The Humungous Veggie Salad

I called this my HVS – Humongous Vegetable Salad. Here is the vegetable salad I keep around constantly. It goes with absolutely everything. I prepare this once or twice a week. If you don’t put in vegetables that have a lot of water content it tends to last longer in the refrigerator. You can pull it out and serve yourself a bowl of it anytime of the day. It’s also a great meal to have on a detox. Just use a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime instead of a salad dressing to keep everything raw.

Time to Check Your Blood Pressure

The word is out; high blood pressure has been branded a top public health enemy in the US. According to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it only trails tobacco when it comes to affecting lives. Having high blood pressure makes you at risk for heart disease and stroke. And the problem is that you can have this disease without ever knowing it. If something makes you four times more likely to die of a stroke and three times more likely to die of heart disease, it’s something to take very seriously.

Raw and Vegan Doesn’t Mean a Lack of Iron

Getting enough iron is vital, particularly for the seasonsed woman. Lack of iron in the system can result in anemia. Anemia occurs when there are not enough healthy red blood cells in the body. These red blood cells provide oxygen to body tissues. There are several forms of anemia. One of the main reasons for its occurance is the lack of important elements in the body including certain vitamins and minerals as well iron, B12 and folic acid, which is another B vitamin.

Gluten Free Cooking Day

The Wellness Kitchen in Templeton, CA. was the location of a wonderful gluten-free cooking event day. I had a wonderful time with Rosemary, the owner of the Bless Your Heart Bakery and about 13 other women (and one man), learning her techniques for gluten-free cooking. The atmosphere was peaceful and the community of participants was one of graciousness and friendship.

How Do You Care For Yourself?

When was the last time you stopped to take care of yourself? In the morning before leaving for work or to start a hectic day, how do you care for yourself first? The question might seem philosophical, therefore one to just ponder for a while. But in fact, it’s extremely practical, meaning it is one to use, to put into practice in order to change behavior.