Happy, Healthy Holidays

Staying healthy during the cold months/holidays can be a challenge. It is a time when we eat more sugary foods, stay inside more and have less access to local fresh produce. As we are increasing our intake of sugary foods, we are also decreasing our in take of vitamin D3 (sunshine) and nutrients (vegetables & […]

Fighting the Flu and Norovirus

The norovirus is becoming as prevalent as the flu. They have similar symptoms but the norovirus is harder to avoid. See what experts say: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/28/16739631-norovirus-why-washing-your-hands-isnt-enough and http://www.cdc.gov/features/norovirus/  Be proactive. There are so many simple things we can do to keep our immune system strong. Reread last month’s newsletter. Lessening the sugar in our diet can […]

Build Immune System

To build a strong immune system one can eat cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables are high in vitamin C which has been known to help fight colds and the flu. To read more details go to: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=btnews&dbid=126 Brussels sprouts aren’t a favorite but they are very nutritious. See details at: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=10 If you are someone who […]

Breakfast?…..Why? No Time

How many times have you said or heard, “I don’t have time to eat breakfast”? As a former elementary teacher, I’d always remind my students that not eating breakfast is like running a car with no gas. If you want to keep your immune system working well or want to lose weight, eating breakfast every […]

Maintain A Healthy Immune System

Consuming antioxidants are necessary for keeping the immune system functioning well. Watch this slide show to give you a quick overview of the importance of antioxidants and what foods are high in antioxidants. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antioxidants/MY01593 Not sure how to open or extract the seeds from a pomegranate? Check out this simple video. It really is this […]

Boosting Our Immune System

The changing of the seasons brings changes in our activities and can make us more susceptible to illness, especially in the Fall and Winter.  Now is the time to focus on what keeps our immune system strong. Ways to maintain a strong immune system are: 1. Eat nutritious foods –Organic and fresh when possible Nutrients […]