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Nonna Joann’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Nonna Joann • December 24th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Nonna’s Ten ‘Worst’ Foods of the Decade Part 2
Our food supply has become so polluted that it’s difficult to discern what’s a whole food and what’s not. I’ve divided my ‘Top 10 Worst Foods of the Decade’ in half. Today’s blog contains the second half: 5 through 1.
Click Here to see Part One. [...]

The Decade’s Top 10 ‘Worst’ Foods

Nonna Joann • December 22nd, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Part 1
How Did I Choose the Foods On Nonna’s ‘Worst’ Foods List?
I must admit this list was harder to put together than I first thought. Our food supply is mostly processed and when you’re talking about processed anything, well, it’s just not healthy. I decided to pick the most common horrible foods I could think [...]

Keep Kids Healthy with Probiotics

Nonna Joann • November 10th, 2009 • Food as Medicine

When I speak to groups, one of the most asked about subjects is probiotics. Probiotics are the friendly or good bacteria in our guts. They are said to help prevent and relieve allergies, yeast infections, eczema, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowl syndrome, urinary tract infections, colic, asthma, autoimmune diseases, constipation, diarrhea and even cancer. There’s new evidence [...]

What If You Get The Flu?

Nonna Joann • September 10th, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 5 of 5
This is the fifth part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
What are flu symptoms?
swine flu, H1N1, is a contagious respiratory disease, caused by an influenza virus affecting pigs and contains genetic material of bird and pig versions of the flu. Symptoms include a fever of more [...]

H1N1 Vaccine Questions

Nonna Joann • September 8th, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 4 of 5
This is the fourth part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
A Shot in the Dark

The H1N1 flu virus has been around for decades in various strains. Each year different flu viruses combine, that’s why a new vaccine is required annually.
June 11, 2009 The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the [...]

Veggies Keep Your Immune System Strong

Nonna Joann • September 3rd, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 3 of 5
This is the third part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
A Healthy Diet for a Strong Immune System

The best flu prevention strategy is regular exercise, sufficient sleep, proper hygiene
(hand washing), and good nutrition. A healthy diet, packed with vitamins and nutrients, including immune-boosting foods such as fish, [...]

Avoid Flu Germs with Clean Hands

Nonna Joann • September 1st, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 2 of 5
This is the second part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.

Three Healthy Habits for Healthy Kids

Germs are a big concern with flu season upon us. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Especially this year with the swine flu, H1N1, parents can take simple precautions to [...]

Preparing For Flu Season

Nonna Joann • August 27th, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 1 of 5
This is the first part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
Swine Flu Pandemic or Not? 
Health experts are warning that the swine flu or H1N1outbreak is likely to intensify this autumn. Indications last spring were that H1N1 could be the worst flu strain we’ve seen in years. [...]

Keep Produce Happy

Nonna Joann • August 6th, 2009 • Stretch Grocery $$$

Especially in these uncertain economic times, you’ll ultimately save your grocery dollars when you eat all your produce. Spoiled produce is money down the drain.
Keep Produce Fresher, Longer
1. You may think your kids fight a lot, but fruit and veggies don’t like each other at all! They’re constantly fighting in your refrigerator! The solution is to separate them. [...]

Taking Candy from a Baby

Nonna Joann • July 7th, 2009 • Horrible Foods

Summer’s Memory-Making Foods
My recent blog,
Summer Food Fun, was written as a response to a mom’s question on She exemplified the problem parents face with finding healthy and easy snacks. We often rely on processed snacks, just because they’re convenient. Although, I offered numerous tasty suggestions for healthy munching, there was at least one who was unimpressed.
Rita left this comment on my Summer [...]