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  • Olive oil more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food

    Nutrition Research News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food -- think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. Scientists report that olive oil withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.
  • For frying foods, olive oil maintains quality and nutrition better than seed oils

    In The News
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    They found that olive oil was the most stable oil for deep-frying at 320 and 374 degrees Fahrenheit, while sunflower oil degraded the fastest when pan-fried at 356 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The 3 Things I Look For On Ingredients Labels

    Healthy Crush
    jenny sansouci
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Hey friends. I hope you’re having a good day today, listening to a good tune, maybe getting a little sunshine on your face. Recently I had the pleasure of being part of a retreat with Dr. Frank Lipman up at Menla. Our team of Be Well Health Coaches spent a few days up there with a corporate group of about 15 people, coaching them on some of our philosophies on nutrition. I’ve been working with Dr. Lipman for almost 2 years now, and I graduated from IIN 4 years ago – but I continue to learn so much from him, his patients, and the other health coaches every day. One thing I…
  • Foods you aren’t eating but should: Part II

    Soul Beet
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    You can find part 1 of this nifty list here.  Without further ado, here are more foods (and spices) that you aren’t eating but should. Beet greens The beet root itself is a bulb of nutrient bounty but it’s the greens we need to praise.  It has been suggested that the greens have even more... Read More » The post Foods you aren’t eating but should: Part II appeared first on Soul Beet.
  • Quick & Easy Vegan Protein

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    Suzanne Turner
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Now of course, you can get enough protein from eating a balanced, whole food vegan diet. That being said,  so many people ask us about supplement options we like for those times when you want a little extra to boost your serious workout regimen, or a solution for those mornings when you need a healthy breakfast in 60 seconds flat. And I thought it was high to time to review a few options for you. On those busy days, you’ll be glad indeed you’ve got some protein powder or a quick bar that lets you get out the door with a smart snack in hand. Tell Us About Your Faves! These are…
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  • Dispositional mindfulness associated with better cardiovascular health

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    A new study that measured 'dispositional mindfulness' along with seven indicators of cardiovascular health found that persons reporting higher degrees of awareness of their present feelings and experiences had better health. The research suggests that interventions to improve mindfulness could benefit cardiovascular health, an idea researchers can test.
  • Cancer patients should not hesitate to speak with their doctors about dietary supplements

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Many cancer patients use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbs or other botanicals but often don't tell their doctor. This gap in communication can happen when patients believe that their doctors are indifferent or negative toward their use of these supplements. As a result, patients may find information about dietary supplements from unreliable sources, exposing themselves to unneeded risks, experts say.
  • Lose the weight, not the potatoes, study says

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    People can eat potatoes and still lose weight, a new study demonstrates. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of calorie reduction and the glycemic index in weight loss when potatoes are included in the diet. “Some people have questioned the role of potatoes in a weight loss regimen because of the vegetable’s designation as a high glycemic index food,” explained the lead investigator of the study. “However, the results of this study confirm what health professionals and nutrition experts have said for years: it is not about eliminating a certain food or food…
  • Olive oil more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Frying is one of the world's most popular ways to prepare food -- think fried chicken and french fries. Even candy bars and whole turkeys have joined the list. But before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. Scientists report that olive oil withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.
  • Understanding drinking behaviors among women with unwanted pregnancies

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Most women reduce or stop drinking alcohol upon discovery of pregnancy. A new study looks at changes in alcohol use, and factors contributing to these changes, among women with unwanted pregnancies. Findings indicate that most women with unwanted pregnancies quit or reduce alcohol consumption once they discover their pregnancies, and that some may be substituting alcohol for drugs once they discover their pregnancies.
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  • Novartis reports positive results in spinal inflammation condition

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Thursday two late-stage trials showed its drug secukinumab improved symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating joint condition of the spine. The trials, which involved a total of approximately 600 patients, found Novartis' drug improved signs and symptoms of the disease as well as physical function and quality of life compared with placebo. Novartis plans to file for regulatory approval of secukinumab to treat ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis in 2015. Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended the use of secukinumab in…
  • French developer of 'peanut allergy patch' makes U.S. debut

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    By Noëlle Mennella and Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - French biotech firm DBV Technologies - developer of what it says is a breakthrough treatment for peanut allergy sufferers - makes its U.S. market debut on Wednesday, with a Nasdaq listing set to raise funds for further research. The Paris-listed company, which develops immunotherapy patches for patients with potentially fatal food allergies, is issuing 2.67 million new shares worldwide via a U.S. listing and a private placement which together will raise at least 90 million euros (70.9 million pounds). ...
  • China's companies, billionaires must step up to fight Ebola - WFP

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China's corporations and billionaires have lagged behind in contributions to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa despite vast economic ties to the region, the World Food Programme said on Monday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst on record, has killed more than 4,000 people. China has contributed about $40 million in aid to fight the disease, including $6 million to the World Food Programme. ...
  • Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola.
  • Danone decides on Mead Johnson as takeover target - sources

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    By Sophie Sassard PARIS (Reuters) - French food giant Danone , maker of Activia yoghurt and Evian water, has decided it wants to pursue a takeover of U.S. infant formula maker Mead Johnson Nutrition Group , sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. "Danone has done its internal strategic review and decided that Mead Johnson is its preferred acquisition," one of the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the matter is private. ...
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  • Everyday Life: September 2014

    11 Oct 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Just to clarify, we haven’t moved again – the Brown House was our house in Dunfermline. We rented it out the past year then decided to sell. We’re still in Inverness in the same rental place, where the awesome Neighbour Cat still sneaks through the bathroom window and falls asleep in random places. Catching up on September… it was one of those months that make it look like I have an actual social life! It started with the annual Jocktoberfest at the brewery. The theme was Wild West and the place looked fab. We had a weekend in London to see Rhiannon. I’m…
  • Farewell to the Brown House

    10 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Last Friday we handed the keys of the Brown House to its new owners. After very smelly beginnings we loved that place in all its 1970s glory. But much has changed since 2009 so it was time to pass the brown baton. Apparently the new owners plan to do all the Someday things – replace the aged kitchen, bathroom, stairs… and put in an en-suite! Looks like they have no need for a bedroom beer cellar. We paid a visit to finalise things and camped out in the living room for old times’ sake. We narrowed down our favourite Brown House memories. Mine: the time Gareth was…
  • Scotland dot jock

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    I’ve never written about politics in 14 years of this blog but thought tonight would be a good time to wade in, while snotty and half delirious with a cold. Next Thursday September 18 is the Scottish Independence Referendum. I don’t know how much chat is happening outside the UK, so to summarise: we will be voting Yes or No to the question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” I’ve never spent so much bloody time pondering a question. I’ve debated with strangers. I have asked learned friends for detailed explanations of their…
  • Everyday Life: August 2014

    6 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    August was a funny old month. Lots of work, yet lots of laziness and idle browsing of #gelato on Instagram! Daily braindump. I don’t think I’ve ever said the word “yikes” out loud, but it appeared. What’s next? Jeepers! Spontaneous stop to watch these seals lounging around… It was hilarious seeing them scuttle off as the tide crept in, with these two determined to stay put until the last scrap of sand disappeared. Morning walk along the Caledonian Canal. A rainy night at the Belladrum Festival, watching Tom Jones butcher the classics and Gareth nervously…
  • Up & Running September winners

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:29 am
    Thanks for all your giveaway comments! If you missed out but would like to join us next week, you can use the code TEATIME at checkout for 20% off until Monday.This discount also applies to Up & Moving, which is a great course for beginners and walkers (I finally finished my redo of the course… the six weeks took over two months, eep!). Here are the lucky winners as decided by the Random Number Generator: Maike - who would serve plum tart for Adele Vera – would whip up her lemon ricotta blueberry cheesecake for Hugh Jackman Siv – who would bring back her dad for…
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  • Nourish Interactive moves to final grant process

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    I am going to keep this short and sweet. Thank you everyone who took the time to vote for Nourish Interactive as part of our grant process. We applied on the very last day with only 2 hours before the entry period closed down. As fate would have it, we found about it just in time! We moved to the second round which required us to get votes to move to the final phase. I want to sincerely thank you and let you know that we did get enough votes to go on to the final round. Many of you took the time to send us an email with encouraging words and letting us know that you voted. We can tell you how…
  • Baseball playoffs promote family time

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Last week, I went to see the Giants play and win. The next day they won the pennant. Yes, I am born and raised in San Francisco. (not Frisco, San Francisco!) It was so much fun and exciting to be part of the crowd in San Francisco as we all came together as a united family to cheer on our team. I am not going to talk about all the food that was constantly sold and eaten all around me: the oversized cotton candy I saw (now in 5 layers of colors and double the size from when I was a kid the Hot dogs the Nachos dripping with melted fake cheese the Fries the Pizza the Soda and Beer the Popcorn…
  • Some simple tips to involve kids in a healthy school lunch

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    I just wanted to quickly share some thoughts on school lunches. I believe kids want to be healthy. But sometimes, they are not sure exactly what that means. It is too vague. Instead, help kids be healthier by involving them in day to day food decisions. Each time is an opportunity to impart a few words of wisdom. You may not think they are listening, but believe me, they are. So keep it simple. Here are some ways to involve your child: Have your child involved and have them help set the school lunch menu. Have the kids make the grocery list for their menu of the week. That means, they look in…
  • Aournd the World with School Lunch Programs

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    With the celebration and awareness about school lunches, it got me wondering about what kids eat in other parts of the world for their school lunch? I grew up in San Francisco mission district. And we were fairly diverse population. So I did learn early on about less American traditional lunches as kids brought lunches that were leftover dinners. We often shared and tried different foods. This is a quick example. In Peru, we love our avocados. My mom would occasionally make me avocado sandwich, which I loved. One of best friends, Shirley, was Filipino. She would bring avocado in a bowl with…
  • Healthy lunches are about quality over quanity

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    When I was growing up, I pretty much ate homemade lunches. We did not have a regular school lunch. I remember a couple of friends who sometimes did not have lunch. I was young and really did not think much about what this meant to these kids. I don't even know why they did not have lunch. Maybe they couldn't afford lunch? Maybe their parents did not have time to make the lunch? I really don't know but I do remember sharing some of my sandwich with them. Just because I felt bad that they did not have anything to eat. I think back now and wonder how that affected them academically and socially?
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  • Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping

    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    This post Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Christmas is coming and while there’s loads to look forward to, with it comes the need to find a bunch of spare cash to buy all those Christmas presents. So I want to ease the burden somewhat in return for a little favor. In private email and conversation I’ve heard many marvelous stories of how DROPS has made a difference to your life. Many of you have told me you feel great on the program. You have more energy than you’ve had in years. You…
  • Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout!

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout! was originally published at Weight Loss Solution I’m not much into ‘gyming it’ anymore, but well over 10 years ago when I used to frequent the gym often, I must admit to liking a wee turn on the elliptical machine. I’ve since mended my ways! It’s not that I hate elliptical machines per se, I just think there are much more effective ways for you to workout. Here’s why… 1. Elliptical machines are easy The main reason elliptical machines don’t get you into shape is because they are…
  • Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This post Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Whether you think wheat is super unhealthy or not, I doubt few would argue we eat waaay too many wheat-based foods these days. We really do love our bread, pasta, breakfast cereals and bagels! I suppose for many, the thought of cutting these staples from their diet seems completely unreasonable. I mean, where would you start looking for alternatives? The good news is, many of us are indeed finding new (and exciting) ways to eat sans wheat. There are actually a number of very good alternatives…
  • A Message To Women On Body Image

    24 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    This post A Message To Women On Body Image was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Let’s imagine you and I are sitting face-to-face right now, no-one else is there, and I ask you to give me one word to describe your body… what would you say? I mean, the very first thing that pops into your mind. Perhaps you might say ‘imperfect,’ ‘fat,’ ‘frumpy,’ ‘wobbly,’ or even ‘disgusting.’ This word may even roll off your tongue with ease, because you’ve become so conditioned to hearing it inside your own head you…
  • 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:10 am
    This post 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Change often brings resistance. In fact, I know all about this on a personal level. For me, doing something that I haven’t done before can cause a huge amount of resistance within. It pretty much rises up from nowhere, and is very difficult to push away. The classic example of this is recording these videos! The thought of placing myself in front of a camera and pressing ‘record’ fills me with complete and utter dread. You will probably tell me that is crazy, since I’ve built…
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  • on not eating

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:47 am
    The experiment in not eating - based on Dr Michael Mosley's 5:2 fasting research - has been made even more fascinating by the questions customers in the shop ask, keen to know if it actually works. The process is different for everyone, I say, you will find your rhythm, come to enjoy not thinking about food. Women will ask how much weight I've lost (a dress-size and bit), but men want to know if my health has improved (probably is my answer). But here's the truth: fasting has brought other, unexpected, more personal things that, to my mind, are far more valuable yet somehow…
  • rice pudding

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
      If pushed, I might just have to admit that Kingsley Amis is my favourite writer. Perhaps because of this, I also happen to love the work of his long-suffering partner, the late (great) Elizabeth Jane Howard. Howard's love of cooking may have bypassed Amis, who famously preferred vats of booze to her carefully crafted meals, but she did manage to hand it along to a young Tamasin Day-Lewis while the latter's father lay dying, poetically, in the Amis' home. After some searching I tracked down a copy of On Food (as opposed, I now wonder, to Amis' brilliant On Drinking) a…
  • feral

    8 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    11am. Changing trains at Richmond, heading down the tunnel that links platforms underground – built on a visually distracting angle, tiles an unnaturally lit shade of blue – I think about how out of place I feel in the urban world most days. Am reading Feral: Rewilding The Land, Sea and Human Life by George Monbiot. It seeps into my thinking and it is extraordinary. This mind feels very, very open.  The past 18 months have taught me much. Old connections have been reforged through werk, all the better for my absence, to be sure. I needed to go away and grow up. Genuine new friendships…
  • nothing but green

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Kristy's much needed European jaunt means that on werk days I've become chief unpacker, hefter of boxes and receiver of stock. As bookselling tasks go it's always been a favourite, particularly as the new releases arrive. Sydney chef Matt Moran's new kitchen garden cookbook turned up this morning in its green and glam cover, but a quick flick through at the back counter - browsing is product knowledge, I'll have you know - proved it was just as fluffy as I'd suspected. Moran's commitment is obvious and heartfelt but I'm a bit over being lectured to by…
  • 19th of August

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Days are lengthening and the soil is warming, slowly but surely. Rows of radishes will go in in a couple of weeks and before you know it the entire garden will be going orf. Seems to be starting a little earlier each year. Sally-Anne and I talked about this early spring-ing over the counter a couple of weeks ago, me picking her brains about beekeeping, she picking mine about letting one's hair go grey. A perfect exchange. We'll be getting a hive soon enough thanks to that illuminating conversation. Bookshops are great places for information gathering. Long may they live.   Winter,…
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  • Hello again

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Hello, how are you? I’ve been missing in action for the last few months, taking time off for my health, but now I’m back. It feels like the right time. Limes & Lycopene has been on hold for a while, as have many aspects of my life, while I hoped, waited and worked on getting better. However my health has not improved as much as I’d wanted. Dizziness is still an ingredient in my everyday life and there’s no foreseeable end to the problem. So, rather than waiting for things to get back to how they were, when my health was tip-top, it’s time to strike a new…
  • Taking a break

    17 Dec 2013 | 12:47 pm
    I haven’t been around much online recently. For much of this year I’ve had some health problems. I’ve been experiencing daily bouts of dizziness, vertigo, nausea and fatigue. It’s taken a long time to work out what’s going on, but now I do have a diagnosis and, most importantly, a plan. It’s nothing super serious, or life threatening, but it is something which is going to take time and effort to fully recover from. At first I was determined to carry on working, but I’ve come to realise that stubborness is not always helpful. Soldiering on is not…
  • Friday Quicklinks

    18 Jul 2013 | 5:40 pm
    I’ve spotted some cracking stuff on the internet recently. Many of these links I’ve posted on Twitter and my Facebook page, but here’s a summary of the best articles, recipes and information I’ve seen. Cooking with seaweed: First up these a-Mazing looking seaweed recipes from Ottolenghi. Wonderful, wonderful food and I also love his sensible advice that “the secret to enjoyment is simply getting the dressing right and taking the plunge”. Honest bread: Great piece from John Birmingham on bread, honesty and supermarkets. The selling of “freshly baked…
  • Using vegetable greens: my favourite recipes

    1 Jul 2013 | 6:38 pm
    I was talking with a friend last week about all the vegetable “tops” you can eat. While she knew about beetroot leaves, she didn’t realise you could also eat the greens from swede, carrot, radish, turnips and others. I’m relatively new to this discovery myself, but love that when you buy any of these vegetables, as long as the leaves are attached, you get two vegetables for the price of one. My vegetable box last week contained a plethora of greens. There was lettuce, rocket, coriander and English spinach, plus a bunch each of carrots, radishes and beetroot, all with…
  • The new An Honest Kitchen + a Pesto Pasta Makeover

    23 Jun 2013 | 9:00 pm
    Last week Lucy and I released Issue 6 of An Honest Kitchen, our Makeovers edition. The idea for Makeovers actually came from one of our readers, who wanted us to give the An Honest Kitchen treatment to some of the most popular meals around. And it’s an idea we both loved. In Makeovers we’ve revamped the traditional family roast, pasta, fish and chips, egg based meals and even tacos and nachos. Our versions of each are healthier, contain a lot more vegetables and fewer kilojoules, and they’re also delicious. During the recipe writing stage we also uncovered all sorts of…
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  • 5 Healthy, Delicious Fall Teas

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Fall season is the time of the year when many people switch from iced teas to hot teas. Many teas rich in flavors are available including everyone’s fall favorites such as pumpkin and cinnamon but we have prepared a list of five healthy, and delicious fall teas. 1. Cinnamon Tea Nothing smells fall season like cinnamon and this delicious, spicy tea offers many health benefits. Cinnamon has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties which help fighting viruses, such as cold and flu, as well as inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. Filled with potent antioxidants, cinnamon…
  • What’s New? Probium Premium Probiotics

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of probiotic supplements to our customers: Probium Premium Probiotics. Probium offers a unique line of the best probiotic supplements at affordable prices to enhance the quality of life of all human beings. The companycontinuously improves its products by incorporating innovations to meet market demand and keep ahead of the competition.  Probium also understands the importance of educating people on the usefulness of probiotics and probiotic supplements by offering seminars, conferences, e-newsletters, and other media channels.
  • Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

    Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      Fall is the time for carving pumpkins and making Jack-O-Lanterns to illuminate your front steps.  You’ve just finished cutting open the top of your pumpkin. The newspaper has been laid out on the table; a trash can next to you and all of your carving accessories handy. As you begin to reach into the pumpkin to scoop out the insides, you might be considering whether or not to get rid of all of its contents. What if I told you those seeds on the inside may actually have some healthy properties? Today we are going to look at some of those benefits. Cucurbita pepo more, commonly known…
  • Think Beyond the Pink

    Vicki Wolf
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every month it seems is an “awareness” month and October is one of the biggest with “Pinktober” where everything feels like it turns pink!  Since most of us are already aware of women and breast cancer, we want to expand your awareness so you know there is more than women and pink. There are men too! Yes, it’s true that 1 in 8 women (about 12%) will most likely be diagnosed with breast cancer but do you know that men can be diagnosed as well? This year it is projected that over 2,240 new cases of male breast cancer will be diagnosed and over 400 men will die from the disease. …
  • 5 Ingredients Hiding in your Feminine Hygiene

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      More and more people are reading foods labels to check for GMOs and other harmful additives. But what about your feminine hygiene products?  GMO cotton is bleached, sprayed with pesticides and is teeming with toxins. Do we really want these poison products anywhere near our private parts? This has got to end. Rayon/Viscose – When choosing feminine care look for brands like Maxim that use 100% organic and natural cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of Pesticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Sewage Sludge, Irradiation or Genetic Engineering. Instead, Organic Farmers use…
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  • Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A new study offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.
  • Aphthous ulcers: Causes of mucosal inflammation unclear

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion -- an aphthous ulcer. Often they resolve after a brief period of time. In 2 to 10 percent of patients these lesions are recurrent and require medical treatment.
  • Altering gut bacteria might mitigate lupus, study suggests

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with worsening, according to research. 'Our results suggest that the same investigation should be performed in human subjects with lupus,' says the principal investigator.
  • Children who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a new study.
  • Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants. 
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    ScienceDaily: Dietary Supplements

  • Cancer patients should not hesitate to speak with their doctors about dietary supplements

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    Many cancer patients use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbs or other botanicals but often don't tell their doctor. This gap in communication can happen when patients believe that their doctors are indifferent or negative toward their use of these supplements. As a result, patients may find information about dietary supplements from unreliable sources, exposing themselves to unneeded risks, experts say.
  • Omega 3 can help children with ADD, experts say

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. New research also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD.
  • Herbal medicines could contain dangerous levels of toxic mold

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Herbal medicines such as licorice, Indian rennet and opium poppy, are at risk of contamination with toxic mold, according to a new study. The authors of the study say it's time for regulators to control mold contamination. An estimated 64% of people use medicinal plants to treat illnesses and relieve pain. The herbal medicine market is worth $60 billion globally, and growing fast. Despite the increasing popularity of herbal medicine, the sale of medicinal plants is mostly unregulated.
  • Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A new study offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.
  • Lose the weight, not the potatoes, study says

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    People can eat potatoes and still lose weight, a new study demonstrates. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of calorie reduction and the glycemic index in weight loss when potatoes are included in the diet. “Some people have questioned the role of potatoes in a weight loss regimen because of the vegetable’s designation as a high glycemic index food,” explained the lead investigator of the study. “However, the results of this study confirm what health professionals and nutrition experts have said for years: it is not about eliminating a certain food or food…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living

  • Simple measures that convince kids to drink less sugar

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to pay attention? A bunch of new studies experiment with simple, practical approaches to get the message across.
  • Brain zapping for weight loss

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    The humongous diet industry proves we’re absolute suckers for half-baked, magic weight loss solutions. Just a hint of weight loss success unleashes a tide of demand, and I won’t be surprised if those in possession of electrodes will now be searching for that elusive dorsolateral prefrontal cortex that supposedly controls our food cravings and appetite. Hence my prediction.
  • Gut microbes might explain why diet soda is linked to obesity

    Dr. Ayala
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    We’re rightfully worried about our overconsumption of sugar, but unfortunately, there’s mounting evidence that non-caloric sweeteners are also linked with obesity and diabetes. A new study offers a fascinating mechanism that explains this link, and a serious suspicion that it’s not just an association: those sweeteners might actually directly cause what we hoped they’d help fix.
  • A tan or a carrot?

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    There are two important ways to affect skin pigmentation: It can change when exposed to the sun, by producing melanin, or by the pigments we ingest, mainly carotenoids found in carrots, sweet potatoes, dark green leafy greens, sweet red peppers and other colorful fruits and veggies. So can carrots replace a suntan?
  • Whole wheat-ifying school lunch

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Children ate as much pizza made with whole-wheat crust as that made with refined grain and liked it just as much, a new study shows.
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    Food Renegade

  • Spiced Apples, Onions, and Beans over Butternut Squash

    Shannon Stonger
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Freshly baked and buttered squash becomes the base of something warm, spiced, and delicious. Apples and onions come together for a sweet addition along with savory spices like garlic and ginger. It's the perfect dish to welcome Fall. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Does the USDA Really Need Submachine Guns?

    Kristen Michaelis
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Earlier this year, the USDA solicited submachine guns. The United States Department of Agriculture! This is an agency tasked with regulating agriculture... and they asked for submachine guns. My question: Why would an agency created to regulate farmers require automatic weapons? [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Why You Should Eat Rabbit

    Megan Stevens
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Often overlooked, rabbit is an environmentally-friendly, easy-to-produce, yummy-to-eat local meat. Yet most of us shy away from it. That's because it's not one of the Big Four (beef, chicken, pork, turkey) that we casually find in almost every supermarket. Why isn't rabbit in your supermarket? Having tasted the succulent meat, it's not because it doesn't taste good. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Tex Mex Layered Salad

    Katie Peters
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    There is nothing like a delicious Tex Mex Layered side salad no matter what time of year! I make this bean salad when I am in a pinch and want something that is easy but also nutritious. Serve on a bed of rice or in a tortilla, or just as side dish with any meal. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Eucalyptus Oil for Congested Children: Busted Essential Oil Myth #2

    Lea Harris
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Your child is congested. You want to help. You think about using a vapor rub, but you want something natural, so you reach for the Eucalyptus essential oil instead... WAIT! Before you apply a high 1,8-cineole oil to your child, please read this post. I want to explain why this is not recommended, and offer you some safe alternatives. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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  • How I Managed to Eat Healthy During The Holidays

    Marsha Hudnall
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I used to struggle with eating and my weight, the holidays were a tough time. (Well, they’re not always easy now, but eating and weight struggles have nothing to do with that!) How I Used To ‘Prepare’ Myself For Holiday Parties I love parties, but ahead of time, I’d set myself up for problems by restricting food and focusing on my weight: I’d worry about what I look like, “knowing” I really wasn’t acceptable at my weight. I’d spend the days before the party cutting back on what I ate. I didn’t just diet, I starved. I…
  • The Binge Eating Diaries: It’s Not All About Me

    Jacki Monaco
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Binge Eating Diaries are a regular column written by Jacki Monaco, who came to Green Mountain several years ago struggling with binge eating. We hope that sharing her insights and experiences as she overcomes binge eating will help you. People who don’t know me very well probably wouldn’t guess the truth. I’m a good listener and I pour sparkling advice over crappy situations. Then, I redeliver them to friends, acquaintances, and coworkers on a spit-shined sterling tray. For a short period of time, I can be a pretty darn good confidant. But I have a confession to make… And the…
  • Thanksgiving in Vermont

    Marsha Hudnall
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Does Thanksgiving stress you out? The thought of all the food…all that shopping, cooking, then struggling to enjoy it without worry? Thanksgiving Getaways Well, you’re in luck. We’ve planned special 4- and 7-Day Thanksgiving Getaways just for you! We love Thanksgiving at Green Mountain. Each year, we host a traditional Thanksgiving meal as part of our acclaimed non-diet healthy weight program. In our supportive environment , our participants savor the wonderful food as well as the company of like-minded women who understand the struggle with food and eating. When joining us…
  • Is Fast or Slow Weight Loss Better?

    Marsha Hudnall
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    If you go by the way the most recent study looking at this question is being discussed, you’d think hands down that quick weight loss is the way to go. Study: Fast vs Gradual Weight Loss In Phase 1, ‘Fast’ Group Lost More Weight The study divided 200 participants into two groups: fast weight loss and gradual weight loss. It found in Phase 1 of the study that more in the fast weight loss group lost 12.5% of their body weight in the allotted time (81% vs 50%). But hold on a minute… In Phase 2, Both Groups Regained All The Lost Weight Yet….read the headline…
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Glowing Ghost Gummies for Halloween

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    As Halloween rolls around each year, I look for new ways to my son’s favorite holiday: homemade costumes and decorations, special treats and natural and organic candies that we pile into a bucket on our doorstep for any little goblins, witches and ghouls that might come calling. So we make sugar cookies, and honey caramel apples, and pumpkin custard flavored with vanilla bean. This year, I wanted something particularly special and unique for him. But, like the other treats we make at home, it had to be wholesome, natural. So, I landed upon my newest idea: Glowing Ghost Gummies.  And…
  • Win a Case of Fresh SweeTango Apples!

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    There is a crisp layer of golden leaves spread over my yard like a carpet, and there’s a bite of cold in the air – a reminder that fall is decidedly here, and winter’s not too far away. It’s this time of year that I find myself in the kitchen more often than not: preparing wholesome soups and stews, pounding salt and cabbage into homemade sauerkraut, baking loaves of sourdough bread, and working my way through beautiful autumn fruit. We have concord grapes, pears, but apples take my heart: fresh and crisp and sweet.  Some I reserve for homemade apple and pear sauce,…
  • Seared Albacore with Ginger, Garlic and Green Onions

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    I grew up by the ocean, spending my earliest years on the beaches of South Texas before moving with my family to the tiny island of Okinawa where I spent my grade school years. I remember late nights at shacks in Texas, seasoned and boiled crabs dumped from enormous buckets onto newspaper-lined tables.  It’s there that, before kindergarten, I learned to smash my way through bright red, wild-armed creatures and pluck out every bit of their juicy, sweet flesh. Later, in Japan, I remember pacing through the markets with my mother and younger sister.  Alongside pots of fermented…
  • Potted Cheddar with Bacon and Shallots

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    I have a thing for cheese.  Real cheese.  Sharp, salty, creamy.  I have a thing for cheddar in particular.  Cheddar so sharp it smacks you in the mouth. And it’s that love that keeps me walking warily down the dairy case, even at my local health food store, where I eye deplorable hunks of milky, rubbery, dull cheese.  Me?  I want something that sings. When I find it, whether at the farmers market or at cheese shops, I pay a pretty penny for it.  I judiciously parse it out, a sliver at a time.  I pair it with all sorts of lovely things: walnuts, honey, marmalade, mostarda. A few…
  • A Giveaway: Our True Roots Raw Organic TigerNuts and TigerNut Flour (10 Winners)

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    I was recently introduced to tigernuts, a member of the nutsedge family, and quickly fell in love with the sweet, nutty and starchy tuber.  Using it primarily to make kunnu aya, or traditional Nigerian tigernut milk.  And using its flour, with its flavor reminiscent of chestnuts, in sweets like cookies and crumbles. Click Here to Continue Reading. Copyright 2007 to 2014, all rights reserved. Nourished Media, LLC. No part of this content may be republished or reposted without express written permission. Posts on may contain affiliate links and links to sponsors.
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  • Best Places To Sharpen Your Kitchen Skills

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    ( Home cooking is the most important part of eating well but it can be a challenge if  you feel like a newbie in the kitchen.  Not sure of the difference between roasting and sauteeing? Or do you feel overwhelmed when you look at a recipe or try to plan a meal? Then it is time to brush up on your cooking skills! Check out these at home and local options to get you feeling comfy in your own kitchen. Online Classes Tight on time, money, babysitters or time off work? There are lots of great options online to get you cooking. read more
  • Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    ( Fridges everywhere are full of luscious Thanksgiving leftovers and stockpots are bubbling full of liquid gold. Check out these healthy Thanksgiving leftover recipes to put a new spin on turkey meals for the week.  Michelle`s Top Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes Turkey Salad with Warm Clementine Dressing from the ever down to earth Jamie Oliver (rocket is arugula for those who aren`t familiar with the term).  read more
  • How To Keep Thanksgiving From Derailing Your Diet Without Skipping The Fun

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    ( There is no need to skip the fun or traditional dishes on Thanksgiving. Follow these easy tricks to keep Thanksgiving dinner indulgences in check without deprivation.  Why should I bother?  Believe it or not holiday season is just about upon us. Canadian Thanksgiving is only a week away! October through December is often crowded with multiple holiday dinners, parties with friends and coworkers and weeks of extra calories from rich foods and adult drinks.  read more
  • Top 5 Cozy Fall Slow Cooker Recipes for Healthy Homes

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    ( Fall is officially here, and the weather isn't starting to take a turn for the chilly side. Cook up these cozy fall slow cooker recipes to make fuss free and healthy meals in to crave worthy comfort food.  Tips and Equipment:  Slow cookers are a boon to any busy household. I like to set thim in the morning on the weekend, let the mouthwatering smells fill up the house before dinner and then save leftovers to eat all week long.  read more
  • Spread On Toast: A Comparison on Butter, Jam and More

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Not many people think of plain toast as a very fulfilling breakfast, so most of us dress it up with some kind of a spread. Which spread you use - and how much - can have a dramatic impact on how much nutrition (and protein, calories and sugar) you get out of your breakfast. Because spreads are to be put on toast (high in carbs), I always recommend choosing a spread with some protein; it helps you feel full longer and gives you the energy you need! Here is a look at some popular spreads and how much protein and calories are in 1 tablespoon. read more
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    Nutrition Unplugged

  • Trendspotting at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo: Year of the Bean

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I just returned from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Atlanta.  It’s always one of my favorite trendspotting events of the year. The conference — known as FNCE — brought together more than 8,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, and other industry leaders, along with more than 350 exhibitors. The exhibit floor featured several specialty pavilions: gluten-free, natural and organic, diabetes and California Fresh (food products, services and technologies from 14…
  • Friday Food News

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    DUNKIN’ CHEF: FERMENTATION IS THE NEXT BIG FOOD TREND Via Bloomberg Businessweek Dunkin’ Donuts has tried a kimchi doughnut in Korea and a yogurt-filled one in Greece, reflecting the rise of fermentation as the next hot food trend, said Dunkin’ Brands Executive Chef Jeff Miller. In the U.S., the trend will likely come into play as the chain expands its sandwich line, Miller said. THAI COPYCATS FACE SCRUTINY FROM FOOD TESTING ROBOT Via The New York Times The government in Thailand has developed a robot to test dishes at Thai restaurants outside of Asia to determine their…
  • Seeking Out Mindless Eating Solutions

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    I recently started a column on the Eat + Run blog for U.S. News and World Report, hope you’ll follow me over there.  My first column was 7 Mindless Eating Solutions, based on the new book by Brian Wansink, Slim By Design. Hope you’ll check it out. Here’s a look at what I wrote about: Throughout the day, we’re constantly nudged to eat more than we intended, says Cornell professor and food psychologist Brian Wansink, who put the concept of  “mindless eating” on the map. Since our willpower can be wimpy, Wansink believes the best approach to achieve our goals is to…
  • Are Carrots the New Kale?

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:31 pm
      How did carrots make their move to the front of the pack?  Suddenly, everyone is talking about carrots.  Chefs are creating innovative menu items with carrots, and home cooks are reinventing this humble root vegetable — in main dishes, sides, drinks and desserts.  Take a look at the carrot trend over at Healthy Aperture.  It’s the topic of my latest Trend Spotlight.  You won’t believe all the innovative carrot dishes our Healthy Aperture bloggers are cooking up. image by Nick Wheeler on flickr The post Are Carrots the New Kale? appeared first on Nutrition…
  • Friday Food News

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    LOW-CARB VS. LOW FAT via New York Times, Reuters No doubt, the biggest nutrition news of the week was the reporting on a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine that seemed to extol praises on a low-carb diet for weight loss and reducing heart disease risk.  Although I encourage you to read beyond the headlines and take a look at the excellent response from Dr. David Katz, which was picked up in this great opinion piece in New York Times.  Even though the study did not conclude that we should eat a lot of meat and pour on the fat, I’m afraid the findings will be fodder for…
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    Raise Healthy Eaters

  • 5 Healthy Products I’m Dying to Try (and more about the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo)

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    As I’m writing this, I’m on a flight from Atlanta to San Diego.  I spent two nights and three days at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). Just in case you don’t know, this is the annual meeting for dietitian and nutrition professionals. The first night I connected with other nutrition bloggers at the Weber Shandwick reception for the nutrition blogger network.  Afterward, a group of us went out to eat.  It was so nice to connect with other like minded professionals, sharing and swapping ideas. This was an exciting and nerve…
  • Transform Your Relationship with Food by Doing This One Simple Thing

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    There’s a package of chocolate chip cookies sitting on the table at work. Six different people have six different thoughts about it. Person A, who is trying to avoid gluten to lose weight, thinks of how every food on earth must have gluten. Person B, who is watching fat, tries to guess how many grams it has. Person C, who is trying to cut carbs, knows instantly this food doesn’t fit into his daily allotment. Person D, who is watching sugar, is certain there are at least 3 teaspoons of the white stuff. She can feel her insulin surging just thinking about it. Person E, who tries to…
  • Monthly Meal Plan (October)

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    It’s been really hot here and I’m hoping the temperature finally drops so it feels a little more like fall.  The mornings and evenings have been cooler though. Regardless of the weather, I love this time of year. Although it always makes me nervous to see Christmas decorations out already!! Big A’s birthday is Friday week so no meal planning towards the end of the week. Trying to do soups/stews on Friday with soccer from 5:30-6:30. As always, see Org Junkie for more meal planning inspiration. What’s Cooking this Month? Monday: Chicken Taquitos with rice and beans…
  • How (and Why) I Feed My Family with Respect

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Lately I’ve been thinking about how the golden rule applies to feeding my family. For me it boils down to R-E-S-P-E-C-T for all.  Mom. Dad. Daughter. And son. And here’s how it works. How would you feel? First consider how you would feel being fed by someone else.  Let’s say you are staying at a friend’s house for about a week. This friend knows you like to eat a mostly vegetarian diet.  But your friend is more of a meat and…
  • 7 Ingredient Granola Bar Recipe (No Bake)

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    I was looking for an easy recipe to make for Little D’s kindergarten class.  On Fridays they have fun centers and when I volunteer they put me at the cooking station.  I wanted to pick something he likes so I thought about making homemade granola bars (he used to call them “rolly bars”). But I wanted few ingredients and I didn’t want to have to bake it. I was intrigued by this no bake chocolate chip granola bar recipe on Laura’s Latest and decided to try it.  It was so easy and really tasty.  He kept asking for more which is a good sign.  These are perfect…
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    Real Food For Life

  • 8 Habits Your Body Loves

    Diana Herrington
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Would you like to be healthy and full of delightful energy? Do you dream of looking hotter than the noonday sun? This sounds like an infomercial pitch, but it’s really a pitch proposing a handful of simple habits to get you on your way to better days. We often associate habits with “bad habits” — […]
  • Second-generation GMOs will increase herbicide usage and strengthen resistance in superweeds

    Diana Herrington
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    (NaturalNews) Now that first-generation genetically modified (GM) crops have proven to be a complete failure, chemical companies are busy seeking regulatory approval for new varieties with resistance to multiple herbicides instead of just one. But according to WIRED, these second-generation GMOs will not only increase overall herbicide usage but also further promote the spread of […]
  • The Amazing Healing Power of Blueberries

    Diana Herrington
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Blueberries help protect you from cancer, keep your heart and brain healthy and even help you lose weight. I love their taste and consider them a powerfood. “Have blueberries whenever you are low – destiny will change and you will be high.” Adam Voichester 6 Top Health Benefits of Blueberries 1. More antioxidants per serving than […]
  • Could UV Light Eliminate Peanut Allergies?

    Diana Herrington
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Are you allergic to peanuts? The good news is that you may soon be able to eat them without problems. Scientist, Wade Yang at the University of Florida has found an interesting way to make peanuts safe to eat for those allergic to them. Almost 1.9 million people in the US are allergic to peanuts. Peanut […]
  • Naturally Boost Youth Hormones

    Guest Writer
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Have you ever marveled at how fast a child heals after getting a scrape?  How they seem to have limitless energy?  Or the smoothness of a toddler’s skin? What the heck is their secret? Turns out they have naturally high levels of HGH — our #1 youth hormone. HGH regenerates and repairs your cells.  It […]
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  • Mikei Red Reishi Mushroom Essence

    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Have you heard of reishi mushrooms? Quite potent for such small things. These special fungi have amazing benefits for many areas of bodily health. read more
  • Doctor's Best Vitamin D3: Winter Is Coming

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Vitamin D is a particular kind of essential nutrient. The majority of nutrients that our bodies require are absorbed through food, but vitamin D is special in that our bodies manufacture it with sunlight exposure. read more
  • Product Focus: NOW Eve - Women’s Multivitamin

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great to have a nutritional safety net that ensures you’re intaking all the nutrients a woman’s body needs to stay healthy? Consuming the nutrients you require for optimal health can be a daunting task, especially for women who live an on-the-go lifestyle. read more
  • Benefits of Biotin Supplements

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Biotin is a member of the B-vitamin family. Also known as vitamin H, biotin is a critical part of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. A fit body requires a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Sometimes, though, consuming a healthy diet can seem a difficult task. read more
  • D-Mannose Urinary Tract Infections, Bladder Health

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    It goes without saying that a urinary tract infection is a discomforting experience. These troubling infections can develop in any part of your urinary system, in your kidneys, your bladder, your ureters, and your urethra. read more
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  • Fresh Water Prawns

    Dr Bill Dean
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    A patient of mine told me about freshwater prawns that are farmed here locally. “What a great idea!”, I said. All of us could benefit from this novel animal food since freshwater fish can be used by everyone regardless of their energy pattern. Freshwater fish will pacify everyone’s physiology and promote energetic balance  Salt water seafood is potentially Pitta provoking so having a freshwater alternative sounded like a great alternative Then I began thinking of possible problems. They’ll probably have a weird taste. “No”, my patient explained,…
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Energy Science Perspective

    Dr Bill Dean
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Digestive fire is a collective term for all the enzyme and bacterial systems from mouth to anus So you can see it has broad connotations in terms of good bowel function and if abnormal potential for poor bowel function From an energy science point of view irritable bowel syndrome(IBS) is a collection of bowel symptoms related to disturbed digestive fire or what Ayurveda terms agni As I have written in the past most people's agni is not up to par The reason for this is quite simple The concept of agni is not even in our health vocabulary  How would you know about it and hence take care of…
  • Nutrition Bad Habits: Snacking and Overeating

    Dr Bill Dean
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Digestive strength as I've talked about in the past is called agni(we get our word ignite from this word) and it's said that if you have a strong agni you will live a long and healthy life  The converse is also true  If you have poor agni you will create disease for yourself  So taking care of your agni is paramount to good health  How Does Agni Affect Heath? If poor agni exists then there is residue due to incomplete digestion  The metaphor of a campfire is often used  If the campfire is robust and good wood(food that is appropriate for your energy…
  • 5 Herbal Rejuvenatives for the Mind and Memory

    Dr Bill Dean
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    As our population ages, declining mental faculties can take first place on the list of one’s health concerns. Alzheimer's disease and other forms of senile dementia affect some 25 percent of all people over 80.1 Research, though, is revealing Ayurvedic approaches in helping to support the natural strength of the mental faculties. Mental Rejuvenation with Ayurveda Medhya is an Ayurvedic concept that implies intellect, or wisdom. Medhya remedies promote mental development and act as mental rejuvenatives, and they also suggest a mind that is mighty, vigorous and pure. There are many ways to…
  • Cold Hands Cold Feet

    Dr Bill Dean
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I was driving into the office the other day and became aware of cold hands. They had been warm before I had left the house so there had been a change. "What's going on," I asked myself, but of course I knew that I had made this observation in the past. But this time I began to put it together. As we have discussed in previous blog posts, the biological energy field expresses itself through qualities of sensation. There are 10 biological pairs of sensation. For example, the sensations of hot and cold, light and heavy, subtle and gross are examples of these paired potential sensations. We can…
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  • Am I Ugly?

    Gina Ryan
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
    The video below is so very important -it’s meant for anyone who loves another human being! None of us would want to see a loved one suffer with the relentless negative inner critic who spews it’s venom on a regular daily basis. Yet this is exactly how it feels to be imprisoned by a negative self image and that’s why 10,000 people a month google the phrase “am I ugly?” What is it about us that we concentrate on only one slice of the vast array of things that make up our self concept? Perhaps it is our image obsessed culture and the objectification of our bodies.
  • Living Deliberately

    Gina Ryan
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    When it comes to making decisions in the moment we are not always thinking about our deepest inner peace (with well-being, food or life in general). We may be thinking about the current moment of satisfaction, distraction or simple relief but when we get right down to it our lives are made up of these moments. The moments we are not paying much attention to all strung together become out lives. Much of the choice making that comes automatically to us comes from a tendency to act out of our fears based on our past experiences. What a bunch of moments that will string together. I don’t…
  • 10 Beautiful Body Image Upgrades You Can Do Right Now!

    Gina Ryan
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Before the awesomeness that is you can be set free you will have to take a deep breath and remember: Your body image is not how your body looks, it’s how you think and feel about your body. Put away for a few moments any ideas about dieting, toning, sculpting or changing your physical body in any way. If you practice the suggestions below you will begin to have a different and better attitude toward your body and therefore  an improved relationship with it and be happier and more joyful. And isn’t a happy joyful life what you are looking for when you try to lose the weight, shape…
  • Why Mom Was Right About Saturated Fats

    Gina Ryan
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:40 am
      My mom that is….if you are younger than me (and you probably are ) you may have heard a different story. My mom was not afraid of fat: saturated or any kind of fat (we were all so skinny she probably thought it might put some meat on us but I digress). I also never gave in to the saturated fat is bad dogma. Why? Because as a seeker of health, I knew the role saturated fat played in health was significant and intuitively I knew mother nature could not have made one fat (or macro-nutrient) so evil that we were doomed unless we cut it out entirely. So while I did not give it up nor…
  • Why Food Politics Will Make You Question Everything

    Gina Ryan
    27 Feb 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Imagine Dietary Guidelines set by the government that were actually mindfully food based. I know it sounds crazy and of course I am not trying to tell you that our Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has come up with such a gem. No, I’m talking about the new guidelines from Brazil. Check out their three”Golden Rules”: Make foods and freshly prepared dishes and meals the basis of your diet. Be sure oils, fats, sugar and salt are used in moderation in culinary preparations. Limit the intake of ready-to-consume products and avoid those that are ultra-processed. Whoa–…
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  • Playing with Winter Squashes

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Winter squash — the friendliest source of carbohydrates. The one we can all agree on. No matter if Paleo, GAPS, Autoimmune Paleo, or simply looking to eat clean and healthy food, winter squashes have flavor, nutrients, and high quality sugars to offer you. Even for the most sensitive person, during the strictest of elimination protocols, the chances […]
  • A Self-Care Manifesto

    3 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    A Self-Care Manifesto 1. Every time I don’t take care of myself, I’m expecting someone else to do it for me. This doesn’t happen consciously, but it is the beginning of disappointment — and resentment. Do your best to take care of yourself and you’ll free up your attention to serve the world as you […]
  • Sunrise Salad

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    I love this salad! I love its simplicity, its elegance, its taste. Everyone who’s tasted it, has given it thumbs up. Believe me, its a winner. Give it a shot! Sunrise Salad Prep time: 20 min Ingredients: For the dressing 3/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup white wine vinegar — apple cider vinegar works in a pinch […]
  • Symptoms ARE the new diagnosis

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    This past January, I was sick. I had migratory joint pain and it was scary. The question I get often is, how did I know what was happening. The answer — by traditional medicine guidelines — is not clear cut. I didn’t get a diagnosis. I tried. I went to the doctor, told her what […]
  • Five life-changing things my FMP Journal has taught me

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    A Food/Mood/Poop (FMP) journal is, as its name very precisely indicates, a journal to keep track of the food that you eat in relation to your bowel movements and to how you feel. When you commit to keeping the journal, it’s the most thorough tool to get to know your body in a way that […]
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • I Want You To Start A Quest Today!

    2 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Start A Quest Today! I love quests, missions, and goals. I was a young lad when Nintendo first came out. I scrimped and saved to buy my very own. I need to insert a personal disclaimer…I am a nerd at heart. My friends gravitated towards the racing and sports games. I turned towards the strategy …Continue reading »Related Posts:Do You Suffer from Alarm Fatigue? Change Those HabitsMeal Planning and What Do You Do When Life Throws a Curve…Happy New Year! Are Your Resolutions Ready? It’s 2013What Small Changes Can You Do Today? Eat Move SleepA Kettlebell Challenge: 300…
  • GORUCK Challenge – Indianapolis 9/12/2014 Class 1172 AAR

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
      Last week, a countless number of people took time out of their lives to remember the loss of life on September 11, 2001. For me, I participated in a GORUCK tribute challenge that served as a reminder of those that died, but also those that willingly gave their lives. I was part of the GORUCK …Continue reading »Related Posts:GORUCK Light Cincinnati AAR and Leadership LessonsGORUCK Good Livin: A Leadership Training CourseGORUCK 9/11 Tribute Remembers: Where were you?I Want You To Start A Quest Today!A Kettlebell Challenge: 300 Swings a Daya.A post from: health and fitness
  • GORUCK 9/11 Tribute Remembers: Where were you?

    11 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Where were you on September 11, 2001?  I was just starting my senior year of college.  I was an Resident Assistant for the dorm and we had a retreat planned that morning… Tomorrow night I am heading to Indianapolis to participate in a GORUCK 9/11 Challenge to pay tribute to the fallen and the sacrifices …Continue reading »Related Posts:GORUCK Challenge – Indianapolis 9/12/2014 Class 1172…GORUCK Good Livin: A Leadership Training CourseI Want You To Start A Quest Today!GORUCK Light Cincinnati AAR and Leadership LessonsMichigan Circular Strength Training…
  • Start September Strong with the 21 Day Fix

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    I am still amazed that we are about to enter the fall season. Fall begins the Holiday food bingeing, which gives me the most dietary challenge. I am a self-admitted sugar-aholic. Finding a strategy to follow is one of the keys to fighting the 5 pound weight gain that most people experience during the holiday season. If …Continue reading »Related Posts:24/7 Fat Loss Way to Lose 7 Pounds in 4 DaysTime To Close 2013, So Start 2014 On The Right FootA New Phase In My Life And ShakeologyA Quick Fix for Ankle MobilityTime to Fix that Tight Shouldera.A post from: health and fitness
  • Looking Back, Michigan Circular Strength Training Certification 2014

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Two weeks ago, I attended the first annual Circular Strength Training (CST) certification in Wixom, Michigan. I had an amazing experience. I made some new friends. I learned some valuable information and lessons. Plus, I successfully completed my re-certification…barely. My first CST certification experience was in Scott Sonnon’s hometown of Bellingham, Washington about two and …Continue reading »Related Posts:Workout Wednesday: High Intensity Clubbell Trial by Fire…Circular Strength Training Rock StarMichigan Circular Strength Training CertificationClubbell…
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  • Spooky Spice {Recipe ReDux}

    steph wheler langdon
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:34 pm
    No, this isn't a post about the spice girls! It's October 21, so that means time for a ReDux challenge. I didn't contribute a recipe last month as we were traveling and it just didn't work out. This month I am also away from home, but this time it's due to renovations, so I still have access to a kitchen (my parent's), but am anxious to get back into my own.Our challenge:Spooky Spices: You know they are lurking there: Way in the back of your spice drawer. There lie the herbs, spices, or rubs that are getting dusty because you’re afraid to use them… you simply don’t know what to do with…
  • Blog Action Day 2014: Inequality

    steph wheler langdon
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    I've participated in blog action day in the past, with themes such as water, food, and human rights. This year's theme is inequality - which I feel I could easily relate to access to the past topics. When I think of inequality, many topics come to mind. I think of disease and health crises that occur around the world, war torn countries, wealth distribution and poverty. I also think of gender differences, because when I hear inequality, it makes me think fairness, equality, and differences.We are all different, have grown up in different circumstances, have had different opportunities, but…
  • Moisture Removal {Recipe ReDux}

    steph wheler langdon
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    It's been a busy week here with presentations, renovations, and travel. Unfortunately, being out of my kitchen for renovationss means that I don't have a new recipe to share for this month's theme. I still wanted to share the links so you can see what my fellow dietitians are up to and figured I would mention some of my favourite ways to use dehydrated or dried foods. I must admit, because I often work with athletes, I think about fluid needs when I hear the word 'dehydration'.This month's theme is:Get Your Dehydrator OnWhether it’s extra garden bounty or a sale at the supermarket –…
  • Nurture Yourself

    steph wheler langdon
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    We eat to feel good in a variety of ways. Feeling good may mean getting rid of hunger, feeling energized, providing our body with nutrients, or in some cases providing comfort. Food is a part of many situations and we are often surrounded by choices and opportunities to nibble on something. Many emotions are also tied to food, whether it is a happy memory, a celebratory event, or a way to console ourselves. When we seek food for more than nourishment and sustenance, we may never feel satisfied/fulfilled.With mindfulness, moderation, and minimalism in mind, it's good to create awareness and…
  • Using Your Garden Goods

    steph wheler langdon
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    I enjoy situations that cause me to be creative and find new ways to use ingredients. This year that inspiration has come from our CSA PayDirt farms. We have received 4 deliveries of locally grown, organic produce so far this year and I have whipped up a variety of new dishes in the kitchen to enjoy the fresh ingredients. We split a share with my brother-in-law and his fiance since we both only have 2 mouths to feed and want to make sure we're able to use everything up. These situations challenge me, because like most people I have my go to items from the grocery store. I do try to combine…
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    The Healthy Home Economist

  • Biofilms: Overlooked Step in Treating Candida

    Carla Hernandez, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Yeast overgrowth, also referred to as fungal overgrowth or simply Candida, is at epidemic levels today whether a person may know it to be a serious threat to health or not. This is due to the fact that most symptoms that are caused by the compromising of one or more body tissues by fungus are usually treated by conventional doctors as another condition entirely, therefore never addressing the real cause. Even holistic doctors can miss the mark by not considering the importance of breaking down biofilms as part of an effective candida treatment plan which can lead to failure of the protocol…
  • Homemade Organic Baby Wipes

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    I remember so well holding my firstborn child for the very first time. So precious.  So vulnerable! I couldn’t imagine any chemicals of any kind touching his delicate skin which is why I took what I thought were great pains to ensure any personal care products used were nontoxic. I must have spend a fortune on hypoallergenic “natural care” baby wipes at that time for diaper changes (organic baby wipes were hard to find then), but looking back, those weren’t such a great choice after all. (...)Read the rest of Homemade Organic Baby Wipes (631 words) © Sarah…
  • Join the Excitement in Indy, Get a Special Gift!

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    In a little over two weeks, Traditional Foodies from around the globe will converge on the JW Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 15th Annual International Wise Traditional Conference sponsored by the Weston A. Price Foundation. Wise Traditions is America’s premier nutritional conference featuring renowned speakers on a variety of health-related topics, a large vendor exhibit area, and whole foods based meals that are always from scratch, delicious, satisfying, sustainably produced, locally sourced (as much as possible), and traditionally prepared.
  • Coconut Milk Pudding

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Pudding is the ultimate comfort food especially when the weather turns cool. Warm, right off the stove is the way I most enjoy it just like my Grandma used to make it.  A pudding box wasn’t good enough for her, and it’s not good enough for me either. Who wants to feed their children (or themselves) a bowlful of GMO white sugar, GMO corn starch, artificial colors and flavors plus preservatives anyway? Not me! From scratch with only whole ingredients is the way to go with pudding if you want all the enjoyment and none of the toxic load! I typically make pudding with grassfed,…
  • Sports Illustrated Supermodel Tells Fans to Eat Butter

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
      Carolyn Murphy is a Supermodel in every sense of the word. A native Florida girl, she has appeared on magazine covers from around the world since her debut over two decades ago including Sports Illustrated, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Elle, W and dozens of others. In addition, Ms. Murphy has been the face of Gucci, Tiffany & Co., MaxMara, and Harry Winston, Vogue Model of the Year, and consistently ranked by Forbes as one of the highest paid models in the world. There can be no doubt that Carolyn Murphy has attained a level of success in her field achieved by few others.
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    Jenny Westerkamp, RD

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    27 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
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    Jenny, RD
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
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    Jenny, RD
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Aliquam dapibus tincidunt metus. Praesent justo dolor, lobortis quis, lobortis dignissim, pulvinar ac, lorem. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent vestibulum molestie lacus. Aenean nonummy hendrerit mauris. Phasellus porta. Fusce suscipit varius mi. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nulla dui. Fusce feugiat malesuada odio. Morbi nunc odio, gravida at, cursus nec, luctus a, lorem. Maecenas tristique orci ac sem. Duis ultricies pharetra magna. Donec accumsan malesuada orci. Donec sit amet eros. Lorem ipsum dolor…
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    Food Confidence

  • Guilt-Free Fettuccine with Pumpkin & Leeks

    Danielle Omar
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Try this gluten-free, high protein mung bean and edamame fettuccine tossed with a creamy leek and pumpkin sauce for a simple weeknight meal! I love experimenting with these fun guilt-free bean pastas from Explore Asian. I make my black bean pasta with olives and cauliflower all the time. It’s so filling and high in protein and fiber…what more could you want out of pasta, right? This time I tried the mung bean and edamame fettuccine style noodles and tossed them with a creamy leek and pumpkin sauce. This dish was so simple and tasty but is really more about the leeks than the…
  • Lemon Kale Pasta with Dried Cherries & Eggs

    Danielle Omar
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
     Shredded kale, hard-boiled eggs, dried cherries and Asiago cheese are tossed with olive oil and lemon for a quick and easy weeknight kale pasta meal! [Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.] It’s hard to come up with a “new” pasta dish for a pasta challenge. I grew up eating pasta with just about everything. From eggs to cauliflower to pumpkin, I’ve paired pasta with it all. But this contest is more about…
  • No-Bake Fig Newton Snowballs

    Danielle Omar
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    These no-bake fig newton snowballs are bite-sized balls of energy. With no-sugar added, they’re a healthy dose of fig deliciousness! I am kind of proud of these little snowballs. They are the result of almost an entire Costco-sized bag of dried fig failures, but sometimes you have to keep at it until you get it right. I think I got these little snowy balls of fig newton-y goodness right! I actually have a bit of a history with Fig Newtons. Growing up in the 70′s, my mother was a little ahead of her time in the nutrition department. Breakfast at my house was of the Raisin Bran…
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Broccoleaf Greens

    Danielle Omar
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Caramelized and roasted butternut squash tossed with sweet broccoli leaves — step aside kale, there’s a new super-green in town! Greens are my absolute favorite plant food and I love incorporating different varieties into my meals. My salads typically contain 2-3 different types of greens and I’m always looking for ways to fold greens into food….or fold food into greens! Needless to say, I was thrilled when the lovely folks over at Foxy Organic sent me this gorgeous bouquet of Broccoleaf. My husband (and #1 product and food tester) immediately got busy making himself…
  • {recipe redux} Cranberry Macadamia Nut Squares

    Danielle Omar
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Dehydrated cranberries and rich macadamia nuts are the highlight in this delicious little square.  Super easy, no-bake, and no added sugars! This month’s recipe redux theme is pretty out of the box. We are using the food dehydrator! Pretty exciting, huh? Now I’m pretty sure that you don’t have a dehydrator, so I created a recipe that you could make without one. That doesn’t mean that this girl didn’t do some dehydrating, because you know I did! I love fresh, whole cranberries. I make an awesome raw stuffing that’s tossed with whole fresh cranberries. For…
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • A Game Changer for Compassionate Women

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
      Growing up, I always wanted everyone to like me. As a tween, before going to bed, I’d think about all my good friends – I had about 4 or 5 – and I’d go around quickly in my mind making sure “we were good.” Had I said anything to hurt their feelings? Did they sound happy to talk to me on the phone? Did my different opinion make them upset?   From a very young age, I feared speaking my opinion; honoring my truth; and voicing my feelings when the result could potentially be causing others pain or discomfort. As I got older, I saw how this fear…
  • 12 Unexpected Ways to Transform Your Relationship with Food & Yourself

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
      In my teens and most of my early twenties , I used to be totally weird with food. I had all these rules. I had to eat this for lunch, only this many calories for a snack, and if I ate too much, I’d “work it off” the next day in the gym. The worst part though was the games I’d play. I’d deprive, deprive, deprive to stick to “the plan” and then by the time I got around what I really wanted – I’d pig out. One of the foods I used to do this with was peanut butter. Peanut butter freaked me out. So delicious and creamy and full of healthy…
  • Feeling Like a Loser? Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
      When I first started on my (spiritual) journey, I was naive. At the same time, I was beating myself up and occasionally, felt like a loser.   I believed the more I challenged the beliefs holding me back, reframed my thoughts for the better, mediated, prayed, practiced mindfulness, lived self-kindness, moved my body out of love, and spoke my truth –  I’d be in a constant state of amazing energy. I wasn’t always in a constant state of amazingness. Did these things help me stay in a good place? Yes, absolutely – 550%. And they still do.   Without them, I…
  • 25 Things I Do To Love My Body (And How You Can Too)

    11 Aug 2014 | 3:24 pm
    In kindergarten, our class bully would sit behind me and pull out my hair tie – daily – just like clockwork. Leaving my French braid, side ponytail, or occasional half-up, half-down look to become unraveled. Throughout grade school, I was teased. I was somewhat chunky and just did my own thing. The teasing never bothered me, odd enough. In middle school and early high school, my “care-free, I-like-me attitude,” attracted friends. And as always, I was happy with who I was and what I looked like. It wasn’t until later in high school and a bit into college that I become more…
  • One Secret Every Woman Trying to Lose Weight Should Know

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
        Jamming food in your mouth, in the car, scrambling to get to your appointment on time.  Feeling panicked.   Finally getting home, STARVING  (went too long without eating) – devouring chips, Cheez-Its, peanut butter, grapes – or whatever the heck is around. Aftermath = feeling pretty gross.   Pushing your body to workout because you despise your “big, stubby thighs.” Not because you love your body and want to feel vibrant, energetic, and strong. Feeling like you want to flip that switch.   Realizing some of the things and people in your…
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    Laurel On Health Food

  • Indian Spiced White Bean Soup

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Hands down my favorite thing about the fall season is the urge to make soups. Even though the weather is still pretty warm in Florida, there’s just a feeling I get this time of year and I love nothing more than spending time in the kitchen playing with recipes for hot soup. My first batch this season is a […]Indian Spiced White Bean Soup is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • 5 Reasons Montego Bay Rocked My World

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Back in June I quit my techwriting job in New Jersey. I was extremely exhausted, sick of starting at concrete sidewalks and computer screens, and developing a wild craving for tropical breezes and sunsets. Before I could face my career choice to become a freelance writer and fitness instructor, I pulled out the travel points credit card, booked a trip […]5 Reasons Montego Bay Rocked My World is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake

    7 Oct 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Fall season is in full swing and I’ve been busy teaching, writing, and getting settled back in sunny Florida. I moved into a house and am feeling so happy to have my own space again, after subletting and couch surfing for over a year in both New York and Florida and traveling to 5 different countries. It’s […]Chocolate Strawberry Milkshake is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Stuffed Eggplant Rolls

    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The past few weekends I’ve had so much fun cooking up a storm with my sister and listening to some of our favorite records like Prince, D’Angelo, Incubus, and Otis Redding. Hanging out in the kitchen on a Sunday afternoon and cooking with my family is one of my favorite things to do. Recently we’ve made […]Stuffed Eggplant Rolls is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Going Back for Seconds

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I’m THRILLED to announce the release of my first published book and to share it with you today. Going Back for Seconds: Crave-Worthy Plant-Based Recipes Without All the Restrictions is an e-book cookbook with about 80 recipes and a color photograph for every single one. The book also shares my history growing up on harsh food rules, why I dropped […]Going Back for Seconds is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • 4 Insights From Supply Side West, and Why Our Next Product’s Going to be a Doozy

    Jonathan Bechtel
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Supply Side West 2014 just wrapped up. It's the big trade show in the nutraceutical industry where companies meet to do a dog and pony show and try and get deals done. The show is a behemoth, with more than you can possibly see on a trade floor in the two days that it's there. You can easily work up sweat by lunch hustling from booth to booth, only to find out you're halfway through the 2nd of 30 rows. But it's great place to find new vendors, make face-to-face contacts, and turn over rocks that wouldn't be visible from the confines of your cell phone and laptop. Here are the show's…
  • Why Your Multivitamin Sucks

    Jonathan Bechtel
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    When it comes to your vitamin four quarters doesn't equal a dollar. If you use a large variety of suboptimal forms of vitamins the net effect is basically nothing. To get the true effect you have to be all in. Here are the best forms to use for each major nutrient.Why Your Multivitamin Sucks is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • 10 Natural Remedies You Need to Treat Depression

    Jonathan Bechtel
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Depression is the most common psychiatric disorder in the world. A depressing fact about depression is that if you're depressed, it's likely to occupy 8 years of your life. That's a long time to be depressed! Lots of people are prescribed antidepressants, including people who don't technically have the condition. These drugs can be very useful, but they have different effects on different people. Some of them for better, some of them for worse. For people who might be looking for a natural alternative to mood regulation, look no further. Let's open the hood and see what kind of remedies…
  • Meal Replacement Powder Comparison: Raw Meal vs. Amazing Meal vs. Vega One

    Jonathan Bechtel
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Meal replacement powders are a great way to kill the munchies. Lots of calories, lots of nutrients, and usually some vitamins and greens to boot. Bodybuilders use them to gain weight, but us normal folk are usually looking for an easy way to replace McDonald's and balance our systems. In the world of meal replacement powders there are three titans: the Amazing Meal by Amazing Grass, RAW Meal by Garden of Life, and Vega One. This review thoroughly compares all three. Don't go beyond this point unless you're prepared to GORGE on some insanely in-depth geeky details!Meal Replacement Powder…
  • The Effect Smoking Marijuana Has on Your Body – 5 Surprising Facts

    Jonathan Bechtel
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Medical marijuana is legal in 37 states and recreational marijuana legal in 2. There's a lot of chatter about those numbers getting larger in the coming years. It's hard to consume information about marijuana use that's devoid of stereotypes. The people who use it are either stoners or sinners. The way it makes you feel are obvious but there's surprisingly few guides about what risks or benefits come from inhaling it regularly. The truth is a little surprising.The Effect Smoking Marijuana Has on Your Body – 5 Surprising Facts is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Infectious Disease: Spread the Word, Not the Germs

    LZX Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    It’s in the news – everyone is at least a little worried about infectious disease these days. One of the things the Center for Disease Control (CDC) does is CDC promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults. They have a website that helps visitors appreciate that being healthy is just the first step in preparing students – but also provides tools to get school and classrooms prepared such as Coordinated School Health, systematic approach to improving students’ health and well-being so they can participate and…
  • How are you going to celebrate World Food Day?

    LZX Team
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    October 16 is World Food Day. SO what is World Food Day? According to the website… World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada. First established in 1979, World Food Day has since then been observed in almost every country by millions of people. In North America, grassroots events and public awareness campaigns engage diverse audiences in action against hunger.  From hunger walks and World Food Day dinners to meal packaging events and food drives, there are many ways for people to be a…
  • Halloween Treats that don’t Play Tricks with Nutrition

    LZX Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Halloween – it’s the best of times; it’s the worst of times. Kids love it. We love to see the kids have fun. We love to see the creativity of the costumes. For many part of the US it’s a last hurrah before the winter sets in. But the candy – the bags and bags of candy. It’s not great for health or teeth. We have handouts with great tips to help create some fun, tasty and nutritious treats. It’s a great time to hand them out at school, at the rec center, at the doctor’s office or other public health posts. It’s a reminder to parents and…
  • Happy World Egg Day!

    LZX Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Today is World Egg Day. The yolk’s on you if you have planned anything. We are going to try to post some “eggacting” Tweets to help you keep up on good ideas, pithy facts and lore of eggs to entertain your classes or maybe just your friends. We’re going to start by reminding of you of our Amazing Eggs Activity Lessons and a snippet from our Amazing Eggs 2012 DVD.
  • Lights! Camera! Save! Video Contest for Teens on Financial LIteracy

    LZX Team
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    We think this is a great way to get kids interested in financial literacy… Lights! Camera! Save! Video Contest for Teens October – November 2014 (Nationwide)The American Bankers Association (ABA) Community Engagement Foundation sponsors this video contest for banks to engage teenagers to educate themselves and their peers about the value of saving and using money wisely. Banks host the local level of the competition and select winners to compete on the national level. The top three winners receive cash prizes to help pay for their education. Winners will be announced in February…
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    Ashworth College Community : Blog List - Nutrition-Fitness-Exercise Group

  • FITNESS IDOL.. Who's Yours?

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    We all have our fitness goals. What we aspire towards can be as different as night and day. Some desire to simply live a healthier lifestyle while others want to be competitive in the sport of their choice.  With that said, who is your fitness idol? Is it someone well known, a local trainer or your neighbor who has totally transformed their life in a positive manner?  Whoever it is, show/tell us what you aspire towards!!  What are your health related goals and how do you intend on reaching them?   I am a budding bodybuilder and my fitness aspiration Juliana Malacarne, this…
  • The Miracle Prescription

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Stressed? Feeling down? The best prescription may be…  Having anxiety? Depression weighing you down? The best prescription may be…  Want to lose weight and decrease body fat? Wish to live a better quality of life? The best prescription may be..   Looking to reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity? Reverse Type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. The best prescription may be…  Need a boost to improve your stamina and sex life. The best prescription may be…  EXERCISE!!! Who needs drugs when you have the…
  • Plus Size Fitness

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    There was a time when Plus Size women felt uncomfortable going to the gym because of all the people that would judge them. Plus Size women are no longer hiding under sweatshirts and sweat pants. As a plus sized woman, I find I tailor my work out to my size. For example: instead of running, I speed walk to protect my knees. When I do sit ups, I do them on a yoga ball instead of the ground for proper back support. What are your tips for Plus Size workouts?       
  • Are squats more popular now?

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    I remember growing up, a "big butt" was not something we strived for. I often heard women say they needed to lose weight because their butt was getting big. Now in 2014 I see a growing trend of women that would like larger backsides. When I go to the gym, you see less women on the treadmill and more doing squats to get a toned more defined booty. What are your thoughts? Do squats truly help?   
  • No-Bread Sandwiches

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    According to, no-bread sandwiches are pretty common. Would you try any of these?  Asparagus Caprese Salad Sandwich Portobello Mushroom Sandwich Stack With Bacon, Chicken and Guacamole Pan-Fried Tofu With Ham and Cucumber Cheesy Sweet Potato Stacks Deli-Style Roast Beef Cucumber Sandwich
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    Kale University

  • Quick & Easy Vegan Protein

    Suzanne Turner
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Now of course, you can get enough protein from eating a balanced, whole food vegan diet. That being said,  so many people ask us about supplement options we like for those times when you want a little extra to boost your serious workout regimen, or a solution for those mornings when you need a healthy breakfast in 60 seconds flat. And I thought it was high to time to review a few options for you. On those busy days, you’ll be glad indeed you’ve got some protein powder or a quick bar that lets you get out the door with a smart snack in hand. Tell Us About Your Faves! These are…
  • Quick Guide to Most Spices and Herbs

    Joel Turner
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    The Kitchn recently posted a rundown of the spices and herbs that are commonly used in kitchens. Their Quick Guide to Every Herb and Spice in the Cupboard shows all the spices with a quick description. You can also click into any of the entries to learn quite a bit more about each of them. My favorites right now are: Spices Cardamom – This warm, aromatic spice is widely used in Indian cuisine. It’s also great in baked goods when used in combination with spices like clove and cinnamon. Chia Seeds – No, these seeds aren’t just for growing crazy terracotta sculptures!
  • Great Apps For Health and Fitness Goals

    Spencer Blohm
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    The Key to Healthy Living Might Be in Your Pocket Smartphone apps are making it easier than ever to monitor your health and boost your fitness. Whether your goal is to lose weight, eat healthier or workout more often, chances are, there’s an app for that. Finding the Right Apps For You When selecting health and fitness apps, there are several things to look for so you can understand exactly what service the app provides. Calorie log? A way to organize recipes? A place to chart your weight? Select apps that have features you are actually interested in, rather than the ones that are…
  • Get Political! Inhumane Practices Are Not Just A Vegan Issue

    Christina Gdisis
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    New York’s capital in Albany On the morning of Wednesday April 9th, this city girl put on her most fashionable vegan suit and headed up to New York’s capital. I’ve never been to Albany before. So, this was actually quite exciting. As a graduate student in social work on the community organizing/policy track, this was a great opportunity to practice my lobbying skills (although I don’t particularly like the term lobbying).  Too often, animal activists forget that being vegan is not just a lifestyle. It’s also a social justice issue as well. In order live in a world where…
  • Healing Powers of Turmeric

    Roland Regos
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The forests of south(east) Asia are widely considered to be among the most beautiful and unkempt Eco-systems in the world. Home to thousands of different native species, these woodlands are viewed as sacred because of the cornucopia of medicinal and culinary secrets that rests within. One of the most prominent of these  mysteries lies deep in the underbrush. It’s an enigma that has the power to remedy many of our most dreaded ailments. If you haven’t already figured it out, here’s a hint: take a peek at your spice rack and look for that yellowish-orange powder with the…
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    Jae Berman Nutrition

  • Play Your Game

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Do you know the film Miracle? One of my favorites. Always down for a good sports flick and LOVE rooting for the underdog. I have this film saved on my DVR and sometimes I watch 10-15 minutes just to fire me up when I need some inspiration. Yet another random fact about me you do not need to know… Anyways, the famed coach Herb Brooks was very honest that his team was not the best in the world, but he had a system and created champions. They were prepared, they were strong and fit, they created a team, they all knew the goal and they believed they could achieve it. During the crucial…
  • Swimming and Fried Eggs

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    Swimming makes me so hungry! What is that about?!? I went swimming this morning and by the time I got home I was literally about to eat my arm off. And I am not even a good swimmer! Seriously, I am barely exercising – the whole experience is a bit sad actually, but I am forcing myself to get into a swimming routine twice a week because it so good for me and my aches and pains go away. Have not yet found my zen with it all…but I will get there! Okay, back to my hunger. Came home and threw leftovers in a pan to make one of my “everything under the kitchen sink”…
  • Food – Environment – Culture – Global Impact

    2 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    National Geographic is doing a phenomenal series on food.  Articles are great (but quite long!) so they have created excellent, very short videos to tell each story. Here is the truth - what we eat, what we put in our bodies affects not only our health and waist size, but there are immense impacts on our culture, government and environment – as a country and a planet. Each choice we make truly is making a difference – and it can be for the better or for the worse. I may think about this more than all of you since this is my profession (and I am obsessed!!) – but I…
  • Reflect. Focus. Move Forward.

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    We all have something we want to work on…and it can be difficult to figure out how to help ourselves. Often it is related to food, exercise, stress or time management. We get so frustrated that it is not working, we want to fix it, but don’t know exactly how…and we are so darn busy that we do not have the time to figure out what to do. It is like we are stuck in mud and cannot take that step forward. I have an idea to get you out of that mud and trucking forward to success. A few years ago, I was introduced to 10Q as a tool to use during the Jewish New…
  • Veggie Friday!

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Happy Friday everyone! Vegetables have been on my mind lately. Many clients are wanting go vegetarian, clients as asking for more vegetarian recipes or I have clients who need to eat vegetables and plant based foods and will not do it. No matter what your health goals are or what meal plan you prefer, plant based foods need to be a part of your life. So…here are 10 recipes full of veggies and vegetarian friendly – make one this weekend! Lentil Ragu Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad Carrot Soup with Tahini and Chickpeas Vegetable Frittata Cups Brussel Sprout Fried Rice Lentil Vegetable…
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    Healthy Crush

  • The Healthy Crush Guide To Las Vegas

    jenny sansouci
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Hey party people!!! I just got back from Vegas. When I told people I was going to spend 4 days there, everyone was all like “Why would you go to Vegas? It doesn’t seem like your type of place.” People said the same to me about Burning Man, which of course made me want to go there even more. Few things make me more excited than finding the gems of health and wellness in unexpected places. Plus, being unpredictable (and unreasonable) is fun, and I like a challenge. Even more than that, though, I love showing people (and reminding myself!) that there’s always a choice.
  • The 3 Things I Look For On Ingredients Labels

    jenny sansouci
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Hey friends. I hope you’re having a good day today, listening to a good tune, maybe getting a little sunshine on your face. Recently I had the pleasure of being part of a retreat with Dr. Frank Lipman up at Menla. Our team of Be Well Health Coaches spent a few days up there with a corporate group of about 15 people, coaching them on some of our philosophies on nutrition. I’ve been working with Dr. Lipman for almost 2 years now, and I graduated from IIN 4 years ago – but I continue to learn so much from him, his patients, and the other health coaches every day. One thing I…
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Green Smoothie

    jenny sansouci
    2 Oct 2014 | 11:59 am
    HEY GUYS! I know it’s been a minute. I’ve been away from NYC for over a month now, ever since I left for Burning Man in August. It’s funny how sometimes I think when I’m traveling I’m gonna have all this time to sit down and write. It usually turns out to be the opposite — because, as I was discussing with a friend yesterday, when our basic human needs are up in the air (such as where we’re sleeping that night), just the coordination of it all takes up a good amount of energy. I tend to be a pretty last minute traveler, with a “making up the…
  • Do You Feel Crazy Around Food?

    jenny sansouci
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Hey friends. One of my favorite things about being a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition is meeting other grads who are doing insanely awesome things in the world. I met Isabel Foxen Duke this summer at the World Domination Summit. When she told me what she was up to- helping women to stop feeling crazy around food- I immediately loved her philosophy. Why? Well, here’s the thing. I LOVE a good detox. I love eating a meticulously clean diet. I admit – I try to be perfect. A lot. (Hey, I’m a Virgo). Here’s the thing, though.. I also love eating chocolate.
  • Staying Sober At Burning Man

    jenny sansouci
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I got back from Burning Man a week ago. I’ve taken the week to decompress in San Diego and gather my thoughts about it so I could write this recap for you guys. I stayed totally sober from all drugs and alcohol the whole time. I even stayed away from all sugar and caffeine too. (I’m extreme)! When I said I was going to Burning Man, a lot of people said “Isn’t it just a huge party with a ton of drugs? Why are you going? Doesn’t sound like your thing.” But I knew there was more to it. And I’m not afraid of a challenging experience that’ll blow my mind and change my life and…
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    Eat Out, Eat Well

  • Can You Resist Halloween Candy?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Is it a foregone conclusion that there’s Halloween candy in your future?  It’s pretty hard to escape because candy is everywhere – on desks, in restaurants, even in my veterinarian’s office in a nice purple bowl with a dog bone painted on the side. Halloween and the week afterward account for about 5% of all candy consumed for the year. Big box stores don’t wait for mid-October to start stocking their shelves –by the second week in September most of them have already filled their shelves with orange and black trimmed packages of mini-candy boxes and bars – right along side…
  • Pumpkins and Jack-O’-Lanterns: Facts and Legends Good to Know

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The story goes that the Jack-O’-Lantern comes from a legend that goes back hundreds of years in Irish history. It’s said that a miserable old drunk named Stingy Jack — who liked to play tricks on his family, friends, and even the Devil — tricked the Devil into climbing up an apple tree.   Stingy Jack then put crosses around the apple tree’s trunk so the Devil couldn’t get down — but made a bargain that if the Devil promised not to take Stingy Jack’s soul when he died he would remove the crosses and let the Devil down. When Jack died, Saint Peter, at the pearly gates…
  • 10 Workplace Food Traps and How To Deal With Them

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
      Most of us spend a lot of hours at work.   That could mean time at the office, at home, in the car, on an airplane, in a hotel, in a retail store, or anywhere else you conduct your business. All of those long, hard-working hours can mean enormous weight control challenges— especially with ever-present food, a good deal of which is carb and fat loaded – and an environment that can be fast paced, stressful, overwhelming, boring, or downright exhausting. Do You Use Food To Cope and Procrastinate? So what do we do? We use food to cope, procrastinate, or push off mind-numbing boredom…
  • Do You Eat A Bread And Butter (or oil) Meal Before Your Meal?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Have you been known to invade the breadbasket with gusto as soon as it lands on the table? Then do you mindlessly continue to munch before and during your meal either because you’re hungry or because the bread is there for easy nibbling or for sopping up gravy or sauce? Butter or Oil? Olive oil for bread dipping is giving butter some stiff competition.  Olive oil arrives green or golden, plain, herbed or spiced.  It can be plopped down on your table, or poured with a flourish.  Some restaurants offer a selection for dipping – and attempt to educate you about the variation in flavors…
  • Football, Food, and Beer: 7 Tips

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    It’s football time. With it comes fun, excitement, joy, angst, wringing of the hands, a whole new spin on vocabulary, and tons of food and drinks. It seems that football is associated with nine main food groups: beer, wings, pizza, chips and dip, barbecued ribs, burgers, chili, sausage (especially bratwurst), and pulled pork. It’s a calorie bonanza. Fans were asked in a national survey if game day calories count. 46% said their diet goes out the window when they’re tailgating or watching their team play and 39% said calories count but they still indulge in a few favorites on game day.
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    Motive Nutrition

  • Fish Taco Salad

    3 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    Posted in DIYIn the kitchenReal foodEver been to San Diego? I hadn’t been until a just few weeks ago. In fact, I had never been to the West coast at all, so I was quite excited to finally head down. It was fantastic. The weather was prefect and the food was full of my favourite things; fish tacos, fresh seafood, California […]The post Fish Taco Salad appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Berry Smoothie Bowl

    5 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Posted in In the kitchenNutrition NewsReal foodVideoSmoothies have a lot going for them. They’re quick to prepare. They can be eaten on the go….for breakfast or for snack. They come with endless flavour combinations. They’re an easy vessel for vegetables! (Throw a handful of baby spinach into your next smoothie and I promise your tastebuds won’t notice a thing.) And with […]The post Berry Smoothie Bowl appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Easy Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Posted in In the kitchenNutritionReal foodVideoI don’t know about you, but whenever Labour day  rolls around I think to myself: “I guess it’s time to put those white pants away. Who made this rule anyway?” or  ” Summer’s ending. It’s time to get back to my usual routine.” Because as much as we all love summer, most of us are now aching to reclaim […]The post Easy Chia Pudding Breakfast Bowl appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Video: Cauliflower Burrito Bowl

    15 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Posted in UncategorizedI recently returned from a wonderful sunny vacation down south. I’m feeling completely reenergized. Although, I really wish I could have brought some of the hot, sunny weather back home with me (how can it possibly be this cold and grey in August?!).  Instead, I’m sharing something with you that comes pretty close. During my […]The post Video: Cauliflower Burrito Bowl appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Video: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Bowl

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:35 am
    Posted in In the kitchenReal foodVideoSalad is usually thought of as the light and refreshing meal you turn to when you’re trying to keep on track. But why can’t it also be the hearty and satisfying meal you long for at the end of a hard day? Take the salad prepared in today’s Balanced Bowls episode: it’s hearty, filling, FULL of flavour […]The post Video: Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Bowl appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
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    Liz Pearson

  • A Big Fear That Is Hard To Look At

    Liz Pearson
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:18 pm
    What are you most afraid of? Big fears for many people include the fear of dying, being alone, losing someone you love, as well as the fear of failure. Recently, I had the courage to look closely at one of my greatest fears – the fear of failing as a mother. I know I’m not alone in this fear. Failing in my business, or in other parts of my life, feels insignificant in comparison. Failing as a mother, however, seems somehow unforgiveable, unspeakable, the worst thing I could do. Why is this fear so big? I think the fear is so big, in part, because the love is so big. I love my children in…
  • Chickpea, Avocado & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

    Liz Pearson
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    How would you like a fast and easy dip made with three superstar ingredients? This dip – made with chickpeas, avocados and roasted red peppers – is nutritious and delicious. Chickpeas are an exceptional source of fibre and also rich in folate, protein, iron and zinc. Avocados contain heart-healthy fats and fibre, along with much-needed nutrients like vitamin K, vitamin E, and potassium. Red peppers excel in vitamins C and A. Serve this dip with whole grain crackers, whole grain pita bread, or cut-up veggies. Your family and friends  will thank you.  Enjoy! Makes about 4 cups (1…
  • No Burden Is Heavier To Carry Than Shame

    Liz Pearson
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    I just finished reading “Tattoos On The Heart”, a book written by Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest who’s spent more than 20 years running a gang intervention program in Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. It’s a powerful book and it touched me deeply. It describes individual gang members and what’s made them who they are. Most have grown up with extreme neglect that includes abuse (both physical and emotional), poverty, abandonment and addictions. They know little about hope and even less about love. They plan their funerals instead of their futures and what they’re most…
  • Top Five Ways To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

    Liz Pearson
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Last week I did an evening nutrition presentation at the Odette Cancer Center at Sunnybrook Hospital. Everyone in the audience either had cancer or was a caregiver of someone with cancer. It was a humbling experience.  I was honoured to be there. Cancer can be a scary disease. The good news is this – you can reduce your risk significantly if you do these five things: 1.  Maintain a Healthy Body Weight After not smoking, being at a healthy weight is the most important thing you can do to prevent cancer. Most people don’t know this. This is true for many cancers, but especially for…
  • Quesadillas With Black Beans, Corn & Cilantro

    Liz Pearson
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Beans are nutritional all-stars and disease-fighting superstars. Eat them at least four times a week. Regular bean eaters weigh less and have less belly fat, along with lower blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. They live longer too! This recipe is a fast, easy and totally delicious way to get more beans into your eating plan! It was inspired by Mairlyn Smith (the co-author and recipe creator for my last two books).  I hope you love it as much as I do! Enjoy! Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tsp (10 mL) extra virgin olive oil 1 red onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (19 oz/540…
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    Small Footprint Family

  • Is Borax Toxic?

    Dawn Gifford
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Many people are concerned about whether borax is a safe chemical. There are many sites on the internet claiming it is toxic. I disagree with these sites and believe that borax is as safe as table salt or washing soda—in other words, the dose makes the poison. Here’s why…History of BoraxHumans have mined and used borax since its discovery in Persia more than 4,000 years ago. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral found in concentration in dried salt lake beds, and consists of water, sodium, boron and oxygen. That’s it. The main areas where borax is mined…
  • Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    Dawn Gifford
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Butternut squash is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has hard, yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp, and is an excellent source of nutrition during the winter months. This soup is one terrific way to enjoy it!Winter squashes are members of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber. Winter squashes like butternut or pumpkin have hard shells that are difficult to pierce, enabling them to have long storage periods under the right conditions. HistoryModern day squash developed from wild squash…
  • GIVEAWAY: 18-Piece GlassLock Storage Set {$40 Value!}

    Dawn Gifford
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    If you are trying to eat more whole foods and home cooked meals, it makes sense to have a set of storage containers that can hold your leftovers well. So you’ll want to invest in food storage containers that are made of glass instead of toxic plastic, and which can also easily go from fridge to oven to microwave or freezer.Well, you voted for it on Facebook, and here it is! This month’s giveaway is this very useful 18-piece GlassLock Storage Set!Storing your food in glass containers not only helps you avoid the endocrine disrupting chemicals found in…
  • How To Stop Blossom End Rot

    Dawn Gifford
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Your tomato plants are tall and green; you’ve taken the time to carefully stake or cage them to support their growth. Right now they are loaded with tons of green tomatoes, and some of them are just starting to blush red. And then three days later, it all goes horribly wrong. There is nothing more disheartening than to see that all of your ripening tomato beauties (or peppers or squash) are now rotting from the bottom—right on the vine!What is Blossom-End Rot?Blossom-end rot looks like a discolored, watery, sunken spot at the blossom end of the fruit, most commonly tomatoes.
  • 28 Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade

    Dawn Gifford
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    Most food gardening requires a full day of sun to help your fruits and vegetables to grow and ripen properly. But what if your yard has shady spots? Can you still grow some of your own food?The answer is YES! There are plenty of vegetables and herbs that can be grown in full shade, dappled shade, or as little as three to six hours of sun a day. Here is a list of 28 vegetables that grow in partial shade.Partial Sun and Partial Shade VegetablesOn the seed packages in the garden stores and catalogs, you will often see the words “partial sun” or “partial shade.”…
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    Nutrition Notes by Learning ZoneXpress

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies: Public Art Challenge

    LZX Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Public Art Initiatives Funded Bloomberg Philanthropies: Public Art Challenge The Public Art Challenge, an initiative of Bloomberg Philanthropies, will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development. Successful applications will bring people together to experience public places in dynamic and transformative ways; demonstrate close collaboration between artists, arts…
  • Outstanding Child Care Teachers Recognized

    LZX Team
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Outstanding Child Care Teachers Recognized Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards The Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL National Child Care Teacher Awards acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and on U.S. Military bases and installations around the world are eligible to apply for these awards. Applicants must be full-time child care teachers employed in a home, group, or center-based…
  • Want to capture community attention? Host a Nutrition Garden Party!

    LZX Team
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    We love this idea from our home state of Minnesota. It’s a fun way to invite local public health, school even business leaders to get together to help raise awareness for better nutrition – and it’s a fun event for the family. Redwood Times reports… Several local agencies and organizations are joining forces to sponsor a “Nutrition in the Garden” party on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The event is sponsored by Food for People, the Department of Health and Human Services, U.C. Cooperative Extension Expanded Food & Nutrition Education…
  • Calling on Communities to Help Feed Children in Need

    LZX Team
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:24 pm
    From the USDA blog… Cross-posted from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships blog: With summer’s arrival, officials at the White House and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are preparing for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals that meet federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children 18 years old and under at approved SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. Our offices…
  • Summer meal programs feed hungry kids when school is out

    LZX Team
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    The USDA just posted an article on the importance of nutritious lunches in and out of school… USDA is vigorously preparing to fill the nutrition gap faced by millions of kids across the country. While 21 million of our sons and daughters receive free and reduced-priced lunches during the school year, only a small percentage participate in the summer meals programs, leaving too many of our most vulnerable without a nutritious meal. To support the efforts we wanted to remind everyone of the summer meals programs and to remind you to remind your clients and constituents. The USDA has a number…
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    Smart School Lunch

  • Grants Promote Education and Equality for Women and Girls

    LZX Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Promote Education and Equality for Women and Girls American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants The American Association of University Women (AAUW) works to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States. The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funds to individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the country that address issues related to the needs of women and girls or that provide information to educate and benefit the public on…
  • School Library Book Collections Funded

    LZX Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:16 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… School Library Book Collections Funded Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries The mission of the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries is to help school libraries encourage and foster a love of reading, support student learning, and make books and reading materials available to students who otherwise would not have access to them. Grants of up to $7,000 are available to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of school libraries throughout the United States, the American territories, and Department of Defense…
  • Youth Garden Grants

    LZX Team
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Child-Centered Garden Programs Supported Youth Garden Grants, a resource of the National Gardening Association (NGA), awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations throughout the U.S. with child-centered garden programs. Applicant schools and organizations must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Twenty programs will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids online store. Each winning program will also receive a tool package from Ames, plant…
  • Family Literacy Programs Funded

    LZX Team
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Family Literacy Programs Funded Wish You Well Foundation The Wish You Well Foundation provides private funds to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Grants generally range up to $10,000. Requests may be submitted at any time and are reviewed four times per year. Visit the Foundation’s website to download the Donation Request Form.
  • K-12 STEM Projects Supported

    LZX Team
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… K-12 STEM Projects Supported Westinghouse N-Vision a Brighter Future Grant Program The Westinghouse N-Vision a Brighter Future Grant Program provides support to U.S. K-12 teachers and schools who want their students to learn more about STEM through creative hands-on projects. Projects that involve students directly, and that incorporate community resources and utilize interdisciplinary or team-teaching strategies are given priority. Three schools will be awarded $1,000 to complete their projects, and another $2,000 will be granted to each of these…
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    Authority Nutrition

  • 11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils (No. 2 is Scary)

    Kris Gunnars
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fats in the diet are highly controversial. Saturated fat was previously blamed for raising cholesterol and causing heart disease, but this has now been disproven (1, 2). For some reason, dietary guidelines still recommend that we consume vegetable oils instead of saturated fats like butter. This includes oils like soybean oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil, […] The post 11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils (No. 2 is Scary) appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Can “Diet” Make You Fat? The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners

    Joe Leech
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Added sugar is a disaster and many people are trying to avoid it. But most of us are accustomed to sweet foods, and don’t want to live our lives without them. For this reason, various artificial chemicals have been invented to replicate the effects of sugar. These are substances that can stimulate the sweet taste […] The post Can “Diet” Make You Fat? The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Antioxidants Explained in Human Terms

    Dr. Atli Arnarson
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Antioxidants are frequently mentioned in everyday conversations. This applies to both scholars and laymen alike. You can find antioxidant supplements in store shelves, and their health benefits are beloved by both marketers and media. However, very few people actually know what they are and how they work. The concept of antioxidants is fairly complex, but […] The post Antioxidants Explained in Human Terms appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 6 Proven Ways to Lose Belly Fat (No. 2 and 3 are Best)

    Kris Gunnars
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Overweight does not necessarily equal unhealthy. There are actually plenty of overweight people who are in excellent health (1). Conversely, many normal weight people have the metabolic problems associated with obesity (2). That’s because the fat under the skin is actually not that big of a problem (at least not from a health standpoint… it’s […] The post 6 Proven Ways to Lose Belly Fat (No. 2 and 3 are Best) appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Glucomannan – A Weight Loss Supplement That Works

    Dr. Atli Arnarson
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    A lot of people need to lose weight. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to achieve and long term success is rare. All sorts of things are claimed to help with this… diets, potions and pills that are supposed to make things easier. One of them is called glucomannan, a natural dietary fiber that is […] The post Glucomannan – A Weight Loss Supplement That Works appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • Eat Healthy Designs

    Kelly Toups
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    If I didn’t have a career in nutrition (which I love, by the way), I would definitely want to be working in the design world. That’s why I was so excited to discover the new stationary company, Eat Healthy Designs. This charming Southern California based company was started by nutrition and dietetics student (and aspiring dietitian) Elise Lindsey, and her business partner, Travis Lowe. Lindsey’s passion for nutrition shines through, not only in the delightfully nerdy food puns splashed across her products, but also in the beautiful, original watercolors of fruits and…
  • Whole Grain Pasta Salad: An Easy, Healthy Make Ahead Lunch

    Kelly Toups
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    As a kid, I always avoided pasta salad at potlucks and parties. Too vinegary for my taste, and undoubtedly loaded with child-repelling olives. But then in college I got hooked on pasta primavera, the gateway pasta, and before you know it, I was whipping up portable penne salads in my own home. When packing my lunch for work, I like to choose meals that don’t require too much assembly in the crowded office kitchen. But they still have to be tasty enough for me to look forward to eating, filling enough to last me till dinner, and healthy enough for me to feel nourished and happy with my…
  • Healthy Eating on a Budget

    Kelly Toups
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    The fact that I live exactly 0.3 miles away from a Whole Foods Market is both a blessing and a curse. With a paradise of healthy ingredients right around the corner from my apartment, I’m often tempted to stop by the store multiple times a week so that I can try a new recipe. But it’s adding up. Rather than face the prospect of a rapidly dwindling bank account, I have been trying to cook more from what’s in my pantry, rather than constantly getting lured into the grocery store. Above is one such dish I made this week. I had a small Tupperware of chopped bell peppers and onions in the…
  • Upcoming Appearance at Let’s Talk About Food Festival, 9/27

    Kelly Toups
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    If you’re interested in cooking, nutrition, food justice, the environment, and making our food system healthier and more sustainable, you should definitely check out the upcoming Let’s Talk About Food Festival in Copley Square on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Speakers include former White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook, Chef and Sustainable Seafood Advocate Barton Seaver, America’s Test Kitchen’s Dan Souza, and more. Events run from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday (click here to see the full schedule). There will be…
  • Mediterranean Veggie Burgers with Sweet Potato, Red Lentils, and Quinoa

    Kelly Toups
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    This recipe is a close adaptation of Martha Rose Shulman’s recipe for the New York Times. I actually had the pleasure of meeting her last week (#starstruck), because she’s moderating a panel at an upcoming conference that my company is hosting. Our lunch meeting was catered by SweetGreen, so basically it was an all-around perfect day. In my version of the recipe, I decided to lighten things up a little bit and bake the patties, rather than coating in breadcrumbs and pan frying them. Shulman recommends serving the patties with raita, chutney, or a garlic mint yogurt sauce, but I…
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  • Lower Blood Pressure with Food

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNHigh blood pressure is one of the most common health conditions affecting Americans.If you’re middle-aged, your chance of developing the disease is a whopping 90%.1The question doesn't become if for most people; it’s really about how to treat the condition.And in a medical system where prescriptions take precedence over lifestyle changes, nutritional advice is often lacking.Below, we’ll cover several foods worth including in your diet that may help. And take notes, as some of these may come as a bit of a surprise! Flaxseed for Lower Blood PressureNot eating…
  • Pine Bark Boosts Brain Power

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    By Michael A. Smith, MDAs people get older, they often start to notice that their cognitive abilities are not as sharp as they used to be.It’s no longer as easy as it once was to recall names, places or even songs. And things like misplacing keys seems to become more commonplace.Chronic stress also produces similar changes, making it more difficult to store and retrieve memories, regardless of age. These cognitive changes seem innocent enough, but they can impact your life.But instead of letting nature take its course, there is something you can do about it. A study showed pine bark extract…
  • What About Vitamin B12?

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble member of the B-complex family.It plays a vital role in metabolism, DNA synthesis, red blood cell production, and nerve function.It was discovered by Nobel Prize winners George Minot and William P. Murphy in their search for the cause of the disease known as pernicious anemia. Does Vitamin B12 Really Give You Energy?A common belief concerning vitamin B12 is that it gives us energy. However, energy in the human body has just one source: calories.Nevertheless, anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency often results in fatigue and weakness, which when corrected can…
  • Can You Really Extend Your Life?

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    While the Bible records a human life span of up to 969 years, the prospect of surviving for nearly a millennium (or more) is the stuff of science fiction in our times.A number of people claim to be older, but the oldest person on record is Jeanne Calment of France, who lived for 122 years.She established for humans what is known, in the field of gerontology, as maximum life span. That is, the maximum number of years a person could potentially live.This is not to be confused with life expectancy, which is the number of years one can expect to survive in a given area of the world during a given…
  • Hepatitis C: The Silent Epidemic

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-PaezHepatitis C is taking our country by surprise. Over three million people are infected with the virus and the numbers are expected to rise. The “baby boomers” are at particular risk.1The problem is that almost half of the adults who are infected are completely unaware of it.2In the early stages, hepatitis C may not produce any symptoms.3If left untreated the disease may progress to liver failure or even death, making early detection extremely important.Luckily, blood testing can help to detect those that are infected and can potentially save lives. Early detection can…
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    Put Less in Your Pie Hole

  • Walmart Pledges Healthy Plates: Serves Up Heart Attack Ad

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    On October 8, Walmart CEO pledged himself and his company to health and healthy food. That same week I receive a piece of promotional material completely invalidating the pledge. The ad promises to dish up simple, easy, heart attack-inducing, obesity-causing family meals.Without further ado, here's the ad in question:Here's Walmart's CEO talking about promoting healthy foods and health for children.Here's Walmart's "pledge to you" that details their plan for 2015 to improve the healthfulness of the Walmart brand.Don't get me wrong, Walmart has pledged some admirable changes, but backflipped…
  • Artificial Sweeteners: Not So Sweet After All

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    The FDA has come under much scrutiny in the last few months regarding their lax requirements for accepting food additives by manufacturers. One such food additive, non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) has been around for a while, but research is showing it's neither sugar, spice, nor 'all things nice'.The FDA lists 5 approved NAS, sometimes called non-nutritive sweeteners, the most common ones are:Aspartame (Nurtasweet or Equal)Saccharin (Sweet'n'Low)Sucralose (Splenda)There are a few theories about NAS causing weight gain, from "you're tricking your body with fake sugar so it will…
  • Prevent Brain Decay with Vitamin D

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Low levels of vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, was recently implicated in the development of Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. So here's an article about how a sunny day (and some diet adjustments) can help keep dementia away.First off, in case you're asking 'who cares', here's why you should give two hoots about vitamin D: It helps your gut absorb calciumCalcium and vitamin D are your body's Batman and Robin superhero tag-team that keep your bones strong, healthy and osteoporosis-freeVitamin D is involved in cell growth, reducing inflammation and has important…
  • Diets: Low Carb, Low Fat or Something Else?

    10 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    "Which diet is best?" Such a depressing question, but one that is still being studied because people are still asking. It's big business too, with so many boutique and 'brand' name diets available.A new study set out to strip down the evidence and see what was left underneath. This meta analysis analysed 48 randomised control trials (kind of the gold standard when we talk about study design) that included over 7,200 people. The median age was 45, median BMI was 33 (obese).They divided the diets thus:Moderate macronutrient (55-60% of calories from carbohydrates, 15% from protein)Low carb…
  • Overload, Overeat, Overweight

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:23 pm
    We all think we are excellent at judging. Whether it's the next door neighbour's lawn, Angelina Jolie's dress, our spouse's taste in clothes, or the fact that our best friend watches Glee. The fact of the matter is, we may be great at judging those things, but we're pretty pathetic at judging how much food we need.There's all this hubbub about how grown-ups eat almost everything on their. There are many theories as to why this may be. And yes, there's a slew of research that says larger portions means eating more calories, which leads to weight gain, yada yada yada (1, 2, 3)…
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  • Healthy Fats Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Alzheimer’s Disease is a rising epidemic in North America.  Many are scared they’re  at risk of contracting this disease and don’t think they can do anything to stop this.  I’m here to tell you that there is.  Although there are cases where people get Alzheimer’s disease no matter what, there are many actions you can take, foods you can eat that will fortify your brain and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s and much more. What are the Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease? Scientist believe that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a mixture of genetic,…
  • 21 Healthy Alternatives to Junk Foods

    16 Jun 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Cold Processed Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of Butter This is a pretty easy substitution to make for most dishes. Butter is not unhealthy as far as fats go, but it is no match for a high quality EVOO. Keep the heat low so the Olive Oil doesn’t become carcinogenic when it hits its smoke point. Saute veggies, eggs and almost anything else in Extra Virgin Olive Oil instead of Butter and you can cut the calories big time! Whole Grain Flour instead of White Flour Another simple substitution. While baking or making pizza dough, try out some Whole Grain Flour instead of conventional white…
  • Best New Eco-Friendly Products, Green Business is Booming!

    25 Apr 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The business of natural, green and eco-friendly products is booming! This includes foods, drinks, cosmetics, household cleaning materials, extending to pet and garden supplies, and even to clothing and footwear! Ethical shopping for natural products is growing in popularity amongst consumers, even if it costs them more money. This is mainly due to the fact that improved marketing and awareness campaigns, as well as a greater choice and availability, is driving consumers towards eco-friendly purchases. Offering consumers a choice, allowing them to contribute to the wellbeing of the planet for…
  • Greatest Homesteading Breakthroughs – The Earthship

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    Get ready for one of the biggest homesteading breakthroughs of modern time; the Earthship! For the last 40 years, famous architect Michael Reynolds has been perfecting this amazing and sustainable “all in one” home. What Is An Earthship? The Earthship is simple, and fast to build, it can cost as little as $7,000, and upon completion continues to run and take care of itself. Every aspect of homesteading is included and thought through in this ingenious design including systems for water, electricity, comfort, food, and sewage. These beautiful homes are eco-friendly, have zero carbon…
  • Get Your Booty Bikini Ready with the Best Butt Workouts

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Bikini season is fast approaching and most of us have some winter weight to shed before we are beach ready. Whether you are just toning up your already beautiful booty or you are starting from scratch, these booty blasting workouts will tone, tighten, lift and plump your butt! Wear your favorite bikini bottoms and strut your stuff at the beach this summer. Add these workouts into your routine and get the butt you have always dreamed of. Turn heads and walk with confidence this beach season. Donkey Lifts Donkey Lifts are one of the best workouts for sculpting your butt. Tighten and lift your…
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • Guinea Hen Weed’s HIV Fighting Property

    Aqiyl Aniys
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Guinea hen weed is an herb that is popular in Jamaica and has been used traditionally to treat a range of diseases including cancer. The botanical name... The post Guinea Hen Weed’s HIV Fighting Property appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Keep Your Avocados From Turning Brown!

    Aqiyl Aniys
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    I love avocados, but not avocados that have turned brown. Keep your avocados form turning brown. Yes you can do it now! I was sent the below video by a... The post Keep Your Avocados From Turning Brown! appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Phytonutrients in Cruciferous Vegetables Like Kale Strengthen Our Gut Immune System

    Aqiyl Aniys
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here is another reason to to increase your vegetable consumption. Phytonutrients in cruciferous vegetables like kale strengthen our... The post Phytonutrients in Cruciferous Vegetables Like Kale Strengthen Our Gut Immune System appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Free Ebook – Put Your Organ Cleanses In Order Before Your Organs Put You Out Of Order

    Aqiyl Aniys
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    It is very important to consume the optimal nutrients so your body stays in a state of homeostasis—the state where all of the body’s organs and... The post Free Ebook – Put Your Organ Cleanses In Order Before Your Organs Put You Out Of Order appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Does Size Matter? For Cholesterol It Really Doesn’t

    Aqiyl Aniys
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    It doesn't matter if the LDL in eggs is small or large, they both raise the risk of heart disease. Dr. Greger breaks down the manipulated research in the... The post Does Size Matter? For Cholesterol It Really Doesn’t appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Regained Wellness

  • 8 best Fitness Apps For Getting Fit & Healthy

    Jamie Logie
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    There’s an app for that.. That’s pretty much my response these days for any random question someone might ask me that’s non fitness/nutrition related. What stocks should I invest in? -There’s an app for that.. What’s the weather supposed to be like this week? -There’s an app for that How do I macrame a pair... Read More
  • Where The Rich & Famous Eat

    Jamie Logie
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    With most celebrities we can’t learn any real lessons unless it’s how to get a DUI or be famous for being absolutely worthless cough*Kim Kardashian * cough… The fact is when you have money you tend to get the best of most things and that always includes food. It’s worth acknowledging that the higher end... Read More
  • Sleep: The Complete Guide from A-Zzzzzz

    Jamie Logie
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:34 pm
    People are always on the lookout for miracle cures, for the newest supplement or for a secret tip in the pursuit of fitness, health and wellness. Well it’s right in you and it’s sleep There seems to be a badge of honor of sorts when it comes to seeing how long a person can go... Read More
  • How To Fight The Damaging Effects Of Sugar

    Jamie Logie
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    There’s two white, refined substances that have caused quite a lot of problems to people over the years. One of these is staple in Linday Lohans life and the other, though legal should be considered as dangerous as a drug or narcotic. When you look at the detriment that sugar has had on our bodies... Read More
  • Aw Nuts!: 5 Reasons To Be Eating More Nuts & Seeds

    Jamie Logie
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Nuts and seeds are power-packed little nuggets of joy that can help in your pursuit of health and also make one of the best go to snacks there are. They are high in fiber, healthy fats and can help you feel fuller, longer. Let’s check them out more… And just so you’re clear we’re not... Read More
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    Faultless Fitness » Nutrition

  • Is it ok to be Overweight or Obese?

    Steve Nash
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    It is not often that I feel compelled to write an article exhibiting personal disdain about an item of pop culture. However, A certain song has been grinding me down for weeks now and the fact that it has remained at number one for another week has finally pushed me over the edge. The song […] The post Is it ok to be Overweight or Obese? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • How Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Growth?

    Steve Nash
    2 Jun 2014 | 3:55 pm
    So, I went out this weekend (BOO! Hiss!). We all know that all those drinks filled with carbs, stimulants and alcohol are incredibly bad for our health anyway, however, I noticed something this weekend that hadn’t been apparent before. I have just started a size cycle focusing on sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (a topic for another day perhaps) and usually […] The post How Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Growth? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • What Diet is best for beginners?

    Steve Nash
    13 May 2014 | 7:57 am
    Over the past 7 weeks I have taken to my facebook and every week posted a progress snap. After six months off due to injury I was finally catalysed into getting into shape when I wrote this article about running! A few weeks after writing the article I watched the performance lab video and didn’t recognise the […] The post What Diet is best for beginners? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • Sports Supplements for Business Athletes!

    Steve Nash
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:22 am
    At the turn of the century, a new breed of human walked the earth. It has taken until now for official recognition to take place. Their name is the “business athlete”! The business athlete is a new breed of human that fatigues themselves repetitively at work to climb the ranks, ahead of their colleagues, to […] The post Sports Supplements for Business Athletes! appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • Fat Doesn’t Make Your body Fat!

    Steve Nash
    10 Jan 2014 | 9:58 am
    In this article I really want to clear up a few myths that I’ve seen banded around in the gym about body fat recently. To do this I am going to have to go into a bit of depth about energy systems and energy sources. Hopefully by the end of this article you will know […] The post Fat Doesn’t Make Your body Fat! appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
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    Essential vitamins For The Body

  • The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk: Foreword by Martha Sears, RN

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk: Foreword by Martha Sears, RN Concerned about making enough milk for your baby? Wondering how to make more? Two lactation experts are here to help. Separate fact from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. Written by two leading experts who have been there themselves and officially recommended by La Leche League International, The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes m…
  • BookFactory® Food Journal / Food Diary / Diet Journal Notebook, 120 pages – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (Pocket Sized), Durable Thick Translucent Cover, High Quality Wire-O Binding (JOU-120-M3CW-A (Food))

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    BookFactory® Food Journal / Food Diary / Diet Journal Notebook, 120 pages – 3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (Pocket Sized), Durable Thick Translucent Cover, High Quality Wire-O Binding (JOU-120-M3CW-A (Food)) Durable Translucent Cover Custom Food Journal with Spaces to Record Food for organizing all of your meals for the day. Space to enter up to 5 Meals, keep track of water consumption.The log pages also have a place to total your Daily Calories, Carbohydrates, Fat and Protein. Side Bound Wire-O Binding so Notebook Lays Flat User Data Page to Help keep it Personal, Entries for Date as…
  • Baby Talk #1 ~ Name Picked, Due Date, Prenatal Vitamins, & Exercise ~

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Vlog #3:belly shot & car accident: BABY TALK #2( THE GOOD AND THE BAD IN PREGNANCY ):
  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World A no-nonsense plan that has been proven and tested by more than 300,000 people in 154 countries. Whether you want to shed 10 pounds or 100, whether you want to build muscle or just look more toned, this book is the original “bible of fitness” that shows you how to get permanent results the safe, healthy, and natural way. Do you want to shed fat and sculpt a new body shape at the same time? Do you want a program without gimmicks, hype, or quick fixes? Do you want a program gua…
  • Synergy® Once Daily® Multi-Vitamin – Vitacost®

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Synergy Once Daily Multi-Vitamin High-potency multi-vitamin with 21 essential vitamins and minerals—plus powerful antioxidants such as g…
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    Science for Fitness

  • What is a Virus?

    Science For Fitness
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Typical Bacteria (Wikipedia) With the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa, I’ve had a number of individuals question me as to what exactly a virus is. When I ask them what they think it is, they usually say a very small organism related to a bacteria. In actuality viruses are quite a bit different from bacteria and trying to understand the difference can be quite a task for those without a biology background. In this post I’m going to walk you through it by placing viruses in the larger context of life on Earth. Most people are familiar with cells. These are the living building blocks…
  • Pull-Ups or Chin-Ups?

    Science For Fitness
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    When I train my clients one of the questions I often get asked by them is, when performing a pull-up, does the grip (or orientation of the hands on the bar) matter? Specifically, they are asking the difference between having their palms facing away from them versus having their palms facing them. The palms facing away grip is known as a Pull-Up, whereas the palms facing you grip is known as a Chin-Up. You can see an example of each below as taken from Youdas et al., 2010: Pull-Up, Palms facing away (pronated) Chin-Up, Palms facing you (supinated) There actually is a difference in the exercise…
  • Publication Bias – Null Results Are Rarely Published

    Science For Fitness
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Publication bias is something that continually plagues science. It is most apparent in the types of data the get published. Data that is not positive (that did not prove the researchers’ hypothesis) is rarely published. Such “null result” data indicates that no effect was found or no difference exists (within the study’s design limitations of course). Part of the rationale behind this is, if you didn’t see an effect, there might still be one if you performed the experiment differently. Perhaps if you used a higher dose of drug, looked in a different age group, or…
  • Product Recommendations Page Launches

    Science For Fitness
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    If you haven’t checked out the Product Recommendations page, which had a soft launch several months ago, have a look now. Today is the official launch of the page which has been created in response to numerous requests from my readers. The page gives the rationale behind my offering this service, the initial two companies I am recommending, as well as instructions for submitting other candidates for the page. Let me know what you think!
  • Effect of Gut Bacteria on Exercise Performance

    Science For Fitness
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Bacteroides Fragilis from the National Review of Medicine The human body contains numerous microorganisms (bacteria, funji, etc.) residing in locations such as the intestinal tract (gut), mouth, and skin. Many believe the number of of these microorganisms (microbes) exceeds the number of cells we have on our bodies. Some microbes are known to have an important beneficial role to human health (see my prior article for an example of what can happen to your digestion if you disrupt them), but for the vast majority, we don’t fully understand what role they have in human health. Studies have…
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    Healthy News

  • What's the Connection Between Saturated Fat and Dementia?

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It seems as if it was just yesterday when saturated fats finally recovered from their notorious reputation of being Satan's heart clogging tool with two big studies which indicated no connection between saturated fat intake and an increased risk for heart disease. However, evidence has been indicating a certain link, forgotten by the majority of people. Article guide: Dementia Interventions The missing link Further possible caveats of these studies As always in nutritional science, physical health claims the forefront when talking about the healthiness of particular foods. But that’s a very…
  • How Much Salt Per Day Should I Eat Anyway?

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This article will reveal the answer to the age-old question you've probably asked yourself on numerous occasions – how much salt should I eat each day anyway? Article guide: Introduction Salt  Diseases The recommendation Summary Introduction In the avalanche of recommendations about salt consumption, very few seem to have any real basis in science. Some vigorously shout we should eliminate salt from our eating habits, other refute this idea and note salt doesn't matter as far as health goes. But neither are particularly informative, considering all you want to know is – how much salt…
  • Zinc Supplementation for Depression: An Evidence-Based Treatment?

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    There are many treatments for depression. The two most widespread treatments are antidepressants and psychotherapy. However, research has been showing the therapeutic potential of different food nutrients as well. Zinc seems to be one of the more promising ones. Article guide: Depression Zinc Improving depressive symptoms Preventing depression Summary Depression Depression is a horrible disease. If we would take a closer look at the brain of a person suffering from depression, we would witness a dysfunctional brain chemistry. That’s something many people are not aware of. Mental disorders…
  • Coconut Oil, Epilepsy, and Ketogenic Diets: An Underestimated Connection?

    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Coconut oil has been making an immense comeback in recent years as one of the healthiest types of fats for culinary use. However, the uses of coconut oils often exceed the commonly known ones. Let’s see what I’m talking about. Article guide: Coconut oil Ketosis and ketone bodies Ketogenic diets and epilepsy MCT ketogenic diet Summary Coconut oil I’ve written an article about the healthiness of coconut oil before. The majority, if not all, of its health benefits are due to medium-chain triglycerides (or MCTs for short). Because they have a unique metabolic pathway compared to other…
  • The Health Benefits of Whey Protein Powder: Part I

    2 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Whey protein powders have multiple health benefits, exceeding the needs of people who use them as a post-workout supplement after their gym routine by far. Let's see what some of them include. Article guide: Metabolic risk factors Sarcobesity Weight loss Glucose metabolism and hormonal balance Colon cancer I know many of you still probably think that whey protein powder negatively affects our bodily functioning for some reason or another. One of the most common myths about protein use is that it's »heavy on the kidneys«. Which is nonsense really. [1, 2] This myth has been somehow…
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  • Weekly Collective: 1

    4 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
    I bring to you my first weekly collection of blogs and such that I was particularly inspired by.  I’ve been wanting to share some of the bloggers that I have been following lately, because they rock.    Spinach Crepes with Maple-Stewed Blueberries// Amiee shares her family food life with us at Simple Bites.  She is a... Read More » The post Weekly Collective: 1 appeared first on Soul Beet.
  • Baked Goat Cheese and Kabocha Squash Salad

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Today I attended by first guided yoga practice in over a year.  I’ve been practicing on my own at home a bit but mentally, I just haven’t been able to confine my mind to my mat.   Confine isn’t the right word, yoga is never confining, I guess I should say I’ve struggled with focusing... Read More » The post Baked Goat Cheese and Kabocha Squash Salad appeared first on Soul Beet.
  • Cauliflower Rice with Turmeric

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    This was one of those “see what happens” type of fluke recipes.  I’ve made loads of cauliflower and broccoli rice in the past but it was always the Robin to the main event.  Today, I wanted to elevate this humble side dish and give it a chance to stand on its own.   Replacing white... Read More » The post Cauliflower Rice with Turmeric appeared first on Soul Beet.
  • Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Happy autumn “equinox!” To get you inspired for the season ahead, I wanted to share something a little more lush and indulgent. Vegan cheesecake?  I know.  For those of you who are new to the vegan scene, you may think this is far too incongruous to be true.  You are right; there is no cheese... Read More » The post Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares appeared first on Soul Beet.
  • Foods you aren’t eating but should: Part II

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:55 am
    You can find part 1 of this nifty list here.  Without further ado, here are more foods (and spices) that you aren’t eating but should. Beet greens The beet root itself is a bulb of nutrient bounty but it’s the greens we need to praise.  It has been suggested that the greens have even more... Read More » The post Foods you aren’t eating but should: Part II appeared first on Soul Beet.
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    Nutrition Data

  • M&M’s Milk Chocolate Fun Size Nutrition Facts

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
         M&M’s Milk Chocolate Fun Size  Vitamin A less than 2% Vitamin C less than 2% Calcium 4% Iron 2% Ingredients: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS), SUGAR CORNSTARCH, LESS THAN 1% – CORN SYRUP, GUM ACACIA, COLORING (INCLUDES RED 40, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1, YELLOW… Read More » The post M&M’s Milk Chocolate Fun Size Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • M&M’s Milk Chocolate Nutrition Facts

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
         M&M’s Milk Chocolate  Vitamin A less than 2% Vitamin C less than 2% Calcium 4% Iron 2% Ingredients: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR), SUGAR, CORNSTARCH, LESS THAN 1% – CORN SYRUP, DEXTRIN, COLORING (INCLUDES BLUE 1 LAKE, YELLOW 6, RED 40, YELLOW 5,… Read More » The post M&M’s Milk Chocolate Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • M&M’s Peanut Fun Size Nutrition Facts

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
         M&M’s Peanut Fun Size Vitamin A less than 2% Vitamin C less than 2% Calcium 2% Iron 2% Ingredients: MILK CHOCOLATE (SUGAR, CHOCOLATE, SKIM MILK, COCOA BUTTER, LACTOSE, MILKFAT, PEANUTS, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS), SUGAR, PEANUTS, CORNSTARCH, LESS THAN 1% – CORN SYRUP, GUM ACACIA, COLORING (INCLUDES RED 40, YELLOW 5, BLUE 1,… Read More » The post M&M’s Peanut Fun Size Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • M&M’s Peanut Nutrition Facts

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
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