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Avocado Orange Salad Recipe

Ingredients: 

2 ripe avocados, scooped out and cut into bite-size pieces
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
2-4 leaves of dark green lettuce like romaine or red leaf
1 tablespoon of chopped green onions (optional)
House Dressing, to taste

Directions:

Put avocado and oranges on a plate lined with lettuce, sprinkle with chopped green onions, and add dressing. Enjoy this simple and delicious salad. Read more about Avocado Orange Salad Recipe

 

Cry It Out: The Potential Dangers of Leaving Your Baby to Cry

Among parents of infants these days, there is constant debate about how to respond to a baby’s cries. On one hand, there are proponents of the “cry it out” method, where the baby is left alone to cry in the hopes that he or she will eventually stop. On the other hand, there are the “attachment parents” who respond immediately to their crying babies and attempt to soothe them using various methods including holding and cuddling. While the cry-it-out method (CIO) has been popular in previous years, attachment parenting (AP) is gaining a foothold among new parents today. Read more about Cry It Out: The Potential Dangers of Leaving Your Baby to Cry

 

My Family's Experience at a Local Hospital

Recently, I had to take my mom to a local hospital for a painful hip condition. I hope that the following account of our experience will help you and your loved ones when faced with a need for medical care.

About a week and a half ago, my mom woke up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in her right hip area. Based on the nature of her pain and some neurological and orthopedic tests that I did, my feeling was that she had a severe case of hip bursitis, an inflammatory condition of the outer hip area that normally gets better with rest and pain management. Read more about My Family's Experience at a Local Hospital

 

Avocado Dill Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1 large ripe avocado
1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of dried dill
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a strong blender until smooth. Enjoy this refreshing and healthy dressing on fresh salads, steamed vegetables, and whole grains.

Keeps well in an airtight bottle or container for a few days. Read more about Avocado Dill Dressing Recipe

 

Kent Nerburn on Marriage

The following is an excerpt on marriage from Letters to My Son: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love , by Kent Nerburn. Many thanks to Mr. Nerburn for graciously encouraging us to share his thoughts with our guests.

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Savoury Squash Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 

2 large acorn or 1 butternut squash
1 large spanish or any yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
3 cups of vegetable broth
Sea salt, to taste (optional)

Directions:

Cut squash into halves and place skin side down in a casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees Farenheit, or until tender. After it cools enough for you to handle, scoop out the flesh.

In a fair sized pot, boil onions and garlic in vegetable broth until tender. Add the cooked squash and sea salt. Blend all ingredients with a hand held blender or in a conventional blender if you like a smooth, creamy soup.

Serves four. Read more about Savoury Squash Soup Recipe

 

Must See TV?

According to market research company A.C. Nielson, Americans watch an average of almost four hours of television per day. What are the consequences of spending so much time in front of the television?

Most studies concerning the effects of TV watching focus on television’s impact on children. However, the ways in which television affect us in childhood stay with us as we grow into adulthood. For example, researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand found a clear link between watching more than two hours of TV per day in childhood and smoking, being overweight, and being physically unfit in adulthood. Read more about Must See TV?

 

Cold Korean Noodles with Sesame Dressing Recipe

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup vegetable broth
3 tablespoons unpasteurized honey
2 tablespoons organic tahini
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon naturally brewed soy sauce or tamari
1 teaspoon minced garlic

Salad Ingredients: Read more about Cold Korean Noodles with Sesame Dressing Recipe

 

Potential Dangers Of Regular Cell Phone Use

Here are some points* that all cell phone users need to be aware of:

  • The risk of death from brain cancer is higher for cell phone users who hold their cell phones against their heads compared to those who keep their cell phones away from their heads.
  • Using a cell phone for six years or more is associated with a fifty percent increase in risk of developing an acoustic neuroma, a benign tumour of a nerve that lies close to the ear and is within close range of the radiation that comes from a cell phone's antenna.
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Are You Damaging Your Kidneys Without Knowing It?

Before we look at some of the most common ways in which you might be damaging your kidneys, here are a few of the many reasons why having healthy kidneys is absolutely essential to your overall health:

  1. Your kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin that has the important responsibility of stimulating your bone marrow to produce red blood cells.

  2. Your kidneys produce renin, a hormone that helps to regulate your blood pressure.

Read more about Are You Damaging Your Kidneys Without Knowing It?>
 

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