Strawberry Basil Vegan Ice Cream by Chef John Lekic

Ice cream is one of America’s favorite desserts. It is a treat that is enjoyed throughout the year. Chef John Lekic of Farmers and Chefs Restaurant in the Hudson Valley of Poughkeepsie, NY shares this dairy-free, Strawberry Basil Vegan Ice Cream recipe that is inspired by the innovative vertical gardening practices of Vertical Field.  A few benefits of…

Stuffed Acorn Squash by Chef Eric LeVine

Americans that celebrate Thanksgiving can face challenges during a pandemic because of recent restrictions on travel, restaurant closings, and social gatherings. Many are looking to enjoy healthier fare and incorporating plant-based meals in their holiday menus. Chef Eric LeVine of 317 Main Street in Farmington, New York, shares this savory stuffed acorn squash recipe that is hearty…

November is Diabetes Reversal Month

Instead of making November Diabetes Awareness Month, you can try making it Diabetes Reversal Month by taking steps to change your diet and lifestyle.

Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain

My friend Robin D. Everson loves blueberries. She loves them so much she puts them in her daily vegetable salad pictured above. It is a bit of sweet to go with the tart of kale and the other vegetables. This is good for her because along with helping to reduce diabetes and improve arterial function,…

Tools for a better night’s sleep

Not getting sufficient, restful sleep is a big problem for millions of people around the world. Daytime sleepiness has been noted for irritability that can lead to fights, the cause of work-related injuries, and vehicular accidents. Sleep apnea is a very serious condition. It affects children and adults, as well as, men and women and,…

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is supposed to be a celebration honoring fathers. After all, they are responsible for creating 1/2 of you. But, for some reason, praise is given out by the truckloads to mothers. Not that I have anything against mothers or at least good mothers, but I sometimes wonder why one half of the responsible…

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was started over 150 years ago (in the 1850s) as a way to improve sanitary conditions, fight disease, decrease mortality rate of children and milk contamination. It was connected to soldiers (Civil War) as a day of mourning for women who had lost their loved ones. In 1914, Mother’s Day (the second Sunday…

A double dose of Mondays With Michael

In today’s Mondays with Michael, I share two of Dr. Michael Greger’s blog posts/videos regarding turmeric and cancer. April 17 has traditionally been a sad day for me. My mother, Rose L. Jackson Everson, 2/2/1932 (2/29/1932) – 4/17/2011, died of “metastatic breast cancer.” Just those three words and you know it isn’t going to end…

Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer

Researchers showed that those at high risk for colon cancer could reverse the progression of their disease by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spices turmeric and curry powder, cutting down on precancerous lesions, and even pre-precancerous lesions. Are there other high-risk lesions we can try spicing up? How about giving turmeric extracts to…

Turmeric Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer

Carcinogens in grilled and baked chicken may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, while curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, may sometimes help even in advanced stages of the disease. Pancreatic cancer is among the most aggressive forms of human cancer with a very high mortality rate. It represents the fourth leading cause…