Veggie Spotlight: Parsley!

While Parsley is actually an herb rather than a vegetable and often thought of as a garnish rather than an ingredient, incorporating it into your diet has many health benefits. Parsley is a great source of vitamin A & C (which are both antioxidants!) as well as folic acid (vitamin B9) and vitamin K.

Healthy Chocolate?

It’s gotten to be that time of year when my own mother stocks up- filling the freezer with those solid chocolate bunnies that are invading our grocery stores. She buys at least a dozen so that there’s one per month until next Easter.

Is DDT Affecting The Number On The Scale?

Though banned in the 1950’s, the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is still affecting our health today. DDT was used not only on crops, but on dairies & cattle farms, in homes and even in the wallpaper in children’s rooms to fend of pests such as ants & flies.

Veggie Spotlight: Avocado!

While avocados are available to us in the grocery store year-round as a result of mexico’s ideal growing climate, the cold weather that has hit the US and south of their border this year is suggesting a 10% increase in avocado prices.

Following The Breath

Breathing. We do it all day every day without thinking twice about it, yet it’s crucial to our survival. The autonomic nervous system regulates it for us so that we don’t forget to do it, but is autopilot breathing really the best way?

Veggie Spotlight: Kale

This cruciferous veggie has finally joined the likes of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts in the NCIM spotlight! Kale is a nutrient packed superfood very high in beta carotene, vitamins C & K and is rich in calcium.

February is Heart Month

Though not the flowers & chocolate ‘heart month’ that might be on your mind at the moment. While the hallmark holiday certainly does remind us of the blood pumping organ in our chests, its wellbeing is often overlooked despite its importance.