Marinated Kale Salad

Marinated Kale Salad

  • Superfood Salad

Supercharge your brain with an easy superfood salad for lunch or dinner.

Serves 2

 Ingredients

Ginger and honey salad dressing:

  • 1/2-inch fresh ginger, peeled (reduces inflammation)
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil (promotes healthy blood flow to the brain)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water

 

For the salad:

  • 2 salmon filets, cooked (Omega-3s help build brain and nerve cells)
  • 4 cups fresh kale (brain-boosting vitamin K)
  • 1 avocado (promotes healthy blood flow to the brain)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries (rich in antioxidants)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (also high in antioxidants to fight free radicals)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (brain-boosting antioxidants, Omega fats and vitamin E)
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds (high in antioxidants, Omega-3s and vitamin E)
  • 1 cup cooked beets (natural nitrates that promote blood flow to the brain)

Directions

  1. Place apple cider vinegar, honey, ginger, Dijon mustard, avocado oil, salt and water in blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Place spinach, avocado, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, beets and hemp seeds in large bowl. Drizzle with the honey ginger dressing.
  3. Arrange salad on plates and top with cooked salmon. Delicious!

Will you be making this recipe? Post a photo of your marinated kale salad using the hashtag #MAMRecipe

Less Sleep = More Atherosclerosis?

  • Less Sleep Effects

A new study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology have found a link between short sleep duration, poor sleep quality and increased risk for subclinical atherosclerosis. While previous research has shown associations between sleep deprivation and obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, the new study conducted in Spain also found that people who received less than 6 hours a night were 34% more likely to have atherosclerosis than those who slept well. To read more, click here.

Ignored Science: Wi-Fi Increases Risk of Brain Cancer

  • Wi-Fi Risks

Today, most people rely heavily on Wi-Fi and technology, but recent studies have found that exposure to constant Wi-Fi increases risks of brain cancer and a variety of other illnesses. While devices come with instruction manuals detailing these risks, they are rarely taken seriously. Although we do not yet know the long-term effects, as technology is always evolving, current findings are troubling. Scientists recommend taking precautions such as disabling wireless connections when not in use, keeping mobile use to a minimum, using speakerphone, and most importantly, keeping mobile devices out of the bedroom when you sleep. To find out more, read here.

Over 10 Types of Mushrooms May Be Beneficial To the Brain

  • Mushrooms Boost Gray Matter

Mushrooms have a long history of being beneficial to the human body. For example, the mushroom fungus Penicillium was first used in 1928 to develop the antibiotic penicillin, which revolutionized medicine. A new study has found that mushrooms may even be the key to reducing the nation’s growing dementia rates, according to the Journal of Medicinal Food. Eleven different types of mushrooms were all found to boost gray matter in the brain, meaning mushrooms may have a preventative effect regarding dementia. Moreover, mushrooms are affordable, widely available and do not have any side effects unlike other preventative measures. To read more, click here.

Red Curry Chicken Over Cauliflower Rice

  • Dinner you'll love

Prep Time: 5 Minutes (Not Including Time to Make Rice)
Cook Time: About 45 Minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:  (use organic, non-GMO ingredients whenever possible)

  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee or Unsalted [grass-fed or Irish] Butter (or Avocado Oil if Dairy-Free)
  • 3 Shallots, Finely Diced
  • 1 ½ Cups Chicken Bone Broth
  • 1 (14-Ounce) Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 2 Boneless, Skinless Organic Chicken Thighs, Cut Into ½-inch Chunks
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 to 2 Green Onions, Sliced Into ½-inch Pieces (About ¼ cup)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice, For Serving
  • ½ Tablespoon Melted Ghee (or Extra-Virgin Olive Oil if Dairy-Free), For Drizzling (Optional)
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, For Garnish (Optional)
  • Lime or Lemon Wedges, For Garnish (Optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the ghee in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot, add the shallots and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.
  2. Whisk in the broth, coconut milk, and curry paste. Stir in the chunks of chicken. Simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes or until the sauce has reduced a bit. The longer you simmer the sauce, the thicker it will be.
  3. Add the cilantro, green onions, and salt. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and immediately remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Divide the cauliflower rice among 4 serving bowls and spoon the curry over the top. Serve drizzled with melted ghee and sprinkled with freshly ground pepper, with lime or lemon wedges on the side, if desired.
  5. Store extras in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat for a few minutes, until warmed through.

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  • Social Media Addiction

With modern technology’s ability to stay connected at the click of a button, many people assume their relationships to others are being strengthened. However, in actuality, true relationships have fallen to the side and in the process. The power of community and cultivating healthy, real relationships have been forgotten. In his podcast, The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. Mark Hyman discusses the importance of in-person interactions and the potential side effects of such social isolation. To listen to the discussion, click here to access the podcasts.

The no-drug approach to mild depression

  • Mild Depression

Many men suffer from bouts of mild or moderate depression–and antidepressants are not always the right choice. For those who would prefer not to take medication, there is strong evidence as collected by Harvard Health that a mix of Exercise, Nutrition, Gratitude, and Social Connection can help to manage and even prevent episodes of depression. To read more, click here.

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  • Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is a popular method to get lean, lose weight, boost energy levels, increase motivation, and more; however, it has the potential to seriously upset your body’s natural chemistry and balance if done improperly. To learn about the pros and cons of Intermittent Fasting, and what method is right for you, read here.

Keto Bread

  • Keto Bread

Just because you are counting carbs doesn’t mean you need to refrain from enjoying bread! This month, head to the kitchen to make this delicious bread that will have you wanting more!

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 organic egg whisked
  • 2.5 Tablespoons organic/grass-fed ghee melted

Instructions:

  1. Place all the bread ingredients into a mug and mix well.
  2. Place the mug into the microwave and microwave on high for 90 seconds.
  3. Let the bread cool for a few minutes and then pop out of the mug and slice into 4 slices.
  4. If you want to make it into toast, then pop into the oven on 400 F for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy with some additional organic/grass-fed ghee.

Will you be making this recipe? Post a photo of your keto bread using the hashtag #MAMRecipe

Spring Skin Care – Get Ready for the New Season

  • Skin Care Regimen

By Joanna Kirshner

 

Off with the old and on with the new!

In order to see your new, fabulous skin for spring, you must first get rid of the old, dead, dry skin. The best way to achieve this is by taking off a few layers by using procedures such as regular peels and daily exfoliation. Tri-Active Exfoliant by iS Clinical® combines powerful botanical enzymes, salicylic acid and eco-friendly micro-beads which provide ideal physical and biochemical exfoliation. The truth is your moisturizer will not work on top of dry, dehydrated skin! So, let’s take off the old and get on with the new.

 

Give your skin care regime a Spring Cleaning

First thing’s first. If your goal is fresh, glowing skin, it’s time to do a little Spring cleaning. You should avoid the use of expired skin care products from the year before. This is especially an issue with sunscreen protection. Spring is the perfect time to look through all your products and swap items that need replacing.  Toss out anything with an old expiration date and stock up on brand new skin care necessities, like sunscreen, toner, face spray and moisturizer.

 

Brighten up for the season

Let’s face it, after a cold and wet winter, Spring is a much brighter alternative. Let’s get your skin to match this brighter season! Reduce the appearance of skin discoloration and last year’s sun-damage by applying a brightening and lightening serum to your skin every day.  A good choice is White Lightening Serum by iS Clinical®.

 

Update your moisturizer

Continue your regular skincare regimen but update your moisturizer.  Winter usually requires a heavier moisturizer, but now is the time to switch to something lighter.  And then don’t forget your sunscreen over the top!

 

To schedule an appointment with our Esthetician, Joanna Kirshner, please call 619-795-6700.

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