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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10 Ways to Decompress Before Bedtime

I’ve had trouble sleeping all my life.  As a child and thru school years; it was falling asleep that troubled me.  As an adult and throughout adult-hood; it was staying asleep that evaded me.  For many years, I would wake up at 3:15AM every morning.  I tried many things but I found it is a multi-layered approach.  Most importantly, I found that it works.  I’ve never slept as well as I do now –...
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VEGGIE TORTILLA SOUP

VEGGIE TORTILLA SOUP 2 Tbsp. coconut oil or vegetable broth 1 diced onion 2 red bell peppers 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes 3 cans (4 oz.) chopped green chile peppers, drained 7 cups vegetable broth Salt and pepper and chili powder to taste 1 can or 1 ½ cups frozen whole kernel corn 1 can (15 oz.) black beans 1 can (15 oz.) pinto beans ½ cup almond...
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Inflammation and Anti-inflammatory foods

I’ve been fighting inflammation in one ankle and both wrists for quite a few years.  Decreasing the amount of inflammatory foods and increasing anti-inflammatory foods has helped.  This is the start of a series on inflammation as I search for ways to decrease pain and eliminate inflammation for myself and others.  I have gathered this information from various sources: WebMD, HealthLine,...
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