Cooking is for Lovers!

WHAT: Cooking for Couples Evening (& Contest )

WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Dr. Velonda Thompson is hosting a special “Cooking for Couples” evening of demonstrating the preparation of a healthy, nutritious meal on Sunday, February at 3pm This free private evening especially for couples is presented in partnership with Acegroup Healthy Solutions, LLC and is by invitation only.  For a unique pre-Valentine’s gift or just a romantic evening for the two of you, enter the “Cooking for Couples Essay Contest.”

To participate, tell Dr. Velonda, in 150 words or less why you should be chosen to enjoy an evening of meal pampering. Include how attending might benefit your journey to a healthy .life. You must submit the essay by Wednesday, February 5 to along with your name, your significant other’s name, contact phone number and email address. In the subject line please type “Cooking for Couples Contest”. The winner will be featured in Dr. Velonda’s Nutrition Nuggets newsletter and receive an autographed 2-book set of books written by Dr. Velonda


Detox to double your days!

Detoxification a.k.a. detox means to cleanse the body of particular substances, typically alcohol, sugar, or caffeine. There are 300,000 new toxins/impurities threatening the body each year making it more important to infuse detoxification into the way we live. Scientists are reporting that 6,000 new toxins are being added to the Chemical Society’s Chemical Abstract weekly. These toxins are causing our bodies to become acidic and in an acidic environment disease grows and spreads. Some toxins are obvious and some are hidden. To remove such toxins we need to detox our body regularly. Detoxing can occur daily and you can follow deeper level programs as long as 28 days.

To detoxify your body you can exercise and drink lots of water. If you are in the Detroit, Michigan area you can visit my friend Monica at Go smoothies 110 Clifford (48201). My picks for the top beverages on their menu are listed below. We are still in the 1 st month of the new year and it is not too late to resolve to juice and smoothie more in you own kitchen!  Juicing and drinking plant or fruit smoothies is a lifestyle approach that supports a built-in detoxing way of life.


Monica Samuel, Principal

Top 3

  1. Support healthy liver functioning  and regulates blood sugar with “Carrot, yam, ginger, nutmeg/cinnamon” – a cozy seasonal favorite that is  great for hair skin and nails,  high in iron and potassium and helps boosts metabolism.
  2. Go green! Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agent (bromelain has found to reduce arthritis pain) are loaded in the “Cucumber, kale, lime/lemon, jalapeño, pineapple, mint” drink. Metabolism boosting agents makes this delicious juice a five-star option.
  3.  Did I say Go Green! (#2). You can never get to mush greens food. “Kale, celery, cucumber, ginger, lime, cilantro, green apple” is liquid goodness with celery and ginger to aid digestive health. Celery is known to contain at least eight families of anti-cancer compounds. Among them are the acetylenics that have been shown to stop the growth of tumor cells.Cucumber is incredibly hydrating and charged with enzymes, B vitamins, vitamin C, nutrients, and electrolytes to build skin radiance from within. Cucumber is full of beautifying silica, as well as caffeic acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

Yours in health ~ Dr. Velonda

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Eat Like a Rainbow

How many colors in the rainbow were represented in my last meal? If your answer is two or less, let’s hope that one of the colors was green. If not, check back often for options for getting the rainbow effect on your plate and in your body. And remember, the rainbow is a symbol of hope and promise. The opposite is despair and death.