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Mediterranean Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

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

 

More Potential Dangers Of Using Cell Phones

I just came across an important article on the potential health risks of using cell phones in the July 10th issue of the Toronto Star. Read more

 

Six Ways to Protect Your Eyesight

Here are six simple steps that you can take to protect your eyesight for years to come and even improve your current eyesight:

  1. 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

 

How to Keep Your Children Safe In and Around Cars

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

 

Cashew and Almond Nut Butter Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of raw cashews
1/2 cup of raw almonds

Directions:

Use a strong blender or food processor to process nuts until they form a thick, spreadable paste. Read more

 

Acupressure For Natural Pain Relief

The next time you have a headache and want quick relief without pills, try some acupressure on your own hand. It's super simple to do and can provide significant relief in a matter of minutes. Read more

 

The Health Benefits of Physical Touch

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

 

Citrus Salmon Recipe

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

Bring orange juice to a hearty simmer. Read more

 

Improving School Lunches For Children

Here in Canada, a cable channel called The Food Network just began showing a television series out of the United Kingdom, called Jamie's School Dinners. The two episodes that I have watched have been positively brilliant.

This television series follows celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, as he visits schools around the country with a mission to change the way that the government and parents are feeding their kids. It was both shocking and sad to see Jamie ask a group of elementary students to identify various vegetables, only to have asparagus mistaken for onion and celery mistaken for potato. I thought that I was the only kid to have soda and chocolate bars for lunch. Read more

 

Apples & Antioxidants

One of the most powerful steps that you can take to prevent disease is to eat plenty of antioxidant-rich foods.

A recent study by the Canadian government found that good ol' apples are an excellent source of antioxidants. Here is a summary of what this study found:

  • Of eight different varieties of apples, Red Delicious had the highest concentration of antioxidants
 

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