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The Healthy Librarian
I'm a medical librarian at a leading US medical center.
Interests: all npr talk shows (not the music); experimenting with healthy delicious recipes; tutoring at an elementary school; spinning (as in cycling not yarn);yoga; weight-training; hiking; dancing; mah jongg; anything having to do with my kids and my grandchildren; just hanging out
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"Researchers don't know how vitamin E might help, but it is an antioxidant, like those found in red wine, grapes and some teas. Antioxidants help protect cells from damage that can contribute to other diseases, says the federal Office on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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This week my attention has been drawn to other things, beyond the latest medical research, plant-based recipes, the new statin guidelines debate, the longevity benefits of exercise, sleep or nuts! Let's talk about the REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF. As Canadian food... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Many of you have asked me to "copy" a recent a Facebook post I wrote this weekend about Dr. David Perlmutter's hot new book, "Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, & Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers". So... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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"We can’t change the world except insofar as we change the way we look at the world — and, in fact, any one of us can make that change, in any direction, at any moment." -Pico Iyer, writer-journalist who has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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"The mother's microbiome has actually poised itself over nine months to ... become the prime source of microbes to the infant." - Lita Proctor, Ph. D., Director of the Human Microbiome Project at the National Institutes of Health"- On my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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The Cuisinart Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling If you received this post via email, click here, to get to the web version, all the links, or to leave a comment. And remember to follow me on Facebook where I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Raw Pumpkin Pie Buckwheat Breakfast Bliss Pudding - Four Hours of Fullness If you received this post via email, click here, to get to the web version with all the more readable links, or to post a comment. On Friday... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
"But of course there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind that is most precious you will not hear much talk about in the great outside world of "wanting and achieving". The really important kind of freedom involves... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Martha Rose Shulman's Bulgur with Swiss Chard, Chickpeas & Feta Last Night's "Enlightened" Bulgur with Swiss Chard, Chickpeas & Feta If you received this post via email or you're viewing it on a smartphone, click here, to get to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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The Dinner "There is no independent existence. In caring for another person, we ourselves are cared for." "The first step in caregiving is to let go of our ideas about what it means to be a helpful, compassionate caregiver. These... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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The Latest Spanish Study (NEJM) Nudged the Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet Up to a 30% Reduction over the "Western Diet" Control Group - But, There's a Better Choice A Small Pilot Study Comparing Omega-3 Levels in a Mediterranean Diet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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"'Always go to the funeral' means that I have to do the right thing when I really, really don't feel like it" I have to remind myself of it when I could make some small gesture, but I really don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Want to Have Fun, Get Fit & Burn Mega Calories? Go Square Dancing! "All cultures dance. You don't have to teach people to dance. Basically people learn not to dance." -Choreographer Mark Morris, at the keynote address for the 2008... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Hey, everyone, I'm experimenting with adding my recipes into Recipage, a searchable database. It's going to take awhile to get up & running. So here goes. This delicious soup was adapted & "enlightened" from Dreena Burton's "Let Them Eat Vegan"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Hammer Press If you received this post via email, click here, to get to the web version for all the links & to share your comments & advice. And don't forget to visit the HHLL Facebook page regularly, where I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Ann Esselstyn Speaking at a Hospital Employee Wellness Talk: "How to Eat Plant Perfect" The Esselstyns If you received this post via email, please click here to get to the web version so you can view the videos of Ann's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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"Enlightened" Ooh-La-La (Chloe Coscarelli) Lasagna If you received this via email, click here, to get to the web-version with all the photos, links, & to leave a comment. And don't forget to visit my Facebook page, whether you use FB... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Whole-Grain & Seed Power Breakfast Waffles or Pancakes If you received this post via email, click here, to get to the web version with the photos, links & to write a comment. On Saturday, Deb, an ultramarathoner and endurance athlete... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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The Healthy Librarian's Riff on Alton Brown's Best Winter Vegetable Soup Just Saying.... If you aren't already a regular visitor to my Facebook Page--please do check it out. You're missing a lot of helpful information. Several times a day (usually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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I'm Bringing Back My "Cheezy" Steel-Cut Oats with Greens in 2013 "I adore savory breakfasts. In the old days I loved bacon and eggs sometimes even with potatoes. But the arteries and the waistline just won't take it anymore. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Thank you Kathy Hester for this recipe! I had such a hankering for chocolate on Sunday night. And Kathy Hester's, The Vegan Slow Cooker was sitting on the kitchen counter. Bingo! I found what looked like the perfect recipe. Quick.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2013 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Finding Our Footing - Balancing Between "Rain" Drops . “I was in the same moment confronted by an unbearable loss and also by the realization that there were people and community that were there to help me bear it. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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"Enlightened" Chef Chloe's Drive-Thru Burgers & Special Sauce Eight in a Batch--You'll Definitely Want More! Just Double the Batch & Save Kitchen Clean-Up Time! My Rule: If you make a recipe four times in less than a month, you know... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Spicy Pumpkin Peanut Vegetable Soup Every so often we try a new recipe that absolutely knocks our socks off! Last night's stew/soup falls into that category. It's a bit of a riff off of Robin Robertson's "Vegan on the Cheap",... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at Happy Healthy Long Life
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Real Life Adventures-Gary Wise & Lance Aldrich "I'm hardly a Pollyanna about family life. I know about the stress of the sandwich generation, trying to be all things to all bosses, parents, children, spouses. I know that every family has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Happy Healthy Long Life