Thursday, June 15, 2006

Basil: Not Just For Spaghetti Anymore

A mainstay in almost all New Jersey vegetable gardens is the herb Basil. Basil has a sweet and pungent taste to its leaves. The plant itself is related to the mint variety. Basil is great for digestive problems and is a great treatment for intestinal parasites. Basil has been shown to benefit the immune system and also acts as a disinfectent. Recent research shows that Basil may have an effect on fighting lung cancer. Basil is high in vitamin A, C, B1, B3, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. Basil goes great in a tomatoor cucumber salad and is a mainstay in most Italian dishes. One warning though, too much (large quantities) of basil may cause palpitations or rapid hearbeat.

Thought for the Week: "God and the wisdom of the body constitute ninety percent of the hope of patients to recover.--The body simply has a superwisdom which is biased in favor of life rather than death.---These are the powers on which all of us depend on life.
------------Dr. Richard C. Cabot, Harvard University

Chiropractic Tip of the Week: "The body was not created and then left masterless. The designer stayed on the job as Innate Intelligence, expressing itself through spinal nerve flow, controlling every function of life, expressing, creating, exploring and directing every experience so that your home is truly the world and your world is your home." Chiropractic care improves life.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Mushrooms....Not Just For Toads

Mushrooms are not just for Frogs to sit on. One of the more nutritious vegetables, mushrooms are high in protein, B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C, selenium and Iron. Mushrooms are very low in calorie, making them an ideal diet food. They have about 20 calories per serving with almost no fat. The strangest fact is that mushrooms need to be cooked for the nutrition to be released. The exterior cell wall of the mushroom is undigestible fiber, heat breaks down the cell wall, letting the nutrition seep out. Mushrooms have also shown benefit to the immune system. Big mushrooms like Shitake, Maitake and Reishi have been shown to help in the production of white blood cells by improving bone marrow function. Mushrooms are great added to soups and stir frys. Add them to scrambled eggs, cook them in your rice, and put them on top of your pizza.

Thought for the Week: "To ward off disease or recover health, men as a rule find it easier to depend on healers than attempt the more difficult task of living wisely." -------Rene Dubos

Chiropractic Tip of the Week: " I surf better than I have in a long time. With the chiropractic adjustments, I was noticeably more flexible and had an incredible burst of energy."----------Ritchie Rudolph, Professional Surfer. Chiropractic care improves athletic performance in all sports!