Dinner Tonight: Tofu Bowls with Millet and Avocado Dressing

avocadoA couple of weekends ago my neighbor made this green saucy mixture that we dipped veggies and shrimp in. I could not stop eating it, so I asked her what she called it was and she said Green Goddess Dressing. Now, I have had the bottle version before, but this one was incredible and different. This recipe uses avocado, parsley and cilantro for the lovely green color, and it omits the traditional anchovies and sour cream to make it vegan.

I used it as a dressing for this tofu and millet bowl. Millet is a grain that has a “corn-like” flavor and is gluten free. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Tofu Bowls with Millet and Avocado Dressing”

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Sinus Health: 10 Tips for Travelers

travel-healthTravel season has started for many people. For some, this means the beginning of relaxation, but for others travel can bring agonizing sinus pain. Traveling is taxing on your body. It can be downright exhausting. Many people come back from a trip with a sinus infection or a virus. Why is that?

• Cabins in airplanes recirculate the air. With a few hundred people in close proximity, it’s easy to be exposed to viruses and bacteria.

• Many  of us don’t get enough sleep. Continue reading “Sinus Health: 10 Tips for Travelers”

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Lunch Today: Mango Papaya Salsa

mango-papaya-salsaThis isn’t really a meal per se, but mango papaya salsa is a great topping for fish, burgers and chicken, and it makes a great dip, too! Since many will be having backyard parties and doing some grilling, this easy-to-make salsa, bursting with tropical fruit flavors, will be a hit with your friends.

Papaya, one of the stars of this recipe, contains more vitamin A than carrots and more vitamin C than oranges. It also contains an enzyme called papain that helps digest foods. The other star, mango, is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (particularly vitamins A and C, potassium and beta-carotene). Continue reading “Lunch Today: Mango Papaya Salsa”

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EWG’s 2017 Guide to Sunscreens

sunblockThis is the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) 11th annual guide to sunscreens, to help you choose safe and effective sun protection for you and your loved ones. EWG rates thousands of sunscreens from 0 to 10. This is known as the ingredient hazard score and reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients. The safest products are rated 0 to 2 (green). Products that are rated 3 to 6 (yellow) have moderate hazards to health, and from 7 to 10 (red) are considered high hazards to health.

Since starting the guide in 2007, there has been good progress. Continue reading “EWG’s 2017 Guide to Sunscreens”

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Lyme Disease: Protect & Prevent

lyme-preventionLyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US, Canada and Western Europe. The CDC estimates that there are over 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year. Depending on where you live, you may or may not have come across ticks. Ticks can’t fly or jump, so these little pests transfer onto an animal or person that brushes up against any foliage that they may have crawled on. Once on a host, they normally make their way to a warm, moist location such as the armpits before settling down to draw blood.

While not all ticks cause illness, they are known carriers for the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, as well as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and others.

Lyme disease is caused by the bite of a tick infected with the corkscrew-shaped bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Continue reading “Lyme Disease: Protect & Prevent”

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