Many women find that increasing their intake of plant hormones helps to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
These plant hormones have a weak effect on human oestrogen receptors and include soy isoflavones as well as lignans. These ligans are found in good quantities in ground flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sweet potatoes and lentils.
As you get older, your bowels tend to become less regular and predictable. Common ways to improve this are to increase your intakes of fiber and fluids. These options work best if you also increase the presence of beneficial bowel bacteria.
I never thought about making turmeric tea until my last visit to India. On the trip, a good friend of mine introduced me to the diverse flavors of this magical drink. There was something about the spices, milk and honey that set my taste buds on fire. I absolutely loved it and I’ve been drinking turmeric tea every day since then.
A couple of weeks ago, I traveled from my home in Santa Monica to my favorite desert spa in record 121° heat. At 10 pm, it was still 106°. During my three days there, I drank liquid continuously. I estimate 16-20, 8-ounce cups daily. During such severe heat, people become very sensitive to dehydration.
Do you have a favorite chia seeds recipe? Today, I’d love to share mine. All you need to follow along are some chia seeds, 8oz of coconut milk and your favorite fruit or berries.
If you know that water is good for you, but, don’t like the taste, I have a solution – fruit infused water! Today, I’d like to give you a quick demonstration of 3 of my favorite fruit infused water recipes.
Before I disclose the secret ingredient, let me reveal that it is not love, sociability or friendship. At least not exclusively – despite the fact that these cherished values may encourage us to reach-out to others in the first place.
Do you love cooking? Or, are you a non-foodie in a food centric world? Yes? Then, like me, you would avoid the Annual Food Festival in Ubud. But, this year, it caught me unaware.
Out for a walk, I found myself in a snarl of pedestrian traffic. I had little choice but to join the crowd. I was Alice tumbling down a rabbit hole headfirst into foodie wonderland.
Finally, the FDA is catching up with reality. By mid-2018, all packaged foods will be required to contain the updated nutrition facts labels.
Apart from a tan and presents for our grandchildren, there are two things most of us want to avoid bringing home after a holiday abroad: an upset stomach and excess baggage around the waist!