For a healthier Thanksgiving

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October 30, 2015

For a healthier Thanksgiving that’s sure to please everyone at the table, enjoy these nutrient- dense dishes by Michele Menzel, naturopathic doctor and author of The Transformation, 48 Days to Eating and Living Naturally for Life. These recipes are packed with protein, fiber and whole food ingredients for a healthy yet satisfying Thanksgiving feast. Salad: Cold Lentil Salad 1 cup organic lentils, soaked overnight, cooked and cooled 1Tbsp organic extra virgin…


Foods to Alleviate Depression

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October 1, 2015

Happy Tummy Foods to Alleviate Depression by Paul Harris, ND According to the World Health Organization, depression is rated as the leading cause of disease burden among high-income countries. There are many faces of depression, including feelings of worthlessness, guilt, loss or increase of appetite, chronic fatigue, insomnia, brain fog, poor concentration, anxiety or restlessness, thoughts of suicide or preoccupation with death.   A number of lifestyle factors can contribute…


Tomato Basil Bisque

Flavorful Summer Vegetables Make for a Hearty Fall Soup by Richard Sauve As the summer season winds down, local harvests are bursting with homegrown vegetables and herbs. This soup is a savory fall dish that captures the flavors of in-season tomatoes and basil. Tomato Basil Bisque Yields 15 10-ounce servings 2 medium diced onions (white, yellow, sweet or purple) 12 ¾ cups of diced or whole roasted tomatoes ¼ cup…

August 25, 2015

Kid Cookery They Love Healthy Food They Make Themselves

July 28, 2015

    by Judith Fertig   In less than a generation, childhood obesity has risen substantially, most notably in the United States, according to the article “Child and Adolescent Obesity: Part of a Bigger Picture,” in a recent issue of The Lancet. The authors attest that modern culture’s promotion of junk food encourages weight gain and can exacerbate risk factors for chronic disease in our kids.   When concerned parents…


Keep Cool This Summer with Healthy Frozen Desserts

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July 3, 2015

  Keep Cool This Summer with Healthy Frozen Desserts   Mckenzie Taylor, owner of Taylor’s Herbs in Warr Acres, strives to educate clients about what goes into foods and how to choose the right diet plan for the body, thus enriching the lives of others through holistic health. As a vegetarian for over two years, Taylor has incorporated natural herbs into many meatless and dairy-free recipes. She shares her summertime favorites:  …


Food Democracy By the People, for the People and Toward a Stronger Nation

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June 30, 2015

    by Melinda Hemmelgarn   To more fully understand the concept of democracy, we can look to some past U.S. presidents. Abraham Lincoln defined it as “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” Thomas Jefferson said, “An informed citizenry is at the heart of a dynamic democracy.” Harry S. Truman further recognized that “secrecy and a free, democratic government don’t mix.”    By extension, “food democracy”…

June 30, 2015

   Veggie Nation Revolution Plant-Based Diets are Patriotic   by Judith Fertig   In 1776, the stirring phrase in the U.S. Declaration of Independence—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—became a rallying cry for American colonists seeking these inalienable rights of self-government. In 2015, those seeking a new way of eating for personal wellness, a more vibrant local economy and a healthier environment are fomenting their own kind of rebellion….


Manly Foods Boost Testosterone with the Right Choices

by Kathleen Barnes Today’s rates of male infertility and sexual dysfunction suggest that low testosterone is rapidly becoming a national problem Johns Hopkins School of Medicine epidemiologists estimate that 18.4 percent of all American men over the age of 20, totaling 18 million, have reported experiencing erectile dysfunction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 7.5 percent of all sexually experienced men under 45, or more than 4…

May 29, 2015

Hormone-Happy Foods

The Right Choices Make Our Bodies Hum by Linda Sechrist Our body’s hormones work like an orchestra; when one instrument is out of tune, the entire production struggles to maintain harmony. Each plays a part in influencing the others and determining how well the whole concert works. Fortunately, our body has masterful conductors, including the endocrine system, which coordinates all of the glands and the hormones they produce. “Players” include…

December 31, 2014

Waste Not, Want Not

by Wesley Winston Cox Tamazul, located in the Classen Curve of Oklahoma City, is a trailblazing restaurant focused on plant-based cuisine and artisanal cocktails, all inspired by modernist technique; vibrant, seasonal ingredients; sustainability; and the Mexican kitchen. All its products are meticulously sourced and free of animal products, dairy and gluten. The food is designed to deliver maximum flavor, along with bold and colorful presentation. As a restaurant with a…

October 2, 2014