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Which is the healthiest cooking oil?

Which is the healthiest cooking oil? A few years ago, coconut oil was being promoted as the healthiest cooking oil to use.   As we learned more about this particular oil, it was high in unsaturated fat which is actually bad for us since it increases the amount of bad cholesterol we have. There are many oils that can add tons of flavor to your cooking such as peanut oil when stir-frying, but it too is not that healthy for us and some of us have peanut allergies. Vegetable oil is a staple for frying and while not the healthiest, is Read More »

Which are the best running shoes for flat feet?

Which are the best running shoes for flat feet? If you have flat feet, you require a different style of shoe to keep your feet from becoming painful.   You may wonder which are the best running shoes for flat feet. Most articles will offer you one size fits all advice, but truthfully, one size or style does not fit all.  If you have feet that are severely flat and overpronated, you may require different support than someone with a moderate flat foot. The purpose of the shoe is to help you navigate the terrain while reducing shock from the ground.  Read More »

Insecticides in produce are bad for our health. Consumer Reports tells us how to reduce our risk.

Insecticides in produce are bad for our health. Consumer Reports tells us how to reduce our risk. I regularly eat fresh vegetables and fruits.   Many foods are now available in organic form, which can help us avoid harmful insecticides.   True, many organically grown foods can be more expensive but not always as Consumer Reports suggests in a recent article. Does organic mean better?  Not necessarily according to Consumer reports.   Also, some organic foods may be better in frozen or canned form. Long term, many of the corporate farming techniques may be resulting in illnesses that are avoidable.  Is it more Read More »

Was that covid19 positive test valid?

Was that covid19 positive test valid? By now, many of us have experienced a covid19 positive test.  The most common one is the swab placed deep in the sinus cavity. You may have taken the test because you had symptoms or perhaps, you were exposed at work and you just wanted to check and make sure you do not infect others. Covid19 has many of us on high alert since for a small portion of the population, it can be deadly.  Recently, the CDC had said that only 6 percent of those who died from covid19 may have had complications Read More »

Cnet offers guidance on the best masks you can buy for exercising.

Cnet offers guidance on the best masks you can buy for exercising. We are all wearing masks to reduce and control the spread of Covid19. They can be uncomfortable especially in warm weather and while exercising. If you are exercising near others, especially since the gyms re now open in NJ, you will need to wear a mask while exercising near others indoors especially. Cnet just published a guide with helpful links so you can get these products and compare them easily. Check out their guide Best face masks to use while exercising for 2020 And what to look for Read More »