Healthy Living and Wellness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!

A Customer Submitted Article: Minimize your risk of developing skin cancer including melanoma. Things to know about melanoma:

10 Tips To Maximize Nutrition From Today's Nutrient-Depleted Produce

An article by Mike L. Over the past 10,000 years, humans have domesticated many fruits and vegetables and, in the process, leached out the nutrients and increased the sugar and starch levels of many of them. Health writer Jo Robinson has described how it happened in her new book, Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health.

DID YOU KNOW... Celery

DID YOU KNOW… CELERY has been grown and used by humans for over 3000 years. Health Benefits: • The natural organic sodium (salt) in celery is very safe for consumption. In fact, it is essential for the body. Even individuals who are salt-sensitive can safely take the sodium in celery, unlike table salt (iodized sodium) which is harmful for those with high blood pressure. • The health benefits of celery are more than just lowering blood pressure. They also contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds to combat cancer.......

All About Apples ­-- by Jo Robinson

(The following is excerpted from Eating on the Wild Side, by Jo Robinson. Published in June 2013 by Little, Brown and Company. Copyright © 2013 by Jo Robinson. All rights reserved.)

Ask JILL!

What is this Hollywood beauty trend ‘oil pulling’ all about?

ANSWER: Oil pulling is being touted to flush toxins, fight infection, whiten teeth & make your skin glow. It’s an ancient Ayurvedic practice dating back thousands of years. Natural health experts agree, oil pulling reduces gingivitis by 60% and plaque by 30%.  It draws bacteria, yeast & other toxins out of gum tissue and crevices between teeth.

Healthy Facts Recipes

  • 1 head cooked or raw cauliflower,
       cut into bit size pieces
    5 tomatoes, diced small
    1 red onion, diced small
    1 bunch cilantro, chopped
    1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
    1 cup frozen corn, thawed
    2 limes, juiced (zest some
       optional)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve at room temperature in martini glasses or add to tortillas with some beans for a complete meal.

  • Recipe altered from JillMcKeever.com

    2 cups rolled oats
    1 12 oz. roasted red peppers,
       undrained
    1/2 cup nutritional yeast
    1/4 cup aquafaba (liquid from
       any bean cooking)
    2 Tbsp lemon juice
    1 Tbsp onion powder
    2 tsp salt
    2 tsp flax, ground - light colored if possible
    1 tsp smoked paprika OR liquid
       smoke
    3 1/2 cups water

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled, cubed
       and cooked
    1/4 cup water
    2 Tbsp yellow mustard
    1 tsp each: onion & garlic powder
       salt and pepper to taste
    4 celery stalks
    4 green onions, trimmed
    1/4 bunch fresh flat leaf parsley
    1 can hearts of palm, drained
    3 Tbsp capers or sliced green
       olives
    Tomato slices or chops for
       serving

  • Filling:
    6 cups frozen peach slices,
       thawed and roughly chopped
    2 cups blueberries
    1 lemon, zested 1st and juiced
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1 cup agave syrup, date sugar, or
       sweetener of choice
    1/2 tsp. salt

    Topping:
    1-2 cups raw pecans, walnuts, or
       almonds – chopped
    1 1/2 cups rolled oats or instant
       oats
    1 cup pure maple syrup
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 tsp salt

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