Oh coconut oil.. how I love you.

Extra-Virgin Organic Coconut Oil The Healthy Fat: ignites weight loss, staves off heart disease, restores and maintains youthful skin? Coconut oil has been used as a nutritious food and skin conditioner for thousands of years. Sadly, it fell out of favor in the 1960s when the food industry and some medical professionals (possibly with no nutritional…

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Osteoarthritis

The most common causes of joint pain is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA), a degenerative type of arthritis, develops when the linings of the joints wear down.  Although it’s associated with aging and injury (it used to be called “wear-and-tear” arthritis), its true cause remains unknown.  Generally, prolonged overuse of a joint is thought to be the…

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Italian Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, cut into florettes 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ½ large onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can canned tomatoes, chopped ¼ cut white wine 1/3 cup green olives (or kalamata olives) 2 Tbsp capers ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped Salt and Pepper to taste In a large pot or…

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Could it Be…Allergies?

The common cold is caused by a virus.  There are more than 200 known viral types that may be responsible for causing those miserable symptoms.  Because there are so many different viruses and serotypes involved it makes it nearly impossible to develop a vaccine to prevent colds or an effective treatment such as an antiviral.  …

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Shiitake & Miso Soup

As our family struggles through the last (hopefully) of this winters colds we are nourished by the warmth of the fireplace, on these cold and rainy days, and lots of soup.  I have come to the realization that soup, mostly taken for granted, can be a really wonderful and easy meal.  This is especially true…

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