Your Organic Garden Really Organic? Hidden Problems with
Lead and Arsenic in your soil
know not to garden near your house, because your home was once
painted with lead-based paint. You know not to garden near the
road because automobile exhaust used to contain lead. But did you
know that former farming practices might have contributed to lead
and arsenic contamination in your soil?
Honey: Can It Alleviate Allergies?
As one who makes his living
by writing about allergies and asthma, I am often asked about the
potential health benefits of using local honey. Here I am talking
about alleviating allergy symptoms, not “curing” allergies,
which is far easier said than done. Honey contains bits and pieces
of pollen and honey. As an immune system booster, it is quite powerful.
In talks and articles and in my books, I advocate using local honey.
Frequently I’ll get e-mails from readers who want to know
exactly what I mean by local honey, and how “local” should
it be. This is what I usually advise.
Like Chicken” Cashew Gravy
Place all ingredients in a blender
and liquefy. Heat in a medium pan over medium heat, stirring
frequently until thick. Add more water if the gravy becomes
too thick. Keep warm. This recipe is so simple, yet
it amazingly tastes just like chicken gravy!
Your Microwave Oven Safe?
Inside your microwave oven, an electron tube
called a magnetron produces the microwaves, which bounce
around inside the oven’s metal interior until they
are absorbed by food. The microwaves cause water molecules
in the food to vibrate, producing heat that cooks the food.
Since the microwave energy is changed to heat as soon as
it is absorbed by food, it cannot make food radioactive or “contaminated.”
Good enough for dinner
any night, this soup is of special benefit for those in the
midst of chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Variations on
this soup are a regular part of my anti-cancer lifestyle.
Mmm! Try these YUMMY Potato
Poppers for yourself, your next party, or your family. They're
fun, yummy and easy. Made with mashed potatos, rice, Parmesan
cheese and other common and easy-to-find ingredients.
This festive flavor-treat
can be used as you would otherwise use cranberry sauce. Or
toss a few tablespoons into a holiday salad of mixed baby greens,
toasted pecans and raspberry vinaigrette for a piquant spark.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
For many of us, mashed potatoes are
a favorite comfort food. Unlike the traditional preparation
that is loaded with saturated fat and cholesterol, this healthy
updated version is not only delicious but heart-healthy as
well. Try it -- you'll like it!
Family Recipe: Sweet Potato Corn Bread
cholesterol-free recipe celebrates corn — one
of the original Thanksgiving foods — in this
unique and delicious quick bread. Bake and serve it
along with your holiday feast, or use it to make a
delectable version of traditional stuffing.
Can Eat Healthy This Thanksgiving!
can be a difficult time for people who strive to be
health conscious. Year after year, many of us seem
to fall into the pattern of overeating the many rich
foods and often unhealthy foods that frequently play
a part in this holiday tradition.
likes fruity upside-down cakes; why not try the same
approach with vegetables? This casserole, which is
fun to make and even more fun to eat, has quickly become
a family favorite.
Nutritious Snacks for Kids
we may not be able to change the world, we
can change what is available to our children
in our own homes. Here are a few healthy alternatives
to those fat- and sugar-laden store-bought
Healthy Snacks and Fun!
not turn quick, healthy snacks into a fun activity?
With a little help from you, kids can make easy,
no-cook treats that I’ll call snack balls.
Children are more likely to eat food that they
make themselves, and they’ll have fun doing