Mushrooms are one of those foods that people either love or hate. While I happen to love mushrooms and enjoy eating them any chance I can get, the rest of my family hates them. I completely understand that their earthy taste and chewy texture isn’t for everyone. Fortunately, you don’t have to eat mushrooms to reap their amazing health benefits. Taking them in supplement form is a great way to get their therapeutic effects.
Throughout the world, mushrooms have been valued for their medicinal properties for thousands of years. Scientific findings show that many mushrooms contain compounds Continue reading “Lion’s Mane Mushroom for Brain Health”
Today is Pancake Tuesday, or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. Whatever you call it, it is a day where many people celebrate by eating pancakes. Whether you observe Pancake Tuesday or not, pancakes are an easy and delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner option when you need something in a pinch. Another reason to sit down to a plate of pancakes is that you can make them incredibly nutritious.
Over the years we have shared many pancake recipes. Some have been more traditional than others, but all have two things in common: they are delicious, and they are nutritious. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Five Delicious Pancake Recipes”
My journey with essential oils and aromatherapy started over 20 years ago when I started having sleep issues. I used a balm that had calming essential oils. I noticed the benefits immediately and since then, I have continued to use essential oils for many purposes. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for healing. Scent is a key component in the use of essential oils, but they can also be applied to the skin in a massage for other direct health benefits.
Not all scents are created equally. Pure essential oils are derived from natural sources, like flowers or herbs, and have no chemical additives. Continue reading “Essential Oils 101”
The other day, my daughter reached out to hold my hand and she commented on how rough my hands were. With skating, skiing and shoveling, the cold air and whipping winds have dried out my skin, and to be truthful, I have not been the best at taking better care of it. In addition, cold and flu season has meant that my hands, in particular, have taken a beating from all the hand washing. So, here are some tips to help you sport soft, glowing skin in the winter, while enjoying your favorite cold weather activities.
1. Apply sunscreen: Just because you are wearing a coat, that shouldn’t mean that the sunscreen gets put away. Continue reading “5 Tips to Protect Your Skin in Winter”
If you need to work some extra protein into your day, Chocolate Protein Pudding is a delicious way to do it. Although it is great for breakfast, it can also make a yummy dessert and even makes a great post-workout snack. Silken tofu is the main protein source. It has a smoother, less beany taste than regular tofu. It works well in desserts, smoothies and other recipes calling for a sweeter taste, which makes it perfect for this pudding. A bonus is that tofu is also a good source not only of high-quality protein, but also of many other nutrients, including calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and selenium. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Chocolate Protein Pudding”