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Quinoa and Vegetable Salad Recipe

If you aren't familiar with quinoa (pronounced keen-wa), you're in for a treat. Quinoa is a light and fluffy whole grain that goes with just about anything. It's power packed with protein, iron, potassium, and several B vitamins. It's also a good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folic acid.

Ingredients:

1 cup of quinoa
1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces
1 tomato, chopped into bite size pieces
1 avocado, seeded, scooped out, and cut into small pieces
Juice of 1/2 to 1 lemon
Sea salt, to taste Read more about Quinoa and Vegetable Salad Recipe

 

Natural Ways to Prevent Acne

There is nothing quite like seeing the relief and happiness that people experience as they recover from chronic acne. I will never forget one gentleman – a professor at a top naturopathic school – whose chronic acne completely disappeared within two weeks of following some of the suggestions below. Tears filled his eyes as he spoke about the many years he suffered with acne despite trying numerous natural and conventional remedies. Read more about Natural Ways to Prevent Acne

 

The Importance of Friendly Intestinal Bacteria

One of the most important steps that you can take to improve your health, regardless of your current situation and health challenges, is to make sure that your intestines have plenty of friendly bacteria.

Incredibly, you have more bacteria and other microorganisms living in your digestive passageway than you have cells in your entire body. These microorganisms total approximately 100 trillion, and collectively weigh between three to five pounds in the average adult. Read more about The Importance of Friendly Intestinal Bacteria

 

Black Bean Soup Recipe

For this recipe, you will need to soak 3 cups of dry black beans in water overnight. After soaking, cook beans in water over medium heat for 1-2 hours or until tender.

Ingredients:

3 cups cooked black beans
2 cups vegetable broth or water
1 carrot, finely chopped
1 rib of celery, finely chopped
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely minced or pressed
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
Handful of fresh parsley, chopped
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste Read more about Black Bean Soup Recipe

 

The Best Treatment For Acute Back Pain

Do you know what it's like to have a sudden, sharp pain in your back that you know is going to lead to several days of terrible pain and stiffness? I am very familiar with this scenario from my own experiences with back pain and from my work as a chiropractor for many years.

If you know what this feels like, then you might find what I have to say next to be surprising.

The best thing that you can do for yourself as soon as you feel that familiar spasm or pull in your back muscles is the following:

Nothing. Read more about The Best Treatment For Acute Back Pain

 

What Parents Should Know About ADHD

With increasing frequency, children who show argumentative and disruptive behaviour are being labeled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Intercontinental Medical Statistics Inc., an estimated 1.57 million visits were made to Canadian physicians for ADHD in 2001, an increase of 20% from the year 1997. Drug treatment was prescribed in 64% of the cases, most commonly stimulant medication. In 2001, 856,200 prescriptions for Ritalin alone were dispensed by Canadian pharmacists, a 31% increase from 1997. Read more about What Parents Should Know About ADHD

 

Points to Consider Before Taking Another X-Ray

Have you ever sat or stood in front of an x-ray machine, covered with a bulky lead apron, waiting for someone who was standing behind a lead wall to press a button that would send ionizing radiation through your body? I don’t know about you, but I have never felt super comfortable having that tube pointed at my head or body. Read more about Points to Consider Before Taking Another X-Ray

 

Sweet Basil Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of roughly chopped fresh basil leaves
2/3 cup of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons of water
2 teaspoons of unpasteurized or raw honey
3 1/2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, pressed or finely minced
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until creamy. Use immediately or store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Read more about Sweet Basil Dressing Recipe

 

Hearty Chickpea and Leek Soup Recipe

To view a pictorial version of this recipe, have a look here:

How to Make Chickpea, Leek, and Potato Soup

Ingredients:

1 can of chickpeas
2 leeks (most grocery stores sell them in groups of 3)
1-2 small potatos
Vegetable or chicken broth
Sea salt and pepper, to taste (optional) Read more about Hearty Chickpea and Leek Soup Recipe

 

Super Simple Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of cold pressed, extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons of vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice
1-3 teaspoons of raw, unheated honey, to taste
1 teaspoon of mustard
Sea salt, to taste

Directions:

Use a fork to wisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour over a vegetable salad in a large bowl - romaine lettuce, celery, and tomatoes will do. Toss to evenly coat vegetables with dressing and enjoy this super simple, yummy, and healthy dressing. Read more about Super Simple Dressing Recipe

 

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