Let Them Go

Let Them Go

Let Them Go We have ALL been there. We establish a relationship with someone. We love them. We trust them. Then, BAM! They walk away. Sometimes, we KNOW that it was time to let the relationship go. We are all a work-in-progress. I’m on a journey. You’re on a journey. Sometimes, our paths meet. Sometimes they…

Food Focus: Peppercorns

Food Focus: Peppercorns

Food Focus: Peppercorns We are all familiar with black pepper as a seasoning. How many of us know that it is actually a medicinal berry that grows from a vine? Black, white, and green peppercorns are all berries from the same vine. Black peppercorns are actually dried green peppercorns that are picked before they ripen. If they…

How To Choose A Dietary Supplement

How To Choose A Dietary Supplement In February of 2015, the New York Attorney General (AG) sent cease and desist letters to several major retailers alleging that most store brand supplements were found to contain contaminants that were not identified on ingredient labels (only 21% of the supplement tests Identified DNA from the plant species that were listed…

Secrets To A Happy Gut

Secrets To A Happy Gut The basis to a healthy lifestyle is having a healthy gut. I’ve been learning about this for many years. It is definitely a step-by-step journey that takes time and patience. It’s not always a fun topic of conversation. Many folks shy away from discussing things like pooping habits, fiber, digestion, etc…..

Food Focus: Tomatoes

Food Focus: Tomatoes Folklore Tomatoes used to be grown solely for decorations. In fact, during Colonial times, tomatoes were thought to be poisonous and that its poison would turn blood into acid. Meanwhile, the native people of South and Central America regarded tomato seeds as aphrodisiacs. The first tomatoes were probably first cultivated in Peru…

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BALi Food Plan

BALi Food Plan I am often asked which food plan I recommend. The answer is usually the BALI food Plan. Here’s why… The BALi food plan was developed by Dr. Roby Mitchell, M.D. (read his credentials). BALI stands for: Basic, Antifungal / Antioxidant, Low Insulin. The list can be downloaded from Dr. Mitchell’s Dr. Mitchell’s…

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Deeply Rooted

Deeply Rooted It’s really all a blur. Last year seems to have flowed by-sometimes seemingly endlessly yet sometimes so swiftly that it made me dizzy. (Like the swelling of a river after a storm that in time subsides to a trickle). Have you ever had moments like those? My father, Isaac Mordechai Antebi, got promoted in…

Food Focus: Vinegar

Food Focus: Vinegar

Food Focus: Vinegar Each country develops its own variety of bottled sauces – from wine in France & Italy to rice wine in the East and malt vinegar in Britain. Soy sauce and fish sauce are essential ingredients in Oriental cuisine; and in the Middle East, pomegranate syrup is used. Once you have experimented with…

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Sleep Matters

Having a good night’s sleep is important to our quality of life in many ways: Lack of sleep affects our mood. Lack of sleep affects our health. Lack of sleep affects our productivity. I can only speak for myself. When I don’t get enough sleep and I don’t feel adequately rested, my mood can swing…

Brain Powers

Brain Powers

Brain Powers I’m on a quest. We are all on a quest. What’s yours? Do you have a clear vision of what you really want? Why do you want it? Are you sure you want it? Can you see it? Can you feel it? Can you define it? Sometimes, the easiest questions have the most complex answers. For…

Alzheimer’s – UCLA Study

Alzheimer’s – UCLA Study

Alzheimer’s – UCLA Study “In the UCLA protocol, patients made dramatic lifestyle changes. They avoided simple carbs, gluten and processed foods. They increased their fish intake, took yoga and meditated. They were instructed to take melatonin, get adequate sleep, incorporate vitamin B-12, vitamin D-3 and fish oil. Within six months, nine patients saw a noticeable…

Beauty Starts With Me

Beauty Starts With Me

Beauty Starts With Me You Are Enough! You Are Beautiful! Have you ever felt uncomfortable because of your appearance? A few weeks ago, I had a very uncomfortable experience. I didn’t feel pretty enough. Enough for what? That question got me going. I started wondering about how others define the concept of beauty. I did…

Tasha, We Miss You

Tasha, We Miss You When we first brought Tasha from the shelter, she would not let us touch her on her head. She never licked our face or jumped on us to get love. Tasha was most definitely abused as a puppy. We felt so wonderful when she started jumping on us and licking our…

Grow Your Own Food

Grow Your Own Food For many years, I have been a staunch advocate of organically produced foods, supporting local farmers, and eliminating harmful GMOs. Dennis & I researched hydroponic systems, and truthfully, we hesitated. Why did we hesitate, you ask? For beginners, we never had much of a green thumb. We seemed to destroy most…

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Song of Eve

Song of Eve The Touch of the Masters Hand “Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer thought it scarcely worth his while to waste much time on the old violin, but held it up with a smile; “What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried, “Who’ll start the bidding for me?” “A dollar, a dollar”;…

Smoothies vs. Juices

Smoothies vs. Juices

Smoothies vs. Juices In my opinion, both fresh fruits and vegetable juices AND smoothies are wonderful ways to nourish yourself. There are some incredible healing protocols that feature fresh fruits & vegetable juices, like the Gerson Therapy. There’s even a really good documentary called the Gerson Miracle that has been available on Netflix. If you…

Food Focus: Pineapple

Food Focus: Pineapple Did you know that pineapple is a compound fruit? I didn’t even know what a compound fruit was until I did my research for this article. A compound fruit is a fruit that develops from many small fruits that become fused together around a central core. It’s low in calories: around 50…

Food Focus: Bananas

Food Focus: Bananas

Food Focus: Bananas As you probably already know, the fruit named banana is a high calorie tropical fruit. A serving of 100g of bananas (approx.  2/5 cup smashed bananas) contains around 90 calories. It is easy to digest and provides almost immediate energy due to its simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. It also contains…

Food Focus: DATES

Food Focus: DATES

Food Focus: DATES Dates are fruits that grow on date palms. They have been used since the times of Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. Dates are very sweet and nutritionally packed essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Dates are rich in dietary fiber and contain tannins (flavonoid antioxidants that are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties). In terms…

Energize Your Body

Energize Your Body Have you heard of Earthing (also called grounding)? I recently read some articles about the use of earthing where it is described as “direct physical contact with the vast supply of electrons on the surface of the Earth. ” In other words, walking outside barefoot, lying on a beach, or sitting on…

Business Connections at CBT – Update & Upcoming Meetings

Business Connections at CBT – Update & Upcoming Meetings Here are some examples of feedback received from previous Business Connections Meetings (at Congregation Beth Torah). The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. “Easy to meet and greet.” “Enlightened me to new opportunities for ‘business’ social media.” “Even though I have accounts with all, I still learned…

Protect Your Health – Protect Your Teeth

Protect Your Health – Protect Your Teeth Did you know that your diet and dental care could affect your chances of having a heart attack or stroke? This topic was discussed at the American Heart Association’s 84th annual meeting in Orlando last November.  Research conducted in Taiwan found that those who get regular dental care actually…

Addison Wellness Expo (April 2012)

DOWNLOADABLE FLYER AND COUPON Event Details Event: Addison Wellness Expo Date: Saturday, April 21st – Sunday, April 22nd Time: 11:00am City: Addison, Texas Venue: Addison Conference Centre Address: 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas Venue phone: 972-450-6241 Country: US Admission: $7/Day or $10/Weekend. Box office: 972-378-3770 Notes: Come visit me, with the DFW Health Coaches, at our booth in the Addison Wellness Expo.

Spice Focus: Saffron

Spice Focus: Saffron  Saffron has been said to be the most expensive spice in the world.The spice is obtained from the stamens of the saffron crocus. The flowers are hand picked and the stamens are hand plucked, one at a time. The stamens are fine, red yellow threads. Much of the best saffron is grown…

Recipe: Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup Last night, Dennis & I attended our neighborhood Crime Watch Patrol pot-luck dinner. I made a delicious roasted squash soup that became quite a hit. In response to the requests for the recipe, I am posting the following “non-recipe” recipe. You’ll understand why I am calling it a “non-recipe” in a moment….

Food Focus: Lentils

Food Focus: Lentils Lentils are legumes that are packed with nutrition. They are low in calories and high in fiber. Lentils also contain high levels of magnesium and folate, which are beneficial for heart health. Here are some good reasons to enjoy lentils on a regular basis: They are good for your heart. They are…

Food Focus: Onion

Food Focus: Onion Onion: Onions (Allium cepa) belong to the lily family, the same family as garlic, chives, and shallots. Health Powers: Onion is effective against many bacteria including Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella, and E. coli. Onion extracts, rich in a variety of sulfides, provide some protection against tumor growth; and are used in relief treatment…

Does Inflammation Have You Hot?

Does Inflammation Have You Hot? Inflammation, in its ideal form, is the body’s response to infection and injury. When it works properly, it’s a solution addressing pain and invading organisms. But when inflammation is systemic (throughout our body), low-level and persistent, we are neither healed nor protected. Long-term inflammation can be a factor in many…

Food Focus: Coconut Milk

Food Focus: Coconut Milk Coconut milk can be bought ready-made or made from scratch. It is used as a staple in many tropical climates, where, according to local people, it is similar to mother’s milk and is considered a complete protein. Coconut products are especially beneficial to thyroid patients. Edward Bauman, Ph.D. is founder and…

Recipe: Coconut Milk

Recipe: Coconut Milk Coconut milk is not the liquid inside the coconut. It is the liquid that is extracted from the flesh of the coconut. It can be made at home from fresh, dry or creamed coconut. In this recipe, we will use half a fresh coconut. Grate the flesh of half a fresh coconut…

Mixed Green Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

Mixed Green Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette (Recipe obtained from Chef Stevie Nussbaum) Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Blueberries 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard 6 cups Mixed Greens 1/4 cup Goat Cheese Directions Place the blueberries, Balsamic Vinegar, and dijon mustard in a blender or food processor Turn…

Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup (Ingredient list obtained from Chef Stevie Nussbaum) Makes 12 servings Ingredients: 1 1/2 Pounds acorn squash, Halved 1 1/2 Pounds butternut squash, Halved 1 Pound spaghetti squash, Halved 1 whole Onion, chopped 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 4 Cups Vegetable Stock 1/2 cup…

Recipe: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts

Recipe: Maple Fruit Compote with Honey-Ginger Toasted Nuts Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 2-3 apples 2-3 peaches or pears 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/2 cup raisins juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup walnuts or nuts of your choice 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons…

Food Focus: Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Maple syrup is the concentrated extract of the sap of maple trees. It adds a rich, deep flavor to foods and drinks. Make sure to look for 100% pure maple syrup, not maple-flavored corn syrup. As with all sweeteners, organic varieties are best. Adapted from “The Cane Mutiny,” New Age Magazine, March/April 1999.

Deconstructing Cravings

Deconstructing Cravings (This article was previously published in the September edition of A Healthy You). The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it. It’s an amazing body – always striving to maintain perfect balance. Is this…

Food Focus: Raw Honey

Raw Honey (This article previously appeared in the September edition of A Healthy You.) Everyone seems to love honey, one of the oldest natural sweeteners on the market. The flavor of honey varies depending on the plant source. Some are very dark and intensely flavored. Wherever possible, choose raw honey, as it is unrefined and…

Food Day 2011

Food Day 2011 Food Day this year is being observed on Monday, October 24th. Here in the North Central Texas, the DFW Health Coaches and Nannis Chiropractic are hosting the following events: October 24, 2011 – Two FREE Screenings of FOODMATTERS® (Dallas & Arlington). October 25, 2011 – Cooking Demonstration and Interactive discussion at the…

Fall Cleanse

Fall Cleanse Have you abused your body with excess food, too much stress and lack of movement? It’s time to slow down, listen to, and nourish your body. I am very excited to announce that I will kick off this fall with a wonderful cleansing program which involves a two week healthy diet. It is…

Ginger Drink

Ginger Drink (This recipe has been featured in the August, 2011 issue of A Healthy You). Prep Time: 7 minutes Cook Time: 24 hours or 20 minutes (choose your method) Yield: 6-8 servings Ingredients: 1 pound fresh ginger root 2 quarts water juice of 2 limes maple syrup, stevia, honey or agave nectar to taste…

Recipe: Sun Tea

Sun Tea (This recipe has been featured in the August, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Prep time: 2 minutes Cook time: 24 hours Yield: 2 liters Ingredients: 3-4 tea bags of your choice water Directions: Fill an extra-large mason jar with water, add 3 or 4 of your favorite tea bags and cover with…

Food Focus: Water

Food Focus: Water Most of us are aware of the importance of drinking enough water. Getting our daily dose of water helps our organs perform their functions, keeps our skin clear and hydrated, and allows physical action in our bodies to flow smoothly. Even with this knowledge, it can still be challenging to drink all…

First Line Therapy

First Line Therapy I recently returned from the First Line Therapy certification workshop in Denver, Co. What an intense and wonderful experience! The training provided by the Metagenics team was impressive. We received training from Lyra Heller, Chris Katke, Dr. Kenneth Browning,DO, Dr. Kristi Hughes,ND, and Michael Alosso. Here are some of the things I…

Food Focus: Mushrooms

Food Focus: Mushrooms (This article appeared in the April, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Mushrooms are low in saturated fat and sodium and are very low in cholesterol. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, folate, iron, zinc and manganese and a very good source of vitamin D, thiamin,…

Spring Sprouting Steamer

Spring Sprouting Steamer (This recipe appeared in the May,2011 issue of A Healthy You) Prep Time: 3 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 zucchini 1 summer squash 1- 6 oz. package mixed crunchy sprouts (lentil, adzuki, mung, garbanzo) 3 tablespoons of freshly chopped tarragon 1 tablespoon of ghee (clarified butter) or…

Food Focus: Sprouts

Food Focus: Sprouts (This article appeared in the May,2011 issue of A Healthy You) In the spring season, seeds flaunt their vitality and energy by sprouting. Sprouts of all varieties contain the building blocks of life in the form of vitamins, enzymes, amino acids and simple sugars. In their early growth state, sprouts are very…

Asian Watercress Salad

Asian Watercress Salad (This recipe appeared in the July,2011 issue of A Healthy You) Prep Time: 7 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1 bunch washed watercress 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup baked tofu 1-1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2/3 tablespoons plum vinegar or other vinegar Directions 1. Tear watercress into desirable size pieces. 2….

Bok Choy Apple Slaw

Bok Choy Apple Slaw (This recipe appeared in the July, 2011 issue of A Healthy You) Prep Time: 7 minutes Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 6 stalks bok choy (about 1/2 head), thinly sliced 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 granny smith apple, sliced 1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds Dressing: 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1…

Try Something New

Try Something New (This article appeared in the July, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) Summer is finally in full force, and the living is easy! Do you notice in summertime how everything seems promising? The plants are in full bloom and the sun feels glorious on your skin. The longer days give you boundless…

Almond Milk

Almond Milk Did you know that you can make your own? The original recipe, which called for 4 cups of ice, was obtained from New Earth Wellness. I found that, depending on the kitchen equipment you have, the amount of water and crushed ice will vary. I’ve modified the recipe to decrease the amount of…

Food Focus: Almonds

Food Focus: Almonds Many people think that nuts are fattening, so they stay away from them. I am here to tell you that although almonds are high in fat content, approximately 90% of the fat content is unsaturated. According to The Health Ranger, Mike Adams, research has shown that almonds actually lower blood cholesterol levels….

Fruit Nut Smoothie

Fruit Nut Smoothie (This recipe appeared in the June, 2011 edition of A Healthy You.) Prep Time: 5 minutes Yield: 2 servings Ingredients 1 banana 1 cup almond, soy or rice milk 1 cup berries 1 cup diced melon 1/2 cup almonds 2-4 ice cubes Directions Mix in blender for 1-2 minutes and serve. Note:…

Food Focus: Fruit

Food Focus: Fruit (This article appeared in the June, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight, abundant energy and balance. By using fruit to satisfy our taste for sweetness, we can leave behind the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to digest,…

Snack Attack

Snack Attack (This article was featured in the June, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) There’s no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack. Views on snacking differ. Some feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small…

Shiitake and Kale

Shiitake and Kale (This recipe appeared in the April, 2011 issue of my newsletter. Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Yield: 4 servings  Ingredients 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-2 cloves crushed garlic 1 bunch kale, chopped pinch of salt Directions 1. Warm oil in pan on medium heat with…

Herb Focus: Garlic

Herb Focus: Garlic (This article appeared in the April, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Garlic is one of the oldest known medicinal plants. It has been used for ages to treat many conditions, such as: colds, skin disease, parasites, joint problems and arthritis, cysts and growths, and fluid retention. It is also useful in…

Food Focus: Greens

Food Focus: Greens (This article appeared in the April, 2011 edition of A Healthy You) Leafy greens are some of the easiest and most beneficial vegetables to incorporate into your daily routine. Densely packed with energy and nutrients, they grow upward to the sky, absorbing the sun’s light while producing oxygen. Members of this royal…