EDWARDS1411's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EDWARDS1411 EDWARDS1411's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ An 'Apache' Blessing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954993 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6da4fa42-d03a-420a-87ce-3a9492f1fd05.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Indeed ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a09b58e-0d2e-4510-8e22-58567245a324.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> (Note: the above is actually a work of fiction taken from the 1950 movie "Broken Arrow" and the book the movie was based on. Nevertheless, the words speak for themselves!) <BR> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 14:48:02 EST Be Good To Yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b068059d-272b-44f6-8984-3939776cdcbe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Be gentle first with yourself if you wish to be gentle with others." ~Lama Yeshe <BR> <BR> "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." ~ Jack Kornfield <BR> <BR> "Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets." ~ Clark Moustakas <BR> <BR> "Life is too short to waste any amount of ... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:57:47 EST Sweet Summer Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948603 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7df1303-7ed2-4939-aa59-d2ff4b9d7635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Summer by Mary Dow Brine <BR> <BR> What is summer made of? <BR> Of opening buds and flowers; <BR> Of sunshine and of shadow, <BR> And gracious little showers; <BR> Of birds that in the tree-tops <BR> Sing sweetly all the day; <BR> Of buttercups and daisies, <BR> And breath of new-mown hay. <BR> <BR> Of rainbows after showers, <BR> Of starlight nights so still; <BR> Of moonbeams shimmering ... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 11:09:53 EST The Proverbial Glass - Half Empty? Half Full? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946688 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6078c628-8c58-434b-9cb3-84ba78d4f369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Optimism is the foundation of courage." ~Nicholas Murray Butler <BR> <BR> "For myself I am an optimist – it does not seem to be much use being anything else." ~Sir Winston Churchill <BR> <BR> Two boys who one beautiful day were exploring their neighbor’s farm and came upon an empty barn that smelled of manure. The first boy said, "We got to get out of here, this smells horrible", but ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:28:00 EST Hello Beautiful June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938678 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb261038-4279-44ec-9f65-65d46d98ba5a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "For stately trees in rich array, <BR> For sunlight all the happy day, <BR> For blossoms radiant and rare, <BR> For skies when daylight closes, <BR> For joyous, clear, outpouring song <BR> From birds that all the green wood throng, <BR> For all things young, and bright, and fair, <BR> We praise thee, Month of Roses! <BR> For blue, blue skies of summer calm, <BR> For fragrant odors b... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:38:19 EST You Have A CHOICE ... Each and Every Single Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936806 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4636e149-b888-44fb-874c-117dc3a7d43a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective." ~Harvey Mackay <BR> <BR> "Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choice... Sat, 30 May 2015 13:34:31 EST Affirmation: Think Positive ... Be An Optimist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932692 I need to start my day with ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77fcc4bf-eff7-4de4-90a1-992456f5dc31.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." ~ Willie Nelson <BR> <BR> "Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to... Fri, 22 May 2015 19:28:24 EST R.I.P. Dear Sweet Buffy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091813890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> RIP Buffy - Aug. 15/01 to May 8/15 <BR> <BR> When my legs grew too weak to carry me, <BR> And my tired eyes could no longer see, <BR> When it pained me to struggle for each new breath, <BR> When my heart beat weaker, and I drew closer to death, <BR> You did me the kindness of letting me go. <BR> You didn't make me hang on when I was suffering so. <BR> I promise I don't think that you loved me any less... Fri, 8 May 2015 21:46:10 EST Meet the Newest Member of the Family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923991 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l547800010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Declan James Edwards <BR> Born Sunday, May 3, 2015 (his due date!!) at 3:00 p.m. <BR> 9 lbs. 8 ozs. <BR> 21.26" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l151755997.jpg"> <BR> Big sister Madi (8 3/4's) and big brother Linc (5 1/2) sharing their first hold. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l696126531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> So precious!!! <BR> <BR> A baby boy's a prom... Wed, 6 May 2015 23:50:20 EST Happy May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920520 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l404950097.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger, <BR> Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her <BR> The flowery May, who from her green lap throws <BR> The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose. <BR> Hail, bounteous May, that doth inspire <BR> Mirth, and youth, and warm desire; <BR> Woods and groves are of thy dressing, <BR> Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing, <BR> Thus we salute thee with our early... Fri, 1 May 2015 00:18:19 EST What You Can Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915523 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1168163757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When you see litter in the streets <BR> And the air smells of pollution <BR> When you feel like it's all piling up <BR> Remember there is a solution. <BR> <BR> There's something each of us can do <BR> To keep the rivers clean <BR> To keep fresh the air we breathe <BR> And keep the forests green. <BR> <BR> Help clean a beach <BR> Or recycle bottles and cans <BR> Learn about the problems we face <BR> And help oth... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:56:27 EST Plant A Garden Of Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912459 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115526960.jpg"> <BR> Plant 5 rows of peas: <BR> <BR> Patience <BR> Perseverance <BR> Preparation <BR> Planning <BR> Positiveness <BR> <BR> Include 3 rows of squash: <BR> <BR> Squash negativity <BR> Squash dieting <BR> Squash deprivation <BR> <BR> Add 5 rows of lettuce: <BR> <BR> Let us be positive <BR> Let us take responsibility <BR> Let us be in control <BR> Let us reward our accomplishments <BR> Let us be empowered <B... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:18:06 EST Pick Yourself Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909334 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654216261.jpg"> <BR> Just finished reading a blog by a Spark friend who was down on herself because she "succumbed" to snacking last night, the eating of empty calories in the evening after a good healthy dinner. I could so relate in fact I'm sure most of us have been there, having a specific goal and then the disappointment of not meeting it. <BR> <BR> It brought to mind the chorus of an old song, one I haven't heard in a long time. <BR>... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:27:19 EST 10 Steps to Self-Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906590 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l903136186.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel." ~ Eleanor Brownn <BR> <BR> "Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others." ~ Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life Mon, 6 Apr 2015 18:00:24 EST Happy Easter & Springtime Too!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905866 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439519823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It means so much at Easter time <BR> To keep in touch with friends <BR> To wish them happiness and cheer <BR> And joy that never ends. <BR> This brings heartfelt greetings <BR> Especially for you <BR> Together with best wishes <BR> For a happy Springtime too. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439519823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:20:11 EST Dare To Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902278 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l520831948.jpg"> <BR> Dare to Be <BR> <BR> When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. <BR> <BR> When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. <BR> <BR> When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. <BR> <BR> When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. <BR> <BR> When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. <BR> <BR> When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. <BR> <BR> When... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:48:25 EST Affirmation: Just For Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897514 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2014036869.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for Today I have decided to take the path of change. <BR> Just for Today I CHOOSE to improve my quality of life. <BR> Just for Today I AM the priority! <BR> Just for Today I am a success, even if it is only for today! <BR> Just for Today I am beautiful!! <BR> I will make EVERY Day...TODAY! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2014036869.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Repeat tomorrow ... and t... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:29:11 EST Welcome Spring!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896523 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124525790.jpg"> <BR> Gentle Spring's around the corner, <BR> Waiting just to show her face <BR> And to bring us flowers and sunshine; <BR> Winter's almost run his race! <BR> Be not, then, my friends, discouraged <BR> That there's cold and ice and sleet; <BR> For Springtime soon will be with us, <BR> And the flowers we will greet: <BR> Daffodils, so bright and yellow, <BR> Hyacinths of varied... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:29:26 EST An Irish Blessing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894734 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1568062874.jpg"> <BR> <BR> May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. <BR> May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. <BR> May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. <BR> And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through. <BR> ~ Traditional Irish Blessing <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1103010992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:55:46 EST If You Bite It, Write It!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891307 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542018635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> IF YOU BITE IT, WRITE IT <BR> IF YOU SNACK IT, TRACK IT <BR> IF YOU LICK IT, BIC IT <BR> IF YOU CHOSE IT, DISCLOSE IT <BR> IF YOU NIBBLE IT, SCRIBBLE IT <BR> IF YOU DRINK IT, INK IT <BR> IF YOU SNEAK IT, LEAK IT <BR> IF YOU HOG IT, LOG IT <BR> IF YOU INDULGE IT, DIVULGE IT <BR> IF YOU IMBIBE IT, INSCRIBE IT. <BR> IF YOU RUMINATE IT, ENUMERATE IT. <BR> <BR> IMPORTANTLY: GRAB YOUR PENCIL BEFORE YOUR UTENSILl!! <BR... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:35:02 EST Even if You Exercise, Too Much Sitting Can Make You Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888851 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l38246242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/columns/daily<BR>-checkup/even-you-exercise-too-much-si<BR>tting-can-make-you-sick/?pos=1&xid=nl_<BR>EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20150217 </link> tells us that <BR> <BR> "Even if you get regular exercise, spending too much time sitting can increase your risk of developing chronic diseases and dying prematurely. <BR> <BR> Canadian researchers who compiled results from 41 clinical stu... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 19:07:48 EST Get Off The Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883246 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1667370006.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Get Off The Scale! <BR> <BR> You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. <BR> <BR> Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderf... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:17:08 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #15 - Broccoli http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881205 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune-boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #15 - Broccoli <BR> <BR> Easy to find at the grocery store and incorporate into meals, broccoli is an immune-boosting basic. One study reported a chemical in broccoli helped stimulate the immune systems of mice. Plus, it's full of nut... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:02:56 EST Study: Lack of Exercise TWICE as Deadly as Obesity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876809 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115821872.jpg"> <BR> Hot off the presses ... <BR> from <link>www.acefitness.org/blog/5258/study-l<BR>ack-of-exercise-twice-as-deadly-as-obe<BR>sity/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_<BR>medium=email&utm_campaign=Health-eTips<BR>-02-11-2015&utm_content=Health+eTips&s<BR>pMailingID=22121182&spUserID=NzU3NzY3O<BR>DM2ODcS1&spJobID=501207414&spReportId=NTAxMjA3NDE0S0 </link> <BR> <BR> According to a new study just published in the American J... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:05:01 EST When I Started Loving Myself ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874046 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l784842175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=14187&memberid=913728 </link> shared <BR> <BR> When I Started Loving Myself <BR> <BR> A poem by Charlie Chaplin written on his 70th birthday on April 16, 1959. <BR> <BR> When I started loving myself <BR> I understood that I’m always and at any given opportunity <BR> in the right place at the right time. <BR> And I understood that all that happens is right – <BR>... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:48:06 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #14 - Sweet Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869089 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune-boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #14 - Sweet Potatoes <BR> <BR> Like carrots, sweet potatoes have the antioxidant beta-carotene, which mops up damaging free radicals. Sweet potatoes also boast vitamin A, which is linked to slowing the aging process and may reduce the... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 01:20:18 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #13 - Tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863447 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #13 - Tea <BR> <BR> Green or black? Both are loaded with disease-fighting polyphenols and flavonoids. These antioxidants seek out cell-damaging free radicals and destroy them. Caffeinated and decaf work equally well. <BR> <BR> <link... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:22:38 EST Positivity Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854555 I need to start each day off with this pledge! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23469283.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Positivity Pledge <BR> <BR> I shall no longer allow negative <BR> thoughts or feelings <BR> to drain me of my energy. <BR> Instead I shall focus on all the <BR> good that is in my life. <BR> I will think it, feel it and speak it. <BR> By doing so I will send out <BR> vibes of positive energy into <BR> the world and I shall be grateful <BR> for all ... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:23:21 EST Recipe For A Good Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853665 Short and sweet, but oh so tasty!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1608226584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Recipe For A Good Year <BR> <BR> 1. Combine 2 cups of faith and 2 cups of gratitude. <BR> <BR> 2. Mix in a dash of optimism and dedication. <BR> <BR> 3. Blend with a healthy portion of laughter, celebration, and joy. <BR> <BR> 4. Bake in a loving home all year long. <BR> <BR> 5. Share generously with all you meet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:30:16 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #12 - Spinach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849913 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #12 - Spinach <BR> <BR> Known as a "super food," spinach is nutrient-rich. It has folate, which helps your body produce new cells and repair DNA. And it boasts fiber, antioxidants, such as vitamin C, and more. Eat spinach raw or light... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 23:57:57 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #11 - Garlic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840949 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #11 - Garlic <BR> <BR> Garlic offers several antioxidants that battle immune system invaders. Among garlic's targets are H. pylori, the bacteria associated with some ulcers and stomach cancer. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nutrition-and-you... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:16:25 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #10 - Low Fat Yogurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835477 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #10 - Low-Fat Yogurt <BR> <BR> A daily cup may reduce your chances of getting a cold. Look for labels listing "live and active cultures." Some researchers believe they may stimulate your immune system to fight disease. Also look for v... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:19:36 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - # 9 - Wheat Germ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829909 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #9 - Wheat Germ <BR> <BR> Wheat germ is the part of a wheat seed that feeds a baby wheat plant, so it is full of nutrients. It has zinc, antioxidants, and B vitamins among other vital vitamins and minerals. Wheat germ also offers a go... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:13:39 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - # 8 - Grapefruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826569 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #8 - Grapefruit <BR> <BR> Grapefruit is packed with flavonoids -- natural chemical compounds that have been found to increase immune system activation. They have a good amount of vitamin C too. Dislike grapefruits? Try oranges or tang... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:01:22 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - # 7 - Almonds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823616 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #7 - Almonds <BR> <BR> A handful of almonds may shore up your immune system from the effects of stress. A recommended 1/4 cup serving carries nearly 50% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin E, which helps boost the immune system... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:24:51 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #6 - Cabbage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817239 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #6 - Cabbage <BR> <BR> This is a source of immune-strengthening glutamine. And cabbage is easy and inexpensive to find during the winter months when it's in season. Try adding cabbages of any variety (white, red, Chinese) to soups and... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:01:01 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #5 - Watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813674 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #5 - Watermelon <BR> <BR> Hydrating and refreshing, ripe watermelon also has plenty of a powerful antioxidant, glutathione. Known to help strengthen the immune system so it can fight infection, glutathione is found in the red pulpy fl... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:26:02 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #4 - Oysters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811013 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #4 - Oysters <BR> <BR> Aphrodisiac? Immune boosters? Maybe both, thanks to the mineral zinc that's found in oysters. Low zinc levels have been associated with male infertility. And zinc appears to have some antiviral effect, although ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:06:03 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #3 - Acai Berries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807863 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #3 - Acai Berries <BR> <BR> Hawked as a "super food" along with produce like blueberries, the little acai berry's dark color signals that it is high in antioxidants called anthocyanins. While the acai is not scientifically linked to s... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:29:38 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #2 - Button Mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805315 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #2 - Button Mushrooms <BR> <BR> Don't dismiss the lowly mushroom as nutrient poor: It has the mineral selenium and antioxidants. Low levels of selenium have been linked to increased risk of developing more severe flu. And the B vitami... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:38:12 EST 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #1 - Elderberry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801796 Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at <link>www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slides<BR>how-immune-foods?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ct<BR>r=wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry </link> . <BR> <BR> #1 - Elderberry <BR> <BR> An old folk remedy, extract from these dark berries appears to block flu viruses in test tube studies. But scientists caution that further study is needed. The fruit itself is rich in antioxidants and may als... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:20:50 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #7 Thyme http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797591 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:06:03 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #6 Oregano http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792243 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:22:04 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #5 Ground Cinnamon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789298 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:58:15 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #4 Marjoram http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786329 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:14:22 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #3 Sage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784182 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:03:18 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #2 Ground Jamaican Allspice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779135 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:15:44 EST 7 Super Spices For Healthier Food - #1 Ground Cloves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776025 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269948759.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.prevention.com/food/food-remedie<BR>s/7-super-spices-healthier-food?cid=so<BR>cHE_20140902_30887166 </link> tells us that a touch of spice might be just what we need to minimize the damage of aging—and even offset the impact of diabetes. Research from the University of Georgia finds that antioxidant-rich herbs and spices can block the formation of harmful compounds that are associated with aging and may inhib... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:34:11 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #14 Pitted Fruits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770779 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #14 Pitted Fruits <BR> <BR> Save apples and oranges for the colder months—summer is the prime time to take advantage of sweet and juicy pitted fruits. Not only are they delicious, Glassman ... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:13:24 EST The 14 Best Summer Foods for Weight Loss - #13 Whole Grain Salads http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768384 <link>www.redbookmag.com/health-wellness/s<BR>ummer-weight-loss-foods#slide-1 </link> points out that summer is the season to skimp on clothing, not flavour, and that the following fourteen light and refreshing summer foods will not only tingle our tastebuds, but will help us shed pounds too. <BR> <BR> #13 Whole Grain Salads <BR> <BR> We know, salads are the standard summer weight-loss meal. But lettuce eventually gets boring, right? Get out of the mixed greens rut and toss around the ide... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:38:33 EST