The whole world is on COVID-19 alert and with everything happening, I’ve been researching different ways we can naturally strengthen our immune systems. One remedy that comes to mind is the elderberry. Particularly the black elderberry which has ancient roots in Europe and is one of nature’s most versatile plants for “what ails you”.
The other day I was needing a dose of Black Eyed Peas. No, I’m not referring to the multi-platinum hip-hop group, I’m talking about black-eyed peas (Cow peas) usually served with collard greens. After spending time in Oklahoma, I was introduced to these peas which are often considered a staple in US Southern and Indian cuisine.
How are your New Year’s resolutions holding up? If you weren’t aware, there was a vast growing trend to go vegan in January called “Veganuary”—the term comes from a UK-based nonprofit (called the same name). Veganuary's mission is to “encourage people to consume only plant foods for the month of January. Since then, participation has more than doubled each year, with an estimated 1.3 million people committing to Veganuary in 2019.”
Do you dread the holiday season? Does stress start to build just thinking about the range of demands placed on you?
Like many others, I’ve suffered with intestinal issues for years but I seek nutrition to help out versus taking a pill. We’ve all seen commercials, and advertisements telling us to eat yogurt or take probiotics to improve our digestive systems. These companies claim their products are enriched with vitamins, minerals, and helpful bacterias. Helpful bacteria? What is this all about? Is this healthy and does it really make a difference to ingest something that adds “bacteria” to my gut?
If you want to preserve summer fruits and vegetables into winter, such as tomatoes, there are several methods including canning, freezing, drying and baking.
Let’s talk about food, baby, let’s talk about you and me …eating fresh, nutritious food!
Often times, you look in the fridge and think, “Nothing looks appetizing for lunch, I’ll just grab something at work.” So, you grab a few extra dollars and head to work. This can wreak havoc on your diet and chip away at your bank account.
Summer is finally here!!! But wait, what’s with this heat? I’ll melt if I go out! Summer heat can lure people into staying inside gathering around the television, curling up with their smart devices, or lounging with their laptops. However, to maintain a healthier body it’s important to get up and move and summertime is a great time to start the journey towards a healthier lifestyle.