Want to lower your blood pressure? Participants who followed a plant-based diet, from vegan to pescatarian to semi-vegetarian, reported lower blood pressure readings than meat eaters. In an interview with U.S. News, study author Neal Barnard, founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, explained how to naturally lower your blood pressure. Blood pressure […]
Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak may be the stuff of fiction, but a real costume that claims to make its wearer invisible was released today (April 1). Produced by the costume company Morphsuits and designed by former NASA scientist Mark Rober, the “Hollow Man Morphsuit” uses sophisticated image projection and “light-bending” technology to render its wearer […]
LEE CITIZENS ENCOURAGED TO PREPARE FOR ANNUAL LETTER CARRIER FOOD DRIVE ON MAY 10 Northerners who are returning home prior to May 10 may drop off their contributions at any post office for this food drive. Food may also be left at Uncle Bob’s storage areas at 3780 Central Ave., 3111 Cleveland Ave., […]
Free Autism Screening for Young Children (Fort Myers, Fla. – Apr. 1, 2014) — Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida, offers a free monthly autism spectrum disorder screening for toddlers 18 months to five years of age. The next screening on the Ronald McDonald […]
Pop icon Elton John says he will tie the knot with partner David Furnish now that his native Britain has legalized gay marriage. “But we will do it and it will be a joyous occasion,” John added. The couple, who have two children together, entered into a civil partnership in 2005. We shouldn’t just say, […]
This cruciferous veggie is packed with important nutrients, including B vitamins, manganese, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin K. One cup provides about 25 calories and 10 percent of your daily fiber, so use it to replace more high-calorie choices, say registered dietitian siblings Tammy Lakatos Shames and Elysse Lakatos, authors of “The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie […]
The McPherson family lost a lot in the devastating mudslide in Oso, Wash., on Saturday. Helen and Irene McPherson are still missing their sister, Linda, and their family home and farm of five generations was washed away.