June 11th, 2015
Popular in northern Europe and now throughout the US, kale is a nutrient-dense cruciferous vegetable, an excellent source of lutein and vitamins A, C and K, and a good source of calcium. Bake your own kale chips, use Raw Kale Salad, braised or sautéed with leeks and mushrooms, or in wilted in soup.
April 16th, 2015
Take a breather. Many of us go to bed with hundreds of thoughts and ideas running through our mind. Before bed, take a few deep breaths to put your mind at ease. If it continues to race, write down your ideas and how they can be addressed the next day. Sleep tight!
April 7th, 2015
Did you know that there are eight B vitamins? All of these – B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 – maintain healthy skin, enhance immune and nervous system function, and promote cell growth and division. Foods rich in B vitamins are whole grains, milk, and other animal sources. If you do not regularly consume meat or animal products, consider a daily B12 supplement.
March 22nd, 2015
February 28th, 2015
Research in Australia showed that women who participate in club sports enjoy better mental health and life satisfaction than women who exercise at a gym or walk alone, even though there were no differences in physical health between the groups. Join a local volleyball or adult soccer league with friends, family, or coworkers!
February 8th, 2015
Go for gold! Instead of cooking with the average whole grains like brown or white rice, opt for something different. From spelt to millet to farro to freekeh, you’re bound to find something new you love. All contain quality nutrients and a good amount of fiber to keep your body satisfied and healthy!
February 4th, 2015
Stroke survivors with impaired balance may find relief in yoga. A small study found that after eight weeks of yoga classes, participants had positive results through improved balance, less fear of falling, and more independence than their peers who received regular care.
December 6th, 2014
“Learn to say no to demands, requests, invitations, and activities that leave you with no time for yourself. Until I learned to say no, and mean it, I was always overloaded by stress. You may feel guilty and selfish at first for guarding your down- time, but you’ll soon find that you are a much nicer, more present, more productive person in each instance you do choose to say yes.” ― Holly Mosier
November 25th, 2014
Turn off the screens and dim the lights. TV screens, iPad screens, and other electronics and indoor lighting cause the brain to remain active. Ease your mind into sleep by shutting off electronics and dimming lights at least an hour before you go to bed, if not sooner.
November 9th, 2014
Did you know asparagus have saponins, a phytonutrient that battles inflammation and chronic disease (like cancer). Saponins regulate blood pressure and blood sugar, too. Asparagus have loads of vitamin C, E, betacarotene and fiber, and contain a prebiotic that nourishes good bacteria in your gut. Spear it forward!