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Breakfast: You need to eat it!

Breakfast: You need to eat it!

Here’s why: • Breakfast provides you with the energy and nutrients that you need to get moving into your day – regardless of what you have on the calendar. • Studies show that breakfast can be important in maintaining a healthy body weight. • Eating breakfast helps...

Winter defenses: Simple strategies to boost your immune system

Winter defenses: Simple strategies to boost your immune system

Here are some simple strategies to boost your immune system in the winter. Gargle – A warm salt water gargle 2 – 3 times a week can ward off a nasty sore throat before it starts. Use organic sea salt to make a mildly salty solution. Humidify your air – Cold viruses...

Walking is wonderful: Here’s why

Walking is wonderful: Here’s why

In case you need a reason to go for a walk, consider these benefits for your health and happiness: 1. A 10 to 20 minute walk at a brisk pace boosts your energy level for the day, and it has a very positive effect on your mood. 2. It’s a low impact exercise that is...

The Skinny on Stool

The Skinny on Stool

The quality of your stool says a lot about you: what you’re eating, what you’re not eating, and how well or badly your gut flora and gut wall are able to process your food. Your food is your energy source, so it’s a critical factor in your vitality. Moreover, a large...

The Lymphatic System

The Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is a hidden powerhouse in the body’s self-regulating activity. It has multiple roles, but its primary job is as the body’s sanitation engineer. Arterial blood leaves the heart loaded with oxygen. Once that oxygen is delivered to the cells, 90% of...

Real-life Ergonomics

Real-life Ergonomics

One of the classic definitions of ergonomics is “the science of designing user interaction with equipment and workplaces to fit the user”. Whew! That wording is fairly confusing for most of us, and the alternate “human factors” isn’t all that clear either. Just a...

Powerhouse Immune Boosters

Powerhouse Immune Boosters

Blueberries – Anti-oxidant, anti-aging; neuro-protective; anti-cancer; supports digestion; heart protective; nutrient-dense; delicious source of healthy fiber Chiles – Excellent source of beta-carotene; promotes healthy mucous membranes; contains capsaicin,...

Headaches: The gift nobody wants

Headaches: The gift nobody wants

The plain fact is that no one welcomes a headache. Or pain anywhere, for that matter. And why would we? Pain gets in the way of whatever we’re doing, or thinking, or thinking about doing. At the very best, a headache is downright inconvenient.   So why...

Recipes

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...

Easy Roast Vegetables

Spring is one of those yo-yo seasons when you can find yourself hankering for warming comfort foods. I love roast vegetables for a lot of reasons: they're tasty, they're easy, they're healthy, and possibly best of all — they "scale up" easily so you can cook up a big...

A Beautiful Salad That’s Good for You

Here's a delicious, healthy salad that can be expanded to accommodate a large crowd.  Not only is it tasty, it's full of colorful and immune-boosting foods — always a plus.  Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 c organic spinach or mixed baby greens 2 ribs organic celery*, chopped 1...

Combating COVID-19 with Lovely Soup

There's nothing like chicken soup... When you need to comfort the inner you and boost your immune system, chicken soup is a wonderful standby.  This is easy and delicious, and good even when you're not ailing! Ingredients:2 - 3 TB extra virgin olive oil1 small onion,...

Watermelon, Feta and Parsley Salad

Ingredients:- 3 to 4 cups peeled and cubed watermelon, seeds removed- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese- 1/3 cup finely sliced flat-leaf parsley- Juice of 1 limeInstructions:1. Arrange the watermelon cubes on plates or a large platter.2. Sprinkle with the feta...

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