Ingredients: Makes 6 to 8 side-dish servings
•1/2 head cabbage/napa cabbage, coarsely shredded
•4 stalks bok choy or 1 head baby bok choy, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
•1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin rounds
•1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 2-inch-long thin strips
What are natural sugars that are not from sugar cane? Xylitol, Stevia, Agave Nectar...there are so many alternatives. What are their positive properties? And, what should you watch out for? Here is a comprehensive chart that breaks down the positive attributes as well as the limitations of natural sugars. View/Download
All that we consider today as nutrition is really just a secondary source of energy.
Think back to a time when you were passionately in love. Everything was exciting. Colors were vivid. You were floating on air, gazing into your lover’s eyes. Your lover's touch and your shared feelings of exhilaration were enough to sustain you. You forgot about food and were high on life.
So often we eat mindlessly. We stuff food into our mouths while working on the computer, watching TV, or on the run. The pleasure of eating lies in slowing down and fully experiencing all of the elements of food. Take some time to explore each of the following during your next meal and notice the difference.
Practical tips on how to create and sustain a robust immune system this season and beyond!
The season is changing and the temperature is cooling as we enter into the drier seasons of the year. Which means our immune system will require some extra attention.
It can be scary to think about getting sick/flu with flu shot stations everywhere on the background. It's enough to drive us running to our local clinics/grocery stores or even airports for a flu shot!
Enjoy diversity, Eat variously, & Alternate bi-monthly!
• Apples, pears, frozen grapes
• sweet potato chips
• nuts and seeds: pine, macadamia, almonds, pumpkin/sunflower seeds, etc.plain carrots: particularly the super sweet, organic baby carrots
• crunchy crudités of veggies and dip (hummus, tabouli, vinaigrette, favorite dressing)
• celery and almond/sunflower butter or tahini (use non-hydrogenated butter)
• hummus with whole GF toast, carrots, celery, cucumber,daikon,greens,seaweed sheets
What is Heartburn?
There are many types of heartburn, but most commonly the acid burning feeling is part of a condition known as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). This is caused by stomach acid building up in the stomach and refluxing or moving up into the esophagus, irritating the esophageal lining. This can cause burning, an acid taste in the mouth, coughing, wheezing, hoarseness, ulcers, cancer and/or pain.
GERD is a chronic problem.
Dairy products can contribute to heart disease
• Whole milk dairy products are very high in cholesteroI'. Your body does not need all of this cholesterol because the liver is designed to make it for you. When you combine the large amount of cholesterol that whole milk has with the large amount of sugar (lactose) that whole milk has, your body responds by absorbing the fats and cholesterol into the bloodstream. This causes plaque' to form on the artery walls and occlusions of these arteries begin to form.
Create a condiment tray for your table so that you and your family can personalize every meal. Lazy Susans are perfect for storing all the different condiments on your table. Here are some recommended condiments worthy of experimentation. Feel free to add your favorites. (use “healthy versions” of below items)
Artichokes and beans may not be at the top of your list of favorite foods, but when it comes to antioxidants, these veggies earn a coveted place. They are among a growing variety of foods found to contain surprisingly high levels of these disease-fighting compounds, according to a new USDA study, which researchers say is the largest, most comprehensive analysis to date of the antioxidant content of commonly consumed foods.
Sometimes, I feel that my life is a series of trapeze swings. I'm either hanging on to a trapeze bar swinging along or, for a few moments, I'm hurdling across space between the trapeze bars.
Mostly, I spend my time hanging on for dear life to the trapeze bar of the moment. It carries me along a certain steady rate of swing and I have the feeling that I'm in control. I know most of the right questions, and even some of the right answers. But once in a while, as I'm merrily, or not so merrily, swinging along, I look ahead of me into the distance, and what do I see?
Makes about 1 cups (8 servings)
2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or grain mustard
1 - 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh herbs, such as thyme or rosemary (optional)
1 - 2 teaspoon maple syrup, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste