Have you ever wondered what the paste is applied to the bride and groom's faces and arms in Indian weddings? It's actually the spice turmeric. Turmeric is the ingredient in curry that gives it a vibrant yellow color. Actually, Read more
With the scare of COVID here in the USA now, I wanted to post a little info about boosting immunity to prevent contracting the virus. Here are some important facts about Covid-19
It is spread by contact with Read more
This cold and flu season is still upon us and unfortunately, many patients are still being plagued by these nasty viral symptoms. Here are a few tips to try if you feel like you are coming down with something.
Of Read more
Sherry has a great story. She has been diabetic for years and she has made some massive changes!
"I have been on a lifestyle change. It has been a year following a ketogenic food plan. When I started this journey Read more
Many of you may know Erin-- the fabulous Pharm D that worked in our office a few years back. Erin is a phenomenal gal and we embarked on the journey into natural medicine around the same time. As we both Read more
If you are like me -- you are just starting to realize why it is important to add supplements to your diet. Even if we are eating a clean, healthy and unprocessed diet; the mineral content of the soil Read more
Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp local honey
1/3 cup blackberries
Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt
The beauty of this recipe Read more
This stuff is a must -- If you read labels these days you will be hard pressed to find a mayonnaise or salad dressing that doesn't contain some type of vegetable oil. Even the commercial mayos that advertise to Read more
I’m sure you have seen this elsewhere but I still love this!
Walnuts look like little brains with two hemispheres, upper cerebrum, and lower cerebellums. The wrinkles look like the folds of the brain and walnuts develop over 3 dozen neurotransmitters for the brain
Sliced carrots look like the human eye with pupil and iris radiating lines. Carrots greatly enhance blood flow and functions of the eye. Grandma always said that carrots make your eyes shine.
Tomatoes have 4 chambers and are red just like the heart. They are loaded with lycopene and great food for the heart
Grapes hang in clusters in the shape of a heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell
Avocados look like a womb and research shows that if a woman eats an avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds baby weight and prevents cervical cancer. Ironically, it takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.
Figs are full of seeds and hang in pairs. They increase the number and mobility of sperm.
Onions look like the body’s cells. They clear waste materials from body cells. The tears shed cutting them wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.
Mother Nature knew what she was doing! Eat those veggies!!! Eat those veggies!
Conventional diet wisdom is wrong! Changes in our diets have occurred as a result of the agricultural revolution 7,000 years ago. Unfortunately, the more recent industrial revolution has happened so quickly that our genes haven’t had time to adapt. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes were virtually nonexistent before we rapidly changed our diets. Our ancestors for more than 2 million years ate meats, fish, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. Grains like wheat and corn, soybeans, and sugar were not part of their diet. The processed foods that we are consuming now only contain food like substances and not nutrients. If you don’t believe me–go into Walmart and count how many healthy looking people over the age of 30 you see. More food for thought—Watch this tidbit about the Paleo Diet.
Ever wonder why that belly fat is the hardest to lose? It’s because we aren’t eating enough magical MUFA’S. Monounsaturated fatty acids are the perfect antidote to a fat belly! These plant-based fats are healthy because they are organic elements. They combine to form a flexible chain that flows through your arteries –because they are flexible, they don’t get stuck on the walls of the arteries and cause corruption. Saturated fats, on the other hand, are sticky and inflexible—-they gum up those arteries.
We can declog those pipes by adding more monounsaturated fats into our diet like oils, nuts, seeds, avocado, and dark chocolate. Go for adding a MUFA at every meal!
Here’s a great recipe from super foodie Kathy–AngelaMD’s wellness expert!
Belly Fat Fighting Black Bean Salsa
1 cup black beans –soaked overnight to prevent gas and cooked
(if you must, use canned beans but rinse and drain them well)
8 ounces fresh or frozen corn
1 large tomato diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 avocado diced
1/2 Tb red wine vinegar
2 Tb lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)
1 Tb olive oil
Mix together and enjoy those MUFA’s fighting off that waistline!