Loving Beets: Eating Healthy For Fall

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On the fall equinox, the length of day and night are equal, after which the days begin to get shorter. And if you are like me, it seems like the daylight hours shrink suddenly in one day — even though I know it is a process that is taking place gradually every day. I had […]

Just Beet It: Part One

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What’s New and Beneficial About Beets Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support provided by betalains includes support of some especially important Phase 2 detox steps involving glutathione. […]

Health Benefits of the Acai Berry

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Fruit for Thought: Acai Berry Considered a superfood, acai (pronounced a-sigh-ee) is traditionally served in gourds, and mixed with tapioca, sugar and honey. Freeze dried powders, juices, and supplements have become very popular for their energizing antioxidant benefits. Botanical name: Euterpe oleracea Family: Arecaceae or Palmae Palm Family Native to the Amazon region of Brazil. […]

Asian Coleslaw

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Cabbage is chock-full of nutrients including vitamin C and indoles, important cancer-fighting compounds. In addition, red cabbage also contains anthocyanins, the purple pigment with strong antioxidant activity commonly found in blueberries. In the winter months, cabbage is an abundant nutritional resource when other fresh produce is either expensive or unavailable. This recipe calls for a […]

Super Powered Sunday Smoothies

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If you don’t know what to serve for breakfast this morning … This health-promoting smoothie recipe provides a wonderful combination of flavors and nutrition to your healthiest way of eating. The addition of tahini helps keep you satiated for a longer period than your usual smoothie. Strawberry Smoothie  Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: […]

Recipes of the Week: Chocolate, Beans and Tortillas, Oh My!

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Afternoon Snack Recipe: Healthy Crunchy Crispy Snack Beans Have you heard? Beans are underappreciated superfoods! Chockfull of fiber and protein, beans are also filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants–plus, they’ve been show to actually lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. And they can be so good. I loved this recipe (and its very descriptive title) for […]

Understanding Your Skin and Diet

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Your skin is an organ, just like your heart or your liver. It regulates body temperature and it’s the body’s sensor, registering pressure, temperature and pain. It’s the barrier against the elements and a shield against bacteria, viruses and other external threats to your health. As you may have noticed your skin is also the […]

Cancer And Diet Go Hand in Hand

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Cancer is largely attributable to the cumulative impact of toxins on our systems. External factors such as polluted air, water and food chemicals, along with pesticides on our food, play a major role. Heavy metals like mercury that is in many immunizations and flu shots plus immunological weakness come into play as well as PSYCHOLOGICAL […]

Chocolate Studies Still Positive for Our Heart

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The latest news as written about on Dr. Weil’s website regarding chocolate is encouraging: an analysis of several studies involving data on more than 100,000 people suggested that those who reported eating chocolate regularly lowered their risk of heart disease by more than l/3 (one-third). That may be great news for chocoholics, but of course, […]

Suprising Superfoods (Black Is The New Green)

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Because black foods have more antioxidants than light-colored foods (their pigment is what lies behind the magic)… be aware of other choices to make when it comes to choosing your superfoods of veggies, dark fruits and grains.  If you have trouble finding them you can check ethnic grocery stores and health food stores: Black Rice […]