Bisphenol A (BPA) — a chemical used in plastics, aluminum cans, and receipt paper — is found in the bodies of virtually all Americans. Despite scientific evidence that suggests otherwise, chemical industry lobbyists insist that BPA is safe and have blocked attempts to regulate the chemical. How does this happen? Join guest lecturer Frederick S. vom Saal, PhD — who produced the first research to reveal the dangers of BPA — at this special free event.
The Urban Clinic Immune Boosting stir fry features shitake and maitake mushrooms, which are the varieties Dr. Andrew Weil recommends for their antiviral and immune-enhancing properties. Mushrooms have been shown in several studies to enhance the immune system’s natural killer (NK) cell activity which suggest they may promote innate immunity against viruses and tumors.
Brownies and cookies are some of our favorite afternoon treats and we are thrilled to have discovered so many protein-packed varieties made by the Protein Bakery in NYC. Free of fat, preservatives, and wheat flour, these protein filled baked goodies are a great option for the health conscious or those looking to cut calories and lose weight.
Davids TeaWe are loving David’s Tea for the wide range of exotic flavors and interesting organic varieties such as our favorites “Organic Blueberry Jam” and “Organic Cream of Earl Grey”.
You’re invited to a special free event brought to you by the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center. On Monday, February 25 at 9:00am, Sarah Evans, PhD will host an […]
This is a lighter, more refreshing version of our triple antioxidant smoothie. The coconut flakes and coconut water create the light nutty flavor and adding banana offers more calories and fiber. Try it today!
Grass is a cow’s natural food. Today the cows we eat are grown by profit-driven corporations which artificially increase the growth cycle of animals in order to achieve the largest size in the shortest possible time span. In order to take a baby calf from the birth weight of 80 pounds to 1,200 pounds in a little more than a year, it takes massive amounts of carbohydrate-rich food (corn), protein supplements, antibiotics and other drugs and growth hormones….
This is our favorite soup recipe of all time. The garlic and balsamic add the perfect bite to an otherwise simple ingredient list. The health benefits of garlic include antibacterial and antiviral properties. Roast 2 bulbs and eat any leftover cloves as an appetizer over toast or crackers.
There are 10,000 chemicals used in nail products, 89% of which have not been evaluated for safety. In the US, there is presently no independent governing agency that reviews cosmetic ingredients for safety prior to being placed on the market and manufacturers are not required to list hazardous chemicals such as cancer-causing phthalates on their ingredient labels.
The Wahls Protocol is a diet that focuses on protecting the brain’s myelin and supporting the body’s mitochondria. Dr. Wahls says that a diet rich in non-starchy vegetables, green leaves, whole fruits, and protein will turn on 72 genes that “down regulate” inflammation molecules. Dr. Wahls’ book “Minding My Mitochondria” is available on amazon.com.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil red curry paste 2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 onion, diced 4 cups cubed butternut squash, fresh or […]
Cold and flu season is in full swing and even reaching epidemic levels in some areas of the country. Follow these 12 immune boosting tips to prevent viruses, bacteria, and other invaders from making you sick!
One lucky duck macaroons
Dark cacao macaroons are one of our favorite healthy snacks! They are a perfect solution to a sugar craving, containing antioxidants such as cacao and coconut and the low glycemic sweetener agave. These macaroons are vegan, raw, and gluten free.
Indoor allergies to house dust and dust mite allergies seem to becoming more and more common. Symptoms may include nasal congestion, eye inflammation, and asthma. Here are some helpful facts and steps that can be taken to decrease exposure.
This beef tenderloin dish is devine! The mustard and balsamic sauce has a rich flavor without the calories and fat typical in French sauces such as Bearnaise. This recipe is our new favorite beef dish and it’s a healthy recipe too – as long as you choose the leanest beef and get the butcher to trim the fat. Excellent served with green beans and garlic roasted potatoes.
We are loving this ginger blossom sparkling beverage with vanilla and lime made by SIPP eco beverage. It is made entirely with organic ingredients and only lightly sweetened with agave nectar. This beverage is a tasty refresher on its own but even better is SIPP’s “eco-licious libation” recipe: the Ginger Blossom Gimlet.
Miso is an excellent source of vitamin K and a wonderful fermented food source of probiotic (friendly) bacteria that is beneficial to the intestinal tract. Seaweed is a great source of iodine which so many of us are deficient in and is important for healthy thyroid function. Nori flakes and pieces can be substituted for the wakame, both of which can be found in dried form in health food stores. This soup is so easy to make and the ingredients can be adjusted to taste. Consider adding celery, carrots, cauliflower, and/or watercress.
Cabbage is a source of beta carotene, vitamin C, fiber, and the anti-cancer compounds indole-3-carbinole (I3C) and sulphoraphane. Cabbage has been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers, especially colorectal. I3C is known for its anti-carcinogenic activity and its ability to boost DNA repair in cells.
It is so easy to make stock and making it at home ensures a freshness that can not be obtained in stores. You can also ensure all the ingredients are organic and extra herbs can be added as desired. This stock can be made in advance and freezed for easy soup making. Freeze in ice cube trays and store the cubes in plastic freezer bags for use in stir fries and sautéing.
Ginger is an underground stem, or rhizome, of the plant Zingiber officinale and it is a super remedy for nausea commonly used to treat motion sickness, food poisoning, and nausea during pregnancy and cancer chemotherapy. The active components of the ginger root are thought to be the compounds gingerol and shogaol. Since it’s completely natural, there are no side effects and is safe and effective for use during pregnancy. Here are some of our favorite ginger remedies for nausea.