Month: April 2020

Green Bean Pesto “Pasta” Recipe

Nature provides a palette of foods for all palates. If your only adventure into eating green beans is opening a can of green beans with vinegar and (more) salt, prepare yourself for a paradigm shift:  a plate of green been pesto “pasta.” Green beans are a great food […]

Eggplant Mini-Pizzas

What a great way to use eggplant in place of dough for snacks that are healthy AND tasty! Actually considered a fruit, the eggplant was originally from China and made its way East. It is popularly used in Middle Eastern and Greek dishes. At one point from the […]


YHF Conferences Online

Over the last few years, Dr. Christopher Cirino has provided direct group conferencing at various locations in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Cirino will begin to feature his health and wellness conferences online.  The goal of these conferences is to provide general, yet substantive health advice to the general audience.  […]

Orange-Banana Homemade Marmalade

In many ways, I like to think of fruit as nature’s candy.  One might ask, if fruit contains sugar, is there a difference between eating fruit and just eating a piece of candy?  But there is an important difference.  The sugar found in fruit is intracellular, meaning that […]

New: Nutrition and Natural Food Recipes

The food that becomes our regular intake (e.g. “the diet”) is one of the most influential contributors to optimal health.  In this time of a fast-food, snack-food culture, the quality of our diet directly affects our health.  In 2017, 11 million deaths and 255 million DALYs (disability-adjusted life […]

Case Study: A COVID Patient and Ineffective Therapy

  Care Report: 44 year old female with a history of insulin requiring diabetes mellitus presents with increasing cough, shortness of breath and fever.   History of Present Illness: She reported to the emergency department five days prior to admission with the following symptoms: increased body aches nausea, […]

Kid-Friendly Quarantine Activity: Gardening!

By Ginnie Lin Like one of the young artists said in our children’s art contest, “Spring has Sprung!” Although COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders have changed our daily routines dramatically, Mother Nature’s schedule is still right on track. In the Pacific Northwest, this means sunny weather, blooming flowers and […]

Ways to Move Toward Health and Away from Severe COVID-19

  *****Ways in Which we can protect ourselves from severe COVID-19 disease***** Now a one hour zoom conference on the immune system and health and wellness     It is our first month into social distancing measures.  We have had a few months to see and read about […]

Community Spotlight on Neighborhood “Art Galleries”

Community Spotlight on Neighborhood “Art Galleries”  by Ginnie Lin These days, we see a lot more of our neighbors out and about, trying to social distance but also trying to stave off cabin fever. Whether taking animals out for a walk or biking around with stir-crazy kids, people […]

Smartphone Overuse: When a Tool Becomes an Obstacle and 6 Ways to Address It.

Introduction: Smartphone Overuse While a smartphone can be a tremendous tool to allow us to venture virtually out of our houses and connect with distant family, it can also be emotionally isolating, physically harmful for us, and a disconnect to the family in house.  What most people don’t […]

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