For those of you who have a history of urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and/or a family history of bladder cancer, it may be wise to make broccoli a staple in your diet.
Researchers at Ohio State University report that broccoli contains phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which turn into compounds called isothiocyanates, which in turn, have been shown to slow down the growth of bladder cancer cells in laboratory experiments. Read more about Eating Broccoli May Help Prevent Bladder Cancer
Sticky white rice or brown rice
Pack of roasted seaweed (nori) sheets
For white rice, cook 1 cup of rice with 1 and 1/2 cups of water. For brown rice, cook 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil and then turn heat to low setting and cook with lid on until rice is done.
Once the rice is ready, add sesame oil and sea salt, to taste. Be sure to add just a half teaspoon of sesame oil at a time, since authentic sesame oil is very flavourful and you won't need much. Taste frequently as you add sesame oil and salt and mix
If your seaweed sheets are larger than about 4 inches by 2 inches, cut them to this size with scissors. Use a spoon to place a small amount of rice/sesame oil mixture onto each small sheet of seaweed, roll each one up with your fingers, and gobble them up. Read more about Korean Rice Logs Recipe
4 cups of flat or curled parsley, chopped
1 large or 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 rib of celery, finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup of your favourite olives
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Directions: Read more about Mediterranean Salad Recipe
When my sisters and I were growing up, it seemed like there was always a huge pot of seaweed soup on the stove. Seaweed soup, called Mi-Yuk Gook in Korean, has been a staple in the Korean diet for much of Korea's 5000 year history.
For Koreans living all over the world, seaweed soup is a must for all pregnant women and students. Read more about Seaweed: An Ancient Korean Health Food
Here are six simple steps that you can take to protect your eyesight for years to come and even improve your current eyesight:
- Rest your eyes whenever you can.
Whenever you take a short break from your daily duties, close your eyes while you rest. Closing your eyes for a few minutes every hour can dramatically reduce eye strain, tension headaches, and even fatigue. Read more about Six Ways to Protect Your Eyesight
Did you know that even on relatively cool days, the temperature inside a parked car can get hot enough to cause heatstroke? A recent study by researchers at Stanford Medical School found that the temperature inside of a parked car with the windows rolled up can rise an average of 40 degrees Fahrenheit within an hour. 80 percent of of this increase occurs within the first half hour. Read more about How to Keep Your Children Safe In and Around Cars
2 filets of fresh wild salmon, skin removed
2 cups of orange juice
1 red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
Bring orange juice to a hearty simmer. Read more about Citrus Salmon Recipe
A close friend of mine mentioned to me the other day that when she and her husband first married, one of the activities she enjoyed most was having him rub her feet in the evenings while they chatted about their day. She really loved feeling the warmth of his hands and the pressure on her skin, as well as spending the time with him. She enjoyed this activity to the point where, when she’d see him in the evenings, she would clear her throat and wiggle her toes at him as a way of asking for another foot massage. Read more about The Health Benefits of Physical Touch