For The Love of Avocados : Avocado Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

For The Love of Avocados : Avocado Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

A friend asked if I liked avocados. She had bought them for a guacamole dip for a party and did not use them. For us avocado lovers that would not be an issue.  “More for me”, would have been the welcome solution. But she was not an avocado lover, so they sat, ripening by the moment on her counter.

I offered to make her a chocolate avocado pie, and the rest is history.

This dairy free delectable combined unrefined coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa, coconut milk, pure maple syrup and a few other natural ingredients over low heat while the avocados (two of them) were peeled and put in a blender. Continue reading “For The Love of Avocados : Avocado Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe”

Why Children Need Physical Fitness : Dr Kim's Blog

Why Children Need Physical Activity

Why Children Need Physical Activity

In today’s highly technologically driven society, children can travel the world from their comfy chair at home, and the physical body remains a passive participant in this dynamic travel. Children used to run, literally, from one game to another in the safety of their neighborhoods until parents called them in at dusk.

Exercise was a natural part of growing up. Playing foursquare, running to your friend’s house down the street, endless rounds of tag, riding bikes and the list goes on. Now physical movement is replaced by long hours on the couch or in a chair, still filled with lots of fun games and learning activities, but oftentimes at the loss of the former.

Yet physical exercise remains important to health.

So what are a few compelling reasons to take charge and bring physical fitness into the lifestyle of your family? Continue reading “Why Children Need Physical Activity”

Eating Locally, Seasonally and Sustainably

Eating Locally, Seasonally and Sustainably

It is summer in Colorado and the farmers markets are bustling with bright colors and fresh aromas. This is the best time of year to skip the grocery store and see what your local farmer has growing for your dinner table. There are many benefits to eating locally, seasonally, and sustainably, but what do those terms mean? Eating locally means eating foods that are grown in your city, state, or region—or maybe in your own backyard. Eating seasonally means eating foods that are grown at the same time of the year that you eat them. By doing both of these things, you are eating sustainably, meaning that the impact of your food choices on the environment is minimal. Some benefits of eating sustainably are discussed below. Continue reading “Eating Locally, Seasonally and Sustainably”

The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins : Dr Kim's Blog

The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins

The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins

B Complex seems to be in every energy supplement, so much so we can easily forget it is a complex combination of a number of vitamins. While the complex is grouped because it collectively helps metabolism, is water soluble, and is found in similar products we eat, each vitamin also has individual qualities.  Here’s what you’re getting with your b-complex.

Thiamine is known as vitamin B1. The influence of thiamine is largely upon your exterior, such as healthy eyes, skin and hair. It also contributes to a healthy liver.

Riboflavin is next on the list as vitamin B2. It is an antioxidant which blocks free radicals from hurting the cells. Continue reading “The Simplicity of B Complex Vitamins”