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Karen Owoc

Editor in chief

I’m an ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist, nutrition health educator, TV health and lifestyle expert, creator of Crave Healthy™, certified trainer at Brain Boot Camp, speaker, and author of my upcoming book, “Athletes in Aprons”.

Latest Articles

Can Enzyme Supplements Prevent Gray Hair?

UPDATE: Thousands of enzymes are manufactured by the cells in all living matter with each having a specific purpose. All chemical reactions in the...

How to Prevent Aging and Cancer (Synthetic Fragrances)

UPDATE: Artificial fragrances are synthetically-derived substances used solely to impart an odor.  They are a common offender of adverse allergic reactions. In a study by the...

Hawaiian Tofu Salmon 7-Layer Salad

Here's the perfect summer salad that's as colorful as nutritious. This Hawaiian-style seven-layer salad is a meal in itself and easy to make. The light...

How to Prevent Gray Hair

UPDATE: Hair is initially white (no pigment) and gets its natural color from a type of pigment called melanin. Melanin begins forming (melanogenesis) in...

Bruschetta with Garden Tomatoes and Basil

UPDATE: Bruschetta  (pronounced "brusketta") is a healthy snack or appetizer and easy to make. (Chopping tomatoes required, but can be therapeutic.) If you're so lucky to...

How to Prevent Cancer (Soap and Animal Fats)

Q: What's the difference between the more expensive soap made with vegetable oils and the cheaper commercial brands of soap? ~ D.W., Los Angeles,...

Sodium Benzoate | How to Prevent Aging and Cancer

UPDATE: Sodium benzoate (also known as E211) is a chemical preservative used to help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus in acidic products....

What’s In Artificial Food Coloring?

Q: What's in the artificial dyes that are used to color our food? ~ C.O., San Ramon, CA A: Synthetic colors used to make products...