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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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%...
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12 Proven Health Benefits of Avocado

This fruit is prized for its high nutrient value


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