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Grill, Garden, Repeat

Go beyond burgers for Memorial Day and try grilling fast and flavorful seafood! The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week, or at least 12 ounces of fish weekly. This can be fresh, frozen or canned and includes both fish and shellfish. Consuming the recommended intake of 12 ounces of fish […]

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Is Free Trade Really Free?

President Obama has been promoting fast track authorization to conclude a pending trade agreement among 12 Pacific nations. In general, Republicans have favored free trade and Democrats have opposed it. The bill was to move forward as a so-called “clean bill” without amendments or other provisions. Now however, both the Republicans and Democrats have been […]

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Celebrate the Mediterranean Diet

I love the month of May! Spring, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day cookouts and Mediterranean Diet Month! The Mediterranean diet emphasizes a variety of whole grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts and healthy fats with moderate amounts of lean protein, especially fish and seafood. It’s a delicious and healthy pattern of eating, not just a “diet”; a word […]

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A College Education and Bankruptcy

You might ask how those two seemingly different issues could be combined. We all have heard about the massive college student loans that have been amassed and the implications for students. Now there is a new move in the courts to claw back tuition from universities for those parents who have filed for Chapter 7 […]

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Matcha, Matcha, Matcha! Make a Batch of Matcha Tea for Mom

Matcha is a finely milled green tea powder that has been a staple in Japan since the 12th century. Matcha is made from dried green tea leaves that have been stone-ground into a delicate powder. The powder is then sifted and whisked with hot water. Because of its many health benefits, and trendy appeal, match […]

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Something for Everyone…Continued

The vote on Proposal 1 is Tuesday, May 5 and voters will be faced with the choice as to whether or not to raise the sales tax from 6% to 7%. The revenue from the increase is said to be for the roads. Last week we examined the details of the road funding measure. But […]

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Celiac Awareness

Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that is triggered by gluten (a protein) found in foods, primarily wheat. Celiac disease damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. More than 2 million people, or about 1 in 100[1], have celiac disease.

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Proposal 1: Something for Everyone

Michigan roads are bad and getting worse, but voters will decide whether Proposal 1 and its $1.9 billion price tag is the right fix as they go to the polls on May 5th. But is the proposed increase of the sales tax from 6% to 7% really just for the roads?

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Fish: Naturally Healthy Fast Food

Tina Miller 2011My favorite way to prepare fish is to grill it! The flavor is wonderful and no fishy smells in the house! For optimal health, how much fish should you eat? The American Heart Assoc. recommends eating fish at least twice per week, or at least 12 ounces of fish weekly. This can be […]

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Turn the Lights Off If Nobody’s Home

Changes in how people are getting their electricity and the approaching closure of several coal-fired plants are leading Michigan’s energy providers to question the stability of our electrical capacity. You may have seen the television ads advancing the possibility of power shortages. Will rolling blackouts become common? Are we headed for an energy crisis? Is […]

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