Archive for: August, 2014


Brain Health Building Blocks

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Saffron is a functional spice indispensable to many exotic dishes. It also has an illustrious history: in ancient Egypt Cleopatra is thought to have used saffron as an aromatic and seductive essence. Today, while saffron is prized for flavoring, we’ve learned that it has major medicinal powers. While traveling in Turkey, we just had to stop in the spice market to pick some up! Research shows that saffron extract works … Continue reading “Spice Up Your Diet for a Better Brain”


School Starts in 3, 2, 1… What to Pack for School Lunch?

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As you may know, our bodies make vitamin D when our skin is exposed to the sun. If you’re very, very careful, you might be able to get most of your vitamin D via sun exposure, as long as you don’t overdo it, since too much sun can lead to skin cancer. Michael Holick, M.D., Ph.D. of Boston University, a leading expert on vitamin D, says the skin is so … Continue reading “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?”


WARRIORS BEWARE… CHEMICALS ARE LURKING!

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If you’re familiar with my book ”The Omni Diet”, (now available in paperback), you know I’m a huge fan of probiotics, supplements that give a boost to all the beneficial bacteria and other essential microorganisms dwelling in your digestive tract. (Don’t say ”ew” – our bodies harbor both good bugs and bad ones, and for the sake of our health, we have to make sure there are more good ones.) … Continue reading “Another Plus for Probiotics!”