Warning: dehydration ahead

Warning: dehydration ahead Water is one of the few absolute essentials for our bodies. As the summer months have painfully reminded us, water plays a crucial role in regulating body temperature. In addition to carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells, another indispensable task of water is to dissolve food’s minerals and nutrients so they… [Read More]

Be Aware of Myomas

Uterine fibroids, also called myomas, are smooth, benign tumors that often appear during childbearing years. Many women have them sometime during their lives but usually they don’t know because there are often no symptoms. Myomas are composed partly of muscle tissue. They seldom develop in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. When they… [Read More]

Catching a Cold When It’s Warm

What’s the Deal with Summertime Sniffles? Most everyone looks forward to summer—time to get away, get outside and have some fun. So what could be more unfair than catching a cold when it’s warm? How can cold symptoms arise when it’s not cold and flu season? Is there any way to dodge the summertime sniffles?… [Read More]

Syrniki – Túró pancakes

Syrniki (Сырники) Russian Syrniki, pronounced SYR-nee-kee, where y in ”SYR” sounds like the start of Syria and the end like the first name of the bass player for Mötley Crüe. Made from túró, which some people call quark or farmer’s cheese, a thick patty is made and fried into a delicious snack. When done well… [Read More]

Avoid Those Bites

Diseases transmitted by ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are becoming more dangerous and far more numerous nowadays. Between 2004 and 2016, transmitted diseases tripled to nearly 650,000 cases in the United States, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds. The report published at the end of April says there are… [Read More]

Creamy Chicken Marsala

A couple of months ago we had a recipe for Chicken Piccata that was so simple you could whip up this tasty dish almost any night. Here is another one that’s just as easy to pull off, and you’ll probably find yourself adding it to your regular dinner schedule rather than just on special occasions:… [Read More]

Pebbles in Your Plumbing

Have you ever heard that passing a kidney stone is more painful than giving birth? Each year, more than 1 million people in the U.S. rush to the emergency room with pain caused by a kidney stone. Kidney stones are hard, pebble-like pieces of material that form in one or both kidneys. They’re caused by… [Read More]

Arthritis Is a Pain in The….Joint.

Understanding the Different Types of Arthritis Arthritis is as old as mankind itself (maybe even older). We can tell it’s been there all along from the kind of injuries we’ve found in the joints of prehistoric skeleton remains. Sooner or later we will all have some kind of problem with our joints, and, in many cases,… [Read More]

PCOS – a common female endocrine disorder

Have you been struggling with your weight from a young age? Have you noticed irregularities in your menstrual cycles? Have you been screened for PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome? Although PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders, affecting 1 out of 15 women, its underlying causes are somewhat mysterious. It appears… [Read More]


Spring has sprung and the grass is starting to rise. With warmer spring weather -hopefully- just around the corner, the annual push of spring seasonal produce is upon us. I love getting in seasonal produce. After a long, cold (ok, it wasn’t that cold) Hungarian winter, devoid of fresh vegetables, it’s nice to finally get… [Read More]