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1 In nonstick skillet, heat
butter over medium heat; add
broccoli. Cook until just
tender, about 5 min. Transfer
to plate. Halve tomatoes.

2 Add eggs to skillet; cook
until just set, 4–5 min. Add cheese, broccoli, tomatoes
and sprouts; fold in half. Sprinkle with chives. Serves 1

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al ways to
Spring is finally here, and we’re getting more fresh air...so why are
we still weary? According to researchers at Philadelphia’s Drexel
University, a common culprit is fat buildup in the liver, a condition
called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which can slow this
energy-producing organ. To prevent and reverse this energy-drain...
Enjoying a two-egg omelet for breakfast five
days a week could cut your risk of NAFLD
by as much as 40 % , plus boost your a ll-day
focus and energy level by 55%. Explains
Mark Hyman, M.D., author of Food, eggs
contain an essential nutrient (choline) that
blocks fat buildup in the liver, plus switches
on enzymes that speed repair of this hard-
working organ. Bonus: Choline shuts
down the production of hunger-promoting
hormones, helping you feel full longer.
It’s our favorite veggie—and a proven
liver-healer too! According to University
of Illinois researchers, noshing on^1 ⁄ 2 cup
of broccoli daily can shrink fat stores in
the liver by as much as 30%, cutting risk
of tiredness and stif f, achy joints by 35%!
Thanks goes to sulfur, which the liver uses to
convert trapped fats into water-soluble waste
that can be flushed out via the kidneys.
Basking in the sun feels blissful—and
doing it for 20 minutes daily will cut your
risk of NA FLD by 41% , plus help your
liver flush out troublesome fats 33% faster,
heightening your focus, concentration and
energy in one week, four studies suggest.
Explains endocrinologist Maria Cavallo,
M.D., UV light exposure prompts your
skin to make vitamin D-3—a nutrient
that helps your liver burn fats for fuel, plus
reduces damaging liver inflammation.
Taking 300 mg. of this herbal extract daily
could boost your liver function by 40%,
cutting your risk of tiredness in half or
more, Italian researchers say. Credit milk
thistle’s active ingredient (silymarin), which
activates liver detoxification enzymes, plus
stalls fat buildup inside liver cells. Note:
Check with your doctor before supple-
menting. —Brenda Kearns
Savor an omelet
Add a bit of broccoli
Soak up a little sun
Detox with milk thistle
Surprising spring
Two-egg breakfasts boost energy by 55%!
Broccoli, Cheddar and Tomato Omelet
1 Tbs. butter
1 ⁄^3 cup broccoli florets
4 cherry tomatoes
2 eggs, beaten
1 ⁄ 4 cup shredded sharp
Cheddar cheese
1 ⁄ 4 cup sprouts
Chopped fresh chives
The vagus nerve connects the brain to
organs throughout the body, includ-
ing the heart, lungs and intestines.
Stimulating the nerve has been shown to
change brain-wave patterns and prod the
cells lining the intestinal tract to increase
production of happiness hormones, help-
ing you feel relaxed and cheerful. To give
the vagus nerve a little TLC, simply splash
cold water on your face—from your hairline
to your chin—twice daily or do a quick cold
water rinse toward the end of your shower.
courtesy of Ann Louise
Gittleman, Ph.D.
For more, text RADICAL
to 208-254-6002 or visit
A cool way to feel
This^ week’s^ Radical^ Health^ tip
16 4/13/20^ Woma n’s World

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