Beyond the fear of getting COVID, or actually contracting it, there is much else happening right now in the atmosphere of the pandemic that is harming our health. This is important to be aware and take notice of so that we might do things that counteract and prevent these other potential things as best as we can.
I will discuss those issues below, and then offer some ideas for some possible solutions following.
Depression and Anxiety Have Increased, Which Hurts Your Mind and Your Body
Everyone’s mental health is suffering right now, in one way or another. Some are suffering more than others, but still, we are all feeling it.
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The things we put into our body, food and drink, as well as other factors in how we treat our bodies, like getting enough sleep and controlling our levels of stress, all of this is either contributing or encouraging toward disease, or, helping to fend off disease from building.
Here is how.
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Happy winter months. It’s the ideal time for all things 1. easy to whip up and 2. cozy and delicious. This quinoa bowl will do just the trick. It can be made in less than a half an hour, it tastes awesome, it’s grain-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free, with a small amount of dairy in the pesto (assuming you use regular pesto, which has cheese in it).
Make extra so you have a totally tasty lunch for work tomorrow too!
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Cell phones, the internet, opioids, workaholism, all with steadily rising rates of anxiety and depression. What’s going on here?
America seems to be moving steadily down a rapidly darkening path, one of addiction, social isolation, anger, and general unhappiness. Why might this be?
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Autumn is my favorite season. I love the subtle downturn in temperatures, though the air isn’t quite cold enough to prevent people from still wanting to be outdoors just yet. That smell in the air of something sharp, crisp, of leaves and chill.
The foliage- don’t even get me started. At least 20% of why I came back from Europe when I did. Sure, the leaves turn elsewhere around the world of course, but they don’t quite catch flame with the same vibrancy as here in New England. Leaf peppers are onto something (for those who haven’t heard that term, these are people who travel from all over the US during fall to revel in and spectate over the changing colors here in New England). I have yet to encounter anywhere else where the shades are as vivid as they are here. Guess I’ll have to do some more traveling to find such a place, or, just accept that back home is where it’s at in terms of autumn.
Autumn is the perfect time for thick books. A towering, layered, gripping plot, allowing it to suck you in and keep you hooked, blowing through the pages while (ideally) sitting in a cozy café, cuddling up on your couch in front of a roaring fire, or lounging in a park somewhere as red and orange leaves dance in the air above.
More awesomeness about autumn: the re-emergence of boots, scarves and wool coats (especially cute red ones- my top pick). A welcoming back of comfort foods- macaroni and cheese, butternut squash soup, carrot cake, pumpkin pie, stuffing, oh man. Don’t even get me started.
Speaking of carrot cake, this recipe is subtly spiced, fluffy and light, scrumptious to be sure. All while it’s wheat/gluten-free, and lower in sugar than usual carrot cakes. It’s also easy to whip together. Happy autumnal baking!
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Turns out that more than two thirds of us are not getting the recommended eight hours of necessary sleep each night. That probably doesn’t shock anyone. However, what may surprise you is the vast havoc and damage this wrecks upon all areas of your physical and mental health.
There is not one major organ in the body, or process in the brain, that isn’t optimally enhanced by sleep (or, detrimentally impaired when we don’t get enough).
Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset and heal our brain and body health every day, even more so than diet and exercise.
Shocked? Read on for more.
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Happy healthy eating, with the upcoming warm weather, as well as in celebration of health in general, regardless of temperature or time of year! This one is homey, cheesy, delicious, and yet, it’s without any grains or gluten. It’s to-die-for-delicious though. Skeptical? Try it yourself. We make this one almost every week, it’s that good. It may just become a staple in your home too!
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This umami inducing, oh-so-scrumptious and satisfying, totally-hits-the-spot entree is one on which you will soon be hooked. It’s also incredibly healthy, made with a base of quinoa (gluten/grain-free, as this is actually a seed), scallions, red cabbage, marinated tempeh, and then though not pictured, I recommend it topped with a fried egg. SO good, a cinch to make, and with flavors that pack a punch.
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Man, oh man, are these fluffy, moist, and totally tasty. Super easy to make, and I was stunned of their texture being exactly the same as any other cupcake. One cannot tell the difference between these and cupcakes made with flour. Thus, why not then make the healthier cupcake, if there is no sacrifice of taste? Your body and health will thank you for it 🙂
Gluten-free/grain-free, lactose-free, and with only honey used for sweetener, these are a cupcake you can feel far better about eating!
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