Tom’s Salmon in Fragrant Coconut Milk

Serves 4 This is a one pot dish that's a show stopper. Slightly undercook the fish. As it sits for a minute or two it will finish in broth. Then serve with rice. Ingredients 16oz salmon filet 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tomatoes, quartered 1 red onion, diced small 10 curry leaves 2 green chilies …

Protein Supplements

Personal trainers in gyms often recommend extra protein in the form of powders and bars to boost muscle mass and improve performance. Does the average person need this extra protein, does it work as promised, and are there any downsides to consuming all that extra protein? Two main sources for the protein in manufactured supplements …

Gluten sensitivity–can we believe the hype?

Each year US consumers buy $2.5 billion  dollars worth of gluten-free products. It may be that up to 20% of Americans are living gluten-free. Why do people decide to go gluten-free? Less than 1% of the population are diagnosed with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease affecting genetically predisposed individuals that is triggered …

Air Quality

If you want to know if the air in your city is clean to breathe check out this great resource from our government called the Air Quality Index (AQI). The index is updated every day, and it measures five major air pollutants: Ground-level ozone Particle pollution (particulate matter) Carbon monoxide Sulfur dioxide Nitrogen dioxide Read …

Love your liver

Your liver is an incredible organ that works hard 24 hours a day. Lots of the food you swallow gets absorbed from your stomach and intestines, and then travels to the liver. Your amazing liver helps digest nutrients, store energy for later, make other substances that your body needs, and it also works to cleanse …

About gout, get the sugar out!

Gout is a  very painful inflammatory arthritis, caused by uric acid crystals forming in the joint. This happens when there is too much uric acid in the blood, and it can enter into the joint. Then the joint becomes swollen, red, and excruciatingly painful.  Often the big toe is affected. More Americans are now experiencing …

Diabetes

1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010.  And the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. It has tripled over the last thirty years, to almost 21 million adults, and it is estimated that there are 7 million people living with undiagnosed diabetes.  By 2050, it …

5 simple habits for a healthy weight

As much as you can, avoid added sugar in your diet. One good way to do this is to completely avoid drinking sodas, or juices. Drink water, or some plain milk, or tea and coffee without added sugar. Eat the whole fruit instead of drinking the juice. Get lots of fiber by eating whole grains, …