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Fall Pumpkin Curry Soup

Posted in Recipes & Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness

The health benefits of pumpkin are numerous:   High fiber keeps you fuller longer, aiding weight loss Rich in L-Tryptophan, which promotes better sleep and also helps with depression and mood. High in potassium Antioxidants protect skin Vitamin A improves vision, nourishes skin and bones. Aids in digestion Reduces phlegm       NOURISHING PUMPKIN… Continue Reading

Asparagus Lowers Blood Pressure-Research Shows

Posted in Recipes & Nutrition, Research

Asparagus lowers blood pressure.  Modern research supports the wisdom of ancient Chinese Medicine.  To encourage you to take advantage of the seasonal bounty, I’ve included a quick and easy recipe below. Asparagus Reduces High Blood Pressure – New Discovery 13 May 2013 By Health CMI News New research concludes that dietary intake of asparagus lowers… Continue Reading

5 Tips To Improve Your Brain Health And Leadership Skills

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Dr Amen’s article provides easy tips to improve your brain function and overall health and well being. By Daniel Amen M.D. Life Balance / Well-Being Develop a Leader’s Mind Five Essentials from Brain Expert Daniel Amen, M.D. Brains rule the world. They run the stock market, huge corporations, the mom-and-pop shops down the street. Your… Continue Reading

Easy Healthy Blueberry Dessert

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Here is an easy healthy blueberry dessert to celebrate the summer!  The Summer Solstice is technically 11 days away, but I’m declaring it summer right now anyway.  Even though it rained 2 days ago, it’s been pretty sunny and warm in Seattle and Anacortes.  I even felt ashamed running inside on the treadmill and wasting… Continue Reading

A new study finds that people who eat chocolate several times a week are actually leaner than people who don’t eat chocolate regularly.

Posted in Recipes & Nutrition, Research, Uncategorized, Wellness

This article below by Allison Aubrey is excellent, and not just because it justifies my daily indulgence in theobromine, the primary alkaloid in cocoa and chocolate.  Personally, I find chocolate to be great for stress and curbing the appetite for unhealthy foods.  I used to love chocolate chip cookies, but now I cut out the… Continue Reading

For weight loss, BMI is bogus

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In my entire life I have only met 2 people who said "I’m too thin and trying to gain weight".  Have you ever stepped on a scale on a day when you felt OK, then looked down and had your mood ruined by a number?   In my experience using the BMI (body mass index) and weighing your self compulsively every… Continue Reading

Bone Soup: Healing Broth

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Fall has arrived and so has the cold and flu season. Several cultures have a version of this soup to take care of their families.  Here is a highly nutritious classic Chinese medicine recipe for bone soup.  The vinegar helps release the minerals and nutrition from the bones.  This broth is also helpful for people… Continue Reading