Does Your Liver Need a Rest? Liver, the unglamorous liver! It’s not a “sexy” organ like the heart. It doesn’t have exercises around it like breathing exercises for the lungs. It doesn’t even seem to really affect us, since we don’t get “liver stones”, or liver pain. So why should we worry about the … Read moreDoes Your Liver Need a Rest?
Breast Health Awareness: Food As Medicine This is actually the third article in a series to address breast health awareness. I began in October, which is usually known as breast cancer awareness month; I am continuing on, to present more of the information available, so you can have the mindset of breast health, instead … Read moreBreast Cancer Awareness: Food As Medicine
Breast Health: Bras and Skincare As I mentioned in my first article Breast Health Awareness, there isn’t a lot of research done on how to take care of our breasts so we can try to prevent problems in the future. However, it makes sense to learn what information is available, and use our logic … Read moreBreast Health and Your Skin
I just spent the day preparing all my vegetables for the week. Keep in mind that I grew half of them and got the rest from an organic farmer that I have an agreement with. I know exactly how these vegetables were grown, and when they were picked. This is an important goal for me, … Read moreFood Prep–A Lost Art?
Did you eat all your vegetables this week? We have gone to the farmer’s market and bought some great looking veggies. Or got them from our favorite farmer, or grew them ourselves. (If you grow them, you will eat them!) We had great intentions to use them all, but we didn’t quite get to them. … Read moreThe Great Vegetable Challenge, Part 2
The Great Vegetable Challenge, Part 1 It is now summer, and vegetables are in great supply. This is when I know you “hear” me saying “EAT THOSE FRESH, HEALTHY VEGGIES!!!” But just because they are available, doesn’t mean they are easy to include in our diets. Looking at the pretty grocery store display makes … Read moreThe Great Vegetable Challenge, Part 1
I was watching television the other day and heard this commercial about this new medication for treating breast cancer, it is an aromatase inhibitor. An aromatase inhibitor, as you may not know, is something that prevents sex hormones like testosterone, from converting to estrogen. However, I know aromatase inhibitors in a different manner. Aromatase Inhibitors … Read moreAromatase Inhibitors and Cancer Treatment
Spring is here, and it brings us closer to the farmer’s markets with their fresh vegetables. We are coming out of the cold season, where we have been indoors more than usual, sitting more, eating warming soups and heavier, fattier foods. We have usually gotten less exercise and may feel a bit “stagnated”. This is … Read moreEating for the Seasons–Spring
I guess your first response is “I understand the lost art of cooking, but what do you mean by grateful cooking?” Yes, we seem to have lost the art of cooking, but we have also lost the art of gratefulness. We think about what will “make us happy”, or stimulate our tastebuds, or complete our … Read moreThe Lost Art of Grateful Cooking
You may have heard how healthful bone broth, or stock, can be, but have you made your own? With many people cooking turkeys for Christmas, now is a great time to learn how to make your own. If you already know how to make bone broth, I have an amazingly healthful winter soup recipe you … Read moreUse that turkey carcass!