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Arame watercress salad recipe | Foodie Friday

If you haven’t used seaweed or sea vegetables before, this Arame watercress salad recipe is a nice easy way to start.  […]

Seaweed | The superfood you probably aren’t eating

I walk to the beach every day…and see the slippery, slimy, fly-infested seaweed on the beach and no, my tummy does not rumble!  It is not something I even think about eating. But I do regularly sprinkle kelp granules on my food. Let’s look at why we should be eating seaweed (but not straight off the beach!). […]

Flaxseed for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (PCa) affects one in six men during their lifetime. While many incidences of PCa do not require surgery or radiation, it is still important to look at dietary factors that can impact the development and progression of PCa. In fact, dietary factors should be key components of active surveillance programs for PCa. Today, let’s look at some research behind flaxseed for prostate cancer.  […]

Are you a human being or a human doing?

It’s all too easy to focus on doing things. We have our lists whether they are written on paper, our computer/phone, or in our heads, and we need to get things done….but what about time for being? […]

Cheezy broccoli bites recipe | Dehydrated broccoli with a crunch

Dehydrated broccoli?  Hmmm. Nutritional yeast instead of cheese? Probably not an instant choice…but don’t just dismiss it.  These cheezy broccoli bites taste good and are good for you! […]

Sulforaphane from frozen or cooked cruciferous vegetables | Sharing myrosinase

We want the biggest bang for our efforts. And that goes for our healthy eating too. Many people aren’t keen on eating veg, so if they are making the effort, we want to make sure they get the maximum goodness out of them. Find out how to do that with cooked cruciferous vegetables.  […]

Chopped detox salad | A deep-clean meal for your body

We have a cleaning system inside our bodies that works non-stop, every day to keep us healthy. But as with all cleaning systems, it needs the right equipment and supplies to do a good job. Today’s recipe for a chopped detox salad gives your body the equivalent of a good mop, soap, stain remover, and scrubber for a deep clean meal.  […]

The power of nutrigenomics | Maximize sulforaphane production from your vegetables

Sulforaphane is formed from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower and has many potential benefits on the body.  But how we prepare our vegetables can impact the amount of sulforaphane created. Let’s look at how to maximize sulforaphane production from our veggies. […]

Broccoli hummus recipe | A scoop of sulforaphane

Scoop up that beneficial sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables with this broccoli hummus recipe!  Instead of chickpeas, it uses broccoli and zucchini. […]

The power of nutrigenomics | Sulforaphane from Cruciferous vegetables

We’ve all heard that eating broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables is good for us, but let’s look further into how these vegetables can be beneficial. It’s a fascinating journey into the nutrigenomic potential of sulforaphane.  […]

By | June 19th, 2018|Food, nutrigenomics|0 Comments

Tulsi tea truffles recipe | Foodie Fridays

In Tuesday’s blog post I mentioned Tulsi tea being likened to liquid yoga. Today here is a recipe for making truffles using Tulsi tea leaves. It can also be adapted to other types of tea. […]

Can I interest you in a cup of liquid yoga aka Tulsi tea or Holy Basil tea?

You may have heard of Tulsi or Holy Basil. It is an aromatic herb from the Basil family used within Ayurveda.  Scientific research is now confirming it’s beneficial effects,  leading it to be known as “liquid yoga”. Let’s find out why.  […]

By | June 12th, 2018|Lifestyle Medicine, Stress reduction|0 Comments

Quickest nut milk recipe | Enjoy a variety of nut milks

Just run out of almond milk? Or you went to the local store and they didn’t have any? Here is the quickest nut milk recipe that may change your buying habits in the future. […]

By | June 8th, 2018|Basics, Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|0 Comments

Let’s get skipping again | When and why do we stop skipping?

Skip: move along lightly, stepping from one foot to the other with a hop or bounce.  We all skip as children so when do we stop skipping? Why do we stop skipping? Find out more and then let’s get skipping again! […]

Moving on is bittersweet | Remember First, Last, and Only

As you are reading this on June 1st, I am moving house. Yes, today.  You should be here, giving a hand! Our new adventure begins. And as I move to a time of many “firsts”, I reflect on a month of many “lasts” and wonder what I can take from this. […]

By | June 1st, 2018|Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning|2 Comments

Life lessons from Harold, our parrot

Sadly, my pet parrot Harold just died. We have been distraught. We thought he would outlive us both. It is such a shock. But in my sadness, I am trying to focus on the life lessons I can take from sharing half my life with this dear sweet bird. […]

By | May 29th, 2018|Love, Meaning|0 Comments

Minted pea and avocado dip recipe | Foodie Friday

To end May’s month of blog dip recipes, here is a twist on guacamole: minted pea avocado dip. The addition of the peas and mint not only adds to the taste but also to the nutritional impact with lots of phytonutrients from the peas.  […]

Using saunas for depression | Can a sauna session yield lasting improvement?

There are many limitations to the current use of antidepressants, from lack of effectiveness to difficulty in withdrawal. For many people with depression, medication isn’t the answer. There is a real need for alternatives to medications.  One such treatment that you may be surprised to read about is the anti-depressant effects of sauna use. […]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine, Research|0 Comments

Spiced sun-dried tomato spread recipe | Foodie Friday

Keeping in our “dip” mode a little longer, here is the third dip – (really more of a spread) recipe this month. We’ve had beet and feta, artichoke and almond, and now this is a spiced sun-dried tomato spread. […]

Using saunas for detoxification | Sweat out those heavy metals and toxins

While the past couple of weeks we have looked at research regarding sauna use with specific health conditions, today let’s look at its use for more general health benefits.  I think one of the most well-recognized benefits of using saunas is for detoxification, through increasing sweating. […]

Artichoke and Almond dip recipe | Foodie Friday

Last week I shared a beet and feta dip or spread recipe. In the same mode, here is an artichoke and almond dip that can also be used as a spread, or piled on a baked potato, or used in many different ways. […]

By | May 11th, 2018|Basics, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

The effects of saunas on cardiovascular disease

Last week we looked at a study investigating whether sauna use could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This week, let’s look at the potential effects of sauna use on cardiovascular disease (CVD). […]

Beet and feta dip recipe | Foodie Friday

Move over hummus. It’s time to try something new! This beet feta dip is not only vibrant in color, but also in flavor.  And it’s versatile, as it can be used as a spread too, for sandwiches, toast, or crudites. […]

Can saunas lower Alzheimer’s & Dementia risk?

Following on from last week’s blog post about the general health benefits of sauna, today I want to look further into a large study on whether saunas lower Alzheimer’s and dementia risk.   […]

Mediterranean roasted red cabbage salad recipe | Foodie Friday

Last week I shared a recipe for roasted red cabbage slices or “steaks”. You can eat these hot or use left-overs cold in a dish, like today’s recipe for Mediterranean roasted red cabbage salad. Hot or cold, the roasting brings out a sweetness in the cabbage. […]

By | April 27th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

Health benefits of sauna use | Finnish sauna culture

Most people don’t like to get hot, apart from when on a sunny vacation. We work hard to keep our environment pretty well controlled. But periodically increasing our core temperature is actually healthful. Saunas are a great way to do this.  Let’s find out more. […]

Roasted red cabbage slices | Foodie Friday

Become a vegetable butcher and make some roasted red cabbage steaks! “Steaks” makes it sound really meaty! No wimpy veg dishes here! AKA roasted red cabbage slices.  Give it a try.  […]

By | April 20th, 2018|Breakfast, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

Eating fish, cognition, and sleep | How are they interconnected?

We all know that eating oily fish provides us with a good source of omega 3 fats.  Greater fish consumption has been seen to be associated with improved cognition among children, and also with improved sleep.  So is the improved sleep responsible for the improved cognition? Let’s look at the connection between eating fish, cognition, and sleep. […]

Extending our Healthspan rather than lifespan | TEDxSalon in San Rafael

We read about many advances in medicine and lifestyle medicine research which offer the promise of extending our longevity.  But our real goal should be extending our Healthspan, rather than just lifespan. We want to increase the years we are healthy, not just add more years to our lives when we have chronic diseases. […]

Is tamoxifen right for you? New genetic-based guidelines help answer the question

New international guidelines have been published about how genetics guide Tamoxifen use, specifically polymorphisms in the gene CYP2D6. Let’s see what our genes can tell us. […]

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