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  • Well: True Grits

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    By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Most life-changing food experiences involve exotic or high-end foods like truffles. But my latest life-changing food experience involved humble grits and polenta – cornmeal mush.
  • Diet, nutrition essential for mental health

    ScienceDaily: Dietary Supplements
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaborative study has revealed.
  • Girls who drink sugary drinks every day may start periods early

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    A new study finds girls who drink 1.5 servings or more of sugary drinks each day may start menstruation earlier than those who consume less than two servings a week.
  • 21 Healthy Alternatives to Junk Foods

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    RealHealthPro
    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…
  • 10 Science-Backed Tips to Help Prevent Hip Fractures

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    Science For Fitness
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    My latest article appears as a guest post on LIVESTRONG.com. The article presents 10 tips that may help prevent hip fracture and gives scientific studies in support of each. Click here to read the article.
 
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  • Treating Cerebral Malaria: New Molecular Target Identified

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    A drug already approved for treating other diseases may be useful as a treatment for cerebral malaria, according to researchers who discovered a novel link between food intake during the early stages of infection and the outcome of the disease, identifying two molecular pathways that could serve as new targets for treatment.
  • Heavy drinking in middle-age may increase stroke risk more than traditional factors

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age raised stroke risks more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Heavy drinking in mid-life was linked to having a stroke about five years earlier in life irrespective of genetic and early-life factors.
  • FDA approves first-of-kind device to treat obesity

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Maestro Rechargeable System for certain obese adults, the first weight loss treatment device that targets the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness.
  • Added fructose is a principal driver of type 2 diabetes, experts argue

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates. Clinical experts challenge current dietary guidelines that allow up to 25 percent of total daily calories as added sugars, and propose drastic reductions in the amount of added sugar, and especially added fructose, people consume.
  • Obesity, diabetes symptoms in mice improved by reversing brain inflammation

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Using an antioxidant to reverse inflammation in the brain caused by a high-fat diet greatly improves symptoms related to obesity and type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The research suggests that butein and other natural compounds that block inflammation in the brain should be vigorously investigated as novel anti-diabetic treatments, he says.
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  • Well: True Grits

    By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Most life-changing food experiences involve exotic or high-end foods like truffles. But my latest life-changing food experience involved humble grits and polenta – cornmeal mush.
  • G.M.O. Labels for Food Proliferate Even as a Battle Over Them Rages

    By STEPHANIE STROM
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    Products described as not containing genetically modified organisms, whether that statement has been verified or not, are increasingly appearing in stores.
  • Well: Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

    By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Some nutrition scientists are concerned that with the profusion of fortified foods, beverages and supplements, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only unnecessary, but potentially harmful.
  • Well: Positive Science on ART Babies

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    The healthy outcomes of babies born through assisted reproduction technology, or fertility treatments, are rising, a large study shows.
  • Well: For Athletes, the Time of an Event Can Affect Performance

    By GINA KOLATA
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Researchers studying a small group of athletes found that those used to rising early perform best at midday, while late risers do best in the evening.
 
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  • Spain uses stem cell therapy to treat damaged hearts

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:53 pm
    A Spanish hospital has successfully used stem cells culled from healthy donors to treat seven heart attack victims, in what officials said was a world first.
  • Obama hails 'boundless' promise of precision medicine

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:13 pm
    President Barack Obama on Friday unveiled plans to plow $215 million into "precision medicine" research, a field he said provided "boundless" promise for the treatment of diseases like cancer and diabetes.
  • Michael Jackson's family denied new trial in negligence case

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    A California state appeals court on Friday denied Michael Jackson's family its latest attempt to reverse a jury's decision that cleared concert promoter AEG Live of negligence in the singer's death. The three-judge panel ruled that Jackson's mother and children did not have standing for a new trial after their attorneys argued last week that AEG Live was liable for Jackson's treatment, and that jury instructions were confusing and not wide enough in scope. A Los Angeles jury in 2013 cleared privately held AEG Live, the organizer of Jackson's ill-fated 50…
  • Norway finds first case of mad cow disease, says food safe

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:13 am
    Norway reported its first ever case of mad cow disease on Thursday, saying the instance was an isolated one and telling consumers it was still safe to eat beef and drink milk. Tests at a British laboratory confirmed the disease, also known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), in a 15-year-old cow, which had been slaughtered, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority said. A new variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, nvCJD, killed dozens of people in Europe beginning in the mid-1990s.
  • Sudanese rebels detain six Bulgarians - Bulgarian foreign ministry

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:06 am
    Six Bulgarians working with the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP) were detained by Sudanese rebels after their helicopter made an emergency landing in Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan province, the Bulgarian foreign ministry said. The three-member crew of the helicopter and three officers of Sofia-based Heli Air, the carrier that operated it, were being detained, a ministry spokeswoman told Reuters on Wednesday. The flight was scheduled from South Sudan to Khartoum. Fighting between the government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), which the ministry said was holding…
 
 
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  • Enjoy the process

    Shauna
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    It’s Publication Day for our Up & Running book! Why a pic of Julia Jones in a tub? Well, when Dietgirl came out I didn’t properly enjoy P-Day. I felt scared, fraudulent and undeserving. Back then I still believed if I dared celebrate something I’d be immediately struck down for being so indulgent (see also: iPhone laundering incident). But now I appreciate that life is random and you can’t dress rehearse disaster (paraphrasing Brené Brown), so you have to soak up these moments! I went a bit bonkers during the writing part of Dietgirl, too. I had a…
  • Everyday Life: November 2014

    Shauna
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:26 am
    November began as usual with a birthday, the highlight of which being this card from Rhiannon: The last of the Autumn colour… Arrived home one night, flipped on the lights and found Neighbour Cat waiting. After many long and boring months of slowly re-building the post-surgery forearm strength, I finally got back into proper heavy weight training this month! Mondays is the big lifts with Shona, then I do kettlebells on my own during the week. It’s good to feel back in the groove. There were some eerie, foggy days which made the cold feel kind of glamourous… Gareth made…
  • Book 1, Book 2 and 13 teaspoons of whisky

    Shauna
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Update on the 52 Whiskys In 52 Weeks Project: It’s Week 49 and I’ve only clocked up 13! I’ve tried to get into the spirit of things but I think maybe I just don’t like whisky. I’ve dabbled across the islands, Highlands, Lowlands and Speyside and while the milder fellas taste less like punishment, it’s not exciting me like it would if it were 52 gins or 52 chocolate bars. It’s mostly likely because I just slurp about a teaspoon’s worth then declare, “Bleeeeurgh!”. And I’m still intrigued by the romance and history and…
  • The many inboxes of David

    Shauna
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    I recently discovered something fascinating about my father-in-law David: he has six email inboxes. He’s been retired for a few years now so wasn’t sure why he would need six. But he has a lot of hobbies. And he likes to keep the email relating to these hobbies completely segregated. So he has: one email account for family correspondence, one for online shopping, one for bird watching, one for the allotment, one for golf and one for photography. Personally I’m a Gmail devotee, corralling my different email addresses (personal, online shopping, blog & business) into…
  • Everyday Life: October 2014

    Shauna
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    October started out with a visit to Italy. First I stayed with Julia for an Up & Running workathon. This included a wee photo shoot to redo all the photos and videos in our running courses. I’ve been busting to get them done professionally for years. Most of the originals were clumsily shot on my old iPhone 3 in the hallway of an Edinburgh hotel room, on the very first day I met Julia in person. We kept stopping and starting as the cleaner made her way in and out of the rooms with the vacuum cleaner. They didn’t quite match my vision of perfection but if we’d…
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  • 2014 Top Features of Nourish Interactive

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Another year has passed and what a busy and exciting year it has been. This year we just launched our Nourish Interactive store where we sell kids' nutrition posters and storybooks. All our proceeds goes right back into creating more free materials! If you have not had a chance to check it out, please stop by. As we close out the 2014, we want to announce our TOP 2014 Most Popular Nutrition Tools: Top 3 Games Children loved in 2014 Kevin's Build a Meal Ride the Food Label Game Talking My Plate See all our kids nutrition games Top 10 Most Popular…
  • 2014 Nourish Interactive Accomplishments

    14 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    In my last blog, we took a look at the new games and features we launched in our kids Solusville section. But we also added some new features in our grown-up section of the website as well. We want to take a moment to acknowledge all the hard work our programmers and dietitians and the entire team did to get these new features launched. We are so excited to finally make them available to you and look forward to continuing to add more of the features and tools and content that you have been asking for! In 2014, we accomplished the following on our grown-up section of Nourish Interactive. If…
  • 2014 Solusville Accomplishments - Nourish Interactive awards and new healthy games for kids

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    This week we want to look back on our wonderful 2014 accomplishments in Solusville, our kids healthy neighborhood. This is where kids can play and learn about healthy eating without advertising. It has been a busy year as you can see from all our accomplishments listed below. In 2014, 1. we were honored to have earned the KidsSave COPPA Compliant Seal. The only Federal Trade Commission approved seal that shows we have met all the criteria to be accredited as COPPA compliant! You will notice our seal at the bottom of all our kids footer pages. We did work hard to meet all the rigorous…
  • How does Your Child's School Lunch Rate?

    9 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Is it better to make your child's lunch or have them eat at the school cafeteria? Well that questions depends on what your school provides and what you provide. Of course, all food will provide children with energy that their body needs to keep growing. They are, after all, a high output factory creating thousands of new cells as they continue to develop. Their brain, in particular, is not only growing but it is learning! And food provides the fuel for these activities. But, children also need specific nutrients to help them grow optimally and fight off disease. These nutrients come in food…
  • Five reasons family meals should be a family resolution

    7 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    In my last post, I advocated for family mealtime as a great New Years family resolution. but if you need some more convincing here are some reasons why eating as a family may the key to a healthier child. First of all, we are moving in the right direction! So congrats to all the families out there who have made family mealtime a goal. 59% of families report eating dinner together at least five times a week—an increase from only 47% in 1998* But want to see some proof in the "pudding". Here are some studies that show why you want to make family mealtime your key family health goal: 9- to…
 
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  • isolated

    Lucy
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    We talked about isolation this long weekend. Peter thinks it's good, sees it as a strength rather than the weakness The Secret Language of Birthdays would have me believe the stars bestowed upon this little Leo. Me? Not so sure. I spent my 20's miserably isolated, exhausted from long days in bookshops and too slow at making plans for weekends to be socially connected. I saw it then as a weakness, one I couldn't claw my way up from. These days I find isolation absolutely necessary for clear creative thinking, and I also have a much richer social life, not full, but balanced, I…
  • a tin roof and pelting rain

    Lucy
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Rain. Twelve hours on Friday night. Twelve drenching, soaking, tank-filling hours. A tin roof and pelting rain - there can be no better sound to boost one's wellbeing, surely. The soil, though, it remains dust bowl dry. I think, on Saturday afternoon, that I should worry about this lack of water, but there are kilos of blueberries to pick, tiny, sweet golden tomatoes and, best of all, milky baby zucchini and their blossoms. All surviving without me and my army of watering cans. Bliss.  
  • you know, went there

    Lucy
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    An odd thing happened last year, a thing held close to my chest for fear it wasn't quite real: a new friend inspired me to pick up a brush and just get on with the business of seeing once again. Always knew someday it'd return, longed for it if I am honest, and 2014 was a year full of lessons and troubles and deep creative conversations. Had I been warned early on, I would most definitely have ducked some of those, an old, old strategy I've long outgrown, but I faced stuff, explored things I'd ordinarily be afraid of. You know, went there. And yet here I stand, alive and…
  • cherry season

    Lucy
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    My dessert repertoire, alas, grows ever smaller: a (mostly) waning interest in sugar and wheat means you'll get either Lesh's chocolate and date balls or the chocolate cake from Supper For A Song. BUT here it is, cherry season already and occasionally what's required from the kitchen is something more celebratory, something that feels like a proper dessert. Simple and untaxing if possible given it'll probably be hot. A cherry pie at some stage between late December and January feels right; fits the bill rather nicely. Pitting cherries is, I admit, a chore, but you're…
  • herbal

    Lucy
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:36 pm
    At some stage during the long, hard winter that has, thankfully, passed, a piece of news - delivered with barely disguised glee - stopped me in my tracks. Western medicine had, the newsreader declared, at last debunked homeopathy. What?, I thought. Huh? What's with the 'tude? Without a homeopathic tradition – until very recently the study of herbs was the sum of all we had available to us medicinally - Western Medicine as it is known and practised today would simply not exist. All day it stayed top of mind. Sue and I discussed it at some length, and I spent the first few hours of werk…
 
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  • 7 Habits for Younger Looking Skin

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sleep Better sleep can promote younger looking skin. Studies have found that cellular renewal of the skin is fastest at night, explaining the reason night creams work so well for many people. A quality night of 8-9 hours of sleep can definitely help your skin look better and younger. Water Drinking water is essential to promote a healthy, radiant, younger looking skin. If your skin is not getting enough water, the lack of hydration will cause dry, flaky skin. Dry skin has much less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. Exercise Studies have shown that regular exercise can actually…
  • Vitamin K2 Provides Hope for Parkinson’s Patients

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Vitamin K2 deficiency is on the rise and linked to many age-related health conditions such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). This common neurodegenerative disorder adversely affects the central nervous system, targeting the part of the brain associated with critical functions such as vision, hearing and movement. Though there may not be a definitive cause for PD many believe it is most likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, some PD cases are being attributed to mutations of specific genes, which have a negative impact on protein function. One such gene is…
  • 8 Food Trends of 2015

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    Move over quinoa and bye bye kale. Each new year brings new food trends in the nutrition world.  Whether it be advances in technology and the discovery of new culinary techniques or the revival of popular, healing foods from the past, what’s old is new and what’s new is, well…really interesting. That’s the wonderful thing about food — it’s completely a matter of taste, and there’s no shortage of trends to explore. Sip on This: In major metropolitan areas people are trading in their Starbucks for coffee cups of bone broth. This nutritiously packed food contains a plethora…
  • 10 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Looking for some ways to boost your mood and motivation even on the darkest of chilly days this winter? We present you 10 ways to avoid the winter blues this season. 1. Take Vitamin D supplements Increasing your vitamin D intake should be a priority in the winter months. The body reserves of this immune-boosting vitamin fall dangerously low at this time of the year. Taking vitamin D supplements can be very helpful to compensate the lack of sun exposure, one of the best ways to produce vitamin D. 2. Spend Time Outside Try to enjoy the snow and the cold weather instead of always avoiding it.
  • 8 Signs it’s Time for a Detox

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    New year, new life. One of the best ways to kick off 2015 in a healthy style is to do a body detox. If you still don’t have a good reason for a detox, here’s a list of 8 signs it’s time for a detox. 1. Remove Toxicity: Removing toxins from your body is the main reason for a detox. We get toxins not only from processed foods and food additives but also from stress, chemicals and other environmental ways. A detox program can help removing the candida overgrowth from the intestinal tract and will cleanse the blood, lymph fluid and all major organs of toxic residue. 2. Energy Booster…
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  • Diet, nutrition essential for mental health

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaborative study has revealed.
  • Got bees? Got vitamin A? Got malaria? Loss of pollinators increases risk of malnutrition, disease

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    More than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals -- like bees -- continue to decline, experts say. Despite popular reports that pollinators are crucial for human nutritional health, no scientific studies have actually tested this claim -- until now.
  • Oranges versus orange juice: Which one might be better for your health?

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    Many health advocates advise people to eat an orange and drink water rather than opt for a serving of sugary juice. But now scientists report that the picture is not clear-cut. Although juice is indeed high in sugar, the scientists found that certain nutrients in orange juice might be easier for the body to absorb than when a person consumes them from unprocessed fruit.
  • Folic acid saves 1,300 babies each year from serious birth defects of brain, spine

    15 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    Fortifying grain foods with the B vitamin folic acid has saved about 1,300 babies every year from serious birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects. All women capable of having a baby should take a multivitamin containing folic acid every day, experts say. Women who had a previous pregnancy affected by an NTD should take high-dose folic acid beginning at least four weeks before becoming pregnant and through the first trimester.
  • Total milk intake dropped by nearly half when chocolate milk removed from Canadian school program

    14 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    A new study is the first to investigate impacts of milk choice in Canadian elementary schools. Current policies in many schools have led to the removal of flavored milk because of the amount of added sugar. However, this research shows that when flavored milk is removed from the school, total milk intake drops by nearly half.
 
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  • Two different paths to obesity, and what they have in common

    Dr. Ayala
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    A new article explains that obesity is caused by two distinctive mechanisms, and understanding these different causes might help with targeting a more tailored solution.
  • Need help with picking a whole grain loaf?

    Dr. Ayala
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    When you’re standing next to the cereal isle, what do you look for? The Whole Grain Stamp on the front of the package? Whole grain flour as the first ingredient? Did you bring your glasses and a calculator?
  • Edamame dumplings in vegetable and white truffle broth

    Dr. Ayala
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    In this recipe, rather than serve edamame lightly cooked, with a sprinkle of coarse salt, I was inspired by one of our favorite dishes at True Food Kitchen in Phoenix, where they’re served as a satisfying, light appetizer.
  • Where not to get your nutrition advice

    Dr. Ayala
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Dr. Oz dispenses nutrition and weight loss advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with “I heard it on Dr. Oz”, but how sound are these recommendations?
  • The best silly food and silly diets of 2014

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    I’m very excited to share with you my end of year best of the best in diets and food innovation. Celebrating these contributions to humankind is a fond tradition and will, at the very least, take your mind off ISIS and Ebola for a bit.
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  • Resistant Starch: Healthy or Not?

    Megan Stevens
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Is resistant starch healthy? Unhealthy? I must confess, I was hesitant to embrace this new darling of the health food and fitness community for a long while. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Italian Sausage and Three Root Soup

    Shannon Stonger
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    This Italian Sausage soup is the perfect way to get nourishing root veggies and beets into the bellies of those who may think they dislike beets. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Table Salt vs. Sea Salt

    Megan Stevens
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Table salt and Sea Salt are NOT the same thing, nor do they both convey the same health benefits. Beware of highly refined salt, as it's lacking in the trace minerals our bodies crave. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • DECEMBER GIVEAWAY: $750 Amazon Gift Card

    Kristen Michaelis
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    This month, I'm giving away a $750 Amazon Gift Card to one of you as a way of saying thank you for reading. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • 4 Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

    Kristen Michaelis
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Searching for a few perfect Christmas Gift Ideas for your foodie loved ones? Try these on for size. This Christmas season, these are the gift ideas I'm falling back on for my foodie friends & family. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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  • The Binge Eating Diaries: Stop Waiting for Cheat Days

    Jacki Monaco
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever thought of food like you do about saving money – eat less now so you can have more or something richer later? Jacki shares how that thinking can lead to an overdrawn account. Our Bodies Are Not Bank Accounts I’ve often thought of my body like a bank account. If I just keep saving up money (or calories)… I can finally go on that shopping spree (or eating spree). But unlike money, which we can stow away until we’re ready to splurge, our bodies need fuel on a daily basis. Our bodies are not bank accounts. Calories are not coins that we can stash away until a Friday…
  • Tess Holliday: Model And Body Image Activist Says #EffYourBeautyStandards

    Erin Risius, MA
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our Body Image Idol of the Week History is in the making in the fashion industry. Fashion model Tess Holliday is the first woman of her size to land a contract with a major modeling agency, MiLK Management in London. Now, Holliday is not only a model, but a Body Positive size activist who in a matter of days had almost a half a million posts on the hashtag #EffYourBeautyStandards on Instagram. Fed Up With Body Image Pressure The attention Holliday and MiLK Management are attracting is telling and speaks to the level to which people – and especially women – are fed up with trying to…
  • The Back-and-Forth of Achieving a Healthy Weight

    Beth Turchi
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We recently saw a meme on Facebook from OMG Paradise that said “An optimist is someone who realizes that a taking a step backwards after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha”. Beth shares her cha-cha below. “No Foods Are Bad Foods” The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work. I don’t believe in or practice the idea of a New Year’s resolution; never have, but there’s nothing wrong with seeing the advent of a new year as a time to get back to basics.  It was way too easy to convince myself that “no foods are bad…
  • Pop Quiz: The Changing Face of Healthy Eating for Healthy Weights

    June Lupiani, RDN, CSSD
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    As A Dietitian, The Science Of Nutrition Is Fascinating I love my work. I love that my professional career as a dietitian has such practical application and that  I can spend time doing on the job training that I can later take home with me and incorporate into that night’s dinner. I love learning about clinical trials done in laboratories where scientists isolate particular nutrients from garden plants and sit on benches for long hours where they probe, dissect and expose each to harsh environments and make long lists of all of the ways these teeny tiny plant chemicals might boost our…
 
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  • Pan-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon and Mustard Cream Sauce

    Jenny
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    It was a busy day, and I was up to my ears in emails.   As the afternoon wore on into evening, my husband and I desperately needed to figure out dinner.  That’s when I reached for a new book, Nourishing Broth, that was recently sent to me for review.  I thumbed through it, and landed on a recipe for Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cream Sauce.  I showed it to my husband, and he headed to the kitchen to make it.  It’s wonderfully simple, but also elegant, too – combining cream with sharp Dijon-style mustard and fresh tarragon.     My husband tucked the seasoned chicken into…
  • Vietnamese-Style Beef Stew (Bo Kho)

    Sarah Atshan
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    It’s stewing season. And while I love a good, simple, Julia-Child-style stew, I also like to get a bit complex. A bit spicy and fragrant. Bo kho hits all of those and then some. While it’s said to have French origins, this beef stew is in a league all of its own. Full of gelatin-rich beef stock, aromatic spices, hearty vegetables, and brightened with fresh herbs and lime juice, it’s a perfect nourishing dish to make on a grey day or a lazy Sunday. Grass-fed Beef: Rich in Good Fats, Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants In my household, we favor grass-finished beef over…
  • How to Store Bone Broth (and a sweet giveaway for you)

    Jenny
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    One afternoon a friend walked into my home, took a big breath, and, sighed, “Your home always smells so good – like butter and broth.” And you might laugh, but that was one of the finest compliments I’ve ever received about my home (and if you saw our humble, tiny kitchen you might know why.) But, truly, though, I want my home to welcome guests with the aroma of good things to eat. 

And, as many of you know, there’s nearly always a pot of broth bubbling away on the stove. And while we’ve talked about the benefits of bone broth extensively before, and I’ve given you…
  • Why Grass-fed Dairy Matters (and a visit to three English farms)

    Jenny
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Nestled in the vivid green undulating hills of southwest England, thrive several small family dairies.  Dairies that, for generations, have kept their animals outside, on fresh pasture.  These small farmers have come together through their cooperative, to offer a beautiful organic cheddar that has just recently been made available in the US.  Last autumn, they invited me to have a look: to meet their farmers, to stroll the pastures, to sample the cheddar. So, my family packed our bags and headed to the vivid green pastures of Devon in Southwest England to visit three of the eight family…
  • Chai Spiced Butter Tea

    Jenny
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    I’ve never been one for breakfast.  My stomach doesn’t really wake up until mid-morning.  Sure, I try to take the time to make a hot breakfast for my little boy before he heads off to school, whether that’s fried eggs and fresh tomatoes, or homemade oatmeal.  For the most part, I sip something first thing in the morning: jasmine tea, bone broth sprinkled with salt and garlic, and lately, I’ve enjoyed spiced butter tea – rich and milky and spiked with warming notes of black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. Later, especially on the weekends, I…
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    Nutrition Unplugged

  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:37 pm
    A look at the week’s worth of food in the news. EIGHT KEY TRENDS SPOTTED DURING A YEAR OF TRAVELS Via Eater Eater writer Bill Addison spent 150 days on the road researching the most newsworthy restaurants in America and compiled the eight key trends he saw. Listed as trend of the year is that Middle Eastern food is emerging in regional splendor with additional trends including, the white plate is disappearing, blood sausage moves to the forefront, fungi in cocktails, buckwheat is big, among others. ’8os DINING TRENDS EXPERIENCE REVIVAL Via New York magazine/Grub Street Several…
  • Check Your Negative Self-Talk: 8 Things Never to Say to Yourself About Eating

    Janet
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    We don’t realize that the voices in our head, the things that we say to ourselves about eating can have a tremendous influence.  That was the topic of my recent post for U.S News & World Report:  8 Things Never to Say to Yourself About Eating. Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy when it comes to food. Those little things that we say to ourselves before or after we eat may be doing more harm than we even realize. Do you need to re-language your food thoughts? Here’s what nutrition experts say are the eight things you should stop saying to yourself about eating: 1. “I was so…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    A look at the week’s worth of news about food. SOUTHEAST IRELAND’S CULINARY SCENE ON THE RISE ViaThe New York Times Southeast Ireland is becoming a destination for high-end culinary experiences with Michelin-starred establishments, unique gourmet bistros and one-of-a-kind pop-up dinners around the town of Dungarvan. Tourists and locals alike are enjoying the influx of better dining options that feature international dishes as well as modern Irish fare made with local, seasonal ingredients. SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANT ADDS FIRE AND SMOKE TO EVERY DISH  ViaThe Washington Post At…
  • Five Big Food Trends of 2015

    Janet
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:52 pm
    I’ve already done a compilation of 2015 food trend predictions.  Now I’m pulling insights from dunnhumby, a customer science company that claims to use a unique methodology to predict the big trends of 2015 — taking the best of food and culinary trends uncovered through research, online recipes, restaurant menus, industry journals, the news, purchasing behavior and talking to consumers.  They describe 2015 as the year of living thoughtfully.  The how of the product — how it’s produced, packaged, and raised will play an increasingly prominent role in how…
  • Fancy Food Show Trends: A Roundup of Trendspotting

    Janet
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    The 40th Winter Fancy Food Show just wrapped up in San Francisco, where more than 1,400 exhibitors touted everything from artichoke water, toasted coconut shavings, and seaweed chips to Wagyu beef jerky and  insta-beef pho broth.  The breakout flavors and ingredients:  coconut, turmeric, seaweed, chickpeas and maple.  While I didn’t get a chance to attend the show myself (which is convened by the Specialty Food Association),  I’ve been intently reading the trends spotted by others.  Here’s a roundup of what was hot at the annual Fancy Food Show, with a link to the…
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    Raise Healthy Eaters

  • 5 Popular Pieces of Nutrition Advice that Fall Short

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Pick up a popular health magazine and you’ll find the same nutrition advice recycled over and over. This advice is so ingrained, I often hear people recite it back to me verbatim. But I have a problem with this typical advice because it can be limiting and even backfire in certain cases. Let me show you what I mean. 1. Keep it Out of the House: During a recent interview I was asked if it’s best to have people keep palatable food, like cookies, out of the house. The idea is if it’s not there, people will not be tempted to eat it. Here’s the problem: This advice gives…
  • 30 Meal Challenge (Meals 18-21): Crust-Less Quiche, Italian Dishes & Chicken Tenders

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Kind of a mish mash of meals today. Let’s dig in… Crust-less Quiche I would love to find more ways to cook eggs other than breakfast. I’ve tried frittatas a few times and some are okay, but none have stuck. My husband is opposed to quiche because of memories of having to eat it during Christmas when he really wanted bacon and eggs. I knew I wanted to try this Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Crust-less Quiche on Budget Bites (my new fave food blog). But would the hubs go for it? So I called it a “frittata” and asked him to try it for breakfast on my way out to take the…
  • 30 Meal Challenge (Meals 15-17): Shrimp Two Ways and Salmon Cakes

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    This challenge is getting difficult but I’m more than halfway there! Today I’m highlighting two shrimp meals and my never-ending attempt at Salmon Cakes. Baked Orange Shrimp I like cooking with shrimp because it cooks fast and is easy to defrost.  I posted this baked shrimp and broccoli recipe awhile ago but I want something different. I tested it on my husband when he came home early for lunch Monday but wanted to wait before serving it to the kids. I defrosted a pound of shrimp and tossed it with olive oil and salt and pepper. At 400F, I baked it in a dish for about 10 minutes…
  • 30 Meal Challenge (Meals 11-14): Simple Chicken Recipes

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    Okay, I can see that I cook with chicken a lot.  What I have been trying to do is to incorporate substitutions if I feel we are in chicken overload. For example, the chicken Alfredo and quesadilla recipes can easily work with shrimp.  Once I decide on a base recipe, it’s easy to switch out proteins, veggies and starches.  Actually, this is a great way to introduce new foods to kids — using a base recipe they like.  It’s all about the base… So here are some simple chicken recipes I’ve recently made: Oven Baked Fajitas I was planning on using this recipe from…
  • Why I Made the Switch to Serving Dessert WITH Dinner

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. We were at a family gathering where the kids had access to sweets (donuts) and lunch food (sandwiches, pasta salad etc). I helped them get food and sat them down. I went to get my food and when I returned, Big A told was quick to point out how much she ate and wanted to know if she could have her donut. Little D followed his big sister’s lead. Here’s the thing. My kids don’t have to eat a certain amount to get dessert when we have it. Even so, they have learned that dessert really is…
 
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    Real Food For Life

  • Sexy Veggie Music Video

    Randy Fritz
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:20 pm
    This is a parody of the “Sexy and I Know It” song. It is good for a laugh AND you may be inspired to eat organic! We will let you decide if they really do make organic sexy but in any case, it is entertaining. Check out this list of the foods that normally have […]
  • Easy Cheezy Vegan Nachos

    Diana Herrington
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Easy Cheezy Vegan Nachos Nachos were one of my favourites when I was simply a vegetarian because you could find them without the beef.  When I became vegan nachos were no longer on the menu.   All that cheese just does not work for me. Ingredients: 2 cups tortilla chips 1 cup black beans, cooked 1 […]
  • 9 Vegan Egg Replacements For Baking

    Diana Herrington
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    There are many reasons we might want to avoid eggs in our diet. It could be due to allergies, other health issues, religious reasons, animal rights or we may simply not like the taste. For me, there is a combination of reasons to eliminate eggs. At the age of four I did not like the […]
  • 17 Year-Old Forced by STATE to Undergo Chemotherapy

    Diana Herrington
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Cassanda C. is a 17-year old being locked in a hospital room, and forced to under-go chemotherapy treatments against her will. After experiencing adverse effects from her first round of chemo, Cassandra ran away to escape further treatment, deciding she wanted to purse alternative treatment procedures. Now the Supreme Court has enforced her to have chemo […]
  • Meditation on Forgiveness

    Diana Herrington
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
      This is a meditation that I have found very helpful in my life. I invite you to use it and you can even insert a name in for someone whom you are working on forgiving or asking for forgiveness from. When I was given this, I was told to do it seven times a […]
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    AstroNutrition

  • Product Review: New Chapter Zyflamend Anti-Inflammtory Herbs

    AstroNutrition
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:51 am
    Some health researchers suggest that inflammation may be the root cause of many, if not all, disease. It is a relatively new area of thought, but one that has garnered a fair amount of attention. read more
  • Product Review: RoxyLean ECA Fatburner

    AstroNutrition
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    RoxyLean ECA is a widely used fat burner designed to activate the body’s weight-loss mechanisms. RoxyLean is an ephedrine-free fat burner, despite its ECA label. read more
  • Men's Health: Multivitamins for Optimal Wellbeing

    AstroNutrition
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Doctors and health practitioners regularly recommend multivitamin supplements for most of the patients, and for good reason. New research shows some potential disadvantages for single-vitamin supplements when combating poor health. Multivitamins, on the other hand, don’t experience the same limitations. read more
  • Product Focus: Rainbow Light Busy-Brain Release

    AstroNutrition
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    Our busy lives are killing us. That’s what all kinds of health researchers are saying. The health impacts of a busy, on-the-go lifestyle can lead to serious consequences if not addressed adequately. Heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, depression/anxiety, and other serious health problems can be experienced with uncontrolled stress. read more
  • Probiotics & Bone Health

    AstroNutrition
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    When we talk about bone density, probiotics don’t often come into the conservation. But that’s starting to change. read more
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    Dr Bill Dean

  • Detoxification and the Breath

    Dr Bill Dean
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    The use of breath exercises or pranayama is a longstanding health technique in the yoga tradition that is one of the fundamentals to help improve one's health And these breath techniques can even be foundational before beginning asana or posture practice that are guided by yoga teachers in studios across the country The question from an energy science perspective is how can breathing exercises give us such a physiologic advantage The Elements and Tissue Layers All the ancient healing traditions saw the mindbody as an energy field and spoke of the 5 great elements that were observed in…
  • The Noon Meal

    Dr Bill Dean
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:47 pm
    Have you ever noticed that you feel better when you eat your biggest meal of the day early, say around 12 noon and 2pm? The energy science nutrition of healing has an answer for why that occurs. The digestive fire which is a collective term for all the enzyme systems from the mouth to the lower colon is hottest between 10am and 2pm. This is to say that our mindbody's transformative energy is strongest at this time. Our digestion is optimal. Previous human experience would bear this out. Before the industrial revolution and the information age there is evidence that people observed this…
  • Seafood and Freshwater Fish

    Dr Bill Dean
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:23 pm
     Freshwater fish will pacify everyone's physiology and promote energetic balance because the meat has not lived in salt water all its life  Now shrimp is an exception to the saltwater rule but what if there were freshwater prawns Wow that would be hitting a home run!  All of us could benefit from this novel animal food since freshwater fish can be used by everyone regardless of their energy pattern A patient of mine told me about freshwater prawns that are farmed here locally. "What a great idea!", I said Then I began thinking of possible problems They'll probably have a weird…
  • The Heavy Feeling and Toxicity

    Dr Bill Dean
    2 Jan 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Have we ever felt physically heavy, sluggish, and just not wanting to move? And that's the groundstate for depression, isn't it? Because depression actually means to not move. Our mindbody energy has slowed down. When these qualities are felt they indicate either a buildup of the Kapha energy pattern or toxicity or both. Energy that doesn't flow in the mindbody becomes like stagnant pools of water in a mountain stream or lake. The mobility of water is almost imperceptible. With less and less flow through the pool life begins to spawn. Small fish find a home, vegetative growth becomes obvious,…
  • The Single Most Important Thing in Life

    Dr Bill Dean
    26 Dec 2014 | 6:55 pm
    I think most would agree that health is the most important thing that we can have in life  The issue is "How do we maintain if we have it and how do we get if we don't have it"  The answer is not in a pill And there are distractions to keep us off track Foreclosures, environmental trashing, falling dollar, energy problems, unemployment, economic depression, failed relationships, bankruptcy. These are pretty big problems that are confronting some of us, our society and planet today. But I would suggest that to focus on these issues distracts us from health. When we get distracted we…
 
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    Nourishing

  • Allowing Life To Unfold

    Gina Ryan
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:41 pm
    I took the picture above yesterday while I walked and took some time for silence at the beach. So beautiful, the waves alive and somewhat predictable making walking in the surf fun and easy. This evening when I went to the very same spot -well tried to go to the very same spot I could not even enter the beach! The hard crashing waves made the narrow entry to the beach completely off limits. Yesterday I had thoughts of the waves being like situations in life with my desire being to know what to do in the waves or circumstances. I knew in my heart I could not really predict what the waves or…
  • Is Food Your Distraction?

    Gina Ryan
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Eating beyond full takes us into the vague place where food is no longer about nourishment or need. We enter the milieu of wants and desires and usually it is not food we are wanting or desiring. To be physically satisfied by our food is a wonderful feeling -one that allows us to enjoy a variety of foods with or with out the company of others. When we learn to eat to satiety and then stop, we can trust ourselves with any type of food or in any type of situation –celebratory or not– for we know from experience that we stop when we are physically full. For many this season of…
  • 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…
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • Get Off the Weight Loss Rollercoaster, I Can Help

    Richard
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    What day is it today? Yup, January flew by and according to statistics your resolve to stick to your weight loss resolution probably fell out the window. The final week of January pounds the nail in the coffin of diets and exercise. I remember it from last year, it happens, that new fad diet (gluten …Continue reading »Related Posts:Summer is Coming: Time to Use Some Ab FinishersWeight Loss Myths: What Do You Believe?Start September Strong with the 21 Day FixNew New Year’s Resolutions: Pick A WordFive Easy to Add Metabolism Boosting Foodsa.A post from: health and fitness
  • Pick a Goal and Make a Positive Change!

    Richard
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    New Year’s Day always tends to make me reflective and as you guessed since tomorrow is the start of 2015 that I’m in a particularly reflective mood. Last night, I was thinking about personal change and why more people do/don’t change or do/don’t improve themselves. Following this line of thought I decided to do a …Continue reading »Related Posts:Shrimp Squat Your Way to a Pistol SquatThe Viral Video with Ido Portal on MovementMonday Confessional and I Need MobilityHappy New Year! Are Your Resolutions Ready? It’s 2013Gingerbread Man Yoga?? Are You Ready To Change?a.A…
  • Nailed My First Muscle-Up!

    Richard
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Last week, I engaged in a conversation on the importance of rotating training focus. This conversation was with a couple coworkers and to add some context we are the suit and tie folks that spend too much time at our desks. A lunch challenge came from this conversation. I accepted it… and DESTROYED it! I …Continue reading »Related Posts:Insanity Max30 Challenge Group, Join MeI Want You To Start A Quest Today!Workout Wednesday: Always Time for Pull-Ups and Muscle-UpsMuscle Up Training: Progression and RegressionKettlebell Pulling Power Workouta.A post from: health and fitness
  • Insanity Max30 Challenge Group, Join Me

    Richard
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    If you missed the Shakeology tab on the header (or you are on a mobile device), than you probably don’t know that I am an Independent Beachbody Coach. Yes, that is the same Beachbody that gave us P90X and Insanity. Honestly, I had issues with those programs. I only joined because I liked Shakeology. The …Continue reading »Related Posts:A New Phase In My Life And ShakeologyStart September Strong with the 21 Day FixTacFit 26 Update: Alpha to Delta WorkoutsNailed My First Muscle-Up!Skipping Exercise Is Making You Fata.A post from: health and fitness
  • RAIL Against IT Band Problems

    Richard
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    Sitting destroys more than just your back. It also messes up your hips, knees, and hamstrings which all combine to wreck the way you walk. Walking funky wears your joints out. Maybe you are like me…days that I sit too much I get nagging aches and pains in the joints of my lower body. I am …Continue reading »Related Posts:Monday Confessional and I Need MobilityKaty Bowman and Happy FeetThe Anti-Fat Bias? Is it in you?Nailed My First Muscle-Up!Time to Fix that Tight Shouldera.A post from: health and fitness
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    Nutrishus

  • Heating Things Up In 2015 {ReDux}

    steph wheler langdon
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    I find it hard to believe that it's already January 21st (and that I already have a 9 week old!). I haven't been as active online since becoming a mother, but that doesn't mean I haven't been finding time to cook and continue trying new things in the kitchen. The monthly Recipe Redux challenges keep me inspired to share recipes with you, so here you have it, Sriracha Brussels Sprouts & Shrimp. This month's theme was: Start Smoking in the New Year - The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smoking techniques, subtly smoked food is…
  • Savory & Sweet Party Mix {Recipe ReDux}

    steph wheler langdon
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It's been a busy month for us as we're getting used to the third member of our family (fourth if you count our dog Albert!). I'm sure it's been busy for many of you as you prepare for the holiday season, attend parties, and get together with family/friends. I still found time to take part in this month's ReDux by cooking while my mother-in-law had time with our little one.The theme for this month was Grab a Book & Cook! It’s the end of the year and we’re taking a moment to reflect: ReDux has been around for 42 months! (Can you believe some of you have ReDux-ed 42 recipes?) To…
  • Memorable Meals {Recipe ReDux}

    steph wheler langdon
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Food plays an important role in our culture and is part of all kinds of celebrations and gatherings. In Canada we've already celebrated Thanksgiving, a holiday which often involves lots of food and food traditions. With that in mind, this month's Recipe ReDux theme is  A Food Memory For Which You Are Thankful: In the US, November marks the Thanksgiving holiday. But many of us are especially thankful for food memories we have shared with friends or relatives throughout our lives. Was it a special meal you ate as a child? Or, maybe it was a food you grew and harvested with your own…
  • Out of Control

    steph wheler langdon
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I often look at the start of a new month as a chance to review, revise, and examine my goals. With October ending on the high note of Halloween and November starting to feel a bit more like Christmas (since we've celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada already) there are lots of things to reflect on.I continue my exploration into mindfulness, moderation, and minimalism. These areas really interest me as a dietitian, someone who enjoys spending time on self development, a soon to be mother, and as a life long learner. Thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, I think it's fairly obvious…
  • 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…
 
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    The Healthy Home Economist

  • Why I Declined an Appearance on The Doctors TV Show

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. ~ Mahatma Gandhi This is quite possibly the most difficult of the 1482 articles I’ve written on this blog to date since 2009. I just got off the phone with the producer of the popular TV show The Doctors to decline an invitation to appear on an upcoming show. I received the invite in order to “fairly” represent the views of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children in light of the media frenzy surrounding the Disneyland measles outbreak. This is the sixth interview request I’ve…
  • Is Water Kefir as Beneficial as Milk Kefir?

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    My recent article comparing the probiotic potency and overall health benefits of milk kefir versus yogurt spawned a lot of emails to my inbox with questions about how water kefir fits into the mix. After a bit of reflection on the subject, I came to the conclusion that the topic really deserved its own blog post, so here we go! Which is really better, water kefir or milk kefir?  Or, are the benefits between the two basically the same? (...)Read the rest of Is Water Kefir as Beneficial as Milk Kefir? (1,156 words) © Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist for The Healthy Home Economist, 2015. |…
  • Why Kefir is a Healthier Choice than Yogurt

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    I was chatting with a neighbor recently about her first attempt at culturing a quart of yogurt on the counter at room temperature, which unlike kefir, another type of fermented milk product, can sometimes be a little tricky to pull off. The end result was soupy, and the culture didn’t seem to “take” unlike the heated yogurt she produced with her yogurt maker. (...)Read the rest of Why Kefir is a Healthier Choice than Yogurt (1,219 words) © Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist for The Healthy Home Economist, 2015. | Permalink | 25 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed…
  • The 5 Reasons Why Grains Are The Hardest Food to Digest

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    By Monica Corrado, MA, CNC If you’ve heard of the GAPS Diet, Autoimmune Protocol, or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), you know that elimination of grains is a major step in reclaiming the health of your gut. But why? Grains have been consumed for thousands of years by many healthy, degenerative disease free ancestral cultures without an issue. Why all of a sudden do folks need to stop eating them in order to arrest symptoms of autoimmune disease? Isn’t there an easier way?  The foundation of the Food Pyramid is “heart healthy” whole grains after all. Can’t…
  • Amalgam Filling Removal Risks Autoimmune Woes

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
      By Carrie Vitt of Deliciously Organic In the spring of 2008, a simple trip to the dentist for a routine procedure turned my world upside-down. I went to the dentist because of a cracked amalgam filling in one of my teeth. I didn’t realize at the time that if you get an amalgam filling removed or replaced you should go to a biological dentist who’s been properly trained!  The reason is that approximately 50% of a dental amalgam is toxic elemental mercury by weight. Improper removal of amalgam fillings risks heavy metal toxicity among other serious health woes. Unfortunately, my…
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    Food Confidence

  • Formula Meals: Easy Egg Muffins

    Danielle Omar
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    These healthy and oh-so versatile breakfast egg muffins can feed everyone in your family! It’s Formula Meals time again folks and today we are making easy-peasey breakfast egg muffins! These super versatile muffins will please even the pickiest eaters because you can adapt them a zillion different ways. The options are endless but the template is the same…that is the power of formula meals! As formula meals go, once you figure out the “template” being used, you can sub-in anything you want to create easy weeknight meals (or breakfast) in minutes — no recipe required! So…
  • Smoky Harissa Rapini with Black Bean Pasta

    Danielle Omar
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:08 am
    This gluten free black bean pasta tossed with rapini and harissa is an earthy, spicy, bold flavored bowl of delicious! Sometimes I’m amazed at some of the foods I ate as a child. I love the horror on people’s face when I tell them I used to gnaw on pickled pigs feet when I was little. If you’re even remotely familiar with pigs feet, you know that gnaw is not an exaggeration; you literally need to tear the sparse fatty flesh off the pigs knuckled feet with your teeth. Was this a cruel childhood joke played on an innocent child? I look back now and think — yes! But as a…
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado Cream

    Danielle Omar
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    Seasoned and roasted Brussels Sprouts tossed with a creamy avocado sauce — pure vegetable decadence! This recipe was my way to use up a few perfectly ripe avocados and give my Brussels sprouts an air of decadence. I think I succeeded. First I tossed the Brussels with some olive oil and the Zhoug spice blend in the picture above. I love these pre-made spice blends. I always pick them up when I see a new one at the grocery store. This blend was part of a 3-pack from Trader Joes. They really make it easy to roast anything and get great flavor. The Zhoug is a Middle Eastern blend combining…
  • She’s 40 and Fabulous

    Danielle Omar
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    No, not me, silly. Today the food blogging world is honoring a good friend, amazing and supportive colleague, and just all-around cool gal on her birthday: Regan Miller Jones. Regan is a mom, a wife, a great friend and a serial entrepreneur. She is the communications head honcho over at Cabot Cheese and the inspiration behind many a cool project, including The Recipe Redux, Healthy Aperture, Blog Brûlée and RDs for Disclosure. Knowing Regan has made me a better food photographer, a more enthusiastic blogger, and a wiser business owner. She also makes what are sometimes painful nutrition…
  • My Three Words for 2015

    Danielle Omar
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    I’m a serial goal setter. I love it. It’s makes me happy to write things down that I want to go and do. Over the last few years instead of creating a New Years Resolution I have practiced something called Three Words.  I decide on three words and they become a theme for my efforts in the year to come. I post the words on my computer and by seeing and reading them each day they become a part of my life. I can begin projects, create tasks, and write to-do lists around my words. Or I can just use them as guiding principles. At the end of the year I am able to look back and see how…
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • Is Fear What’s Really Blocking You? Choosing Love Over Fear

    cdobbas
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
      I talk about “choosing love over fear” a lot. In fact, these words make up one of my favorite daily mantras: I choose to let love in and fear out. It wasn’t always like this though. Before I was ready to dig deep and really look at (or even be aware of) how my inner world shaped my outer world, I would have thought you were a little nutty, if you told me to “choose love over fear.” Today, however, choosing love over fear is an integral (grounding) part of my day on a moment-to-moment basis – in all areas of my life – finances, relationships, business, self-kindness ……
  • How to Stop Emotional Eating

    cdobbas
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
      Have you ever had a double chocolate Costco muffin? It’s a chocolate muffin with chocolate chips … totally lethal. They’re addicting and they’re ginormous. Back in the day, if I got my hands on one, I’d microwave it, so the chocolate would get all ooey-gooey and then mindlessly eat the entire thing –   in one sitting. In fact (hand over mouth), sometimes … I’d have two.   To do this, I had a strategy. Skip a meal or two, get super, super hungry and go all in. Where’d that leave me? Feeling gross, unhealthy, and with a major stomachache.   The truth is, I…
  • 3 Tools (You’re Not Using) to Become the Happiest Healthiest Version of You

    cdobbas
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
      The holidays can bring up a lot of funky feelings – from lack to fear of gaining weight (how many articles do we need to see about beating holiday weight gain?) to overwhelm. Lack, fear, and overwhelm – a sure-fire mix to feel not good enough, not thin enough, and getting weird with our food – whether that be overeating, skipping meals and snacks, creating a bunch of food rules that keep us stuck, or eating for comfort. I’ve been there. It’s painful. It hurts. And it leaves you feeling deeply sad and a little empty. Because at a time of year like this – aren’t we all…
  • How I Live On Purpose

    cdobbas
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
      In this fun interview, I’m sharing how I live on purpose in support of my friend Dr. Danielle Dowling and her new book The Soul Sessions, a 5-week guide to crafting greater joy and making big things happen. Get a free sample here !   How do you let go of the chase for perfection? By remembering that there’s no such thing as perfect. And that once you get to that “perfect place” there’s always another “perfect” you want to get to. The cycle is never ending. It’s the same for happiness, and the “I’ll be happy when…” mindset. I’ll be happy when I get…
  • Are Your Beliefs What’s Really Keeping You Stuck in Dieting Craziness?

    cdobbas
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:56 pm
      We all have beliefs, stories and thoughts that make us who we are today. Sometimes they hold us back; sometimes they propel us forward. Which do yours do for you?   Mine were holding me back… I remember it like it was yesterday. But it was over 12 years ago now. It was about 9 p.m. on a Friday, and I was hungry (so hungry). So, I ate the only thing I had around, which I wasn’t petrified of eating this late – a 100-calorie pack of fat-free pretzels. I then went to the gym to “work it off.” I was filled with so much shame from doing this. I couldn’t believe that I had to…
 
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    Laurel On Health Food

  • Homemade Bloody Mary Mix

    Laurel
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    It was a chilly day in NYC last spring, and I was having brunch with a group of my girlfriends. We had finished our meals and were ordering more cocktails, stretching out our brunch into the 3rd hour on the lazy Sunday. My friend Regina sat across from me and caught my eye. “Girl, you […]Homemade Bloody Mary Mix is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Warm Kale and Avocado Salad

    Laurel
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    A new take on an old faithful today. I’ve posted similar versions of this kale salad before including an awesome sweet version with kiwi that’s in my Going Back for Seconds cookbook, but today I’ve got a warm take on it that’s great for the winter time. It’s easy to find fresh and crunchy kale […]Warm Kale and Avocado Salad is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Jalapeño Cornbread

    Laurel
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    It was gorgeous and mildly chilly last Sunday, and I had a hankering for veggie chili. Since a big pot of chili just isn’t right without some fresh cornbread on the side, I tested out a new recipe for a jalapeño cornbread using plant-based ingredients and gluten-free flour. I love how the bright green pieces of jalapeño really brighten […]Jalapeño Cornbread is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Roasted Okra Salad

    Laurel
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Each year in the fall my friend’s family hosts an Okra Fest, a big party with tons of okra recipes (including lots of fresh okra grown right in their backyard), okra games, okra drinks, and okra everything. I’ve missed out on Okra Fest in years past because I was living in New York. Now that I’m […]Roasted Okra Salad is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Indian Spiced White Bean Soup

    Laurel
    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
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • The Inigo Montoya Guide to Whole Food Vitamins

    Jonathan Bechtel
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    The idea that we can boil down fruits and vegetables into a single pill to get all our daily nutrients is almost Santa-Claus like in the way it seems to get us something from nothing. I mean, even if you're stone broke you can probably rummage your glove department and shake the couch for the $20 needed for a 30 day supply. A heck of a lot cheaper than going to the grocery store! But alas, sadly, I think many folks (including many who position themselves as experts in the supplement industry) are just a lil' confused about how these actually work. Alas, when we talk about whole food vitamins…
  • 2014: Year-In-Review and What’s Ahead

    Jonathan Bechtel
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:17 pm
    End-of-year roundups are an intimidating endeavor. Nothing pops the bubble of denial inside your own head like an excel spreadsheet. They reveal the unmitigated truth, NO MATTER WHAT. I just finished updating my master excel file that contains all the fixins - sales I made, volume sold, growth rates. Looking over it is edifying, but it always takes me a few days to get the gumption to go ahead and do it. So how'd things go? Details inside.2014: Year-In-Review and What’s Ahead is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • A New Year’s Resolution for 2015: Sleep Outside

    Jonathan Bechtel
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Another year is upon us. These days New Years resolutions seem to be out of vogue. Every year around this time the wonkosphere gleefully pumps out articles about how much recidivism will keep us locked into our current habits NO MATTER WHAT. They're probably right, and I'm not a huge fan of resolutions myself. But a touch of re-evaluation at the beginning of the year is still useful. Here's a simple behavior switch that I've used over the past year that's very light weight and has a nice, balanced effect on your mind, body and soul.A New Year’s Resolution for 2015: Sleep Outside is a…
  • If You Have a Relative With Parkinson’s, Read This.

    Jonathan Bechtel
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A customer asked me about the best supplements to take for someone with Parkinson's. Two and a half month's later, I have an answer. Hey, punctuality has never been my strong suit. Just ask my exes. And that Parkinson's stuff? It's about reducing inflammation, balancing your redox state and removing toxins.If You Have a Relative With Parkinson’s, Read This. is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • How to Kill Panic and Anxiety With Valerian Root and Ashwagandha

    Jonathan Bechtel
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:39 pm
    To continue with our on-going discussion about using natural remedies to alleviate mood problems, let us now turn our attention to the problem of anxiety. The best combination of vitamins and herbs that'll reduce the panic.How to Kill Panic and Anxiety With Valerian Root and Ashwagandha is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Support for Organizations Serving Low-Income Needs

    LZX Team
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:15 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Organizations Serving Low-Income Needs Walmart Foundation State Giving Program The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program awards grants to nonprofit organizations at the state and regional level throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico for programs that give individuals access to a better life. There are four funding cycles per year; nonprofit organizations in each state have two opportunities per year to apply. Applications will be accepted in all four funding cycles for programs within the scope of one of the following Focused Giving areas:…
  • Free Stickers for National Nutrition Month!

    LZX Team
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    Learning ZoneXpress has everything you need to celebrate! National Nutrition Month in March is our favorite time of year. Learning ZoneXpress spends months planning and creating solutions for nutrition professionals like you. Because you are a valued email subscriber, we want you to be one of the first to know about this year’s special offers! Limited Availability! March is Nutrition Month Bulletin Board Kit Regular Price: $24.95 Sale Price: $14.95 Also… FREE roll of 200 Kids Active MyPlate Stickers when you use coupon code MNM15. Expires 3/31/15. Not valid with any other offers.
  • Prevent the flu – It starts with you!

    LZX Team
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    Flu season is in full swing, and it’s a great time to remind our kids how to stay healthy and avoid spreading germs. The following resources are perfect for making healthy habits front of mind and fun for children. Preventing the flu starts with you (but of course we’re here to help)! Hand Washing Stickers 200 stickers per roll. Reward proper hand wash… Item # 906500 Price: $6.95 Handwashing Poster ABC 8-1/2″ x 24″, Laminated This step-by-step guide… Item # 4552 Price: $7.95 Hand Washing Habits Bookmarks 2 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ bookmarks, Package of…
  • Be inspired: The power of yet by Carol S Dweck

    LZX Team
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:47 pm
    It’s the holidays. It’s winter. We need to get this 2015 party started! We wanted to provide five videos to help you leave 2014 and enter 2015 inspired… The power of yet by Carol S Dweck [youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-swZaKN2Ic
  • Be inspired: How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes by Adam

    LZX Team
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    It’s the holidays. It’s winter. We need to get this 2015 party started! We wanted to provide five videos to help you leave 2014 and enter 2015 inspired… How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes by Adam Leipzig
 
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    Ashworth College Community : Blog List - Nutrition-Fitness-Exercise Group

  • BAD HABITS: Are They Sabotaging Your Results?

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    It’s Friday, you’re weighing in and WOW! You’re down two pounds from where you were in last week’s weigh in. Way to go, YOU ROCK! Another week goes by and you’ve fallen off the wagon somewhat but here comes another weigh in. You hop on the scale and the scale doesn’t budge. The disappointment sets in and now you’re on the “Blame Game” rollercoaster. Are you letting your bad habits sabotage your results? Reaching any goal is all about consistency. Whatever you are consistent in doing you become an expert at. So if you are an…
  • W.O.W - WORKOUT OF the WEEK

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Are you ready to show off your W.O.W factor. Each month the goal is to implement something new into your workout regimen. And you can start right here with Ashworth's WORKOUT OF the WEEK. Make it fun and bring along the family and friends for support. Your first workout is a pyramid workout you can do at home. Try it out and let us know how you do by commenting to this post. Carla T. HardyFitness and Exercise InstructorAshworth College
  • Santa Cookies!! Without the Belly

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Ho, ho, ho!!! Merry Christmas! Christmas is right around the corner and that means Santa is on his way. Let's help Santa be a little less "round" this holiday season with a healthy twist on your Christmas Cookies. These cookies taste great without the added sugar and processed flour. Here's what you will need... Oatmeal Craisins Protein Cookies 1.5c Quick Oats2 small (ripe) bananas (You can also try 3/4c unsweetened apple sauce or pumpkin puree as an alternative)1/4c Craisins (less sugar variety or you can use any dried fruit)60g Protein Powder (Flavors: Cake Batter, Vanilla,…
  • You Are What You Eat

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    You’ve heard the saying “you are what you eat” plenty of times. But is there really any truth to it? Are you really “what you eat”?  Let’s take a scientific look and see what we come up with.  The body is an ever-changing specimen. The cells of the body are constantly dying off and renewing themselves on a continual basis. Every type of cell in the body has its own life span and the body’s tissues are under constant renewal. Some cells, like sperm cells only live a few days. Whereas, red blood cells can live up to four months.  The body…
  • SAY NO to the Holiday "Bulge"! Ashworth's Healthy Holiday Challenge

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    The holidays are here!! And along with all the fun, family and good food sometimes comes unwanted weight gain. Dinner after dinner. Party after party. The calories can begin to stack up especially if your activity level has diminished during this time. Which it often does with holiday travel. So now you're eating more and exercsing less and before you know it your waistline has begun to spread and you've added 5 pounds or more on the scale. But DON'T FRET!! Join the Ashworth College Challenge It's really easy and your goal is simply to maintain your weight within 2lb. during the holiday…
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    Jae Berman Nutrition

  • Recipes! Enjoy!

    JBNUT
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Hi guys! One of my responsibilities as a dietitian is to cruise the internet looking for recipes…so I picked up a few and thought I would share. Enjoy! Zucchini Boats – Five Ways Homemade Chicken Soup followed by many soup recipes to try Date – Coconut Energy Nuggets Chicken in Milk (yes I wrote that and it is delish!) Seven Terrific Bean Recipes Tangy Meatballs Cooking the Perfect Frittata Beet Burger Udon Noodle Soup with a Soft Egg Fish en Papillote with Citrus Peppers stuffed with Quinoa and Feta And because I am obsessed – some ways to cook with preserved lemons…
  • Eat With Confidence

    JBNUT
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    About six months ago, I had a call with a client who was desperate to lose weight. She was frustrated, doing everything “right” and could not figure out how to get the pounds off. She also informed me she had just started a super extreme diet – 500-800 calories per day and taking supplements. I expressed my obvious concern and explained this would likely not lead to long term results, but she was determined. She was going to do this plan, lose the weight and then figure out the next steps. We lost touch-she lives on the East Coast, she had a plan she wanted to follow and I had a…
  • Red Light! Green Light!

    JBNUT
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Happy new year everyone! Do you remember that game Red Light Green Light? Ever play it as a kid? In the oh so special way my brain works, I started thinking of this childhood game with regards to resolutions. Green Light! I am going to lose weight I am going workout every morning I am going to stop drinking alcohol I am going cook more I am going to get more sleep Then life happens….RED LIGHT! Man I am tired, I am going to sleep in tomorrow Just one glass of wine… Ugh I hate running But I have such a sweet tooth! One piece of chocolate… I had not time to grocery shopping…lets just…
  • Learn How to Cook – Quick and Easy!

    JBNUT
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    I came across this and had to share. Quick videos on cooking – makes life so much easier! And answers so many questions. Use this as a way to simplify things, learn something new or get more comfortable in the kitchen. If I could choose a resolution for you for 2015, it would be to cook more of your food. You would be amazed at the impact cooking can have on you and your family’s life. Why cook? Leads to weight loss since food from restaurants is usually filled with extra salt, fat and sugar. Leads to weight loss because portion sizes at restaurants are usually 2-3 times…
  • Rabbit Rabbit!!!

    JBNUT
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    20 years ago, my best friend told me it was good luck to say “rabbit rabbit” as your first words on the first day of the month…and for 20 years I have kept the tradition alive. Today is December 1st – so Rabbit Rabbit!!! It is actually a real thing (google says so) and don’t fret if you did not say it this morning…my friend added the loophole that if you put your head under the bed on the 2nd of the month and say “rabbit rabbit’ the good luck streak sticks. (That one is surprisingly not in google…but she swears by it….and yes I am an educated, sane adult writing…
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    Healthy Crush

  • How I Got Into Ketosis (And Why You Might Not Want To)

    jenny sansouci
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Hi you awesome people!!!! It’s 5am in Abu Dhabi right now so I figured it was the perfect time to write a blog. I keep procrastinating by listening to Bulletproof Radio (I love Dave Asprey’s podcast). Check out what he says about bulletproof birth control in this one, you’ll find it aligns very well with the video Nicole and I made about hormones. Also, listen to what he says about how we biologically choose our mates based on how they smell (pheromones), and if you’re on the pill you can’t pick up on that, which is why many women realize they chose the wrong…
  • How To Pack Light

    jenny sansouci
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Hey friends – I’m at the airport right now at JFK, waiting to board my flight to Abu Dhabi en route to Mahe Island. Who knows how much wifi I’m going to have for the next 12 days, so it’s going to be an adventure. To prepare for this trip, I knew I didn’t want to bring a lot of luggage because I’ll be fairly mobile most of the time – traveling from place to place, not staying in one place the whole time. It would be quite the drag to have to lug a big suitcase around while island hopping, right? Another reason I’ve learned to pack light is…
  • My Honest Review: The Institute For Integrative Nutrition

    jenny sansouci
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    It’s extremely weird that I haven’t written this post yet. I could have written it anytime over the last 4 years and I’m just writing it now, because a lot of people have been requesting it lately. The most frequent email into my inbox is usually someone with questions about the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the holistic nutrition program I graduated from and got my Health Coach Certification from. Because I get so many questions about it, I figured I’d write a more comprehensive review on my blog. (But don’t be afraid to email me at…
  • Ladies: Have You Lost Your Period?!

    jenny sansouci
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:46 pm
    Oh man. It makes me kinda squeamish to blog about things like periods. I know at least 3 men who read my blog semi-regularly (hi guys) and there may even be more than 3. But the truth is, no matter how much we don’t like to talk about it, our menstrual cycle has SO MUCH to do with the state of our health, so we might want to start paying more attention to it. I find myself talking about hormonal health here more and more because I think it’s so fascinating. I personally track my own cycle very closely now (here are the best apps to track it) and it’s been so enlightening.
  • What I’ve Learned From Blogging Every Day

    jenny sansouci
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Hey, little dudes. Guess what? As if you haven’t heard, there’s an epic blizzard outside in NYC right now. This means I am in FULL ON snuggle mode with a blanket and…my laptop. I’m in a long-distance (ok, “bi-coastal”) relationship – and most of the time I actually really like it because I love my alone time. But this is definitely one of those nights when it would be really nice to make a little blanket fort and hibernate and watch the snow and eat chocolate together. That’s just what I’m thinking about right now. But I won’t go to…
 
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    Liz Pearson

  • Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Grape Tomatoes & Feta Cheese

    Liz Pearson
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
    If you want to eat healthier in 2015, I’ve definitely got the salad for you! It’s similar to a Greek salad, but with a twist. It also contains quinoa and black beans, which gives it more protein, fibre, and nutrition, along with more disease-fighting power too. It’s a great take-to-work (or school) lunch. Make it on the weekend and enjoy it all week long. It’s also a delicious filling to use in sandwich wraps (be sure to use 100% whole grain wraps). My neighbours – adults and kids – love it!  Enjoy! Serves 5 Salad Ingredients: 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa (which will make 3…
  • Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate Retreat

    Liz Pearson
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:52 pm
    This is your invitation to the first ever “Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate Retreat” (because food, love and life should be delicious!). The retreat will involve nutrition lectures, food demos, food tasting, hiking, dancing, singing, painting, meditation, fun, laughter, and more. Space is limited. Sign up right away. It’s going to be great! Date: Friday, April 24th – Sunday, April 26th, 2015 Start time will be 7:30pm on Friday evening (arrive after dinner) and end time will be around noon on Sunday (leave before lunch) Where:  Mount Mary Retreat Centre 437 Wilson Street East…
  • Eight Awesome Habits For A Healthier And Happier 2015

    Liz Pearson
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    If you want 2015 to be an exceptional year, make this the year you master eight habits linked to health and happiness. After all, it’s your habits, or patterns of behaviour, that ultimately determine how great your life can be. The following eight habits, when practiced regularly, are guaranteed to make your life healthier and happier: Habit #1 – Berries For Your Brain The human brain has been called the most complex system in existence. It’s a magnificent machine that controls everything you do. Taking care of it really matters! Berries are the ultimate brain food. They’re loaded…
  • What Can You Give That Truly Has Meaning?

    Liz Pearson
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    For all of you still wondering what to give the special people in your life this holiday season, I have a suggestion. It costs nothing, but your time. The rewards are immeasurable, for you and for them. Rather than shopping for a gift (or perhaps you can give this with your gift), I suggest you write a letter of love to everyone in your life that matters most – your partner, children, parents, siblings, and best friends. Here are some thoughts about what you might include in each letter: • What you love and admire most about them. • Ten words that best describe who they are. •…
  • Liz’s Top Five Healthy Holiday Tips

    Liz Pearson
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    Holiday eating can be dangerous to your waistline and your health. Shortbread cookies, chocolates, eggnog, and alcoholic beverages tempt you at every turn. You eat (and drink!) more than you want or need. What’s the solution? With research to back me up, I recommend doing these five things to make your holidays healthier: 1. Get Clear On “Why” Make a list of “why” you want to eat healthier over the holidays. This forms the backbone of staying on track. Your list might include the following: to feel better, look better, have more energy, protect my health and maintain my weight. I…
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    Small Footprint Family

  • 10 Things You Should Not Put In Your Compost Pile

    Dawn Gifford
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Composting is one of the most powerful things you can do for a sustainable planet—even if you don’t have a garden. We simply cannot continue to take nutrients from the soil to grow food, year after year, and not put them back in equal or greater measure, and expect the soil to continue to provide for us. There are at least 100 things in your home that you can compost, which will greatly reduce the amount of trash you put out every week to go to the landfill. But even though technically you can compost anything that was once living, some things are better left out of the compost pile…
  • Uncommonly Good Coconut Chicken Curry from an Uncommonly Wonderful Cookbook

    Dawn Gifford
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    When I arrived in Seoul, South Korea almost 18 years ago, on my very first trip abroad—a teaching and traveling tour—I was shocked to discover that food was growing everywhere. Squashes in pots climbed the side of gas pumps, peppers and cabbages grew in the downtown public landscaping beds, bitter melons scrambled up trellises in front of stores, shiso and other herbs bloomed on rooftops—almost anywhere one could squeeze in a container of soil, you’d find food growing. It was a gardener’s paradise! I later learned that one of the reasons for this, aside from a desire for…
  • Boost Your Immune System with Fire Cider

    Dawn Gifford
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy infused with powerful anti-microbial, decongestant, and circulatory herbs and spices. Adding a tablespoon of this to your diet every day can help boost your immune system, stimulate digestion, and warm you up on cold days. How perfect to make for a mid-winter pick-me-up! Because this is a folk remedy, the ingredients can change from season to season depending on what’s growing around you at the time you make it. The base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, which are mighty by themselves, but…
  • 10 Green New Years REVolutions

    Dawn Gifford
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    It’s a new year, and the writing is on the wall: This tumbling rock we call Home is not happy with us. The Earth is changing rapidly, and entire species of plants and animals are going extinct before we ever get a chance to understand them. Under our constant and growing demand, precious natural resources like fresh water, fertile soil, and forests are becoming depleted, destroyed or much harder to find. The industrial toxins we’ve put into our air, water, food, medicine, furniture, clothing, workplaces and homes are taking a massive, synergistic toll on our public health—in the…
  • 12 Eco Friendly Holiday Tips

    Dawn Gifford
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away a million extra tons of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging. All this waste is really unnecessary. Here are twelve eco friendly holiday tips to help you reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season.  1. Make Your Own Wrapping Paper or Go Without Most mass-produced wrapping paper you find in stores is not recyclable because of the shiny coatings, foils and colors, and therefore ends up in landfills. And sadly, most wrapping paper and ribbon is produced in Asian…
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    Smart School Lunch

  • Service-Oriented Canine Programs Funded

    LZX Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:34 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Service-Oriented Canine Programs Funded Planet Dog Foundation The mission of the Planet Dog Foundation is to promote and celebrate programs in which dogs serve and support their best friends. The goal of the Foundation’s grant program is to fund projects that train, place, and support dogs helping people in need. For the Spring 2015 cycle, grants of up to $7,500 will be provided to service-oriented canine programs that work with assistance dogs, therapy dogs, or fire or military dogs. Priority is given to programs that are able to creatively serve…
  • Grants Promote Community Gardens and Green Spaces

    LZX Team
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:48 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Promote Community Gardens and Green Spaces Scotts Miracle-Gro: GRO1000 Grassroots Grants The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s GRO1000 Grassroots Grants help foster the development of gardens and green spaces in the United States. Grants of up to $1,500 are awarded to local communities throughout the country to help bring edible gardens, flower gardens, and public green spaces to more neighborhoods. The focus is on garden and green space beautification projects that incorporate the involvement and engagement of neighborhood residents and foster a…
  • Awards for Innovative K-12 Educators

    LZX Team
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Awards for Innovative K-12 Educators Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program provides educators nationwide with awards to help fund their innovative class projects. Full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with effective projects that improve student learning are eligible to apply. Applicants must work at an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States. The 100 finalists each receive an award of $2,000. At least one award will be granted in each of the 50…
  • Support for Initiatives Addressing Cardiovascular Health

    LZX Team
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:39 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Initiatives Addressing Cardiovascular Health AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation: Connections for Cardiovascular Health The mission of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s program, Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM, is to improve cardiovascular health within the United States. Through the program, grants of $150,000 to $180,000 are awarded to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations for initiatives that address patient cardiovascular health issues, work to address unmet needs related to cardiovascular health in the community, respond…
  • After-School Arts Programs Honored Nationwide

    LZX Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:38 pm
    from our friends at GrantStation… After-School Arts Programs Honored Nationwide National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, sponsored by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, recognize excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. These programs offer high-quality and intensive instruction on weekends, afternoons, and summer vacations, providing a safe and productive space for young people in the hours when they are often the most…
 
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    Authority Nutrition

  • 9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Almonds

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Almonds are an incredibly popular tree nut. Despite being high in fat, they are highly nutritious and extremely healthy. Here are 9 evidence-based health benefits of almonds. 1. Almonds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients The almond is the edible seed that grows on the tree Prunus dulcis, more commonly called the almond tree. Almonds […] The post 9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Almonds appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 10 Striking Graphs That Show Effective Ways to Lose Weight

    Kris Gunnars
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a lot of conflicting advice about how to lose weight. All sorts of pills, potions and weird diets have been devised, most of which have no evidence behind them. However, not all of it is nonsense. Over the years, scientists have found a number of weight loss methods that actually work. Here are […] The post 10 Striking Graphs That Show Effective Ways to Lose Weight appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • How to Win an Argument With a Vegan

    Kris Gunnars
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I have absolutely nothing against vegetarians or vegans, and this article is not about bashing anyone’s dietary choices. There are some ethical and environmental arguments that can be made for avoiding meat, especially factory-farmed. However, this is about debunking the claims that avoiding all animal foods is important from a health perspective, which is completely […] The post How to Win an Argument With a Vegan appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Phytosterols – “Heart-Healthy” Nutrients That Can Harm You

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are many nutrients that are claimed to be heart healthy. Among the best known are phytosterols, often added to margarines and dairy products. Their cholesterol lowering effects are generally well accepted. However, some serious concerns emerge when looking at the science. What Are Phytosterols? Phytosterols, or plant sterols, are a family of molecules related […] The post Phytosterols – “Heart-Healthy” Nutrients That Can Harm You appeared first on... [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 10 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy

    Kris Gunnars
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ever since fat was demonized, people started eating more sugar, refined carbs and processed foods instead. As a result, the entire world has become fatter and sicker. However, times are changing. Studies now show that fat, including saturated fat, isn’t the devil it was made out to be (1, 2). All sorts of healthy foods […] The post 10 High-Fat Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • Weekend Web Roundup

    Kelly Toups
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Those that know me best know firsthand that I am a die-hard book pusher and article emailer. What can I say — I have a passion for sharing and curating content. In lieu of keeping these articles in my inner circle (and also because the blizzard allowed for more screen time than usual, #whatjunoaboutdat), I thought I would share a few fun features from around the web! School Lunches Around the World // Sweetgreen: To bring attention to school nutrition, Sweetgreen (my current favorite fast casual restaurant) recreated typical school lunches from 9 different nations, including the…
  • Healthy Superbowl Sunday Recipes

    Kelly Toups
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    For most folks, Superbowl Sunday is the first real test of whether the healthy habits started in early January are going to be embraced as lasting lifestyle changes, or cast aside as abandoned resolutions. There’s no need to panic, however. With a little advanced planning, the right recipes, and some creative presentation skills, healthy foods can be far more alluring than their deep-fried counterparts, even on one of the most gluttonous, sedentary holidays. Here is a round-up of my favorite Superbowl Sunday themed fruit and veggie platters and healthy Superbowl Sunday recipes from…
  • Sofritas Monday – Give Tofu a Try Today!

    Kelly Toups
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    For those of you that are hesitant to embrace Meatless Mondays, maybe Chipotle can help convince you. After all, they’ve got free burritos. Don’t let the word tofu scare you off. These are not the squishy, lifeless soy cubes from your aunt’s yoga café. The sofritas are made from shredded, organic tofu mixed with chipotle chilis, poblano peppers, and lots of fragrant spices. In fact, the final result is actually comparable to the taste and texture of ground beef. Sofritas Bowl (see the end of this post for my go-to Chipotle order) The first time I tried the sofritas was actually…
  • Weekend Reading – Food: A Love Story

    Kelly Toups
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    My mom knew she was taking a risk when she bought Jim Gaffigan’s book, Food: A Love Story, for her dietitian daughter. I mean, the man’s no health nut. His career was launched on a Hot Pockets sketch, after all. That being said, the book had me in stitches! I have an advanced degree in food studies, so I suppose this would be logical airplane reading for people in my field. Nonetheless, Americans have a comical relationship with food, and Jim Gaffigan captures it perfectly. Below are a few funny snippets from the book: And when we’re not eating, we’re chewing gum. We are literally…
  • Dietary Supplements: Why a Nutritional Last Resort is No Cure for a Lousy Diet

    Kelly Toups
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    There are four little words that many a dietitian will cringe upon hearing: “But Dr. Oz says…” Although he has long championed healthy lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, Dr. Oz also has a TV show that is on every single day. And in each episode, he has to find something new and exciting to talk about. He’s not going to get many viewers if he just comes on and says, “yep, fruits and vegetables are still good for you.” That wouldn’t make for a very exciting television series. So in order to entice viewers, Dr. Oz often shares the latest “miracle” weight…
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    The Life Extension Blog

  • How Nutritious is Your Food?

    LifeExtension
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:19 am
    By Michael A. Smith, MDThe first U.S. soil surveys were completed in the 1920s. They all concluded that our soil was depleted of key nutrients like nitrates and carbonates, which are necessary for the growth of healthy crops and, ultimately, nutrient-dense food. And that was way back in the 1920s.Things have only gotten worse since then, unfortunately.Not-So-Good Soil InterventionsSure, some steps have been taken to improve the condition of our soil. In the 1930s and 1940s, following the Great Dust Bowl, farmers planted soy as a cover crop to reinvigorate topsoil. (Soybeans are…
  • Reduce Your Toxic Burden

    LifeExtension
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:31 am
    By Michael A. Smith, MDCurrently, there are an astonishing 84,000 synthetic chemicals manufactured or processed in the United States, with about 1,000 new ones introduced each year.1Most people just assume these chemicals have undergone extensive safety testing before being released to the market. But unfortunately, that’s not the case.Consider this stunner. There are six internationally agreed upon tests for screening the toxicity of high-produce volume (HPV) chemicals: acute toxicity, chronic toxicity, reproductive toxicity, mutagenicity, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate. Sadly,…
  • 4 Common Breast Cancer Myths

    LifeExtension
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNBreast cancer awareness should really be an all-year theme. Don’t you think?It’s definitely a health issue that impacts all of us, regardless of whether or not you develop the disease.Below, we’ll go over some frustratingly-common breast cancer myths that may actually impede awareness.Let's dispel these once and for all, people!Myth 1: Wearing A Bra Causes Breast CancerProponents argue that a bra restricts lymph flow which could hamper the removal of harmful toxins.  So far, research shows the risk for breast cancer is the same regardless of a woman’s…
  • Turmeric Boosts Brain Power

    LifeExtension
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNWant to start your day right? Add turmeric to your breakfast. Turmeric is a spice that's commonly used in Indian dishes.Not only can it perk up your meal, but it may also stimulate your brain due to an antioxidant it contains called curcumin.A recent study found that turmeric enhanced memory in adults. The results were published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Turmeric Boosts Memory for Six Hours People aged 60 and older were recruited for the study. They were given a bland breakfast consisting of white bread along with a placebo, 2 grams of cinnamon,…
  • Marijuana Shrinks Aggressive Brain Tumors

    LifeExtension
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNThe current mortality rate for people who have gliomas, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, is 6-12 months. Conventional treatments are at best palliative and offer little hope in the area of a cure. Can marijuana help?Researchers from St. George’s, University of London, have discovered that cannabinoids along with radiotherapy shrink brain tumors.1The results were published in the 2014 November issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Cannabinoids and Radiation Shrink Brain Tumors Scientists first tested the effects of cannabinoids, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)…
 
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    Put Less in Your Pie Hole

  • Mexican Food at its Roots: Oaxaca

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Foodie Mecca in Mexico is, without a doubt: Oaxaca (pronounced: Wa-ha-ca). Full of various moles (moh-lay, stew/sauce), banana leaf encased tamales (tam-a-lay, masa/ground corn steamed in leaves often stuffed), tasajo (ta-sa-ho, a dried then cooked meat), nopales (no-pah-lez, cactus), chapulines (fried, limed and spiced grasshoppers)... That is where it's at. One week there and I'm truly humbled by the people, in love with (most of) the culture, and very well fed.There's much I could and would love to write about this trip, but for your sake, I'll…
  • Dinner: Modern Family Style

    7 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    The modern family is hard to define; single mother, single father, divorced, separated, 2 kids, 5 kids, swingers... Maybe not. An interesting article crossed my path recently about the modern child often eating 'split' dinners or two dinners. Since family meals play an important role in health, let's discuss this trend.The main reasons identified for children eating two dinners or 'split' dinners were due to sport games/practices, or having dinner at the mother's house and then again at the father's house (this is assuming divorce or separation.)First things first: Sport…
  • 2015: Food Gets Ugly, Rotten and Delicious

    24 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    Everyone's all over predicting the new food bandwagons for 2015. Let's look at a few predicted trends...Apparently ugly root vegetables are in. Root vegetables, ugly or pretty, include taproots like carrot, radish and parsnip, tuberous including yam and sweet potato. Other popular roots include yucca, rutabaga, beet root, potato, ginger, garlic and onion. They're good sautéed, grilled, but in my opinion, they're best roasted. Oh and they're in season year round with their peek in fall/spring. Literal backflips ensue when I see any vegetable labelled 'trendy' - and…
  • 6 Reasons We Snack

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    The basic biological basis of eating is to gain energy in response to physiological, internal cues - like your stomach rumbling. So why then, do so many of us (including myself) feel compelled to stuff our already stuffed stomachs?A snack is defined as food consumed between meals. An unhealthy snack is high in fat and/or sugar. New research found 6 reasons people commonly scoffed, scarfed, shoveled and stuffed themselves with unhealthy snack foods:To enjoy a  special occasionOpportunity induced eating (more below)To gain energy To reward oneselfSocial pressureTo cope with negative…
  • Your Body Gives Thanks: Cook @ Home

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:51 am
    For this special holiday installment, we've got a recipe to accompany some great new research about cooking at home. The image pictured here is from a few Thanksgivings ago as my hubby and I were getting ready to stuff the turkey.Cooking at home saves money and correlates with a healthier diet. A new study found that people who spend more than 1 hour a day preparing food at home:Spend significantly less money on food and beverages outside the home compared to folks who spend <1hr/day prepping food ($22 and $15 respectively)Ate significantly more fruits and veggiesPlaced a lower importance…
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    Real Health PRO

  • 17 of the Best Butts On Instagram – That Aren’t Jen Selter

    RealHealthPro
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:33 pm
    One of the best things about instagram, or the internet for that matter, is there is more than just 1 amazing bum! Sure Jen Selter has the most famous backside on instagram, but there are a few more worth mentioning. Hafii Amira Hafii Amira has so much booty it is a bit unfair to the other girls. She doesn’t have the biggest following though, but we think she is an up and comer. Currently she has about 37,800 Instagram Followers. Her Follower to Post Ratio is 98. Hafii Amira Insta Joselyn Cano Joselyn Cano is outlandishly beautiful. If this list was in any particular order you can bet…
  • Healthy Fats Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

    RealHealthPro
    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

    RealHealthPro
    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!

    RealHealthPro
    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

    RealHealthPro
    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…
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    Fresh Menu Planner

  • Low Oxalate Chicken Jambalaya

    ChefMatt
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:28 pm
    I am on a low oxalate kick.  Even though this recipe for a simple chicken jambalaya is geared towards people with kidney issues, that shouldn’t stop everyone from trying this dish!  Since 2015 has started I’ve really been working on trying to create healthy, delicious recipes that are kidney diet friendly.  Watching Heather in pain from calcium build up, and her weak renal artery hasn’t been fun. I love my wife and want her to be healthy!   I’m still trying to understand why all of these healthy foods that are so high in oxalate, are bad for Heather!  Spinach!  Beets!
  • Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Cauliflower Puree

    ChefMatt
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Another festive season has come and gone.  We had a really great Christmas and New Years and I hope you did too.  Heather and I have an exciting year coming up, and there will be a lot of stuff happening in the coming months with Fresh Menu Planner.  Heather’s kidneys have been bugging her again however, and my focus for the  next little while will be low oxalate foods.  If you have any kidney problems, or want to find a way to help prevent kidney stones, then read my original post on this topic here.  It’s time for a low oxalate meal plan, and this roasted garlic, goat…
  • Seared Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion Butter

    ChefMatt
    31 Dec 2014 | 4:36 pm
    I owe this delicious recipe from one of my original chefs from The Main Dish. Caramelized.  Onion.  Butter.  It’s really as amazing as it sounds.  It’s good on so many things.  You should try it on a grilled steak, with a rack of lamb, or even on your favorite steamed vegetable. When onions are roasted properly, they give off this amazing aroma and taste.  It’s sweet and subtle.  It’s very easy to burn them though.  Cooking onions properly is one of the secrets to a great French onion soup.  If you under cook the onions, they will still have a raw onion taste to them. …
  • Broiled Cod with Avocado Salsa

    ChefMatt
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    This recipe for a delicious broiled cod with avocado salsa doesn’t really fit the festive season.  It’s fresh, light, and you wouldn’t think it would stick to your ribs.  Heather was craving something a little fresher than usual.  I have been playing around with the crock pot lately making hearty dishes to help get us through winter.  If you didn’t check out my last post for Korean Braised Short Ribs, then you’re missing out! The problem is…It’s been plus 10 for the last few days!  It’s like summertime outside!  Well, I guess it’s not really a problem, but I…
  • Korean Braised Short Ribs

    ChefMatt
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:59 pm
    I’m sure by now that you guys have realized that I love cooking with my slow cooker.  Can you blame me?  The weather here in Calgary isn’t exactly predictable, or warm for that matter!  It also works perfect because Heather and I will then have a healthy lunch all ready to go the next day. I also have some interesting news on the job front.  I’m out of the restaurant business…for now!  I know it will probably come as a shock to some people, but I’m still going to be working with chefs.  I took a job in sales with a commercial equipment company!  It’s been about 5…
 
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • Add Curcumin To Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

    Aqiyl Aniys
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Curcumin is such a powerful natural anti-inflammatory substance that it is a threat to pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drugs. It doesn't present with side... The post Add Curcumin To Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment 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! ]]
  • PETA Wants India And The U.S. to Become Vegan To Save The World From Climate Change

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    PETA wants India and the U.S. to become vegan to save the world from climate change. PETA supporters painted themselves in the colors of the Indian and US... The post PETA Wants India And The U.S. to Become Vegan To Save The World From Climate Change 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! ]]
  • Would You Risk Jail Time By Giving Your 2 Year Old Daughter Cannabis Oil To Save her Life?

    Aqiyl Aniys
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    An Australian father could not stand by and let his 2 year old daughter, who was in the hospital, suffer from an aggressive and rare cancer called... The post Would You Risk Jail Time By Giving Your 2 Year Old Daughter Cannabis Oil To Save her Life? 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! ]]
  • Chuck Norris Kicks Monsanto For Endangering Food Supply

    Aqiyl Aniys
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Chuck Norris Kicks Monsanto For Endangering Food Supply The post Chuck Norris Kicks Monsanto For Endangering Food Supply 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! ]]
  • Study Shows Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Herbicide Damages DNA

    Contributor
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Study Shows Monsanto's Roundup Ready Herbicide Damages DNA The post Study Shows Monsanto’s Roundup Ready Herbicide Damages DNA 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

  • RW 020: Grocery Shopping Tips & Tricks

    Jamie Logie
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:33 pm
    This episode of the Regained Wellness Podcast focuses on something you’ll probably be doing this weekend, besides the superbowl….Food shopping. This episode will give you a TON of insights into ways to save money while not wasting time shopping as well as avoiding a lot of wastage with some great food storage tips. In This... Read More
  • How To Make Changes To Your Health That You Can Stick With

    Jamie Logie
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    We are coming to the end of January now.  Hands up who’s still doing their new years resolutions? If you aren’t dont beat yourself up over that, its a very common thing to happen, the question is how do you pick yourself up and commit to the goals you need whether it’s weight loss, better... Read More
  • RW 019: Cacoa Nibs For Better Health

    Jamie Logie
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:28 pm
    This episode of the Regained Wellness podcast sheds the light on a relatively  unknown food that could quite possibly be the best snack you could ever get your pretty little hands on: Cacao nibs In This Episode You Will Learn: A quick history of chocolate The difference between cacao and cocoa Why you need antioxidants... Read More
  • RW 018: Alcohol: Does It Have a Place In a Healthy Diet?

    Jamie Logie
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:11 pm
    This episode of the Regained Wellness podcast discusses all things alcohol, how it’s made, what health benefits it may provide and also what problems it can cause. In This Episode You Will Learn: How alcohol is made differences between wine, beer and spirits what health problems it can cause potential health benefits what is resveratrol... Read More
  • RW 017: How To Feel More Full Without Overeating

    Jamie Logie
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:48 pm
    This episode of the Regained Wellness podcast discusses ways in which you can avoid overeating and allow yourself to feel more full naturally. It also shares some insights into how food manufacturers create additives and ingredients that make you crave their “foods” while never creating satisfaction. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why junk food... Read More
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    Essential vitamins For The Body

  • Rose Reisman’s Choose It and Lose It: The Roadmap to Healthy Eating at your Favourite Canadian Restaurants

    mabell72
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Rose Reisman’s Choose It and Lose It: The Roadmap to Healthy Eating at your Favourite Canadian Restaurants We all want to eat well, cut calories and keep ourselves and our families happy and healthy. But with all our commitments and claims on our time-work, school, hobbies, commuting and ferrying our kids to their extracurricular activities-we don’t always have time for home-cooked meals. Fast food-whether it’s from our favourite fun night out restaurant or the on the way to work coffee shop-is a reality of our busy lives. But just because it’s a reality it…
  • 2 Week Bran Muffins

    mabell72
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Bran Muffins that the whole family loves! Refrigerate unused mixture and cook later, batter lasts for up to 2 weeks in refrigerator. Ingredients: oat bran, baking soda, water, bran flakes, buttermilk, cinnamon, eggs, flour, salt, shortening, sugar Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Quotable Quotes

    mabell72
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    Quotable Quotes A collection of words of wisdom, wry witticisms, provocative opinions, and inspiring reflectionsfrom Benjamin Franklin to Colin Powell, Abraham Lincoln to Mother Teresa, Margaret Mead to Garrison Keillor. From one of the most popular features of Reader’s Digest magazine. List Price: $ 9.95 Price: $ 3.90
  • A Week of Healthy Lunch Ideas for Back to School! | Aspyn Ovard

    mabell72
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:09 pm
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  • Top 10 Food to Gain Weight

    mabell72
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    Top 10 food to gain weight With the era of size zero behind us, one needs to concentrate on how to maintain a healthy physique. This list shall guide the uni…
 
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    Science for Fitness

  • 10 Science-Backed Tips to Help Prevent Hip Fractures

    Science For Fitness
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    My latest article appears as a guest post on LIVESTRONG.com. The article presents 10 tips that may help prevent hip fracture and gives scientific studies in support of each. Click here to read the article.
  • The Importance of Proper Dosing

    Science For Fitness
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    When I review scientific studies on this website, I always end my review with a “limitations” section. The section is a list of factors or issues that may limit the reproducibility of the study (i.e., self-reporting for food intake), limit who the study is relevant to (e.g., men, women), and so on. When dealing with studies of chemical compounds or drugs, dosing is a very important variable and must be taken into account. I haven’t reviewed a lot of studies where this was an issue, but there were two instances I wanted to point out as they slipped under the radar. The first…
  • Understanding the Impact of Epigenetics (Podcast)

    Science For Fitness
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
      I was recently part of a Breaking Muscle panel discussion on Epigenetics in health and fitness. To listen to the podcast click here.
  • 5 Supplements That Science Recommends for Fitness

    Science For Fitness
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    I was asked to write an article for top.me on fitness supplements. There are thousands of fitness supplements out there, but the number with scientific support for their effectiveness is far less. I narrowed my list down to 5 supplements that have scientific studies (in humans) supporting their use. You can check out the article here:   5 Supplements That Science Recommends for Fitness
  • Removing Personal Bias – A Quiz for My Readers

    Science For Fitness
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    From Schoenfeld et al., 2014 Today I came across a summary article reviewing a scientific study on intermittent fasting (skipping one or more meals to promote fat loss). The original article can be read here. The summary article was interesting for two reasons. First, the writer of the article was using the study to “debunk” intermittent fasting and second, the writer brought into play the concept of Bayesian Inference as a major reason why our personal bias can get out of hand. This is a perfect opportunity for my readers to test their ability to interpret scientific studies and…
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    SoulBeet

  • Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale + Walnut Pesto

    SoulBeet
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale + Walnut Pesto// Winter Comfort I really do not like cold weather.  If I could, I would migrate south for the winter and skip the whole thing.  Snow is beautiful, yes, and back in Colorado it was. But when you live in an urban environment, snow is a real pain... Read More » The post Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale + Walnut Pesto appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Easy Apple Hand Pies with a Maple Glaze

    SoulBeet
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    Easy Apple Hand Pies with a Maple Glaze// Healthy Dessert Healthy dessert?  Sounds suspect.  These easy apple hand pies are suspect, then.  Actually, these little pocket pies are a fantastic alternative to the beloved, buttery fruit pies.  I came up with these while I was destroying the dabbling in kitchen a few days ago.  I... Read More » The post Easy Apple Hand Pies with a Maple Glaze appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Foods you aren’t eating, but should: part III

    SoulBeet
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Holiday season is now in full swing and I hope you thought about my earlier post .  In the spirit of gathering, the food is the fire around which we flock.  Don’t fear the food! I bring to you the third installment of Foods You aren’t Eating, but Should. Click here and here for parts I and II. Maybe... Read More » The post Foods you aren’t eating, but should: part III appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Weekly Collective: Vegetarian Thanksgiving Edition

    SoulBeet
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
      Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving this year or you are welcomed to a friend or family member’s, chances are you are going to be preparing at least one dish to share.  Below are 27 healthy, carnivore-approved, vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes you may want to try!  Goat Cheese Dip with Red Wine Figs  // Vegetarian Ventures Crispy Sweet... Read More » The post Weekly Collective: Vegetarian Thanksgiving Edition appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • To Hell with “Surviving the Holidays”

    SoulBeet
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Not to start on a negative note, but I cringe when people describe the holiday season as a time of “survival.”  Specifically, it’s the battle of the bulge I am talking about.  There are copious amounts of articles out there with “Tips to Survive Holiday Parties,”  “How to not Derail your Diet During the Holidays,”... Read More » The post To Hell with “Surviving the Holidays” appeared first on SoulBeet.
 
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  • You Should Really Eat More Fat

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    This “fat-free fade” really needs to end… The idea that eating fat makes you fat or leads to heart disease has actually made us more sick, more unhealthy and unfortunately, more fat. This began back in 1955 when researcher Ancel Keys found a correlation between heart disease and cultures that ate more fat, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. This became known as the lipid hypothesis and led to fat-free everything. The argument here is that the cultures who ate lots of fat were generally unhealthy populations to begin with - those with access to lots of cheap fast food and…
  • Vlog 1

    9 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I got an Earthing Mat, Candida cleanse update and FullyRawKristina's 21 day raw challenge.
  • This Is Why You Are A Sugar Addict

    3 Jan 2015 | 7:27 pm
    What makes something addictive or not is determined by whether it activates the reward centre in our brains. Are you ready for a sciency blog post? This info is worth it! When an activity or substance triggers the release of dopamine in our brains, they becoming addicting (i.e., drugs, sex, shopping, gambling and food). Sugar is definitely one of these substances, and arguably the most addictive. But sugar creates a habitant for one little community of microorganisms that makes you craves even more of it, will damage your immune system, cause hormone imbalances and affect your brain. Chances…
  • Healthy 2015 Resolutions (Video)

    28 Dec 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Some easy ways to be a teeny bit more healthy in the New Year. People set themselves up for failure when they don't plan or set the bar way too high. Making slow additions to better health creates a permanent healthy  and happy life. Wishing you all an absolutely wonderful 2015!
  • Nutrition Basics (Videos)

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    I decided to lay out all the basics of vitamins and minerals before delving into anything more complicated. Check back here each week for a new video - or just subscribe to my Youtube channel - until they're done! Water Soluble Vitamins(vitamins that cannot be stored in our bodies)B Vitamins-metabolize glucose (fuel for our brains)-build bloodVitamin C-antioxidant Fat Soluble Vitamins(vitamins that are stored in our vitamins, specifically in our livers)Vitamin A - skin, teeth, muscles, eyesVitamin D - bonesVitamin E - antioxidant, skin, eyesVitamin K - clots blood Minerals:Calcium…
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    The Paleo Fix

  • Top 40 Paleo Game Day Recipes

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    With the big game day approaching, you better get ready with some big game day recipes! Even if you don’t like football, chances are you’ll be around some type of gathering. We have the half time show, commercials, socializing, and best of all – the snacks. So hey, if you don’t want to enjoy the game, you can at least prepare some easy (and healthy) game day recipes to bring along and add to the event. Everyone loves someone who brings them food, so be that someone! We’ve gathered 40 (yes, four zero) of the best and easiest game day snacks from around the paleo…
  • 8 Reasons Not To Use Keurig Cups

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Keurig machines and other single cup coffee makers have never made much sense to me. I find it shocking that, according to a recent study, 13% of the US population use Keurig cups or other single cup coffee EACH DAY. It was equally baffling to me the prevalence of single cup coffee use when traveling throughout Europe recently. Every hotel lobby, room and a good portion of restaurants were fully stocked with single cup machines. Old stale (usually flavored) coffee that is shot through tiny little plastic cups? Still don’t get it. Plus, it only makes one cup at a time. Who only wants one cup…
  • What You Need To Know About The BuzzFeed Paleo Guide

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    27 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The popular site, BuzzFeed, wrote a pretty great guide on getting started with the paleo diet in the New Year. The guide has a lot of fantastic information for people trying to make positive changes. However, there are some items in the article that I think could use a little help for paleo newbies. Here are my top additions and modifications to the BuzzFeed Paleo Guide. The BuzzFeed Paleo Guide “Yes” and “No” Foods List There are 15 allowed foods/food groups on the BuzzFeed Paleo Guide. The list is very simple and helpful to someone new to the diet. Unfortunately, two of the fifteen…
  • Top 10 Paleo Gifts That Make Paleo Easy

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    The holidays are coming up, so gift purchasing is naturally going to be in your near future. Buying the everyone on your list paleo gifts can be an easy way to get them to listen to you when you’re blabbing about how amazing the paleo diet has been. This is a breakdown of my top ten recommended paleo gifts for people you’re trying to nudge toward the paleo lifestyle (or for those who already are)! Books Zenbelly Cookbook If you don’t already know Simone Miller, check her out now. She has a local (SF) based paleo catering company called Zenbelly. Simone recently published this amazing…
  • Black Friday Paleo Book Sale!

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Alright, alright! No waiting in lines this Black Friday! Some of my favorite paleo and wellness materials are all on Black Friday paleo book sales right now! Check them out below for details on the sales and where to get them! Click the links of the books or the titles to be taken to their websites! The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott I’ve already referred this to dozens of my patients that have joint problems and chronic pain. Mickey does an amazing job of highlighting what I like to call a paleo plus diet. Paleo plus extra reduction in inflammation and removal of potentially…
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    The Functional Body » Blog

  • People Who Change Their Lives Take Action, They Don’t Think.

    Michael Sieber
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a wise man to have said the above, and this post is a motivational attempt to get you to take action.   We will look into the mind of Bruce Lee and apply it to how you should begin to create change, not by thinking or trying, but by deciding and taking action. Bruce Lee was correct in saying that there are no such things as limits, and I am going…
  • The Dangers of Makeup Ingredients and Organic Makeup Benefits

    Jenna Lee
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    This one is for my ladies! Guys don’t be shy to read because this is some good information for the women in your life and I encourage you to have them think twice about their beauty routine. I’m talking makeup. Love it or hate it most of us ladies use it on a daily basis. Should we care about what we put on our skin? Is the price of beauty worth it? Do we have a skewed reality on what the value of makeup really is? It was learning the economics behind the cosmetic industry that initiated my investigation into this $50 billion dollar industry. I think I was watching an episode of Shark…
  • Why the Number On the Scale Doesn’t Matter

    Michael Sieber
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    As a Personal Trainer I often work with a ton of people who are always trying to unlock the key to happiness, and their dream body. One lesson I learned was this; the number on the scale doesn’t really matter. What really matters is the relationship a person has with his or her own self-image and body, not mathematics. Do not get me wrong; if you step on the scale and it says 300lbs, you have a good parameter and measurement of where you are and what you need to do! But that’s all that it is, simply a measurement tool, one parameter of measurement, and one single number. And like I talk…
  • How to Prevent Illness and Disease Holistically

    Michael Sieber
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    With rampant health issues becoming increasingly prevalent, more people are asking themselves how to prevent illness and disease. This has led to many people turning to alternative and supplemental therapies and practices for their health. The best way not to get sick is to take a pro-active stance about your health; prevention truly is the best way to ensure good and lasting health. But knowing how to prevent illness and disease means learning the basics of what it means to be healthy, physically and spiritually. Do not have a weak or negative mindset. Your first step to avoid becoming…
  • Adrenal Fatigue Recovery and Diet

    Michael Sieber
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome that arises from the chronic stress that our bodies are under in modern society. In this article I describe the proper diet to eat and the fastest way to recovery. Adrenal fatigue is something that I personally have experienced, and is just one sign of a body that is beginning to become overburdened with stress. When and if you begin to suspect that you may have adrenal fatigue it is time to switch to full-on rest mode and begin nurturing your mind and body. Typically someone whose body is overworked and is suffering from adrenal fatigue needs soft drinks, sugar,…
 
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    highermood.com - mood food

  • Boost Yourself With This Scrumptious 1-Day Diet

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    01-21-2015 Boost Yourself With This Scrumptious 1-Day Diet - When you’re feeling “under the weather and cranky,” take off your social...
  • Mood Food: Salmon with Capered-Asparagus and Almonds

    7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    01-08-2015 Mood Food: Salmon with Capered-Asparagus and Almonds - Level: Easy Yield: 4 servings   This is a fantastic salmon recipe...
  • Why Popeye Was So Happy

    2 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    01-03-2015 Why Popeye Was So Happy - "I'm strong to the finish 'cause I eats my spinach," said Popeye the Sailor Man. Eating spinach...
  • A Dark Side of Chocolate

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    12-19-2014 A Dark Side of Chocolate - What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate. - Katherine Hepburn There...
  • Why Wild-Caught Salmon?

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    12-16-2014 Why Wild-Caught Salmon? - Swimming through the mountain-rimmed streams and bays of the Pacific Northwest and the North...
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    DIET vs DISEASE

  • What Causes High Cholesterol and Heart Disease? Experts Pretend They Know, But They Don’t

    Joe
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates, Greek philosopher. I have a confession to make, and I’m not proud of it. When I first wrote this article it had a completely different title and angle. It attempted to explain why cholesterol is not related to heart disease risk, somewhat supportive of the Cholesterol Myth mindset. I found this to be true of myself, regularly eating so-called high cholesterol foods with little change to my blood readings. That is, as a healthy young adult. The original article was to be titled: What Causes High Cholesterol? The…
  • 12 Proven Foods Essential For Every Type 2 Diabetes Diet

    Joe
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Cut out bread. No sugar in your coffee. Only one potato at dinner. If you’ve got blood sugar problems then you’ve heard those instructions over and over The focus is always on what you should remove from your diet, and it’s incredibly frustrating. What about what you can eat? What about the foods you should be adding to a diet for type 2 diabetes… the foods that can actually improve blood sugar control? Research shows there are many natural foods that can help. Either by reducing sugar absorption into the bloodstream, or by improving insulin resistance. It’s…
  • Can coconut oil treat Alzheimer’s disease? An honest look at the evidence

    Joe
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:14 am
    The popularity of coconut oil is soaring. What was once only used in the West for skin care has since become a “Superfood”. The unique nutrients are thought to benefit metabolism, heart health and maybe even brain health. Many experts claim coconut oil prevents and can even treat forms of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease… But what does the research actually tell us? What You’ll Learn: The narcotic that shows promise How the body’s back-up fuel source could lead us to the cure The reason coconut oil stands out What the current research can tell us What…
  • 11 Foods Scientifically Proven to Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Joe
    1 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Lowering high blood pressure can be difficult. You need to relax more and get adequate sleep. Take medications daily- as though it’s natural. Exercise regularly. And perhaps hardest of all, change the way you eat. The cruel twist? You can’t feel stressed by any of this because it only makes things worse… (1) High blood pressure (known medically as hypertension) is easy to get, and hard to get rid of. And it shows in the data. One in every three American adults has high blood pressure, and it contributes to 1,000 US deaths per day. To normalise blood pressure is one of, if not the…
  • What Is Quark And Is It Healthy?

    Joe
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    Quark is the next big thing in health. It’s tasty, filling, and it dominates Greek yoghurt in just about every nutritional aspect. Unless you’ve lived in particular parts of Europe, however, you would never have heard of it. So just what is quark and is it healthy? Let’s look at the science. What You’ll Learn: What quark actually is and its origins. How the nutrients of quark compares against natural and Greek yoghurt. The reason it should be used in hospitals as a nutritional supplement. Ways it can improve your heart health. What is quark: cheese or yoghurt? Quark…
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    Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)

  • Common Sense Fitness Tips For Women

    healthy_blogging
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Common Sense Fitness Tips For Women Submitted by: Susan Megge If you’re like many women, you know that you need to exercise in order to have the body you desire, but you’re just not sure where to begin. And worse, you’re afraid of failure because you’ve started workout routines in the past and somehow never stuck with them. I inserted a quote on my website which I absolutely love because it really is the key to success. Jim Rohn once said "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment". Before starting an exercise routine it’s important to understand that discipline...
  • Probar Base Frosted Peanut Butter Bars Recall Because It May Contain Undeclared Milk Allergen

    healthy_blogging
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:31 am
    by Joseph According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, PROBAR LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah has begun a voluntary recall of its PROBAR Base® Frosted Peanut Butter Bars because it might contain an undeclared milk allergen. The company said the voluntary recall only involves Frosted Peanut Butter flavored PROBAR Base® Bars in 2.46 ounce packages distributed online and to retail stores nationwide. People who are allergic to or severely sensitive to milk run the risk of serious or even life threatening injury if they consume this product. PROBAR® is voluntarily…
  • How Running Slower Will Make You Run Faster

    healthy_blogging
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    How Running Slower Will Make You Run Faster Submitted by: Curt Shryack You have no doubt heard of long slow distance runs or LSD for short. I prefer to call these types of runs, running slow to run fast. This weekly long run is the cornerstone of all distance running programs. By adding the use of heart rate monitors a runner can improve the effectiveness of long runs significantly. A simple formula is needed to calculate the effort level of these runs. The formula 180bpm minus the user’s age was popularized by the great triathlete Mark Allen. Using this formula...
  • Chicken Steak Products Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

    healthy_blogging
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Aspen Foods Div. of Koch Foods, Inc., a Chicago, Illinois company, is recalling approximately 1,140 pounds of chicken steak products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The recalled products contain soy and wheat, known allergens which aren't declared on the product label. The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk. The ChicNSteakes items were produced on December 13, 2014.The products subject to recall are: 2 lb. selling unit boxes containing vacuum-packages of “Market Day…
  • From Fat to Fit

    healthy_blogging
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    From Fat to Fit Submitted by: Jack Hazelton The journey from being fat to becoming fit is an arduous one, with many twists and turns on the way. The most important aspect of this journey is to have faith in oneself and stay motivated. Staying motivated: A good majority of people fail in their fitness plans for the simple reason that they cannot stay motivated throughout the entire program. Some tips to help with motivation are as follows: - Goals should be well defined and achievable - Make use of favorite quotes or lines of songs to find motivation -...
 
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    WIN-WIN FOOD

  • Vegan Chili

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:50 am
    Hearty and filled with warming spices, vegan chili is the go-to comfort food you won’t be able to  get enough of. I have never been a math enthusiast, but there are some equations that come naturally to me. For instance: January = comfort food. Bonus points if it’s healthy and easy to make comfort food. This flavorful vegan chili is the recipe I make when I’m craving something rich and filling for dinner. It is the perfect weeknight meal – quick, simple, healthy and delicious. Besides, it pays off to make a BIG batch because the leftovers taste even better the next day. Somehow, the…
  • Immunity Green Smoothie

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    Boost you immunity and kick-start your day with this anti-inflammatory, ginger-infused green smoothie. Feeling a little down in this chilly weather? I actually am quite a bit. It has been darn cold here in Germany and I haven’t seen the sun in weeks. Except for a couple shy attempts that only lasted a few hours. And what’s a girl to do when it’s freezing and grey outside but whip up some bright fruity goodness in her kitchen. I called this creation Immunity Green Smoothie not just because it’s packed with vitamins and minerals from the fruits and greens. The immunity boosting…
  • 8 Delicious Healthy Snacks You Won’t Believe Are Good For You

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    A collection of the most delicious healthy snacks that are simple enough to make for your everyday nibbling but fancy enough for a special occasion. Sweet or savory, truffles or chips, one thing is certain – you can’t go wrong because they’re all just incredible! Brownie Batter Dip for One What could be better than brownies? Right! Brownie batter! This rich chocolatey sauce tastes just like it, but without the crazy amounts of white sugar and butter. You can dip pretty much anything you want in it, pour it over pancakes or simply shovel it in your mouth with a spoon. Get the full…
  • Poppy Seed Porridge

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:28 am
    This overnight poppy seed porridge is another clean eating yet yummy way to spice up your breakfast routine. Yep, poppy seeds. That thing on the top of your bagel (that often get so inconveniently stuck in your teeth). But poppy seeds are hardly just a sprinkle-like decoration. They have an incredible nutritional profile too! For starters, they are one of the most concentrated sources of calcium with 13% daily value (126 mg) per tablespoon. That means that only 2 tablespoons poppy seeds deliver basically as much calcium as an entire glass of milk (!!!). Poppy seeds further contain high doses…
  • Pumpkin Coconut Soup

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:22 am
    A creamy comforting appetizer or a light dinner, this pumpkin coconut soup with a hint of ginger will warm you up during these chilly days. January temperatures have me craving nothing but tea and a huge, steaming bowl of soup for my meals. I have even cut down on my salad consumption, i.e. it’s pretty darn serious. This pumpkin coconut soup has become one of my favorites and I hope you’ll love it too. Its mild pumpkin flavor with a coconut accent makes for the perfect comfort food. On the other hand, if you’d like more of an energizing kick to your soup, just add more ginger and feel…
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