Category: Karen’s Wellness Bulletin

Getting Started with Sourdough

Sourdough has lots of health benefits, especially if you are trying to control your glucose levels or improve your gut health. To maximize those benefits, it’s best to make your own bread using a sourdough starter. Karen has some wonderful resources on how to get our own bread starter going, and why sourdough can be a healthy bread option.

Okra’s Nutritional Benefits

Okra is a popular vegetable in the Southern United States. It originated in Ethiopia and quickly spread to the world. Although okra may have a reputation for having an unappealing texture, it is crunchy and delicious when cooked correctly. Okra’s mild flavor makes it a versatile, healthy addition to recipes such as salads, soups, and

Fasting Mimicking Diet- Possible Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients

Fasting diets have become trendy because of the wide variety of health benefits they tout. New research has emerged that a specific type of fasting-style diet, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, could prove very beneficial to breast cancer patients on chemotherapy. Karen explains a little more about the diet and lays out the risks and benefits. She also includes a very yummy quinoa soup recipe that would follow the diet recommendations.

The basics of Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Oils

Sunflowers have many health benefits and are credited to balancing your Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio. Karen explains why that ratio is important in this blog as well as gives you a fantastic salad recipe.

Apricots for Your Immune System and Sweet Tooth

Apricots are in season a little while longer. Karen has some wonderful ideas on ways to use apricots, including a Basmati Pilaf recipe. She explains the health benefits and dispels some myths about this sweet fruit as well.

Why are Almonds so Good for You?

If you have ever researched a new diet or meal plan, chances are it suggested almonds as a healthy snack alternative. Almonds have played an essential role in human diets since pre-agricultural times. Almonds have been collected in the wild dating back to 10,000 years, and they were among the first fruit trees to be

What’s the Fig Idea

When was the last time you ate a fig? Well, put them on your shopping list (our blog tells you how to pick the best ones), because Karen has a recipe that will add some delicious sophistication to your next pizza and movie night!

Lots of Health Benefits Packed into one Nut

Brazil nuts are low-carb and rich in healthy fats. They are also a great source of Selenium which has shown to provide many health benefits. Read more to see the many ways Brazil nuts can improve your health and to see a delicious Brazil nut and Brussel Sprout cast iron recipe.

The Sweet Benefits of Blackberries

Blackberries are at their peak during the mid-summer months, but even frozen berries have great health benefits. Karen has a blackberry bread recipe that would be delicious with fruit-infused water in the hot summer months, or with a warm tea in winter.

Avocado- A Versatile Superfood

Avocados are versatile and can be featured as the main ingredient or hidden. They are a superfood with a variety of health benefits for your heart, eyes, and mind, and Karen has a recipe that you will never believe uses avocados, and it will satisfy your sweet tooth.