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14 06, 2019

Turn Up the Tumeric!

2019-06-14T20:14:54+00:00June 14th, 2019|

Nearly 4,000 years old and related to ginger, turmeric is becoming increasingly-known for its multiple health benefits and culinary accolades. The yellow-orange spice, native to India and Indonesia, not only gives curries their rich color, it has long been used as a seasoning, in religious ceremonies, and as a medicinal herb to treat digestive issues.  Turmeric is the best food source of a compound called curcumin, a plant chemical shown to block enzymes leading to cellular inflammation and [...]

8 05, 2019

Eating to Nourish Your Bones

2019-05-08T13:48:41+00:00May 8th, 2019|

Humans actively build bone until reaching our mid-20s, then we begin to slowly lose bone mass. Over the age of 50, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will break a bone due to osteoporosis, or “brittle bones”. Since 70% of our bone density relates to heredity, we face greater risk of skeletal problems if our family history is positive for the disease; this does not mean; however, that lifestyle choices don’t play a role. Behaviors [...]

11 03, 2019

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

2019-03-11T15:09:44+00:00March 11th, 2019|

March is colon cancer awareness month and the Greenbrier Clinic is doing its part to spread the word and help save lives by preventing this deadly disease. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths, most of which are preventable with proper screening. Guidelines recommend average risk screening at age 50 and even earlier in some cases such as a family history of colon cancer. A colonoscopy is a safe and effective method of colon cancer [...]