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June 4, 2020

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Healthy Recipes

Comforting meatless meatloaf

Growing up, my mom always served meatloaf for our family dinners. When I asked her today why that is, she replied “It was easy, fast and the only way I could sneak vegetables into your diets.” Classic! I find myself doing that today as a mother myself and meatloaf is a great way to do this. The combinations are endless, if you don’t want to use veggie ground, you could swap for lentils, or meat if you are not a vegan or vegetarian! MAKES 8 | TAKES 50 MINS INGREDIENTS 1lb veggie ground (or protein of your choice) 1 cup cooked quinoa 1⁄2 white onion, chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and minced 2 celery stalks, minced 1 egg, or vegan flax egg 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce, or vegan option 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp dried oregano 1⁄2 can organic tomato sauce

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Understanding perimenopause

This natural stage of life can last from two to 10 years, with a grab bag of possible symptoms from negligible to severe. But don’t worry, help is out there. A couple of months after my 40th birthday I start waking up at night in a sweat and my clothes aren’t fitting the same. The luxury of a solid sleep has vanished and constant fatigue has ensued. My periods used to be manageable—now I have the flood gate open once a month. My mood? Well, let’s just leave it at “I’m moody!” Is it perimenopause already? Am I too young for this? A woman has not started menopause until she has had one full year without a period. Perimenopause, on the other hand, is an ill-defined period of time lasting anywhere from two to 10 years. It often starts in the mid-40’s, but for some women it starts in the 30’s. During these

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Omega oils: what you need to know!

MANY people suffer from nutritional deficiencies because of an inadequate or inappropriate intake of food. To ensure that you continue living a happy healthy life, take the time to assess your diet. What you need to know about omega oils from omega-3 to omega-9 The traditional human diet used to include sources of fats with a ratio of about 1:1 of omega-6 fats to omega-3 fats. Over time, as we stopped eating as much omega-3 rich fish and opted instead for prepared foods made with omega-6 oils from corn, safflower and soy, our fat intake has gone out of balance. Omega-3s are medium and long-chain fatty acids that are used by the body to make powerful anti-inflammatory molecules, beneficial for decreasing inflammation and maintaining heart, brain and joint health. It is difficult to obtain the recommended amount from food alone, so this is where a fish-oil supplement can be a

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