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Stories by Laurie Edwards-Tate

Since 1984, Laurie Edwards-Tate has served as President and Founder of At Your Home Familycare, a non-medical Home Care Aide Organization, serving seniors, disabled, infirm and children. Laurie is Board of Director 2018 (elected), Palomar Health; Executive Board Member; Chair Board Human Resources Committee; Member of Audits & Compliance Committee; Community Relations Committee.

Tis the season for giving Christmas gifts: Picking the right gift for the right person

SAN DIEGO: Don’t let the stress of gift giving ruin your holiday. Follow this easy guide to keep Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! It is a time for gathering with loved ones, enjoying get-togethers with friends, decorating the Christmas tree, stringing Christmas lights, baking Christmas treats, and giving and receiving Christmas gifts. ...

Keeping the holiday spirit alive for loved ones with Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN DIEGO:  Christmas is considered the most favored holiday each year. Christmas engenders feelings of love, generosity, and goodwill as it brings together family members and loved ones in shared moments and traditions. Feelings of stressfulness and loss gradually replace joy and merriment when Alzheimer’s strikes the family. When mom or dad, grandma or grandpa ...

The Flu: What you need to know to avoid and fight the winter gift that can kill

SAN DIEGO, November 27, 2018 — Flu season is now upon us. Beginning in October and peaking in February, the season has been known to persist as late as  May. Influenza is an infectious disease caused by a virus. It occurs in the Northern and Southern hemispheres throughout the winter months when the sun is ...

Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, Laurie Edward Tate

Friendsgiving: Sharing Thanksgiving with the families we choose

 SAN DIEGO: Families across America come together with loved ones on Thanksgiving.  Joyous in the spirit of gratefulness, families share the warmth of the hearth,  home, and traditional Thanksgiving dinners.  Unfortunately, for those without family, Thanksgiving can be a very lonely time. Whether due to distance, illness, or the loss of those we love, discovering new ways ...

Vegan gluten free pumpkin pie is perfect for Thanksgiving

SAN DIEGO: Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie is the perfect pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving dessert this season? Here it is! With only 10 ingredients and easy to make, it is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert and will delight holiday guests while ensuring appeal for those with special dietary needs. GO VEGAN WITH THIS THANKSGIVING FAVORITE Pumpkin ...

Grilled Asparagus the Thanksgiving dish delivering rich flavor without guilt

SAN DIEGO: Thanksgiving is approaching quickly why not add a healthy side of grilled asparagus vinaigrette? Asparagus a member of the lily family has been a popular vegetable since Greek and Roman times. Asparagus found its way into the palatial Versailles greenhouses of Louis XIV of France. Amazing Aspirational Asparagus In the U.S., asparagus was ...

Thanksgiving tried and true, delicious and healthy sweet potatoes (recipe)

SAN DIEGO: Planning a menu for Thanksgiving Day with healthy eating in mind can be quite challenging.  Sweet potatoes, however, are always a popular choice for a Thanksgiving side. A SWEET SIDE Available in most food markets and grocery stores, sweet potatoes provide a simple to prepare, people-pleasing dish for Thanksgiving. Naturally, sweet-tasting, yams are ...

Pets, Pet Costumes, Halloween, Laurie Edwards Tate

This Halloween, keep your pet’s wag while collecting trick or treat swag

SAN DIEGO: Halloween can be an exciting, and scary event for our precious pets. While we are busy with Halloween celebrations throughout the night, what can be overlooked are “the things that make Halloween a treat for people, noises, smells trick-or-treaters at the door and people in costumes, can overwhelm many pets,” says KC Theisen, ...

Pumpkins, Halloween, Health Benefits, Recipe, Laurie Edwards Tate

Pumpkins: Pie and Jack o’ Laterns make a booming Halloween business

SAN DIEGO: When pumpkins become available in grocery stores and at community pumpkin patches and parks, they signal the beginning of the fall season and the advent of Halloween. LIGHTING THE WAY Serving as traditional Halloween jack o’ lanterns, pumpkins are carved into frightening faces that glow eerily at night from the candlelight deep within ...

Mental illness on the rise in America

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2018 — Approximately 1 in 5 American adults will experience some form of mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This accounts for approximately 44 million U.S. adults, or 18.6 percent of the entire U.S. adult population. GROWING NUMBER OF AMERICANS SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ...

Don’t wait for Halloween, make some caramel popcorn tonight

SAN DIEGO, October 2, 2018–Why wait for Halloween to enjoy some caramel popcorn, make a batch tonight! October is a time when candies, sweets and other treats abound, creating a tendency to over consume them and making it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Superhero help is on its way with a popular snack recipe ...

A taste of autumn: Tasty Riesling Baked Pears recipe

SAN DIEGO, September 25, 2018 —The aromas of honey, pears and spices wafting from the oven makes Riesling Baked Pears an excellent choice for a healthy autumnal dessert with a beautiful guest-pleasing presentation. THE VOLUPTUOUS AND HEALTHY PEAR Naturally plump yet statuesque, pears are an extremely healthy fruit. This distinguished fruit and member of the ...

Enjoy the simplicities of hearth and home this fall

SAN DIEGO, September 18, 2018– The crispness of fall is here! Beginning in the United States September 23 this year, autumn continues until the advent of the winter solstice in December. AUTUMN OR FALL? As the sun progressively sets earlier, temperatures become noticeably cooler. According to Wikipedia, the word autumn originated with the Etruscans and later ...

Purple Reign: Healthy grilled eggplant for a summer cookout

SAN DIEGO: A member of the nightshade family, the eggplant is related to both the tomato and potato and is used as a vegetable.  Profusely purple eggplant is common in North America and is healthy and delicious. Its rich, savory flavor makes it a perfect substitute in dishes like eggplant parmesan (instead of chicken), diced for ...