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Sky’s Super-food Fruit Salad Recipe

Incorporating colorful fruits is a great way to get one’s fair share of antioxidants, minerals and fiber – this fruit salad is a super-food no less! And although the fruits can be enjoyed as such, garnishing them with raw honey, maple syrup or healthy nuts can take the taste to a different level altogether. Fruits

Sunchoke Hash Recipe (Serves 4)

Sunchoke is also known as Jerusalem Artichoke – tuberous roots of a Native North American plant. Its nutty sweetness most immediately lends itself to raw salads, soft purées and creamy soups. It serves as a great potato chip alternative packed with prebiotic goodness, we combine vitamin C-rich brussel sprouts with sunchokes in this easy to

Vegetable Yum Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated 1 stalk lemongrass, minced ½ tsp crushed red pepper ¾ cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped 5-6 cups vegetable stock 1 (14-oz) can coconut milk 2 tbsp low sodium soy

Alkaline Detox Smoothie Recipe

Detox smoothies are a delicious way to detox, and one of the best additions to your daily routine. They also are a perfect way to get those greens in the diet. Chia seeds in this smoothie adds to the  fiber content and provides protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and many vital micronutrients making this a wholesome drink.

Steel-cut Oats Recipe

  Steel-cut oats, a “power” food, are an excellent source of protein, fiber and select vitamins and minerals. Unlike rolled oats which are highly processed, steel-cut oats are dense and chewy as a result of being passed through sharp, steel blades that cut them into thin slices that helps retain more fiber and protein. Enhance with

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: A Safer, Natural Approach to Treating Asthma

Here is an article about n-3 fatty acids and asthma from Kumar A, et al. – In an exploration to shed light on the efficacy of n–3 PUFA in inflammatory diseases, specifically asthma, researchers viewed it as an attractive non–pharmacological intervention which might benefit asthmatics with no major health side effects. – Based on

Berry Berry Lassi Recipe

  Lassi is a popular traditional yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent originating from the Punjab region. It is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes, fruit. It soothes the digestive tract, promotes digestive enzymes and aids in digestion. Perfect for a summer day, our Berry Berry Lassi is a refreshing drink and full

Tasty Greens Salad with Sweet Dressing Recipe

Salad greens can make a fabulous nutrient-rich meal, yet be light. The number of greens you can include in a salad are numerous. Whether it’s collard or sorrel, spinach or arugula , they all provide copious amounts of fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. Enjoy this tasty greens salad that

Quinoa and Berries Recipe

An ancient grain of the Incas, quinoa is hugely popular all over the world today. It is rich in fiber, a complete protein (rare for a plant) and a storehouse of nutrients like iron, magnesium, lysine and riboflavin. Since it is chewier than other grains, it creates a sense of fullness that can often help

Cashew Dip Recipe

Native to Brazil’s Amazon, the “Cashew” nut is packed with energy, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that are essential for robust health. It contains healthy monounsaturated fat that helps to reduce high triglyceride levels, promoting good cardiovascular health. Among others, it is rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, zinc and selenium that support healthy muscles and

Sunflower Dressing Recipe

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E – the body’s key fat soluble antioxidant that provides cardio protective and anti-inflammatory benefits. Along with providing generous amounts of the primary alkalinizing mineral  magnesium, sunflower seeds are also a good  source of the antioxidant selenium that aids in detoxification, B vitamins like thiamin and niacin,

Indian Lentil Dal Recipe

A well-rounded whole food plant-based diet can provide more than enough protein to satisfy the body’s needs. At 17.9g/cup, lentils are one of the top 3 plant based foods in terms of protein content. They are delicious, nutritious and super easy to prepare. Not only that, they are nutrient rich supplying the body with  healthy minerals such

Vegetable Chili Recipe

The main player in the Vegetarian Chili is  the assortment of beans. Beans are an excellent source of protein and balanced  fiber, providing an average of 6g of fiber per 1/2 cup. They contain both insoluble and soluble fiber, which may help lower cholesterol, improve glucose control and elevate the health of the digestive system. Furthermore,

Heartburn “wonder” meds are risky

As contradictory as it may seem, to help with overall alkalinity there is at least one place in the body where we want that acid: the stomach. While too much acid causes indigestion, heartburn and reflux disease, too little causes maldigestion and a host of other issues. Excess acid has received much of the attention

Predictive Biomarkers For Lifetime Health

Dr. Russell Jaffe was recently interviewed on the Optimal Performance Podcast discussing the top eight predictive biomarkers for lifetime health. What you’ll learn from Dr. Russell Jaffe on this episode of the Optimal Performance Podcast: The message is: you can control and save your life – or you can put it in the hands of

Vitamin D may lower child asthma, according to new research

Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and giving them to babies may help reduce high rate of allergies in children, a new research suggests. To go a little further, the trial results also suggest that supplements could even help reduce child asthma. In a trial of 260 pregnant women, the participants were randomly assigned to

A deeper look into adrenal health

Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. While some stress can be helpful, keeping us alert and resilient, chronic stress can cause inflammation and disease, putting our overall health at risk. Reducing the burden of stress in our lives is necessary for sustained health. In this article, we will explore the

Vitamin D levels could predict risk of poor cardiovascular health

The risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other cardiac events could be predicted by measuring levels of two vitamin D components, according to researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, UT. Here is some verbiage from Honor Whiteman, the author of the story at Medical News Today: “Lead

What is Adrenal Fatigue and What You Can Do if You Have It

Adrenal Fatigue was described in medical texts over a century ago. It still exists in today’s day and age; however, we now have better diagnostic tools. Adrenal fatigue consists of a broad spectrum of non-specific yet often debilitating symptoms. The onset of this disease is often slow and insidious and common symptoms include: Low energy