New Year’s Anti-Resolution

Happy New Year!!! It is common to make resolutions for the new year. Things you’ve been wanting to do, think you should do, or have been told to do. Rarely do we do those things or stick to them. This year I vote for a New Year’s anti-resolution. Something Old That Worked What things have you consistently done in the last year that you are proud of, that made you happy or made you healthy? Since resolutions are thought of … Continued

Asian Immune-Boosting Soup

I’m Jewish. On Christmas, my family, and many other Jewish families, would indulge in Chinese food. We would have it other times as well but on Christmas it was special. We appreciated the owners of these restaurants since we didn’t have to brave the long lines at the grocery stores the days before Christmas to prepare meals or on the day of Christmas when they were the only places open. Easiest Soup Ever In honor of this wonderful culture, I … Continued

Vaping: 3 Important Facts You and Your Kids Should Know

Vaping is all the rage. It has been touted as safer than regular cigarettes but that just isn’t the case. Here is what you need to know: Vaping Causes EVALI EVALI is Electronic Cigarette (or vaping) Associated Lung Injury. 2,290 of EVALI have been reported in the United States and surrounding areas, with 47 deaths associated with this illness. Those suffering from EVALI can experience symptoms that look very much like the flu or other respiratory infections. Both flu, respiratory … Continued

If You Are On Depo-Provera…Protect Your Bones

New research shows that being on the birth control, Depo-Provera causes bone loss in most women especially if they’ve been on it for over two years. The longer you are on it the more bone you can lose. Read on to discover the hazards of bone loss and what you can do to prevent it. Bone Loss Hazards Bone loss, also called osteopenia or osteoporosis, if it’s severe, can wreak havoc on your health. Structural deterioration can occur causing the … Continued

Pumpkin Patch Soufflé

Fall was about 3 days long in Michigan this year. The classic food of fall is pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread and, of course, pumpkin pie. This pumpkin soufflĂ© is a healthy, crustless pumpkin pie that my family loves so much we keep the ingredients on hand at all times. It’s super simple and you can add the sweetener of your choice. Pumpkin Powerhouse High in vitamin A. Vitamin A is great for your skin, eyes, teeth and immune system. … Continued

Thanksgiving Memories: Thanks for Sharing!

Connecting with our loved ones is a very significant part of Thanksgiving. Here are some stories of connection that I wanted to share with you. Everyone’s Grandpop At a funeral recently, for my friend’s father, this story was told. For most of their lives, the kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids each received a daily call from this man. One of the grandkids remembers that at college in a time when the phones were attached to the wall in the common area, … Continued

2 Tips for a Healthy Mental State for Kids

I just watched the movie Screenagers: The Next Chapter. It was good, I’d recommend it. It’s about the effects of screen time. The film included other information as well and I want to share that with you. Kids need 9-10 hours of sleep I know that that seems like a lot of sleep but that is when the body rests and repairs. For younger kids, a bedtime of 7, 8 or 9 is reasonable. But try to get a teenager … Continued

2 Steps to a Happier You (or how to let go of that sh**)

Here is a technique that can bring you peace, calm, happiness, better health, and a happier you. When you are sad, angry, frustrated, disappointed your stress level goes up. When your stress level goes up your immune system goes down. When your immune system goes down you get sick. Let’s change all this from the start with a technique I use to clear emotions that can get you down. The Almond in the Brain There is a little bundle of … Continued

Eggplant with Goat Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

If I could pick one food to have a fairytale romance with, it would be goat cheese. It is just that good. It can be sweet, it can be savory. It can be used in desserts. It can go on salad, or even on a steak. It is so versatile! This dish combines the salty creaminess of the goat cheese with the tang of tomatoes and the baked goodness of eggplant. There is even a link to a recipe for … Continued

Supreme Oral Health

Having a healthy mouth is important to your overall immune state. There are good and bad bacteria residing in our mouths. It’s our job to keep the optimal balance. Oral Supreme from Supreme Nutrition Products is a combination of oils that help keep this balance in favor of good bacteria. The Bad Guy…Biofilms Many people have bacteria, viruses and other microbes hiding in their mouths and under their gums. This is sometimes called dental biofilms. These microbes can move down … Continued