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  • Carrot, Avocado, and Turmeric Soup

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    A little spicy and a little sweet, this soup is easy to make and even better to enjoy.

    2 ½ cups fresh carrot juice

    1 Haas avocado, peeled and pitted

    ½ teaspoon ginger powder, or 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

    ½ tablespoon tamari

    ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

    1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

    ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

    Blend all ingredients except the pumpkin seeds in a blender or food processor until rich and creamy. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of salt. Toast seeds until they turn just golden, then quickly transfer them to a cool plate. Serve soup as-is and top with pumpkin seeds, or heat on stove to desired temperature. Source: Choosing Raw by Gena Hamshaw. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2014 Photo credit: Hannah Kaminsky.

    Serves 2

  • Carrot Dogs

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    Both kids and adults will want to get their hands on these unique and healthy “hotdogs.”

    2 long, straight carrots (hotdog shaped!)

    2 whole wheat hotdog buns, or 2 slices whole grain bread

    Spinach (cooked and drained, or fresh)

    Ketchup

    Mustard

    Sauerkraut

    Onions (raw, cooked, or caramelized)

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil carrots 10 to 15 minutes, or until they are hotdog-like soft. Drain and cut them in half lengthwise. Toast buns or bread if you desire. Place the carrots in the buns and top with all your fixings. Source: Reprinted by arrangement with AVERY, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company from The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook. Copyright © Ann Crile Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn, 2014.

    Serves 2

  • A Great Tomato Sauce

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    This sauce is the perfect way to make your comfort food justifiably healthy.

    2 tablespoons sunflower oil

    1 clove garlic, crushed

    ½ onion, chopped into small cubes

    2 ½ cups water

    12 ½ ounces vine tomatoes, chopped in half

    ¼ teaspoon balsamic vinegar

    ½ teaspoon umeboshi plum purée

    ½-inch fresh red chili (for spice, optional)

    1 ounce basil

    2 tablespoons coconut milk

    Heat sunflower oil in a pan over medium heat; add garlic and onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add ½ cup of the water to onions and garlic; let onions absorb the water then add 1 cup of water. Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, plum purée, and the remaining 1 cup of water. Simmer over medium to low heat for 10 minutes. Add chili, half of the basil, and coconut milk. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Add a little extra water if you like a runny sauce; reduce it further if you like a drier and more intense sauce. Source: Reprinted with permission from Honestly Healthy For Life © 2014 by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson, Sterling Publishing Co, Inc. Photography by Lisa Linder.

    Serves 2

  • Fitness Focused

    The most physically fit young adults grow into the most mentally fit middle-aged adults, according to new research by the University of Minnesota. The study followed a wide sample of participants for 20 years and discovered that those who performed best on the fitness test in their younger years did better on cognitive tests years later.

  • Five Helpful Doctor’s Office Tips

    Going to the doctor can be time-consuming and expensive, so make sure you get the most out of your visit. Here are five tips to keep in mind to avoid unnecessary suffering and wasted healthcare dollars the next time you go in for a check-up.

  • Sit, Stand, and Sleep Your Way to Better Health

    All-over aches and pains could be the result of a subconscious culprit: posture. Most times we aren’t aware of the muscles at work, but postural muscles—including those in the hamstrings and back—are critically important to reducing ligament stress, increasing muscle efficiency, preventing strains and pains, and correcting and maintaining alignment and balance.

  • Flex Your Brain Muscles

    Going to the gym is great for a healthy bod, but don’t forget to exercise your mind, too. Neurobic exercises are designed to challenge the brain by enlisting your less-used senses in daily life activities. These exercises will likely require you to rely less on sight and sound and more on taste, touch, and smell—thus stimulating your brain and increasing your mental fitness.

  • Don’t Let Joint Pain Slow You Down

    Arthritis is a painful, chronic disease that can have a major impact on quality of life. As joints deteriorate, simple tasks become difficult: opening a jar, walking to the mailbox, handling tools. With time, mobility becomes more restricted. What’s worse, arthritis sufferers must face the unkind reality that their condition may gradually worsen.

    Take control of your arthritis with these natural remedies
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • Sleep, Naturally

    When it comes to choosing a sleep aid, one study found that whether the product was natural was a top factor, right up there with the perception on how well it worked, side effects, and how it would impact their quality of life. For the most natural sleep aid, look no further than your own pantry! Next time you’ve got the munchies before bed, try reaching for these foods.

  • Triple Cherry Shirley Temple

    For a refreshing summer beverage that’s completely family-friendly, look no further than this nonalcoholic bubbly.