HERBS, Nature’s Medicine

As a young child, one of my favorite things to do was to “explore”.  At 8 or 9 years old my explorations were naturally limited to a small area near my home.  I had to walk through the woods, cross the fields and stay within a safe distance from our house. Nonetheless, I still managed […]

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Summer Fare

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“To every thing, there is a season”.  And that definitely includes the world of cuisine. As we enter the first true week of summer, i.e. July 1st, the weather here in the eastern part of the U.S.  has fallen into line, so to speak….Temperatures in the northeastern part of the USA will reach the mid-80’s […]

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NUTRITION–Dehydration and Brain Function

If you happen to live in any of the 48 contiguous US States, you’ve probably experienced this summer’s record HEAT WAVE. Temperatures have broken records nearly everywhere. In New York City alone on July 22d, the temperature in Central Park recorded 105 degrees, w/ a Heat Index of 116 !!. Similar or worse conditions showed […]

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Menu of the Week — Strawberries

JUNE —  The month for weddings, the longest day of the year, warm weather, flowers, the Pearl (the gem of June) and , of course, Strawberries…..and Strawberry Festivals. Virtually anywhere you travel in the USA during this month you’ll find a festival somewhere…..strawberries and fresh cream, or vanilla ice cream and naturally, strawberry shortcake. The […]

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Nutrition–Soy Products

There are still a number of opinions in western thinking about the value of SOY products.  Back in the 1960’s, the “under 30” generation decided to change just about everything:  from clothes, hairstyles, music, “love”, politics and so much more, especially Diet and  Food.   We moved away from Chicken a la King and Meatloaf w/ […]

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Nutrition — Superfooods for Health

In modern times, the search for the best and most nutritious foods is ever ongoing.   It seems  nutritional guidelines are constantly changing.  While most of the basic foods always make the “list”,  others seem to have been recently discovered as the best source for this or for that vitamin/mineral/fiber, etc. Personally, I don’t believe we’ll […]

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NUTRITION — Cucumbers & Green Beans

There are many sources of essential vitamins and minerals needed for good health.  While we know that eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, proper carbohydrates, proteins and fats and drinking plenty of good water are important, not many people are aware of exactly which foods provide which essentials. In my blog on nutrition, I […]

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NUTRITION — TURMERIC

As I mentioned in my last Post; here is a list of just some of the benefits of this great Spice: Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a […]

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