Understanding Lipoprotein (a)

Understanding Lipoprotein (a)

[Note: This post is to help you better understand Lipoprotein (a). It is in response to this letter written April 3, 2020, by Sotirios Tsimkias, M.D., who is the Director of Vascular Medicine, Division of Cardiology and the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine] You’re probably familiar with cholesterol testing. You know, that […]

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What Is Hummus?

by Mira Dessy, The Ingredient GuruOne of the easiest and healthiest snacks you can make is hummus. High in protein, fiber, vitamin 6, and manganese, it tends to be served either with pita bread, crackers, or with vegetables. Not only is hummus delicious and high in protein, it has a huge fan following. There are […]

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How To Pick Healthy Non-Perishable Snacks

by Mira Dessy, The Ingredient GuruAmericans have a snack habit. We’ve become accustomed to eating multiple times throughout the day. Sometimes we snack because we’re hungry. But more often than not it’s because we are bored, thirsty, or possibly responding to emotional stimuli. Occasionally we snack because we are on-the-go and are looking for something […]

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Unplugging For Mental Health

by Mira Dessy, The Ingredient GuruKeeping yourself entertained and keeping your mind active is important to overall wellness and mental health. In fact, I would argue that it’s more important now than ever before.Most people are home by themselves or with a limited number of people. During this challenging time it’s easy to get sucked […]

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How To Make Non-Dairy Milk

by Mira Dessy, The Ingredient GuruIf you are one of the approximately 65% of all adult humans who have trouble with lactose, you may have considered switching to non-dairy milk products. If nothing else, simply because you’re tired of always paying more for lactose-free [insert dairy product here], or because you keep forgetting to bring […]

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What’s The Deal With Vitamin D3?

Vitamin D3 Deficiency Did you know that vitamin D3 is a super vitamin? Every cell in our body has a D3 receptor. In fact, it’s vitally important for our immune system to have sufficient amounts of Vitamin D3. Furthermore, depleted levels can lead to fatigue, bone pain, bone loss, hair loss, depression, and/or delayed healing. […]

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Flourless Baking Ideas And Recipes

Out of flour? More people are at home instead of out and about. Restaurants are offering limited service. Because of both those things that means more people are cooking at home. Including making desserts. But more people baking at home may lead to limited supplies at the grocery store for things like flour.  So there’s […]

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Fight Inflammation

Fight Inflammation – 12 Tips To Support Your Immune System

What is inflammation? Inflammation is a part of the body’s natural healing process. After a trauma of some kind, a cut, an injury, an infection (bacterial, parasitic, or viral), the body responds by sending nutrients and immune cells to clear damaged tissue or fight infection. It’s meant to be a short term response. The challenge […]

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winter soup

Winter Soup

It’s still winter We’ve made it past the winter solstice and the days are slowly getting longer. But the weather is definitely cold and damp. And it still gets dark pretty early. On days like that, I think there’s nothing like a nourishing, warming winter soup. Combined with a simple salad and a delicious cheesy […]

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word of the year 2020

The 2020 Word Of The Year Is…

Here we are, the start of a new year.  All freshly minted.  Smelling like blank pages, freshly sharpened pencils, ready to rock and roll.  And you know what that means…time for a new word. The history If you’ve been following me for a while you know that each January I choose a word to serve […]

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