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  • Natural Approach to Colds, Flu and Ear Infection for Kids

    by Paula Gallagher | January 15, 2018

    sick-child_aColds, flu and ear infections are some of the common reasons parents bring their children in to see their doctors. The best approach to a cold or flu is to prevent it in the first place. Teach your children that regular hand washing, good nutrition, and restful sleeps are all important factors in maintaining a healthy immune system and warding off cold and flu viruses.

    If all the precautions have taken place and your little one still has come down with something, you can try a natural approach to colds, flu and ear infections. Here are some tips to get them back on the road to health. Read more

  • Healthy Diet Has Positive Effects on Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

    by Paula Gallagher | January 10, 2018

    healthy-foodA new study finds that healthy diets and healthy lifestyle habits may help reduce symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers looked at 7,000 people with MS and found that those with the healthiest diets had the fewest symptoms and less disability than those who didn't eat as well.

    The study also found that participants with an overall healthy lifestyle were nearly 50% less likely to have depression, 30% less likely to have severe fatigue, and more than 40% less likely to have pain. Read more

  • Dinner Tonight: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

    by Paula Gallagher | January 9, 2018

    cauliflower-crust-pizza_aYou know that cauliflower is a hot vegetable when you see it offered as an option on the menu at a local steak house. Instead of prime rib, you could order cauliflower steak! It's no wonder – cauliflower is a versatile superfood. From steaks to cauliflower wings(!), cauliflower’s unique texture lets it stand in for plenty of other higher calorie and less healthy food options. It also stands up to a variety of cooking methods.

    As a member of the Brassica family, along with broccoli and kale, cauliflower also delivers a wallop of nutrients and antioxidants responsible for its oft-touted health properties. Read more

  • Dr. Mark Hyman's New Book: "Food. What the Heck Should I Eat?"

    by Village Green Admin | January 8, 2018

    This blog was written by Dr. Mark Hyman about his new book, Food. What the Heck Should I Eat? (Article reposted with permission from Dr. Mark Hyman.)
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    food-what-the-heck-should-i-eatEating healthy is more confusing than ever. I’ve been studying nutrition for 35 years and found that even experts are confused by the science. If the people we look to for nutritional guidance keep changing their views, no wonder the rest of us are so overwhelmed!

    You know what I’m talking about. One day eggs are unhealthy, then the next day they are a miracle food. One year the government tells us to eat bread, pasta, and other carbohydrates as the foundation of our diet, and the next it tells us to cut carbs. The US Dietary Guidelines told us 35 years ago that all our health problems were derived from eating fat and recommended we eat fat “only sparingly.” Over three decades later, they suddenly learned fat wasn’t so bad for us.

    Then you’ve got the dogmatists who believe you must adhere 100% to a particular plan to be lean and healthy, whether that plan be vegan, Paleo, vegetarian, Mediterranean, raw food, ketogenic, high-fat, low-fat or omnivore. Read more

  • Move Over Quinoa, There's a New Grain in Town: Freekeh

    by Paula Gallagher | January 3, 2018

    freekehI stumbled over this grain in my local grocery store while I was checking quinoa off my list. To be honest, the name caught my eye first and then I read the side label. High fiber, great source of protein and easy to prepare. I was sold!

    Freekeh, also known as farik, is a whole grain harvested while young and green. It's roasted over an open fire, then the straw and chaff are burned and rubbed off. The grain on the inside is too young and moist to burn, so what you're left with is a firm, slightly chewy grain with a distinct flavor that's earthy and nutty. Read more

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