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February 2017

February 27, 2017

Healthy Eating Through Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Do you love that slice of cake every night after dinner? Those morning muffins? How about those cookies and seemingly harmless pieces of candy you mindlessly enjoy throughout the day? If you’re regularly drawn to sweets, try going without them for a few days and see what happens. Are you having headaches, irritability, cravings, and ...

February 22, 2017

Nature’s Sweet Herb: Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)

Naturally sweet cinnamon revives our senses with its wonderful aroma and can enhance health with its medicinal properties. Cinnamon was first used in China (2700 B.C.) to treat fever, digestive, and menstrual problems. Indian healers used cinnamon to treat gastrointestinal complaints, as well as sore throat and cough. Today, modern herbalists continue to use the ...

February 20, 2017

Selenium: A Critical Mineral

We don’t hear much about selenium, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important to our health. In fact, while it’s a trace mineral — meaning we only need small amounts of it on a daily basis — it’s critical to our well being. Not only does selenium protect our cells from free-radical damage, it supports ...

February 15, 2017

Dates: An Ancient Treat for Modern Times

Oddly wrinkled, with a single pit in the center, dates (Phoenix dactylifera) have been a sweet treat for more than 5,000 years. A modern day favorite, the Medjool date made its way from Mesopotamia. In the 1920’s, it was introduced into the U.S. in Nevada and later relocated to Southern California in 1935. Medjool dates, ...

February 13, 2017

You’re Sweet Enough Without the Added Sugar

Do you enjoy a diet soda with dinner every night? What about a low-sugar, high protein ‘nutrition bar’ after a workout? At the office, are you mindlessly grazing through the low-sugar or no-sugar added cookies? Do you read food labels to see where on the ingredient list sugars are hidden? If you’re regularly drawn to ...

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