Nutrition for Psychological Issues

I spent Friday and most of yesterday in Washington DC. It always takes me a chunk of time to adjust to the greater density of people- Staunton’s streets are never teeming… except maybe when the Findells are playing Staunton Jams! But once I do adjust to the big city, my first thought is “how impressive!”Continue reading “Nutrition for Psychological Issues”

Good Food on a Tight Budget

Source:¬†http://www.ewg.org/goodfood/ The Environmental Working Group swoops in to help us again! This time with a free guide to ensure you’re eating good food… and doing it on the cheap! In their words: “Stretching your dollars to get a month’s worth of healthy, filling food is a challenge. EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked theContinue reading “Good Food on a Tight Budget”

5 things not to say.

Inspired by:¬†http://www.yurielkaim.com/850/self-talk/ As you’re striving for more robust health, trying to recover from an illness, endeavoring to release weight or trying your best to reach your full potential as a human, you’re gonna get discouraged, mess up or want to stop. That’s the point. You’re stretching and growing, which involves rewiring your brainz. Mistakes andContinue reading “5 things not to say.”

Nut Allergy?: Crispy Garbanzo Beans to the Rescue!

Adapted from:¬†http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/garlic-parmesean-roasted-chickpea-snack-recipe/,¬†http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/crispy-sweet-nut-free-garbanzo-bean-snack-recipe/ You can use any bean- these recipes use garbanzo but go nuts (beans?) and try something new/different! If you use canned beans, please use a can that’s BPA-free. If you use dry beans, that’s great because it’s best to soak beans to remove anti-nutrients like phytates and enzyme disruptors. 1) Prep the beans:Continue reading “Nut Allergy?: Crispy Garbanzo Beans to the Rescue!”

Quick breakfast idea: Egg Cupcakes!

If you’re like everyone else, you’re crunched for time in the morning… but you also NEED to eat a good protein-filled breakfast! Planning ahead, aka Grab-n-Go, is the key. The picture is taken from a free-styled version of ¬†the following recipe by an up-and-coming chef here in Staunton. He warns that zucchini can make theContinue reading “Quick breakfast idea: Egg Cupcakes!”

Pumpkin seeds are delicious AND amazingly healthy!

I like to call pumpkin seeds by their spanish name of pepitas, because it’s more fun, sounds exotic and it makes me feel like tap dancing. Try it! The best way to have pepitas is to do this (slightly time-consuming, but well worth it). Why? Because nuts and seeds contain natural compounds that stall theirContinue reading “Pumpkin seeds are delicious AND amazingly healthy!”

Recipe for baked fish in a nori wrapper (aka. Pacific Parcels)!

Wild salmon is one of the cleaner fish choices that you can make, and sea plants are packed with hard-to-find vitamins and minerals. So, why not combine the two?! Nori is a sea plant (sounds so much better than seaweed, no?) that you may know from the wrapping around sushi rolls. Nori offers all sortsContinue reading “Recipe for baked fish in a nori wrapper (aka. Pacific Parcels)!”

Vitamin D & Diabetes

No big surprise here, as vitamin D is crucial to nearly everything that is happening in your body right now… But, it seems that vitamin D deficiency can super-charge insulin resistance (a condition where the body starts to become desensitized to the hormone that shuttles sugar into body cells, and considered pre-diabetes). A recent studyContinue reading “Vitamin D & Diabetes”