Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Mardi Gras… whatever you call it, millions of people are eating pancakes today! Whether you observe Lent or not, why not join in the fun of Pancake Tuesday? Personally, I think breakfast for dinner is always a good idea for many reasons, including being simple to prepare and full of nutritional goodness.
The following recipes are wholesome, cost effective, vegetarian and can be made with gluten-free flours, as well. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Pancakes Three Ways”
Magnesium is a mineral that many associate with calcium – for strengthening bones – but this vital mineral is much more than that. It is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body and impacts blood pressure, metabolism, immune function and many other aspects of health. Unfortunately, it is estimated that as many as 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium.
How do you know if you are deficient? There are some simple blood tests that your healthcare practitioner can use to determine magnesium deficiency. The following are common reasons for magnesium deficiency: Continue reading “Magnesium is the Mineral You Need Now”
Whether you’re brown bagging it at the office, packing a school lunch, or simply sitting down for a midday meal, you want to be energized by food that delivers a tasty nutritional punch. This recipe gives you double the protein power and is ideal for many people, including those concerned about sugar intake or managing diabetes.
Whole eggs have high-quality protein and are rich in B vitamins (B2, biotin, choline, inositol, B5, and B12), as well as vitamins A, D and E. In addition, they provide important minerals such as iron, phosphorus, zinc and sulfur. Egg yolks also provide cholesterol and lecithin. Cholesterol plays many important roles in the body and is necessary for the production of adrenal hormones, vitamin D and sex hormones. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Protein-Packed Egg and Tofu Bites”
In a survey of married women, the CDC found that 1.5 million women in the US (6%) are infertile (source: National Survey of Family Growth, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2006-2010). Twenty-five percent of infertile couples have more than one factor that contributes to their infertility. And although women frequently tend to feel the burden more, infertility affects men and women equally.
There are many factors that can affect infertility, but there are a number things you can do (or should stop doing) to help increase your chances of conceiving before you try more invasive and costly procedures. Continue reading “Natural Approaches to Infertility”
I know it is still February, but many places have been having spring-like weather already. Unfortunately, for many people, the warmer spring air brings runny noises and watery, itchy eyes. This condition is known as rhinitis, an inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose, and it causes sneezing, runny noses and a constant feeling of being stuffed up.
Rhinitis can occur as the result of a cold, allergies or environmental irritants like dust, cigarette smoke or pollution. If your symptoms are year-round and worsen in the spring, you most likely have seasonal allergies, rather than an infection like a cold. Continue reading “Stop Your Allergy Symptoms Now”