Health tips, Recipes

Licorice For Your Lungs

Licorice root (photo taken by Kiran Sidhu) While these may look like something my daughter collected from our backyard, they're actually pieces of licorice root. I've never cared for licorice-flavoured candy (does anyone out there actually eat the black jellybeans...?) but I do happen to like the taste of licorice tea. Not only does it… Continue reading Licorice For Your Lungs

Health tips

How I’m Boosting My Immune System Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic lo

Unless you've been living under a rock you must be aware that we are living amidst a crazy, once-in-a-century pandemic that has people panicking to the point of fist-fighting over toilet paper at grocery stores. While social distancing and hand-washing are the best ways to avoid getting the coronavirus, there are ways to boost your… Continue reading How I’m Boosting My Immune System Amidst The Coronavirus Pandemic lo

Health tips, Nutrition Tips

Everything You Need To Know About Soaking and Sprouting Grains, Legumes, Nuts, And Seeds.

Photo by Viktor Smith on Pexels.com Why do you even need to soak and/or sprout grains, legumes, nuts and seeds in the first place? These foods contain anti-nutrients (ex. phytic acid) that bind to certain nutrients making them less available for your body to absorb.  They also contain enzyme inhibitors which prevent them from sprouting… Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Soaking and Sprouting Grains, Legumes, Nuts, And Seeds.