Wednesday , July 6 2022

Healthy Eating

Herbs and Spices that Boost the Immune System

By Linda Scotti, RN, BSN, MA I’ve always been interested in nature and plants. Scientists estimate that there are more than 5,000 phytochemicals (naturally occurring plant chemicals). These phytochemicals not only protect the plant from pathogens and cell damage, but they also help us when we ingest the plant. Herbs …

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Healthy Eating – Could Food Scarcities Lead to Health Abundance?

By Betsy Bruns To what degree will food shortages plague us in 2022? So far, I’ve not had any problems finding staples and am holding a vision of plenty of good food and health abundance in the coming year. Quinoa, beans, lentils, rice, oats, nutritional yeast, condiments, and spices have …

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Healthy Eating – Refreshing Easter Traditions

  By Betsy Bruns Refreshing Easter Traditions Easter gatherings in our family always included two things: ham and chicken liver pâté. It was tradition. Special care was taken to secure these delicacies in advance.  The Easter ham was ordered well before the holiday and the chicken liver was bought early, …

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Healthy Eating – Spuds – The gift of the Irish

  By Betsy Bruns Spuds – The gift of the Irish As an Irish gal, I have consumed more than my fair share of potatoes. I love them boiled, baked, mashed, plain, or seasoned – and for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I’m clearly not alone in my appreciation for the …

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Healthy Eating – Nourishing Good Fortune

  By Betsy Bruns February 1st, 2022, is the Chinese Lunar New Year (LNY) commencing The Year of The Tiger. It is said that Tiger years bring times of change, this year even more so because 2022 is a Water Tiger. Water is associated with sensitivity, creativity, and openness to …

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Healthy Eating – Holiday Nibbling

  By Betsy Bruns It’s the most wonderful time of the year for nibbling.  Whipping up favorite family recipes, creating new foodie traditions, noshing on coffee cakes and candy canes, baking cookies, and serving appetizers are popular pastimes of the holiday season. Food can be an expression of who we …

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Healthy Eating – Feasting on Gratitude

By Betsy Bruns Nearly a decade ago, a sweeping transformation happened in my life following a 30-Day gratitude challenge. During this time, I simply began each day by writing down five things for which I was grateful.   These things didn’t need to be extravagant, though sometimes they were. More often …

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Healthy Eating – Vegetarian Eating- Were We Born This Way?

  By Betsy Bruns World Vegetarian day is October 1st, and so is my birthday.  Coincidence? Probably not. Is it possible we are born to be vegetarian? I’m convinced I was born this way because even as a small child, if I just started thinking about the animal who I …

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Healthy Eating – Chicken-less Soup for the Soul

By Betsy Bruns As summer is sunsetting, my husband and I are looking forward to squeezing in a bit more Lake Michigan beach time with loved ones. Moving away from family and friends in 2021 means that gatherings are less spontaneous and occur mostly on weekend visits. The memories we …

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