Posts Tagged ‘ west bloomfield ’

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 […]

Think Green for Spring!

  -By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. The following local places offer healthy, green choices. Check them out! Cacao Tree Cafe Royal Oak, Michigan www.cacaotreecafe.com Jungle Juice Bar Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan www.jjbmich.com Whole Foods Market Detroit Detroit, Michigan www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/detroit Zerbo’s Health Foods Supermarket Harry’s Health Bar at Zerbo’s Plymouth, Michigan www.zerbos.com   Did you […]

Take the Fat Out of Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras With This Fat-Free, Low Calorie, No Added Sugar Beverage

-By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. It’s that fun celebration time called Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras.  It falls on March 4 this year in 2014.  Why spoil it with high fat, high calorie, or added sugar consumption?   I have come up with a simple non-fat, low calorie, no added sugar beverage that I have named, Orange Lite Delight.  It only requires two ingredients.  It is healthy.  It is high […]

Revolutionary Resolutions!

Now that the New Year has just begun, it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions.  Of course our favorite ones involve your healthy teeth, gums and smile.   But since you are (hopefully) already brushing and flossing on a regular basis, visiting your dentist (that’s us!) at the recommended interval, and not opening bottle […]

Who Gave The Tooth Fairy A Raise?

If you are of a “certain age,” you may remember gently placing your lost baby tooth under the pillow and hoping the tooth fairy (or one of their agents) would come by in the middle of the night and replace it with a dollar. Well it seems those days are gone! According to a survey […]

Is A Dog’s Mouth REALLY Cleaner Than A Human’s Mouth?

  It’s something we’ve all heard many times – the mouth of a dog is cleaner than that of its owner. But is that really true, or just an urban legend? After all, dogs eat off the floor, drink from the toilet, and don’t seem too concerned with their oral hygiene. But the myth persists, […]

Vegan Chili for Chilly Times

  -By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. The last day of summer has passed along with the Labor Day holiday.  Welcome fall, with the anticipation of brilliant-colored autumn leaves, the cooler temperatures, football games, cider mills, pumpkins, and Halloween!  Here is a quick recipe I often prepare at home without the meat: no ground meat […]

Hail To Kale! Raw Massaged Kale Salad: A Vegan Recipe

  -By Hertha J. Woodruff, A.M.L.S., M.A. Kale has so many beneficial nutrients.  I buy it just about every time I grocery shop.  I included a handful of raw kale in a green smoothie that I blended in my Vitamix for breakfast this morning. I also added 2 chopped frozen bananas, ½ cup of fresh […]

Are Your Teeth in “Deep” Trouble?

-By Warren E. Woodruff, DDS With the Olympics well underway, our eyes have been glued to the television showing support for our U.S. athletes.   It is important during these summer months to not forget about taking care of your teeth.  Sometimes tooth damage can be caused by the most unlikely of sources. Recently a […]

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear!

-By Warren E. Woodruff, DDS Here’s an interesting quiz for you. Who originally dispensed the famous recommendation to “see your dentist twice a year?” We all know it’s true (or do we???) – so when and where do you think that bit of advice originated? a)      The American Dental Association in 1933 b)     The world’s […]