5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Gut-Hormone Connection, What to Eat Leave a Comment

As we move into the colder months the number of fresh seasonal vegetables begin to dwindle on the shelf. Although the variety may be less, there is a lot of nutritional value found in these 5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter. 5 Seasonal Vegetables You Should Be Eating This Winter Every vegetable o this list but carrots …

Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Adrenal, Cycle Self Care™, Perimenopause/ Menopause, Sex Hormones, What to Eat Leave a Comment

If you’re the DIY type, you may really enjoy these homemade Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas gift ideas:  Scented Epsom Salt The magnesium in Epsom salts is not only soothing to sore muscles, but it also helps you feel relaxed overall. You can easily fill a mason jar with the salt, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and put …

Is Chocolate Good for Your Heart?

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Is Chocolate Good for Your Heart? The short answer is yes. Chocolate contains nutrients which have been shown to lower blood pressure and protect against heart disease. But not all chocolate has these benefits. Is Chocolate Good for Your Heart? When looking at the health benefits, dark chocolate wins over white. Dark chocolate contains compounds known as flavonoids. The flavonoids …

7 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

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When the holidays have arrive many of my patients begin asking for ways to avoid holiday weight gain. For many of us the holidays mean being surrounded by family, friends and extra calories. This is also the time of year when Americans tend to gain the most weight. What’s the problem with adding just a few extra pounds over the …

Butternut Squash Soup

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This creamy soup is simple to make and is a delicious meal on its own or as a side dish. The roasting of the squash creates a rich flavor. Ingredients: 8 cups peeled & cubed (1 inch) butternut squash. About 2 1/2 pounds. 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt 14 ounce chicken or vegetable broth, …