Back to School Eats

It was July when I saw backpacks in the store. While I was thrilled to see that the summer items were being cleared out to make room for school supplies, there was no doubt in my mind that it was too early. “Wow, there’s less than a month to go!”

August Veggie Spotlight: Green Beans

These days one can find green beans year round, if not fresh & imported from Mexico, then certainly in abundance in the freezer section of the grocery store. It is the moment that a piece of fruit or a vegetable is picked that it has the highest amount of nutrition that it will ever have.

Summertime Sunshine Safety

Throughout these hot summer months, it’s not uncommon to see picnic baskets packed full of snacks & drinks, and probably accompanied with a bottle of sunscreen or so. While it is important to protect your skin from the suns rays, many of the common brands of sunscreen can be full of carcinogenic ingredients.

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month

If you don’t know what a sarcoma is, you’re not alone. It’s not a very common form of cancer, and so doesn’t get as much publicity as breast, colon or prostate cancer. Sarcomas are malignant tumors that develop in the connective tissues of the body.

July Veggie Spotlight: Spinach

Popeye was really on to something. Spinach is a versatile veggie that can easily be consumed raw in a salad, steamed, in dips, omelets, lasagna & more! This leafy green can also be incorporated into a smoothie giving your breakfast an extra dose of nourishing goodness, and with minimal impact on flavor.

June is Men’s Health Month!

Maintaining both a healthy body & mind is essential for taking good care of oneself. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to focus on the men in our lives and support good health, disease prevention and routine screening.