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Lycopene is a carotenoid that has gained considerable press in the last decade. It is present in the human body and it is found in foods like tomatoes (especially tomato sauce, paste, and juice) watermelon, pink grapefruit, and guava. Carotenoids are a group of pigmented compounds, powerful antioxidants,that protect cells from the harmful effects of free radicals.
For a person who visits the grocery store typically no less than three to four times a week, one might think that I’m less guilty of allowing food, specifically fresh fruit and vegetables, go bad. But like the more than 31 million Americans who throw away nearly 33 million tons of food each year (equivalent to 470 pounds per household per year), I am indeed guilty.
We tend to hear a lot about cleansing and detoxing when springtime rolls around. Chances are someone you know is either “on a cleanse,” “juicing,” or cleaning up their life in one way or another. Although anytime is the right time to start thinking about taking better care of ourselves, springtime seems to just signal renewal, growth and the perfect time to let go of things that no longer support us.
This was about the most delicious halibut recipe I have ever prepared. It comes highly recommended.
The Mediterranean diet has been shown to help reduce levels of inflammation in the body in just 6 weeks. By adding vegetables, legumes, olive oil, fish, nuts, and seeds to your diet and decreasing red meat, sugar, and processed foods, you can help decrease your risk for heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, and certain cancers.
There’s a great book called Younger Next Year for Women by Chris Crowly & Henry S. Lodge, MD. One of the chapter titles is awesome: “Life Is an Endurance Event: Train for It.” So many people believe that everything in life happens by chance; that some people are simply blessed with better genes than others and are therefore smarter, fitter, richer, or better looking. It’s certainly true that genetics can play a powerful role in our lives, but it’s somewhat like being dealt a certain hand in a game of cards. It’s what we do with what we’re dealt that really counts. So why not train for our lives like champions.
Did you know that the oils that we consume can have an impact on our mood?
What are you thinking about today? Love? Your heart? Your relationships? Well we’re thinking about all of the above. If you are looking for ways to increase your bliss barometer you’ll want to check out Dr. James’ special message for you.
Vegetarians are often asked the question, “how do you get your protein?” Americans have become somewhat obsessed with protein these days and we tend to be an “over-proteined” nation overall. The truth is that ounce per ounce, pound per pound, calorie per calorie, plant-based protein may pack a more powerful punch than animal protein.
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Friends and family always seem surprised that we make our own almond milk. Dr. Debra takes you through the process and shows how to make almond milk in a snap.
Almond milk is great for anyone who can’t tolerate cow’s milk or soy milk. It has a light and [...]