Coffee, Wine, Weed & Health

The past few weeks have included buzz-worthy info on coffee, wine, weed and health. The three stimulants can be addictive, enjoy a robust retail market (weed in limited states) and may have health benefits. My clients and readers of this blog know my mantra-“There is no one thing that is all good or all bad

Pros and Cons of Spaghetti Integration & Star Integration

A few years ago, IKEA released a VERY hilarious commercial to promote its simple and clean furniture line to organize a home or office space. In short, the commercial opened with an attractive couple, in a rather unattractive and untidy room, sharing a single spaghetti dinner. They savored and slurped each noodle as suggestively as

The Art of Cake Decoration & The Tools Required

The modern style of cake making is a relatively new concept. Cakes have been with us for the past thousand years. In ancient Egypt, cakes were more like the modern day bread that we have. They were spongier and had bread like consistency. This may be because of the presence of yeast in the cake

Advantages & Disadvantages Of A Home Cake Business

There are thousands of businesses that you can start from the comfort of your own home, everyone knows that. But, starting a cake business from home is something different and I’m going to tell you why and how to do just this. It is true, cake decorating does require a little practice and some experience.

Lemon, Water & Honey – Does it Make You Sing Better?

Lemon, Water and Honey as a mixture has been promoted by some as some sort of a supplement to singing better. Some way it lubricates the throats and vocal cords for instance and think it should be a part of a singer’s routine. This is not really the case however but there are advantages to

Go Home & Go Green: How to Minimize Waste in Your Kitchen

On a global scale, one third of the produce that we grow is thrown out, culminating in 1.3 billion tons of wasted food every year. After confronting themselves with these appallingly high numbers, most people gasp in disbelief, but then simply sigh and say, “Well, I personally don’t throw out that much. I can’t be

Hidden Food Allergies & Cravings

One of the most troubling aspects of hidden food allergies is that we tend to crave what we are allergic to. As you scanned over the list of allergens on the previous page, did you recognize any of your favorite foods? If you have been experiencing some of the symptoms of allergies, you may be

Eat Guts & Grease For Increased Strength & Vitality

I hate diets. I hate people who talk and teach about diets even more. If you can’t tell, I’m a bit angry and confused. For thousands upon thousands of years we as a race of humans have walked the earth in extraordinary health living WITH nature and sharing of her abundance. No diets, just eating.

Big Mama’s Soulful Jambalaya & Hot Water Corn Bread

This is an old family recipe my grandmother used to make during winter months. She made a large pot of jambalaya in the middle of winter and the smell and aroma filled throughout the house. This was also a popular dish she often served when she entertained her friends during club meetings. She served this

Senna Herb Natural Laxative – Relief With Senna Tea & Recipes For Remedies

Senna is a natural herb commonly used for its laxative properties. It is an ingredient in several commercial laxative products such as Ex Lax and Senokot. Senna leaves and pods contain compounds called anthraquinones, which are powerful laxatives. Anthraquinones are categorized as stimulant laxatives. They work by aggravating the lining of the lower intestinal tract

Obesity & Weight Management is a Social Issue

Much has been written about obesity and globesity. Obesity is perhaps the biggest drain on any nations economic resources with a mind-boggling costs to which researchers are yet to put a final figure. But the estimates run into trillions of dollars across the world. Governments across the world is mired in deep bureaucratic mechanisms to

Diarrhoea and Vomiting (D & V) – Some Common Causative Agents and Their Management (Part 1)

Diarrhoea and Vomiting (D & V)-Some Common Causative Agents and Their Management (Part 1) Salmonellosis (Typhoid Fever) CAUSATIVE AGENT(S): Salmonella typhi and paratyphi A, B, C. The disease is prevalent in the Far East, Middle East, South and Central America, Africa, Southern and Eastern Europe. SOURCE OF INFECTION: Both types have a purely human reservoir

10 Surefire Ways To Handle Anxiety & Amplify Your Writing

AGITA [aj-I-tuh] n. That feeling of agitation or anxiety can hit the pit of your stomach as quickly as food poisoning. And that’s what it is. An unhealthy infection or virus. It will linger for days, months, or even years. This feeling came to me after the loss of an emotional state or attachment. The

Note to Food and Water Watch & Reminder to Starbucks – Activists Should Stop Masquerading

Five years ago, the Organic Consumers Association had Starbucks squarely in its sights. They were running a “frankenbucks campaign,” protesting the company’s annual meeting and were undertaking an effort to prevent Starbucks from selling or using any milk produced from cows receiving supplemental bovine growth hormones (rbST/ rbGH). Starbucks made the correct decision to not

Is Your Business UberEats, EatNow & Deliveroo Ready?

Although food-delivery apps may not suit every business, they provide a unique opportunity to promote your business in a new way (think positive ratings leverage and digital menus), while cutting down on the traditional costs and headaches usually associated with food delivery. There is huge potential to turn casual users into loyal customers with the

Home Made Nutritious Food For Pet Cats & Dogs

Pets are supposed to be part of our family. They also deserve to be given the same kind of dietary consideration which we give to the other people in the family. There are multiple choices about the packed pet food which is being promoted by many brands in the market. These foods are recommended by

Suddenly Solo – A Physician’s Guide to Surviving & Thriving in Your Own Medical Practice

DOC VS. WORLD Imagine being safely ensconced in group practice one day, just going through the motions, but nonetheless enjoying your day-talking with colleagues, consulting with patients, maybe even enjoying lunch, driving home, talking over your day with a friend or your spouse, and then walking into work the next morning, only to find yourself

A Prodigal Inn & Gallery, Bethel Maine

Just what possessed inn- keepers Tom and Marcey White to move from Texas to Bethel, Maine in order to open a most unique inn, A Prodigal Inn & Gallery, is the question I had recently posed to this charming couple. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Bethel, this tiny village is located in

A Most Pimped Cruise! – How I Learned to Love Long Lines, Open My Wallet & Get With the Program

The Setup – Although veterans of many cruises, we had never had the “Drive Port” experience. Just throwing everything but the dog into the SUV – bypassing the hassle and inconvenience of airports, airlines and transfers – seemed like a good idea. From Memphis the logical choice was Carnival’s Triumph sailing to the Eastern Caribbean

Laugh Away Calories – Funny Weight Loss Tips & Quotes

Did you know you could burn calories by laughing? A study at Vanderbilt University showed you could lose up to 50 calories by laughing 10-15 minutes a day.  When laughing, people burned 20% more calories. Laughter has other health benefits that include stress reduction, immune system boosting, natural pain relief and increased blood flow (good

Puebla’s Mesones Sacristia Cooking School & Mole Recipe

Puebla is frequently referred to as the gastronomy capital of Mexico by many Mexicans. As a result, it was a priority for me to experience. Its cuisine is the result of a strong culinary heritage, a wide variety of spices, and delicious dishes and sweets. Mole is one of the state’s most important dishes and

"Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook" – Innovative, Healthy, & Delicious Recipes From Plant-Based Ingredients

Joe Stepaniak’s “Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook” was among the first cookbooks I bought after deciding to adopt a vegan diet 3 years ago. For those not familiar with the term “uncheese”, Stepaniak uses it to describe rich-tasting spreads, dips, sauces and blocks produced with dairy-free whole foods (primarily beans, nuts, or grains). Cheese lovers be forewarned:

Tradition, Family Values, & Healthy Living

Family traditions are usually defined as a combination of social ideals, personal attitudes, ideas, and environment derived from your parents or relatives, while family values usually refer to how you frame your personal life in the context of political and social issues. Family traditions include honoring the people and places from which they come from.

Natural Health & Healing – Chinese Philosophy of Regeneration and How the Body Heals Itself

The Philosophy of Regeneration and its three Principles The Chinese’s study and understanding of thousands of herbs and determining what effect they have on the human body spans over 5,000 years. The Philosophy of Regeneration was formulated to highlight what the body needs to properly restore itself to health. Instead of concentrating on particular ailments,

Nepal – Travel & Food For Thought

Russian born, when I first came to Nepal, I wasn’t going to see the temples nor mountains that seem to capture the imagination of every traveler, and no, I wasn’t going for the food either. In fact, I was dragged here. You see, the first time Nepal caught me, was at the age of six,

How Hemorrhoids Made Me Healthy, Fit & Sexy

I developed hemorrhoids when I was in my 20s. Occasional flare-ups occur when my stress levels are high and I eat too much junk food and too little fiber. After a few days of eating right, drinking lots of water and exercising more, symptoms disappear. In May 2009, I moved from my home of 19

Advantages to Computers in the Food & Beverage Industry

Computers have revolutionized the food and beverage industry as they have nearly every other industry. Computers have had positive, measurable effects on the front end and back end of hospitality operations. Computers systems have improved employee performance, and food and beverage quality and consistency. Within the food and beverage industry there is no longer a