Posted June 25, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Going Raw

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates

I love being a centrist when it comes to food. I am not a vegan, but I have some favorite vegan recipes. I am not a vegetarian, but I welcome meatless meals—for my health and for the health of the […]

Posted June 18, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Shared Space

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The idea of cohabitating with others is customarily reserved for romantic partnerships or family of origin, or those sharing a residence. Here are some poignant words from an article about cohabitating by Madisyn Taylor, (Daily Om), about the importance of respect with regards to relating:

We need to remember that in […]

Posted June 11, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

White Waterfall

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The word “shirataki” means white waterfall. Shirataki are traditional Japanese noodles. Made from the konjac yam, they are thin, translucent, gelatinous and delicious!

Just do an internet search for “shirataki recipies” and see all the options that come up. One that caught my eye was “Why My Fridge is Never Without Shirataki […]

Posted June 4, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Change!

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June is sometimes called the month of weddings. It is also often filled with graduations. And of course, for some June will hold a memorial service/funeral/or celebration of life. June may not be a month unique for change, however, as within every month everything is changing.

Here are some things Nick […]

Posted May 28, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who died in active military service. It was traditionally observed on May 30, but now the official observation is on the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day picnics are notoriously calorie laden, with hamburgers and hotdogs and potato chips. If you […]

Posted May 21, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Celeriac

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Celeriac is the root of a special variety of celery. It was mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as selinon. Celeriac is also called turnip-rooted celery, knob celery, or celery root.

While it is far from the most beautiful vegetable you will ever see, hidden beneath that rough exterior (like some people you […]

Posted June 26, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Put Your Best Foot Forward

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Oh, my aching feet…. We all know when your feet hurt, it feels like your whole body hurts.

Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. recently wrote a great blog about foot health. I loved it, and I think you will, too! Rather than try to recap all of the useful suggestions, I am […]

Posted June 19, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Spontaneous Laughter

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You may already be a big fan of laughter, but if you need a bit more convincing of why laughter is the best medicine, according to science we laugh so we can survive.

Even in children who are deaf or blind, spontaneous laughter emerges in the first few months of life. […]

Posted June 12, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Mindful Eating Exercise

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In an article about cutting the number of calories you consume each day, Marjorie Nolan Cohn, MS, RDN, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, reports what many of us have known for some time now: “Mindful eating reduces the amount people eat, period.”

A Mindfulness Eating Exercise: Simple Instructions

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Posted June 5, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

A to Z of Healing

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When it comes to healing, one size does not fit all. In fact, navigating a health challenge is not only personal, but sometimes totally unique.

Bob lived through complications of treatment no one before him had ever survived. Hank is the only known person to have his own heart beat while […]