Warming sock treatment for colds and flus!
Have you been feeling a little congested or like you might be coming down with a cold? Wet socks is an easy home remedy you can try today! Your feet will warm up the socks very quickly and it can be a soothing and relaxing treatment. Put these on before bed and your body will do the work while you sleep! All you need is water and a pair of cotton and wool socks. Check out Mind Body Green and give it a go.
Do you ever have digestive problems? Have you talked with your doctor about them? Has your doctor every discussed you diet and what you should be eating to improve your digestive health?
If you have digestive problems and haven’t found relief, Naturopathic Medicine can help! I believe that our diet greatly impacts not only our health, but our digestion and the way we feel. I see patients who begin to make small dietary improvements that have a huge impact on the way they feel. In addition to feeling better and losing weight, improving your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease by 25%!
Everything we eat touches and interacts with our mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine; therefore it would make sense that what you eat impacts how you feel, right?! When we bombard our digestive tract with greasy or processed foods it creates inflammation in our body. The result? Leaky gut, food allergies, autoimmune disease, feeling tired after a meal, nausea after eating, headaches, upset stomach, IBS, and the list goes on! The good news? You don’t have to suffer any longer! Naturopathic Medicine works to uncover the cause of your digestive health problems and treat the issues that arise. Call or email me today to begin your journey toward improved digestion!
Have you ever considered eating your greens, rather than admiring it as a garnish? While embarking on a detox protocol that required me to eat kale, I decided to try it. I have (had) a strong distaste for raw kale, so cooking it was my only option. Over time I have tried different recipes and it morphed into this one. I even continue making it post-detox. Tip – For this kale recipe, lemon juice is the key to cutting the bitterness and adding flavor.
Greens are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and when cooked correctly they are delicious. Kale is known for its high amount of Vitamin K which has recently been shown to help prevent various types of cancer. As a “super food”, kale is very nutrient dense and high in antioxidants. This recipe can be made using only kale, but the collard greens add flavor and texture to the recipe.
Kale and Collard Greens Side Dish
½ bunch kale – chop and remove stem
½ bunch collard greens – chop and remove stem
1-2 cloves of garlic diced
1/8 cup diced red or yellow onion
2 tbsp olive oil
**1 tbsp white wine
1. Place olive oil in medium sauce pan and turn to medium heat
2. Add garlic and onion when olive oil is warmed. Cook for 1 minute
3. Add kale and collard greens. Mix while cooking to make sure its cooked evenly.
4. **Optional: Add white wine for added flavor and liquid.
5. Remove from heat when greens are a bright green color. Do not overcook until they are brown – you will lose lots of good-for-you nutrients.
6. Squeeze lemon juice over greens and serve immediately