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Weigh your option carefully when treating back pain Harvard Medical School

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Health Blog, Inflammation | Comments Off on Weigh your option carefully when treating back pain Harvard Medical School

Weigh your option carefully when treating back pain Harvard Medical School

Whether this is your first round of back pain or your fifth, it’s always important to check in with your doctor. There are many ways to deal with low back pain — and the choices range from waiting it out to surgery. And before you can get an idea of which treatments to try, you’ll need to find out what is causing your pain. With your doctor’s guidance, you can develop a plan to ease your pain and try to make sure it doesn’t recur. Although you may consult a number of experts (from physical therapists to neurologists) about your back pain, you...

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Squash, Turmeric and Ginger Soup

Posted by on Aug 21, 2020 in Health Blog, Inflammation, Recipes | Comments Off on Squash, Turmeric and Ginger Soup

Squash, Turmeric and Ginger Soup

Prep:  10 minutes Cook:  40 minutes Servings  4 Calories 210 Ingredients 1 olive oil OR Coconut oil 1 cup chopped butternut squash 1 cup chopped fennel (1 small head) OR ½ cup fennel seeds 1 leek , cleaned and sliced 3 cups diced carrots 2 garlic cloves , minced OR pressed 1 tablespoon grated ginger (about 2″ piece) 1 tablespoon turmeric powder 6 Tbsp. cilantro – 4 Tbsp. washed and chopped. 2 Tbsp. washed, stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces. Salt & pepper to taste 3 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 (14.5 oz) can lite...

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The Famed Spice Turmeric and Other Anti-Inflammatory Spices

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in Health Blog, Inflammation | Comments Off on The Famed Spice Turmeric and Other Anti-Inflammatory Spices

The Famed Spice Turmeric and Other Anti-Inflammatory Spices

Inflammation Inflammation is one of the body’s natural responses – it is a survival mechanism which protects, repairs and heals us from injury or infection. Acute inflammation is typically a protective and localized response to infection or injury. Chronic inflammation occurs when inflammation persists for a prolonged period of time.. Chronic inflammation can be the result of an allergy, infection, autoimmune reaction, or allergy. Nearly every illness has its root in inflammation.  These are a few common or well known names of illnesses and...

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Heart Healthy  Spicy Avocado Hummus

Posted by on Aug 4, 2020 in Health Blog, Inflammation, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Heart Healthy  Spicy Avocado Hummus

Heart Healthy  Spicy Avocado Hummus

Health Benefits of chickpeas:  lowers cholesterol – so they promote heart health and  provide cancer-fighting compounds such as lycopene and saponins. Spicy Avocado Hummus   Ingredients 8 servings 4 cups canned chickpeas, drained ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado—halved, pitted and peeled 3 tablespoons tahini 1 jalapeño, chopped 1 garlic clove Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper Pita chips, tortilla chips, crackers or chopped vegetables, as desired for dipping  ...

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Delicious Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020 in Health Blog, Immune SYstem, Inflammation | Comments Off on Delicious Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Delicious Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Delicious Chocolate Avocado Pudding Delicious Chocolate Avocado Pudding is a delicious nutrient packed dessert worth the indulgence!  Gluten free, dairy free, and quick and easy to make.  Avocado’s are a great healthy fat with immune boosting, anti-inflammatory and heart disease fighting properties.  YEA! Ingredients 3/4 cup avocado approximately 1 whole avocado tablespooncocoa powder – 100% cacao  (I prefer dark chocolate) 1 tablespoon Agave syrup Optional:  Add raspberry or strawberry slices, blueberries or any other fruit not just as a...

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