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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

Odysseys in Wellbeing: Prepare your body for holiday feasts

Is there a way to remain healthy through the holidays and still enjoy our favorite foods without guilt, letting them nourish us emotionally and connect us with our roots?

EAT WELL, LIVE WELL: How to feed an aging brain and body

Healthy aging is basically about taking care of ourselves. The nutrients that fuel a healthy body also fuel a healthy brain.

EAT WELL / LIVE WELL: A practical guide to food allergies

We certainly may be getting better at diagnosing allergies but, additionally, there are many things about our modern way of life that may make us more vulnerable to them.

NATURE’S TURN: Vegetable varieties for the 21st century garden, Part 1

There are vast nutritional differences among the varieties of a given fruit or vegetable. …..To this day, the nutritional content of our man-made varieties has been an afterthought. -- Jo Robinson, Eating on the Wild Side

WELLBEING PURSUITS: Crave hearty foods? Nourish yourself with vegetarian cold-weather comforts

The bounty of my urban back porch garden, supplemented by visits to the nearby farmers’ market, provided endless inspiration for many delicious, nutritious meals.

EAT WELL / LIVE WELL: Food is your best medicine

Seventy percent of your immune system resides in your gut. So what we eat can have a major impact on how our immune system functions

EAT WELL / LIVE WELL: What’s a body to do? Navigating the food supply

Much of the food we eat is nutritionally deficient and most packaged food is filled with chemicals that the human system is unfamiliar with at best, and at risk from more often.

Eat Well, Live Well: Celebrate late fall vegetables  

The anti-oxidants in leeks are associated with reducing cholesterol production in the liver cells. They also appear to impart anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal activities.

Tips for healthy eating on Thanksgiving

We were contemplating the 10 guests that would soon be assembling for our Thanksgiving celebration, and fretting about whether we had enough turkey, stuffing,...

Eat well, live well: How do we get children to eat well?

What we should be most concerned with is that children are eating real food, not processed junk. It is the job of the parent to offer (and offer is the operative word) a variety of nutritious foods, in a developmentally appropriate form, in a pleasant environment.

Middle schoolers learn the joy of cooking, and much more

The program is planting some seeds: perhaps this is another generation that will look askance at prepackaged mystery meats or the sugary cereal aisle.  

Eat well, live well: Bone broth for warmth and health

While the advent of monosodium glutamate in the early 1900s made it possible to create "tasty" broths and soups with minimal input from meat or bones, these tasty liquids do not have any of the vital healing substances that are acquired from the slow cooking of bones.

Eat well, live well: The late summer harvest

Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body's detoxification system as do the other members of the brassica family –- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprout.

Eat well, live well: Spice up your life

When we use herbs and spices in food, they are an excellent tonic for promoting good health -- and a source of great pleasure by adding amazing flavor.
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