The holidays are such a wonderful time to be together with friends and families in celebration, gratitude, and the spirit of giving. I love the smells that fill the air with the cool scent of the fir tree and the home baked goodies in the oven, along with the warm glow of the candles and the fire in the hearth.
Thanksgiving is one of the most festive times of the year when we get together with friends and family to remember and celebrate those things for which we are truly grateful; however, it’s the history behind it that makes this such an important holiday for Americans.
Have you ever wondered why the autumn is also called “fall”? Well, a long time ago it was originally called fall because as the weather started getting colder in the 2 months or so before winter, whenever a gust of wind would blow the leaves, causing them to fall off.
Halloween has passed and we are now in the later days of fall with more than a month till Christmas. As many of us know, now is prime time for people to get sick, thanks to the stresses of the holidays, combined with poor sleeping habits.
Fall is probably one of the most festive and exciting times of the year! There is so much going on, from the leaves changing color to all the fun activities going on around Halloween.
One of my favorite things to do during fall is going to the pumpkin patch. There is so much to do there: corn mazes, petting zoos, and picking your own pumpkin that you can carve designs into. Then when you’re done you can make pumpkin pie and roasted pumpkin seeds, which are always delicious.
Every year, the holidays get more and more hectic; we rush to get to work, to eat, to get home, to take the kids to school, help with their homework, then we rush to bed. Then we worry: Do we have enough to pay the bills? How can we afford to buy all the gifts? How can we make enough time to attend all the family events? While we are going through all of that and much more we don't eat right because we are running everywhere. The next thing you know…WE GET SICK!
Have you ever heard of the astounding benefits of Lacinato (AKA Dinosaur, or Dino) Kale? Interested in improving optical (eye) functioning? Improving blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight retention, while helping to reduce or eliminate the potential of cancer development?
EAT MORE KALE.
Now that it is summer and everyone is outside enjoying the weather, it becomes more and more important to stay hydrated.