Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Fruit Salad

Blueberries, strawberries and mango are some of the most healthy fruit one can eat and provide high levels of antioxidants. This recipe is light and refreshing and especially satisfying for warm spring days and hot summer days.  Not only will you find the recipe great tasting, but the presentation of Quinoa Fruit Salad is simply […]

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20 Non-Toxic Ways to Have a Clean Smelling Home

As a result of doing a month of chemo in 2001 for stage 3 colon cancer, I became very sensitive to certain perfumes/smells/odors.  For example, I used to wear a lite-fragrant perfume that I adored — now just about all perfumes make me feel ill.  My husband has had to return several colognes simply because I just could not stand the fragrance. […]

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Allergies? Check Your Household Cleaning Products

Sneezing? Coughing? Sinus drainage? Unexplained rash? Itchy skin?  Believe it or not but these symptoms can be traced back to chemical allergies found in everyday cleaning products.  Unfortunately, most people and even medical professionals associate these symptoms with seasonal changes in plants, trees, pollen, etc. instead of cleaning products in the home. Every day we […]

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Vegan Split Pea Soup

Need a perfect comfort food that is matched with a cooking time that allows one to spend time with friends and family?  Well, here you go!  Vegan Split Pea Soup is hearty, packed with protein, high in fiber, low in calories and fat, and freezes well.  And the taste will have even the pickiest eater […]

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16 Ways to Naturally Improve Your Immune System

When talking about improving immune system health, I always like to begin with the following quote from Dr. Lawrence Wilson: “Factors that impair the immune system include nutrient deficiencies, contaminated air, water and food, unhealthy lifestyles and too much exposure to harmful microbes. Other factors that weaken the immune system are negative attitudes and emotions […]

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Alzheimer's Disease – Importance of Tocotrienols and Tocopherols

Swedish researchers have discovered that the lower your brain levels of tocotrienols and tocopherols (the entire family of vitamin E) the higher the chance that you will experience mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease. The study led by Mangialasche, F. and colleagues from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden discovered that among study participants, high serum levels […]

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B-12 Deficiency – Know the Symptoms

Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is one of the 13 vitamins our body must have for good health and wellness. It is not only essential for the production of red blood cells but also supports the protection of a healthy nervous system.  It is also an essential element in the construction of our DNA. B-12 deficiency can damage your brain, spinal […]

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Aromatherapy Therapy for Children

“Those herbs which perfume the air most delightfully, not passed by as the rest, but, being trodden upon and crushed, are three; that is, burnet, wild thyme and watermints. Therefore, you are to set whole alleys of them, to have the pleasure when you walk or tread.” Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626) “Aromatherapy conveys the […]

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Health Benefits of Bananas

The many health benefits of bananas are nothing short of amazing. Bananas are gloriously sweet and come prepackaged with an easy-open pull down. Bananas are a favorite of just about everyone, young and old, and the fact that they contain a vibrant punch of potassium (a whopping 467mg of potassium per banana) makes them not […]

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Cherries for Inflammation and Pain

Eating cherries for inflammation and pain may seem a bit “out there” for most people who actually suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis. However, research continues to show that cherries, especially tart cherries, can give some of the same beneficial type of relief that anti-inflammatory drugs provide without having to be concerned about […]

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