Diabetes: Beat It By Eating

November 3, 2015 Amandalee 0

I have been very frustrated to hear people say that you can just eat whatever you want and adjust by injecting insulin. How is that even remotely logical? Wouldn’t it make sense to adjust your diet so you don’t need to take insulin or the Metforman or whatever drug of […]

How Does Digestion Work?

October 31, 2015 Amandalee 0

So often we gulp our food down and hope our system will handle it. But getting the nutrition out of our food is a little more complicated than that.  Absorbing all of the carbs, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and phyto-nutrients we need from food is a background process that goes on […]

Celery Is Not Just a Filler

October 31, 2015 Amandalee 0

Many people think celery is just a pretty filler. It is often considered boring, but your body loves the minerals and salts provided in it low-calorie stocks and leaves. It even retains its nutrition when steamed so use it for soups and stir frys as well as salad. Forget your […]

Radish Is More Than a Garnish

October 30, 2015 Amandalee 0

Did you know there are 4 major types of Radish? Not just round ones verses long ones, but black ones and watermelon radishes too. In many parts of the world the green radish tops are eaten as a vegetable too. They can be thrown in soups and stir fry dishes […]

Can Oxytocin Bonding Help Autistic Kids?

October 29, 2015 Amandalee 0

Oxytocin, know as the the love molecule or hug hormone, helps people get along better. When you hug your body produces the bonding chemical to help you connect to the person. A 20 second hug gets you a full dose. Even in monkey a spray of oxytocin helps them get along […]

Play Declines, Sensory Disorders Climb

October 29, 2015 Amandalee 0

Life as a kid has changed dramatically in the last 40 years. Kids are rarely allowed to play outside by themselves, and even indoors, play is directed by adults and aimed at learning. Kids just don’t learn to entertain themselves anymore. Pre-school used to be playing together and socializing, learning […]

Potatoes Are Not Just Starch

October 28, 2015 Amandalee 0

Potatoes are often given a bad name and many people think potatoes are just starch that turns to sugar when digested. We are told to avoid potatoes when trying to lose weight. There is a lot of bad advice out there. However you do need to avoid potato products that […]

Calm Down: Lessons From a Child

October 28, 2015 Amandalee 0

Something happens, your brain goes into frantic mode. You want to scream and yell and get your own way. You act or speak out of anger and frustration. That doesn’t usually work out so well. When you are upset and need to calm yourself down, what is your strategy? Kaia […]