Turmeric What's all the interest in turmeric these days? Well, turmeric, the yellow-pigmented "curry spice" often used in Indian cuisine, contains curcumin, which is the polyphenol identified as its primary active component. Curcumin exhibits over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, including those of being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer in nature. Curcumin is also capable of crossing… Continue reading Turmeric and Curcumin – A Primer
Sweet Potatoes! Orange-colored sweet potatoes owe their appearance to the carotenoid beta-carotene. As an antioxidant, beta-carotene can help ward off free radicals that damage cells through oxidation, which can speed up aging and make you vulnerable against chronic diseases. This antioxidant can help support your immune system, as well as lower your risk of heart… Continue reading Sweet Potatoes
Easy, raw, delicious! Ingredients: •2 cups each raw kale, spinach and fresh basil •1 cup raw walnuts •2 tablespoons white miso paste •1/2 +/- teaspoon himalayan salt (to taste) •1/2 +/- cup extra virgin olive oil Optional: 1-2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast Instructions: 1. Add kale, spinach, basil, walnuts, miso paste, and salt to… Continue reading Vegan Kale, Spinach and Basil Pesto
Did you know? Walnuts provide multiple nutrients that are beneficial to heart health, such as plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, fiber and protein. Omega-3 and antioxidants reduce excessive inflammation levels, while soluble fiber helps lower bad LDL cholesterol and protein supports normal heart function. How’s that for a health nut?
More and more Western doctors are prescribing yoga for their patients. Why? Learn more about yoga as therapy here.
What's with Endorphins? The endorphins are your body’s “feel-good” chemicals-- did you know that they may not be responsible for the so-called “runner’s high” after exercise? While endorphins increase in your blood following the stress of exercise, they don’t cross your blood-brain barrier and therefore may not trigger exercise-induced euphoria Read more about endorphins here....