It blew my mind in medical school when I learned that drugs could be delivered through the skin and vaccines delivered through a nasal spray. So cool that you could absorb things through the mucous membranes (as they’re called), breath and skin. Until I realized that the same is true for pollutants. The black exhaust billowing out of the dump truck in front of you also … Continue reading RANT: 5 Living Clean Tips
Based on my most recent recipe posts, you might deduce that I’m really in to “juicing” right now. No, not bodybuilder, steroid-injecting “juicing”! Actual vegetable juicing… This just in…the VitaminWater, V8 ‘juices’ and those like it are LOADED with dyes, sodium and SUGAR. Don’t be fooled by convenient foods, posing as healthy elixirs! Besides, throwing several fruits and vegetables into a blender and making a … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Start Smoothie
As we gather with family on this day of Gluttony to give thanks. I challenge each of us to be mindful of what we are nibbling on. Are we eating because there is SO MUCH FOOD to taste our curiosity shoves reason aside as we approach the dessert table? Or is it because if we are chewing, we can simply nod as Uncle Eddie tells his high … Continue reading RANT: Thankful? Tasty? or Tidy?
Did you know that veggies, especially the dark leafy green ones, have anti-aging, cancer preventing, energy-giving nutrients all up in them!?! “But Madeleine, I’m so tired of salads and don’t have time to cook, so how can I possibly get 5 servings of vegetables in my diet every day?” I’m so glad you asked! Drink them! No, I’m not talking about the sodium and sugar … Continue reading RECIPE: The Green Healer Smoothie
Seeds and nuts are a great way to get protein! Eating them helps you stay full longer. And nuts add lipid (cholesterol) lowering healthy oils in to the diet. Nuts make your skin and hair shine! They can last for weeks un-refridgerated in your desk drawer, glovebox, or at the bottom of your bag. Which makes them perfect snack! Go easy though-Just a handful or … Continue reading RANT: Seeds and Nuts
FAVORITE SNACK ALERT: Real popcorn I’m not talking about the prepackaged, sprayed with chemicals, individually wrapped microwave popcorn, although I’ve eaten my fair share of those! I’m talking about real corn kernels…. you can actually put 2 Tbsp popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag and put it in to the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Yeah, you can and its called Popcorn. Not too long … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Snack Alert: Popcorn
Recall that the reason we eat is to survive, not for oral pleasure. Food can be incredibly enjoyable, especially when you eat with complete focus. Be present while you chew. Notice the variations of flavor on your tongue. Concentrate as you chew and swallow. Avoid distractions. Be aware of what you are putting in your body. Don’t email, talk on the phone or watch TV … Continue reading RULE: Would I Eat an Apple?
Patients give me all kinds of excuses for why they can’t exercise. This guy lists several of them:CLICK HERE TO WATCH Continue reading RANT: Seriously, Stop Making Excuses!
Mac N’ Cheese (MnCh) used to be my comfort foods of choice. But over the years, I’ve been disappointed by most of the Mac N’ cheeses I’ve ordered (except for my cousin, Kacki’s recipe, of course!) Yeah, they had a delicious appearing crispy, cheesy crust, but ultimately what lie beneath, was never as savory as I’d remembered. Now that I know refined white pastas are … Continue reading RECIPE: Healthy Grain Dish that tastes like Mac & Cheese!
I have this habit of getting stuck on songs. Not songs that I’ve recently heard or even songs I necessarily like, but songs that are some how pertinent to the situation. For example, if it starts raining, I’ll unknowingly start singing “I’m singing in the the Rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling…” or worse, “It’s raining men, Hallelujah, its raining men, … Continue reading RECIPE: Easy Healthy Beet Soup