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Brown, Ruby M Basic Health Publications ePub

Avocado Garlic Dip

Brandy Almond Cheese

Chili Sauce

Crêpe Rolls


Cucumber Boats

Garlic Bread

Ham and Pineapple Rolls

Herb Dip

Gherkin Dip

Party Crispbreads

Rice Flour Chips

Ricotta Cucumber

This is a very easy recipe to prepare.

PREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes • YIELD: 10 servings
7 oz mashed avocado (approx. 1 avocado)

7 oz low-fat natural yogurt
1 clove garlic, crushed

¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Serve as desired.


This is a delicious way of preparing cheese for hors d’oeuvres.

PREPARATION TIME: 7 minutes • YIELD: 20 servings
8 oz low-fat mature cheddar cheese, finely grated

7 oz ricotta cheese
7 oz soft light cream cheese
¼ cup brandy
3½ oz toasted almond slivers

1. Place all the ingredients into the bowl of an electric food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

2. Place into a serving dish. Chill until required.


Serve this sauce with Crêpe Rolls (see recipe on page 22) YIELD: 7 servings of 1¼ tablespoons each

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PERK #25: Speaking My Mind

Strang BA BEd MEd, Florence Basic Health Publications ePub

Perk #25

Speaking My Mind

As far as indicators go, I was not considered to be at high risk for breast cancer. There is no family history, I am healthy, I exercise, I don’t smoke, and I generally take good care of my body. The biggest risk factor for me was stress, largely brought on by years of holding back my thoughts and feelings, and swallowing anxiety. While science has not confirmed a direct link between stress and the onset of cancer, there is ample evidence to show how stress can impair the functioning of your immune system. Whether or not stress caused my cancer (I do believe it played a role), there is no doubt that I needed a strong immune system to recover from it. Therefore, an important part of my survival plan involved stress management.

I am sure that you have heard the analogy of the oxygen mask in an airplane. If the mask drops, you are to secure your own before you try to help other people; otherwise, you may lose consciousness. When I got cancer, I realized that I needed to take care of myself first and foremost; otherwise, there was a chance I wouldn’t be around to help the others in my life who need me.

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2. Your Prescription Cost

Nitzi-George R.P.H., Diaove Basic Health Publications ePub


o you know the actual price of your prescription? If you are like many Americans, you are not paying the full amount. Over the past ten years, there has been a shift in the payment of prescription drugs. Many insurance programs now offer drug coverage, charging you only a small portion of the overall price. There is even a government Medigap program that allows Medicare recipients to buy into health plans that help pay for prescription drugs. But even with insurance, the co-pay is higher for a brand-name drug than for a generic. And the co-pay for these programs is rising.

The price of your prescription, no matter who pays, comes from two different base costs. First is the pharmacy charge for processing your prescription, and second is the actual cost of the drug. Neither of these costs is standardized from pharmacy to pharmacy nor between drugs at the same pharmacy. Understanding more about prescription pricing may provide clues to saving money.


Insurance companies generally have a two-tiered co-pay for prescription drugs. One price applies to brand-name drugs and a lower price applies to generic drugs. Insurance companies compile a list of drugs, called a formulary, that identifies both generic and brand-name drugs by manufacturer and gives their associated co-pay. If a drug is not included on the list, it will not be paid for by insurance. Be aware that insurance programs may not offer coverage for all prescription drugs on the market. In some cases, the insurance drug list may limit the doctors ability to prescribe the drug of choice. If there are multiple drugs in a single category that are used to treat the same condition, the insurance company may only pay for one of the drugs. The identification of only one drug in a category is called therapeutic substitution.

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1. Stem Cells: The Body’s Repair Kit

Steenblock M.S. D.O., David Basic Health Publications ePub


Stem Cells: The Body’s Repair Kit

Stem cells—unspecialized cells that give rise to specialized cells—appear to be one of the body’s ablest tools for self-repair. When a disease or injury strikes, these cells respond to specific chemical signals and set about to facilitate healing by differentiating into the specialized cells required for the body’s repair—that is, provided they exist in sufficient numbers and receive the correct signals when disease or injury occurs. When they do not, the end result is an inadequate or compromised healing response. With regard to stem-cell therapy, there are a couple of ways to remedy this: (1) specific tissues can be grown from a patient’s or donor’s stem cells outside the body and then transplanted into the damaged or injured site; and (2) stem cells from a patient or a donor can be introduced into the body and their activity encouraged by removing impediments to new cell creation and proliferation, such as high levels of heavy metals, eating foods that support cell growth and multiplication, and taking select natural or pharmaceutical compounds that support and sustain these processes. In this way, stem cells can help restore damaged or diseased organs and tissue. Either way, the donor’s stem cells may also help the body to heal simply by getting it to create certain growth factors and other body chemicals that promote repair. These remedies are the essence of true regenerative medicine.

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Appendix. Additional Research-Supported Uses Of Goji

Mindell R.Ph. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

Usual dosage level: 1½ dropperfuls daily

A study in China showed LBP facilitated stem cell proliferation and increased the number of monocytes in bone marrow. LBP helps the monocytes to convert to matured leukocytes.

The berry has also been used in a number of recent clinical trials for treatment of bone marrow deficiency conditions (low production of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets).

Another three-year clinical study investigated the effects of the goji berry on the immune, physiological and biochemical indexes of the blood of aged volunteers. The results indicated that the goji berry caused the blood of older people to revert to a markedly younger state.

Usual dosage level: 1½ dropperfuls three times daily

An animal study showed that gojis LBP polysaccharides induced a remarkable increase in exercise tolerance and stamina, and helped to eliminate fatigue. Goji LBP enhances glycogen storage (glycogen is the bodys primary energy fuel).

Usual dosage level: 1½ dropperfuls twice daily

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