To help people who believe this is the right time for them to quit smoking, the American Cancer Society’s quit-smoking program, Freshstart, is being offered at no charge on Thursdays, April 26, and May 3, 10 and 17, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the new two-story building across the street from Waldo County General Hospital.
Freshstart is designed for the adult smoker and emphasizes that smoking cessation is a two-step process: stopping and staying stopped. Therefore, techniques and support are shared to help keep a smoker off cigarettes.
The program is free and addresses the variety of reasons people smoke: physical addiction, habit and psychological dependency.
For more information and to register for these free classes, call 930-2650 and leave your name and telephone number. A minimum of four participants are needed to hold the class.
The classes are sponsored by Healthy Waldo County and Waldo County General Hospital.
Belfast Public Health Nursing Association is offering a free blood pressure clinic for the community on Tuesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. at the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association office,119 Northport Avenue,Belfast. Individuals interested in attending the clinic do not need to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Shannon Robbins RN, Belfast Public Health Nurse, at 338-3368.
Belfast Public Health Nursing Association’s mission is to promote and strengthen individual, family and community health through health education and services, prevention, early intervention, referral and collaboration within theBelfastcommunity.
2 cups canned low sodium white beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons water
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
Blend the beans, lemon juice, sesame seeds, vinegar, mustard, and water in a food processor until smooth. Add the basil and cilantro and pulse very briefly.
Makes two servings. 272 calories per serving.
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A delicious vegan raw-foods dessert taken from ”Life in Balance” by Meg Wolff.
½ cup Brazil nuts
½ cup of shredded coconut
Chop both in a food processor. Pour in a bowl and set aside for coating.
1 cup Brazil nuts
¾ cup walnuts
1/8 cup dates (about 3 dates)
½ cup dried apricots
1 to 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
¼ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup shredded coconut
2 tablespoons organic raw cocoa powder
(omit if you’d prefer plain)
Run second set of Brazil nuts, walnuts, dates and apricots through the food processor until evenly chopped. Add Remaining ingredients. Process until combined. Roll into ball, then roll in the coating mix. Serves 12-18. Store in refrigerator.