Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Comfort Foods

This is a great tasting recipe I got from aunt years ago..just made it tonight. Good for a cold night and healthy too. Let me know what you think. I didn't skin my chicken this time because it adds in more juices for flavor to me.

Chicken & Broccoli

Serves 6-8

3 or 4 chicken breasts split and skinned
2 packages of frozen broccoli, thawed, not cooked.
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 tsp. curry powder
3 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup crushed cracker crumbs
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Put broccoli in dish. Place chicken on top of broccoli. Mix soup, mayo, curry, and lemon juice together, stir together in separate bowl. Put this mixture on top of chicken and around broccoli somewhat. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs and then the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Enjoy! Delish!

Editor in Chief,
Shelley D Brienza

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Alternatives for Anxiety

Alternatives for Anxiety

By Shelley D Brienza

Researchers have explored a number of natural remedies as possible treatments for anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. Studies to date have concluded that two alternative therapies, in particular, have potential in the treatment of panic disorder.
·                                 Relaxation training. Relaxation techniques include deep breathing, yoga, meditation and progressive muscle relaxation, which is accomplished by tensing one muscle at a time, and then completely releasing the tension, until every muscle in the body is relaxed. Studies have found that these techniques may be as effective or nearly as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy for some people with panic disorder.
·                                 The nutritional supplement inositol. This oral supplement, which influences the action of serotonin, may reduce the frequency and severity of panic attacks.
Talk with your doctor before trying any natural therapies. These products can cause side effects and may interact with other medications. Your doctor can help determine if they are safe for you.*
In the upcoming months we will explore how the benefits of Yoga aid in the management of anxiety.

*March 25, 2010
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Raw Facts: Green Tea Extract

Green tea is an excellent source of antioxidants. Research suggests that the antioxidant compounds found in green tea may play a beneficial role in maintaining healthy skin, even in the presence of UV light from the sun. Consequently, green tea extract packed with antioxidants may be a helpful additon to your health regimen.

*These statements have not been approved by the FDA. Excerpt from "Vitamins and Supplements, Answers at Walgreen's" booklet 11ST4284-A

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mohawk Harvest Food Co Op Store; It's all LOCAL and It's ALL GOOD!

Mohawk Harvest has a mission to support local farmers and producers and to provide their members and the public (consumers) with the best LOCAL products available. 

Not only do they offer the above but they give back and that is something that we at Sacandaga Sun highly believe in. They have raised so far, $2000 to give to the flood victims of area farms. 

Where can you gain access to LOCAL foods and products at a reasonable price? Or build a network of LOCAL providers? Where can you help promote our communities and their well being and environmental concerns? Mohawk Harvest!

Not only do they support LOCAL economy sustainability by becoming a valuable resource while providing a sense of community, they educate you about nutrition through on-going educational outreach programs. And they actually go out into the farm fields and hand pick the produce they want in the store! I think that says a lot!

Why not consider joining the co op of Mohawk Harvest and enjoy the benefit of their member-owned store and help support the community in which we live. 

Your Editor-in-Chief,
Shelley D. Brienza

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