Whether it’s in the form of whole seeds, ground, or an oil, flaxseed offers tremendous health benefits, including lowered cholesterol, weight loss, and a reduced risk of cancer. It’s no surprise then that the Latin name for flaxseed means “very useful.” Continue reading the full article.
Coming home after a long day of work and getting a hug from a loved one has long been recognized as a way of washing away the day’s stress. Dogs are a great substitute for human companionship, and plenty of people would argue that a dog’s “emotional” support far outweighs that of any human. Skin contact between a mother and her newborn immediately after delivery is an accepted practice for forming a bond, soothing the baby, and providing a feeling of safety to the newborn at birth. Continue reading the full article.
What is Switchel? You may not have heard of this somewhat hard to pronounce drink because it was first made popular in the 19th century but of late, it is making a comeback! Switchel is a refreshing drink made of water, cider vinegar, ginger, and some kind of sweetener – usually molasses or maple syrup. Farmers used to sip on this in the fields hundreds of years ago, but I first discovered this beverage at a local juice bar. I was excited to try it because unlike Kombucha, Switchel is free of live bacteria and carbonation. View Kim’s delicious Switchel recipe.
Moooove over cows – there are some new milks in town that are delicious and dairy-free! I am talking about nut milks. Nut milks are a great non-dairy alternative to cow’s milk without the dairy proteins that typically cause inflammation and even allergic reactions in some people. Nut milks are easy to digest, taste great, are affordable and easy to make, environmentally friendly and sustainable, and just plain tasty. Continue reading the full article.
Years ago I discovered I was allergic to corn. I was in my 20’s and corn chips and salsa were a common snack among college gatherings or dinner parties. I would often get such severe stomach pain and I had no idea what it was.
I felt like it was something I was eating but I wasn’t aware of actual food allergies and how they could affect your system. Turns out my blood type is type O and allergy to corn is very common. For close to 20 years, I have happily stayed away from all corn products, until just recently. Continue reading the full article here.