Introduction (00:00 – 03:21)
Topic One (03:21 – 11:13): Vitamin D continues to surprise us: Even more important than we thought! https://globalnews.ca/news/3954605/vitamin-d-canada-winter-food-supplements/ ; https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2018-01-09/vitamin-d-supplements-may-make-arteries-healthier
Every organ, tissue, and cell in the body has a receptor for vitamin D, so we know it is much needed in the body. It is known for warding off seasonal depression in the winter months, but its multitude of functions are wide-ranging: reducing arterial stiffness, improving bone density, and boosting immune function, among other things. Daily drops like GNA Naturals Fast Absorb Vitamin D3 Drops can make a world of difference!
Topic Two (11:13 – 19:00): Ancient beverage bone broth the latest food fad http://abc7.com/food/ancient-beverage-bone-broth-the-latest-food-fad/2947213/
Bone broth’s reputation as a collagen supplement has made it super popular among people with joint pain, and they’re also discovering that it tastes good, too! You can make it easily yourself, but if your time is limited, you can purchase Goodness Me! bone broth in stores, or Organika Bone Broth powder here.
Topic Three (19:00 – 24:36): The chocolate science hype machine: How did chocolate become a health food? https://www.vox.com/videos/2018/1/15/16885442/chocolate-science-health-flavanols
Every year we read articles highlighting chocolate’s health benefits, but these studies might not be due to actual science. Rather, companies such as Hershey’s and Nestle have used millions of dollars to back research studies and news stories that seek to change our ideas of chocolate. Before choosing your next chocolate fix, find out what makes a good, healthy choice, like Organic Traditions Cacao Powder! Emily was snacking on Green & Blacks 85% Organic Dark Chocolate J
Question 1 (25:50 – 32:56):“When cooking, what’s the best healthy oil I can use? Which ones do you use, and why?”
Question 2 (32:56 – 38:59): “Are all salads healthy? I usually eat one with lunch to get my greens, but are they inherently good for you?”
Question 3 (38:59 – 43:01): “Do you ladies use microwaves?”
Recipe (43:01 – 46:25): Super Nourishing Chicken Soup
Serves 12 – 18
Here is a soup that is not only extra nourishing, but also delicious enough to prepare and enjoy every week. The cider vinegar helps release minerals from the chicken bones, and extra minerals come from the wakame, herbs, organic produce, and unrefined salt. Perfect for the whole family.
1 whole naturally-raised chicken
4 litres pure water, cold or room temperature
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 strip wakame
1 large onion, skin left on, cut in quarters
2 stalks celery with leaves, coarsely chopped
2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, left whole
6 strips astragalus root
3 heaping Tbsp dried flowering green oats
½ cup brown rice, wild rice, or a mixture
1 onion, diced
3 carrots chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
2 tsp. whole-mineral sea salt or to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
2 tsp. thyme
½ bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
Making this soup can fit into a busy working life quite nicely. I start mine at suppertime or in the evening in my crockpot, and simmer it about 18 – 20 hours, finishing the soup in less than an hour (including only 15 minutes of my time) when I get home for supper the following day.
This soup was inspired by the change-of-season soup used in Chinese medicine to bolster the immune system when the seasons change. Astragalus is an adaptogenic herb that supports immune function and healthy stress response, and the green oats are a nourishing tonic for the nervous system to help fight fatigue, irritability, digestive distress, or other symptoms that can come from nervous system overload. These gentle, supportive herbs are suitable for the whole family.