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    Mediterranean Quinoa

    Try this dish and you’ll find yourself wanting to experiment with other flavourful additions to quinoa.  Tomatoes, which are featured in this recipe, provide lycopene, which may help protect against prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancers. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups boiling water2/3 cup quinoa1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil1 fresh Italian tomato, chopped1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1 tablespoon capers2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toastedSalt and pepper to taste Instructions Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh sieve until water runs clear. Transfer quinoa to…

  • Exercise,  Healthy Hormones,  Menopause,  Nutrition,  Sleep,  Stress Management,  sugar,  Women's Health

    Staying Balanced During Perimenopause: Five Steps for Success

    The scientific explanation of perimenopause sounds so simple: a gradual slowing down of reproductive hormones until menopause. The reality however, is that for many women the arrival of menopause isn’t a smooth, gliding descent but more of a turbulent landing complete with bumps, twists, and what can feel like the constant threat of a complete crash. That feeling is compounded by the timing, since perimenopause symptoms often begin at a particularly stressful time of life with mounting work and family…

  • allergies,  Immune System,  Nutrition,  Women's Health

    Natural Support for Seasonal Allergies

    You’ve been careful for over a year now. Social distancing is so ingrained in your consciousness that you do a double-take when you see old concert footage on TV. You’ve grown to appreciate the benefits of face masks (no need to worry if there’s a bit of spinach in your teeth, protection from the wind or that random pimple on your chin). Your bubble is airtight, and you’ve finally figured out the most flattering Zoom camera angle.  So why do…

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    Chocolate Covered Dates

    INGREDIENTS 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips  1 teaspoon coconut oil 16 soft medjool dates – seeds removed (if not soft, soak in water for at least 30 minutes and drain) 3/4 cup almonds or pecans – 2-3 per date, depending on size of date 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt INSTRUCTIONS Cover a medium-size baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove pits from dates and replace with 2-3 almonds or pecans (use as many as desired, this will vary based on size of date). Make sure the date is wrapped around the nut tightly. In a…

  • candida,  gut health,  Nutrition,  Women's Health

    Bad Breath: What You Need to Know

    Been smelling your own breath lately with all the mask-wearing? The harsh realities of the odors coming from our mouths have come front and center these days. Tic Tacs, mints and chewing gum… can’t fix a true breath problem. While bad breath (also known as halitosis) isn’t often a symptom of disease per se, it can affect our overall well-being as well as our psychology, work life and relationships. So let’s look into why you (or someone you know) may…