Spirulina

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Smoothie of the day: peppermint tea, coconut milk, almond milk, bananas, spinach, spirulina. #raw #vegan

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Bet you’ve always been curious to know more about this superfood! In fact, did you know that the correct pronunciation makes this food rhyme with Carolina? As in- Nothing could be finer than a glass of spirulina in the morning?

Did you know that spirulina has the highest protein content of any natural food? It contains over 500% more protein than tofu, higher than 300% more protein than fish or beef.

And that’s just a start! Check out other benefits here.

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Try To BEET This Fantastic Veggie

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Oh lovely beet! What wonderful things do you provide? Vitamins B6, C, beta-carotene, potassium, folic acid, iron and calcium are the nutrients of the humble beet. In TCM we know that beets fight anemia and chronic fatigue.

Don’t know what to do with a beet? Check out this recipe!

Kale Makes you Hale

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Hello! Long time no write! How is summer going? Around here with the practice move it’s been busy! If you are busy too this should be a short, info dense report about kale. A quick read to get you back out and enjoying summer for all of you in the northern hemisphere.

Kale has:

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547 micrograms of Vitamin K (684% of the USDV)

(If you take an anticoagulant prescription please consult with your doctor before enjoying kale)

121 milligrams of Omega-3 fatty acid

575 milligrams of polyphenols (they protect the lining of blood vessels)

Kale is made of less than 2% of carbohydrates

It has only a 4 glycemic index load rating.

 

And chopped kale, pine nuts, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese makes a great summer salad. Try it and see!

Radishes!

Radishes! Wonderful, peppery, healthful radishes. Did you know that radishes can be very helpful when you have an upset stomach? Especially if it includes a problem of the liver or gallbladder.

Don’t know what to do with a radish? Check out this recipe here.

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New Mom Soups

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Today’s post is a link to a wonderful site listing Eastern medicine soup recipes to boost the health of brand new moms or anyone wanting some healthy soup.

Check out this most excellent site here

lobster

 

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Henry Zbyszynski

 

 

Did you know that lobster is low in fat and calories and lower in cholesterol than lean ground beef and the skinless white meat of chicken or turkey?

 

Did you know also that lobster meat is high in Omega 3 fatty acids, amino acids, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B12, B6, B3 (Niacin), B2, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and vitamin A?

Have you ever tried it? If not, put it on your to-do list. If you aren’t vegan or vegetarian it’s definitely worth the try!

 

You’ve Heard Of Stopping To Smell The Flowers? Well, This Is Stop To Drink The Flowers

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Today’s post was to be about choosing three things tomorrow to do to make or maintain better health.  So by all means do it! Tomorrow I’m going to: drink a glass of room-temperature water as soon as I wake up. I will push myself a little harder on my daily morning walk, maybe turning it into an uphill jalk (a little bit of jogging while walking). And thirdly, I will incorporate some skull-shining breathing into my day.  I thought to tie this request  into our change of seasons somehow so I was looking for a good chrysanthemum picture to represent fall and ran into this picture of chrysanthemum tea.

Did you know that drinking wild chrysanthemum tea is excellent for your eyes? Try it for sore eyes, dry eyes or diminished eyesight. And it’s fun to watch the flowers “re-bloom” from their dried state.

Aren’t they pretty? Call the office to find out more about skull shining breathing if you’re interested!