Nectarine Ecstasy Soup
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A delightful celebration of soft, sun-kissed nectarines blended with succulent spinach and aromatic parsley.

    Nutrition: It’s NOT Just About Food, Part 2
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    (Continued from Part 1) Emotional Poise You sit down to a lovely dinner meal with your beloved. A warm atmosphere pervades. You and your loved one enjoy your first few bites. Then the bomb drops, the argument starts, the atmosphere shatters, … Read More

    Nutrition: It’s NOT Just About Food, Part 1
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    Nutrition is a perennial hot topic, no matter what your diet. And, it seems, almost everyone considers themselves to be experts on the subject. Just ask anyone if they think they eat well, or tell them that you are considering eating a diet made up solely of raw fruits and vegetables, and see what kind of response you get.

    What are nightshades and in which foods are they found? – Find JOURNAL article for this.
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    Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne peppers are classified as nightshade foods. A particular group of substances in these foods, called alkaloids, can impact nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function. Because the amount of alkaloids is very low in nightshade foods when compared with other nightshade plants, health problems from nightshade foods may only occur in individuals who are especially sensitive to these alkaloid substances.