Archive for the ‘ Health and Nutrition ’ Category

19th Annual VegFest | Sunday April 29, 2018

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. The 19th annual VegFest is scheduled to take place this Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, MI, 48374, from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.  It is a one-stop event for everything you need to know to benefit your nutritional health, plant-based style.  There will be […]

Your Cure For Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain

-By Dr. John J. Saab (Guest Blog Post Contributor) Happy New Year!  My name is Dr. John J Saab and I am a West Bloomfield Chiropractor who has been in practice for 30 years. Our specialty is neck and back problems relating from simple muscle strains to disc problems, to scoliosis, neck and back related […]

Naked Fuel Juice Bar, An Oasis In Our Community!

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. Naked Fuel Juice Bar located in West Bloomfield, Michigan,, is a refreshing oasis that has surfaced in our world of processed, fast food mania. It is owned and operated by a friendly and knowledgeable mother/daughter team, Natasha and Gloria, who promote food as medicine, from Hippocrates, the famous […]

Thumbs Up! | Which Wich? Healthy Restaurant

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. Thumbs up for Which Wich? located at 31217 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334.  Manager says his new sandwich restaurant, a franchise, has been open for two months.  I have dropped by on two occasions.  Appears to be popular with customers. Often I become disappointed when eating […]

Our King of Hearts: Omega-3s!

  -By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. Here are some quick, simple nutritional tips to help boost your cardiovascular health.  Consuming foods with Omega-3s fatty acids daily will assist you in reaching optimal, heart health plus provide protein.  Here are some options of plant-based foods with Omega-3s that contain fiber.  Fiber is excellent for digestion, […]

Strawberry Sorbet Magic!

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. Welcome spring!  Welcome lighter fare recipes!  Here is a low-calorie, two-ingredient dessert/snack recipe that works like magic.  There is no added sugar.  Thus, your dental health and blood sugar will benefit from this treat.   All you need is a quart, 16 ounces, of strawberries and the juice of fresh […]

Flint Friends First! Detox Juice

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. Hats off to all of the generous celebrities, Greek organizations, businesses and others who have provided an abundance of bottled water to Flint, Michigan, residents who have been using lead contaminated water since April 2014.  We at Orchard Maple Family Dental are providing a detox juice recipe for our […]

Heart Smart Hibiscus Tea

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. While enjoying the final splendor of fall foliage, why not try a cup of hibiscus tea to warm you on a chilly day? Hibiscus tea has a vivid, red color and a benefit that can be a health advantage. Hibiscus tea has been known to lower blood pressure. Buy […]

Yo! For Yoga!

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. About six years ago while I was actively spinning in a spin class (stationary bike class) at a fitness club, I could see through the classroom windows hoards of people walking, like they were following the Pied Piper, to a different class down the hallway with rolled mats.   Later […]

Back to School! | Mock Green Eggs, No Ham Breakfast

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. Although summer is gone and school has started, the fun can still continue.  Why not try this creative and super quick breakfast idea with your school-aged children.  You will need a ripe avocado.  Avocados may not be unfamiliar to your kids.  Guacamole is a popular snack food served with […]