Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

10 Top Healthy New Year’s Tips

Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…

Healing Herbs for the Holidays

The holidays should be a time for relaxation as well as reconnecting with friends and family. Make your holiday more cheerful by instituting some healing rituals into your schedule that both sooth and celebrate the season. Take five minutes, or more, a day to treat yourself and your family to these self care activities to lessen stress and more.

Jump Start The Holidays

Part of the excitement of the holiday season is all the glitter and trimmings that go along with it. Getting into the holiday mood a little early isn’t only fun, but can be the remedy for stress that comes during the shopping rush. Stocking your pantries and even your closets like my granny used to do, makes for effortless entertaining and even gracefully saving the day when an unexpected guest arrives with a gift for you.

Ways to Detox After a Splurge

Celebrating holidays with close friends and fabulous food is key to a happy lifestyle. But if you’ve overdone it with drinks, rich dishes and desserts, help your liver rebuild its nutrient stores with these delicious foods.

Why is Green Tea Good for You?

Green tea, often associated with wise men and sages of the East, is highly revered in China and Japan for good reason. Black tea production uses fermentation to give a hearty flavor unlike green tea that is created by gently steaming and drying fresh tea leaves.

Perfect Protein

One of the biggest dieting myths out there claim that most people don’t get enough protein – yet in fact, the average American consumes about 50% more than the recommended daily amount.

Cooking with Lavender

Lavender has a refreshing clean smell that is unmistakeable, which has made it a scent in the forefront of the perfume industry. But lavender isn’t just for soap and shampoo, I use it to flavor summer dishes!

Avoid Catching Summer Colds

Nobody wants to catch a cold or get the summer sniffles right before they’re ready to head out on that long awaited vacation. Air travel, planes with recycled air and confined spaces can be incubators for germs, but how can you strengthen immunity before you take that flight?