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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Heart Attack in the Brain

Like a heart attack in the brain

A stroke happens when parts of the brain are deprived of oxygen resulting in the destruction of the brain cells vital for speech, movement. Thought, and the processes that keep us alive. About 80 percent of strokes are caused by a clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain-an ischemic stroke. The rest are the result of broken blood vessels and uncontrolled bleeding- a hemorrhagic stroke.

As estrogen levels drop at menopause, women lose their protection against stroke. Its important to pay attention to your odds for a stroke significantly. Your first step is to watch for these five warning signs of a female stroke risk.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Hyssop Relieves Congestion

Hyssop Relieves Congestion

Used for thousand of years as an antiseptic and disinfectant-and mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments-”this herb treats respiratory problems, allowing you to breathe more readily,” says organic chemist Shane Ellison. Scientists have found phyto chemicals in the flowering plant that break up congestion, loosen phlegm, ease swelling and reduce inflammation. Find the tea at health food stores, or put a few drops of the essential oil onto a warm compress and apply to your chest or head.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Broccoli and Cheddar-Stuffed Potatoes

Broccoli and Cheddar-stuffed Potatoes

Baking the potatoes in the microwave while the oven is heating slashes the cooking time for this savory dish.

Serves 6 portions

3 medium baking potatoes, scrubbed
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
1 cup of grated low-fat sharp cheese
A half a cup of low-fat buttermilk
A half a cup of low-fat sour cream
1 teaspoon of salt
One fourth freshly grounded black pepper

Pre heat the oven to 425 f. microwave the potatoes on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.

In a microwave bowl, microwave the broccoli on high for 2 minutes or until warmed through.

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