Check out this Hormone Healthy Recipe!

Spring is finally here! That means beautiful spring vegetables like peas and asparagus are in season. We love this hormone healthy recipe from Everyday Food. Add a little quinoa for a base.

  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 pound small sea scallops, side muscle removed
  3. Coarse salt
  4. 1 small onion, halved and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  5. 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  6. 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  8. 1/2 teaspoon Asian garlic-chili sauce
  9. 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves

In a large (12-inch) nonstick skillet over high heat, warm oil, about 1minute; swirl to coat bottom of pan evenly. Add scallops, flat sides down, and cook until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per

Hormone Healthy Recipe Scallop and Snap Pea Stir Fry

Scallop w/ Snap Pea Stir Fry Recipe

side. Season with salt. Transfer to a plate.

Reduce heat to medium. Add onion; cook, stirring, until browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add ginger, sugar snap peas, and 1/2 cup water; cook, stirring occasionally, until peas are crisp-tender and water has evaporated, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Add scallops, lime juice, chili sauce, and cilantro. Toss to coat. Season with salt, as desired.

Practicing conscious eating is tough in today’s high paced world.

Meals on the run, fast food, energy bars and TV dinners are all part of today’s culture. In fact, the average American eats five meals a week in the car! Does this sound like you? Poor digestion, high cortisol levels and distracted driving are the consequences of this fast-paced, on the go lifestyle.

conscious eatingNowadays, people rarely take the time to make a healthy meal, eat together and enjoy the food that is in front of them. When you aren’t paying attention to what you eat, it’s easy to consume too much. Not to mention much of the food you eat on the run has little nutritional value. Therefore, you remain hungry.

It might be time to practice conscious eating, a nutrition philosophy based on the idea that listening to the body’s natural hunger signals is a more effective way to reach a healthy weight than keeping track of the amounts of energy and fats in foods. It’s intended to create a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. Conscious eating means eating slowly, chewing well and savoring every bite. Conscious eating and digestion start in the mouth, so it’s important to chew your food slowly. Additionally, it’s important to remove as many sources of stress as possible while enjoying your food. (That means no driving while eating!) If your body is focusing on fight or flight, it’s not focusing on the pleasure of eating and digestion.

When you start to slow down and listen to your body, it becomes easier to determine whether you’re truly hungry or actually stressed, bored or thirsty. In order to learn to listen to your body again, start paying close attention to the food you’re craving, often the basis for cravings is due to lack of necessary nutrients.

Two disturbing news items about eating well she light on obesity.

A couple of news items about adult obesity in America have come out this month that should encourage us to re-examine the kind and amount of food we consume each day.

The first is the just-released report F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2011 from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

According to the report, the obesity rate in America continues to rise, and 16 states saw an increase in the percentage of obese citizens within the past year alone. Every state with the sole exception of Colorado now has an obesity rate of over 20%, and twelve states – mostly in the South – have obesity rates exceeding 30%.

The costs of the obesity epidemic – to our individual health as well as our nation – are monumental. Policymakers are calling on everyone from the medical community to the food and beverage industry to help reverse this public health crisis.

How is it that we’re getting fatter and fatter despite the constant barrage of information about diet, eating wellexercise, and healthy eating habits?

One clue can be found in another study released this week from researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study, which examined US population and diet data dating back to 1977, looked at the contributions of the energy density of foods, number of eating occasions and portion sizes over time.

It was discovered that the average American today consumes about 570 more calories each day than back in 1977. Without any commensurate increase in daily activity to burn those extra calories, that could translate to up to a pound a week in weight gain!

Dr. Barry Popkin, lead author of the study, concluded that larger portions and more frequent snacking are major contributing factors to the increase in our daily caloric intake.

“First, the food industry started ‘super sizing’ our portions, then snacking occasions increased and we were convinced we needed to drink constantly to be hydrated,” Dr. Popkin explains. “This study shows how this epidemic has crept up on us. The negative changes in diet, activity and obesity continue and are leading to explosions in health-care costs and are leading us to become a less healthy society.”

So even if you’re making positive changes to your diet and eating well- balanced, nutrient dense foods, the amount of food you consume and the calories you burn up each day will determine your ability to maintain a healthy weight.

What can we conclude from all this?

Nothing you haven’t heard before: Move more, eat less.

Many people struggle with their complexion and skin conditions, let me show you How to make a Pumpkin enzyme mask for acne!

This pumpkin enzyme mask can be worn on your face and body. But it’s not only great for the epidermis of the skin, you’ll be able to control acne and back acne.

Now, if you live in the Hollywood area and were to go to a Beverly Hills spa, it would cost you at least $85.

Just follow my instructions and your only spending a couple bucks to look great!

So here are the steps to make a pumpkin face mask for acne:

1. Get 1 can of pure pumpkin (make sure you don’t get the pumpkin pie filling because its filled with the sugar and the spices).

2. Add one container of plain yogurt.

3. Add 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice, about half of a lemon.

4. Stir everything together.

5. Head to the bathroom, sit on the side of the tub and bring some magazines to read or cell phone to talk. The entire process takes about 20 minutes.

6. Load up the beauty mask on your face and body and then shower it off.

The result is beautiful bright skin and manageable acne and back acne!

Facts about Pumpkin:

Did you know that both fresh and cooked pumpkin are loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta carotene, and lutein?

So why is pumpkin such a great natural product for the skin?

Vitamin A has skin healing benefits and Vitamin C is an antioxidant, couple those with zinc and you have the makings of a great enzyme face mask for all types of skin. The benefits of pumpkin include soothing capabilities, moisturizing, and facilitating the other mask ingredients to absorb vitamins and minerals in the skin layers (epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat) which accelerate the results.

If you’re an ingredient reader, you probably already know that Pumpkin has a multitude of benefits when applied topically to the skin. Many of the leading cosmetics and beauty product companies making skincare products have regularly included pumpkin enzymes as a staple in their ingredients.

Whether, you’re headed to the spa or a homebody that likes the Do It Yourself pumpkin mask treatment, pumpkin and pumpkin extracts can be used in a variety of manners.

So when you’re at the local grocery store or natural food store buying some pumpkin seeds, pickup some fresh pumpkin and make a few pumpkin masks…you might be surprised at the results!

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Got brain fog, ringing ears or bad circulation? An alternative medicine doctor informed me that Ginkgo Biloba can help stop ringing in the ears and other hearing issues due to exposure to free radicals and loud sounds.  In fact, free radicals can cause holes in the membranes of the inner ear, resulting in many hearing issues?  The good news is ear ringing can be calmed with powerful herb Ginkgo Biloba!

In a 13 month study, 100% of the patients who were given ginkgo biloba experienced 100% less ringing in the ears and significant improvement in hearing. The reason for this is because ginkgo offers powerful antioxidants called bioflavonoids  that protect the inner ear and dilate the tiny blood vessels and capillaries –  which halts the ringing! Ginkgo Biloba improves hearing, calms vertigo and even helps reverse deafness!

In addition, other studies report that the antioxidants in Ginkgo biloba improve nerve function and blood flow to the nervous system and brain. Because GB increases vascular dilation it may help reduce retinal damage due to macular degradation.

And literally hundreds of European studies on GB leaf extract have shown that increases blood flow to the brain, stimulates better transmission of nerve signals which can improve menopausal brain fog, Alzheimer’s disease, short term memory issues, dementia, senility, depression, vertigo, peripheral and cerebral circulatory stimulation, peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud’s syndrome, retinopathy,  tinnitus and other vascular diseases.

The bottom line is that GB improves blood flow to all extremities – from the hands and feet to the ears and brain. NOTE: GB is a blood thinner so check with your doctor before taking it.