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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


A Tip On How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Take a look at the keyboard that sits in front of you. Is it on an angle that is causing your wrists to be an inch or two lower than the rest of your hands? If your hands are extended like this on a regular basis, you are at risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.

Here are two simple measures that you can take to avoid this: Read more about A Tip On How To Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


House Dressing Recipe


1/2 cup of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil
2 and 1/2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste


Mix mustard and lemon juice in a bowl. Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream while mixing. Add sea salt and black pepper, to taste. Enjoy this dressing ov Read more about House Dressing Recipe


Crispy Pecans Recipe


4 cups raw pecans
2 teaspoons sea salt
Spring or filtered water


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. You should use enough water to fully cover pecans plus about two inches of extra water above the pecans. Leave mixture to sit overnight or for eight hours.

Drain mixture well with a colander and spread pecans out on a large cookie tray.

Keep tray in a warm oven (less than 150 degrees Farhenheit) for 12 hours or until completely dry and crisp. Be sure to turn the pecans a few times during this time.

Store in an airtight container.

I know that this seems like a lot of work for a few crispy nuts, but once you try them, you'll probably be making more.

By the way, you can do the exact same thing with other nuts like almonds and organic peanuts. Read more about Crispy Pecans Recipe




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