Resources for Healthy Living

Short-Circuiting Fear

Short-Circuiting Fear

We are hard-wired for fear. This is very old behavior, and it's protective. As a species, we have very poor defenses! That's why we've developed our brains and become super predators. But we still have the ancient protective wiring in the brain stem. Here's what...

What’s Your Manicure Hiding From You?

What’s Your Manicure Hiding From You?

Vital information about the state of your health is literally at the tips of your fingers!  The state of your nails can reveal dietary deficiencies, circulatory problems, the toxic effects of stress or exposure to chemicals, and even the state of your emotional...

The Knack of the Nap

The Knack of the Nap

The concept of the Power Nap has been kicking around for quite a while.  Anyone who’s felt the benefits of a refreshing nap can testify to how energizing it can be.   But a nap can also leave you feeling groggy and disoriented.  How can we hit that sweet...

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep is our body’s repair time, so compromised sleep is a significant health risk.  If you are having trouble sleeping, identifying the cause is the very first step.  The mechanical factors are easier to deal with, so let’s start there. How old is your mattress? If...

Top Ten Brain Friendly Behaviors

Top Ten Brain Friendly Behaviors

This information comes from many brilliant sources, and was put into the Top Ten format by Jim Kwik, the memory & learning expert.  Here's my summary: A brain boosting dietWhole foods, lots of fresh vegetables, healthy fats, small amounts of clean...

Top Ten Brain Boosting Foods

Top Ten Brain Boosting Foods

Blueberries Anti-oxidant & anti-aging; neuro-protective; anti-cancer; supports digestion; heart protective; nutrient dense; healthy fiber Avocados Healthy monosaturated fat; contains lots of vitamin E and glutathione Broccoli Cancer-protective; supports...

The Cardiologist’s Top Twelve for a Healthy Heart

The Cardiologist’s Top Twelve for a Healthy Heart

We celebrate the heart in February because of Valentine's Day, but every month is heart month!  Here's a great list of heart-loving foods that Stephen Sinatra, MD likes, and you will too! Asparagus Rich in folic acid, vitamin C, and glutathione precursors, for...

Spicing Up Staples – 2 Cabbage Recipes

Cabbage is one of the most under-appreciated members of the brassica family (which includes broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, Brussel sprouts, bok choy and chard).All the brassicas have powerful anti-cancer properties, with a phenomenal ability to...

Two Happy Snacks – Spiced & Sweet

The problem with most healthy snacks is that, for many of us, they just don't have the "zing" of the massively sweet, massively salty, chemical-laden products of the snack foods industry.  The horrible downside of those products is that high-sugar,...

Kale with Bacon

You may have heard me talk about bacon as one of the healthy fats I recommend be part of your diet.  Shocked?  Read on...Bacon is a saturated fat, and like butter, you want to use it in moderation.  But used sparingly, bacon adds delicious flavor and taste...

Confetti Kale Salad with Wild Blueberries & Pecans

This is a delicious and festive salad, which is a hit with people who don't even really like kale.  It does take a lot of chopping, though, so I tend to make it as a party take-along dish.  Chopping aside, it is super easy to make, and pairs well with practically...

Spring Salmon with Asparagus

This is a beautiful pairing, and very festive as well as healthy. Enjoy! Ingredients:3/4 lb. (12 oz.) asparagus, ends trimmed1 shallot, sliced or finely chopped onion4 Tbsp. olive oil, dividedSalt and freshly ground pepper to taste4 (¼-lb.) fillets center-cut salmon...

Curried Egg Salad

Eggs are a symbol of new beginnings in many traditions, but they are under-appreciated as a nutritional powerhouse.  Super rich in immune-supportive vitamin A, eggs are not the cholesterol threat you may have been told (see below). Here's a fast and economical way to...

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