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Safe Food Handling Practices

If you are curious about best food handling practices then read on. A recent article in the New York Times stated that the CDC claims 20% of all food borne illnesses are caused by the food people prepare in their homes. Of course that means that 80% comes from commercial sources. I’ll dine at home, thanks! Safe food handling in the home should be as second nature as brushing teeth. Let’s get started.   First thoroughly wash your hands with soap and hot water. Dry your hands with a clean towel. This seems obvious, but is that kitchen towel really...
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Exercise, Injury and Massage

May in Seattle, weather is improving (slowly), we’re all getting outside a bit more. We’re taking that first long hike, biking around Lake Washington, or deep in training for the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. That first time feels great as you’ve got the adrenaline and the sun shining on you, but then the next day. . . not so great. Micro-tears in muscles cause soreness, stiffness, and tension leading to increased inflammation and reduced circulation. If the tension doesn’t get worked out, over time, people have an increased risk of injury. Massage can help ease tension, decrease inflammation, and increase...
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Spring Allergies

Spring is here!!!   OK, well maybe that’s a little premature for Seattle, but hope is in the air for sunnier, warmer weather, tasty spring veggies, colorful blooming bulbs, and buds decorating formerly bare branches.   Songbirds are back, and this weekend I enjoyed watching a busy pair of finches building their nest in my lilac bush. Yes, it’s time to get out and cut the grass, weed the garden, trim the hedges and…Ah… Ahh… Ahhh– CHEW! (Excuse me.) That reminds me: Spring air brings more than thoughts of love and light, for some of us it brings sneezing, runny noses, itchy...
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Mindfulness While Eating

There is no better time to practice mindfulness than while  eating. It’s the perfect opportunity to slow down and be in the moment. Tich Nhat Hanh wrote these beautiful verses to help you along.