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Dark chocolate-covered strawberries: Food is Good Medicine Series Two

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. It is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with dark chocolate-covered strawberries! From children to older adults alike, generations of people across the globe anticipate this annual day to celebrate love while eagerlyContinue Reading

Heart Month: Healthful tips you can take to heart

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. February is American Heart Month is the perfect time to love your heart! According to the CDC, almost half of Americans have one of the three factors that put them at risk for heart disease. The top three risk factors for heartContinue Reading

The magnificent orange: Food is Good Medicine Series One

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. When thinking about an orange, it is impossible not to have flashbacks of early childhood experiences driving with family from San Diego to Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Miles and miles of orange groves lined the highway, with magnificent bursts of oranges amidstContinue Reading

Is AB 1400 the single payer panacea for all Californians?

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. With the passage of California’s Assembly Bill AB 1400 which permits the creation of a single-payer health care system for all Californians, there is still much debate and due diligence occurring ahead. Also known as “The Guaranteed Health Care Act for All”Continue Reading

Prevention is the message as we reflect on Glaucoma Awareness Month

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and brings to the fore a message of prevention and hope, which is something we can’t lose sight of. The precious gift of sight, one of the most critical of all the senses, is not able toContinue Reading

A New Years Resolution for Resilience with a lesson from the ant

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. The new year is traditionally a time for reflection and setting new goals with anticipation, but for many Americans, optimism could be lower and levels of uncertainty higher at this usually inspiring time. Going into a new year with resilience and fortitudeContinue Reading

A LifeCycles Tradition: Santa Claus arrives by helicopter in San Diego

(Main image: https://youtu.be/WkTfgiAxCHk screenshot via YouTube/b1rdd0g707) Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. Memories and the holidays are synonymous and 2021 will be no different. Santa Claus may still be in a mask, but the love we share at this season will always remain in our hearts all year long. OfContinue Reading

Making the holidays merry for family members with Alzheimer’s

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. When Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, it was heartbreaking and frightening. At first, I did not know how to get through it; nor did I have a sense of what was to become of her or us as a family. IContinue Reading

Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake a crowd pleaser for all holiday traditions

  Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake a crowd pleaser for all holiday traditions Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. Gluten-Free Applesauce Cake, healthy and wholesome appeals to a wide variety of tastes this holiday season. As Hanukkah ends, and Christmas trees adorn, there is no denying the holidays are here! WhateverContinue Reading

Enjoy a healthy and tasty Rustic Pear Tart this Thanksgiving

  Bringing you the heart of the matter in LifeCycles by Laurie Edwards-Tate. Thanksgiving preparation need not be stressful with an easy, healthful and delicious Rustic Pear Tart. With so much to do as we make our holiday to do lists and finding ways to save time and maintain quality is priceless. A simple yetContinue Reading