The Life-Saving Reasons Women Need to Limit It to One Drink Per Day

The most recent dietary guidelines for Americans say that women should drink up to one alcoholic beverage a day, while men can drink up to two. This is what is considered moderate or healthy drinking, and is meant to be a daily limit—not as an average over several days. (Pregnant …

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Monday Meals – Benefits of Bitter Greens!

“Take the bitter with the sweet…” It’s more than just an old proverb, good advice to remind you that life is full of ups and downs. It’s also a directive from Mother Nature – and it’s speaking to your digestion!  From our earliest days as hunters and gatherers we knew …

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Knowledge is Power: How Fat Can Work For You

Dr. Sylvia Tara became fascinated with fat because she has always gained weight easier than everyone else. After trying several diets unsuccessfully, she wanted to understand more. Because she’s a biochemist by training, Dr. Tara had the tools to conduct her research. After several years, what she uncovered was so …

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Monday Meals: Golden Turmeric Latte

You may have heard it called a Turmeric Latte, Haldi Ka Dhoodh, Golden Milk, or perhaps Golden Mylk (its vegan moniker.) Whatever you call it, there is no doubt that the earthy, spicy, vibrant drink spiked with turmeric and other spices is a delicious trend. The flush of recent popularity is amusing to …

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Monday Meals: Big Avocado Toast Inspiration

Whether you are new to the avocado toast trend or the tasty stack is an old favorite, some fresh ideas for topping your toast are always welcome. Avacados are unique fruits. Their creamy texture is a result of a very high fat content.  That fat however, is the heart-healthy monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. …

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Monday Meals: Reconsider Eggs!

For too long eggs were vilified. Concerns about cholesterol sidelined our friend the egg for years. But more recent research and thinking vindicates the egg as a versatile and nutritious team player in your kitchen. The cholesterol in eggs does not appear to raise cholesterol in the blood or increase the risk …

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Monday Meals: Sole En Papillote – Easy, Impressive and Healthy

Whether you find the french term enticing or intimidating, cooking “en papillote” is easy, impressive and healthy. Pronounced ON poppy-YOTE, the term simply means “in parchment” and describes the method of cooking food in a paper or foil packet. Delicate fish is gently steamed within the packet. Liquid from the fish combines with …

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Monday Meals: Make-Ahead Oatmeal, a Healthy Morning Treat

Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the …

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Monday Meals: Veggie Quinoa Soup

It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s gray, it’s time to make a pot of soup. This comforting routine doesn’t have to break your healthy living resolutions. Soup is a great opportunity to double up on the veggies, and sneak in extra nutrition in the form of purees, healthy grains and nurishng …

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Spice Up Your Health – With Cinnamon!

The period of pumpkin is done and we are now tuning our salivary glands toward the season of cinnamon! Cinnamon rolls, cinnamon lattes, cinnamon cider! One of the top ten most popular spices worldwide, cinnamon is not just a way to spice up your breads or your oatmeal. It provides …

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