Good Food, Good Mood

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Understand how foods affect your moods and you’ll improve your physical and emotional health. The problem is moods affect the way we look at the world around us. If we are constantly feeling blue, low or angry, our view of the world will continually appear negative. Most of the time, our moods swing back to […]

Berry Of The Week: Acai Berry

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In the past few years, we’ve been hearing all this buzz about the amazing acai berry, supposedly packed full of healthy antioxidants. Maybe you’ve even tried it because of the acai berry products claiming to help with weight loss. The truth is the acai berry is very nutritious, but hard to find in the healthiest […]

Glutathione – Master Antioxidant

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There are good reasons why glutathione is often called the “master” antioxidant.  Like all antioxidants, glutathione plays a key role in protecting cells against oxidative stress, which has been associated with more than 74 major diseases and disorders. The reason glutathione is so important and effective is that it can subdue many more free radicals […]

What Is Matcha Green Tea Anyway?

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GOT TO LOVE DR. OZ’s HEALTH BREAKFAST: Ingredients: 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt —1 banana—–1/2 cup strawberries—–Unsweetened coconut to taste—Ground flaxseed, to desired consistency—Matcha green tea powder, to taste (available at health food stores) Directions: Combine all ingredients and enjoy. WHAT IS MATCHA GREEN TEA? Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking […]

Don’t Feel Guilty About Eating Dark Chocolate!

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Dark chocolate is one of my favorite things to indulge in. When I found out that it actually had health benefits, I said “More please!”. This Valentine’s Day, ignore your inner nagging about dieting and have a day to treat yourself with this wonderful dessert. Some “Dark” History Chocolate history in general goes right back […]

POMEGRANATE POWER

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A delicious fruit historically associated with love and sensuality? Sounds like a perfect package to me! In fact, pomegranates appear to be good for more than your sex life. Research over the past decade suggests that pomegranate juice contains 2-3 times the antioxidant load of red wine or green tea, elevating the pomegranate to superhero […]

A Sip of Home-Grown Vino

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A glass of red wine is good for your heart — and it’s also good for the economy. 
 With April finishing off as Michigan Wine Month and May bringing the start of the summer travel season, including jaunts to northern Michigan wineries, let’s take a look at the variety of delicious, soothing wines made […]