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How a Gratitude Journal Can Reduce Stress

How many of you are participating in the current Gratitude Challenge making its viral debut through Facebook? If you are, I’m sure you are noticing a difference in your mental clarity and overall sense of wellbeing. That’s because when we take a few minutes each day to allow ourselves to feel grateful for the many…

Help For Your Immune System

Kids are back to school and the sniffling, sneezing and coughing has begun already! Take heart, help is on the way! There are a few easy things you can do to quickly beef up your immunity and lose that spring cold. Firstly, take some extra vitamin C. Then eat foods with lots of vitamin C.…

Healthy Tangerine Peel Tea

I have tried this tea and it’s delicious! Peel an organic tangerine taking care to retain the white pith. Let the peel dry naturally, over night. Insecticide sprays are widely applied over citrus crops, so organic fruits are best. In fact, anytime you need the peel or zest of a citrus fruit, it’s a good idea…

Should Diet Soda Be Banned?!

We have been hearing for years that diet soda is bad for us, yet I know several people who still drink several cans daily. YIKES! I’m hoping this blog post will help them make the switch away from soda today. According to a study that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, daily…

Yummy Curried Coconut Chicken

This recipe is from my friend Dr. Mark Hyman’s bestselling cookbook “The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook.”  The fat from coconut is very healthy and carries the flavors and aroma of the curry. I love cooking with coconut oil and this is one of my favorite recipes from Mark’s cookbook. Ingredients:  2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil…

High Intensity Interval Training Is FUN!

Did you ever have one of those days when you want to do so much, but can’t figure out how to fit it all in, and end up just feeling discombobulated?! Well, today was one of those days for me. I wanted to get some outdoor exercise, but I also wanted to walk down to…

Alzheimer’s Prevention Without Harmful Side Effects!

Exciting research out of Japan is good news for all of us Baby Boomers! The chief physician at Kariya Toyota General Hospital in Kariya City and his colleagues evaluated three separate case studies involving one of my favorite spices, turmeric and found this herb to have fabulous therapeutic value. In each case, turmeric was shown…

Safe Summer Grilling

Much has been written about grilling your meat, chicken, etc. on high heat, however, that’s the way to get those lovely grill marks and that delicious charcoal taste, right? Well, the problem is that the high temperatures convert proteins in red meat, pork, poultry, and fish into heterocyclic amines (HCAs). HCAs are chemicals that have…