Avocado & Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a great summer salad. Ingredients 6 oz. bag baby spinach leaves 1 avocado, seeded and diced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 large Grapefruit 4 oz. blue cheese crumbles cherry tomatoes Instructions   Add the diced avocado, sliced red onion, tomatoes and grapefruit. Toss in the blue cheese crumbles. Add…

Natural ways to treat arthritis.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about avoiding prescription medication with natural alternatives. “Why are you taking drugs when you haven’t tried natural ways to ease the pain of arthritis?” Thus I remind patients they’re not taking M and M candy, but powerful drugs that can cause major complications. Moreover, they forget that many natural…

Apple Crisp Granola

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a recipe for Apple Crisp Granola Homemade granola is undeniably healthier than any packaged option you can find and what’s even better is you can tweak ingredients to suit your taste preferences. Once made, it stores quite well at room temperature in a sealed container or Mason jar.   Add…

Mocha Peppermint Coffee

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about jazzing up your coffee with peppermint. Ingredients 2 cups milk – 2%, coconut, soy, almond, cashew 2 cups brewed coffee 2 tbsp cocoa powder 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil Optional toppings: whipped cream, chocolate drizzle Instructions In a small saucepan, heat the milk and whisk it…

Get a 2nd opinion before surgery.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about questioning the necessity of surgery when alternative, safer options can work. Is it better sometimes to run for the woods rather than submit to surgery? The decision is easy when the diagnosis is acute appendicitis or a strangulated hernia. But there are times when a sojourn in the woods…

Avocado Deviled Eggs!

Today our contributing writer Jodi Robinson shares a great recipe for a new healthy twist on deviled eggs. Using Avocado in place of mayonnaise for deviled eggs adds a healthy twist to a classic appetizer. They are visually appealing, and taste delicious!   Ingredients 4 eggs ½ a medium/large avocado 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 tbsp….

Easy Blackened Chicken

Today our contributing writer Kerri Zaluski shares an easy way to spruce up your chicken dish with spices. 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves  Heat a cast iron…

Oxygen therapy can save limbs.

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how the oxygen is a wonder cure to avoid amputation. What treatment would you choose, a leg amputation or increased amount of oxygen? Foolish question. But according to a recent report diabetes patients who develop diabetic leg ulcers are too often facing needless amputation because of a failure to…

The Benefits of Peppermint Oil

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits and uses of Peppermint essential oil. Historically Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Peppermint Essential Oil is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Research indicates that the peppermint aroma, inhaled during mental tasks, may help attention,…

Improve Sleep Quality With Yoga Nidra

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about improving your sleep quality with the use of yoga nidra. Many of my clients report that they have a really hard time falling asleep. Many struggle with middle-of-the-night wakings that take them forever to fall back to sleep. Some have both which can really have a negative impact…

Soda Pop – Do You Know What Your Child Is Drinking?

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the dangers of soda pop and sugar. What current lifestyle problem bothers me the most today? It’s seeing obese children guzzling cans of liquid candy. Parents must be totally unaware of the can’s contents. But if they know the health consequences, and do nothing about it, they…

The Importance of Reading to Your Baby at Bedtime

This week our contributing writer Jillian Dowling talks about bonding with your children through bedtime stories. Snuggling with my boys is probably my most favourite thing in the world. They are five and six and snuggle time has been on a decline for quite a while but I still manage to get some in each night before bed…