A Super Bowl in the Heat of the Summer? Of Course! Just Look to Your Seasonal Market Basket

Although the heat of summer tends to drive us away from the kitchen stove, that doesn’t mean we must forgo optimal nutrition.  As a result, this season’s Market Basket offers a wealth of options that would strike envy in the heart of any winter chef.

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The intrepid egg has seen its fair share of promoters and detractors through the years. I’m happy to say that the 1970s’ ad slogan that trumpeted “The Incredible, Edible Egg” is as true now as was the success of Women’s Lib slogan of the same decade – “We’ve come a long way, baby!”

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It’s safe to say that coconut water led the charge to take advantage of coconut, the ingredient technically known as a “fibrous, one-seeded drupe,” yet often casually referred to as a fruit, a nut, or a seed. Regardless of the naming trope, whenever we can attribute health benefits to a natural, widely available substance such as coconut, the marketing and commerce will begin. In this case, however, the lovely coconut has earned its new identity as a superfood many times over.

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Using Your Pantry to Boost Your Immune System

Much of the northern hemisphere is smack in the middle of one of the most challenging times of year for maintaining good health. The winter season of colds, flu, infections and the spread of illness compels us retreat to the indoors. Dry heat, lack of fresh air, and the inevitable proximity to infected people can put us at a disadvantage. Fear not, as there are ample steps you can take to fend off these external threats and strengthen your immune system naturally. And (this should be of no surprise coming from me) the source is your kitchen pantry.

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January is Cervical Health Month—Time to Make Nutrition a Priority

As our journey into the new year begins full steam, amid resolutions, renewed energy, and determination, we are reminded that January is Cervical Health Month. We are bombarded with information about cervical cancer, screenings, tests, vaccines, and statistics—all important information. Yet, despite what we have learned from the media, the risk of cervical cancer goes beyond the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. In fact, epidemiological (population observation) studies have revealed that nutrition is important, not only for maintaining the health of the cervix but also for having a suppressive effect on HPV infection.

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We all love this holiday time of year — the decorations, the music, the social gatherings, the baking, the cooking, etc. The air is simply charged with a sense of contagious excitement. But, there is a flipside to all the fun… I’m talking about the wear and tear on our health. The assault of toxins, sweets, fats, calories, alcohol, stress, all add up to a veritable sin-city of challenges to our wellness! And by the time we reach New Year’s Day, and the reality of our folly sets in, with Winter upon us, we then often resolve to detox and commit to a pristine way of living to shed the excesses of the holiday season.

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