To Your Health: Detoxing the myths of so-called cleanse diets

By Leia Kedem

Cleanses and detox diets take many shapes and forms, but are similar in that they claim to remove toxins from the body and cause drastic weight loss. Many people even report high levels of energy and euphoria as well as feeling more spiritual overall. Sounds good, right?

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My Amish Home: Life is looking up: Things working again

"My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the Lord loveth, he correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding." Proverbs 3:11-13

Meg Makes: Turning leftovers into warming soup

My husband dreamed up this recipe, with the goal of using a leftover can of black-eyed peas from New Year's and some uncooked bacon in our refrigerator.

He originally thought it would be chili, but it turned into more of a tortilla soup.

Community supported ag fair set for Urbana

URBANA — The people behind the Market at the Square are holding their first agriculture fair on Wednesday afternoon.

The first Market at the Square Community Supported Agriculture Fair has been set for 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St., Urbana.

My Amish Home: Frigid weather stirs up cold memories

"To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth." 2 Corinthians 10:16-18

Winter is here! Icy, blasting, frigid wind. At least it is sunny. But, oh my, it is soooo cold!

Meg Makes: Italian meatballs expanded into a loaf

My husband, Rob, makes mean Italian meatballs. (I've already shared that recipe.)

He recently took that approach a step further, added olives and created this meatloaf. It's certainly easier and faster than making meatballs and was sincerely delicious.

My Amish Home: Thoughts of family members fill new year

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you." 1 Peter 1: 3-4.

Meg Makes: I eat well with a little help from my friends

If you're looking for a warm dinner this month that's also decently healthy, I've got just the thing for you, thanks to a friend's husband.