When you think herbal medicine, you might think of exotic herbs from distant lands with impossible to pronounce names. However, there are many powerful herbs that are readily available in your kitchen...Read More
It's that time of year again. Everything is in full bloom and now your allergies have sent you sneezing and wheezing. Why does this happen? Exposure to certain allergens causes them to bind with IgE a...Read More
Eating healthy in this modern age can be very confusing. The internet is both a wealth of great and terrible information which only adds to this confusion. To simplify things, here are some of the myt...Read More
For many years Japan has surpassed the rest of the world in life expectancy with the average person living to be 83.7 years. Unfortunately, with a life expectancy of 79.3, the US has fallen quite behi...Read More
Move over blueberry pie! We have created an even better end of summer dessert. Besides being delicious, both the antioxidants in blueberries and the omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts help to sup...
For many couples looking to start a family in vitro fertilization (IVF) might be the only option. This could be for any number of reasons. Such as reproductive problems on the side of either partner,...Read More
Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be stressful especially for those that seem to have everything. This year why not have bit of fun by making your own gifts. Here are some of my h...Read More
Every Thanksgiving, I'm put on Brussels sprouts duty in the Branin household. This is last year's creation.
1 pound Brussels sprouts, cut in halves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small onion, choppe...
Besides being my favorite autumn vegetable, pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A, a vital nutrient for radiant skin.
1 (4-5 pound) sugar pie pumpkin
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small on...
Fertility problems are not just an issue for wannabe moms but for wannabe dads too. Often in the pursuit of pregnancy, future dads can be overlooked. However, in about one-third of the cases of infert...Read More
Eating for two is not just about consuming 350-450 calories extra a day. During pregnancy, women require more nutrients for fetal, maternal and placental tissue growth and development. So it is wise...Read More
Makes 12 muffins
A bit of morning happiness to make my mom smile :)
2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour
1/3 cup toasted millet
1 super ripe banana
4 dried dates, chopped
1 tsp vanilla
Perhaps even before the ball drops, we might be thinking of what we want to do different in the new year for better health. We have such good intentions but within a month, a week or even a day, we f...Read More
Perhaps this sounds like an oxymoron, but to my Seattle readers this is not a new concept with all the mushrooms, lavender, and rosemary not to mention blackberries that grow there. Even here in New Y...Read More
Our heart is a vital organ that pumps precious oxygen and nutrients to our cells. Our very existence depends on the health of our heart. Nevertheless, some of our habits are very harmful to our hearts...Read More
It is estimated that 75% of chronic diseases are related to diet. So rather than searching for a miracle herb or nutrient, perhaps we need to change what is on our plate. Below are just of a few cond...Read More
At this time of year, we are often reminded about the story of the three wise men and their gifts of frankincense, myrrh, and gold. Many religious scholars have theories on the significance of these...Read More
Summer means longer days and ideal weather to enjoy the things we love to do like spending the day at the beach, going hiking and camping. But with all these enjoyments brings some unwanted consequenc...Read More