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Health Benefits of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Thanks to Dr. Mary Newport, who saved her husband from the ravages of advanced Alzheimer’s in 2008, we know so much more about how coconut and MCTs produce ketones through the liver. These ketones then nourish brain cells which have lost their ability to use glucose. Some researchers are now calling Alzheimer’s a “diabetes of the brain”.

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Spring Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Fiddlehead Ferns

Spring is the season for Fiddleheads. Fiddleheads are the young shoot of the Ostrich fern. I used to eat these often when I was single, but for some strange reason, I have neglected them lately. They are very nutritious and taste similar to asparagus. They contain high amounts of potassium, phosphorus and magnesium and B vitamins. In addition, they contain numerous antioxidants. In this blog post, I am sharing this wonderful recipe for Spring Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Fiddlehead Ferns.

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7 Reasons to Grow Green Leafy Vegetables in Your Backyard Garden

Are you a backyard gardener and wondering what to plant this spring? As a Holistic Nutritionist who is an avid amateur gardener and very much an advocate of green smoothies to improve health and speed healing, I thought I’d share these 7 great reasons to grow your own green leafy vegetables this year!

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My Take on This Apple Ginger Cake with Chia Seeds

This cake was a total winner, because when the gang came home from shopping at the mall, it went pretty quickly. This cake is so moist and delicious… it’s definitely a “keeper”. Since this cake is also gluten and casein free, it is safe for those with grain and dairy sensitivities. Generally, “undoctored” gluten-free cakes can taste quite nasty, their texture equally bad. Ms. Telpner states it’s the apple sauce that gives this cake its surprisingly moist quality…But I have to disagree. I’m sure it’s the chia paste.

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