Author Archives for Sherry Cermak

Saturday At The Davis Farmer’s Market


The city of Davis, where I live, is a small community of over 60,000 in Northern California. It’s not an overstatement to say that the Farmer’s Market is the most important community gathering spot in our town. Although we are a small town, the market is known as one of the most successful and well […]

Time To Clean Up Health Food Labeling.


You know me. I’m that woman who blocks the aisle at the grocery store with my cart, totally oblivious as you maneuver around me. I’ll have a box of cereal or loaf of bread in my hands, staring at the packaging, frown lines etched into my forehead. Yes, I’m a label reader. And I’m sometimes […]

Are You Getting Your 5-A-Day?


We’ve heard it all our lives, starting with our mothers: “Eat your fruit and vegetables!” And as we grew up we saw constant reports from different research groups and the government, exhorting us with the same refrain. But, are most people listening? It would appear that the answer is a resounding no. Sadly, despite the […]

Spring Is The Time for Asparagus


One of my favorite times of the year is spring. I believe a lot of my feelings about this time of the year are connected to childhood memories of gathering wild spring greens and asparagus with my mother. When winter was waning, I would begin to ask my mother when we would stalk wild asparagus. […]

Take Good Care Of Your Aging Brain With Folic Acid


As the population ages, we hear more and more about Alzheimer’s disease, which gradually destroys cognitive function in affected people as they age. Memory and the ability to process new information declines, and the risk of dementia increases. It can become personal when it occurs in your own family. Like an increasing number of people, […]

Another Reason To Enjoy Pistachios, They’re Good For Your Heart


It’s now well established that nuts and seeds are good sources of phytosterols, antioxidant chemicals found in plants that reduce blood cholesterol, and decrease the risk of cancer. Recently, research conducted by the USDA found that pistachios contain very high levels of these compounds. In fact, only wheat germ and sesame seeds have higher levels. […]

Does Diet Help Manage Arthritis?


Like millions of people around the world, I suffer from osteoarthrits (AO) . My first signs were in a knee that had been operated on years ago, for torn cartilage. I learned that the same operation that relieved my pain at one time, was now contributing to painful arthritis in the knee. […]

Living With GERD


Five years ago, I was diagnosed with GERD. At that time, I was more familiar with the term heartburn, but since I never had a burning sensation in my stomach, I never suspected that I might have a serious problem. Occasionally, after a heavy, fatty meal, I would taste something bitter in the back of […]

Have Some Tea, But Hold The Milk


For several years, the drumbeat of praise has been hot and heavy for tea. This age old beverage is now viewed by many researchers as having remarkable powers, able to fight heart disease, lower cholesterol and protect against cancer.
Of the many health claims for tea, the most powerful seems to be it’s ability to fight […]

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain: Tip #10


Now that the end of year holidays are over and the new year is fresh upon us, it’s a good time to review how successful we were in battling holiday weight gain. After-all, other holidays are right around the corner!
Tip#10: Make an honest assessment of your success or failure in controlling holiday weight gain
It is […]

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