Archive for October 2014

Pumpkin nut butter recipe

Did you know that pumpkin is for more than just pumpkin pie, and is also healthy for you? Rich in fibre, it can support a healthy digestive system, help balance your blood sugars, and even contribute to healthy weight maintenance. It is rich in vitamin A and beta-carotene to help fight cancer cells, treat and prevent eye disease, and support healthy, youthful skin. The vitamin C and vitamin A can also boost your immune power. It even has more potassium than a banana.

Pumpkin Nut Butter
I chose cashews and sunflower seeds here, but you can choose other nuts and seeds, if you like.
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  1. 1 can of pureed pumpkin (make sure you choose a BPA-free can brand)
  2. 1 cup cashews
  3. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  4. 1-2 Tbsp honey (to your taste)
  5. 1 /2 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  1. I use a Vitamix, but you could use another high powered blender or food processor. Blend nuts into a powder. Then add other ingredients and mix until smooth.
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Throwback Thursday for Health Tips

24 Hours logoOf course I know that Throwback Thursday is supposed to happen on a Thursday, not a Friday, but I’m not throwing back that far…just to last month. I was away in September, so didn’t post my September 24 Hours articles that I had written in advance of my holidays. Here they are now.

Need help with your memory, concentration, and focus? Here are some tips. Boost memory with acupuncture, ginseng.

Support your immune system with sleep, exercise, food, and TCM. Learn more here: Sleep to fight off colds.


Important October Day–24 Hours article

24 Hours logoDid you know that October 24th is Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) Day? I had fun writing the details about how a reporter’s acute appendicitis in 1971 helped bring awareness of the benefits of acupuncture to North America, not long before China re-opened its doors to the Western world. To read more about this, check out my article in 24 Hours Vancouver titled, “Needles hit the spot for pain.” 


October is Healthy Workplace Month

24 Hours logoHealthy lunch ‘n learn lectures, sleeping at the workplace, healthy food, walking meetings, and acupuncture at your work are all ways that we suggest you keep you and your colleagues healthy, not just during Healthy Workplace Month, but year-round. Check it out here in my 24 Hours Vancouver article: Workplace Health Needs Team Effort.

If you want acupuncture or healthy workplace lectures at your place of work, check out my mobile acupuncture business Active Life Mobile Acupuncture.

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