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What you should know about diabetes

Diabetes is a growing problem in our country. With our population at an all time high in weight gain and a low in health care, the problem is only growing. Diabetes (or Diabetes Mellitus)  is a disease characterized by a malfunctioning metabolism and a high blood sugar level. The result can be low levels of [...]

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22 Tips to Treat and Prevent Kidney Stones

There are several things that you can do at home to treat and even prevent kidney stones. Here are 22 tips. 1. Drink Water. Probably one of the simplest things that you can do, drinking water can really help lessen your chance of getting kidney stones. You should drink a minimum of 50% of body [...]

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Soursop Ice Cream

Before I get into the Soursop Ice cream post, I would like to share a little about my writing…….. Sometimes I wonder if visitors read the introduction to each recipe.  Do you just skip the writing and go straight to the recipe?  How many of you really take on what I have to say? Or,  [...]

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Can Sugar and Salt be Toxic?

I’ve often wondered why some people always have to add salt to their food or why others crave sweet desserts often.  Sugar and salt seem to be our our main nemesis when it comes to healthy eating.  These two food enhancers are also considered to be very addictive.    Interestingly, both have high market value and [...]

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Kidney Stones

I thought something could be said about kidney stones because so many people suffer from it due mostly to their poor dietary habits.  It is interesting how this painful ailment can be prevented, yet a lot of people get it.  Why is this so?  Studies show that people who eat too much sugar foods and [...]

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5 Things to Remember When Consuming Alcohol

This is the season when many people consume too much alcohol.  Here are five important things you should remember  when consuming alcohol during this Carnival season (or any other event that encourages heavy drinking) because over-consumption can place the drinker at a physical and health risk .   If not managed properly one can cause damage [...]

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Commentary: Too Many Public Holidays

It has been said that we have too many public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago.  This is not a new topic for us, every now and then a letter to a newspaper editor would criticize the many public holidays we enjoy and how they cause a dip in our economic productivity and ultimately a dip [...]

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Cooking For Two

The approaching month of February got me thinking of couples who like preparing their own meals.  I consider cooking for two a very easy and, might I say, a very rewarding task.  You just have two persons to consider and this makes it a lot simpler than planning a meal for large family. You  can [...]

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The “Trini Spice Kit” Contest and Then Some

The Contest The “Trini Spice Kit” Contest is closed and we have two amazing recipes for our readers.  The contest was closed at the end of November.  Rachel and Julia were kind enough to share their versions of their recipes with us.  Their recipes were brilliant and creative and for that reason they both got [...]

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Pork for Christmas

In Trinidad and Tobago,  Christmas is synonymous with pork. It is used in our pastelles, baked or roasted, soaked in brine to make garlic pork and of course we can’t forget our trini style ham. Yes, it is so popular that even Scrunter, our local Parang Soca King,  had to sing about it. *singing….Ah want [...]

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