The headlines say it all:
“Flu season off to an early–and nasty–start” – CBS News
This time of year, the halls, the malls, and many American kitchens are thick with the scent of cinnamon. The flavor and aroma trigger warm memories of childhood, recalling cinnamon in spiced teas and ciders, sprinkled over sugar cookies, or dusted atop a glass of eggnog.
The construction of chairs and sofas today is much different from that of a few decades ago. Every one of them is overstuffed, sending the not-so-subtle message: come, sit, stay in super-relaxing comfort.
Approximately one percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, and their reaction to the gluten in even a small crouton can be diarrhea, abdominal bloating and pain, fatigue, seizures or migraines, severe weight loss, and many other unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms.
Health fads come and go. Some celebrity finds a diet or exercise routine or substance that he or she swears is medicine’s cure-all and Fountain of Youth, and suddenly it seems the whole world can’t talk about anything else.