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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
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Four Food Trends to Try in 2015

January 8, 2015 1:15 am

Is Paleo out? Are we eating carbs yet? Is kale still the queen of green? Nutrition preferences will remain largely health-conscious in 2015, according to Pollock Communications’ annual What’s Trending in Nutrition Survey. Clean labels, convenience, cost and taste will continue to dictate consumer choices when shopping for healthy foods.

What’s on deck for this year? The results are in:
• Superfoods. Seeds, nuts, Greek yogurt, kale, coconut products and avocado remain the prevailing food choices for consumers.

• Green tea. When it comes to better beverages, green tea received the highest marks. Dieticians also recommend the drink for its myriad health benefits.

• Good-for-you proteins. Most consumers rank animal-based proteins, such as meat, fish and poultry, high on their list of quality foods. Fish, eggs, legumes and soy are also popular proteins.

• Ancient grains. Consumers and dieticians agree that ancient grains such as quinoa, amaranth, spelt and freekeh will be on many grocery lists this year.
Source: Pollock Communications

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Burst Pipes May Cause More Damage Than You Think

January 8, 2015 1:15 am

Each winter, frozen and burst pipes result in billions of dollars in property damage for homeowners. Aside from water wreaking havoc, environmental organization Clark Sief Clark (CSC) cautions that other issues, such as mold, can also add to mounting costs for repairs.

As water freezes, it expands and can put tremendous pressure on both metal and plastic pipes. If a pipe does break, supply lines can easily release hundreds of gallons or more of water each day. This water will gradually make its way to the lowest elevation it can reach – second floor incidents, for example, can cause water damage on lower levels of the property, including basements and crawl spaces.

Along with the destruction caused by broken pipes to materials and furnishing, mold can also quickly begin to grow in damp conditions. The presence of mold can impact the indoor air quality, triggering everything from allergies to asthma. Some types of mold are even known to cause infections in people with weak immune systems.

“In addition to concerns over the presence of mold in a property that has suffered damage due to a burst pipe, many older properties still contain asbestos and lead-based paints that can be an issue for anyone in the area during cleanup and repair activities,” says Franco Seif, CSC.

Source: CSC

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