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Learning Thursday: Endometriosis Most Common Symptoms – Complications If Not Treated

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Pain During intercourse

Menstrual cramps

Infertility in young women

Endometriosis can usually be treated by medication or surgery designed to preserve fertility. However, a few patients may have symptoms so severe that the uterus and ovaries must be surgically removed. Fortunately for most patients, alternative treatments are available and hysterectomy is rarely necessary.

NOTE: Remember that the best medicines are education and prevention.

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Brunch Heaven Food Avocado Eggs and Smoked Salmon

This recipe is not only delicious but healthy. It comes from what I call “Brunch Heaven”. It contains protein and it’s rich in vitamin B12.

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Ingredients

1 avocado

2 eggs

1 1/2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp honey

1 1/2 tbsp chopped dill

1/2 cucumber

50g (1 3/4 oz) smoked salmon

HOW TO PREPARE IT:
In oven: Cut the avocado/s in halves, remove the seed and a bit of the flesh to make a bigger hole for the egg to sit in. Put the halves in a dish, and crack an egg into each half. Now bake it for 15 to 18 minutes depending on your oven temperatures settings.
In the meantime you can do the following: mix together the rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey and 1 tbsp of the dill. Peel the cucumber then cut it into thin strips. Add to the dressing and mix well.
Put the baked avocado half on each plate  and sprinkle with the remaining dill. Season to your liking and serve with the cucumber salad.

You can serve the smoked salmon on the side or on top of each avocado half. Enjoy!

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Learn How to Cook A Delicious Healthy Foil Baked Chicken Caprese Recipe And Video

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Ingredients:

– 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

– 8 oz sliced fresh mozzarella cheese

– 1 cup diced tomatoes

– 1/2 tbs Italian seasoning

– salt and pepper, to taste

– 1 onion, sliced

– 1 bell pepper, sliced

– 1 tbs balsamic vinegar

– 1 tbs butter

– 1 tbs olive oil

– 1/4 cup of fresh basil

– angel hair pasta and sauce, optional

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Directions:

1. Pre-Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. In a bowl, combine the butter, olive oil, Italian seasonings and salt and pepper.  When thoroughly combined, add the chicken, onions, tomatoes and peppers. Mix until everything is coated with the butter/olive oil/seasoning mixture.

3.  Layout (4) 16-inch long pieces of foil and divide the ingredients evenly in the center of the foil.  Wrap the foil tightly so there are no holes.  If you have to, add another piece of foil on top to ensure the moisture remains in the packet.

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4.  Place the foil packets on a foil-lined baking sheet for 15-20 minutes or until everything is cooked through.

5.  Open the packets and add the cheese.  Add the packet back to the stove for an additional minute to melt the cheese.

6.  When the cheese is melted garnish with basil and vinegar.

7.  You can complete the meal with pasta and sauce as an option

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Cooking Low-Cost Delicious Food Monday: Healthy Cheesy Vegetables Baked

Happy healthy fast and low-cost cooking!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 peppers
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs 40 gm 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup parmesan 40 gm
  • Salt
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 5 tomatoes
  • Mozzarella
  • Parmesan cheese

THIS IS HOW I MADE IT AND IT TASTED DELICIOUS!

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“Party Primer” August 09
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Superfood Term Is It Just A Marketing Strategy To Sell?

The truth is that many of these foods have been around for centuries. Their health benefits are backed up by science. The only novelty is the term “superfoods,” which is mostly used for marketing purposes.

VEGETABLES, FRUITS, RED MEAT, SALMON, OILS, 

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These nutritionally high-powered foods are marketed as a possible cure for heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, aging, and even cancer. Even though no official standards exist for the term “superfood,” it shows up in health magazines, blogs, and medical websites. Everyone is talking about the healing benefits of spirulina, acai berries, and chia seeds, and more.

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However, this doesn’t mean that superfoods are just a fad. On the contrary – they boast a high nutritional value and exhibit health properties, such as decreased susceptibility to infections, cancer prevention, stronger hair, and nail, improves digestion, and stronger immunity. Other benefits of superfoods include increased energy, younger-looking skin, fat loss, and improved brain function. On top of that, there are no side effects to worry about.

CATCH: For the superfoods also known as healthy nutritious foods, to take full effect in your body you have to eat them everyday, not only once in a while or to be “in a eating healthy fashion”

ITALIAN FRUIT PARFAIT LIP BALM

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TAKE: Be happy, eat everything you like: red meat (don’t panic, red meat is good for you), eat the right portions of anything “FOOD”, a well-balanced diet, exercise and you will live a happy healthy long life. Superfood is just a marketing term, it’s not a miracle.

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Chayote Part 2

Chayote, also known as choko, xuxu, chayote squash, custard marrow, and others. Chayote is a fruit, but it is eaten as a vegetable in soups, stews, and salads. It is outstandingly delicious, and healthy.

Chayote is an excellent source of folate, a nutrient required for proper fetal development. Therefore, the squash may have appeal for women who are pregnant or trying to become so.

CHAYOTE GROWING IN ABUNDANCE

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SAUTEED CHAYOTE WITH GARLIC

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MEXICAN NOODLE SOUP WITH CHAYOTE AND VEGGIES

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STUFFED CHAYOTES…DELICIOUS!

CREAMY CHAYOTE WITH VEGGIES SOUP

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Food Recipe Of The Week: Greek Salad You Are Going To Love!

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MOST DELICIOUS ORIGINAL GREEK SALAD

INGREDIENTS FOR DRESSING

2 tablespoons dried oregano
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, mashed
Salt
Freshly ground black peppe
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INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD

2 teaspoons salt

1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced

3 tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 cucumber, peeled and cut into chunks (cucumber is great for your health)

1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

1/2 cup pitted and halved black or green olives (both are my favs)

2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley (the one I prefer)

6 ounces feta cheese, sliced

6 lemon wedges

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INSTRUCTIONS:

For Dressing:

Combine all the ingredients in a jar, shake well, and let stand for 30 minutes. Leftover dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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For Greek Salad:

In a bowl, combine salt with 2 cups water and add the red onion slices. Let the onions soak for 15 minutes then rinse and drain well.

In a large bowl toss the tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers with the basil and enough of the dressing to coat vegetables well.

Adjust the seasonings. Plate in a high mound on a large plate and garnish with olives, parsley, feta, and lemon wedges and serve.

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Tamarillo Or Tree Tomato

You can eat this healthy, exotic and tropical South African native fruit in salads, juices, stews, roasted, in bread, or simply, cut them in half and eat them fresh. Your choice. But I guarantee you that you will love this fruit any way you decide to eat it.

Red Tamarillo Salad With Basil

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It is South American native but you can grow it in your back yard from seed or a small plant bought in a nursery in your area.

Tamarillo Juice…Yummy!

It is a small-growing shrub or semi-woody tree reaching heights between 10-18 feet (3-5.5 mts.).

Tamarillo trees bloom in early spring, producing fragrant pink flowers. These blooms will eventually give way to small, oval or egg-shaped fruit, reminiscent of plum tomatoes—hence the tomato tree’s name.

Tamarillo Sesame Pork With Ginger

Tamarillo Loaf Cake

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Baked Tamarillo With Maple Syrup And Crème Fraiche