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Photo above by Shelby, January 23, 2019

If you strive to avoid gluten-rich wheat noodles but find yourself missing the occasional bowl of pasta, you may find the perfect fix in soba noodles. Made mostly with buckwheat and long used in East Asian cuisine, soba noodles are very easy to prepare and are readily available in Asian markets and grocery stores in larger cities.

Most varieties of noodles that are low in or devoid of gluten require constant attention while boiling and leave a gooey mess of cooking water to deal with after. Not with soba. Three to four minutes and they're ready to go, and unlike grainy whole wheat pasta, soba noodles have a delightfully clean and smooth feel about them. Read more about Soba

 

2 Ways to Decrease Risk of Dementia Plus Thoughts on Loneliness Among the Elderly

For more discussion on how to ward off loneliness, isolation, and depression, please visit:

https://drbenkim.com/thoughts-from-our-elders.htm

Or you can contribute to this discussion in the comments section under this video at our YouTube channel: Read more about 2 Ways to Decrease Risk of Dementia Plus Thoughts on Loneliness Among the Elderly

 

Thoughts on Supporting Our Elders

In today's newsletter, I mentioned that I'll soon be giving a talk to some students that will touch on the growing epidemic of loneliness, isolation, and depression among the elderly in developed countries. I included a request for some feedback from our readership. Specifically, for those in their 60s and beyond, I asked the following two questions:

What do you value most at this point in your life?

And thinking back to earlier seasons of your journey, what would you do differently if you knew what you do now? Read more about Thoughts on Supporting Our Elders

 

Mobility Training to Help Prevent and Address Sciatica

This is a look at a handful of mobility exercises and foam rolling tips that are generally helpful to those looking to prevent or overcome mild to moderate sciatica. Read more about Mobility Training to Help Prevent and Address Sciatica

 

Skinny Love - Cover by Daniela Andrade

Songwriter Justin Vernon on the meaning of Skinny Love: Read more about Skinny Love - Cover by Daniela Andrade

 

How Being Homeless in Japan Differs from Being Homeless in Other Developed Countries

"30 to 35% of those experiencing homelessness, and up to 75% of women experiencing homelessness, have mental illnesses."

- the homeless hub (Canada)

Who Are Japan's Homeless: Read more about How Being Homeless in Japan Differs from Being Homeless in Other Developed Countries

 

Coconut Yogurt, Almond Butter, & Berries Breakfast Toasts

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Many thanks to Shelby for giving us a look at this lovely nutrient-dense breakfast creation.

Ingredients: Read more about Coconut Yogurt, Almond Butter, & Berries Breakfast Toasts

 

Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

With an exercise ball and a towel or exercise band, you can do both of the simple mobility exercises shown in this video as a daily wake-up for your spine and shoulders.

When rolling back on the ball to encourage extension of the spine, aim to roll back to a point where your legs are fully straight and extended at the knees with your feet remaining on the ground. Read more about Daily Wake-Up For Your Spine and Shoulders

 

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