Blog Posts by GALTime.com

  • Four SUPERFOOD Super Bowl Recipes

    Make Super Bowl Sunday extra super with these fabulous recipes developed by GALTime's award-winning recipe guru Camilla Saulsbury. They're all rich in superfoods, as well as game day tradition!

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    Superfoods are foods that contain an exceptionally high nutrient content when compared to the amount of calories per serving. Think berries, citrus, cruciferous vegetables, eggs, green foods, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, oats, olives and olive oil, fish rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, orange vegetables, sea vegetables, seeds, soy, tea, tomatoes, turkey, whole grains and yogurt.

    So load up your super-bowls-these dishes give you multiple reasons to cheer!

    Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds

    Buttery avocados are so delicious-especially in my luscious guacamole-and their nutritional profile is phenomenal: they offer 20 vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds that contribute to a healthy diet. Adding fruit to guacamole may sound unusual, but it is an inspired

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  • Fever Fears

    What number does the thermometer have to hit before your child officially has a fever? What's the best type of thermometer to use? When should you head to the doctor's office? MomRN Tamara Walker answers these important questions.

    Fever in children is one of the most common parenting concerns. Fever is also the main reason children are seen in the pediatrician's office. Parents frequently ask the following questions:

    • What temperature means my child has a fever?
    • What is the best way to take a child's temperature?
    • What is the best way to treat a fever?
    • When should you go to the doctor or emergency room?

    It is important to know that the body's normal temperature can vary slightly from person to person and fluctuates naturally during the day. Although 98.6 F (37 C) is considered the "norm", body temperature can vary from 1 to 2 degrees throughout the day. Generally, body temperature is lowest in the early morning and rises slightly throughout the day,

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  • 12 Pitfalls of Divorce

    Valentine's Day is coming. But if the day finds you contemplating a breakup instead of a brilliant night of romance, listen up. Anyone on the road to divorce knows (or needs to know) there are more pitfalls than you can even wrap your head around. Things are rocky emotionally and, usually, financially. Truth is, money woes can be crushing. Proper planning can make a big difference. Here's important information for all women whose relationships are in trouble:


    An excerpt from the seminar "Second Saturday: What Women Need to Know About Divorce", WIFE.org

    Each year, nearly 2.8 million men and women go through the emotional and financial trauma of divorce. During divorce, many women are concerned about financial survival-and with good reason. Studies show that in the first year after divorce, the wife's standard of living may drop almost 27 percent while the husband's may increase by as much as 10 percent.

    Many factors combine to lower women's standard of living after

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  • Are You Afraid To Eat?

    With all the news about food recalls, are you afraid to eat?
    864,000 pounds of ground beef recalled. Raw cookie dough pulled from shelves. 248,000 pounds of steak potentially contaminated. The reason: E. coli. All three cases happened in the past month alone. Now, the latest: more than 1 million pounds of salami products recalled after a salmonella scare. It's nerve wracking for many consumers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 76,000,000 cases of foodborne illness are reported every year. Most are mild and the government continues to work to keep the food supply safe. But, with recalls making headlines, it's forcing people to look for ways to be proactive. GALTime.com nutritionist and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association Elisa Zied is here with steps to lower your risk on getting sick from food:


    Recently, the Centers for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) released a list of the 10 FDA-regulated foods that account for about 40

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  • Pop the Cork! Is Bubbly Good For You?


    Just in time for Valentine's Day, could champagne be as good for your heart as your love life? GALTime.com's wine expert Amy Reiley says bubbly is bursting with promise:


    Anyone who has followed my syndicated, monthly wine column, Woman on Wine, knows I have a weakness for champagne. (In truth, my desire extends to all sparkling wine; I just prefer the sound of the word champagne. The word alone conjures a festive air, doesn't it?)

    Besides celebrating a fresh, New Year, this January, we have a brilliant excuse to pop corks and toast with relish. Thanks to a University of Reading study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, we now know that Sparkling Wine can benefit the heart in the same way as red wine. And so it is for our hearts that I dedicate this to the drink of amore, champagne.

    Champagne's aphrodisiac reputation is very much intertwined with its history as the drink of celebration. It is also much loved as an aphrodisiac of inhibition. With its stream of

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  • MASSIVE Toyata Recall


    Toyota today recalled 2.3 million cars and trucks to fix potentially faulty accelerator pedals that have led to numerous reports of dangerous acceleration and runaway vehicles. This is in addition to an earlier, on-going recall of more than 4 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles for what the company called "risk of pedal entrapment" due to out-of-place floor mats. In a press release TMS Group Vice President Irv Miller said, "In recent months, Toyota has investigated isolated reports of sticking accelerator pedal mechanisms in certain vehicles without the presence of floor mats. Our investigation indicates that there is a possibility that certain accelerator pedal mechanisms may, in rare instances, mechanically stick in a partially depressed position or return slowly to the idle position. Consistent with our commitment to the safety of our cars and our customers, we have initiated this voluntary recall action."
    For a list of vehicles, click here

    Related:
    Car Recalls. Why You MUST Speak Up!

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  • Thanks to John Edwards -- A Closer Look at Infidelity... AGAIN!

    Former Democratic Presidential Candidate John Edwards admitted early today that he DID father the 2-year-old daughter of the former staffer with whom he had an affair. (Raise your hand if you're shocked. Didn't think so! ) Edwards admitted in 2008 after his failed presidential bid to having an affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter but strongly denied fathering the baby, Frances Quinn Hunter. Today, In a statement made exclusively to NBC News, Edwards said:

    "I am Quinn's father. I will do everything in my power to provide her with the love and support she deserves. I have been able to spend time with her during the past year and trust that future efforts to show her the love and affection she deserves can be done privately and in peace.

    It was wrong for me ever to deny she was my daughter and hopefully one day, when she understands, she will forgive me. I have been providing financial support for Quinn and have reached an agreement with her mother to continue

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  • Exotic Spice Cookies: Food Network Winner

    Recipe superstar Camilla Saulsbury of Camilla's Shortcut Kitchen has a string of awards, but says she treasures her prize cookie recipe most of all:

    I am 100 percent certain that all of my years of developing, testing, and writing the hundreds of shortcut cookie recipes for my books led directly to my dreaming up what, for me, was the ultimate cookie: a quick and easy spice cookie with exotic flair in the forms of a sprinkle of cardamom, a splash of rosewater, and a few turns of freshly cracked pepper. What sweet satisfaction it was to have my very favorite cookie chosen as the grand prize winner in the Food Network's Ultimate Recipe Showdown in 2008, earning me a perfect score of 100 points, $25,000, and the ultimate cookie bragging rights.

    Exotic Spice Cookies with Ginger, Cardamom, and Rose Water

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    2¼ cups all-purpose flour
    2¼ teaspoons ground ginger
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom
    ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon

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  • The Most Anticipated Movies of 2010

    I'm such a movie buff, and it's not JUST for the popcorn (although, that's part of it.) There's a lot of buzz about this year's potential blockbusters. We turned to Cole Abaius of the Film School Rejects for the most anticipated flicks of the year:


    With the debates still raging on about the quality of last year's films, I'd like to take a look ahead to the future. In fact, considering the year we just had, I've been looking ahead to 2010 ever since January of 2009. Don't get me wrong. The movies were great, but it was really tough for me to keep up with movie news while I was out panhandling on I-35. Not to mention dangerous.

    Hopefully our country's fair citizens will have to panhandle no more forever, but instead of rambling off into tangents about the state of our economy, let's escape a little bit into the future. A peaceful place where everyone gets a puppy, a flying car, and these movies:

    30. The Green Hornet

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    Release Date: December 10

    The

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  • Stress and Kids: What's Normal? What's Not?

    When it comes to stress and kids-- what's normal and what's not? GALTime Family Therapist Sally Souliere, MSW LICSW, says it's not always easy to tell.

    A certain level of stress and worry is normal and healthy for children. In fact, it's officially called "eustress", which is healthy stress or stress that gives positive feelings. This type of stress is often a result of trying new things, maintaining friendships and engaging in daily routines. Eustress propels children forward and gives them a sense of fulfillment. We don't worry about eustress. We do worry about "distress". Distress occurs when a child is unable to adapt to or becomes overwhelmed with life situations or responsibilites. Distress typically has negative implications for children and needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Even the youngest of children can be impacted emotionally, behaviorally and physically by stress.

    Related: Detecting Stress In Your Kids

    Some typical behaviors that may indicate

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