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Turmeric and its main bioactive component, curcumin has previously reported benefits in liver injury and cirrhosis.  The current randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effects of curcumin supplementation on health-related quality of life in patients with liver cirrhosis. The study included 70 patients, ages 20-70 from a gastroenterology outpatient clinic in Iran.  The patients had […]

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Yams, Sweet Potatoes, Legacies

When it comes to yams and sweet potatoes…. I admit to what seems like group confusion—me, other vegetable shoppers, produce managers, chefs and my mother. The confusion starts with the problem that in the United States, the terms “yam” and “sweet potato” are used interchangeably, but they are actually completely different vegetables. Yams are starchy […]

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Uterine fibroids (aka leiomyomas) are a common benign uterine tumor that originates from the smooth muscle of the uterus.  They are not cancerous growths.  The incidence in general, in U.S. women is about 9.6% of the female population, but it is more common in black women with an incidence of 18.5% (and possibly other nonwhite […]

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Depression is worldwide, and over 264 million individuals suffer from it across the world. Depression is one of the most commonly occurring mental health disorders occurring in adults and children. [i]  According to The World Health Organization, depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide.  [ii] Depression is a common mental health condition […]

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Insomnia comes in all sizes and shapes but in essence, it is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. Insomnia is considered chronic if it occurs at least 3 […]

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It’s fall.  I live in the Pacific Northwest and apples are a big deal here.  They are prolific and yummy and I have several apple trees in my small orchard.  I have buckets and buckets of them and my daily harvest reminds me of growing up on the Oregon Coast with a mother who said […]

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I read these two quotes recently, as written by Anne Frank in her diary, The Diary of a Young Girl.  This diary was written during a period of historic threat, the 1942 Nazi Occupation of Amsterdam where this 13 y.o. Jewish girl and her family and another family had to hide out in the small […]

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In July 2018, I reported on a meta-analysis of coffee intake and breast cancer risk. The design of that meta-analysis was to assess associations between amounts of decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee (from 0 to 7 cups of coffee per day) and breast cancer risks, including categories of body mass index, hormone receptor status and menopause […]

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