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Conscious Eating

Conscious Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable way for satisfying hunger, tips to mindful eating include be more aware to lovingly prepare foods, and cook for yourself to increase your feelings of self-worth, inner security and, of course, eat slowly.

Raw Food Meal Class

On January 11 at 6:30 p.m., join Joanne Steenberg, of Positive Raw Power, as she hosts a raw food meal class at the Mill Creek Tavern, in Bayville. Steenberg will teach the creation of a delicious raw food meal and answer questions on raw food meal preparation and “going raw.” The night will end with a sit down raw meal. ... Read More »

Teresa Cutter’s Healthy Christmas Puddings

Yields: 6 to 8 small puddings 8 oz fresh pitted dates—approximately 10 to 15 dates, depending on their size Zest from 1 orange 9 oz dried apricots, chopped 1½ cups almond meal/ground almonds 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground ginger 1 to 2 Tbsp orange juice 3 oz ... Read More »

Sharing Our Bounty

Food Drives Need Healthy Donations AVERY MACK  What’s on the table can help lower risks of stroke, heart attack, cancer and diabetes, according to the American Heart Association. Not all families are able to afford the healthiest foods, but fatty, high-sugar options can be avoided. The most-needed donations are nonperishable and high in protein, but low in sodium, sugar and ... Read More »

Solving Hunger

France Tackles Food Waste with New Law French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed under a law set to crack down on food waste. Supermarkets will also be barred from deliberately spoiling unsold food so it cannot be eaten. Larger stores will have to ... Read More »

To GMO or Not to GMO? And Your Right to Choose…

by Elinka Boyle GMO—the food industry’s biggest and latest buzz word—stands for genetically modified organism. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines GMOs as “organisms (i.e. plants, animals or microorganisms) in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination.” What does this have to do with food? Genetically ... Read More »

Raw Food Meal Class at Mill Creek Tavern, in Bayville, November 2

For those that missed the October class, Positive Raw Power will be back in Bayville teaching another raw food meal class on November 2. Raw and living foods are alkaline-rich foods that contain enzymes. Heating food over 112 degrees destroys those enzymes. Raw and living foods are fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouted grains. They are filled with living energy, ... Read More »

Mindful Fall Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup Yields: 6 servings Prep Time: 5-10 minutes 5-6 cups butternut squash, diced ½ cup or 1 carrot, chopped 1 cup or 1 small bunch scallions or spring onions, chopped 8 whole sage leaves, fresh (or 1 Tbsp dried) 1 Tbsp rosemary, fresh (or ½ Tbsp dried) 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 cup organic dairy or ... Read More »

Blueberries Fight Gum Disease

Blueberries are well-known to be rich in cancer-fighting antioxidants, but scientists have discovered another benefit of the fruit: preventing dental plaque formation. In a study, which appears in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists tested extracts from the wild lowbush blueberry, Vaccinium angustifolium Ait., against Fusobacterium nucleatum, one of the main species of bacteria associated with periodontitis (inflammation of ... Read More »

Cracking the Weight-Loss Code

by Dr. Ray Omid “Men and women continually struggle with weight, spending four or five days a week at the gym for 30 to 40 minutes working on either the treadmill or the elliptical machine,” says Dr. Ray Omid, owner of Advanced and Premium Holistic Healthcare, in Jericho. “The approach of exercising more and eating less is not effective for many. New effort allowed me to ... Read More »

Chamomile Tea Helps Us Live Longer

  In a study of 1,677 Mexican-American men and women over the age of 65 from the Southwestern U.S., researchers have found that drinking chamomile tea decreases the risk of earlier mortality by an average of 29 percent. Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch followed the study population for seven years. Among those tested, 14 percent drank chamomile tea regularly. ... Read More »