Healthy Days with Paul & Ann

Inulin

No, this is not a misspelled word. It really should look like “inulin.” If you don’t know what it is, this is a great time to learn. It is definitely something everyone needs to be consuming every day. Inulin is a water-soluble prebiotic plant fiber. Plants naturally produce inulin and use it as an energy source. There are an estimated ...

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Why Do So Many Vegans/Vegetarians Develop Candida?

One of the questions we hear repeatedly is why does someone who eats primarily vegetables, fruits, seeds and nuts develop candida? Without going too deep into the discussion, we thought it wise to remind everyone the potential number of root causes of candida: A diet that is high in refined sugars, grains and carbohydrates High levels of mercury, cadmium, copper ...

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The Single Most Important Food to Eat Every Day

While eating from the rainbow of colors of whole foods is absolutely great guidance, there is one particular color that should be in everyone’s daily diet. That color is green. We don’t necessarily mean green peppers or green apples, We mean leafy green vegetables. We all know that leafy greens are a powerhouse in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein and ...

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A Different Take On Christmas

Do you remember a few weeks ago when you heard the first Christmas song of the season? How did it make you feel… like you just found a long lost friend? Do you remember when you held your first child….and then grandchild? We all are blessed with many of those “moments” in our lives. The first kiss, the first love, ...

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Vitamin K’s Different Attributes

If you’ve read about vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, you might feel like we’ve missed a few vitamins as we jump over to vitamin K. But there are no vitamins F through J (at least not yet). Vitamin K is named after the German word for blood clotting (koagulation). In fact, this is probably the most common connection ...

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The Benefits of Chickpeas

Whether it´s in a salad, soup, or a dip, the nutty flavor of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) can be a treat. They´re not only tasty but also great sources of carbohydrates and proteins. Chickpeas are also a significant source of dietary fiber and contain healthy unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and linoleic acids. But that´s not all! They also have many ...

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Grace, Gratitude and Giving

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As we sit down today with our friends and family near, and the traditional recipes that have been handed down for generations are awaiting our palates, let´s remember that there will be more food on our plates in this one meal than most of the world will get in one day. As we reflect on the year that has passed, ...

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How To Naturally Add Humidity To Your Home

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The colorful leaves, the brisk, clean air and the spiced cider are all welcome signs that the hot, dry summer is over. The cooler temperatures bring on the question of when to turn up the heat. As warm and comforting as that feels, it also brings about a few common complaints with low ...

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