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Month: May 2012

Janice’s Wheat Free Muffins

Janice’s Wheat Free Muffins

Batter:1/2 cup olive oil3 eggs1/2 cup honey1/2 cup palm sugar or brown sugar1 Tbsp vanilla3 cups buttermilk1/2 can pumpkin1 cup raisinsDry ingredients:3 cups spelt flour1 cups spelt flour to be added separately later2 Tbsp baking soda1 Tbsp baking powder2 Tbsp ground flax2 Tbsp cinnamon2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spiceMix all batter ingredients first. Mix all dry ingredients in another bowl.  Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the batter. Save the last cup of spelt flour to add slowly after all ingredients…

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Making Better Health a Priority

Making Better Health a Priority

Everything we do, we do for a reason. The same goes for everything we don’t do. Our motives rely on our experiences, our knowledge and our ambitions. If someone has lead a life where they have had little exposure to pain, poor health or financial restraint, perhaps they may not be too worried about health problems down the road.Both my parents passed away of cancer. I remember visiting them both in their dying days … first my mom, then a…

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Build a Better You, One Habit at a Time

Build a Better You, One Habit at a Time

by Susan Olding  Susan Olding is an award-winning writer, poet, and storyteller. She also works as part of the curriculum development team at Precision Nutrition, the world’s largest online nutrition coaching company. The views expressed herein are hers. Let’s say you want to get in better shape. Of course, you’re smart, informed, and know exactly what to do. So you’ve listed the changes you need to make, pinning them to the fridge next to the vision board and inspirational photos. Here’s the…

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HEALTH CHECKLIST: 10 TESTS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY

HEALTH CHECKLIST: 10 TESTS TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY

With early detection, many serious illnesses can be treated or managed before they turn into major health crisis. Check this list of routine medical tests. Tests like these are important because they help you and your doctor detect problems early. If you’ve missed any tests listed here, or can’t remember when you had your last physical, talk to your doctor. Bring this list with you to help you remember what each test is for. Blood pressure test identifies high blood pressure,…

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9 in 10 Moms See Their Overweight Toddlers as Normal

9 in 10 Moms See Their Overweight Toddlers as Normal

By Anne Harding MONDAY, May 7, 2012 (Health.com) — A mother’s love usually makes for healthy and happy children, but in some cases it may be contributing to childhood obesity, a new study suggests. In the study, researchers presented 281 mothers with cartoon drawings of toddlers ranging in size from scrawny to plump, and asked them to select the drawing that most closely resembled their child. Nearly 70% of the women misjudged their toddler’s body size, but the rate was…

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Janice’s Wheat Free Pizza Crust

Janice’s Wheat Free Pizza Crust

1 pkg fast acting dry yeast1 Cup warm water2 cups spelt flour2 TBSPs olive oil1 Tsp salt2 Tsp white sugarMix warm water & dry yeast in bowl, set aside 10 minutes.In separate bowl mix, flour, salt, sugar, oil and stir in yeast mixture when ready.Beat until dough is stiff, set aside to rise for 30 minutes.Turn dough onto floured surface and roll out to fit greased pizza pan.Partially bake for 10 minutes at 350 degree’s and freeze.  The pizza will…

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Having a ‘Purpose in Life’ May Help Shield You From Dementia

Having a ‘Purpose in Life’ May Help Shield You From Dementia

By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — If you’re looking for a way to keep dementia at bay, a new study suggests you can do so by developing a firm purpose in life. The findings don’t prove that having a purpose will make a difference, and it’s possible that the researchers missed another important factor that’s at play. Still, the study found that people who had more purpose — as defined by the researchers — seemed to be less…

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Three Superseeds You Should be Eating.…and Why

Three Superseeds You Should be Eating.…and Why

By Amanda Etty – onegreenplanet.org As the old saying goes, “good things come in small packages.” And in the kitchen, seeds are no exception. These tiny wonders are a staple in a healthy pantry: nutrient-dense and packed with disease-fighting minerals and enzymes, they can be used in just about any recipe. Here are three favorites that are easy to incorporate into your everyday diet. 1.  Flax What is it? Brown or golden, this seed comes from the flax plant and has a mild, delightfully…

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Toronto study links breakfast with school success

Toronto study links breakfast with school success

‘We will do all we can to continue nutrition programs’ CBC News Posted: May 11, 2012  A study released Friday by the Toronto District School Board, shows that giving children a nutritious breakfast each morning has a direct effect on their academic performance. The two-year study, Feeding Our Future, followed 6,000 Toronto students. It found those who were fed properly had improved marks and better behaviour. “This is a groundbreaking piece of research,” said Catherine Parsonage, co-chair of the Canadian Child…

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Low Levels of Vitamin D May Be Linked to Depression

Low Levels of Vitamin D May Be Linked to Depression

Before Hitting the Supplements Though, Check With Your Doctor By Denise Mann WebMD Health    News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Jan. 10, 2012 — Feeling blue? It may be time to check your vitamin D levels. New research suggests that low levels of vitamin D and depression may go hand in hand. The new study included about 12,600 people aged 20 to 90. Researchers measured the vitamin D in their blood and assessed symptoms of depression. People with the lowest…

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