• Dr. Ney’s Family’s Favorite Apple Crisp Recipe

    Dr. Ney’s Family’s Favorite Apple Crisp Recipe

    The following is our family’s favorite Apple Crisps recipe that is a bit healthier than other Apple Crisps recipes. It is sweetened with maple syrup and apples. It is so flavorful and not too sweet – the whole family loves it! I’ve made it for school functions (leaving out the nuts) and I am always asked  for the recipe. We adapted it from Cynthia...
  • The Surprising Health Benefits of Holiday Spices

    The Surprising Health Benefits of Holiday Spices

    The aroma of gingerbread or pumpkin pie wafting from a warm oven evokes a sense of cozy wintertime wellbeing, and it turns out there is good reason why.  These holiday spices have health benefits beyond their delicious taste.   Cinnamon Cinnamon comes from the bark of a tropical tree. Two powerful antioxidants are found in cinnamon, cinnamaldehyde and epicatechin. The antioxidant cinnamaldehyde is what...
  • Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

    Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

    It’s time to pack up school lunches again!  School mornings can be hectic so pack or plan your kids lunch the night before.   With some planning, packing lunches can be a rewarding process because you can take control of ensuring your kids eat a wholesome, nutrient-dense lunch. The best lunches should always include a protein, a vegetable, a fruit (seasonal is best), and something fun....
  • Eating Sustainably - our habits and the health of the planet

    Eating Sustainably - our habits and the health of the planet

    What we eat, the way we eat, and how we eat are choices that can directly impact our physiology and the health of the planet. I believe that healthy living happens when we understand that we are all interconnected. We are at our best when we live in syntony with the natural environment. Promoting a sustainable relationship between our habits and the health of...
  • Green Powders: Why use them?

    Green Powders: Why use them?

    by Dr. Edison de Mello We all know that that the more greens we eat, the less likely we are to develop chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. However, sadly most Americans do not eat nearly enough nutrient-packed dark-green vegetables – and thus cannot take advantage of their rich health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation, enhancing detoxification, and maintaining an optimal acid-base...
  • Is ginseng good for immune system?

    Is ginseng good for immune system?

    American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) grows mainly in North America (Wisconsin and Canada). Native American tribes used the root as a stimulant and to treat headaches, fever, indigestion, and infertility. American ginseng had becomeone of the most popular food/herb in China since middle of 17 century. Today, 70-80% harvested American ginseng is exported to China each year.   "Chinese people believe that regular consumption of...
  • Back to School Recipes - Bean Salad!

    Back to School Recipes - Bean Salad!

     By Bren Boston, MD Back to school time means back to packing lunches.  The struggle is real to get temperature stable protein into our kids.  One way to do this is to pack a container of bean salad, either as a side dish or a main course.  Beans are an excellent source of plant protein, iron, fiber, and antioxidants.  They are inexpensive, filling, and...
  • Hot Pink Quinoa Salad

    Hot Pink Quinoa Salad

    By Bren Boston, M.D. I am always searching for ways to get my kids to eat more vegetables. Beets are a good option because they are naturally sweet and they are an enticing magenta color. Add to that the health benefits of beets:  they are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and betaine, an anti-inflammatory nutrient that helps protect cells from environmental stress. And when I...
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