Homemade Sorrel : The Feel Good Anti Stress Drink


  A little while back I got hooked on sorrel, a red Jamaican drink made from sorrel leaves, ginger and spice! There was this little health cafe near my old place of work in DC and I walked up there often to get a glass for $5.00. It is a soothing, calming drink that naturally […]

Pomegranate: Powerful Protection For The Diabetic Heart

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Can Diabetics Drink Pomegranate Juice? November is National diabetes month and I wanted to write a post on diabetes and nutrition before the month speeds by. I have been asked this question by readers and I thought I would address it! Can diabetics drink pomegranate juice ? Pomegranate is a delicious way to get antioxidants […]

Benefits Of Mushrooms & Creamy Raw Mushroom Soup

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Creamy raw mushroom soup made with fresh mushrooms, almond milk, fresh herbs & pepper! If the idea of drinking a raw mushroom soup had you recoiling, I’m just going to say: you have to try it to believe it! It’s satisfying, delicious and feels so good ! It has more flavor than any canned or […]

Why Salt Is Addictive & 10 Natural Salt Alternatives


  Ever reach for a soda to quench your thirst after eating a bag of chips ? I’m guilty too ๐Ÿ™‚ !  Double whammy of salt right there. It could be mild to moderate salt addiction. The five basic tastes recognized by human taste buds are sweet, sour, bitter, savory and salty.  Just as some people […]

Tips & Foods To Boost Your Good Cholesterol


  Good Cholesterol! Is there such a thing? Yes there is ! HDL ( High Density Lipo Proteins). ย They act as cholesterol scavengers, picking up excess bad cholesterol in your blood and taking it back to your liver where it’s broken down. The higher your HDL level, the less “bad” cholesterol ( LDL) you’ll have […]

Potassium Packed Smoothies To Lower Your Blood pressure

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  This is a follow-up ย post to ย my “Foods That Can Lower Blood pressure” that I wrotet last week. ย I believe ย that eating ย certain foods regularly can lower your blood pressure naturally because I experienced it. ย My blood pressure dropped after ย 3 weeks on these foods. If ย you want to know what foods they are […]

Beets & Other Foods That Can Naturally Lower Blood Pressure


    A month back I went for my yearly check up and found I had the joined the ranks of the “chosen”!!! ย I have high Blood pressure. !! This was quite a surprise! ย The fact that I eat healthy for the most part, watch my sodium intake and ย consider myself ย a reasonably calm person […]

Nutritious Nuts : Cracking Their Health Benefits

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ย  ย  ย  Woo Hoo ! I have reached the letter N in the A- Z ย blogging challengeย  and I must admit , this challenge is driving me a little nuts trying to think of topics for each alphabet. So NUTS it is ! Roast them, salt them, blanch them, butter them or just eat […]

Shake The Salt Habit ! Tips To Reduce Sodium

Too Much Salt

  Food without salt ! Yikes !!!ย ย Does not sound very palatable right ? When I talk to my clients, it seems like going sugar-free is easier than salt free. I agree ! The trick is not to give up sodium totally,ย but rather use some tipsย  to get less sodium in your diet. Know which foodsย have […]