Easy Black Bean Salsa

  You’ll Need 1-14 .5 oz. Can Black Beans, drained (or use cooked beans) 1-14.5 oz Can Corn, low sodium, drained (or use fresh corn) 1-12 oz. Jar Salsa 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped 1 ½ Tbsp Fresh lime juice   Directions Mix all of the above together and use...

Cabbage

Clean up after yourself. This is a basic element of living in this world … you have to pick up your mess or your life will quickly become unmanageable and unhealthy. But what about your body dynamic? Inside your body, a gazillion times a second, your cells are bringing...

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

You’ll Need 10 ounces frozen raspberries 2 Tablespoons cornstarch 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup butter 2/3 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda Directions: Get the raspberries ready: First thaw the raspberries over medium heat. Add in cornstarch...

It’s the perfect side dish of health! And we’ve been eating sweet potatoes since prehistoric times (there are “sweet potato relics” dating back 10,000 years, discovered in Peruvian caves), but only in the Americas. It took Christopher Columbus to bring them to back to Europe. 100 years later, sweet...

Neurobics

And-a one, and-a two, keep it up, sweat it out! This is the brain version of exercise routines. But in stead of trying to increase the aerobic capacity of your lungs, in stead of wearing sweat bands and following the spandex’d, bouncy leader at the front of the room,...

Chronic Correlates

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! Diabetes and Cholesterol and Blood Pressure, oh my! There are data showing a relationship between chronic diseases, their symptoms, and cognitive abilities. However, it is important to remember that high glucose (for diabetics), high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are exactly that...

Red Red Wine

People who drink to forget might actually succeed if they just stopped at a couple. In fact, red wine helps to reinforce the neural circuits that control negative emotional memory (Now See Here). Of course, having more than just a couple is a physiological disaster across the board, but...

Cruciforms

Some foods are great at fighting fires in your body (Now See Here). These are the “cruciferous” and “green leafy” veggies, and including cauliflower, spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprout and collards. One of the many benefits of these particular vegetables is their Vitamin E content, which is substantial....

Blueberry Brains

If, by now, you don’t have blueberries on the brain, you should. This food has been dubbed a “Superfood”, and for good reason. Not only is it delicious, not only is it righteous in a pie, and stellar in yogurt, but it can also slow and even reverse the...

Baked Salmon

  Ingredients: 3 lb salmon piece 1 tsp salt 1 tsp. pepper ½ tsp thyme 3 tbsp butter 1 ½ c. light cream 3 onion slices 3 parsley springs Directions: Combine salt, pepper and thyme then rub all sides of the salmon. Melt butter in baking dish then add...

Fish on the Brain

A while back, health authorities told us not to eat salmon … too many oils, you know. Rather than “risk it”, you should take Omega3 fatty acid pills. Remember when we weren’t supposed to eat fatty nuts, like walnuts? Although terrific in someone’s little theory about how the body...

Break the Fast

What about breakfast? There are cultures in the world who don’t insist that their people eat a 3 egg omelet every morning. These are people who are thin and healthy, as well. So why is that if, quote, Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day? Much of...