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Archive for June, 2011

Sun Protection
Posted on June 20th, 2011

Naturopathic Tip of the Month: Sun Protection Although the sun provides beneficial amounts of Vitamin D, we still need to protect ourselves. Everyone needs to apply sunscreen of at least an SPF of 15 or higher on a daily basis to all parts of their body (even your ears and lips!). Use a non-greasy formula to prevent acne formation. Remember, you can still burn on a cloudy day. Studies have shown that even two or more bad burns as a child can increase your odds of developing skin cancer as an adult.   Prevention of a burn is key, but if you do end up with too much sun here are a few tips to decrease the pain and speed…

Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad
Posted on June 3rd, 2011

Naturopathic┬áRecipe of the Month: Cranberry Walnut Quinoa Salad 1 cup quinoa 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup dried cranberries 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup frozen green beans, defrosted 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup green onions, sliced Combine quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking until all water is absorbed. In a medium bowl, combine cooked quinoa, dried cranberries, green beans, walnuts, and green onions until well mixed. In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and garlic until well blended. Pour over the quinoa mixture. Toss…

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