That was the take-home message of last week’s blog.
So, I hope, every now and again, you have been taking time for yourself to rest!
I have been, too.
Naturally, I’ve also been doing all I can to knit my knee cap back together again – while keeping all my other 205 bones healthy, strong, flexible . . . and fracture-free.
This week, I share with you 7 BONE-BUILDING AGENTS which I have been using (some of which you might never have guessed!)
You don’t need to break a bone before you can try these for yourself.
Even if this doesn’t apply to you, know that after the age of 30, the rate of bone breakdown exceeds that of bone repair and bone building.
Diet and lifestyle can negatively affect bone health. ...
1. Cut avocado into cubes and place in bowl. Squeeze the juice of half a fresh organic lemon all over the avocado and gently toss to combine.
2. Add remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Gently toss once more.
3. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to blend.
I really don't know what took me so long... I had snagged this recipe out of a friend's cookbook years ago, but only recently did I get around to trying it out. What was I waiting for, I now ask myself.
It's WONDERFUL! Comfort food at its best. AND loaded with anti-cancer ingredients (onion, carrot, cauliflower, legumes, and curry powder.)
Don't wait as long as I did to discover this little culinary treasure! Try it for yourself. Soon.
2 teaspoons organic, raw, unrefined coconut oil
1 yellow onion, minced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 small head cauliflower, chopped into florets (about 3 cups)
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
2 tablespoons curry powder, or to taste
1 1/2 cups cooked or 1 can (15 ounces, or 428 g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 can (13 1/2 ounces, or 400 ml) organic coconut milk
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
A couple of weeks ago, I sang the praises of chia seed, and offered some suggestions on how to use it to whip up a tasty, nutritious breakfast pudding. (I hope you've tried it.)
Since then, I discovered that chia isn't just breakfast food. With a few modifications and embellishments, a simple "breakfast pudding" can be transformed into a sexy Valentine's Day dessert!
If you are over the age of fifty, chances are that your physician has recommended that you take a "baby" aspirin as a preventative measure for heart disease.
Well, ahem... Since February IS, after all, "Heart Month" ... and Valentine's Day IS around the corner, allow me to weigh in on this topic....
Aspirin, in some ways, is a "miracle drug". It works by blocking the production of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which regulate every cell in the body in many of their complex interactions.
Some of these prostaglandins (i.e. "bad" prostaglandins) play a role in inflammation and heart disease. They can make your blood more likely to aggregate (clump together) and set you up for heart attack or stroke.
Nobody wants that.
So, aspirin works its magic by blocking these bad prostaglandins. Fair enough.
Have you ever eaten chia seeds?
I was wandering through a Mall Food Court the other day when I noticed that Booster Juice now carries Chia Seed Pudding on their menu -- YAY!!! I always get excited when I find food that is:
AND... (last but not least)
This Chia Seed Pudding met all four criteria. In fact, it inspired me to go home and make some myself. Guess what I had for breakfast this morning. ;-)
Known as "the running food", chia's use as a high energy endurance food has been recorded as far back as the ancient Aztecs. And it is the perfect food for when you, too, are "on the run". This pudding takes but a minute to whisk together.
If you google "Chia Pudding", you'll find that there are a gazillion recipes out there. So, let me make things simpler for you...
Are you eating enough protein?
If you're struggling with cancer or other degenerative disease....or even if you're healthy and want to stay that way, you'll want to make sure that you are getting enough!
Get this: A researcher by the name of Lebedow showed that if starving dogs are given either protein or fat alone, they die even faster than if they received no food at all! However, if they received good protein and good fat together, they recovered quickly from starvation.
This research took place way back in 1880. But numerous scientists over the last 138 years have confirmed that this tidbit of information is just as relevant to us humans today as it was to those starving dogs, way back then.