Fruity Yogurt Bark

Wash and cut your fruit of choice—the options are endless, but strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries make a great combination for the summer. Add fruit to yogurt. If you want the yogurt to be on the sweeter side, mix in a little honey, maple syrup, or vanilla extract before stirring in all the fruit. Pour the […]

7 Foods That Feed Your Brain

A Add these brain-loving superfoods to your diet to promote mental clarity, good mood, and support optimal brain health. 1. Leafy green vegetables Pile on leafy greens, like lettuce, collards, kale, and spinach. Greens provide brain-healthy nutrients, including phylloquinone, lutein, and folate. According to a 2018 study published in Neurology, eating greens preserves memory and […]

How to Help a Depressed Friend

lthough everything in life seemed right, there was, nevertheless, something very wrong for Jamie. Upon graduation from college, she’d been hired into her “dream job” as a media advisor for a professional association. She had a good salary, exceptional work colleagues, a large circle of friends, and a supportive family.  “Still, I felt so miserable,” […]

Non-dairy French Crepes

Crepes don’t take any more effort than conventional pancakes, but they do require a delicate touch. Your first crepe will usually stick, but don’t give up. Makes 12 medium-sized crepes. 2 cups nondairy milk (soy, almond, or rice) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons nondairy butter or margarine, melted (plus 4 tablespoons for brushing, optional) […]

11 Common Questions About a Whole-food, Plant-based Diet

1. What does it mean to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet?  A whole-food, plant-based (WFPB) diet means eating mostly minimally processed foods that come from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.  What’s not included? Foods from animals, including meat, poultry, fish, milk, cheese, and eggs.  Definitions of a whole-food, plant-based diet vary. T. […]

Sheet Pan Fajitas with Chile-Lime Tempeh

Yield: 12 servings         1 recipe Chile-Lime Marinade        1 (8-ounce) package tempeh, sliced into ¼-inch strips        1 red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips        1 yellow or orange bell pepper, cut into ½-inch strips        1 poblano or Anaheim chili pepper, cut into ¼-inch strips        1 large onion, sliced into ¾-inch strips        8 […]

Do Politics Make You Angry?

Anger triggers a fight or flight response that floods the body with stress hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. Your heart rate and blood pressure increase, and you experience a surge of blood sugar. When you’re in an argument, this stress response reduces your ability to discuss a situation rationally. It also reduces your short-term memory. […]

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Pain

Popping a pill isn’t the only way to find relief from chronic pain. You can also help ease your discomfort with these natural, research-based approaches to pain management. Pain is frightening. Everyone has dealt with pain at one time or another, but if you’re someone who has chronic pain, it’s easy to become afraid and overwhelmed […]