Tabouli Salad. A great way to get a good dose of Parsley. Lots of chlorophyll, vitamin K, and iron.

Tabouli Salad

I love Tabouli salad! Especially the traditional Lebanese preparation. It has so much delicious parsley, and so many wonderful health benefits! If you are looking for more ways to get greens into your diet, this is a very delicious way … Continue Reading…

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How Supplements Measure Up. The basic difference between IU and MG

IU and MG

Beta Carotene, and vitamins A, D, and E are all supplements measured in IUs, or international units. MG stands for milligram, as we learned in a previous post. Although most people working in a health food store will know what you … Continue Reading…

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Black Cat Plus Blog is hosting Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash

Jodell from Black Cat Plus Blog is hosting Fashion Flash. What topics will you find this week? Fashion (of course), diet, makeup, and fitness are all covered. There is always something for everyone in the weekly Fashion Flash collection, especially if you … Continue Reading…

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Tabbouleh Recipe

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh, hummus and baba ghanoush are all traditional middle age cuisine of the Levant. Their influence has made its way into modern day Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Israel, Syria, and other Arabian nations. Tabbouleh was originally an herb salad made of … Continue Reading…

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How Supplements Measure Up. Micrograms, Milligrams, and Grams

Measuring Milligrams

Many people, including doctors, get the wrong measurement indicator with the wrong supplement. We are hoping this starts to get it straightened out for you. The most common measurement units used for supplements are: Mcg is the abbreviation for Microgram, 1000 mcgs … Continue Reading…

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Aloe Vera is a Super Food

Aloe

The more we learn about aloe, the more we love it. Let’s look at the nutritional value of Whole Leaf Aloe Vera. Keep in mind these nutrients are found in trace amounts, but WOW this is a long list of … Continue Reading…

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Guest Post: Hearing Loss Prevention with Diet

Hearing loss is thought to impact the lives of over 35 million people in the US (source: The MarkeTrak VIII survey). The 2005 MarkeTrak VII report projected that the numbers of Americans with hearing loss will increase to 40 million … Continue Reading…

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Dinner and Dessert Smoothie

Dessert Smothie

Every so often I like to make a smoothie for dinner. When I do, I keep the recipe a little more basic than what I would do for breakfast or lunch. I don’t consume whey protein on a regular basis, … Continue Reading…

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Which is better for you, Chia Seed or Flax Seed?

Chia and Flax

People tend to ask me questions like this a lot about food, exercise, and supplements. Many times my answer is “they are both good, it’s like apples and oranges, they are both healthful, completely different nutritionally, yet they are both … Continue Reading…

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No Nonsense Beauty Blog hosts Fashion Flash

Fashion Flash

Meet Deb and all of the Fashion Flash Bloggers covering Fitness, Fashion, Make-up, and Health Tips, plus so much more! Continue Reading…

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Vegetarian Meatloaf Recipe

Although this recipe is not vegan, you can easily substitute the cheese for a vegan alternative, and the egg for ground flax seeds and water. This vegetarian meatloaf tastes great and also freezes easily. I plan to make several of … Continue Reading…

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20 Minutes to Fitness Smoothie

20 Minutes to Fitness Smoothie

20 Minutes to Fitness is a fitness studio that specializes in slow cadence and high intensity workouts. Not only is this a fantastic science based workout, but the founders, owners, and staff, are some of the nicest people you will … Continue Reading…

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is a healthier take on a classic comfort dish. Wholegrain and/or gluten free pastas work well in this recipe. A variety of greens can be delicious additions to this homemade macaroni and cheese including broccoli, asparagus, kale, spinach, … Continue Reading…

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Myths and Misunderstandings: Flaxseed

Flaxseed

This will most likely become a post that we will continually add to, and that will inspire the start of another series here on SW.  There are so many supplement myths and misunderstandings, from urban legends to irresponsible media reports, … Continue Reading…

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Flax oil, seed, or capsules?

flax oil

How do you choose between flax oil, seed, and capsules? Flax is a food, a super food actually, so let’s rule out taking flax in capsule or more accurately, softgel form, as being the best choice. We always want to try … Continue Reading…

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