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Make Happy Hour Healthy Hour ???

Whether it’s a Saint Patrick’s celebratory cocktail or a refreshing end of the week toast you’re looking for, look no further. This concoction was originally a way to get my husband to drink green juice (no joke), and has now turned into our go to refreshment. And if you want to enjoy as a mocktail, […]

Lemon Lentil Chicken with Rice

I love lentils and any combination with rice will get my vote for sure. Lentils are low in fat, very high in protein and fiber. This dish also features my favorite citrus (lemons) so there are 3 great tastes that taste great together! 1 tbsp. Olive oil 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces […]

Want a Healthy Brain? Take Vitamin D

Alzheimer’s has been in the news increasingly these days, and with good reason. Our baby boomer population is aging and there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s. But there is good news.  It is well known that vitamin D is essential for maintaining healthy muscles and bone, and plays significant roles in the immune system […]

Vitamin E and Bone Health (Yes, Vitamin E!)

Recent studies have indicated that oxidative stress may be a contributing factor in the development of decreased bone density and an increased risk of bone fracture. The study, published in the journal Osteoporosis International, included 21,774 Norwegian men and women aged 65-79 that were part of a community-based health study. Serum Vitamin E concentrations were […]

Fiber type is key to your weight ?

Getting ready to make changes in your diet for the new year? It is known that dietary fiber may play a role in obesity prevention, but different individual fiber sources may be as important. A publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition investigated the association of total dietary fiber, cereal fiber, and fruit and […]

Fish Oil May Lower Risk of Breast Cancer ❤

Recent research adds strong support to the use of fish oil in reducing the most common classification, known as invasive ductal carcinoma. A study conducted by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, included 35,016 postmenopausal women between the ages of 50 and 76. After six years of follow-up, researchers found that […]

What Are Your Winter Soltice Rituals? ❄

Most of the Western world waits until January 1st, our calendar New Year, to transform their habits. But what if you got a jump start?  Winter Solstice (the astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere) has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands […]

Stressed This Holiday Season? ?

Research suggests that the combined supplementation of alpha-lipoic acid and CoQ10 may improve energy homeostasis, stress response, and antioxidant defense mechanisms (think beefed up immune system to avoid colds this season).  What’s all the hub-bub? CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has an essential function in the electron transport chain in the inner mitochondrial membrane, and is involved with […]

Sleep Deprivation May Lead to Overeating

Obesity is a growing problem in many countries around the world. It has been hypothesized that sleep duration plays a role in calorie consumption and a number of studies have looked at this relationship over the years. There is now a meta-analysis combining this data to come up with a clearer picture. The meta-analysis is […]

Flavonoids = Happy, Happy ◉‿◉

food be medicine

Flavonoids are phytonutrients (plant nutrients) found in tea, chocolate, red wine and many fruits and vegetables. Researchers from Harvard published an article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzing data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Nurses’ Health Study II, looking at potential links between flavonoid intake and depression. Analysis of flavonoid intake […]

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