• By Dana Sparks

Monday's Housecall

August 26, 2013

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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Sleep tips: 7 steps to better sleep
Better sleep can be yours! Consider sleep tips for the weary.

Slide show: 10 great health foods
Add these nutritious foods to the menu and give your diet a healthy boost.

EXPERT ANSWERS
Ozone air purifiers: Can they improve asthma symptoms?
Ozone air purifiers don't reduce asthma symptoms. In fact, they can make asthma worse

HEALTHY RECIPESHeartshaped bowl of oatmeal, nuts and berries
Grilled chicken breasts with roasted yellow tomato sauce
Green smoothie
Grilled flank steak salad with roasted corn vinaigrette
Barley and roasted tomato risotto

HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Top 5 foods to lower your cholesterol
A few tweaks to your diet may be enough to lower your cholesterol to a healthy level and help you stay off medications. Consider adding these cholesterol-lowering foods to your diet:
1. Oatmeal and oat bran.
2. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts.
3. Fish - mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon.
4. Olive oil.
5. Foods fortified with plant sterols or stanols, such as margarines, orange juice and yogurt drinks.

 

PLUS ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Bladder stones
Children and sports: Choices for all ages
Rhinoplasty
Vaccines: Keep your child's shots on track

NOW BLOGGING
Nutrition-wise: Is the family dinner a thing of the past?
Don't give up on the family dinner. Eating together as a family at least three times a week has important health benefits.

 

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