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Prevent Parkinson’s

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Harvard Scientist discovered that people taking a 250mg dose of ibuprofen, such as Motrin or Advil, two or more times weekly were 38% less likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease than those taking aspirin, acetaminophen or nothing at all.  This study found taking it more often, even daily, can drop  your risk even lower.

Why it works?  Researchers believe ibuprofen has the unique ability to target and protect the brain cells responsible for your balance and coordination, the same cells affected by Parkinson’s Disease.

Start by choosing ibuprofen as your go-to pain killer whenever body aches strike.  If you have relatives who have Parkinson’s Disease, then you should consider a daily regimen.

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Rev Your Energy by 65%

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It might seem like resting on a couch is a good way to boost your energy, but University of Georgia researchers say that a few minutes of light intensity exercise, such as taking a leisurely walk, can erase tiredness by as much as 65%.

Why it works?  “When we walk, larger amounts of oxygen start pumping to muscles and the brain, giving you the feeling of being worked up,” explains Peter McCall, exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise.

Your Magic Bullet:  Walk the mall or even dust the house, for 20 minutes at least three times a week – that is what worked for study participants.  Too tired to tackle that much exercise?  Start small says McCall, who recommends simply climbing the stairs or sweeping your front walk until  you feel ready to do more.

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Sidestep this Surprising Migraine Trigger

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If you are bothered by one of more head pounding migraines per month, your sleep

habits could be to blame.  This said by the Missouri State University pain researchers.

In their study they found that an erratic sleep schedule – be it too little sleep, or too

much sleep –  triggers pain in the nerve that runs from the brain stem to the face and plays a major part in migraines.  The easy fix:  Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night.

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Foods, Uncategorized

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

 

Cauliflower is a highly nutritious food that has anti-cancer, anti-viral, and liver cleansing properties. It’s a wonderful vegetable to include in your diet as often as possible.

 

Roasted Cauliflower Wedges

 

Ingredients:

1 large head cauliflower

2 teaspoons olive oil

3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 cloves garlic, minced

sea salt and pepper to taste

optional garnishes: basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, and/or scallions

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Slice a whole cauliflower from top to bottom into three very thick slices and place in the baking trays.

 

Whisk together the oil and spices and brush or spoon over the cauliflower. Bake in the oven until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Time will vary base don your oven so check it often. Garnish with scallions and herbs and enjoy!

 

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Caramel Fudge Squares

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Caramel Fudge Squares

 

Dates are a wondrous food for their health benefits, taste and versatility. Truly nature’s candy, dates are an incredible snack alone or with other fruit, celery or cucumber sticks. They are also fantastic additions to smoothies, desserts, trail mix, cereal, as a sweetener in salad dressings, chopped into salads, and more.

 

The Health Benefits of Dates

 

Dates are an ideal food for improved energy and brain function. They are a good source of vitamin A & B-complex and they are rich in minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese, copper, and potassium. Dates are known to help build bone and muscle strength and have been used for thousands of years by athletes to improve physical endurance, agility, and stamina.

 

Dates contain anti-inflammatory and anti-infective properties which make it an excellent food for those who suffer with chronic infections and auto-immune disorders. They also help to control heart rate and blood pressure which offers protection against strokes and coronary heart diseases. Dates contain an easily digestible fiber that has been found to help prevent colon, prostate, lung, endometrial, breast, and pancreatic cancers. They are also known to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, relieve constipation, improve anemia, and prevent macular degeneration.

 

Caramel Fudge Squares

 

Today’s recipe is a perfect example of just how delicious and versatile these little bites of sweetness can be. With just four simple ingredients, these Caramel Fudge Squares are surprisingly delicious. Keep them in your fridge for a sweet treat that is ready to eat anytime. It’s the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth with a creamy, cold dessert that will hit the spot every time.

 

Ingredients:

2 cups dates

1/4 cup tahini

1 inch piece of vanilla bean

1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients until a large smooth ball is formed.

 

  1. Line a brownie pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper and press fudge batter out until smooth and even. Cover and place in freezer for 2 hours or overnight.

 

  1. To serve, remove from freezer, cut into squares and sprinkle with sea salt. Best served cold and stored in the freezer.

 

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