Helen Brophy

Helen has a BS from the University of Rhode Island with graduate studies in physical science, chemistry, and counseling. For the past 20 yrs. she has studied and advocated a natural all-inclusive, responsible approach to maintaining a healthy body and lifestyle. Her belief and approach includes obtaining a rich balance encompassing all aspects of life through nutrition, exercise, spiritual and mental development, and responsible environmental habits.

Apples Lessen Anxiety

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An apple a day isn’t only good for all the reasons you’ve heard before.  An apple a day is great for relieving anxiety as well if not better than anti-anxiety medication.  The only side effects apple eating has is much better health.  There is an antioxidant in apples,chlorogenic acid, which induces soothing calm. Enjoy the…

Spicy pumpkin pie

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This pie will bring coziness and warmth to your kitchen and your family. Along with the usual great fall spices, we’ve added cardamom which imparts a slightly nutty taste. Ingredients: 2 eggs, plus 1 yolk ½ cup packed dark brown sugar ⅓ cup white sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground…

Apple pie soup

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Apple pie soup is a wonderful way to warm up on a chilly evening.   Since it is cooked in a slow cooker, you can prepare early in the day and enjoy when everyone gathers together at home. All our ingredients are organic. Ingredients: 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground cloves 2 teaspoons ground allspice 5 large Granny…

Amazing Fall Vegetables

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Pumpkin, squash and sweet potatoes are not only comforting and delicious to eat but have some amazing health benefits. According to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia any vegetable high in beta-carotene can activate 443 genes which are able to turn precancerous cells in the breast back to healthy cells. Beta -carotene is the…

Summer Bean Succotash Salad

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This variation of succotash salad is a great accompaniment to a summer fish fry. Cooked al dente, these fresh crisp vegetables are delicious and healthy.  Many of the ingredients are now available at your local farmers market.  I use organic whenever possible. Ingredients: 2 or more small, preferably yellow zucchini 1 lb mixed beans (…