Need to relax? Take an Oil-Painting Class!

This week our Editor-In-Chief, Maira Bay de Souza, writes about the benefits of art for your mental health, and specifically, how an oil painting class can help you relax. Feeling stressed out? Need some minutes to relax and take a break from your day? Then you might want to try getting artsy! Art is a…

NO Wheat Brownies!

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares her “healthy” recipe for non-wheat brownies! Indulge guilt-free. Ingredients 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs, lightly beaten Preheat oven…

Only 10,000 steps a day!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about the benefits simply walking can do for our health. How many steps do most people take daily, and how many are needed for good health? I had no idea how many I take and thought it would be interesting and prudent to find out. And who…

Easy to make salad dressing!

  Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares two recipes to rock your summer palate. We are getting into the season for making and eating wonderful salads. A really great way to boost your health and nutrition is to experiment with your own salad dressings. Grapefruit Vinaigrette Dressing 3 Tbsp fresh squeezed grapefruit juice 1/4 cup olive…

Overcoming depression!

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about treating depression. Abraham Lincoln once wrote, ” I am the most miserable man alive. To remain as I am is impossible. I must die or get better.” Winston Churchill echoed the same reaction when he told his doctor, ” I don’t like to stand by the side of…

A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some information about getting on the meditation band wagon to relieve stress. You’re folding clothes, while watching TV, while checking your phone, while petting the dog—all while wondering what to make for dinner and whether or not you could rock bangs. Sound familiar? With the hustle and bustle of everyday…

The Wisdom of a Full Body Scan

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about what you need to consider before agreeing to a full body scan. How often do you wonder if that nagging pain is due to cancer? Or an impending heart attack? But suppose you’re feeling fine, could there be a life-threatening disease present that hasn’t been diagnosed?…

Natural Ingredients to Reverse Skin Aging

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about natural ingredients that counteract aging skin. G.P.R. James wrote in 1829, “Age is the most terrible misfortune that can happen to any man. Other evils will mend, but this is every day getting worse.” Why he left out women I have no idea! Today, one could…

Essential Oils to Treat Acne

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares some information about Acne and the essential oils that can be used to treat it. Acne results from an excess accumulation of dirt and oil produced in the follicles of pores of the skin.  As the pores and hit follicles become congested, bacteria begin to feed on the oil. …

Tomatoes are your friend

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how you should think “red” when buying your veggies. Thank God I don’t have to eat broccoli! Thank God that I love tomatoes. Red tomatoes contain lycopene, a natural pigment and powerful antioxidant. And recent research indicates that loving tomatoes fights prostate cancer and other malignancies….

Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread Recipe

Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski shares a recipe for gluten-free sandwich bread. Ingredients 3 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend for Breads 2 packages active dry yeast 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup warm water, plus additional as needed 1/4 cup olive oil 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon cider vinegar…

10 Health Benefits of Dairy

This week our contributing writer Doctor Gifford-Jones talks about how dairy can keep you healthy into your old age. Benjamin Disraeli, in a speech to the House of Commons in 1860, rebuked his critics by saying , “It is much easier to be critical than to be correct”. Today, for reasons that are hard to understand,…