014 8:35 AM

    If you’re looking to mind your teas and q’s, this is the book for you! Healing Teas, by Marie Nadine Antol, is a comprehensive look into the world of tea, including its fascinating history, uses, misuses, health benefits, preparation techniques, culture, and brewing applications. From chamomile to garlic, from Essiac to Kombucha, Healing Teas contains a wealth of information (including an herb guide with detailed descriptions) for the tea lover in your life.

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  5. Tea Time at Nugget Markets

    A Drink with Jam and Bread

    Health Notes from Dr. Liz

    Jan 28, 2014 8:29 AM

    Besides water, tea is by far the world’s most popular beverage. Tea drinking, a common ritual in many countries offering guests a welcome or an afternoon spot of relaxation, is also a good practice for your health. “Tea” tea (green, black, white and oolong—all from the same tropical Camellia sinensis plant) along with herbal teas come from plants, which contain powerful health boosting antioxidant compounds. Here’s a quick run down on tea types and benefits.

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  6. House Kombucha

    Kombucha in the House

    Jan 27, 2014 9:15 AM

    Back in 2009, during San Francisco’s underground food renaissance, Rana Lehmer–Chang transformed her mother’s traditional kombucha recipe to include high–quality white, green, and black teas blended with fragrant flowers, and the company now known as House Kombucha was born.

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  7. The Good Cooties

    Probiotic Goodness

    Jan 24, 2014 3:21 PM

    Your digestive system has more going on inside of it than you may realize. There are literally trillions of bacteria that live mostly in the lower parts of your intestines—the colon. These bacteria establish a “city” of sorts with many different “neighborhoods” of friendly (healthy) and non–friendly (harmful) bacteria types. Your immune health depends upon the friendly bacteria out–numbering the non– friendly neighbors. Scientists view the intestinal track as the first line of defense against illness, so maintaining ample friendly bacteria ultimately keeps you well. Stress, poor sleep, sporadic eating or poor dietary choices can each disrupt the balance of friendly versus non–friendly bacteria. Take these simple steps to promote healthy bacteria in your intestines and a strong immune system.

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  8. 21-Day Challenge Shopping List Week 2

    Jan 21, 2014 11:30 AM

    Print your shopping list for week 2 of the 21-Day Challenge.

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  9. 21-Day Challenge Shopping List Week 1

    Jan 21, 2014 11:21 AM

    Print your shopping list for week 1 of the 21-Day Challenge.

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  10. Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal

    Flaxible Benefits

    Jan 21, 2014 7:29 AM

    Rich in fiber and Omega–3’s, flax seed has been renowned for its myriad of health benefits since ancient times. In fact, the early Greeks and Romans snacked on a handful or two of flaxseeds. Add flaxseed meal to your hot or cold cereal, pancakes, and waffles for a robust nutty flavor, and save the raw whole seeds for when you want to add a little crunch. Try using ground flax seed instead of eggs in baking and cooking. Simply add 1 tablespoon ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons warm water, let sit until a gel forms and use for 1 egg in recipe (pancakes, quick breads).

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