Roast Eggplant Hummus Sandwich

Eggplants are rich in compounds that protect them against stressors like bad weather, bacteria and fungi. Does that mean eating eggplants helps us stay healthy too?  That would be my guess!  While this recipe makes a delectable sandwich, you could skip the bread and make a composed plate instead with a dollop of hummus, slices of eggplant, a scoop of the cuke olive salad, and somewhere potato, eggs and pickles.

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Vitamin Angels

Thank you to everyone who shopped the day before Mother’s Day, a benefit day for Vitamin Angels.  We were able to send Vitamin Angels a check that allowed them to reach an additional 5,000 children with the essential nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy. Vitamin Angels recently visited beneficiaries in Honduras and found children thriving after having received a 25-cent dose of vitamin A.  Together, we done good!  Check out http://www.vitaminangels.org/field-stories.

Flaming Diablo, Death Stomach!

Acid reflux is properly called Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD.  It’s a pain to pronounce, and it’s a pain to live with.  It’s also dangerous.  Beyond the immediate symptoms – and these can vary widely – GERD also turns out to be one of the biggest risk factors for esophageal cancer.

So what is GERD, exactly?  GERD is a condition where acid escapes up out of the stomach, and into the esophagus.  While the stomach is lined to protect against corrosive acids, the esophagus is not.  Damage ensues.

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