Why Should I Eat Avocado?

(See below for my favorite desert: Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe) There are so many reasons - and so many ways - to love avocado. A culinary delight, avocados provide up to 20 nutrients including fiber, vitamins K, C and E, as well as folate, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. In fact, they actually have four times more potassium than bananas! Unlike most fruits, avocado is low in carbohydrates and high in a healthy plant fat called oleic acid. Like olive oil, oleic acid has been linked to health benefits such as reducing inflammation, protecting cells against cancer, and reducing [...]

Why Should I Eat Avocado?2023-09-04T20:45:13+00:00

Love Your Brain

Over the past decade there has been a surge of interest in brain health, most likely from the surge of brain related conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and autism. Many more patients are aware of their cognitive health and wanting to optimize their brain function, mostly in regards to memory and focus, and now recently in anti-aging. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2019, there were 55.2 million patients with dementia in the world, and this is estimated to increase to 78 million by 2030. This increase in awareness of cognitive health has boosted [...]

Love Your Brain2024-01-02T21:12:14+00:00

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) A plant in the mint family, Motherwort gets its name from its ancient use: helping women who had a tendency to "over-mother" and thus experienced more stress, and less joy, in their maternal role. Today, throughout Europe and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it's used as a medicinal herb to treat emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression. It also helps ease symptoms of menstrual distress, as well as physical and emotional exhaustion. Motherwort can be prepared as a tea, tincture, or in capsule form. Depending on the the type of preparation, it can [...]

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort2021-08-15T10:00:00+00:00

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