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What I Learned

Last month's 10-day trip on the Holistic Holiday at Sea was exhilarating, inspiring, and somewhat exhausting! The best part was meeting the many knowledgeable and like-minded people--it was an expansive community of health! Here are my notes from some of the lectures. Michael Klaper, M.D. His website has free videos on a range of subjects. HEALTHY BONES Osteoporosis: NOT a calcium deficiency, NOT a nutritional disease. Instead, largely a lifestyle disease of atrophy of bones brought on by lack of weight-bearing movement. Standard Western diet generates acids and lacks essential nutrients, accelerating bone weakening (i.e. salt, carbonated drinks, stress, animal foods, alcohol, cigarettes, ac

St. Paddy Celebrations

From appetizer to dessert, recipes for a green St. Paddy's meal. Enjoy! Lucky Leprechaun Dip by Kathy Patalsky 1 can white cannellini beans (1.5 cups), drain/rinse in hot water 1 c kale (fresh or frozen) 2 T apple cider vinegar 2 tsp lemon juice + pinch lemon zest 1/2 tsp black pepper 3 dashes cayenne 1/4 c raw cashews (no need to soak if use high-speed blender) 1 1/2 T Tahini 1/4+ c warm water 1/4 c chopped parsley, flat leaf optional: garlic powder or roasted garlic In high-speed blender, blend all ingredients from low to high, until silky & smooth. If needed, add a few splashes of water to blend smooth. (It will firm up in the fridge.) Pour in serving dish; chill in fridge for 1 hour or

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