Thursday, December 30, 2010

Need to Relax? Take one banana and see me in the morning

Most often when we think about the nutritional perks of eating a banana, potassium comes to mind. Known for it's healthy carbohydrates and vitamin C, bananas have always been a favorite snack for athletes and non-athletes alike. Reaearchers are buzzing about bananas as a source of the amino acid L-Tryptophan, which is widely regarded to promote relaxation.Are you getting a good night sleep? Are you resting and waking up feeling refreshed? What's the connection between sleep and bananas, you ask?  Read more by Dr.Yibing Wang
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays the Vegetarian Way

Holidays Cooking tip from Savvy Vegetarian!

At this time of year we get so caught up in holiday stuff that we don't take time to cook and eat well. Crock pot cooked stews take little time to make, freeze well, and are guaranteed to make Santa's helpers happy. 

The Savvy Vegetarian offers the delicious crock pot stew recipe “Jamaican Red Bean”, which combines the rich flavors of garlic, tomato, sweet potato, curry spice, dark red kidney beans and coconut milk, for a simple but spectacular Caribbean dish. Follow the link below for this heart dish:

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Helpful Hints For Winter by Shay

Great winter tips from my friend Cheryl Breech: >Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks.
>Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeaking wipers change to near perfect silence & clarity.
>Ice-proof your windows with vinegar! Frost on its way? Just fill a spray bottle with three parts vinegar to one part water & spritz it on all your windows at night. In the morning, they'll be clear of icy mess. Vinegar contains acetic acid, which raises the melting point of water---preventing water from freezing!
>Prevent car doors from freezing shut with cooking spray! Spritz cooking oil on the rubber seals around car doors & rub it in with a paper towel. The cooking spray prevents water from melting into the rubber.
>Fog-proof your windshield with shaving cream! Spray some shaving cream on the inside of your windshield & wipe it off with paper towels. Shaving cream has many of the same ingredients found in commercial defoggers.
>De-ice your lock in seconds with hand sanitizer! Just put some hand sanitizer gel on the key & the lock & the problems solved!

Yours in health,
Dr. Velonda
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Will you fit in your jeans on January 1? Surviving the holiday.....

"We are social eaters, and any cause for celebration is also a cause for fattening foods. Luckily, living a life of health and wellness doesn’t mean ducking out of every social gathering to save your diet."
Enjoy the holidays, go to the party armed with a few steps like:

1. Have a Game Plan

2. Don't hit the party hungry

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