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Monty Python’s sketch called “Hell’s Grannies” featured a gang of gray-haired, leather-wearing troublemakers with the slogan “Make tea, not war” on the back of their jackets. Not bad, but we’d like to suggest a different slogan, one that touts another remarkable power of this much-loved, leafy...
Dear Dietitian, I suffer from binge eating. I hired an internet influencer who claimed to be a nutrition coach for people with eating disorders. He gave me a strict meal plan and exercise routine. I asked what I should do when I have cravings to binge. He said not to worry, just follow the meal...
Bugs are tromped, stomped and sprayed to a fare-thee-well in this country. But around the globe, they’re often prized as a tasty food. It’s estimated that 9.5 billion caterpillars are harvested each year in southern Africa, bringing in $85 million in sales. And in Mexico, maguey worms can end up in...
Norman V. Horner is a retired educator who doesn’t really care whether folks call him “Dr.” or not. His distinguished career--plus his 40 articles in professional journals and his leadership in scholarly organizations--suggest that he’s been worthy of his degree for a long time. A Brown County...
Back on that Feb. ber day my amigos didn’t believe me ... and until this day they still don’t. So help me, hand on the Bible, here’s what happened: As we were walking back to the auto, Marion wanted to go over to see if one of the big coveys had regrouped on the other side of this clump of trees....
So many pro football players have had to contend with gastrointestinal reflux disorder that you could call their playing field a GERD-iron. But both the Denver Broncos’ John Elway and the Green Bay Packers’ Brett Favre, who suffered mightily during their former quarterback days, now know how...
Toni: My husband is a Korean War Veteran and never enrolled in Medicare Part B because he uses the VA, close to where we live in Iron Mountain, Michigan for his medical care. He is having to wait for care from the VA and he wants to go to a local cardiologist. He is 88 years old and retired when he...
As the impact of COVID-19 grows with corresponding actions that limited or halted face-to-face instruction in public schools across the nation and world, many parents opted into homeschooling. Homeschooling is not a new phenomenon in America, but the trend accelerated markedly as public school...
I don’t know much about cows, but I’ve been told that to get maximum production from a cow, she needs to have a regular routine. The more disruptions in a cow’s routine, the less milk she produces.  This concept applies to humans also. Life needs to have a routine. Most of it needs to be...
Dear Dietitian: I’m trying to lose twenty pounds. I drink a smoothie for breakfast every morning on my way to work. I’ve also been juicing because I’ve read it helps with weight loss. I’ve lost five pounds and feel good about it, but it seems like I’m always hungry! Help! Laura Dear Laura: It is a...

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