Is Soy Bad For You?

A Vegan Doctor Addresses Soy Myths and Misinformation By Holly Wilson MD | January 14, 2014 | Categories: Health and Nutrition  Soy has long been recognized as a nutrient-dense food and as an excellent source of protein by respected dietitians and clinical nutritionists. The soybean contains all of the essential amino acids, as well as an impressive list of micronutrients…

Sesame Tofu Salad

I like to come up with ways to make tofu taste good. It really is possible. By adding texture and flavor, tofu can be quite enjoyable. Baking tofu is a great way to add chewy texture without frying. Season the tofu before baking it  to add flavor. Tofu is an inexpensive protein source, so if you…

Apple Walnut Salad

Today is Earth Day and the first day of Passover. I was researching traditional dishes that are eaten on Passover and I came across a recipe for haroset. It is basically made with apples, walnuts, cinnamon, sugar or honey,  and dates. There are many variations, one of which has sweet grape wine, so I decided…

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health…

Food Is Our Medicine

It is essential for us to have a basic understanding of our physical material make-up. This is relevant knowledge that will help us know how to better take care of ourselves. When I became a licensed massage therapist I had to study anatomy and physiology, myology, pathology, neurology, kinesiology, and many other medical sciences. I…

Health Benefits of Lemons

It’s Springtime! A great time for cleaning and cleansing. Lemons are commonly used in cleanses and are also well known for their medicinal power–and many uses. Lemons are alkalizing for the body: Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH. Lemons are rich in vitamin…

Foods That Cleanse

Various foods contain cleansing properties and can be easily added to your everyday diet. These foods can be considered the best “cleanse” choices: Artichokes contain antioxidant plant compounds called caffeoylquinic acids, which are used to treat hepatic (liver) disorders because they stimulate bile flow. Bile helps the body to digest fats, and efficient bile flow clears the…

Importance of Cleansing

By Hacer Bozkurt, MD The organs responsible primarily for the elimination of toxins and waste are the colon (large intestine), skin, kidneys and lungs. If these organs are not cleansed, the waste products and toxins accumulate and can compromise our health. Everything we put in our mouth touches and affects the walls of the stomach,…