Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., and his wife, nutritionist Diana Mirkin bring you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for 50 years more
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In 2002 and 2004, the Women's Health Initiative found no evidence that hormone therapy with estrogen or estrogen with progestin prevent heart attacks. Since then, other studies have come to the same conclusion (Current Opinion in Lipidology, December 3, 2013).
Since taking estrogen is associated with increased risk for breast cancer, most doctors feel that women should not take that hormone unless there is a strong reason for doing so. If they do take estrogen, they should take it at the lowest possible d... Read more
Note: This guide is written by long-time reader Muriel Fraser and is published here with her permission.
It's a myth that fruit and vegetables are only for the well-off. If we use our heads instead of just our pocketbooks, all of us should be able to eat healthfully. Here are some tips on how to do this.
Can't afford blueberries? No problem, we can still manage an excellent diet without these little orbs of health. Many dried fruits offer similar health benefits, but at a much lower pri... Read more
You can cook any whole grains in a pot on your stovetop, but it's much easier in a countertop steamer. Diana shows you how.
You'll find more details on kinds of whole grains, quantities and cooking times in How to Cook Whole Grains
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Diana shows you how simple it is to cook any kind of whole grains on your stovetop.
For lots more information see How to Cook Whole Grains
You can use cooked whole grains any way you would use cooked pasta or cooked white rice: Top them with your favorite sauce, stir them into a soup or mix them into a salad.
Enjoy!... Read more