Dinner Tonight: Warming Curry Cauliflower Soup

cauliflower soupThis curry cauliflower soup is easy to whip up and is the perfect meal after a day of shoveling snow or playing in it! It combines antioxidant-rich cauliflower and warming spices like ginger and cayenne. And because the veggies are roasted, the soup has a wonderful rich and creamy texture without a drop of cream.

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw, steamed, baked or pureed. Also, it delivers a wallop of nutrients and antioxidants responsible for its oft-touted health properties. A study in the journal Stroke found that for every 25g increase in the daily intake of white vegetables and fruits (about 1/4 cup of cauliflower), the risk of suffering a stroke dropped by 9%. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Warming Curry Cauliflower Soup”

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The Key to Optimal Health: Understanding Nutritional Deficiencies

Spectracell sampleWhy do we get sick? Can we blame it on age? Is it because a co-worker or family member shared their germs? Maybe it’s because we are genetically at risk? Each of these factors has some influence on your wellness, but the bigger influence may be your micronutrient status, including nutritional deficiencies. Continue reading “The Key to Optimal Health: Understanding Nutritional Deficiencies”

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New Studies: Fish Oil Reduces Heart Attacks

fish oilTwo studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have found that healthy people who eat fish with omega-3s or take fish oil supplements suffer fewer heart attacks than people who do not have omega-3s in their diet.

One study called The Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL) found that healthy people who took a fish oil supplement suffered fewer heart attacks, particularly if they were African American or did not regularly eat fish. The fish oil supplements reduced risk of heart attack by 28% over a 5-year follow-up period. Continue reading “New Studies: Fish Oil Reduces Heart Attacks”

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

gratitudeThanksgiving should be about family, friends, good food… and most of all, gratitude. And being thankful can actually be good for you! According to the book Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Robert A. Emmons, PhD, cites numerous studies that indicate happiness comes from feeling grateful.

We tend to believe that happiness comes from what happens, such as what we buy, what we achieve, and where we go on holidays. But according to Emmons, it doesn’t work that way. He says that happiness comes from gratefulness. Continue reading “Thanksgiving Gratitude”

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