Does the CDC want woman to stop drinking

Do the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention really want to butt their scientific noses into the business of women and drinking? Well yes … sort of … but it really depends. The CDC has been making headlines for a recent news release warning that 3.3 million women who drink and don’t use birth control […]

Lentil meatball with lemon-pecan pesto sauce

PREP TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 40 minutes YIELD 4-6 servings (about 25 meatballs) EQUIPMENT Soup pot Cutting board Kitchen knife Mixing bowls Measuring cups and spoons Food processor or blender Baking sheet Parchment paper INGREDIENTS 1 cup red lentils 2 cups water 2 eggs 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3/4 cup light ricotta […]

Amazing benefits of Malaysion palm oil

Every few years we rediscover a new, healthier cooking oil. About 20 years ago, we abandoned vegetable for canola, and 10 years back we forsook canola for olive. Today many people tout coconut or avocado oil for their healthy cooking needs. Waiting in the wings? Malaysian palm fruit oil. Red palm oil, as it’s also […]

The importance of how much water you should drink a day

Everyone’s heard the old refrain — drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Turns out that’s not entirely accurate. The Mayo Clinic recommends about 13 cups a day for an average male and about nine cups a day for the average female. But the actual amount of water a person should drink in a […]

How olives changed the world

If grapes have a rival for a food with the most historical importance to Western civilization, surely it is the olive. Native to the Mediterranean basin, the olive tree and its fruit, which is technically a drupe, have held a special meaning for almost every culture and religion in the region. Ancient societies revered olives […]

8 probiotics that are not in yogurt.

When we think of probiotics, which work to restore the body’s microbial balance, we usually think about yogurt. Truth is, there plenty of other foods you can eat to stay healthy. “Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that we all contain in our digestive tract, and prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for probiotics, helping […]

What to take for cold and flu symptoms.

Maybe you’re so stuffed up you can barely breathe. Or you have a cough that keeps you (and the rest of the household) up all night. Or your aches and fever guarantee this is the flu, not a cold, keeping you huddled miserably under the covers. Whatever your wretched symptoms, likely you can find relief […]

Is there a meditation technique that is right for you?

The data is in, and meditation works; not only does it help us live happier, less stressful lives, but it has measurable effects on physical health too. But if you’ve tried and (feel like you’ve) failed at meditating, it might be because you haven’t found the right meditation type for you. Below, you’ll find seven […]

CO2 emissions stall, even as economy grows

For the first time, global CO2 emissions are expected to dip in 2015 despite economic growth. Earth’s industrial carbon dioxide emissions are on pace to plateau this year, according to new projections, and they might even decline. On top of 2014’s relatively small increase in CO2 output, this surprising shift is raising hopes that an […]

5 calming quotes about meditation.

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there – buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day” ― Deepak Chopra “Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.” ― George MacDonald “The […]