5 Ways to Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Have you looked for an alternative to hormone replacement therapy? This may be an option for you if you’d like to balance your hormones, but seek a more natural approach. The Chopra Center posted an article by Valencia Porter, “5 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones.“: For the past few years, hormone replacement therapy has…

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Insulin Resistance Cut with Pistachio Nuts?

A link may have been found between eating pistachio nuts and insulin resistance, according to an article posted on the MPR website titled, “Pistachio Nut Consumption Cuts Insulin Resistance.” Article: (HealthDay News) — Consumption of pistachio nuts is associated with decreased insulin resistance in individuals with prediabetes, according to a study presented at the annual European Congress on…

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Meditate with Guidance

Stress is linked to many detrimental effects on your health. One thing that can help is to meditate. So, take this article on the Chopra Center’s website called “Guided Meditations” and find one that works well for you or work through all of them! Meditation can remove stress and replace it with a dose of…

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Tomatoes: Unlikely Heroes!

The American Cancer Society had a wonderful post about Summer Nutrition: How Tomatoes Are An Unlikely Hero! The following is attributed to them: Tomatoes possess several interesting properties that make them exceptional at helping prevent cancer, particularly prostate cancer. Their most interesting quality: they supply lycopene which is a strong antioxidant. Also the onions in this…

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Link Between Anxiety and Type 2 Diabetes?

Jack Woodfield wrote a great and interesting article on diabetes.co.uk called Anxiety could increase risk of type 2 diabetes, study reports… American researchers have established a connection between stress, inflammation and type 2 diabetes that could be linked to the brain’s ability to control anxiety. Scientists at Rice University, Texas, found this control occurs with the brain’s executive functions…

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Reducing Sugar for Better Health

reducing sugar

AICR recommends limiting sugar including sugary beverages, to prevent gaining extra body fat that can lead to cancer. Here is how one woman cut back on sugar by giving up soda. FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER JUDY ROLFE was shooting a session at AICR annual meeting two years ago when something she saw stopped her in her tracks. “The presenter showed…

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Sun Safety

Sun Safety

The year is rolling by so quickly. Before long we’ll be celebrating Christmas and the New Year. Yet in those fleeting moments and in reflection, I have accomplished many things. I am grateful that I’m healthy, blessed to be alive and working to make a difference in people’s lives by providing evidence-based information in food, nutrition, health and…

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Why is Vitamin D Important?

why is vitamin d important

According to The Chopra Center’s article “The Importance of Vitamin D” by Valerie Sjoberg, L.Ac., Vitamin D has a slue of health benefits you do not want to miss out on. Are you getting enough vitamin D? According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, two thirds of the U.S. population was deficient…

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Easy Breezy Rice or Macaroni Salad with Herbed Oil & Vinegar Dressing

macaroni salad with herb oil dressing

Who wants to spend long hours in the kitchen on a beautiful summer day when you could be frolicking at the beach with family and friends? Here is a simple, healthy, and delicious dish that you can make to take with you.  All you need are the following ingredients (scroll down to find the printable…

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Jumbo Banana Nut Muffins

These muffins are intended to be mega – size, and appealing to those who want more. The muffins are nutritiously delicious, so you needn’t feel badly about eating the whole thing. However, you can make 12 muffins with this recipe instead of 9 mega (jumbo) muffins. Over-ripe bananas are good to use to make these muffins…

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