This creamy healthy salad dressing adds a luscious mouthfeel while providing the necessary healthy fats that allows your body to better absorb the nutrients from your salad ingredients. The dressing is so versatile. It makes eating salad easy by binding together dry salad ingredients including greens, avocado, tomatoes, shredded carrots or beets, small tinned fishes (sardines, mackerel, anchovies), nuts etc. Another great way to use this is to spoon this beauty onto baked sweet potatoes or other baked root vegetables for an instantly gorgeous healthy lunch. It’s a staple in my house.
5 holiday tips to keep spirits bright and healthy! In the festive season it's far too easy to let health take a back seat! I think last year was the first year I did not gain 5-10 pounds from festive gorging! It felt so amazing to hit the new year feeling light, active, and energetic instead of the usual brain fog and heaviness that accompanies a long period of unhealthy eating and inactivity. So here are 5 easy and quick things you can do each day between Christmas and New Years to "keep spirits bright" this holiday season: Water: Drink [...]
3 key steps to take charge of our health and healing Yesterday I watched Andrew Saul, Ph.D, speaking about how poor nutrition is the primary cause of most forms of depression. Similar to the food based programme I follow to avoid and reverse heart disease, in this video interview (and if you haven't signed up for it yet - do follow the link for the free video series), Saul outlines how Vitamin C, plenty of fresh, raw organic food, cashews, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), and Tryptophan containing foods, are all proven and effective means of combatting depression naturally, without the side effects often seen [...]
Start a romance with raw food for heart health and new flavour explosions! In mid 2012, when I was trying to figure out how to change my diet to tackle genetically high cholesterol, I did a tally of my raw food eating habits, and I was shocked at how little raw veg and fruit I was eating. Well actually it wasn't just the raw food that was missing, the total tally of of veg and fruit I was eating in general (cooked or raw) was way too low! Unfortunately, this is very common. This CDC report from 2009, shows that [...]
Finding foods you really love that are healthy and truly make you happy I have had many different relationships with food. At various points in my life it's been this kind of inner dialogue and/or dance usually involving variable measures of restraint, overindulgence, guilt and then wheeee, circling back to restraint again. I know that I've lived through many seasons with a general feeling of heaviness with regards to food 'shoulds'. The weight of the food regulator often pressing not so gently down on my epicurean freedom. Because of my heart-friendly eating, I get asked all the time if it's [...]
How to make a green smoothie to reduce your cholesterol (video) After my last post on green smoothies to reduce cholesterol, a reader asked a question about quantities and practicalities. In general - you can't really do a smoothie "wrong". In other posts, I'll cover ways you can "jazz" up your morning smoothie to include other superfoods that have been proven to reduce cholesterol, but for now if you are getting your whole apple, half avocado and 2 cups of spinach packed into your blender, then you are doing very well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVBB-ZYzOzI KEY TIPS: Just add enough liquid to the [...]