Allergy Season

Spring has arrived! For some of us this is great news and for the rest of us, this may mean seasonal allergies. Hay fever occurs when your immune system overreacts to an outdoor allergen, such as pollen. The most common culprits are pollen from wind-pollinated plants, such as trees, grasses, flowers and weeds. The pollen from insect-pollinated plants are too heavy to remain airborne for long, and they’re less likely to trigger an allergic reaction. Common …READ MORE

Delicious dessert

Delicious, flourless sweet potato brownies that are 100% gluten and dairy free   Ingredients 1 cup mashed sweet potato ½ cup smooth nut butter of choice (I recommend almond or cashew butter) 2 tablespoons maple syrup ¼ cup cocoa powder Handful of carob chips (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a small cake/loaf pan. On the stove, melt nut butter with maple syrup. In a large bowl add the mashed sweet potato, …READ MORE

Basic Protein Facts

  Protein, is one of the three major food groups, which also includes fats and carbohydrates. Proteins are made up of building blocks called amino acids. Some of these amino acids are produced by the body, while others, we need to get from our diet.  We provide our bodies with protein from animal and plant sources. Protein is essential for every cell in the body and can be found in our cartilage, tendons, ligaments, organs, …READ MORE

Pollens

POLLENS ‘Tis the season for grass cutting, blooming flowers and reaching for the box of Kleenex to deal with the seasonal allergies. The causes of these symptoms are pollens. Pollens are tiny, powdery, protein particles released by plants, into the air, to allow for the reproduction of more plants. Each plant species have their own pollen and own season when these pollens are released. Pollens can irritate our body when they enter through nasal passages …READ MORE

What is Curcumin?

What is Curcumin? This golden-coloured spice, found in East Indian cuisines, is the active ingredient of the Curcuma Longa plant, also known as turmeric.  This powerful herb is a member of the ginger family and is used widely in Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Research has proven that curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Health Benefits of Curcumin decreases risks and complications of diabetes decreases chronic inflammation and pain decreases risk of heart …READ MORE

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