Healthy Living A to Z: H is for Herbs

Do you know the difference between and an herb and a spice? Herbs are leaves and flowers of plants and include basil, rosemary, parsley, thyme, and varieties of mint among others. Spices are seeds, roots, stems or barks of plants and include things like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper. They are often used interchangeably toContinue reading “Healthy Living A to Z: H is for Herbs”

Healthy Living A to Z: F is for Flaxseed

Not everyone may be familiar with flaxseed.  Flaxseed is high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans.   It is used to improve digestive health and may help lower total cholesterol, LDL or “bad” cholesterol, and reduce heart disease risk.   Ground flaxseed is easier for the body to digest.  Grind yourContinue reading “Healthy Living A to Z: F is for Flaxseed”

Food for the Road

One lesson we  learned the hard way is the importance of traveling with healthy food.  When traveling by car we carry an ice chest with food for meals for the trip as well as snacks. We take salad on road trips to help keep us eating healthy.  Sometimes I take the ingredients and mixed them up whenContinue reading “Food for the Road”

Women’s Heart Thought for March

“As we have watched women conquer breast cancer through the breast cancer campaign, this is what we need to do now with heart.” — C. Noel Bairey Merz M.D., director of the Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute