How to Protect Your Skin this Summer

How to Protect Your Skin this Summer

  • Protect your skin this summer

It’s heating up in California. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of a lifetime? Your risk of developing melanoma doubles if you have had more than five sunburns. From reapplying sunscreen every two hours to examining your skin every month, it’s important to keep aware of how to protect your skin. Click here to read more about all the right steps toward sun protection from the Skin Cancer Foundation: https://www.skincancer.org/prevention/graphics/handbook

Curbing Calories Can Slow Aging

  • Curbing calories can slow aging

Research analysis finds that cutting calories works at a physiological level to slow biological aging. Previous research has shown that calorie restriction hinders the aging process in mice, worms, and flies. The question is to what extent such restriction has on the biological aging process in human beings. Read more here: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/curbing-calories-slows-aging/

New Alzheimer’s Research Models

  • New Alzheimer's research models

When it comes to Alzheimer’s, research has been difficult. Until recently, there has been limited model animals researchers could study the devastating disorder in. An exciting step forward, now, a new rat Alzheimer’s disease model has been developed by researchers at the University of Missouri which can be used to study buildup of amyloid plaques and abnormalities in the brain. Read more here: https://www.worldhealth.net/news/new-alzheimers-research-models/

Clean, Green Popsicles

  • clean, green popsicles

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Serves: 4-6

 

Ingredients

  • 1 organic apple, cored
  • 2 cups organic kale
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • ½ organic lemon, juiced

 

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a juicer, except the lemon juice. Add the lemon juice to the glass and stir to combine. If you do not have a juicer, you can use a blender and strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.

How Often Should You Eat Avocados?

  • How often should you eat avocados?

Avocado is a powerhouse fruit filled with many nutrients that may help promote weight loss and reduce the risk for diabetes and heart disease. You can probably have one per day as long as you watch your portion size. Click here to read more: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/should-eat-avocados-10141.html

Link Between Microbiome in the Gut and Parkinson’s

  • Link between microbiome in the gut and parkinson's

There is growing evidence showing a connection between Parkinson’s disease — a neurodegenerative condition — and the composition of the microbiome of the gut. A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama shows that Parkinson’s disease, and medications to treat Parkinson’s, have distinct effects on the composition of the trillions of bacteria that make up the gut microbiome. Click here to read more: http://impractitioner.com/link-microbiome-gut-parkinsons-discovered/

Vegetarian Pad Thai

  • Vegetarian Pad Thai

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 2-4

 

Ingredients

  • 1 small package of flat wide brown rice noodles (8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • ½ yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 4 lime wedges

Almond Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Red pepper flakes

 

Instructions

Cook the brown rice noodles according to package instructions and set aside.

While the noodles are cooking, make the almond sauce. In a small bowl, mix the almond butter with the hot water and whisk until combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and whisk again until combined.

In a sauté pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil over medium high heat. Add the broccoli, carrots and onion and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.

Add the almond sauce and rice noodles to the pan and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Take off the heat and top with the scallions and lime wedges. Enjoy!

 

Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.

Where fat goes when you lose weight

  • Where fat goes when you lose weight

The world is obsessed with fad diets and weight loss, yet few of us know how a kilogram of fat actually vanishes off the scales. 98% of the health professionals in a survey could not explain how weight loss works. Where does fat go? Click here to find out: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/26/health/lose-weight-where-does-it-go-partner/index.html

Zoodles with Arugula Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

  • Zoodles with Arugula Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

 

Arugula Pesto:

  • 2 cups arugula
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, more as needed

 

Instructions

To make the pesto, place all the ingredients in a food processor except the oil. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the oil until a thick paste has formed.

Using a spiralizer or hand peeler, make zucchini noodles. If you are using a hand peeler, hold the zucchini vertically and make long strokes with the peeler to create a noodle shape.

Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes to soften. Season with salt and pepper. Add the zucchini noodles and cook 2-3 minutes to slightly soften. Take the pan off the heat and stir in some of the arugula pesto, adding more to your desired likeness. Mix to combine the tomatoes and pesto with the noodles. This dish is great served with a touch of parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!

Notes

**Please choose all organic ingredients if possible.**

Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water

  • Health Benefits of Lemon Water

Want to have glowing skin? Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within, bringing a glow to your face. Click here to read the 16 health benefits of drinking warm lemon water: http://www.foodmatters.com/article/cheers-to-drinking-warm-lemon-water

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