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Healing gardens.(Brief Article)
June 22, 2002... Interested in seeing therapeutic herbs, spices, and seasonings as they are grown? Consider a visit to one of these gardens on your travels this summer. Medicinal Plant Project--University of California Santa Barbara greenhouse and 3-acre garden includes over 200 medicinal plants from...
Common herbs and spices: cupboard cures.
June 22, 2002... Amidst all the hype on phytochemicals, botanicals, and dietary supplements, some of the most exciting health data are reported for the common herbs and spices used to flavor ethnic foods. Most recently, the USDA reported that the antioxidant activity of culinary herbs is typically 50% to...
The bushel basket.(various articles on food safety and marketing)(Brief Article)
June 22, 2002... Farmhouse dining is a popular tourist activity in Amish country, with traditional Pennsylvania Dutch meals served family-style for a "donation" of about $15 per person. The State Bureau of Food Safety has recently decided that such establishments are more like restaurants than home kitchens...
National Center for Health Statistics: maps and missing stats.(Statistical Data Included)(Brief Article)
June 22, 2002... The answer to that question depends on how much data is required. If you choose FASTATS you won't find BMI listed, and if you click on overweight you will only see total population figures. If you click instead on minority health, you can go to the Office of Minority Health site which...
I scream... you scream.(history of ice cream)(Brief Article)
June 22, 2002... we all scream for ice cream...at least in the U.S. we do. Ice cream is usually high on the increased consumption list in diet studies of ethnic immigrants, and in 2000, an amazing 90% of U.S. homes stocked the frozen dessert at some time during the year. Lactose intolerance and weight...