Did you know that the pairing of dark chocolate and apples create an antioxidant-rich dynamic duo that may help protect your heart? Here's our heart-healthy and tooth-friendly twist on traditional candied and caramel apples. You'll need: 4 apples, Sticks, 1 cup dark-chocolate baking discs or chips, Parchment paper Directions: Remove the apple stems and insert the sticks into the top of the apples. Melt the dark chocolate baking discs or chips in a double boiler (or just ins
Mustard • Try soaking your feet in a mustard footbath. In a basin, mix 1 tablespoon of mustard powder in 1 L of hot water. The mustard draws blood to your feet, which helps to relieve congestion. • Another oldie: try a mustard plaster for chest congestion. Grind up three tablespoons of mustard seeds, add water to make a paste, and then slather it on your chest. The pungent aroma helps to unclog stuffy sinuses, while the heat improves blood circulation and eases congestion. Do
With the start of a new season, it's a good time to re-evaluate where we are. The end of the year is appraoching and setting intentions will help to ensure we reach the goals we set for 2015. Merriam-Webster defines an intention as "the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or purpose." Ever hear the expression "Well, the stars were all aligned for that one"? That's what an intention does. Sometimes without one, we stray without meaning or direction. With an intentio
In newly formed cells, low levels of oxygen damage respiration enzymes so that the cells cannot produce energy using oxygen. These cells can then turn cancerous. In 1931 Dr. Warburg won his first Nobel Prize for proving cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen respiration in cells. He stated in an article titled "The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer...the cause of cancer is no longer a mystery, we know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60% of its oxygen requirements..." "
The ability to express and control our emotions is essential, but so is our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others. Imagine a world where you could not understand when a friend was feeling sad or when a co-worker was angry. Psychologists refer to this ability as emotional intelligence, and some experts even suggest that it can be more important than IQ. Learning to identify, understand, and manage our feelings through the prism of emotional in