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The Gut Brain Axis

The Gut Brain Axis

You’re probably familiar with some of these phrases. These common phrases have been around for a long time, because people have long sensed a connection between the gut and the brain. Now that we have a better understanding of the biology behind this connection, it 

Broccoli 365?

Broccoli 365?

Back in November, broccoli started to make a lot of sense to me. I’d been walking past it all summer but suddenly I was craving it. Broccoli has a winter sort of flavor: robust, slightly bitter, slightly spicy. Added bonus: it’s chewy and filling. After 

DHA for dry eye syndrome

DHA for dry eye syndrome

Many years ago I went through a severe bout of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). I was at wits end. I live in a dry climate, which didn’t help. I had a test to measure tear production. Result: zero tears. What to do? Some research pointed 

January: dry and meatless?

January: dry and meatless?

I’m starting to think January should be renamed Virtuary. Long the month of weight guilt and calorie counting, January is now also about giving up stuff, sort of like Lent for foodies. We have: Dry January. Who knew: this is a trademarked activity, started over 

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

3 Reasons to love leftover turkey

In my opinion, the main reason to cook a full blown roast turkey dinner is the leftovers. On many occasions, after I spent Thanksgiving at someone else’s home, I cook my own turkey the next day, for the leftovers. Also for the fabulous aroma of 

3 Good Reasons for Brown Rice (and a recipe)

3 Good Reasons for Brown Rice (and a recipe)

Brown rice isn’t always on my radar screen, mainly because I only like short grain brown rice. I know, fussy, fussy. But the run-of-the-mill long grain version, widely available in grocery stores, just isn’t that compelling. Short grain brown rice is harder to find, but