8 Tips for Coping With Hay Fever

Trees, grasses and wildflowers bloom and flourish in warm weather. But these beautiful seasons can mean misery for allergy sufferers. When people with inhalant allergies breathe in plant pollens, their bodies release histamine. This triggers allergic rhinitis, better known as hay fever — the cause of all those sneezes, runny noses and itchy eyes. Hay … Read More

Recipe: Grilled Peaches With Cinnamon Honey Yogurt Dip

Get the kids involved in making this simple dessert. Fresh peaches and cool dipping sauce make for a refreshing — and healthy —  way to cap off your meal. Ingredients 8 peaches, 2-2/3 inches in diameter8 ounces plain non-fat yogurt 2 teaspoons honey ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Preparation Preheat grill or grill pan. Combine yogurt, honey … Read More

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Herb-Friendly Recipe: Cabbage Slaw with Basil

This colorful variation on coleslaw is heavy on fiber, vitamins, minerals and basil, a particularly healthy herb. Basil has a strong, sweet flavor with a hint of pepper and contains: Antioxidants to protect healthy cells from damage Infection-fighters that target bacteria Fire-fighters to reduce the inflammation at the root of many diseases Vitamin C to … Read More

Foods That Fight Inflammation — And Why You Need Them

Using herbs, spices and other foods to help reduce inflammation in the body might not seem like a big deal. But it’s actually one of the best ways to protect your health, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, Director of Wellness Coaching at Cleveland Clinic. Chronic inflammation — a normal bodily process gone awry — can contribute to … Read More

The Family Table: Invite Your Teens to Join You

Eating with the family on a regular basis can help your teens make healthy decisions during adolescence and beyond. Turns out that teens share more than food at family meals. “About 75 percent of teens say that they actually talk to their parents at dinner about what is going on in their lives. And 80 … Read More

Herb-Friendly Recipe: Baked Cinnamon-Thyme Chicken

Cinnamon gives this chicken dish a sweet, nutty flavor. Combined with thyme, it makes for a healthy, herb-friendly entrée filled with: Antioxidants to protect healthy cells from damage (cinnamon, thyme) Iron to provide us with energy (chicken, parsley, thyme) Infection fighters to keep us healthy (cinnamon has antiseptic properties; cinnamon and thyme have antibacterial properties) … Read More

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Recipe: Phyllo Chicken Pie

Try this unique twist on chicken pie using phyllo dough. With ground chicken breast, olive oil, feta cheese, scallions and egg beaters, your family will enjoy the flavor — with fewer calories and less fat. Ingredients Filling 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pounds ground chicken breast 6 ounce feta cheese, crumbled into fine pieces (about … Read More

Aspirin Therapy: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

You may be tempted to run out and buy baby aspirin after hearing that low-dose aspirin therapy lowers risks of cancer along with risks of heart attack and stroke. But don’t start for the drugstore just yet. Get your doctor’s blessing. Aspirin therapy may not be right for you. Cleveland Clinic internist Steven E. Feinleib, … Read More