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

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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

Breakfast, Recipes, Snacks

Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (high in iron)

Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins I have a TON of frozen blueberries in my freezer that I was happily using up in smoothies until....my blender broke (😭). So I decided to whip up a batch of vegan, gluten-free blueberry muffins while I wait for a new blender. I also noticed that my blackstrap molasses were going… Continue reading Vegan Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (high in iron)

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Why It’s So Difficult To Adopt Healthy Habits

Why Do People Knowingly Continue Unhealthy Habits? It’s the way we’re wired. Our brains seek out immediate rewards and avoid things that are immediately punished. We know cooking wholesome food at home is good for our health long-term but after a long day we’re tired and hungry and it feels like a punishment to have… Continue reading Why It’s So Difficult To Adopt Healthy Habits

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How To Enjoy The Pool Without Worrying About Chlorine Exposure

Do you love going to the pool but worry about absorbing chlorine through your skin? Do you end up with itchy, irritated skin or dry, brittle hair after a fun day in the pool? Do you cringe at the thought of how much chlorine your child's body is absorbing during swim lessons? Or how much… Continue reading How To Enjoy The Pool Without Worrying About Chlorine Exposure