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Heal Your Body With Food!

Want a healthier and longer life free of common diseases and conditions? Your best line of defence, as well as offence, may line up in the kitchen. Making a switch to the right foods can reward you and your family with great health benefits and turn back the clock on aging. provides condition-specific nutrition guides as well as general healthy eating tips to help you make that switch.

HEALTH FOOD of the week

Available fresh, canned, marinated and frozen, artichoke hearts are a versatile ingredient that can be used to add Mediterranean flair to anything from stews to salads. They are also a real superfood when it comes to antioxidant activity, and there is some evidence they may also have cholesterol-lowering and detoxifying properties. To learn all about the potential health benefits of artichokes, check out the article Health Benefits of Artichokes.

SMOOTHIE of the week

Groundcherry, Raspberry and Carrot Smoothie

This week's smoothie recipe pairs creamy banana with frozen raspberries and fresh carrot juice to create an invigorating blend that's sure to please. Groundcherries, also known as physalis or cape gooseberries, are added to the mix for an exotic twist, and the sunflower seeds ensure you also get a good dose of those essential fatty acids. Click on the link below to view the complete ingredient list and instructions, as well as the beloved Tweak It! box which allows you to create a new variation of the basic recipe for every day of the week!

KITCHEN GADGET of the week

Two-in-One Juicer and Blender

Do you love to make smoothies and fresh fruit juices but feel a little cramped in the kitchen? Here's a solution: replace your bulky juicers and smoothie makers with a single, all-in-one juicer-blender (such as the Breville BJB840XL pictured here). With these multi-functional kitchen workhorses, you'll be creating everything from smoothies, juice drinks and shakes to sauces, dips and cold soups in no time. These ingenious gadgets come with a single base and two interchangeable heads: one for juicing and one for blending. All you have to do is change the head and your multi-purpose kitchen companion is ready to whip up your favorite healthy drink, whether it's an invigorating fruit smoothie, a refreshing juice drink or a filling protein shake. To learn more, check out this week's special feature:

BOOK of the week

The Doctors Book of Food Remedies

Written in collaboration with the editors of Prevention magazine, The Doctors Book of Food Remedies by top-selling author and fitness guru Selene Yeager is jam-packed with tips and recipes to keep illnesses at bay. You will learn, among other things, how snacking on nuts can improve your heart health, how flaxseed can cool off hot flashes, and how eating grapefruit may protect against one of the deadliest cancers. Covering 60 different illnesses and nearly 100 different healing foods, this guide and cookbook is a must-have for anyone interested science-based information about how what you eat affects your health. To take a peek inside the book, or to order your copy today, visit, or