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What's Your Defense?
The cool crisp air, falling leaves, and
pumpkin-spice lattes are a welcome change after a
blistering summer. Unfortunately, with the changing
season also come annoying sniffles, painful coughs,
and miserable body aches; however, we are not
completely defenseless. The immune system is a
remarkably complex network of cells, tissues, and
organs with the common goal of fighting off “foreign
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Yoga Offers Insomnia Relief for Post
Insomnia affects more 70 million Americans,
according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, a
enough to qualify insomnia as a public epidemic. The
majority of those affected are women; insomnia in
particular becomes increasingly common as women
If you’re one of the millions unsuccessfully
counting sleep each night, you might try a new
approach to get that peaceful slumber: Yoga.
According to a study published earlier this year in
Menopause, practicing yoga asana before bed
may help not just improve insomnia, but also reduce
the severity of menopausal symptoms and increase
overall quality of life.
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Gone are the days when pregnancy meant becoming a
couch potato. Today, many doctors and health
professionals are encouraging women to work out
throughout their pregnancy.
But what exercises are safe? One form of
exercise that is favored by some medical experts and
some of Hollywood’s newest moms (think, January
Jones, Hilary Duff and Pink) is prenatal yoga.
“Yoga during pregnancy helps a woman increase her
strength and flexibility, even as her body goes
through the dramatic changes of pregnancy” says Mary
Barnes, director and owner at Yoga for Two in New
York. The postures yoga offers may also prepare
women for childbirth and help relieve discomforts,
such as back pain and swollen ankles.
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Spicy Broccoli with Pine Nuts
Garlic and broccoli seem to go hand in hand, one
flavor beautifully complimenting the other. A light
soy dressing and toasted pine nuts round out this
savory dish. Opinions vary as to whether broccoli is
neutral or cooling. It is often prescribed by
Chinese doctors for eye inflammations and
1 ½ pounds broccoli or broccoli rabe
¼ cup pine nuts
1 ½ teaspoons (expeller-pressed) canola oil
1 ½ teaspoons roasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon hot chile paste or ¾ teaspoon crushed
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 ½ tablespoons rice wine or sake, mixed with 2
Sauce (mixed together in a bowl until the sugar is
1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1. Trim the ends of the broccoli, separate the
florets, peel the outer skin of the stem and cut it
on the diagonal into 1-inch lengths.
2. Toast the pine nuts until golden in a 300°oven,
turning them occasionally so that they cook evenly
for about 20 minutes.
3. Heat a wok or large skillet, add the oils, and
heat until hot, about 20 seconds. Add the chile
paste or crushed chiles and garlic, and stir-fry,
tossing with a slotted spoon over medium heat until
fragrant, about 15 seconds. Turn the heat to high.
4. Add the stem sections of the broccoli and
stir-fry. Pour in the rice wine and water and cook,
tossing, about 30 seconds, then cover and cook about
1½ to 2 minutes, until the stems are just tender.
Add the florets or leafy sections and toss over high
heat, cooking for about 1½ minutes or until just
5. Add the premixed Sauce and toss lightly for 15
seconds. Add the toasted pine nuts and stir-fry a
few seconds to combine the ingredients. Scoop the
ingredients into a serving bowl and serve
Nutritional Information Per Stuffed Mushroom: