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Strengthen Your Immune System With Oyster and Crimini Mushroom Soup

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If you're a believer in making every mouthful of food count in nourishing your cells from the inside-out, this oyster and crimini mushroom soup should be right in your wheelhouse.

Oyster and crimini mushrooms are abundant in vitamins B-1, B-2, niacin, and folate, plus a number of minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, and zinc. Combine these nutrients with the wide range of minerals and fatty acids in homemade broth, and you have the perfect meal for nourishing your digestive tract, immune system, and skeletal system. Read more about Strengthen Your Immune System With Oyster and Crimini Mushroom Soup

 

Adult Freeloaders Mailbag

This past summer, in sharing some thoughts on how to deal with adults who regularly take advantage of others, I received a number of thoughtful replies, two of which I share here with for added perspective for those who may benefit. Please note that these messages are being shared with permission.

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How To Deal With Adult Children Who Take Advantage And How To Prevent Your Child From Becoming A Freeloader

Updated on December 3, 2019

In last Monday's newsletter, I shared some thoughts on the growing trend of adult children financially abusing their aging parents, and how such behaviour is often carried out by those who show sociopathic tendencies. By the end of the week, I received hundreds of e-mail responses, the vast majority of them from people sharing their experiences with such adult children or asking for suggestions on how to disentangle themselves from said circumstances. I don't recall receiving such a high volume of emotion-laden messages in response to a newsletter, which I take as a strong indication of how ubiquitous financial abuse of the elderly is in today's society. Read more about How To Deal With Adult Children Who Take Advantage And How To Prevent Your Child From Becoming A Freeloader

 

River, By Joni Mitchell

Though generally thought of as a song for the Christmas season, Joni Mitchell's River gives comfort and empathy all year long and through any season of our lives. We don't have to hit the road or board a jet plane. All we need do to get away for a while is put on our headphones and spend a little time with Joni. Or with Sarah's version below. :)

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How to Make Chickpea, Leek, and Potato Soup

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This is hands down, my favorite winter soup. I learned how to make it years ago from a Jamie Oliver episode on the Food Network. Though his version called for a small mountain of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, I can promise that this dairy-free version is almost as good and probably quite a bit healthier, no disrespect intended to Jamie. Read more about How to Make Chickpea, Leek, and Potato Soup

 

Massage Gun Unboxing: Light, Powerful, and Quiet

Many thanks to RecoverFun.com for the opportunity to review their massage gun.

For a modest discount off of their already discounted price of $99, our readers are welcome to enter the following discount code during checkout at recoverfun.com: drbenkim Read more about Massage Gun Unboxing: Light, Powerful, and Quiet

 

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Recipe

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Rich in vitamin C and carotenoids, this soup is an excellent choice for giving your immune system a lift. It's also rich in a phytonutrient (beta-cryptoxanthin) that is thought to be particularly good for promoting healthy lung function. Read more about Butternut Squash and Pear Soup Recipe

 

How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

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In experimenting with a number of tonics over the years, I've whittled my favourites down to a simple concoction of six ingredients that are highly effective in offering protection against strep throat, colds and flu.

Here's what you need to make this simple and highly effective sore throat, cold, and flu tonic: Read more about How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

 

What To Do When A Loved One Is Chronically Negative

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Dear Dr. Ben,

This was such a wonderful, delicate yet at the same time powerful read.

Among many insights in your post, the biggest gift for me this time was being able to connect the dots in my own life, as you shared that you don't talk with your parents about your hopes and dreams or any important decisions. I finally realized why the dynamic with my mom has been so complicated, especially since I began living more consciously. I always had such a deep desire to connect with my mom and share my life with her, but after sharing I usually have to spend so much time coping with her energy of fear and doubt. It feels so discouraging... I have realized that because she is not working on her own wounds, she will not be able to understand my increasing inner freedom and desire to act in accordance to my heart voice.  Read more about What To Do When A Loved One Is Chronically Negative

 

Are White Rice and White Potatoes Harmful To Your Health?

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Updated on November 13, 2019

To continue where we left off in last week's newsletter, I'd like to share what I've learned over the years about eating white rice and potatoes.

I've found that it's generally true that eating rice and potatoes decreases cellular sensitivity to insulin, leading to higher blood glucose and a tendency to carry extra adipose tissue. These tendencies seem to grow with age, and at this point, we don't fully understand the biochemistry behind this - we can only state that as we age, skeletal muscle cells usually become less sensitive to insulin while fat cells become more sensitive to insulin, which leads to more uptake of glucose into our fat cells, fuelling their growth. Read more about Are White Rice and White Potatoes Harmful To Your Health?

 

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