Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Wellness Forum

I just joined the Wellness Forum, led by Pam Popper.  I've heard several talks by her and like her.  Also Howard Jacobson works there and he's a good researcher  I bought the concierge membership so I have access to their medical knowledge and research team. That is my health insurance program.  I want to research first before taking any doctor's advice, because nowadays they are just pill and invasive test prescribers.  Upon joining, I got this special offer to offer a regular membership to 2 other people for $49.50.  I believe at this level of membership, you don't have access to the medical libraries, but you do get lots of information about how to adopt a plant-based diet and improve your health.  If you are early on your journey and want a little help transitioning, this might be a good option for you.  I don't know.  If you are interested, email me:  bwhitney (at) chi-squared.org.  (I spelled out the "at"-sign to keep down the spammer traffic).  If you are a long-time whole-foods plant-based eater, I don't think you need this membership, though you might be interested in the concierge membership.  or you can wait and see what I find out about it.  I'll update later on how I like it.

Berry and yogurt salad dressing

Here is a super easy salad dressing that I have been making every day.

6 oz berries
4 oz homemade soy yogurt
1/2 Tablespoon balsamic or apple cider vinegar (optional)
1 T flax-chia seeds (optional--actually tastes better without)

Blend in a blender.  Pour on your salad.  I make a huge salad for lunch with lettuce, spinach, kale or arugula, maybe a little raw cabbage, mushrooms, onion, red bell pepper, bean sprouts.   that's been my winter salad anyway.   I fill a big bowl and then dump the dressing on.  mmmmm.