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Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 4: Sweet Dreams

Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 4: Sweet Dreams

If I could wave a magic wand, I would give you a good night's sleep.  Every night, for the rest of your life.  Why is this so powerful? Even if you made no other changes to your daily habits, here's what would happen: your overall health, your mood, your energy level...

Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 3: Love & Your Liver

Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 3: Love & Your Liver

What, you may ask, does your liver have to do with your love life? It all comes down to what's in your blood.  And your liver is the clean-up filter for your blood. Basically, the liver's job is to clean up toxins that either enter your body, or are the result of an...

Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 2: Blood Sugar

Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 2: Blood Sugar

Your sex life does NOT have to die a slow death with the passing of time.   A healthy libido is a measure of overall vitality, part of our zest for life.  So it's an important indicator for general happiness. In the last part of this series, we talked about how...

Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 1: Stress

Lost Sight of Your Libido? – Part 1: Stress

Lost sight of your libido?  Don't despair.  This isn't uncommon, and it can be fixed! Your sex drive is dependent on a few key players in the body: - Your stress response- Your blood sugar- Your liver- Your sleep These are related.  Let's look at them in order. First,...

Immune SuperStars

Immune SuperStars

Nothing in the human body functions in isolation, and nowhere is this more true than with your immune system. It’s a complex intermeshing of specialized cell wall barriers and defensive responses that comes initially “from the factory”. Your immune system also learns...

Why What’s in Your Supplement Matters…

Why What’s in Your Supplement Matters…

We have a deeply symbiotic relationship with food.  Our digestive tracts have learned, over thousands and thousands of years, how to extract nutrients from the plants and animals in our environment.  And we do a really amazing job of translating raw...

Top Ten Foods for Protecting Your Skin this Summer

Top Ten Foods for Protecting Your Skin this Summer

When we talk about "feeding" our skin, most of us think of creams and lotions - but what we eat has a huge impact on the health of our skin.  It's easy to forget that our skin is a living, breathing organ!  In fact, it's the biggest organ we have, and we...

Be Nice to Your Feet

Be Nice to Your Feet

Our feet are probably the most abused and unloved parts of the human body. And yet... we are sooo dependent on them for practically everything we do. Giving your feet a little love and a healthy environment is a strategy that will pay you back a...

Recipes

Saturday Soup

You just can't have too many soup recipes!  I particularly like this one, though.  Here's why: - It's based on ingredients I usually have on hand.- It's easy.- It's delicious.- It keeps well.- It's a great background aroma for Saturday morning chores - hence the name....

Perfect Corn on the Cob

Directions: 1. Shuck your corn.   Bring water to a boil in a large pot.   2. Once the water is boiling:- add the corn,- cover the lid,- turn off the heat,- walk away. I'm serious.  Leave it alone.  In ten minutes or so it will be perfect, but it can sit for longer.  ...

Chilled Avocado Cucumber Soup

This one hits all my good buttons: it's fast, easy, delicious, healthy, uses ingredients I usually have on hand, and is open to lots of variants to keep it lively.  Yee-ha! Ingredients:- 2 small avocados- 3 seedless mini cucumbers- Juice of 1/2 large lemon- 1 small...

Onions Take a Starring Role

We tend to think of onions as an ingredient — but rarely give it a starring role on the plate.  Steam-baking brings out the sweetness in this phenomenal root vegetable, which is so beneficial for our health in general.  Anti-microbial, great for the heart,...

Radishes for the Rest of Us

I have always liked the idea of radishes more than the fact of radishes.  They look so colorful in salads, and they're so good for us... but I'm a sweet tooth girl, and I just never really warmed up to radishes of any variety. Until this technique crossed...

Bitters & Beets

I love this kind of combination of contrasts: crunchy, smooth, rich, light, sweet, not-sweet - this salad has it all working, and the result is just fantastic.The ingredient proportions will vary, depending on how many people you are feeding, but you won't...

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