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Global recession has caused many consumer goods, particularly
food items, to increase while wages and salaries have been
stagnant. Although the current financial crisis may look somewhat
bleak or depressing, families, especially those in which children are
present, need to ensure that in addition to saving money, the health
needs of all the family members are met. This issue of Nyam News
will give you the tools to tailor-make a plan for you and your family.

It is well established that an adequate intake of the mineral calcium is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Did you know that calcium also plays an important role in other systems in the body? It circulates in the blood to carry out important functions relating to the clotting of blood, regulation of muscle contraction, transmission of nerve impulses, and maintaining a steady heartbeat.

In this follow-up issue, herbs (and some spices) used in the Caribbean have been compiled into a table describing the herb as well as it culinary and medicinal uses.
Cardiovascular disease accounts for most deaths in the Caribbean. Many of these diseases are preventable by actions of major risk factors including unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and smoking.

Ever wonder what’s this fuss over organic foods? The term organic
usually refers to the way in which famers grow and process their
agriculture produce, such as meats, fruits, vegetables, grains and
dairy products. Organic foods are foods that are grown without
chemical or genetic modification.

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