Eight healthy veggies you can grow

By Jeff Yeager

bunches of asparagus at farmers market

I’ve confessed before that my enthusiasm for gardening usually dies on the vine long before the first cucumbers of summer are ready to harvest. I’m always looking for easy ways to satisfy my green thumb and, of course, ways to get the most broccolis for my gardening buck.

That’s why I’m a big fan of growing perennial vegetables in my garden — plant them once, and enjoy the fruits (well, actually, vegetables) of your labors for years to come.

I’ll always remember when the UPS man delivered a mysterious, rather dirty looking box to our new home the first spring we lived here. The box was carefully packed with damp sphagnum moss, the packaging material of choice for shipping the sacred Yeager Roots, a housewarming gift from my parent.

Other families pass down jewelry or antique furniture, but for the Yeager clan, the holy triumvirates of family heirlooms are root starts of asparagus, horseradish, and rhubarb. They are the direct descendants of the original Yeager Roots, dating back at least to my great-grandparents, and — family legend has it — much, much further.

Although — unlike fruits — there aren’t too many vegetables that are perennials, many of the ones that do exist grow in a wide range of climates and, once established, are low-maintenance enough even for a lazy gardener like me. They’re also among the healthiest veggies for you, and they’re generally inexpensive to purchase, if you don’t come from a family with its own royal roots line. Here are my personal eight great perennial vegetables: [Read more...]

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Knowledge is power, get ’stronger’ today

Knowledge is power. Particularly in the medical field where the right information at the right time can mean the difference between life and death.

Without knowledge, harmful health conditions cause more harm than they should. Please use the following list of links as a valuable tool to help you toward better health.

General medical information

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Inspiration Central

Everybody has times when a motivational boost is needed in order to have the right attitude toward others.

Here is a website that helps me to keep the proper focus on serving others ahead of myself — click here

Make sure to click on the audio link and the inspiration will be even more personal to you.

Have a great day!

Lori

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Fight cancer with these resources

If you or a friend are battling cancer, check out the marvelous resources on my latest page addition to this site — Cancer-fighting information

Have a great cancer-fighting Internet site to suggest? Please let me know via the comment link below.

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Protect health with natural cleansers

Many of us have loved ones and/or friends fighting cancer. And I see cancer patients nearly every day as part of my clinical nutrition career. Since some cancer is linked to topical or inhalation exposure, learning from the following summary of Christina Strutt’s A Guide To Green Housekeepingis a good start toward less toxic cleanliness in your home. — Lori Drummond, R.D.

Sure, it’s great to find that one magical product that solves a very specific household problem. But the truth is, you need little more than the following six ingredients—baking soda, borax, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and white vinegar—to clean just about anything in your home (pet hair excluded).
guide to green housekeeping

Here are just a few of the many uses for these, well, magical multi-taskers:
1. Baking soda: Acts as a scrub to remove hard water stains; polishes metal; deodorizes pretty much anything it touches (try stashing some in the fridge).
2. Borax: Mixed with three parts water, it makes a paste for cleaning carpet stains; mixed with ¼ part lemon juice, it cleans stainless steel and porcelain. (Note: although borax is a natural substance, you still shouldn’t eat it—and neither should your kids or pets.)
3. Lemon: Deodorizes and cuts grease on counter tops; rubbed on cutting boards, it bleaches stains and disinfects; combined with baking soda, it removes stains from plastic food storage containers.
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Your path to better health can begin today

Passionate in her concern for people, Lori Drummond has dedicated herself to helping others gain better health through better nutrition.

That’s why Good Health Consulting Inc. exists.

The lifelong wellness disciple knows there are no magic wands to a healthy life, but that amazing results can follow careful, committed choices to eat more wisely.

A registered, clinical dietitian and learning-hungry entreprenuer, Lori wants to share her compassionate competency with you so that you might have a more active, extended life.  And she has found other health professionals with the same, caring desire.

So much life awaits you.  Start making good choices today that will benefit you and your loved ones for years.  Please review each team member’s brief explanation of qualifications so that you can make the contact choice that you feel is best for you.

Please contact Lori or one of her talented associates by clicking the appropriate link.

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