Your best defense is … … a good offense – which is to be healthy in general, and support and strengthen your immune system in particular. FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH instead of the overwhelming media coverage or fear of ‘getting sick’.
These macaroons always create a buzz because they are so rich, delicious and healthy. Skip the nuts and substitute coconut flour for almond flour if nut allergies are a concern.
Fermented foods like this wonderful sourkraut recipe, are chock full of health, including probiotic bacteria. Super simple to make and keeps well too!
Having a healthy breakfast, consisting of fat, protein and veggies, is a key healthy strategy (and staying clear of bread, cereal, muffins, etc.). This is a ‘forgiving’ recipe – play around with the ingredients to your liking (no meat, two types of cheese, use salmon (or smoked salmon) instead of bacon, etc.)
A great twist on a classic cold soup.
With our reflexive attraction and attention to the endless stream of available information/stimulus on our phones, tablets, and computers, digital addiction has not only become a dominant presence in our lives, but it’s causing real damage to our physical and mental health.
For our health, the ‘Red Zone’ is the holiday season – from November to January. As it is, the seasonal change is hard on our immune system, and it’s the beginning of cold and flu season (and in the U.S. let’s not forget the disruption to our health caused by the Daylight Savings Time change).
In the greater scheme of things, maybe it doesn’t matter what gets your attention because they all share some common ground: lifestyle behaviors are the predominant factors that determine whether you may or may not develop one of these destructive health conditions.
Many people recognize that saturated fats are needed for energy, hormone production, cellular membranes and for organ padding. You may be surprised to learn that certain saturated fatty acids are also needed for important signaling and stabilization processes in the body.
Between the long hours, stressful jobs, barbecues, teenagers, traffic jams, political shenanigans ozone depletion, and 700 calorie sugar-laced Frappuchinos – it’s a wonder anybody lives to see fifty. The fact that some people do is akin to the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richard’s ability to still tour with the band at age 77.