About Grace O
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Take 5 Minutes (or Less!) for Stress BustersFeeling stressed? Take a time out to practice easy stress soothers. You’ll find you can alleviate the symptoms of
Meloniscious! How To Pick (and Eat) Perfect MelonsToday’s melons are way beyond your standard cantaloupes, honeydews and watermelons (though they are delicious this time of year). Exploring the produce section, I came across some newer variety melons I hadn’t seen before. Luckily, they were sampling. Here are some varieties that you might want to sample for yourself:
Summer Health 101Summer is finally upon us! And with it, of course, comes the sun. For many of us, lots of it. If you're making plans for summer fun and vacations, keep in mind that the sun, while the source of life for our planet, has potentially dangerous effects that should not be overlooked. Below, we'll explain the basics for helping to keep you and your
How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Really Need?I have a retired 64 year-old patient, I’ll call him Bob, who tells me that he never sleeps more than 5-6 hours a night and that he’s always up with the sun, full of energy for his active retiree day and never gets that mid-afternoon sleepy slump. He’s doing well, has no major health concerns, and this amount of sleep seems to
Grapefruit-Blackberry Summer SlushiesMake a zesty and refreshing splash at your next party. For an adult twist, spike these slushies with a shot of tequila, vodka or rum. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh or bottled grapefruit juice ¾ cup orange juice 1 cup soda water 1 Tbs. agave syrup 12 ounces blackberries 5 cups ice cubes 2 limes (sliced into disks for garnish) 10 fresh mint sprigs for garnish Directions: 1. In a blender, combine grapefruit juice, orange juice, soda water
Summertime Is Salad Time! Worldly Recipes Are HereAs the summer heats up, I’m less inclined to cook hot meals. Plus, go to any supermarket and it’s clear that produce is in full bloom. Colorful fruits and vegetables inspire me to whip up delicious and healthful salads. When you go to Italy in the summer, you can’t believe how luscious the produce is. That’s because much of it is local or
Looking for Pain Relief? Try the Top 5 Essential OilsNothing disrupts your day more than pain, and this becomes even more difficult to manage when the pain is chronic. Many people struggle with finding solutions to their pain problems without having to rely on medications that often come with unfavorable side effects when used long term. Adding some of our top essential oils for pain relief may
Cooling Off with Exotic Summer Smoothies with Super PowersIf you’re like me, I am always looking for ways to cool off in the hot summer weather. Who can think of cooking or eating in this weather? When it’s like this, I just want to drink my meals and what could be better than icy-cold smoothies that are full of healthy FoodTrients! Just for fun, I created several more exotic smoothie recipes with a few of my favorite fruits
Healthy or Unhealthy? 10 Common FoodsFor years, diet specialists, and many doctors, have told you that certain foods were forbidden for either losing weight
Can MSM Ease the Pain of Arthritis?Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting about 18% of women and 10% of men over the age of 60 years worldwide. Given how common this disease is and the fact that it causes significant chronic disability due to joint degeneration and reduced mobility, supplements for osteoarthritis are
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.