Celebrating 18 Years of Good Food
by Karen Adams
Eighteen years ago, Adnan Kwara opened Ibby’s Falafel in 1996 and named it after his infant son, Ibrahim. That son, nicknamed Ibby, is 19 now, and the award-winning restaurant has grown just as much.
Mood-Boosting Health Tips
Happy though they can be, the holidays can leave some folks feeling overstuffed, overcommitted and especially in colder regions, grappling with winter blues. The good news is that the holiday season can be a happier and healthier time with a few strategies, supplements and herbs in hand.
The Affordable Care Act is a new federal law that requires most Americans to have adequate health insurance coverage in 2014, or pay a tax penalty. The process of purchasing health insurance can be a daunting task. For some of the Hispanic population in New Jersey, adding a language barrier to the complexity of health care can lead to even more confusion and frustration.
The pomegranate (punica granatum) is a nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich fruit that is symbolic of health and fertility. In season from September to January, they are available at most grocery stores. Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, strong antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer. Special compounds called punicalagins are the secret to this fruit’s health benefits. Shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, the mighty pomegranate is worth a taste.
Do you love tea? Are you looking for local resources or to try out some new delicious varieties? Pump up that antioxidant power and remove those damaging free radicals with a hot cup of tea today.
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Urban Consign and Design: Furnishings Find New Homes
by Karen Adams
If anyone understands the importance of home, it’s Paul Fitzgerald, who made a life-changing decision to be a stay-at-home dad when his first child was born three years ago. A year later, he and his wife, Cynthia, opened their furniture and home décor consignment business, Urban Consign and Design, in Hoboken. Now they help people set up their own homes.
After 16 years working on Wall Street at a demanding job with increasingly longer hours, Fitzgerald gave it up to be home with his infant son, Parker, now 3 (the couple now has an 18-month-old girl, Riley, as well). “I was on the phone 24/7, and when the market tanked, I was working even harder,” he says. “I thought, ‘What am I doing?’” So he and Cynthia decided he would stay home while she worked. Continue Reading
The Ins and Outs of Subluxation
by Dr. Paul Roses
A weak spine can actually make us sick, mostly due to subluxation. “Sub” means under, or below; “lux” means how much light is present (referring to the international system of units measuring the power of light); and “ation” means process. In the body, that translates to, “Are the electrical impulses from brain to tissue cell flowing at their full capacity?” We want the messages to get where they are supposed to go at 100 percent strength.
What is Feng Shui?
by Stephanie Surach
His Holiness Grandmaster and Professor Thomas Lin Yun, a renowned feng shui master, once said, “Feng shui is using all of our available knowledge to create the most comfortable and supporting living and working environments.”
Feng shui is the Chinese name for the intuitive, practical art that seeks to bring people and their environments into the most positive relationship possible. Feng shui as we understand it today originated in China in the Yellow River Valley more than 5,000 years ago. It was initially used for sacred places and burial sites before being integrated in the home to effect a positive change in inhabitants’ livesw in terms of health, wealth, respect, recognition and romance.
Vegetarianism: Popular Throughout History
by Lisa Zalenski
October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. It kicks off on October 1 with World Vegetarian Day, which was declared by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977. Far from being a new phenomenon or the latest diet craze, the roots of vegetarianism stretch throughout history. Many of the reasons for not consuming meat today are the same as those in the past.