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Laurie Edwards Tate

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Blue Zones projects: Garlic, Chickpea and Broccoli Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

SAN DIEGO – Looking for new ways to be healthy and remain healthy? The Blue Zones and its Blue Zones projects might just offer useful clues to to staying healthy throughout the COVID pandemic. Blue Zones, Blue Zones projects and healthy eating Based on extensive longevity-related research conducted world-wide and focused on discovering a relationship ...

Life’s purpose is to have purpose, goals and forward thinking

SAN DIEGO:  What is your purpose in life? Finding one’s life purpose gives meaning to existence and the motivation to create goals which accomplish it. It is what makes us reach for the stars! A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE Researchers are finding that having a higher purpose in life, extending beyond mere day-to-day survival, has major health ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The suicide of Kate Spade highlights a growing epidemic

Hearing about the suicide of beautiful, creative and successful 55-year-old Kate Spade, known for her creative handbags and other colorful accessories, was truly shocking. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death and we need to talk about it.

Give peas a chance: A healthy split pea soup recipe

Fresh green peas are easily found in grocery stores and farmers markets. Dried peas are budget-friendly and readily available year-round. Either way, split pea soup is a healthyand delicious lunch or dinner treat.