Advice For A Healthy Brain From Dr. Weil

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Fish for a Healthy Brain Here’s more good news about the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and the vitamins found in fresh fruits and vegetables: seniors with high levels of these nutrients did better on tests of mental acuity and had less of the brain shrinkage that signals Alzheimer’s disease. (If you want the […]

Black Bean Soup and Lentil Soup Recipes

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Black Bean Soup Description Black beans, also known as “turtle beans,” are an especially tasty variety, and make a lovely soup. As with most dried beans, they are inexpensive while offering a bounty of fiber, protein, folic acid, potassium and magnesium. Do not salt dried beans while they are cooking as the salt slows down […]

First Ever ASK Holiday Cookbook Made Possible By Our Wonderful Readers and Our Team!

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Happy Holidays everyone! We finally have what you’ve all been waiting for… fabulous recipes for the holiday season made possible by our wonderful readers, Our Team, and favorite websites! Let us know which recipes you try and love this season… enjoy cooking and baking with your family as much as you enjoy eating with them. […]

Broccoli Salad With Avocado

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The contrasting textures of crunchy broccoli and creamy, soft avocado make this quick salad interesting and delicious. It is rich in monounsaturated fat and full of protective phytochemicals and fiber. Don’t forget to use the broccoli stems, which, if properly trimmed, are as good to eat as the florets. Cut a slice off the butt […]

Mixing Yoga Styles

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I live in a community where it is only possible for me to take the same type of yoga class once a week. Should I continue to participate in various types of yoga classes or restrict myself to one type of yoga once a week? John Friend’s reply: There are pros and cons to taking […]

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, […]

Can Cell Phone Use Actually Change Brain Activity?

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First, a bit of background for those who may not know about the study and its interesting findings. Researchers at the National Institute of Health published a study in the February 23, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association showing that cell phone use can speed brain activity in the area nearest […]

Make This Appetizer Today – Hummus

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This tasty and healthy bean spread has gained in popularity over the past few years. Our version has all the benefits of a more traditional recipe, but with less olive oil. The combination of garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), tahini, lemon juice, cumin and garlic is a show-stopper. This recipe is very versatile – use […]

Can You Boost Your Brain Power By Surfing The Web? YES!

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It’s certainly possible. You may be referring to the results of a study at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, which found that mental stimulation similar to that occurring with frequent Internet use may improve the way the brain processes and encodes new information. Earlier research by the UCLA team showed that searching […]