Sore Throat Remedy

                                                    (picture by Floydian)

You know the drill: first comes the scratchy throat then a runny nose followed by an irritating cough and next stop…bed for a few days, yuck! This was one dance I didn’t want to partake in (dancing, even on a good day, is not my strong suit) when I felt the first “tingles” of a sore throat. Luckily I have learned of a few sore throat busters if you catch it early enough.

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Chocolate Milk, It’s An Athlete’s Friend

Choc_MilkPinch me, am I dreaming? Over 20 studies have shown that drinking low-fat chocolate milk after a tough workout is one of the best things you can do for your body…dreams do come true!

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First Aid for Ear Travel

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Do you hear what I hear?” That is a nice song lyric, but not what you want an airport doctor to ask you in what sounds like a muffled voice. However, I found myself answering that question with some trepidation as I learned I would be “grounded” in Sydney, Australia for an unspecified amount of time.

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Best Skin Care Travel Kit


In case you haven’t heard, skin care while traveling can be tricky. The airplanes with their wonky air, lack of sleep due to time changes, differences in water while visiting new cities or countries all add up to a lot of fatigue for your skin. To the rescue, intraceuticals rejuvenate travel pack.

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Got Walnuts? You Should!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince I was a little kid I have always craved walnuts. This often overlooked fruit (yes, nuts are a fruit) is slowly making its way up the “nuts to watch” list. Aside from them being a delicious topping to an ice cream sundae, they are a healthy nut alternative to the often thought of almond.

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Dogs + Good Health

It has long been studied, and proven, that having a dog can do a multitude of positive things for your health including…

  • be more physically active

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                                   (Let’s go for a walk.)

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Lacy Park Stairs – Just Do It!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                                           View looking up                                                

The Lacy Park Stairs are nestled among bougainvillea plants and beautiful homes in San Marino, California. I stumbled upon them as my husband and I were bike riding through the neighborhood. He was easily cruising up the never ending slope of the street we were on while I was panting and searching for any break spots (this seems to be a pattern with us). When I noticed the steps my mind began to race, “This could be my new exercise ‘club’!”

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Brush Away Tooth Decay

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADid you know that the most widespread human disease in America is tooth decay? It affects 98% of Americans so don’t skip on brushing your teeth both morning and night AND don’t forget to floss! It may keep you from gumming your food in your “golden” years.


Fact from Tidbits of Coachella Valley, 9/29/2013 issue