• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

November 25, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Allergies
Allergy symptoms can make you miserable, and in some cases they're life-threatening. Here's some information about allergies and tips on treating allergy symptoms.

Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet
Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

EXPERT ANSWERS
Can honey lessen seasonal allergy symptoms?
Heard the buzz about honey for allergies? Find out if this home remedy works.

Diet soda: Is it bad for you?
Diet soda isn't likely to hurt you, but healthier options abound

HEALTHY RECIPES
Turkey gravy
Glazed turkey breast with fruit stuffing
Wild rice (or quinoa) stuffing
Pumpkin-hazelnut tea cake

stuffed sweet potatoes cut in half on cooking tray with fork and knife on the sideHEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Sweet potatoes: Color yourself healthy!
Why eat sweet potatoes? The deep orange-yellow color of sweet potatoes tells you that they're high in the antioxidant beta carotene. Food sources of beta carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A, may help slow the aging process and reduce the risk of some cancers. Sweet potatoes are also good sources of fiber; vitamins B-6, C and E; folate, and potassium. They're fat-free and relatively low in calories.

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PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud
Grief: Coping with reminders after a loss
Weight training: Do's and don'ts of proper technique
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