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Is Ultrasound Scanning During Pregnancy Worth the Risks?

While ultrasound scanning doesn't pose the same dangers to human and fetal health as ionizing radiation, it is a mistake to think that ultrasound is entirely safe for a baby growing in your womb.

Ultrasound scanning works by sending sound waves into your tissues. As these sound waves bounce off of your tissues, a picture is created.

These sound waves are capable of producing the following physiological effects: Read more about Is Ultrasound Scanning During Pregnancy Worth the Risks?

 

Thai Vegetable Scramble Recipe

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1/3 small zucchini, finely chopped
1/4 small onion, finely chopped
1/3 small red bell pepper, chopped
1-2 organic eggs
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions: Read more about Thai Vegetable Scramble Recipe

 

Nine Steps to Better Sleep

In 1965, a 17 year-old college student tried to set a world record for staying awake. During his quest he experienced the following symptoms: visual and auditory hallucinations, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, and psychosis. After 264 hours and 12 minutes (just over 11 days), he collapsed due to profound weakness. Thankfully, he made a full recovery after sleeping 14 hours and 40 minutes. Read more about Nine Steps to Better Sleep

 

Cilantro Sauce Recipe

Ingredients:

1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon of raw, organic tahini
2 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired consistency is reached.

This simple and delightfully aromatic sauce is widely used in Indian, Mexican, and Chinese dishes. Try spreading this sauce over a slice of whole grain toast or over a bowl of brown rice or whole grain pasta. Read more about Cilantro Sauce Recipe

 

A Miso Walnut Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of miso
1/3 cup of fresh, raw walnuts
1/4 cup of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of unpasteurized or raw honey
2 1/2 tablespoons of brown rice vinegar

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth. If you like a thinner consistency, add a little water. Serve immediately or after chilling for an hour in the refrigerator. Read more about A Miso Walnut Dressing Recipe

 

A Natural Solution For Ear Wax Problems

A kind nun from Ireland recently consulted with me about an ear problem. Here's what she wrote:

"It seems to be a problem with wax because when I lie down at night they block and when I get up they un-block, but sometimes I can't hear anything in my right ear for about 3 days. I have been putting in warm olive oil at night for about 4 days now. Do you have any suggestions for me?" Read more about A Natural Solution For Ear Wax Problems

 

Which Fruits and Vegetables are the Least and Most Contaminated with Pesticides?

Have you ever wondered which fruits and vegetables are the least and most contaminated with pesticides? A study released by the Environmental Working Group in 2003 revealed the following:

12 LEAST Contaminated Fruits and Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn (sweet)
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Onions
  • Papaya
  • Pineapples
  • Peas (sweet)
Read more about Which Fruits and Vegetables are the Least and Most Contaminated with Pesticides?
 

Overcoming the Fear of Making Mistakes

When I was a little girl growing up, my parents frequently warned me against making mistakes. They believed that as long as I did things slowly and carefully, and learned from other people’s blunders, there was no need for mistakes to be made. Whenever I did screw up I was often chastised for not being careful enough, for not thinking things through, or for not listening closely enough when I was told about other people’s mistakes. I grew into an anxiety-ridden teenager, afraid of making even the tiniest mistake, and strove for perfection. Read more about Overcoming the Fear of Making Mistakes

 

Soba Noodles With Vegetables Recipe

You can find great soba noodles at your local Korean or other asian food market. They're super easy to make - just boil like you would regular pasta noodles.

Ingredients:

Soba noodles
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
1 cup of parsley, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon of raw, organic tahini (sesame seed paste)
Naturally fermented soy sauce or tamari, to taste Read more about Soba Noodles With Vegetables Recipe

 

Helping Loved Ones Make Healthy Choices

When my wife and I were first dating, I remember being very pleased with myself for making all sorts of healthy and tasty meals for her. My goal was to make healthy meals so delicious that she wouldn’t have a problem eating the way I did. Thick and hearty leek, chickpea and potato soup, freshly made hummus and ripe tomatoes over toasted whole grain baguettes, my famous guacamole with baked corn chips, and of course, a fresh, colorful salad with all sorts of raw vegetables with a creamy tahini dressing – this was a typical meal! Read more about Helping Loved Ones Make Healthy Choices

 

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