Zorba Tests A Listener's Homemade Soap
Friday, April 8, 2016, 5:15pm
A loyal listener in New York sent Zorba and Tom a care package stocked with soap that he made in his kitchen. He calls it "old-fashioned soap" because he used glycerin in the soap's ingredients. In modern industrial soap-making, the glycerin is usually separated from the soap to be resold and used in a wide variety of areas such as for personal care products, pharmaceuticals and ... explosives. The video shows Zorba testing out the soap's lather qualities and overall effectiveness.
Consumer Reports and Consumer Labs
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 12:00pm
Zorba recommends heading to ConsumerReports.org or ConsumerLab.com to be an active patient and get unbiased reports.
Grammar Police Theme Song
Friday, November 1, 2013, 11:15am
If you've been listening to the show lately you may have heard our new Grammar Police theme song. Here's a link so you can play it whenever your friend or co-worker corrects you...
The Egg Yolk Trick
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 5:15pm
A recipe for Creamy Corn Pudding called for four eggs, divided. Tom wondered how you divide an egg! So in this RIVETING VIDEO, Zorba demonstrates a nifty egg yolk separation trick that employs a used plastic water bottle. Big thanks to Joe in Franklin, WI for sending us this helpful culinary feat!
Mediterranean Diet Information
Sunday, September 1, 2013, 12:00pm
Zorba often recommends the "Mediterranean Diet" as his top heart-healthy diet to follow. Here's a link from the Mayo Clinic to learn more about the diet and a chart that outlines the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid that Zorba mentioned on the show.
Ankle Sprain Info and Treatment
Monday, July 1, 2013, 4:05pm
Zorba was chatting with one of our listeners who had just recently suffered a severe ankle sprain.
The Low Oxalate Diet
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:30pm
Zorba mentioned a study on the oxalate content of foods. Here's more information from the Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation.
Monday, April 1, 2013, 12:30pm
For those of you who suffer from neck pain, Zorba recommends taking time out to stop and stretch out your neck. Do stretching excercises at work or almost anywhere !
Here's another helpful site .
Sleep Hygiene And Insomnia
Friday, March 1, 2013, 12:45pm
Kick insomnia to the curb with these helpful hints that Zorba recommends. And for more information, he recommends this information from the Mayo Clinic. Always use the bedroom (and bed) for sleeping. Absolutely NO TV when trying to sleep. Make sure your bed coverings are comfortable to you.
Controlling Your Blood Pressure
Friday, February 1, 2013, 2:30pm
Zorba recommends a drastic reduction in salt in your diet, cutting back on the alcohol and making sure to get plenty of exercise even if you're at a healthy weight. He also recommends, especially if you're at risk, to monitor your BP at home with a high quality device. Finally, if the...
Tuesday, January 1, 2013, 2:45pm
Zorba recently discussed sciatic pain and promised to post a link with stretches that could help sciatic pressure. Here is the article from spine-health.com.
Susie's Summer Muesli
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 5:15pm
This recipe includes rolled oats, lowfat milk, honey, yogurt, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds and fresh cut fruit! Mix all ingredients together. Add yogurt and honey to taste.
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 11:00am
Zorba recommends exercising your Achilles tendon if you have tendonitis in that region. Here is a site with exercises you can do at home to help you recover or strengthen your Achille's tendon to get you back on the court, field, or game of life! And here's a great and recent article by the...
Research on Cereals With Folic Acid
Saturday, September 1, 2012, 1:25pm
Which cereals are high in folic acid and which cereals aren't? Check out this comprehensive list of which cereals do and don't!
No-knead Pizza Dough
Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 2:05pm
Sick of knead pizza dough when cooking from scratch? Check out this video to learn an easy No-Knead Pizza Dough recipe!
Caring For Plantar Fasciitis
Sunday, July 1, 2012, 2:45pm
Zorba has helped a lot of listeners who have been battling plantar fasciitis. He recommends NEVER walking around barefoot (even in the shower) and properly stretching and taping your feet....
Tips for Condensed Soy Milk
Friday, June 1, 2012, 2:55pm
Take a look at a few listener tips for making homemade soy milk. "Instead of boiling the (soy) milk, blend it with silken tofu...."