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What helps with menopause symptoms?

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
 

Q. I am having hot flashes or sweats will this help or should I start taking medication? Thanks

 

A. There are not many cures for symptoms related to menopause, however, recent  Read More

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What are some good foods and beverages for very active children?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
 

Q. My 10-year-old son plays ice hockey, a very high intensity sport, what should he be eating and drinking before and after his practices and games?

 

A. Hydration is always  Read More

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What are some ways to help achieve and maintain a healthy blood pressure?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
 

Q. Hi Dr Elizabeth. Please assist if possible. My dad is 78 and his blood pressure was 180/80. With medication it dropped to 102/80. His doctor adjusted meds and it  Read More

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Do you have a recipe with frozen mixed veggies and crackers in it?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
 

Q. Made a casserole using frozen mixed vegetables and had Ritz crackers with it. I lost my recipe for it. I would like to make it again for church.

 

A. If it was a recipe you  Read More

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Is it okay to eat apples that are not organic?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
 

Q. Why should I eat organic apples instead of those with pesticide? And is there anything I can do to eat the less expensive ones. Which are the best apples to eat? Thank  Read More

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What is the gram weight of 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
 

Q. For the purpose of satisfying the weight by volume needed for planning a school lunch meal what is the gram weight of 1/2 cup of fresh strawberries?

 

A. One half  Read More

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How does natural sugar affect your body and mind compared to refined sugar?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
 

Q. How does natural sugar affect your body and mind compared to refined sugar?

 

A. Sugar is sugar, but there are   Read More

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What is a good beverage for a diabetic in the morning?

Friday, April 15th, 2016
 

Q. Hi my husband and I both have diabetes. He was just diagnosed with it and is taking the medication Metformin for it. We would like to ask what can he drink in  Read More

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Is just picked fruit better than fruit that has been sitting in cold storage?

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
 

Q. What, if any, is the nutritional difference between fruit ripened on the tree or vine and fruit picked and then shipped great distances to  Read More

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Where does Fruits & Veggies More Matters grow corn?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
 

Q. Where does this organization grow corn?

 

A. Fruits and Veggies More Matters is an educational program only. We do not grow fruit and vegetables for sale.

 
 
 
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