Links roundup: August 1

Some of my favourite stories around the web this week:From BBC News, how emotional pain turns into physical pain.From Daily Tomorrow, do you know what you're putting on your face?From the New York Times, is the link between mayonnaise and food poisoning a myth?From Grist Magazine, how to green your funeral.From Mental Health Notes, 5 […]

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Secrets to Staying Healthy & Happy

Kashmiri chicken with fruit

Sweet bananas, exotic lychees and creamy Greek yogourt are combined with chicken and spicy seasonings to make a luscious, yet healthy dish. Serve with warm nan bread.


News: NYC doctors to offer fruit and veggie prescriptions

A national campaign to encourage healthier eating habits is being kick-started at two New York City hospitals.Low-income, high-risk patients will receive counseling on healthier eating, along with coupons, called Health Bucks, that can be used towards market-fresh foods.Health Bucks, worth $2 each, are developed and distributed by the NYC Health Department and can be used […]


Meatless Monday: Gluten-Free Quesadillas

Yesterday, I hopped on my bike and pedaled over to Gluten-Free Garage, where I spent a couple of hours browsing, sampling food and shopping for gluten-free goodies. I went home with lots of delicious treats: Homemade corn tortilla chips and fresh guacamole from Mad Mexican, spicy hummus from LPK’s Culinary Groove and an assortment of […]

Pregnant women, eat omega-3s

Pregnant women who eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids late in pregnancy may enhance their babies’ brain development, according to new research in the Journal of Pediatrics. Scientists studied 109 Inuit infants from the northern tip of Quebec and found that babies whose umbilical-cord blood was higher in the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic […]