Monthly Archives: April 2020

If your local bike path is just too crowded nowadays, consider going digital. A new generation of digital streaming options has made it even easier to hit the bike. On-demand workouts give you the feel (and benefit) of a group fitness effort without leaving your home as well as varying time increments, from 15 minutes […]

Wash Your Hands Frequently This is a no-brainer. It’s easy for your hands to accumulate microbes throughout the day, so wash them for at least 20 seconds, with soap, frequently and always after preparing food (especially raw meat), touching an animal, blowing your nose or changing a diaper. And make sure your kids wash up, […]

Create the perfect quick breakfast right at home! Ingredients: 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1 1/2 cups ice 1 cup pitted frozen cherries 2 tbsp almond butter Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy. Reprinted with permission from Almonds Every Which Way by Brooke McLay […]

What Is It? A fat-soluble vitamin, which means it is best absorbed if you take it with avocado or some other source of healthy fat Created by the body when skin is exposed to sunlight, which is why it’s called “the sunshine vitamin” Other sources include fatty fish (like salmon), egg yolks and fortified dairy […]

Staying physically fit during pregnancy might not just help keep you healthy—evidence now suggests it may lead your child to move more as an adult. While scientists have made this observation before in people, they couldn’t tell if this effect was caused by a mother-to-be’s exercise habits or by how she influenced her child after […]

Try this refreshing drink recipe! 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1/2 piece of ginger 1/2 cup blueberries 1 small cucumber Juice or blend all ingredients together; if blending, press through a double layer of cheesecloth. Enjoy!  

Springtime signifies new beginnings, a theme that carries over into our living spaces as the days warm up. Science tells us the very act of spring cleaning and getting rid of clutter benefits the mind and body. Spring cleaning tactics differ for each person, especially if you’re into high-tech living. In fact, a large part […]

What Is It? The leaves of a tree, Olea europaea, the same tree that produces olives Used as a folk remedy for wounds and skin infections†   How Does It Support Immune Health? Long history of traditional usage for fever† Contains oleuropein, which has been found to have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties† Also appears to […]

You’re proud of your garden, and you should be—it took a lot of work to create a plot and get everything planted. But if you want to keep your plants growing well, you need to feed them. And the best thing to feed them is compost—what you get when you pile up kitchen scraps and […]

We’ve come a long way from the days when dieting meant cutting every last bit of fat out of your meals. But when it comes to the avocado, even the least fat-phobic dieter may wonder: Can anything with that rich a taste really have a place at a table geared towards weight control? Happily, the […]