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Give Your Valentine a Smart Way to Feel Good

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Healthful Eating, Healthy Living, High Antioxidants | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day and the word “sweet” go hand-in-hand. On Saturday, make something special for your sweetheart that will make them happy + smart and taste amazing. Your secret ingredient? Chocolate, of course! Why smart? As reported in a recent Harvard Health Blog, there are compounds in chocolate known as cocoa flavanols that have been linked with improved thinking skills.  The article goes on the explain that flavanols in cocoa have been shown to help lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the brain and heart, prevent blood clots, and fight cell damage. Be aware,...

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Tea Time with Turmeric

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, Healthy Living, High Antioxidants, Natural Medicine, Vegan | 0 comments

Turmeric is a go-to spice Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a spice found in Indian cooking, used both for its flavor and vibrant color. You will find it in many Indian recipes, including those for curry. It is native to India and Southeast Asia and is in the same family as ginger. Traditional medicinal uses of turmeric include protecting the liver from toxins, aiding in the digestive process, treating stomach ulcers and abdominal pain and as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and blood purifier. This spice has been used for more than 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Curcumin is the...

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Tea Core: Classification

Posted by on Nov 10, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, Healthy Living, High Antioxidants, Low Glycemic Index, Natural Medicine, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage worldwide. All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. What makes each tea different is the way it has been processed.  Tea can be placed into 6 groups based on the amount of processing that goes into the final product. Black Tea This tea goes through the most processing.  Once the leaves are picked they are left out in the sun to become slightly wilted.  The leaves are then rolled to break open their tissue.  The inner chemicals react with the air and begin to ferment.  During the fermentation, the leaves darken and change from green...

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Easy Chickpea Chopped Salad

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, High Antioxidants, Low Glycemic Index, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

by Pauline Weissman, M.S., C.N.S. Easy Chickpea Chopped Salad 4 cups chick peas 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 peppers (any color), diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 cup broccoli, chopped fine ½ cup diced carrots Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. Voila! Done. Mint Lemon Water Looking for a refreshing afternoon drink? An alternative to iced coffee, seltzer or iced tea? Do you have mint invading your garden? Try this delicious and simple combination: In a pitcher: fill with fresh cold filtered water and simply add 1-2 sliced lemons and a bunch of mint...

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Tangy Summer Quinoa

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, High Antioxidants, Low Glycemic Index, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

by Pauline Weissman, MS, CNS Salud Integrative Medicine My oldest daughter is very adventurous in the kitchen. She loves to experiment and create new food combinations. She made this salad as a side to a  grilled chicken and sautéed kale from our garden. It was absolutely delicious. So, I’m sharing! Ingredients: •    5 cups cooked red quinoa •    1 orange •    ½ red pepper •    ½ green pepper •    ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds •    ¼ cup pepitas •    3 tbsp Orange champagne vinegar (if this is not available at a store near you, the juice of one orange and 1-2 tsp white vinegar will work just as...

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Fruit for Thought

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten-free, Healthful Eating, High Antioxidants, Nut Free, Vegan | 0 comments

Fruit is sweet and sweet foods can indicate a high level of sugar, but the sweetness of fruit is not a problem and is not linked to adverse health effects, according to Dr. David Ludwig, the director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. In her recent article “Making the Case for Eating Fruit,” Sophie Egan  provides the reasons why fruit is pretty fantastic. However, be aware that fruit raises blood sugar levels. It is recommended that you include protein with your fruit servings. Eat Fruit: 1) For the fiber — eat whole fruit...

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