From the first listen, I was enchanted by Birdy's recording of Skinny Love but was unsure of what it was about. How immensely gratifying it was late last night to stumble upon an interview that revealed the following thoughts from songwriter Justin Vernon: Read more about Skinny Love
I went to a chiropractor last week to get help for low back pain that I've had on and off for about six months. He took x-rays, had me move in different directions and had me watch a video on why spinal adjustments are needed to prevent arthritis. Read more about Do Spinal Adjustments Prevent Osteoarthritis?
If you enjoy California rolls but haven't ventured to make them at home, may this pictorial serve as a helpful guide. We enjoy our California rolls with avocado and cucumber - combine these fresh fruits with lightly seasoned rice, and you have the perfect mix of creamy, cool, and tangy. Absolutely mouthwatering, especially when dipped in my mom's secret dipping sauce.
To be clear, this is what you'll be creating: Read more about How to Make California-Style Avocado Rolls
This is a lovely recipe for vegans and non-vegans alike. Rich in healthy protein and bone-building minerals, this mushroom soup offers protection against cardiovascular disease, strengthens immune function, and helps reduce inflammation throughout the body - simply do a search through the online archives at the National Library of Medicine and you'll confirm these and other health benefits from regular consumption of button and cremini (sometimes spelled crimini) mushrooms.
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Conventional advice to take a thousand or more milligrams of synthetic calcium along with a few other micronutrients daily is woefully inadequate because it fails to take into account individual differences and the many facets of diet and lifestyle that affect skeletal health. Read more about How to Build and Maintain Healthy Bones
I've long maintained that pasteurized and homogenized dairy products should be avoided whenever possible, as regular intake of cooked casein in dairy is associated with a number of health challenges, the most common of which are chronic ear infections, nasal congestion, acne, eczema, a variety of autoimmune illnesses, and even cancer.
I almost never eat dairy products, but like a lot of people who follow a dairy-free diet, I find myself craving different types of cheese from time to time. If you're like me and long for the texture and flavor of cheese on occasion, I hope that you give the following recipe for raw, dairy-free dill cheese a try. In the proportions listed, this recipe comes out as more of a cheese dressing; if you prefer it thicker and richer, start with less water when you blend and adjust if necessary by adding small amounts of water. Read more about How to Make a Raw, Dairy-Free, Dill Cheese Dressing
Red beets are right at the top my list of foods that everyone should aim to eat at least a few times a week. Per ounce, few other foods are as dense in nutrients that prevent cardiovascular disease, all types of cancer, and neurological damage associated with high homocysteine levels.
Red beets are especially rich in folate, which is why they are useful for lowering blood homocysteine and reducing risk of birth defects.
If you have a problem with constipation, red beets and their green tops are likely to provide significant relief. Both are rich in fiber that can help keep waste materials moving through your gastrointestinal tract at a healthy pace. Read more about How to Make a Roasted Red Beet Salad
Who doesn't enjoy creamy sauce over noodles and crisply cooked veggies? The problem with dairy-based cream sauces is that they are rich in casein, the animal protein that T. Colin Campbell of The China Study has linked with increased risk of cancer.
Thankfully, you can make a dairy-free cream sauce that has lovely flavour and texture and can lower your risk of all types of cancer.
The key ingredient is cauliflower, one of nature's best sources of indole-3-carbinol, a phytonutrient that stimulates cellular detoxification. Indole-3-carbinol also has the ability to prevent estrogen dominance, which makes cauliflower an excellent food choice for cancer prevention, particularly breast cancer. Read more about How to Make a Dairy-Free and Cancer-Fighting Cream Sauce
We had it easy with our firstborn - he was eating handfuls of lightly braised Shanghai bok choy before he turned 2. So it furrowed our brows some to discover that vegetables were not our second son's thing. We started blending our green food powder in with his smoothies from the time he could sip from a straw, but we were still eager to see him eating substantial portions of freshly cooked green vegetables.
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