From the desk of Stacey Nussbaum, HHC...
I hope you are enjoying pears as much as I am right now! They are in season at the same time of year as apples but pears don’t get as much attention and hype. Pears are just as versatile as apples and in fact have a richer aroma and texture that’s both more melting and grittier than apples. Their melting quality gave them the nickname “butter fruit”!
Not only do pears taste good but they also have many medicinal benefits. Pears aid to clear mucus from the body and help energize the stomach, spleen and lungs. Pears can help in the treatment of diabetes, injuries to the skin, hot cough, gall bladder obstruction and constipation. Freshly squeezed pear juice quenches thirst and is a home remedy for a hangover. Pears are a good source of fiber as well as potassium and boron.
Pears are very perishable once they are ripe, so that’s why you should buy them unripe and allow for a few days to mature. When you buy them, they should be firm, but not too hard. They should have a smooth skin without any bruises, mold, punctures or dark soft spots. When you get them home, pears should be left at room temperature to ripen. Once their skin yields to gentle pressure, they are ripe and ready to be eaten. To get the most antioxidants from your pears, eat them fully ripened. If you’re not consuming pears immediately once ripened, keep them in the refrigerator where they will remain fresh for a few days. Pears can be eaten as is once ripened, roasted with vegetables or grilled or poached for dessert.
Contact Stacey for some delicious pear recipes and to learn how to incorporate medicinal foods into your diet for better health!
Stacey Nussbaum, HHC
Stacey is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor certified by the Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York City. She provides nutritional counseling in a variety of areas including women’s health, weight management, athletic training, and gastrointestinal disorders as well as other chronic health conditions. She specializes in women’s health conditions including PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, severe PMS, and other gynecological issues.
Stacey left her highly successful career in law and finance in NYC to focus on her passion: educating her clients on the benefits of living a healthy, balanced life through proper nutrition. Over the years, and through training at the Academy of Healing Nutrition, the C.H.E.K. Institute, and the Metabolic Typing Education Center, Inc., Stacey has gained extensive knowledge and developed a deep understanding of nutritional choices and how they can lead to longevity and happiness. As her client, you will be empowered to live the life you adore!
Stacey will guide you through her food and lifestyle protocol to naturally fuel and heal your body by addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms. She will help you to view food as your body’s fuel and medicine and show you how to incorporate specific medicinal foods for optimal metabolism, health and energy.
Since there is no one diet that works for everyone, Stacey will provide you with menu plans developed specifically for you based on your metabolic type and food exercises. Stacey will show you how to adapt your eating and lifestyle habits to align with your health goals. You will explore new healthy and flavorsome ways of eating and cooking that will allow you to enjoy life and feel fabulous!