Archive | November, 2011


Non-Alcoholic Holiday Punch

Even the kids can enjoy! Ingredients: 1 (64 fl. oz) cranberry juice 4 liters lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (from Trader Joe’s) 3 oranges, sliced into rounds 8 C crushed ice 4 C raspberry juice or crush fresh raspberries and add 2 TB of agave syrup Sprinkle fresh cranberries on top for color  

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Fantastic GF Fall Banana Walnut Muffins

Ingredients Combine the following ingredients in a large bowl mixing well: 2 1/2 C brown rice flour 1/2 C tapioca flour 1/2 C date sugar 2 tsp xanthan gum 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp sea salt Add to a separate bowl and whisk together: 3 C smooth pureed banana 1/4 […]

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5 Short Cuts for a Stress Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday season, or perhaps it should be called the Stress Season. Magazines are filled with lavishly decorated tables laden with perfectly presented and prepared gourmet cuisine. REALLY? Let’s face it; balancing work, kids, families, school, and life in general makes it challenging to live up to these grandiose expectations. However, there […]

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The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot: A Thanksgiving Tradition

There is no better way to kick- off your Thanksgiving than to get in a little exercise while benefiting local charities. The 7th annual Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” has raised more than $1.5 million for Second Harvest Food Bank, the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County Bank, and Santa Clara County Children’s Health […]

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Keeping Your Man Healthy

According to a recent survey by Men’s Health magazine and CNN, one-third of American men haven’t had a checkup in the past year and 9 million men haven’t seen a doctor in the last five years! For women, who visit doctors at a much higher rate, this statistic is puzzling. An American Medical Association study […]

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That “P” Word: The Prostate and Its Common Problems

The Prostate and Its Function The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is easily felt during a rectal exam. The urethra passes through the prostate causing frequent urination when prostate problems arise. The prostate secretes a milky alkaline fluid that makes up about 20-30% of the ejaculated seminal fluids. The alkaline secretion is important because […]

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Prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, and Prostate Cancer

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Prostatitis, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, and Prostate Cancer

Prostatitis Men commonly believe that they won’t have to think about their prostate until well into their 50’s but this doesn’t hold true with the problem of Prostatitis. This is a disease of young men and can affect men in their early 40’s. Prostatitis simply means an inflammation of the prostate gland and can be […]

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It’s Movember!

Movember is the month (formerly known as November), where men and women across the globe join to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Men grow a Mo (moustache) for 30 days to become walking, talking billboards, for our men’s health causes – specifically cancers affecting men.     The net funds are committed […]

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