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February 7, 2019

Diosgenin prevented the atherosclerotic disease progression and concomitant suppression of inflammatory mediators in liver and brain.

PMID: Life Sci. 2018 Mar 1 ;196:28-37. Epub 2018 Jan 13. PMID: 29339101 Abstract Title: Atherogenic diet induced lipid accumulation induced NFκB level in heart, liver and brain of Wistar rat and diosgenin as an anti-inflammatory agent. Abstract: Atherogenic Diet… Continue Reading →

Lifestyle Suggestions That Enhance Sleep

Stop Shaming Parents for Not Having a Second Kid

Many of us don’t know it’s considered bad manners to ask a couple about their family planning business. It’s can offend the couple in question, even if you are close to them. It gets more astonishing when a mere acquaintance… Continue Reading →

Diosgenin protects rats from myocardial inflammatory injury induced by ischemia-reperfusion.

PMID: Med Sci Monit. 2018 Jan 12 ;24:246-253. Epub 2018 Jan 12. PMID: 29329279 Abstract Title: Diosgenin Protects Rats from Myocardial Inflammatory Injury Induced by Ischemia-Reperfusion. Abstract: BACKGROUND Diosgenin, a phytosteroid sapogenin, has anti-inflammatory properties shown to reduce myocardial ischemia-reperfusion… Continue Reading →

How to Make Peanut Butter (+ 3 flavors)

This post was originally published on this siteHave you ever wondered how easy it is to make your own homemade peanut butter? This healthy peanut butter recipe is quick, simple and skips all those fillers found in many store-bought peanut… Continue Reading →

Perspectives: Choosing to Die Before Dementia Takes Over

This post was originally published on this site Annie Zwijnenberg died in her sleep at 81 years old, surrounded by her beloved family members and a medical team that had cared for her for some time. But she didn’t die… Continue Reading →

Researchers Treat HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Without Chemo

HER2-positive breast cancer is a type of aggressive cancer marked by uncontrolled production of breast cells. About 20% of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer have HER2-positive cancer, specifically. (1) How is HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Usually Treated? Currently, oncologists… Continue Reading →

Eat What You Love Tour Wardrobe Recap

More often than not, I keep my wardrobe pretty simple, my hair in a top knot, and wear little to no makeup. Being a working mom of 3 (who works at home most of the time!) means I usually prioritize… Continue Reading →

D.C. Area: FREE Plant-Based Nutrition Classes

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D.C. Area: FREE Plant-Based Nutrition Classes

Nutrition community to Lancet: EAT this!

Last month, 37 eminent scientists from around the world released a consensus paper for The Lancet—the EAT-Lancet report—that recommends draconian restriction of animal protein with a dual agenda of promoting human health and saving the planet from environmental catastrophe.  I can’t…read… Continue Reading →

Coconut Flax Low Carb Pancakes

This post was originally published on this siteFor those of you that are following a clean eating program that focuses on real food that is dairy-free and grain-free, these are a delicious option. They really hit the spot when you… Continue Reading →

How to Use an EpiPen

Meditation is About Recovering and Starting Again

As part of the “Real Love with Sharon Salzberg” event hosted by Women of Wisdom and Mindful, meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg discussed the true meaning of love for ourselves, others and life. The following is an excerpt of her talk.   Real Love with Sharon Salzberg 3:00 The first meditation… Continue Reading →

Change Your Relationship to Social Media

These days it can be hard to run a business, or it may feel hard to have a social life, without participating in social media. I know I use it regularly to share the power of Functional Medicine in hopes… Continue Reading →

Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details. When it comes to pasta in the winter, I tend towards pasta with cream sauces or loaded up on cheese. It’s a hold-over from all those snowy days in the Midwest…. Continue Reading →

Easy Cauliflower Celeriac Soup with Bacon (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

Cook Eat Paleo – Paleo, keto, and gluten-free recipes for quick and easy meals. This easy cauliflower celeriac soup recipe is impossibly creamy. You won’t believe it’s paleo, gluten-free, low carb, keto and Whole30 friendly. I was looking to recreate an… Continue Reading →

What’s so Clean about “Clean Meat” Anyway?

This post was originally published on this site You probably already know that the Non-GMO Project requires GMO testing all the way back to animal feed—it’s one component of our program that sets it apart from the new federal GMO labeling… Continue Reading →

Wedge Salad With Blue-Cheese Ranch Dressing

Salads can be as Big-Ass or as simple as mood and time dictate, but they always should be flavorful. We love this classic (and keto-friendly) recipe for a quick side or (topped with some bacon crumbles) a light lunch or… Continue Reading →

Study: Chemicals in Cosmetics Linked to Lung Damage in Children

Dried Fruit. Yes, It Is Healthy If You Avoid These 4 Things

This post was originally published on this siteWhen people make the commitment to eliminate processed food and sugar from the diet, dried fruit frequently becomes one of the more popular alternate snacks of choice. While there is some perplexing discussion… Continue Reading →

Parsnip Carbonara with Brussels Sprouts | Inspiralized

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Go Vegan for Someone You Love

This post was originally published on this siteGo Vegan for Someone You Love Jeff Surak Thu, 02/07/2019 – 09:56 Featured Image vegan-for-love.jpg Summary In celebration of Valentine’s Day and American Hearth Month, we’ve put together a day’s worth of recipes… Continue Reading →

Lamb Chops with Crispy Shallots and Pomegranate Sauce

Awesome 12-Year-Old Activist Challenges Pope Francis To Eat For The Planet For Lent

The Million Dollar Campaign asks Pope Francis to go vegan for lent. If he agrees, $1 million will be donated to the charity or charities of his choice. The post Awesome 12-Year-Old Activist Challenges Pope Francis To Eat For The… Continue Reading →

Daiya’s Vegan and Soy-Free Cream Cheese Will be Available in Bagel Chains Nationwide

This post was originally published on this site Daiya’s non-dairy cream cheese will soon be available at three major bagel chains nation-wide! The post Daiya’s Vegan and Soy-Free Cream Cheese Will be Available in Bagel Chains Nationwide appeared first on… Continue Reading →

Ken’s Almost Shortbread Cookies (Raw Vegan)

It’s the most wonderful time of year for many reasons, one of them being this fantastic raw vegan cookie recipe! Enjoy them under the tree or wherever your heart desires. Ingredients: 3 Cups Brazil nuts, soaked overnight and rinsed 3.75–4 Cups… Continue Reading →

Bring Back Date Night: Fun & Unusual Date Night Ideas on a Budget

When my husband and I were newly married, we didn’t have much disposable income, but it didn’t matter because our favorite thing to do was just spend time together (and still is!). Of course, life and kids happened and while it is… Continue Reading →

Why Fish is Great for the Gut Microbiome

By now, fish’s status as a superfood is hard to deny! Numerous studies have confirmed that regular seafood consumption (and the omega-3 boost it delivers) can lower our risk of heart disease, support the health of our brain, help fight… Continue Reading →

Are You Giving Those Close to You Enough Room to Change? With Guy Finley

Let’s face it, if we want someone else to change, just telling them that they need to change is probably not going to get results. So what’s the alternative? In the fourth and final episode of a series with Relationship… Continue Reading →

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