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Botanical Tuesday It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – decorations are up, peppermint mochas are being devoured, and (depending on where you live) there is snow. Peppermint has always reminded me of winter – candy canes at Christmas time, scotch mints in the candy dish (that were always at my grandma’s house), and […]

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Inflammation (Latin, Ä«nflammō,- “I ignite, set alight”) is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants.[1] The classical signs of acute inflammation are pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function. Inflammation is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli […]

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Mmmmmmm, coffee!! Almost every conventional weight loss diet tells you to stop drinking it, but if you eat for your blood type and you’re AB, you’re supposed to drink it! This CBC News article uses a fun slideshow to outline six reasons to love coffee, and two reasons to leave it! As a serious coffee […]

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We all know what a nightmare feels like, right? My most memorable nightmare was unwittingly inspired by Anne of Ingleside, the sixth of the ‘ Anne’ books by L.M. Montgomery. In my dream, the green silk dress that Anne didn’t wear because she was angry at her husband Gilbert, came to life and danced on […]

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