The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine

In late 2011, the Swiss government’s report on homeopathic medicine represents the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever written by a government and was just published in book form in English (Bornhoft and Matthiessen, 2011). This breakthrough report affirmed that homeopathic treatment is both effective and cost-effective and that homeopathic treatment should be reimbursed byContinue reading “The Swiss Government’s Remarkable Report on Homeopathic Medicine”

Restoration You…Step onto the Path of Wellness in 2012

It can often be an abrupt transition from the busy-ness of the holidays with over stimulation and over indulgence to the new year with resolutions for health. To bring you back into balance, begin the year anew with focusing on your mind, body and spirit, by making a commitment to a new healthier state ofContinue reading “Restoration You…Step onto the Path of Wellness in 2012”

Meatless Monday: Sandwich time

This delicious creation was created by my husband from a few ingredients we had around the house.  It was amazingly good!  We hardly ever eat bread, so this open face sandwich was a real treat!  Try it out, it is makes a quick and yummy lunch! 1 slice of Gluten free bread, toasted (Bob’s RedContinue reading “Meatless Monday: Sandwich time”

Meatless Monday: Juicing!

Juicing is a quick and easy way to take in a lot of fruits, vegetables, vitamins and nutrients in one glass! This is a quick and tasty juice that is great for the immune system.  For this juice I included 5 medium carrots with greens, 5 small to medium beets and one grapefruit.  The carrotsContinue reading “Meatless Monday: Juicing!”

Meatless Monday: Colorful Quick Chili

This chili is quick and easy to make, but it still tastes like it has been on the stove for hours! This delicious recipe is adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low-fat Favorites recipe for Festive Black Bean Chili.  I highly recommend their book, it is full of tasty vegetarian meals that are often easy to make.Continue reading “Meatless Monday: Colorful Quick Chili”

Going Vegetarian…

Interested in what a vegetarian diet is all about, but not sure where to start?  This is a great handout on starting a vegetarian diet (click here for the Vegetarian Starter Kit). It is an enjoyable read and gives some ideas for taking the first steps to a vegetarian lifestyle.  If making the switch isContinue reading “Going Vegetarian…”

Foods That Reduce Colorectal Polyps

Abstracted By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Foods and Food Groups Associated with the Incidence of Colorectal Polyps: The Adventist Health Study” from the 4 May 2011 online edition of theNutrition and Cancer. While colorectal cancer has decreased over the past 20 years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death and theContinue reading “Foods That Reduce Colorectal Polyps”

Vitamin D Related to Reduced Mortality

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND  from “An estimate of the global reduction in mortality rates through doubling vitamin D levels” from the 6 July 2011 online edition of theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Research on vitamin D has skyrocketed in the past 10 years, with thousands of research studies being published each year (1).  AContinue reading “Vitamin D Related to Reduced Mortality”

A Review of Herbs and Supplements for Anxiety

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Nutritional and herbal supplements for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders: systematic review,” in the 2010 issue of Nutrition Journal. Anxiety affects 18.1% of Americans (approximately 6.8 million people) and is one of the most frequent conditions seen by clinicians (1, 2).  The estimated cost of anxiety disorders is $46.6 billionContinue reading “A Review of Herbs and Supplements for Anxiety”

Spirulina for Increased Exercise Performance

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Ergogenic and Antioxidant Effects of Spirulina Supplementation in Humans,” in the 2009 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in amino acids, minerals, vitamin C and vitamin E (1,2).  Spirulina also has antioxidant properties and has beenContinue reading “Spirulina for Increased Exercise Performance”