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  • Sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study shows

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young...
  • What Is Health Anyway?

    Dr Bill Dean
    Dr Bill Dean
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    A new definition of health implies that we have had one in the past and that is arguable  If there has been one from a matter science viewpoint, I guess a state of health has meant that we are free of disease  But that cannot be a 21st century definition which should be born from a marriage between the matter and energy medical sciences I would propose that there is more to health than being free of dis-ease One who is established in witnessing, whose energy patterns are in balance, whose appetite is balanced, whose tissues are functioning normally, whose wastes are eliminated…
  • Decoding Labels: So Delicious Coconut Milk

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    Kristen Michaelis
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Coconut milk is my all-time favorite dairy alternative. But are the ingredients in the So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage good for you? Is this a coconut milk worth buying? [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • 5-Minute Meditations: Thinking and Observing Meditation

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    Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    This Thinking and Observing Meditation is the first in our new 5-Minute Meditations Series! The 5-Minute Meditations series was created to help us fit in time for meditation, relaxation, and looking inward – even when we’re busy. You guessed it, meditations are usually 5 minutes or less, meaning only .04% of your day. The 5-Minute Meditations series is a great introduction to meditation for beginners, and a helpful resource for more experienced practitioners. We’re kicking off the series with this short meditation where instead of bringing attention away from thoughts and back…
  • How to Remove Caffeine From Your System

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    Jonathan Bechtel
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:44 am
    Coffee's great. But most people drink over 30 gallons of it every year. What should you do if you can't kick your java habit? Know how to make sure your body can handle it.How to Remove Caffeine From Your System is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
 
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  • Despite warnings, health food stores recommend over-the-counter dietary supplements to minors

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Fifteen year olds are not only able to buy over-the-counter dietary supplements from a sampling of health food stores across the country, the staff at those stores actually went so far as to recommend certain products, despite labels reading 'for adult use only.'
  • Serving healthy foods with a smile may entice students to eat better

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line, according to a new study.
  • Program puts a dent in summer hunger

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    When schools close their doors for the summer, many low-income children who rely on subsidized breakfasts and lunches don't know when they will get their next meal. An innovative program to fill this gap could serve as a model for communities looking to help feed struggling families when school is out.
  • Drinking just one or two alcoholic drinks a day linked to liver disease

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:57 pm
    According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. A new worldwide study has shown the significant influence of daily drinking on this disease burden.
  • Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and binge drinkers than in recent years due in large part to rising rates of drinking among women, according to a new analysis of county-level drinking patterns in the United States. By contrast, the percentage of people who drink any alcohol has remained relatively unchanged over time, according to the latest research.
 
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  • Foreign countries, aid agencies race to reach Nepal quake victims

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International agencies and governments rushed on Sunday to send search and rescue teams, doctors and medicines to Nepal where an earthquake has killed more than 2,400 people and left tens of thousands without food, water or shelter. Teams from India, Pakistan, the United States, China and Israel were already on the spot to help, said the United Nations, as overwhelmed rescuers dug with their hands through the rubble to look for thousands still missing. Other international search teams have or are scheduled to arrive in the capital…
  • Europe's police crack massive horsemeat trafficking ring

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:29 am
    Police from seven European countries detained 26 people in a crackdown on a horsemeat trafficking ring two years after a tainted meat scandal that rocked the continent, the EU's judicial agency Eurojust said Saturday.
  • Pepsi dropping sweetener aspartame from diet cola drinks

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    PepsiCo said Friday it was bowing to customer demand and doing away with the controversial sweetener aspartame in its diet line of cola drinks in the US.
  • Bebidas dietéticas de PepsiCo usarán sucralosa, no aspartame

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    NUEVA YORK (AP) — PepsiCo dejará de utilizar el aspartame en sus bebidas de dieta Diet Pepsi en respuesta a lo expresado por los consumidores y lo reemplazará con sucralosa, otro edulcorante artificial conocido comercialmente como Splenda.
  • Health officials probe cause of suspected botulism at picnic

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:54 am
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heath officials said Wednesday they are working to determine which food from a church potluck might have caused a suspected botulism outbreak that left one person dead and 23 others sick.
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  • Restaurant owners who lie to their patrons about organic food menu items

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Most restaurants in the United States do not serve healthful food. Many merely offer prefab foods that they place in the microwave and have you believe that there’s a chef in the back cooking up specialties. Then there are cities fortunate enough to have restaurants with high quality food that is organically grown and not laden with artificial ingredients, sugars and other deleterious substances. Amid these restaurants, however, are posers. Posers are poisoners pretending otherwise. Take a look at Boulder, Colorado, home of the fittest, most intelligent residents in the country,…
  • Nature’s Path buys thousands of acres to grow organically

    admin
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:26 pm
    written by Nature’s Path Talking Dirt When Nature’s Path bought our first acres of Saskatchewan farmland back in 2008, we had no idea what it would mean for us, or where it would take us. Sure, we’re passionate about organic agriculture – there’s nothing that gets us more fired up – but we make organic food. We’re not farmers. Or are we? At heart, yes: our founder, Arran Stephens, comes from hardy farmer stock, and he carries on his father’s mission to “always leave the earth better than he found it.” That dedication is what always keeps us coming back to the land.
  • Top 4 Foods to Completely Avoid

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    3 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD Nutrition Research Center Director author, The Super Foods Diet What has been referred to as the “modern” diet is truly health-defying. It’s making people sick every day and leading to major diseases such as heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, liver illnesses, skin eruptions, headaches and more. Certainly there are a lot of nonfoods that people should avoid, but these are the top four: 1. Non-organic foods. If you are not eating organic or biodynamic food, then you are not only receiving a sickening dose of pesticides, but you are also ingesting chemicals that mix…
  • Cancer awareness: natural solutions

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    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Can cancer be healed naturally? I have seen this happen, but it’s not a simple thing. Here is a good place to start, by watching this video:
  • What to do about dropping blood sugar blues

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    15 May 2014 | 10:10 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD When I was younger I suffered from chronic dropping blood sugar for years without knowing that was my problem. My head would spin, I’d get that black-out feeling when standing up too quickly, and I felt a bit clammy and a bit queasy. I still get this way once in a while if I make a mistake in my diet. That brings us to the obvious question: What causes the uneasy symptoms associated with dropping blood sugar? And what can we do to avoid these symptoms? How the body handles sugar There are two main categories of sugar in the diet: one is inherent in real, whole foods, and…
 
 
 
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  • Friday night frights

    Shauna
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:13 pm
    It’s Friday night and there’s 47 minutes until my Scary Blog Deadline. The post I’ve been working on today won’t come together in time so I’ll blurt an old fashioned update. I keep thinking of the lovely Jen’s comment on the Phoning It In post asking if there was any reluctance to blog stemming from unpleasant comments received in the weight loss blog days. I replied that while that does cross my mind sometimes, it’s mostly my being disorganised or knackered from work-related computering. But thinking deeper on it, I reckon there’s a bit…
  • Orkney

    Shauna
    19 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    We whisked The Mothership away to Orkney for a few days, because as you may recall she loves, “The history, Shauna, THE HISTORY!”. These islands, ten miles off the north coast of Scotland, have been inhabited for at least 8,500 years. First by Mesolithic and Neolithic tribes… then by the Picts… then invaded and annexed by Norway in 875… then re-annexed to the Scottish Crown in 1472. All that means HISTORY GALORE, with some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe. We started with the Ring of Brodgar, thought to be erected between 2500 BC and…
  • Everyday Life: March 2015

    Shauna
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    March kicked off with a night on Skye for our wedding anniversary. It poured the whole time, but that added a nice brooding atmosphere. The best reason for a sneaky night away? B&B breakfast! I went to see the Scottish Ballet’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. I loved it so so much! I wish I had smart ballet-criticky ways of expressing this goodness. It was moody and sexy with a clever, elegant set and perfect music. I was completely engrossed from start to finish. Except for the scene where Blanche kisses the paperboy. Instantly the voice of Apu popped into my head,…
  • Phoning it in

    Shauna
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
    I remember Jillian Michaels screaming Don’t phone it in! during in her 30 Day Shred DVD, probably as I slumped on the couch pouring water over my head. I haven’t done that DVD in yonks but that phrase stayed with me. Don’t phone it in. Don’t half arse it. Yet here I am at 11.30pm with my Blogging Pact deadline closing in, the Conservative Party oh so close to collecting £5 from me. I have no excuse, just bloody disorganised. Can I blame The Mothership’s impending arrival? Not really. She is low maintenance these days and no longer says things like, “When…
  • Midnight Brownies

    Shauna
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Tonight I’m going to the lovely Susan’s house for dinner. After faffing around on recipe websites for two hours in search of a gift to bake and take, I’ve circled back to the trusty Midnight Brownies. Way back in 2000 the brilliant Claire Robertson of Loobylu had a Celebrity Chef feature on her website. Because there were less people online wittering about their lives back then, I managed to squeak in as a “celebrity”! Over 14 years later I still get search requests for “midnight brownies” on this blog. Claire’s website has gone through…
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  • Keep our planet healthy beyond earth day!

    24 Apr 2015 | 8:33 am
  • Nourish Interactive Celebrates Earth Day

    22 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    In honor of Earth Day, we will be giving away our Healthy Earth foods poster with every purchase you buy. Just enter in the code: Earth2015 when you buy any of our products in our Nourish Store Valid: April 22, 2015 Coupon Code: Earth2015 Store: Nourish Store Nourish Thought for the Day: Happy Earth Day, let's give our planet the greatest give: earth friendly habits!
  • How children can celebrate Earth Day year round!

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Earth Day is now a huge recognized day where people from all over the planet come in unity to recognize that we must be good to our planet Earth. Earth day is about keeping our planet healthy so that it can continue to provide us with a safe, nurturing place to live to provide us with healthy foods to provide us with healthy air so that we can breathe easily Nourish Thought for the Day: If we all do a little it adds up to a lot! Here are some ways children can help take care of our planet. plant a garden - whether it is in a plot of soil or in a planter box on the deck go meatless once a week…
  • National Healthy School Day

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Last week was National Healthy School Day. This day is dedicated to raising the awareness of providing healthy environmentally friendly and safe schools for children. Although, we at Nourish Interactive, don't necessarily focus on the the environment, it is a very important part of a healthy child. According the the Healthy School Day organization: K-12 schools enroll 55 million children K-12 schools provide jobs to 7 million adults 20% of the total US population is in some school environment every day EPA reports that half of all schools have problems with indoor pollution Indoor pollution…
  • WHO World Health Day Food Safety 2015 infographic

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:11 pm
    The WHO organization created this compelling infographic that demonstrates the concerns for better food handling. Join them as they seek to educate you and your children about the importance of food safety. See these food safety print materials to educate children. Kitchen Food Safety Hand Washing Nourish Thought for the Day: Food is our common ground, a universal experience. James Beard, Chef and food writer
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  • Kyowa’s amino acid combo enhances NO bioavailability

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Kyowa Hakko USA Combination of L-Citrulline and L-Arginine caused a more rapid increase in plasma L-Arginine levels and marked enhancement of nitric oxide bioavailability than the single amino acids. read more
  • Probi reports stellar Q1

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Probi Record order with NBTY, Asian expansion and huge distribution agreement in Canada yielded a strong first quarter. read more
  • Dr Pepper grows soda volume 3%

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. Despite its competitors' sinking soda sales, Dr Pepper Snapple Group is hanging on in fizzy drinks. read more
  • Coca-Cola's Q1 beats expectations

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The Coca-Cola Co. CEO says some initial positive indicators show that Coca-Cola has the right strategies in place to accelerate growth and that 2015 should prove to be a transition year. read more
  • FDA sends warning letters to companies using BMPEA

    25 Apr 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Food and Drug Administration FDA takes action against five companies found to be spiking supplements with BMPEA as a dietary ingredient, some of which identified the source of this stimulant as Acacia rigidula. read more
 
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  • carrot and potato salad

    Lucy
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Claudia Roden's The Book of Jewish Food has served me well over the 13 years I've spent living with my Jewish blokes: she has put festivals into context, provided recipes that are anything but simple despite their seeming simplicity. There's a tried-and-true thing going on with her writing that I feel really drawn to, tried-and-true 'cause Roden recorded recipes from (mostly) women in communities that cook a lot. Many reviews on Amazon criticise the book for being light-on for Ashkenazi recipes, for being too heavy on the Sephardic food, but this is a plus, especially for…
  • what actually matters

    Lucy
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:03 pm
    I was talking with Phoebe after yoga late last monday night, chatting about food and the politics of it all at the end of a class, about the awful (god, how) paleo diet and the energy that food picked, then cooked and eaten fresh as possible brings to the table. It's hardly surprising that Phoebe is a vegetarian. She's the spiritual kind of yoga teacher, not the sweat-it-out-in-a-gym kind. It was quite nice to have a sensible conversation about food for a change. There's some pretty farking weird stuff going down in Healthfoodland at the moment. I want to stick a fork in my…
  • friday (the 13th)

    Lucy
    14 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    On Friday (the 13th) the nbn arrived. It was followed, that night, by a much-needed, much-desired storm. Rainfall up here has been poor this summer, dry but weirdly cool; it's a lucky day when you get that much rain in one hit and the garden sighed contentedly. Today is a warm, high summer saturday, st valentine's day (a bloke who was clubbed to death by the Romans, so, not quite so romantic a day in my book). We picked 17 kilos of apples this morning; a jelly of windfalls sits cooling on the kitchen bench but I don't have enough sugar to do much with the remainder. Writing…
  • 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.  
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  • 5 Best Supplements for Arthritis

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are a lot of supplements for treatment and prevention of arthritis. Many of these products can significantly help and are safe to be taken on a regular basis. Everyone is different and react differently to supplements but if you still haven’t found a good product or a good combination of products, we present you the 5 best supplements for arthritis. Glucosamine Likely the most popular product for arthritis, glucosamine helps with osteoarthritis pain and protects cartilage from deteriorating, while helping your joints to move better. A numbers of studies have shown that glucosamine…
  • What’s New? Strong Girl

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of women’s sports supplements to our customers: Strong Girl. Strong Girl offers a superior line of sport supplements created by women, for women. If you demand more out of your training, more out of life, and more out of your nutrition, Strong Girl products are perfect for you. Strong Girl supplements are designed to help you achieve your goals and be the best version of yourself. The company had developed products that provide premium nutrition with effective formulas, so you can be beautiful and strong, both inside and…
  • The Great Fenugreek

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Fenugreek has been used both as an herb and as a spice for many years. Originally from southeastern Europe and western Asia, this plant grows practically everywhere today, including the United States. Most people know fenugreek from seasoning in mix spices but this traditional herb is also very popular in teas. Fenugreek offers a variety of health benefits as research suggests that it may help regulate cholesterol levels, control diabetes, as well as stimulating breast milk production. Natural supplements for cholesterol often contain fenugreek in their formulas as it contains alkaloids,…
  • What’s New? Skoop

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    19 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another option of healthy, delicious, whole food products to our customers: Skoop. Skoop is the result of an interesting combination: take the leading nutritional science and the best ingredients, toss ‘em in a blender, and you get Skoop. Made with 100% organic fruits, veggies, greens, fibers, herbs, honey, flavors, and stevia extract, Skoop uses a special process to create these delicious and healthy products. The company takes raw ingredients in puréed form, then dried in drums over low heat and milled into powder. Drum-dried foods reconstitute…
  • Thermogenics & Weight Loss: Why It Works

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Thermogenics and weight loss go together but it’s quite interesting to find out why it really works. Thermogenesis is the process of heat production in the warm-blooded animals. The role of thermogenesis is to maintain the temperature of body so that it can function optimally. The human body utilizes most of its calories in maintaining normal metabolic functions such as ingestion, digestion, and essential processes such as heart beat, respiration, brain activity and regular physical activity. Thermogenesis can be classified in 3 different types. The first one is “exercise induced…
 
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  • Pooled analysis confirms vitamin E as a treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) is an effective treatment for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to new research. NASH occurs when the liver becomes inflamed due to the accumulation of fat. Over time, persistent inflammation can lead to the formation of fibrous scar tissue in the liver and around its blood vessels, which can eventually cause cirrhosis.
  • Excessive use of dietary supplements linked to increase cancer risk

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    While dietary supplements may be advertised to promote health, new research shows a link between consumption of over-the-counter supplements and increased cancer risk, if the supplements are taken in excess of the recommended dietary amount.
  • In utero exposure to extreme morning sickness may cause developmental deficits in children

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Women who experience extreme morning sickness during pregnancy are three times more likely to have children with developmental issues, including attention disorders and language and speech delays, than woman who have normal nausea and vomiting, a study has found.
  • Obesity significantly increases prostate cancer risk in African-American men

    16 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases the risk of high-grade cancer, according to the first large, prospective study to examine how race and obesity jointly affect prostate cancer risk.
  • Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Researchers have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the 'building blocks' it needs to maintain neuronal health. They found that nutrients needed to build and maintain the brain can be cut by more than half, with possible implications for an elevated risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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  • One day sale of low-carb/keto books

    mreades
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
      Just a quick post to let you know of a one-day sale of low-carb/ketogenic diet books for $3 each. I haven’t read any of the books on this list except for Dr. Richard Feinman’s The World Turned Upside Down: The Second Low-Carb Revolution, which is excellent.  Highly recommended, especially if you are at all interested in the biochemical workings of the low-carb diet. Oh, and Judy Barnes Baker’s wonderful book Nourished, which is filled with absolutely delicious low-carb recipes.  Judy’s is one of our favorite low-carb cookbooks. I plan on purchasing all these…
  • Great book on ketogenic diet for 99¢

    mreades
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:48 pm
      Just a quick note to give everyone a heads up that the Kindle version of Ash Simmonds’ book Principia Ketogenica is on sale at Amazon.com for a mere 99 cents.  Grab a copy quickly because I don’t know how long this price will last. I purchased the Kindle version as soon as I was alerted on Twitter of the sale.  I bought the paperback version last year and have made extensive use of it. The book is a compendium of every paper published on the use of ketogenic diets to treat a multitude of disorders, including obesity, diabetes, lipid problems and the rest of disorders…
  • Dr. Dean Ornish blasts high-protein diets

    mreades
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
      Dr. Dean Ornish strikes again with an editorial lambasting what he calls high-protein diets in today’s New York Times. I got an email first thing this morning from a South African journalist inquiring as to what I thought about it. Monday mornings are killers for me, so I thought I would jot off a quick response and be done with it. Forty-five minutes later I was still writing. So, I figured I would at least post what I wrote to her here so all could read it. As seems to be typical, Dr. Ornish’s stance is argued using half truths, obfuscations and all the other slippery tricks in…
  • Catching up

    mreades
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
      First of all, I would like to — belatedly — wish everyone a happy new year. I hope everyone has a safe, prosperous, healthful 2015. This post is going to be a grab bag of subjects because I’m going to be catching up on a lot of stuff. You can read through it all or skip down to whatever heading strikes your fancy and read that part. There is no overall all-encompassing theme. Simply a potpourri of diverse subjects. Let’s get started. New Site Over a year ago, I purchased a new theme chock full of all kinds of bells and whistles to replace the outdated, clunky,…
  • Low carb diet: Fat or fiction

    mreades
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
      Last year I put up a couple of posts of Australian TV shows kicking sand in the face of mainstream nutritional and medical practices. The first debunked the idea that saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for your health and included and interview with yours truly. The second, which really got the mainstream docs riled, showed a different perspective on statins. It got the statinators so worked up that they mounted a campaign – fueled with drug money, I would guess – that ended up making the network remove the show from its website. Now, Dr. Maryanne Demasi has done the…
 
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  • Does restaurant food raise blood pressure?

    Dr. Ayala
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Eating out more often is known to be associated with overweight, but a new study found that even for young people, just one more meal out is also linked to higher blood pressure.
  • Carrot, dried apricot and herb baked fritters in pistachio dill pesto

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    My version of Havuc Kofte – carrot fritters served in an amazing pistachio sauce – the leftovers from the pistachio pesto can be used as a dip, bread spread or thinned into a salad dressing.
  • Tricking parents into bad choices

    Dr. Ayala
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    A group of researchers from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity set out to understand what parents think about sugary drinks for their kids. While most of the parents in this study (94 percent) thought soda was unhealthy, many wrongly believed that vitamin, fruit and sports drinks were healthy.
  • Sweet potato and coriander chips with parsley tahini dip

    Dr. Ayala
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    Sweet potatoes aren’t potatoes, and these are not really chips. This is a highly nutritious baked dish that’s really simple, delicious, yet as satisfying as French fries. Promise!
  • The new dietary guidelines: Outrage and yawns

    Dr. Ayala
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Every five years the US government puts forth new dietary guidelines. The reaction tends to split between disappointment with the lack of change and outrage when recommendations actually do change – how come we were advised something now deemed untrue? And if experts can’t be certain and consistent why bother with dietary guidelines at all?
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  • Decoding Labels: So Delicious Coconut Milk

    Kristen Michaelis
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Coconut milk is my all-time favorite dairy alternative. But are the ingredients in the So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage good for you? Is this a coconut milk worth buying? [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Southwest Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers (Gluten Free)

    Katie Peters
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    If you are like me, you believe that veggie burgers can hold their own. These gluten-free black bean burgers are made from wholesome ingredients and packed with southwestern flavors. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • IS IT SAFE TO EAT SEAFOOD?

    Megan Stevens
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Many feel uncertain as to the safety of fish in general, not to mention which fish specifically are safe, if any. How do you sort through the news, recommendations and warnings to know what to purchase? Is seafood even a necessary part of our diet? [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Dill and Basil Homemade Popcorn

    Katie Peters
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    Homemade popcorn is the perfect gluten-free snack. It's crunchy and you can dress it up any way you want: sweet or salty. I went with a salty dill and basil version that will blow you out of the water; you will never want popcorn any other way. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Undiluted Essential Oils for Babies: Busted Essential Oil Myth #3

    Lea Harris
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    You're told essential oils are natural and pure enough to be used on your baby without dilution. Before you slather your infant with essential oils, I want to explain why that is not recommended, and offer you some safe alternatives. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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  • 5-Minute Meditations: Thinking and Observing Meditation

    Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    This Thinking and Observing Meditation is the first in our new 5-Minute Meditations Series! The 5-Minute Meditations series was created to help us fit in time for meditation, relaxation, and looking inward – even when we’re busy. You guessed it, meditations are usually 5 minutes or less, meaning only .04% of your day. The 5-Minute Meditations series is a great introduction to meditation for beginners, and a helpful resource for more experienced practitioners. We’re kicking off the series with this short meditation where instead of bringing attention away from thoughts and back…
  • A Mindful Eating Exercise to Connect With Mother Earth

    June Lupiani, RDN, CSSD
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Happy Earth Day! Today is the day that we celebrate and honor our provider Mother Earth. I often find myself dreaming up big ideas on how I will show my fondness and give my due respect on this day, only to recognize the next morning that…alas! I’d fallen short on my commitment to plant a tree or convert that old milk bottle into a bird feeder. This year will be different though, for a couple of reasons. First, I don’t need the ground to be thawed out in order to fulfill my commitment. Second, this year things have to do with food, and anyone who knows me knows that I am ALL IN when it…
  • A Letter of Self-Compassion to Understand a Binge

    Beth Turchi
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    I’m in a slump. The Bingeing Episode Here’s what happened; despite having a restless night due to a persistent cough, I woke feeling positive and eager to get my workout in. I finished up around 11:30 and felt hungry. It seemed a little early for lunch but I figured I’d have an early lunch rather than let the hunger get worse. Reaching into the fridge for salad fixings, I spied a container of mozzarella balls (the big ones) and thought “Well, let me have one of these to take the edge off so I can take the time to make a good, satisfying salad”. I grabbed a ball of cheese and sat…
  • What Are You ‘Weighting’ For?

    Erin Risius, MA
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Is Your Life Is On Pause Until You Lose Weight? Do you find yourself stuck in idle – waiting to fully engage in life until you reach a certain weight? “I’ll start dating when I lose 20 pounds.” “I’ll book that beach trip when I feel ready to wear a swimsuit in public.” “I’ll start looking for another job when I can fit into my ‘interview clothes.” If these types of thoughts resonate with you – ask yourself these questions: 3 Questions You Might Want To Ask Yourself 1Exactly what aspects in your life are you postponing? 2How long is the list? 3How long have you been…
 
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • How to Take Cod Liver Oil (And Why You Should)

    Jenny
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:59 am
    My family takes cod liver oil daily, as a sort of insurance policy (you can read more about why we take cod liver oil daily here as well as other whole food supplements we take).  As my family has traveled the path of traditional foods, we’ve incorporated cod liver oil, bone broth and fermented foods into our daily routine, for our better health.  It’s second nature now. Cod liver oil is particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA.  These fragile fatty acids help to support general health in many ways, but seem to be particularly supportive of emotional well-being…
  • Springtime Limoncello

    Christina Shepherd McGuire
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Growing up, every gathering at my grandfather’s house involved full spreads of Italian food and seasonal libations. I remember polenta poured onto ten-foot tables, antipasti plates stacked high with marinated squid and salty olives, and different types homemade pasta. While most dishes, like pasta (hold the clam sauce, please), truly appealed to my youthful tastes, others required a more sophisticated palate. Pan-fried smelt … no thank you. Stinky cheeses … I’ll pass. And distilled beverages that tasted like, well, Bactine … maybe next time. Around Easter, my family broke lent’s…
  • Why You Should Switch from Nonstick Cookware to Stainless Steel

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    13 Apr 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Each week, my inbox fills with questions: on the goodness of natural sweeteners, on fermented foods, on finding grass-fed meat or raw milk, and on nontoxic cookware.  So I thought I’d share with you what I use, why I use it (and I have a little surprise for you, too.) How (and Why) I Abandoned Nonstick Cookware About twelve years ago, I gave away our cheap nonstick pans in favor of cast iron, enameled cast iron and stainless steel.  My husband and I petsitting a coworker’s parrots, a beautiful Macaw and a talkative African Grey, and she warned me not to cook in any nonstick pans…
  • Do you know your salmon? (And How You Can Win $100 in Wild-Caught Salmon)

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    10 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Every few months, I purchase wild-caught seafood straight from the fishermen to pack the freezer, and to fill my family’s bellies.  We lean heavily on salmon and black cod as our favorite fish, and I try to serve fish a few times a week.  What I didn’t realize, until recently, is that not only are the many, many varieties of salmon (our fish of choice), but they each taste different, and are best suited to different approaches in the kitchen. We favor wild-caught salmon from clean waters, and sustainable fisheries. King Salmon The largest of the wild salmon, King salmon, also…
  • Springtime Salad with Crispy Prosciutto and Creamy Lemon and Herb Dressing

    Jenny
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:07 pm
    During the long, cold dark days of winter, my family leans on sturdy roots, sweet butternut squash, and hearty soups and stews, so by the time the snows recede and the green shoots and buds of spring begin to emerge in the warming light, we’re ready for something decidedly lighter, fresher and brighter. Click Here to Continue Reading.
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    Nutrition Unplugged

  • 5 Shades of Grey in Nutrition

    Janet
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:13 pm
    We all know about the book and movie with “shades of grey” in the title. That phrase may conjure up certain images in your head, but it got me thinking about all the shades of grey in nutrition. People frequently speak about food in absolutes – this food is bad, or this diet is best. Well, it’s not that simple: Nutrition is not always so black or white. To me, shades of grey means there’s a little bit of right and wrong. With so many of today’s food fads, popular diets and nutrition claims there’s typically a nugget of truth. Yet things get exaggerated or blown out of…
  • 2015 Food Trends Cheat Sheet

    Janet
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
      Don’t know your kimchi from your kohlrabi? Confused about cold brew coffee? Fear not. Conde Nast Traveller tackles the latest trends on the global gastro scene to tell you what you should be eating and drinking this year — and looks at the foods that are so last year (looking at you, kale). OVER Ramen EATING Korean street food UP NEXT Taiwanese gua bao buns pork belly gua bao by alpha on flickr OVER Kale EATING Cauliflower UP NEXT Kohlrabi organic kohlrabi by orchid galore on flickr OVER Burgers, fried chicken EATING Lobster rolls UP NEXT Poutine dino poutine by robyn lee…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:21 am
    MILLENNIALS DRIVING SPICY FAST FOOD TREND Via Time If you want to know why fast food menus are being overloaded with hot flavors and extra spicy sauces, look no further than millennials and their “adventurous” tastes. Walk into almost any chain restaurant in America and you’re sure to encounter spicy new menu items that’ll put a little sweat on your brow, writes Brad Tuttle. WHY THE SIMPLE BREAKFAST SANDWICH’S POPULARITY ENDURES Via  The New York Times A new eatery called BEC that’s set to open in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood will offer ethnic takes…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    CHEFS USE SMOKE ON MORE THAN MEAT IN KANSAS CITY Via The Kansas City Star Kansas City chefs add the aroma and flavor of wood-fired smoke to dishes using portable, hand-held smokers. Salads, seafood dishes and even ice cubes are smoked to give dishes complexity and add drama to the dining experience, writes Jill Wendholt Silva. VEG-CENTRIC DINING IS THE NEXT CULINARY TREND Via FoodBusinessNews.net Chefs are seeing more demand for veg-centric cuisine, a culinary style that makes vegetables the focal point of the dish. A growing number of fine-dining eateries are making veggies the star of the…
  • Trending Cuisines and Factions

    Janet
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:48 pm
    I returned this week from the International Association of Culinary Professionals annual meeting in Washington, DC.  It was a fabulous meeting, as always.  I connected with good friends, ate a lot of good food and learned a lot too.  You’ll be hearing more about the meeting in future posts. One of the presentations I attended was on food trends and featured an excellent panel, including Suzy Badaracco from Culinary Tides.  Here are her predictions for top cuisines and factions for 2015. Deep South/Appalachian/Low Country Backcountry cooking by pEtE on flickr; What does is mean to…
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    Raise Healthy Eaters

  • Easy Spinach Pancakes [Recipe]

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    I woke up on St. Patrick’s Day wanting to make something green for breakfast. So I searched Super Healthy Kids’ site and found this recipe for No-Dye Green Pancakes. I used my Blendtec to blend the spinach, yogurt and other wet ingredients, mixing it with flour. The kids really went for these. But what surprised me most was that Big A was super enthused. You see, I have two very different eaters. Big A eats — and tries — more foods than Little D but she is particular about certain items, like pancakes. Little D, on the other hand, has fewer foods in his repertoire, but…
  • DHA for Kids: The Complete Guide for Parents

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:26 am
    This is a post from 2009 updated and rewritten to reflect the latest research As a parent, you’ve likely heard about the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for kids. In particular, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and its less-talked about partner, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). You can find DHA in fortified food products, seafood, and offered up conveniently in fish oil. Parents often ask me if their child is getting enough. And if they aren’t, should they give them fish oil or some other supplement?  And how much is too much? With some expert help, we get to the bottom of your concerns.
  • Picky Eating: What’s Missing in the Nature vs. Nurture Debate

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    I posted this article on my Facebook page: An Open Letter to the Moms Who Judged My Kid’s for Being Picky Eaters and got lots of great feedback. But I soon realized that while I like the article’s no judgment message, its overall takeaway may be one of helplessness. That’s because if picky eaters are born and not made, like the article says, there’s not much parents can do. To me, this is just as bad as choosing the other side of the argument: picky eaters are made, not born. The problem with labeling kids’ eating as all nature or all nurture is that neither is…
  • How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing Kids Will Eat [Recipe]

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    I’ve tried everything when it comes to making homemade ranch dressing. I can’t even count how many “ranch spice” mixes I’ve experimented with. I’ve made it using yogurt, buttermilk and sour cream. The thing is my ranch lover (Big A) will have none of them. She tells me her favorite is Granny’s ranch dressing. And Granny uses the Hidden Valley packets mixed with sour cream. I did that for a while but so much of it went to waste. And the bottled dressings always disappoint! So after a long break from making ranch, I tried a recipe that seemed simple…
  • Why I’m Neither For Nor Against Kid Food

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. Every year we go to Red Lobster for a family member’s birthday. This year, Big A announced she wanted to order lobster. I suggested we share the big lobster meal and she agreed. I was ecstatic to find her opting out of the kids’ menu. I posted pictures on the Raise Healthy Eaters’ Facebook page, saying how I wish food on kids’ menu were just smaller portions of regular menu items, and got a variety of comments: “I agree, but I also feel like we eat at restaurants so seldom…
 
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    Real Food For Life

  • The Most Addictive Foods (and least) According to Science

    Diana Herrington
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    We often talk about junk food like it’s an addictive drug. New research from Michigan highlights that those highly-processed and fatty foods like pizza, chips and sugary chocolate are, in fact, addictive. The study also determined which healthy foods we have more control over. See these foods in the infographic below. Understanding the Addiction We know that there […]
  • 5 Delicious Deserts: Non Addictive, Gluten Free, White Sugar Free

    Diana Herrington
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Why postpone true happiness and radiant health? You you can have your cake and eat it too. Eating delicious desserts without feeding your sugar addiction is easy–it just involved purchasing the right ingredients. Once you taste unprocessed dessert, you won’t look back. White sugar, white flour, and fats, often contribute to making certain foods highly […]
  • 7 Health Benefits of Ginger

    Diana Herrington
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    I love the aromatic spicy taste of ginger and how it adds a unique flavour to my meals and beverages.  The many wonderful health benefits of ginger also causes the cells of my body to glow with gratitude. Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine have used ginger to help cure and prevent health problems for […]
  • 17 Top Foods For A Spring Detox

    Diana Herrington
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:45 pm
    When winter ends our bodies are ready for a cleanse. Luckily, spring arrives! Spring brings mineral-rich vegetables helpful for detoxing. Nature does know best! Here are seventeen of my favorite foods that you can easily include in your spring cleansing menu. Helpful foods for a spring cleanse are usually… Easy to digest Alkaline High water […]
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    Diana Herrington
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Arrowroot and kudzu are high quality starches that will add amazing texture and taste to your gluten-free cooking. I’m happy I discovered them in my macrobiotic (grain-based diet) days. I used to bake with cornstarch like most people — which is not a healthy ingredient. Don’t Use Cornstarch If You Can Help It Most commercial products and recipes use […]
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    AstroNutrition

  • Top 5 Ephedrine-Free Fat Burners

    AstroNutrition
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Ever since the 2004 ban on ephedrine, manufacturers of hardcore fat burners have had to find innovative ways to design new shredding formulas. Thermogenic fat burners haven’t lost any of their potency or effectiveness, making these top 5 ephedrine-free fat burners the toast of the weight loss industry.  read more
  • Benefits of Jarrow Brown Rice Protein

    AstroNutrition
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    Shelves are lined with protein powder these days, and it isn’t hard to find information explaining the benefits of whey protein powders. But what about the benefits of brown rice protein? read more
  • Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair – Product Review

    AstroNutrition
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    We’re not getting any younger. Aging is a fact of life that can’t be reversed, but it can be influenced by your choices. What you put into your body directly affects your body’s internal functions and external structures. The health of your skin, hair, and nails is illustrative of the choices you make and the nutrients you consume. read more
  • Multivitamin Pros & Cons - Centrum Silver 50+

    AstroNutrition
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    If you believe the marketing hype, you’d think that a multivitamin supplement is the cure-all for every ailment in existence. That may be a hyperbolic statement, but some marketers take no prisoners in the battle for consumer dollars. read more
  • Product Review: Garden of Life Wobenzym N

    AstroNutrition
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Joint and muscle mobility is an essential element of good living. Living the good life means more than just being alive. What good is life without the mobility and flexibility to enjoy the years? That’s where Garden of Life Wobenzym comes in. read more
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    Dr Bill Dean

  • The Bloats: 10 Energy Science Solutions

    Dr Bill Dean
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Bloating is a common problem encountered in the general population and is one of the bowel symptoms associated with IBS and inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease  And the good news is that it's preventable  Wouldn't you rather do things to prevent something bad happening to you? The Matter Science Approach Bloating or abdominal distention is a common digestive problem which typically occurs after eating and varies in degree like any symptom At times it may be very transient, lasting for short period of time(hour or less) while in others it may…
  • Denial Isn’t A River in Egypt

    Dr Bill Dean
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:48 pm
    "How long have you had heartburn," I asked. "Not very long," my patient responded. "Well, how long, can you give me an estimate?" "Oh, say 10years." he replied. "How often do you have symptoms of heartburn?" I queried "Maybe every day." he answers This particular dialogue is not uncommon. We can call it trivializing, denial, minimizing, or all the above But the bottom line is that the symptom that is being discussed is not important  Heartburn, headache, anxiety, fear, abdominal pain, blood in the urine, constipation, chronic cough, chronic sinus congestion, overweight; potential…
  • What Is Health Anyway?

    Dr Bill Dean
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    A new definition of health implies that we have had one in the past and that is arguable  If there has been one from a matter science viewpoint, I guess a state of health has meant that we are free of disease  But that cannot be a 21st century definition which should be born from a marriage between the matter and energy medical sciences I would propose that there is more to health than being free of dis-ease One who is established in witnessing, whose energy patterns are in balance, whose appetite is balanced, whose tissues are functioning normally, whose wastes are eliminated…
  • Slowing the Aging Process: 3 Energy Science Tools for the Mindbody

    Dr Bill Dean
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
    To biologically function you need all three energy patterns, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Vata is the energy pattern of movement and when out of balance, it prematurely produces physiologic degenerative changes over time This is why the nutritional format for Vata is called an antidegenerative format So you can see that Vata is the energy pattern responsible for aging  Vata is also primarily responsible for neurological function so that if you slow the mind down, you reduce aging The Vata energy pattern is dominant in about 60% of people so many people can benefit from doing this kind of…
  • Popping of Joints

    Dr Bill Dean
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Ever wondered why your joints pop(or maybe yours don't)? We won't find the answer from an matter science perspective; we'll find the understanding at the energy science level. Vata as we have discussed in the past is the energy of movement and has the qualities of mobile, rough, dry, cold, light, subtle, and clear. Due to our lack of allowing the breath to move the mindbody, the fluidity of energy in the mindbody gets stuck. When the free flow (movement) of energy in the mindbody is impeded usually due to fear, the vibrational frequencies of mobile, rough, and dry get stuck in the tendons,…
 
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    Fitho » Healthy Food- Tips Recipes and Information

  • Turn Yourself into a Super Healthy Human Just by Eating Nuts!

    Meghna Basu
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    According to a study conducted by the Harvard medical school, people who included nuts as a part of their daily diets were less susceptible to heart diseases and various chronic diseases. Read about the other effective tips for a healthy heart. Nuts are indeed full of healthy fibers, vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fatty acids and many other...Read More
  • The Yummiest Healthy Snack in Town- Trail Mix!

    Meghna Basu
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Originally invented as a hiking snack, the Trail mix has become a popular healthy snack worldwide. Not only is it easy to make but also easy to carry. Just pack away the desired quantity in a zip-pouch and be on your way with your pocketful of healthy snack. A personalized bowl of Trail mix can...Read More
  • What is quinoa and what are its health benefits?

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
  • 7 more reasons to give up sugar

    Swati Kapoor
    10 May 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Many of us are addicted to sugar and need some form of sugar every day. For most of us, sugar has become a mandatory food group and is a part of our daily diet. But we are not completely aware of the adverse effects of excess sugar consumption. Find below a list of some of...Read More
  • The Weight Loss Benefits of Tea

    Bhawna Gupta
    6 May 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Tea is common drink which can be readily available in domestic household in India. However, taste and ingredients can differ depending on personal choice and area surrounding. Many people like to add sugar, milk, cardamom, lemon or any other spice like cinnamon. But do you know tea have many health benefits which also include weight...Read More
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • Develop a Practicing Mind

    Richard
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    Are you practicing or learning? Do you take an active position or a passive position in how you approach your day? Do you have a practicing mind? Here’s an example: You want to play the piano so you learn how to read music, how to keep tempo, and which keys connect to which note…great, you …Continue reading »Related Posts:The Daffodil Principle: Start Today!Improve Your Marriage with the 7-Minute Marriage SolutionArt of Work, A Review of Jeff Goins BookThe Anti-Fat Bias? Is it in you?Brussels Sprouts for Fat Loss, Who Knew?a.A post from: health and fitness
  • The Daffodil Principle: Start Today!

    Richard
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    I am applying the daffodil principle to my life and want you to give it a try in yours! I have a passion for helping people to live healthier/better lives and I fill that need in several ways. My day job allows me to manage several departments involved in routine testing all the way to …Continue reading »Related Posts:Start a Morning Ritual and Take the Fork in the RoadDevelop a Practicing Mind20 Tips to Lower StressTime To Close 2013, So Start 2014 On The Right FootArt of Work, A Review of Jeff Goins Booka.A post from: health and fitness
  • Art of Work, A Review of Jeff Goins Book

    Richard
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    Are you in a job, a career, or a vocation…the question really is whether you have found your calling?? I have a great job that provides a comfortable life for my family and I. I get to help people every day, both virtually and in person. However, I’m currently faced with an opportunity. I may …Continue reading »Related Posts:New? Start HereCoaching PackagesShowing Gratitude, Thanksgiving and BeyondCoachingHappy New Year! Are Your Resolutions Ready? It’s 2013a.A post from: health and fitness
  • Power Pose to Increase Confidence and Lower Stress

    Richard
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Do you ever have a down day? A day where you feel like everything is going wrong, and you just lose your confidence? Did you know that using something as simple as posture will help turn it around? Hey you don’t need to believe me.   You can take the word of a renowned Harvard social …Continue reading »Related Posts:Gingerbread Man Yoga?? Are You Ready To Change?Time to Fix that Tight ShoulderStress Response and Box BreathingBuilding a Resilient Spine, One Yoga Pose at a TimePick a Goal and Make a Positive Change!a.A post from: health and fitness
  • Nutrition Plays a Role in Your Stress Response

    Richard
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Do you think nutrition plays a role in stress management? Maybe you take the approach that as long as you eat a certain percentage of protein, a certain percentage of carbs, and a certain percentage of fat than you will be golden. That’s equivalent of driving your car in first gear at freeway speeds. Yeah, …Continue reading »Related Posts:Health Care Workers Report the Highest StressHow Do You Define a Superfood?The Supplement Battle: Do You Use’em or Lose’em?20 Tips to Lower StressFive Easy to Add Metabolism Boosting Foodsa.A post from: health and fitness
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  • Tortilla Egg Cups {ReDux}

    steph langdon
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:16 pm
    I didn't find time for last month's Cook Once, Eat Twice recipe challenge, oddly enough we made what I was planning one evening a little later. I was thinking leftover baked potatoes as a type of one-pot hash or a scramble, which my husband made one night since it's such a quick meal to throw together. Since I now have a five month old on my hands, things that are quick or make leftovers are still key. I was also working on a few recipes for an upcoming young athlete demo when I came up with this one.I get my chance to blog and create in the kitchen once the little one goes to bed at night,…
  • Easter on my Mind

    steph langdon
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    I'm not sure if it's because I'm getting older, am more mindful, am a new mom, or what, but it really feels like we're rolling from one festive holiday to the next and next week is already April and Easter! Do any of you feel that way? I know if you go to any stores it's quite obvious, as Valentine's stuff goes on sale we see St. Patrick's Day stuff and Easter stuff already lining the shelves, and I still can't figure out when chocolate became the go-to food for all the holidays?! I do love chocolate, but try to limit myself and lately try to go dark or not at all (I'm also choosing quality,…
  • Not today, not this month, all year...

    steph langdon
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    I had 'dreams' of posting this on St. Patrick's Day, but alas, my little one decided she wanted to be held and needed mommy (so of course I obliged). It gave me lots of time to think about what I wanted to share. Then came Dietitian's Day and I totally agree with what a follower wrote on my facebook page - nutrition month should be all year. {Then I found some time one evening and thought I scheduled this post to go out last week, but now I find it sitting here as a draft...}I have quite a few people in my life that have been or are going on hot holidays (we stayed home this winter due to the…
  • Less is More and it's already March!

    steph langdon
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Almost 4 months into motherhood - which for my blog means that I have all sorts of ideas, some of which I managed to jot down (and hope to return to) and others that have been lost to me, and of course, few that have been posted. I don't regret where I am spending my time these days, although it has definitely been an adjustment and I'm still getting used to how much I am needed by our wee-one. I do think it fits well with mindfulness, moderation, and minimalism that I've been trying to focus on. I am very aware of spending time with my daughter and being there for her - as my husband says,…
  • Chocoats {Redux}

    steph langdon
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    I'm now 3 months into motherhood and starting to get into the swing of things. Right now my meal planning, food prep, and blogging have definitely been affected by our new addition. I am even more into leftovers because I don't always have time to start from scratch when she needs me. This month's Recipe Redux theme was: Favorite Chocolate Matches - Does your chocolate need a friend? This month’s posting will be after Valentine’s Day, so you may have a bit of extra chocolate around. What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut butter or something more exotic like…
 
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    The Healthy Home Economist

  • Are Nightshade Vegetables Worsening Your Pain?

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    It is almost foodie sacrilege to suggest that a group of colorful, antioxidant rich vegetables ubiquitous within the Western diet might not be as healthy as the natural food community paints them to be. This is exactly what this article is going to attempt to do – wade you through the process of considering whether nightshade vegetables might in fact be worsening your health symptoms even if they are grown organically in nutrient dense soil. Hopefully not, as nightshade veggies are delicious! But, it makes sense to investigate the possibility especially if you have issues with chronic…
  • Top 4 Cleansing Myths to Watch Out For

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Why is it that the health community today seems totally obsessed with cleansing? Everywhere, even in supermarkets and gas stations, potions, powders, teas and supplements are heavily promoted as the best way to detoxify the body, lose weight and help gain muscle. Cleansing proponents point out the fact that both Eastern and Western cultural traditions considered cleansing a healthful practice typically performed seasonally. While this is true, the modern equivalent has become distorted into something else entirely with questionable long term value to the consumer and dangerous methods the…
  • Coffee Enema: Unmatched Detoxification for Health and Recovery

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    People tend to cringe and get grossed out by the words coffee enema let alone the suggestion of actually trying one. This despite the fact that enemas are an incredibly simple, powerful and effective healing therapy that have been used for thousands of years and recommended by some of history’s greatest physicians. The coffee enema represents the ultimate detoxification experience possible such that the most effective holistic cancer treatments in the world, including those offered by the Gerson Institute and holistic oncologist Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez MD, use the coffee enema…
  • 13% of Pediatricians Reject CDC Vax Schedule for Their Own Kids

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    If it is so well proven that following the CDC Childhood Immunization Schedule is of clear benefit to a child’s health and the community at large, why are so many pediatricians choosing to opt out or diverge from these guidelines? A recent study published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics (1) revealed the stark truth that the mass media seems to refuse to acknowledge, the public is in the dark about, and dissenting pediatricians won’t reveal to their own patients for fear of having their careers jeopardized or worse, their license to practice medicine yanked. (...)Read the…
  • How to Make Perfect Yellow Rice (Arroz Amarillo)

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    Authentic and very delicious yellow rice cooked in gelatin and mineral rich chicken broth instead of water is a great way to get more of this digestion enhancing (and wrinkle reducing) superfood into your family’s diet. Just to give you some idea, folks on the GAPS Diet who are healing their gut to reverse autoimmune problems incorporate a small cup of homemade broth with every single meal. This is how important this traditional food is to health and healing. The aromatic spices added to the yellow rice blend very well with the broth. If you are (oops) short on chicken broth for…
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    Food Confidence

  • Formula Meals: Quinoa Salad

    Danielle Omar
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Whip up a tasty, vegetarian quinoa salad that everyone will love! In minutes you can have a simple lunch, a quick weeknight meal, or the perfect picnic fare – no recipe required!  I’m being very efficient today by combining my monthly Recipe Redux post with a Formula Meals post! This month’s Redux theme is spring cleaning. […] Continue Reading: Formula Meals: Quinoa Salad (originally posted on Food Confidence)
  • Healthy Linguine Alfredo + Giveaway

    Danielle Omar
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:45 am
    A healthy version of a classic Italian dish, this Linguine Alfredo is easy to make with tons of creamy delicious cheesy flavor. The perfect go-to for feeding the family or an easy meal weeknight meal for one! I strive to eat well and feel good about what I eat. That’s one reason I have nutrition […] Continue Reading: Healthy Linguine Alfredo + Giveaway (originally posted on Food Confidence)
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nourish

    Danielle Omar
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:57 am
    You’re skeptical. I get it. I would be, too. What can my program do for you that you haven’t already done yourself? Have you tried it all and nothing seems to work? It’s time for a change! If you think you know what my Nourish program is about, here’s what you might not know: 1: […] Continue Reading: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Nourish (originally posted on Food Confidence)
  • Kung Pao Tempeh

    Danielle Omar
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Eating a primarily plant-based diet can leave you wanting more when it comes to some cuisines. Chinese food is one of them. Except for Eggplant with Garlic Sauce, Chinese veggie dishes are a bit of a drag. It’s either a ton of greasy noodles with broccoli or a soggy tofu dish. I don’t mind a […] Continue Reading: Kung Pao Tempeh (originally posted on Food Confidence)
  • Book Review: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

    Danielle Omar
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential reference for flavor pairings, nutrition information, and how-to tips for creating a plant-based diet.  As National Nutrition Month comes to a close, I have the chance to introduce a book that will hopefully leave you inspired to get into the kitchen and create veggie-based meals. If you’ve ever […] Continue Reading: Book Review: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible (originally posted on Food Confidence)
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • How to Get What You Want

    cdobbas
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
      Do you have doubts and fears? Have you ever failed? Has the thought, “Am I good enough?” ever crossed your mind? YES? Good. That means you’re trying. That you’re showing up. That you’re putting yourself out there. That also means that you’re a human being having a human experience. More importantly … it means you’re not alone.   Life is our biggest teacher. I always remind my clients that “the work” really happens in-between our sessions. When the totally unexpected happens. When the uncomfortable occurs. When an important decision needs to be made that only…
  • The One Thing You Should Do if You’re Trying to Lose Weight

    cdobbas
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 pm
        As early as childhood, we’re taught to focus on the outcome. Go after the main prize. Get that college degree. Score our dream job. Land the perfect partner. Birth the cutest babies. Have the perfect body. Cultivate the best life… As I write this list, I already feel exhausted… We’re repeatedly reinforced to go after “it.” To chase the dream, to meet the expectation. And when one dream comes to fruition, we tackle another. We chase more perfection.   But what would happen, if it wasn’t like this? What would happen if we said, “No” ? In truth, there’s…
  • Are You Exercising the Wrong Way?

    cdobbas
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
        It was dark out. I was exhausted. And was just about to step off the train from a 12-plus hour day. I so badly, just wanted to go home, rest, eat, and call it a day. But, I had packed my gym bag that morning and there it was, hanging over my shoulder, nagging me to workout.   The thoughts raced through my mind: The only workout you ever regret is the one that never happened. No pain, no gain. Excuses are for quitters. So, instead of going right, I went left when I got off the train … to the gym. I worked out for an hour, came home angry because I had had no downtime (and…
  • 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…
 
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    Laurel On Health Food

  • Broccoli and Mango Quinoa Salad

    Laurel
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    It’s been sunny and a high of 88 today in Florida, and the steamy weather has me craving summer time favorites like grilled vegetables and fresh fruit. I came up with this salad recipe after throwing together whatever I could find in my refrigerator. I often come up with my best ideas that way! This recipe is tangy, salty, and […]Broccoli and Mango Quinoa Salad is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Creamy Lentil Soup

    Laurel
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    When I was living in NYC, I used to make a soup or stew almost every week throughout the winter to save money and keep me warm on those frigid cold months. But since moving back to warm and sunny Florida I got out of the habit, finding myself eating more raw and cold foods because it […]Creamy Lentil Soup is a post from: 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
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    RSS No HFCS List

  • Picnic Items With No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    Sherry
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Items for your picnic with no high-fructose corn syrup! Happy Earth Day! Spring is here and time to start thinking about doing more outside, including the ever-popular “the picnic!” Having a meal outdoors always feels so fresh and natural and healthy – and a good way to keep it that way is to make sure […]
  • Breakfast Foods With No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    Sherry
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    No High-Fructose Corn Syrup in My Breakfast, Please! I found several new breakfast foods I like for the No-High Fructose Corn Syrup List! It’s afternoon now, so I think we’ll have breakfast for dinner! Kids always love that. Heck, grown-ups love it too, I think. (TIP: A light sprinkling of cinnamon and some honey is […]
  • 5 New Condiments with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    Sherry
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Today’s update contains condiments with no high-fructose corn syrup! Condiments seem to be one of the hardest product areas to find hfcs-free versions.  Some of these were suggestions by visitors and some were items I came across while doing my own surfing. I did do my own research though, and have included the links so […]
  • 3 New Items Added to the No High-Fructose Corn Syrup List

    Sherry
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:13 am
    Here are a few additions to the No High-Fructose Corn Syrup List.   My favorite addition is Simply Heinz ketchup. I like to make my own ketchup sometimes, but it’s nice to know I can just pick up a bottle in a pinch. It seems really natural and my family loves it.  It also says […]
  • New No-HFCS Products & A Thank You!

    Sherry
    8 Jul 2013 | 1:29 pm
    There are a couple of additions to the List of Products with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup today, but first I want to say a REALLY BIG THANK YOU to all the people who have donated lately via the PayPal Donation Button in the sidebar! I started this site 6 years ago and have been running […]
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • Review: Trader Joe’s Super Green Drink

    Jonathan Bechtel
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Our greens-powder-world-tour brings us our next contestant: The Trader Joe's Super Green Drink. It's green. It's affordable. It's coming at you at 87 MILES PER HOUR IN THIS INTENSE REVIEW. All the nutty details inside!Review: Trader Joe’s Super Green Drink is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • How to Remove Caffeine From Your System

    Jonathan Bechtel
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:44 am
    Coffee's great. But most people drink over 30 gallons of it every year. What should you do if you can't kick your java habit? Know how to make sure your body can handle it.How to Remove Caffeine From Your System is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • How Garlic Can Keep the Coronary Bypass Surgeon Away

    Jonathan Bechtel
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:41 pm
    GARLIC. What comes into your head when you read that word, gratuitously typed in all caps? Bad breath? Farts that smell even worse? 14th century witch doctors getting sent to the crucible? Something that's very good for you in spite of all these things? Probably yes, yes, yes and YES! I'm not much of a shaman, so I'll stay away from that. But I do know a thing or two about herbs. And garlic might be useful if you have an achy, breaky heart, among other things.How Garlic Can Keep the Coronary Bypass Surgeon Away is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • No Society, No Problem! How to Live Off The Grid

    Jonathan Bechtel
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Something new.......and slightly off-topic, I've given up some of the accoutrements of daily life so I could start roughin' it. It's mostly good, but not something I'd do all the time. What's it like living in a log cabin? Details inside.No Society, No Problem! How to Live Off The Grid is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Four Tests to Determine The Root Cause of Depression

    Jonathan Bechtel
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    Mood disorders are fairly common these days, but they're often symptoms of other issues. Having a bad diet, underactive thyroid, or an autoimmune illness can masquerade as a mental health issue if they go unchecked. Here are four tests to take if you're struggling with the blues and want to pinpoint its root cause.Four Tests to Determine The Root Cause of Depression is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
 
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Grants Enhance Bereavement Programs for Youth

    LZX Team
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Enhance Bereavement Programs for Youth National Alliance for Grieving Children: Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants The goal of the Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants program, administered by the National Alliance for Grieving Children with funding from the New York Life Foundation, is to provide support for children’s bereavement programs in order to expand their reach to underserved youth populations. The program offers grants, ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, to fund program expansion to include bereaved children and teens not…
  • Support for K-5 Healthy Living Programs

    LZX Team
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for K-5 Healthy Living Programs National PTA Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grant Program National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grants provide local PTAs with tools to use in partnering with schools and engaging families in improving awareness of energy balance. (Energy balance is simply finding a balance between the calories we consume each day through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn though physical activity.) Participating PTAs will use the Energy Balance Enrichment Zone curricula to educate families on…
  • We Have Just What You Need For A Successful Health Fair!

    LZX Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    If you’ve been searching for promotional giveaways and marketing tools for your next health fair, Learning ZoneXpress has just what you need! We are pleased to announce our newest member to our “Health Fair Kit” lineup the…”MyPlate Health Fair Kit”! This kit contains everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair! Encourage, support, and promote healthy food and physical activity choices the MyPlate way for people of all ages with the MyPlate Health Fair Kit. This health fair kit includes posters and a banner to draw people in and a variety of handouts, tri-fold…
  • What Let’s Move! programs are going on near you?

    LZX Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    OK we admit it, it has been snowing a little bit in Minnesota today. So our minds are drifting to good weather and getting out and moving. We were excited to learn about Let’s Move’s new Activities Across the USA Map of activities… What Let’s Move! programs are going on near you? Explore the interactive map to learn more and see how you can get involved! Enter your ZIP code or city and state in the search bar on the top left of the map Use the Find My Location button (below the Home button on the map) Then zoom and pan the map to see who’s participating…
  • Support for Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Communities

    LZX Team
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Communities Tony Hawk Foundation The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to funding the construction of new, quality skateparks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily support projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors and…
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    Jae Berman Nutrition

  • Matthew McConaughey is a lucky man

    JBNUT
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Yes, he is one good looking man and seems to be having fun no matter what he does…and says things like “All right all right all right…” and people love him – but why is Matthew McConaughey such a lucky man? He is married to a gorgeous woman who understands the importance of COOKING IN BULK!  Forget the Academy Award…this man won the all mighty prize. McConaughey’s wife, Camilla Alves was featured on the Today Show last week as part of their week long series on skillet dinners.  Meals that can be made for the whole family in one skillet. Easy,…
  • Exercise? Or take a nap?

    JBNUT
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    A client wrote me this the other day: “I’ve had this dilemma recently. Do I take a nap or go to the gym? I haven’t been sleeping my needed 8 hours because of my kids having trouble sleeping through the night. Any words of advice? Maybe one day gym, the next nap?” What do you think? Sleep or workout? You may be surprised that I suggested sleep over exercise to her. My specific suggestion was to take a nap after work and consider a 10-15 minute walk afterwards with her kids. The more and more I work with individuals on weight loss, the more I realize that stress is often…
  • Baby Steps and Quick Sprints

    JBNUT
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    There is a lot of discussion around behavior change and making new habits. But how do you get them to stick? Baby steps and quick sprints. Baby steps – what is one small step you can do towards reaching a goal? People are finding that the cumulative effect of thinking of change in baby steps adds up to significant change. If you want to eat more vegetables, try doing that once a week. Change one meal in your week to add more vegetables and less starch. One meal. Thats it. Take it from there. If you are trying to exercise more, instead of signing up for a marathon, maybe you agree to…
  • A way of life

    JBNUT
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A client of mine just got back from a week at a fancy spa in Mexico. Tough life right? Well, I was beyond thrilled when she wrote the following about her trip: Big takeaway: I like being really physically active, and I’m going to find ways to build more activity into my daily routine. This is a woman who has avoided exercise for the last year that I have known her. And the few workouts she has done, she is beyond proud of herself for being “good” for that one workout. Now, after immersing herself in exercise, she realized that she wants activity to be a part of her life.
  • There’s no crying in baseball!!!

    JBNUT
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Maybe it is because spring training is in full swing, or the baseball guys at USF, who I work with, are fighting hard in their season, but I cannot help but think of the movie A League of their Own. Do you know it? There is a scene, where a very sweet outfielder, is screamed at by the coach, because she does not seem to understand the defensive play of using the cut off man when throwing to home plate. He starts yelling at her and she starts to cry, which leads to the famous“There’s no crying in baseball!!!!” scene. You know it? It is a good scene… (Disclaimer – The reason I…
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    Healthy Crush

  • The 3 Pillars of Creating Optimal Health (No Matter Who You Are – Or What You Eat)

    jenny sansouci
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Hey guys! I just created a new free guide for you, based on 3 things I’ve been focused on a LOT lately. Not only in my own life, but in the lives of my friends, the people I love, and the patients I work with at Dr. Lipman‘s office. You’re probably wondering – how can I possibly list 3 things that will make people healthier no matter what? No matter if you’re vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or you don’t care about diet at all…whether you’re sick or well or somewhere in between? I feel very strongly about these 3 things. For everyone. No matter who…
  • Are You Making These Mistakes In Your Wellness Business?

    jenny sansouci
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Hey guys – I know a lot of you who read Healthy Crush are graduates of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, have some type of wellness or personal development business, or are planning to have one at some point. That is AWESOME. We’re kindred spirits, obviously. And the world needs more people to spread messages of health, strength, inspiration, courage, and all those other good feelings. So, high five! I’ve been focusing a lot more lately on business-related stuff here on the blog and on my email list, because right now I’m in the process of taking my own business…
  • Spirit Junkie Masterclass is OPEN! (bonus inside)

    jenny sansouci
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    Hey guys. I woke up this morning in a bit of a funk. Then I reminded myself of one of my main purposes with the work that I do — to be an access point for people to discover new possibilities that can help them enhance their lives. I love that concept of being an access point, because one of my greatest joys is connecting people with resources that have helped me. One of the most important teachings I’ve learned through my work with my mentor Gabby is this: When we give freely of what we’ve been given, we’ll be provided with exactly what we need. Isn’t that a…
  • April Hydration Challenge – LET’S DRINK

    jenny sansouci
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Hey water-guzzlers!!! Some of you probably remember the hydration challenge I did in January. Can you believe it’s been 3 months since then? What? I felt so incredibly good during that hydration challenge (I drank 3 liters of water per day for 30 days). I also ended up being able to donate $150 to Charity Water because of all of you who participated – so thank you!! Because of that, 5 people who didn’t have clean water before will now have access to clean water. That makes me want to cry. Admittedly, during February and March I didn’t focus on water drinking as much,…
  • Are You Exhausted? This Is Why

    jenny sansouci
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Hey, Healthy Crushers. (I don’t think I’ve ever said that before, but I kinda like it). Let’s talk about something important. It’s called being tired. Being tired feels GREAT when you’ve had a long, productive, fun day, or when you’re done with a kickass workout. But being tired feels EXTREMELY NON-GREAT when you don’t want to be tired. Feeling tired really sucks when you need energy to do things (i.e. most things besides sleeping). One of the things I’m most interested in when it comes to nutrition and health has always been energy and mood,…
 
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    Eat Out, Eat Well

  • 10 Ways To Tame A Way Too Spicy Dish

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Have you ever gotten a little too overzealous with the chili powder – or with the amount of peppers you’ve added to that fantastic dish you’re cooking? Perhaps you very overly brave and ordered the five alarm chili at your local Tex-Mex place. It happens — but what do you do?  You can burn the heck out of everyone’s mouth, sweat profusely, toss the whole dish into the garbage, feed the compost pile, or maybe somehow salvage what you’ve made. There are those of you who routinely look for the spiciest food around and are probably thinking – so what’s the problem?  But, for…
  • Stadium Food: What Do You Eat?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    It is the beginning of baseball season, but more importantly – at least in my family – it’s the beginning of hockey playoffs. To call us True Blue New York Rangers fans might be an understatement. So what do you eat when you go to a game? Many stadiums now offer “gourmet” and “specialty” food – at Madison Square Garden you can buy both sushi and gluten free sandwiches – but from my observation, most fans at sporting events still opt for burgers and dogs, popcorn and peanuts, soda and beer. Every year, especially at ballparks, there seem to be some new “upscale”…
  • Can You Save Calories Eating A Ham And Cheese Sandwich Instead Of A Salad?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:07 am
    So many of us think a salad, instead of a sandwich, is the way to go if we’re trying to be calorie conscious. Somehow we’ve embraced the idea that salads are always a light and healthy choice. Sometimes they are – but all too often they’re not. Sometimes a sandwich is the clear winner in terms of calories and fat. A ham and cheese sandwich ranges from 350 to 450 calories depending upon how much ham and cheese there really is, the type of bread, and whether it comes with mustard or mayo (and, of course, without fries or chips). And sometimes the salad is a better choice —…
  • How Far Do You Have To Walk To Burn Off Your Easter Candy?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:57 pm
    If you want to attempt to walk off the chocolate bunnies, jellybeans, and Peeps: It takes a herculean effort to walk off lots of calories. It’s easier and more efficient to cut down on portion size. In case you want to make an attempt “to walk” off your candy indulgence: If this is the candy in your Easter basket — and you eat it all: 25 small jellybeans 5 Peeps 8 malted milk robins eggs 1 ounce chocolate bunny 1 Cadbury Creme Egg 4 Lindt Chocolate Carrots that adds up to 990 calories. You will need to walk 9.9 miles, 15.96 kilometers, or 19,800 steps, assuming you cover one mile…
  • How Much Easter Candy Can You Eat For 100 and 200 Calories?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Do you need a reason to splurge on a holiday – it is a celebration, after all? But, in case you want to “carefully” indulge on Easter candy, here’s how much of your favorite candy you can gobble down to the tune of 100 calories 17 Brach’s jellybeans = 102 calories (6 calories each) 5 Peeps = 98 calories (28 calories for one Peep) 6 Cadbury mini eggs = 96 calories (16 calories for one mini egg) 2/3 of a Cadbury Crème egg = 100 calories (one egg is 150 calories) 5 Cadbury mini crème eggs = 100 calories (one Cadbury mini crème egg has 40 calories) 2/3 of a Cadbury caramel egg = 113…
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    Motive Nutrition

  • Do You Have Healthy Living All Wrong?

    Vanessa
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:29 am
        Health happens when you practice healthy habits consistently. This means that even the best plan will bring you no benefit if you’re unable to stick with it. That’s the problem with diets…they’re not exactly created with consistency in mind. We know this because dieting is downright torturous. Do you want to make deprivation and discomfort a way of life? I didn’t think so. Which is why if […] The post Do You Have Healthy Living All Wrong? appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Motive Nutrition Got A Makeover!

    Vanessa
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    Welcome to our new digs! Come on in, make yourself at home and take a look around. Last week, MotiveNutrition.com turned three. Three! I know, I know, they grow up too fast, don’t they? This year, all she wanted for her birthday was a makeover. So today, I present you with Motive Nutrition’s new space with a fresh new face, […] The post Motive Nutrition Got A Makeover! appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • How To Build A Salad Bowl

    Vanessa
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Is salad your go-to meal option or do you avoid it because the word salad just screams “DIET FOOD” to you? Does it satisfy your hunger and keep your energy levels steady all afternoon or are you hungry within two hours of your last bite? Salads are a very convenient way to load up on nutrient-dense foods. However, don’t be mislead into […] The post How To Build A Salad Bowl appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Shrimp and Quinoa Alla Puttanesca

    Vanessa
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’m a BIG believer in being prepared. Preparation streamlines your activities, increases your chances of success and not to mention the priceless peace of mind that comes with feeling prepared. And we all know that when it comes to sticking with a healthy diet, preparation is key. But what happens when things get in the way of your weekly meal […] The post Shrimp and Quinoa Alla Puttanesca appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Fudgy Flourless Pumpkin Brownies

    Vanessa
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of my favourite classes back when I was studying nutrition was the food science class. I loved it because it combined my passion for food with my love of understanding how things work. This food science class answered questions like: …What happens to food when exposed to dry heat versus wet heat cooking methods? …How does this affect […] The post Fudgy Flourless Pumpkin Brownies appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
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    Liz Pearson

  • Five Steps To Stop Emotional Eating

    Liz Pearson
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    “Perhaps the most intimate relationship each of us will ever have is not with any fellow member of our own human species. Instead, it is between our bodies and our food.” This powerful and thought-provoking statement was made by Mariette DiChristina, editor of Scientific American. Sadly, I think it’s true. For many people food is the ultimate friend and companion. It’s always available. It doesn’t talk back or fight back. Most importantly, it provides tremendous comfort when dealing with challenging emotions, like sadness, anger, boredom, anxiety, and loneliness. It makes us feel…
  • Wheat Belly – In The Spotlight And Under Fire

    Liz Pearson
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    The book “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years. It’s sold close to 3 million copies in 33 countries and is considered the bible of the wheat-free movement, but is it true? Is it supported by scientific fact? A few weeks ago, “The Fifth Estate”, an investigative news program, looked at just that. Here’s what they found, as well as my thoughts on the subject: An Anti-Wheat Crusader Dr. Davis makes some huge statements about the dangers of wheat, including: • Wheat causes 70 to 80% of all known diseases. It has caused…
  • Liz’s Definitely Delicious Vegetarian Chili

    Liz Pearson
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Your homework assignment for the weekend is to make this chili. It’s nutritious and definitely delicious! Best of all, even though it’s vegetarian, the portobello mushrooms it contains give it a rich, meaty-like taste and texture. The corn adds a touch of sweetness. Everyone who’s tried it, has given it two thumbs up. Be sure to let me know how it rates for you! Enjoy! Prep Time: 20 to 30 minutes Cook Time: 4 hours Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 tbsp (45 mL) extra virgin olive oil 2 medium red onions, chopped 4 large portobello mushrooms, diced (about 4 cups diced/1 L) 2 tbsp (30 mL) chili…
  • Healthy Snacking Checklist For Your Best Snack Options

    Liz Pearson
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    With as much as one-third or more of your daily calories coming from snacks, choosing the right snack really matters. Today, I’ll share with you a checklist for evaluating the healthfulness or harmfulness of your snack choices. I’ll also give you specific examples, including healthy portion sizes. Here goes: The Perfect Snack (drum roll please…) To optimize your health and reduce your risk of disease, the ideal snack meets the following five criteria: 1. Provides Significant Nutritional Value Think of your snack as a mini meal. Would you eat potato chips for dinner? I hope not. Snacks,…
  • Top Five Things You Need To Know About Snacking

    Liz Pearson
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Forty years ago about 60% of the population consumed a snack between meals. Today, more than 95% of the population snacks, usually at least two to three times daily. As much as 30% of our daily calories are coming from snacks and many of our choices are nutritionally poor. How healthy is your snacking? Here are five things all snackers need to know: 1. Don’t Snack Because You’re Sad Healthy snacking can keep your appetite in check and fill in nutritional shortfalls. Too often, however, we medicate our emotions with food. We snack because we’re bored, lonely, depressed, stressed, or…
 
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    Small Footprint Family

  • How to Grow Winter Squash

    Dawn Gifford
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Winter squashes are members of the Cucurbitaceae family and relatives of both the melon and the cucumber. Winter squashes like butternut or pumpkin have hard shells that are difficult to pierce, enabling them to have long storage periods under the right conditions, making them an essential crop for anyone trying to grow a lot of their own food. History of Winter Squash Modern day squash developed from wild squash that originated in an area between Guatemala and Mexico. While squash has been grown and eaten for over 10,000 years, they were first cultivated specifically for their…
  • Growing a Snap Pea Bounty {with Two Recipes}

    Dawn Gifford
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Peas are pretty easy to grow. Just give them cool, spring weather, composted soil that drains well, and some climbing support. If you’re short on space, peas can be grown in containers, along walls, or trained up corn and sunflower stalks. History and Culture Peas are one of the world’s oldest crops. Wild peas were foraged centuries before they were domesticated as the trellis climbers we know today. Peas were one of the first plants to be selectively bred by farmers, and were the key crop that Gregor Mendel used in the 1800s to figure out how plant genetics and hybridization…
  • Why Vaccine Mandates Threaten Everything This Country Stands For

    Dawn Gifford
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Right now we are in the midst of a national feud about whether the government should mandate vaccinations for both adults and children. The main issue appears on the surface to be about whether vaccinations are safe, or whether in some cases they are harmful. But there is a deeper issue that is much more important: Who should make medical decisions for you and your children? The government? Or you as individuals and parents? The precedent we are setting should chill you to your bones. Here’s why… This is Not About Vaccination at All Which of the following actions is more…
  • 8 Hidden Sources of Toxins in Your Home

    Dawn Gifford
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:47 pm
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air we breathe inside our homes and offices can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. This is because contained areas enable pollutants to build up more than open spaces do. But unlike secondhand smoke, radon gas and molds which are airborne toxins we cannot readily control, most indoor air pollution comes from products we willingly bring into our home. Here are eight sources of indoor air pollution that might surprise you. 1. Candles As lovely as they can be, most candles will pollute your home with harmful gases and…
  • 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…
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Grants Enhance Bereavement Programs for Youth

    LZX Team
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Enhance Bereavement Programs for Youth National Alliance for Grieving Children: Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants The goal of the Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants program, administered by the National Alliance for Grieving Children with funding from the New York Life Foundation, is to provide support for children’s bereavement programs in order to expand their reach to underserved youth populations. The program offers grants, ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, to fund program expansion to include bereaved children and teens not…
  • Support for K-5 Healthy Living Programs

    LZX Team
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for K-5 Healthy Living Programs National PTA Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grant Program National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grants provide local PTAs with tools to use in partnering with schools and engaging families in improving awareness of energy balance. (Energy balance is simply finding a balance between the calories we consume each day through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn though physical activity.) Participating PTAs will use the Energy Balance Enrichment Zone curricula to educate families on…
  • We Have Just What You Need For A Successful Health Fair!

    LZX Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    If you’ve been searching for promotional giveaways and marketing tools for your next health fair, Learning ZoneXpress has just what you need! We are pleased to announce our newest member to our “Health Fair Kit” lineup the…”MyPlate Health Fair Kit”! This kit contains everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair! Encourage, support, and promote healthy food and physical activity choices the MyPlate way for people of all ages with the MyPlate Health Fair Kit. This health fair kit includes posters and a banner to draw people in and a variety of handouts, tri-fold…
  • What Let’s Move! programs are going on near you?

    LZX Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    OK we admit it, it has been snowing a little bit in Minnesota today. So our minds are drifting to good weather and getting out and moving. We were excited to learn about Let’s Move’s new Activities Across the USA Map of activities… What Let’s Move! programs are going on near you? Explore the interactive map to learn more and see how you can get involved! Enter your ZIP code or city and state in the search bar on the top left of the map Use the Find My Location button (below the Home button on the map) Then zoom and pan the map to see who’s participating…
  • Support for Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Communities

    LZX Team
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Communities Tony Hawk Foundation The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to funding the construction of new, quality skateparks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily support projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors and…
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Grants Enhance Bereavement Programs for Youth

    LZX Team
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Enhance Bereavement Programs for Youth National Alliance for Grieving Children: Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants The goal of the Grief Reach Community Expansion Grants program, administered by the National Alliance for Grieving Children with funding from the New York Life Foundation, is to provide support for children’s bereavement programs in order to expand their reach to underserved youth populations. The program offers grants, ranging from $15,000 to $100,000, to fund program expansion to include bereaved children and teens not…
  • Support for K-5 Healthy Living Programs

    LZX Team
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for K-5 Healthy Living Programs National PTA Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grant Program National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles: Energy Balance 101 Grants provide local PTAs with tools to use in partnering with schools and engaging families in improving awareness of energy balance. (Energy balance is simply finding a balance between the calories we consume each day through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn though physical activity.) Participating PTAs will use the Energy Balance Enrichment Zone curricula to educate families on…
  • We Have Just What You Need For A Successful Health Fair!

    LZX Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:52 am
    If you’ve been searching for promotional giveaways and marketing tools for your next health fair, Learning ZoneXpress has just what you need! We are pleased to announce our newest member to our “Health Fair Kit” lineup the…”MyPlate Health Fair Kit”! This kit contains everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair! Encourage, support, and promote healthy food and physical activity choices the MyPlate way for people of all ages with the MyPlate Health Fair Kit. This health fair kit includes posters and a banner to draw people in and a variety of handouts, tri-fold…
  • What Let’s Move! programs are going on near you?

    LZX Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:58 am
    OK we admit it, it has been snowing a little bit in Minnesota today. So our minds are drifting to good weather and getting out and moving. We were excited to learn about Let’s Move’s new Activities Across the USA Map of activities… What Let’s Move! programs are going on near you? Explore the interactive map to learn more and see how you can get involved! Enter your ZIP code or city and state in the search bar on the top left of the map Use the Find My Location button (below the Home button on the map) Then zoom and pan the map to see who’s participating…
  • Support for Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Communities

    LZX Team
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Skatepark Construction in Low-Income Communities Tony Hawk Foundation The Tony Hawk Foundation is dedicated to funding the construction of new, quality skateparks located in low-income communities throughout the United States. The Foundation primarily support projects that can demonstrate a strong grassroots commitment, particularly in the form of planning and fundraising by local skateboarders and other community groups. Priority is given to projects that are designed and built by qualified and experienced skatepark contractors and…
 
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    Authority Nutrition

  • Sugar Alcohols: Good or Bad?

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    For many decades, sugar alcohols have been popular alternatives to sugar. They look and taste like sugar, but have fewer calories and fewer negative health effects. In fact, many studies show that sugar alcohols can actually lead to health improvements. This article takes a detailed look at sugar alcohols and their health effects. What Are […] The post Sugar Alcohols: Good or Bad? appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 20 Foods That Are Bad For Your Health (Avoid Them!)

    Kris Gunnars
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a lot of confusion out there about which foods are healthy, and which are not. Here is a list of 20 foods that are generally very unhealthy. If you want to lose weight and avoid chronic disease, then you shouldn’t eat much of these foods. In many cases, the best choice is to […] The post 20 Foods That Are Bad For Your Health (Avoid Them!) appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 8 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Aloe vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. Here are 8 health benefits of Aloe vera that are supported by science. It is best known for treating skin injuries, such as burns and sores, but may also have several other therapeutic properties. 1. Aloe Vera Contains Bioactive Compounds […] The post 8 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Aloe Vera appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 22 Delicious High-Fiber Foods (No. 2 and 19 Are My Favorites)

    Kris Gunnars
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Fiber is incredibly important. It escapes digestion in the stomach and ends up reaching the gut. There, it feeds the friendly gut bacteria, leading to all sorts of health benefits (1, 2). Fiber also promotes weight loss, lowers blood sugar levels and fights constipation (3, 4, 5). Not surprisingly, studies show that people who eat […] The post 22 Delicious High-Fiber Foods (No. 2 and 19 Are My Favorites) appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Dietary Lectins: Everything You Need to Know

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Very few foods are perfect. Most of them have both “good” and “bad” aspects. Lectins are among the “bad” things that are frequently mentioned. Lectins are a family of proteins found in pretty much all foods, especially legumes and grains. Frequent consumption of large amounts of lectins has been shown to damage the lining of […] The post Dietary Lectins: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    The London Nutritionist

  • How to Stay Hydrated

    Jo Travers
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:46 am
    Dehydration Nation How to stay hydrated As we start to see the first sunny days of the year, hydration and how to stay hydrated seems to be the (hot) topic of the moment. I have written about hydration before, but … Continue reading → The post How to Stay Hydrated appeared first on The London Nutritionist.
  • Breastfeeding in Public

    Jo Travers
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    Breastfeeding in Public So today the media is reporting that swanky hotel in London asked a mother who was breastfeeding in public to cover herself while she was having afternoon tea. Claridges apparently said this is their hotel policy. On … Continue reading → The post Breastfeeding in Public appeared first on The London Nutritionist.
  • A New Baby Food Venture

    Jo Travers
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    A New Baby Food Venture I’ve written before about why making your own baby food is better but (having had two babies, a husband that works long hours and my own freelance business) I am completely aware that it’s not … Continue reading → The post A New Baby Food Venture appeared first on The London Nutritionist.
  • Drinking at your desk… I mean water, obviously.

    Jo Travers
    28 May 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Drinking at your desk… I mean water, obviously. I do quite a few workplace nutrition seminars in my job so it was quite intriguing reading some research published today on which the healthiest and unhealthiest professions are. It looked at … Continue reading → The post Drinking at your desk… I mean water, obviously. appeared first on The London Nutritionist.
  • Tweaking recipes to make them healthier

    Jo Travers
    18 Dec 2013 | 7:59 am
    Tweaking recipes to make them healthier So Flora Pro.activ rang me last week and asked if I’d like to join in their Christmas recipe challenge. I think the word “challenge” was only added to spur on those who might not … Continue reading → The post Tweaking recipes to make them healthier appeared first on The London Nutritionist.
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    Goodness Gracious

  • The Value of Your Words

    Margie
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY:  I speak from my heart today and always! Do you ever stop and really listen to the words you speak? Do you ever stop and really listen to the words being spoken to you? The power of words is everything. You don’t have to be an author, a poet, a songwriter, a rapper, a salesman, a film maker, or even a reader for that matter, to know the value of words. Our greatest leaders have had some of the most powerful words of wisdom. From Gandhi, the Dali Lama, Martin Luther King, Jr., politicians and corporate leaders. Their words have had an impact on us all! The words…
  • When to Be Still & When to Say it Hot

    Margie
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” – D. H. Lawrence: Novelist, poet, playwright
  • What are Sulfites?

    Margie
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sulfites are a food additive used to preserve foods, prevent discoloration in foods, impedes bacteria growth, a dough conditioner, a bleach for starches, or in medications. Some food and drinks contain natural sulfites such as salmon, cod, soy products, eggs, and maple syrup. This typically only causes a problem if you are sensitive to sulfites. Some food and drinks have a combination of natural as well as added sulfites, such as, wine, beer, dried fruits, pre-cut potatoes, shrimp, soup mixes, jams & jellies, corn sweeteners, gelatin, and restaurant salads and salad bars. What are some…
  • Choosing Words

    Margie
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: I choose my words lovingly & mindfully! Do you believe that your body believes every word you say? From what I’ve learned and experienced in my own life, this is absolutely, 100% true! The words we speak create energy in every cell of our being. When you speak with conviction and knowing, you can attract all the good you want to experience. The same is true if your language has a negative tone or connotation. I can remember reading a book years ago that taught me that the way we say things has a direct impact on what we will experience, for example, when you…
  • Shooting Without Aiming

    Margie
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Speaking without thinking is like shooting without aiming.” – Old Proverb 
 
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • Simple Spinach Salad with Apples and Parmesan

    Kelly Toups
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    (pictured with a sweet potato and blue cheese frittata) Everyone has a go-to, simple salad that they love to throw together, and this one is brought to you courtesy of Ashley Higgs. Last month Ashley had some guests over for a pasta-making party, and she served this exquisite, unfussy salad on the side. Since this is a simple dish, a high quality cheese goes a long way. In other words, this would not be the time to pull out the green shaker of grated parm (not that there ever is). Additionally, I highly recommend a good balsamic vinegar (made with grape must), rather than a cheap, imitation…
  • Apps I Love: Map My Run

    Kelly Toups
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    The long awaited signs of spring (blossoming magnolia trees in Back Bay, sailboats on the Charles, pleasantly cool temps) ignite an uncharacteristic urge to lace up my Nikes and soak up the sunshine on a scenic jog. With the Boston marathon in town this week (yesterday, actually!), running seems to be contagious throughout the city, inspiring me to kick up my mileage and pace. With these goals in mind, I’ve been especially happy with a new app I just downloaded: Map My Run (the #1 running app). Simply press start when you begin running (and stop when you finish), and the app will map your…
  • The Best TED Talks on Food Systems, Nutrition, and Public Health

    Kelly Toups
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Surely a sign of progress, there are now an abundance of TED talks that explore food, nutrition, and public health. Below are my very favorites — a collection of videos that I consider informative, important, and incredibly fascinating! If you have a favorite TED talk that’s not listed here, send me a link in the comments below. PART I: PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENTS How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds (Mick Cornett) I just got back from OKC this week after visiting a college roommate, so this Midwestern town is fresh on my mind. Regardless of whether or not…
  • Butternut Squash and Peanut Soup with Chickpeas

    Kelly Toups
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    One-pot meals (like soups or stews) have long been favored recipes in my kitchen, but lately I’ve been experimenting with a global twist on this genre: peanut soups. This West African culinary tradition has yet to reach mainstream food culture in the US, but it’s only a matter of time. After all, Americans are always looking for a new delivery vehicle for jelly’s better half. Hearty butternut squash soup serves as the perfect base for the classic, nutty spread, while the pureed chickpeas add a velvety texture, and a familiar, satisfying flavor (think hummus – another snack dip…
  • Whole Milk vs. Skim Milk

    Kelly Toups
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    A dear friend and college roommate informed me that her husband recently switched to whole milk because he read that it was healthier. Seeing as this runs contrary to decades of dietary advice, she asked for my opinion on the matter. Emerging Research on Milk Fat While saturated fat (the main type of fat in animal foods, including whole milk) is largely considered a dietary villain, emerging research is shedding new light on the dairy debate. The article in question references a study in which whole milk drinkers were found to weigh less than skim milk drinkers, a surprise, considering a cup…
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    The Life Extension Blog

  • The Origins of Stress

    LifeExtension
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    What is stress? Nervousness, heart palpitations, clammy hands, irritation, and/or an inability to concentrate all probably come to mind.However, stress can also be characterized by overeating, a loss of appetite, deadened feelings, insomnia, or even oversleeping. What's the deal?According to The American Institute of Stress, "Stress is not a useful term for scientists because it is such a highly subjective phenomenon that it defies definition. If you can’t define stress, how can you possibly measure it?"The term 'stress', as it is currently used was coined by Dr. Hans Selye in 1936,…
  • Potential Cure for Celiac Disease

    LifeExtension
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNCeliac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects about 1 percent of the world’s population.1In response to gluten, the intestinal lining becomes inflamed and damaged, leading to symptoms such as cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.Celiac disease is a troubling condition. Repeated exposure to gluten increases the risk for diseases such as type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and even bowel cancer.2, 3, 4, 5So far the only therapy is gluten-avoidance, which is difficult considering the ubiquitous presence of gluten in processed foods.A new study out of Australia…
  • Organic Food Reduces Toxins

    LifeExtension
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNOrganic food can be expensive. With living expenses through the roof, few people want to pay double or triple for their favorite foods. As a result, many health-conscious people eat organic selectively, focusing on specific foods.And according to a new study, these efforts appear to be worthwhile. Eating organically - even occasionally - can help reduce your toxic burden.The results were published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Eating Organic May Decrease Pesticide Levels by up to 65%Over 4,400 participants were selected for the study. Data was…
  • BPA Increases Blood Pressure

    LifeExtension
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNWe know that canned foods aren't the healthiest of food choices. Their high sodium content and lack of fresh nutrients alone are worthy of concern. And now, a recent study gives us yet another compelling reason to avoid them.Researchers from Korea found that BPA, a chemical found in most canned foods, may elevate blood pressure.The results were published online in the journal Hypertension. BPA Exposure Raised Blood Pressure by Five PointsIn the study, 60 participants were randomly given canned soy milk, soy milk from a glass, or a combination of the two to drink. Blood…
  • Broccoli Compound May Fight Leukemia

    LifeExtension
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNAcute lymphoblastic leukemia is a common form of cancer found in children. It’s caused when the bone marrow produces too many immature white blood cells, called lymphoblasts, which crowd out healthy cells. Symptoms include bone pain, nose bleeds, swollen lymph nodes, and fever.The cure rate for children is high, with approximately 80% of cases cured. Nevertheless, additional treatments are needed for the remaining children who don’t respond to conventional treatments.New hope may be found in sulforaphane, a compound in broccoli. Scientists at the Baylor College of…
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    Pie Hole Blogger

  • The Slippery Slope of Sleeplessness pt I

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:35 am
    Remember as a kid you wanted to stay up all night? If you've babysat a kid lately and heard the bedtime protest, maybe you've thought to yourself... Geez, I'll go to bed and you can stay up! Sleep is something that eludes many adults. It's stressful being a grown up and dealing with bills, work and Instagram. But children are starting to share in our grown up sleep-deficiency. Why is this a problem? Let us count the ways...First up, it's worth knowing how much sleep you actually need:Infants - 12-17 hoursToddlers - 11-14 hoursPreschoolers - 10-13 hoursSchool age - 9-11 hoursTeens - 8-10…
  • Got Milk for Your Aging Brain?

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    In articles gone by, we've discussed at length kids and milk, kids not drinking milk, parents forcing kids to drink milk, inventive ways for kids to eat dairy other than milk, and the importance of parents setting an example by actually drinking milk. It's about time we get grandma and grandpa on the bandwagon. Milk consumption in oldies is actually important too, and for more than just bones.A new study finds milk consumption in older adults is linked to higher levels of glutathione in the brain. What is glutathione, you ask?Well, it has a couple of functions, but for…
  • How to Police Pint-Sized Pie Holes

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:43 pm
    When it comes to kids and food, there are often two extremes: The militant, health freak parents... Or the exact opposite. The media publicised recent research showing pint-sized pie holes were pigging out on plentiful portions of pizza-pies. Should we let kids be kids: have their pizza and eat it too, or is there perhaps a more palatable plan? The way children eat and view food is strongly tied to the attitudes and behaviours of their parents (more on that here, here, and here). If daddy sits down to dinner and says "green beans, yuck..." and then turns to little Tommy and says "eat your…
  • Coffee: For Better or For Worse?

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Whether you're Barack Obama or the guy donning the Micky Mouse costume at Disney World, a cup of Joe seems to unite us all (unless you're my husband, who can't stand the stuff). The health benefits of coffee have long been studied, touted and contended... So here's an article to make sense of this beloved bean and black beverage.Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It is a complex beast containing over 1,000 biologically active compounds including polyphenols, diterpenes, trigonelline and, everybody's favourite: Caffeine.This potent central…
  • Overeating: Unsustainable

    4 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Pie Hole devotees have probably picked up on my partiality towards environmental sustainability. It's true, lights ineptly left on, fridge doors absentmindedly open and taps uselessly bleeding water make me inwardly retch. Call me a tree-hugging, environmental millennial... Heck, I'm proud. Previous articles feature tips, tricks and typical ways to thwart overeating. Usually that's from a weight loss or weight management perspective. Today, let's put the environment before our pie holes.Overeating is not sustainable. Plain and simple. We have too many people on this planet and we're…
 
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    Natural Life Energy - Health Activist

  • Cholesterol Crystallization May Be The Last Step Before A Heart Attack

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Atherosclerosis is a disease where a plaque of cholesterol, white blood cells, calcium, and other substances build in the artery walls. Atherosclerosis... The post Cholesterol Crystallization May Be The Last Step Before A Heart Attack appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Are Vaccines And How Do They Work?

    Aqiyl Aniys
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Vaccines are made to boost the immune system against a particular virus or toxin. Vaccines usually consist of the virus/toxin being targeted, or the... The post What Are Vaccines And How Do They Work? appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nichole Rolfe Sues Baker College For Being Forced To Lie To Patients About Vaccinations

    Aqiyl Aniys
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Nichole Rolfe recently filed the lawsuit in Flint Michigan against Baker College claiming she and other students were instructed to threaten patients into... The post Nichole Rolfe Sues Baker College For Being Forced To Lie To Patients About Vaccinations appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are United Nations Organization’s Tetanus Vaccines Causing African Women To Have Miscarriages?

    Aqiyl Aniys
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Two United Nations organizations, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, have been accused of purposely causing Kenyan women to have miscarriages... The post Are United Nations Organization’s Tetanus Vaccines Causing African Women To Have Miscarriages? appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Super Method To Detox Fluoride From The Body

    Aqiyl Aniys
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:40 pm
    There are various methods that have proven to successfully detox fluoride from the body. Using combinations of these methods provide much more punch than... The post Super Method To Detox Fluoride From The Body appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Regained Wellness

  • Kombucha: Is It The Drink Of Champions?

    Jamie Logie
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:03 pm
    You might be seeing this drink popping up everywhere and not too sure what it is. Kombucha is now a commericaly produced product that is showing up on the shelves of grocery stores and health shops everywhere. So what is it? Is it something you need to be healthy and does it have any health... Read More The post Kombucha: Is It The Drink Of Champions? appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 037: Why High Intensity Interval Training Is King

    Jamie Logie
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    This episode of the Regained Wellness Podcast is all about the most effective form of training you can be doing: High Intensity Interval Training In This Episode You Will Learn: What H.I.I.T is How to perform it What are the best exercises to use Why long term cardio is not that effective Why you lose... Read More The post RW 037: Why High Intensity Interval Training Is King appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 036: Better Sleep, Better Health with Shawn Stevenson

    Jamie Logie
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    I’m pumped to have nutrition expert Shawn Stevenson on the Regained Wellness Podcast to talk all about why sleep is so crucial, how to get better quality sleep and tips to improve your health and wellness. In This Episode You Will Learn: Shawns’ background and a big detour that hit his life How Shawn took... Read More The post RW 036: Better Sleep, Better Health with Shawn Stevenson appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • A Quick & Easy Recipe: Energy Balls

    Jamie Logie
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:02 pm
    I don’t have a lot of time each day, I’m guessing you don’t either and one of the biggest pains, let’s be honest, is making and preparing food and meals. It’s no accident why fast food is a so huge. It’s convenient. I’m not going to get into here about all the additives and chemicals... Read More The post A Quick & Easy Recipe: Energy Balls appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 035: 5 Reasons You Need More Fiber

    Jamie Logie
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:08 pm
    In this episode of the Regained Wellness podcast we are talking all about something that has a lot more health benefits than you may realize: Fiber. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why fiber is so much more than roughage Difference between soluble and insoluble fiber Best sources of soluble and insoluble fiber How fiber... Read More The post RW 035: 5 Reasons You Need More Fiber appeared first on Regained Wellness.
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    Vital Formulas

  • Micronutrients: What your Body Needs on a Daily Basis

    Natalia Lukina
    3 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    The foods you eat provide your body with the raw materials for growth, development and function. There are two basic groups of nutrients that must be obtained through the diet: macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fiber and water. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. All nutrients play different, but vital, roles in your health and well-being. Unlike macronutrients, micronutrients are required in very small amounts. Their main function is to enable the many chemical reactions to occur in the body. Each vitamin and…
  • Scientific Reasons Why Many Multivitamins Don’t Work And What To Do About It

    Natalia Lukina
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    In the recent months there had been a flood of articles claiming that multivitamins are not effective. Two recent research studies showed no positive effect from taking multivitamins for brain health and for prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer (see references [1,2] below). So should you stop taking multivitamins? And is there a need for supplemental vitamins and minerals to begin with? Surprisingly, the answer is Yes to both questions.   Nowadays, most people are unable to obtain all the vitamins and minerals that their bodies need from diets alone. There are two main…
  • Interview with Vital Formulas’ Founder

    Natalia Lukina
    13 Mar 2014 | 11:35 am
    Below you can listen to a recent interview of our founder, Natalia Lukina, with the editor of Natural Awakenings magazine. They discuss vitamins, minerals, interactions between the nutrients, healing foods and other health and supplements related topics. Play Interview with Natalia Lukina.mp3   The post Interview with Vital Formulas’ Founder appeared first on Vital Formulas.
  • Understanding Vitamin D: its role, recommended level, your needs

    Natalia Lukina
    16 Jan 2014 | 11:40 am
    In the recent years there has been a flood of information regarding vitamin D. It is essential for optimal immunity, bone health, functioning of cardiovascular and nervous systems and many other vital functions. Human studies show that higher levels of vitamin D protect against cancer and other age-related ailments. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body. Due to its importance, many doctors are now routinely testing for vitamin D level. The most commonly used test is a 25(OH)D test, also called 25-hydroxyvitamin D. By the standards set by the Vitamin D Council and Endocrine Society,…
  • Top 5 Vitamin Myths

    Natalia Lukina
    17 Nov 2013 | 6:37 pm
    Myth #1 “Vitamins and minerals in food-based, whole-food, or RAW multivitamins are derived from fruits, vegetables and real foods” Truth: Food-based vitamins are made from minute amounts of dry food plus synthetic vitamins cultured with yeast. While marketing claims often make one believe that food-based vitamins are derived from real food, the reality is quite different. Most food based vitamins on the market can be divided into two groups: First, consists of mostly synthetic vitamins and minerals cultured with a small amount of whole foods and yeast. The supplement facts panel of such…
 
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    Essential Daily Vitamins For The Body

  • Lamb Köfte with Tarator Sauce

    mabell72
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Köfte are a street-food favorite in the Middle East. The warm, irresistible flavor of this version comes from a combination of allspice, cinnamon,… Ingredients: red pepper flakes, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, bread, parsley, ground lamb, onions Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Multivitamin – No Vitamin K – Safe for People on Blood Thinners – 60 Vegetable Capsules (Two Months Supply)

    mabell72
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    Multivitamin – No Vitamin K – Safe for People on Blood Thinners – 60 Vegetable Capsules (Two Months Supply) Safe to take with their anticoagulation medications. Developed by a Pharmacist and a Registered Dietitian. Two Months Supply. No Vitamin K Proudly made in the USA If you are taking an anticoagulant such as warfarin, Coumadin®, Jantoven®, or Marfarin®, K Free Daily is your perfect, complete multivitamin because it is designed just for you. Unlike other multivitamins, K Free Daily does not contain vitamin K or other nutrients that clinical evidence shows may alter…
  • These are the best Oatmeal Cookies.

    mabell72
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:17 am
    These cookies are addictive. They are chewy, and do not crumble. They are not like some recipes that have too many oats and remind you of granola. They… Ingredients: baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, eggs, flour, milk, oatmeal, salt, shortening, vanilla extract, sugar Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Red Peppers Contain 300% Of Your Daily Vitamin C Intake (Plus Vitamin A & B)

    mabell72
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Learn More at: http://HealthyWildAndFree.com Follow on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/HealthyWildAndFree Red peppers contain 300% of your vitamin C intake, a rich source of vitamin A, C, and… Video Rating: 5 / 5
  • Digestive Advantage Probiotic, Gummies, 80 Count

    mabell72
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    Digestive Advantage Probiotic, Gummies, 80 Count Contains bc30, a probiotic or helpful bacteria Maintain healthy digestive function Gummies Digestive advantage probiotic gummies is a dietary supplement developed to help you maintain a healthy, balanced digestive system and support your body’s immune system. Contains BC30, a probiotic or helpful bacteria. List Price: $ 21.99 Price: $ 15.39
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    Science for Fitness

  • Viseo Post – Clip from “Health & Fitness During Aging” Seminar at UCONN

    Science For Fitness
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Below is a video clip from my recent seminar at UCONN. The audience was older and the seminar therefore dealt with health and fitness during aging. It examined, from a scientific perspective, the theme of death and rebirth at the organ and tissue level and how these processes are influenced by modifiable lifestyle factors such as nutrition (calories, fat, carbohydrates, salt) and activity (walking, running, weight training). For more information on my seminars, click the Seminar tab on the menu.
  • Creatine Supplementation Can Boost Testosterone

    Science For Fitness
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    Creatine is an organic acid naturally found in vertebrate muscles and it is arguably the most extensively studied supplement on the market. A variety of studies indicate that supplementing with creatine can enhance athletic performance, endurance, and muscle growth. A previous post of mine goes deeper into creatine, its mechanism of action, and the studies that support its effectiveness. If you haven’t read it, check it out now. In this post I add another potential role for creatine supplementation as indicated in Arazi et al., 2015: the ability to raise testosterone levels.
  • A Recap of My Recent Strength Cycle

    Science For Fitness
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    I recently tested a couple of strength cycle variations and wrote up a recap of how things went on the CrossFit Solace blog. If you are interested in balancing strength cycles and conditioning in your CrossFit training, I encourage you to have a read. To access the article CLICK HERE.
  • Refocusing My Efforts – Subscribe to My Newsletter

    Science For Fitness
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Since I launched Science for Fitness, the regularity of my posts has been fairly frequent and over the past several months new posts were going live nearly every week. This is a lot of content and I’ve been thinking about how much is too much. I know some of my readers have had a hard time keeping up, so that’s one issue. Another issue is that the posts take time, especially if they are to be accurate and of good quality (and I don’t want to post anything that isn’t). The risk of losing quality when you ramp up the quantity of your material was impressed upon me…
  • Quality vs Quantity: A Paleo Review That Doesn’t Quite Add Up

    Science For Fitness
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Not too long ago I came across NutrionFacts.org. Led by Dr. Greger, the organization’s goal is to “present you and your doctor with the results of the latest in peer-reviewed nutrition and health research, presented in a way that is easy to understand.” We certainly need more people out there doing this. The videos the organization puts out are very slick (as you will see below in a moment) and it’s a format I’ve been considering adopting for quite some time. However, I soon noticed that videos were being released every other day and they were each discussing the…
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    SoulBeet

  • Diet Rules for Spring

    SoulBeet
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:24 pm
      Diet Rules My two least favorite words.  Ick.   First things first- you might have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here lately.  Between being busy with a new job, classes, projects, freelancing etc., I found myself having to take a step back from the blogging and digital world.   This past month, I... Read More » The post Diet Rules for Spring appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Golden Milk

    SoulBeet
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Golden Milk  This turmeric beverage, also known as Vedic or Ayruvedic golden milk, has been used for over 4,000 years to reduce pain and improve overall health.   Turmeric, a rhizome, contains curcumin which is a natural anti-inflammatory.  There’s loads of information on the internet about the benefits of turmeric (I mentioned its benefits briefly here.). Turmeric may... Read More » The post Golden Milk appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Nutritional Neuroscience & Brain Plasticity

    SoulBeet
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    Nutritional Neuroscience: How nutrition affects our brain’s ability to change As societal expectations rise, so do competition and stress. Hard work, efficiency, tenacity and results are rewarded and we usually justify the stress, anxiety and depression involved because we think we have achieved success. In 2014, an estimated 40 million Americans were affected by an anxiety disorder, including... Read More » The post Nutritional Neuroscience & Brain Plasticity appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Nutrition Misinformation

    SoulBeet
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
      Misinformation in the Nutrition World                With a growing interest in personal health, food sourcing and ingredient lists, consumers are being inspired to take their health and nutrition into their own hands.  This is fantastic!   We are amidst a paradigm shift; it seems people are beginning to question... Read More » The post Nutrition Misinformation appeared first on 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.
 
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    Nutrition-Data.org

  • Wendy’s Hot Cocoa Nutrition Facts

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Wendy’s Hot Cocoa Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgWendy’s Hot Cocoa Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Wendy’s Hot Cocoa Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition-Data.org.
  • Wendy’s Hot Tea (Small) Nutrition Facts

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Wendy’s Hot Tea (Small) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgWendy’s Hot Tea (Small) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Wendy’s Hot Tea (Small) Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition-Data.org.
  • Wendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Large) Nutrition Facts

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Wendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Large) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgWendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Large) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Wendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Large) Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition-Data.org.
  • Wendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Small) Nutrition Facts

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Wendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Small) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgWendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Small) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Wendy’s Skinny Vanilla Iced Coffee (Small) Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition-Data.org.
  • Wendy’s Mocha Iced Coffee (Large) Nutrition Facts

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:49 pm
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    The Paleo Fix

  • How To Make Your Own Sauerkraut

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    Each Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at info@thepaleofix.com, or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. Alright my paleo peoples, time for another week of How To Tuesdays. This time we’ll be chatting about how you can make your own sauerkraut at home. A lot of people don’t understand simply HOW easy it is to make your own fermentable foods at home. Beyond that,…
  • Primal Ranch Dip

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    When I first went “paleo”, I removed all condiments and anything dairy and felt great. As I recommend a lot of other people do as well, I started experimenting and adding foods back in. Dairy was a food that I added back in that I realized that I can tolerate, and very well. This is not the case with everyone however and we’re all unique individuals. It is up to you to remove dairy for AT LEAST 30 days, then reintroduce slowly, with whole food sources (butter, cream, raw milk, full fat greek yogurt) to see if you have any adverse reactions. If you do, then don’t push…
  • How To Cook The Perfect Steak

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:18 am
    Well, I started posting “How To” articles with How To Make Your Own Bacon and a lot of people came back to me and told me it changed their entire lives. With unlimited custom bacon at their disposal, people are claiming nothing can hold them back and they are able to now conquer any task imaginable. This led me to believe that if I keep posting “How To” articles, we could probably solve all of the world’s problems, one post at a time. Welcome to the new weekly series here at The Paleo Fix – How To Tuesdays. Each Tuesday I will be posting new articles and…
  • The Disappearing Diet: How to Disappear in a Year

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    For those of you who have read my articles before, you likely know I’m not the biggest proponent of “diets” in general and don’t agree with the overly simplistic view that calories in equal calories out. Things have changed though. I have flip flopped and since come up with the most revolutionary diet of all time – The Disappearing Diet. How does this amazing and incredible disappearing diet work?! Just follow every mainstream caloric deficit diet for roughly ONE YEAR! If we think of the body as a very simple machine only capable of first grade arithmetic, then we should…
  • Spicy Bacon and Avocado Deviled Eggs

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Easter is right around the corner! If you celebrate with the masses, chances are you’re going to have plenty of hard boiled eggs that have been dipped in fancy colors. These get popped into baskets with fake grass and even more fake candy. But where do Easter eggs come from? Easter eggs are apparently either laid by a bunny, or brought and put in a basket by a bunny. Either way, a little weird. What I enjoy to do with eggs is eat them. With bacon. And avocado. So I made up this recipe for the left over eggs for spicy bacon and avocado deviled eggs! Even though there are several…
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    The Functional Body » Blog

  • Recipe: Bone Broth and Chicken Noodle Soup

    Jenna Lee
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Why Bone Broth is good for you? 1. Heal and seal your gut. Bone broth is excellent for “healing and sealing” your gut, to use Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride term. Dr. Campbell’s GAPS Nutritional Protocol, described in her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), centers around the concept of “healing and sealing” your gut through your diet. Helps heal and seal your gut, and promotes healthy digestion: The gelatin found in bone broth is a hydrophilic colloid. It attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, thereby supporting proper digestion 2. Reduces…
  • What to Make for Dinner Tonight: Lavender Seared Ahi Tuna over Sage Sweet Potato “Hash”

    Jenna Lee
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    So I went to the market and got some sashimi grade ahi tuna, this is different than tuna steaks because you are able to eat it raw so it allows for minimal searing. I always use wild caught fish and organic ingredients to ensure that I only use the highest quality ingredients and minimize my pesticide/ gmo/ hormone consumption. I recently bought some great spices and I’ve been dying to use them. I choose sage for my hearty and sweet “hash” and floral lavender for my tuna. Let the games begin. Health benefits: Sage (2.00 tsp) has 27% of your daily value of Vitamin K Tuna (4oz) Selenium…
  • Getting Through Difficult Times and Growing Stronger In Return

    Jenna Lee
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    First I would like to say thank you. If you are reading this, I thank you for sharing in this journey with Michael and me. We truly hope that this website is helping you on your journey to get to your own goals whatever they may be. The fact that our stories, ideas and experiences can be shared with so many people is one of biggest gifts in my life. I love that Michael shares so much of his experiences and can be so open. I am more reserved than him so I envy the way he can tell his story and connect with our readers. I struggle with expressing myself and articulating my feelings. So please…
  • How To Get Rid of Depression Naturally

    Michael Sieber
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Healing depression naturally is a very attainable goal, however it does require dedication and commitment.  We are seeing depression skyrocket in America, some people blame lack of direction and purpose in a society of conformity, while others blame genetics and imbalances that need pills to be solved. The truth of the matter is that pills may not be needed for depression, and they may not solve the root cause of mental health issues. The real cause of depression in most individuals is poor nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, inflammatory foods, and a lack of a dream and purpose. I…
  • The Best Natural Health Insurance Plan Money Can Buy

    Michael Sieber
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    The best natural health insurance plan is not the one that costs you hundreds or even thousands a month. It is not the one that promises that you will in fact be “covered” when the inevitable hammer comes striking down, the hammer of illness and disease. We all know someone who has been afflicted with cancer; health problems that cost money, or just accidents that cost a fortune. But the fact of the matter is this: most illnesses are completely preventable. Cancer was nearly nonexistent when you compare the levels of cancer today to that of 100 years ago. Chronic disease that debilitated…
 
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    DIET vs DISEASE

  • 6 Risky Foods To Avoid With Gout (No. 5 Was Unexpected)

    Joe
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:15 am
    A gout attack is not pleasant. The pain is so bad that sufferers are often hospitalised for days, if not weeks. More importantly, gout is typically indicative of other more serious health issues behind the scenes… Like a window into the state of an individual’s metabolic health. Unfortunately the occurrence, or recurrence of gout is only getting worse. Rates are on the rise from China to the UK, and it is now the most common inflammatory arthritis in the US (1, 2). Information online about gout treatment can be particularly confusing, and even contradictory at times. This is because…
  • What Can’t You Eat When Pregnant? The Top 6 Foods To Avoid (No. 4 Is Highly Controversial)

    Joe
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:22 pm
    What you eat during pregnancy is crucial. The embryo is completely dependent on the availability and supply of nutrients provided by the mother. The quality of these nutrients – helpful or harmful – is determined entirely by her nutrient stores and eating patterns. So it’s troubling that a review of 25 studies found most women do not receive adequate nutrition education during pregnancy… (1) With that in mind, the frequent question “What can’t you eat when pregnant?” becomes all the more important. So here are the top 6 foods to avoid when pregnant,…
  • Probiotics and Weight Loss Review: Microscopic Miracle or Mirage?

    Joe
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:41 pm
    We have been raised to think all bacteria is bad. However, a diverse bacterial ecosystem can actually be good for you. Research into our own bacteria – particularly those living in our gut – has found that these microorganisms strongly influence many aspects of our health. That includes weight loss and obesity management. It is reported that Probiotics, the bacteria we eat for good health, could revolutionise obesity treatment. Among other benefits, enthusiasts and supplement manufacturers claim probiotics and weight loss are closely linked… but is it true? Let’s…
  • What Causes High Cholesterol and Heart Disease? Experts Pretend They Know, But They Don’t

    Joe
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates, Greek philosopher. I have a confession to make. 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 Outdated Question That Will Kill…
  • 11 Foods Scientifically Proven to Lower Your Blood Pressure

    Joe
    25 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…
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    Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)

  • Top Reasons Why You Don't Exercise

    healthy_blogging
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Top Reasons Why You Don’t Exercise Submitted by: Mike Umberger So, what’s your excuse for not exercising? Though it is not a crime to avoid exercise, it is indeed a travesty to come up with new and innovative excuses to shirk exercise. And you are not alone, if you have a reason not to exercise. Many people, all over the world, have their own logic behind leading an inactive life and being quite happy with it. Read on to find out why there cannot be a valid reason to stay away from exercise. If you find your excuse for not...
  • Every Day Eats

    healthy_blogging
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Every Day Eats Submitted by: Sandra Prior As a runner, how much carbohydrate do I really need in my diet? Your carb needs are quite different than those of your sedentary pals. If you're running about 40 kilometres a week, aim for at least 4.5 grams of carbohydrate every day for each kilogram of body weight. That's about 340 grams of carbs for a 75kg runner (non-runners need just 250 grams a day). If you're running higher mileage, increase this to three to seven grams of carbs for each kilogram you weigh. An easy way to make sure you're getting...
  • Royal Frozen Food Recalls Beef and Chicken Blintzes Due to Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

    healthy_blogging
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:50 am
    by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Royal Frozen Food, an establishment in Los Angeles, California, is recalling approximately 3,821 pounds of beef and chicken products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen. The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk. The agency says the chicken blintzes and beef blintzes were produced on various dates before April 16, 2015. The beef and chicken blintzes items were shipped to retail stores and markets in California and Nevada. The following products are subject to recall: 20-oz.
  • Winning Tactics For Giving Up The Diet

    healthy_blogging
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Winning Tactics For Giving Up The Diet Submitted by: Gary Matthews You might disagree, but hear me out on this, if you're thinking of going on a diet to lose those extra pounds think again. Long-term weight control through dieting is near impossible, for the simple reason is that diets promote only short-term solutions not long term. After dieting you'll certainly look lighter on the scales, but in most cases this is because you've dumped a few pounds of body fluid and muscle, and not because you've lost any significant amounts of body fat. One of the main reasons diets...
  • Baseball Strength Training - The Right Way

    healthy_blogging
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Baseball Strength Training - The Right Way Submitted by: Paul Yost Baseball strength training is one area of the sports world that's a bit behind in terms of training methodology. Thoughts of training with light weights, emphasizing stretching only and performing long slow bouts of endurance training are still around today. It's my opinion this idea leads to more opportunity for injury and reduced performance. This article's focus is not on giving out a cookie cutter program, but about providing ideas for improving your baseball strength training program. On that note, baseball is considered…
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    WIN-WIN FOOD

  • Black Forest Cake

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    Decadent combination of moist chocolate cake, sour cherry filling and luscious chocolate frosting, this healthy version of black forest cake is to die for.  For the past year, I’ve been living in the part of Germany that invented the ingenious dessert that is black forest cake. And let me tell you, the combination of chocolate cake with a sour cherry filling, chocolate glaze and sometimes whipped cream is downright brilliant. So when my good friend’s birthday came around, it was crystal clear which cake recipe I would healthify this time :) This black forest cake version is…
  • 14 Ingenious Food Bloggers That Will Forever Change the Way You Think about Healthy Food

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:13 am
    For many people, the idea of a healthy eating lifestyle is somewhat synonymous with surviving on steamed veggies, forever giving up cake, donuts and burgers and pretending chocolate never existed. In other words, lifelong suffering. Not so long ago, I was one of those people. I believed I would never eat healthy because I could never give up all those things. Seriously? no chocolate!?! I’m not signing up for that! Fortunately, it turns out you can not only have chocolate on your healthy eating plan but even chocolate cake, fudge, cheesy pasta sauce and all those things you could never live…
  • 5-Minute Vegan Cheese Sauce

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:41 am
    Unbelievably smooth, cheesy and comforting but without all the saturated fat and cholesterol, this 5-minute vegan cheese sauce an absolute favorite in our home. You can use it as a dip or a pasta sauce; it’s to die for either way. When trying to eat healthy or switching to a plant based diet, giving up cheese is one of the hardest things to do for most people. Even if you’d like to keep dairy in your diet, the huge amount of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium found in regular cheese should hardly be a staple in a healthy lifestyle. Thank goodness there is a quick and dirty way to…
  • Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    Decadent, extra rich and insanely chocolatey cookie dough dip is a perfect snack or party food. No one will believe this dip is actually healthy and the secret ingredient will knock everyone’s socks off. In my books, there is only one thing better than cookies. Cookie dough! By the time I get the first batch in the oven, a good portion of the dough is already gone. So why bother baking at all? And there’s another great thing about eating the cookie dough just like that. You don’t have to worry about the consistency too much (aka would it hold its shape or not, would it bake…
  • 8 Surprising Reasons Agave Is Bad for You

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:57 am
    “White sugar is bad for you.” Duh. Unfortunately, this is one of the very few statements basically all nutritionists agree on. Goodbye sugar glazed donuts, jelly beans and peanut butter cups. Sniff. If you try to eat healthy, you have no choice but to search for “healthier” sweeteners such as unrefined sugar, honey, stevia and many others. One of the most popular alternatives among healthy foodies has become agave nectar. What makes agave so popular? Agave has many advantages when compared to white sugar. It is less processed (although that depends on brand), contains…
 
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  • Four Things to Know About Prebiotics Before You Buy

    Prebiotinadmin
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    If you’re like most health-conscious individuals, you know that not all medications or supplements are created equal. Just because a medication or supplement has the same active ingredients does not mean they have the same effects. Research has shown that brand name and generic prescription drugs with the same active ingredient may have different effects.1,2 The same thing is true with supplements.3,4 The truth of the matter is that not all prebiotics are the same. Before you buy a prebiotic supplement, make sure you know four important pieces of information. 1. Are you actually buying…
  • Study Confirms Prebiotic Fiber Works For Weight Loss

    Prebiotinadmin
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    The University of Calgary has confirmed in a recent study that oligofructose prebiotic fiber supplements allowed rats to gain 1/3 less weight than their peers. The study included rats who received a prebiotic fiber supplement along with their high fat and high sugar diet alongside a group eating the same diet minus the prebiotic fiber. According to the results of the study shared by CBC, “Animals given fibre supplements had 35 per cent less weight gain than those who were not given fibre supplements.”   Below is an interview with the researchers from the University of Calgary…
  • Mental and Physical Health: The Gut Plays a Larger Role Than We Once Thought

    Prebiotinadmin
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The scientific community has acknowledged the connection between physical health and bacteria in the gut. On the other hand, the role the gut plays in mental health has been less understood and researched. However, results of recent studies show the gut plays a larger role in health — both physically and mentally. Neuroscientists are now taking an interest in gut bacteria, including its link to common physical and mental health diseases and what this link could mean for experimental design. Neuroscience Taking Notice In 2014, the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health spent over $1…
  • Prebiotin Is a Taste for Life Supplement Essentials Award Winner

    Prebiotinadmin
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    We are delighted to announce that Taste for Life named Prebiotin prebiotics as the best digestive health supplement for 2015! Taste for Life, a respected natural health publication and online resource, chose Prebiotin from a large field of competitors. As the most researched and independently tested prebiotic supplement on the market today, Prebiotin is proven to nourish the beneficial bacteria in your lower gut. It also reduces the number of dangerous bacteria, and positively influences a wide range of health and wellness issues. The Science of Prebiotics As little as 10 years ago, no one…
  • The 2015 Digestive Health Coaching Guide: Focus on Prebiotics

    Prebiotinadmin
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Digestive health is now in the mainstream. What do you tell your clients? Within the last decade, the importance of digestive health went from the fringes of health and wellness straight to the heart of mainstream medicine. With the publication of a few seminal studies and reviews in peer-reviewed journals1,2,3,4, physicians are now prescribing prebiotics and probiotics as part of a comprehensive health care plan. The National Institute of Health has even created The NIH Human Microbiome Project.5 Registered dietitians, nutritionists, and health and wellness coaches have known for decades…
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  • The Ultimate Guide to Juicing: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Feel Great and Lose Weight

    Adam Trainor
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:09 pm
    It’s no secret these days that a well-balanced diet should contain a good range of fruits and vegetables. Think about all those vitamins and minerals, how they can benefit your health and give you bundles of energy at the same time. In fact, there are some quite interesting and compelling studies that highlight the benefits of high fruit and vegetable consumption. In a study conducted by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the findings indicated that participants “…eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily had a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular disease than…
  • Best Winter Running Clothes That You Need To Have

    David Bradford
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:06 pm
    As the nights get longer and the weather begins to get colder, you finally concede that yes, winter is here. But with the right kit, you can pretty much run in all kinds of conditions these days, so don’t be shy of a bit of ice or snow. Read and digest this article, then get your winter clothes together and embrace the beauty this frosty season has to offer! Keep Your Head in the Game While the old myth that you lose 40-45% of body heat through your head was debunked years ago, the fact remains that the head, face, and upper chest are up to 5 times more sensitive to changes in temperature…
  • Top 25 Vegan Pinterest Boards

    Dee Primett
    4 Apr 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Chances are if you have stopped by this page, you will already be aware of what it means to be a vegan. However, you may just be starting a vegan lifestyle or looking for more information, and at Sound Body Life, we aim to please, so we are going to take a quick look at exactly what veganism is. According to VeganSociety.com, veganism is “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” This basically boils down to is a plant-based food philosophy, which avoids all…
  • 10 Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep

    Dee Primett
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:59 pm
    A better night’s sleep is something many people struggle to achieve. The quality of our sleep can be affected by many factors, so it’s easy to see why many of us wake up in the morning feeling unrested and struggling to function. Poor quality sleep can make us feel irritated and tired when we wake up, which will have a negative effect on our behavior for the rest of the day. Therefore, it is incredibly important to do your best to optimize your length and quality of sleep. Why is Good Quality Sleep So Important? Sleep is vital for both your physical and emotional health and well-being.
  • Full Body Detox: A Guide to Better Health and Living

    Jen Keehn
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    No matter what your lifestyle, how healthy or unhealthy you are, from time to time, everyone can use a serious detox. The number of toxins we run into every single day is ridiculous, and it’s more than likely that you’re coming into contact with far more toxins than you think. From the foods we eat to the products we use to clean our homes, there are thousands of toxins hidden in practically everything, and they have the potential to seriously affect our health and well-being. We’ve all heard about how beneficial it can be to detox our bodies of the foods we eat, but did you ever stop…
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    The Nutrition Breakthroughs Blog

  • Menopause Hot Flashes Improved by Evening Primrose Oil

    Jobee Knight
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Evening primrose oil comes from the seeds of a yellow wildflower that grows throughout the United States. In a study from the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, researchers tested the effect of evening primrose oil on 56 menopausal women aged 45 to 59 with hot flashes.  The women were given two capsules per day of evening primrose oil (500 mg per capsule) for a continuous 6 weeks.  The results showed there was a 42% improvement in the severity of hot flashes, as well as beneficial improvements in their life activities. This health news is provided by Nutrition Breakthroughs. Since 2001…
  • Ahh Chooo: Study Shows MSM Effective for Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

    Jobee Knight
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:56 am
    MSM is a natural mineral made of sulfur that has been shown in studies to relieve arthritis, headaches, back pain, and also contribute to stronger hair and nails. MSM is known as “Factor N”, for returning cells to normal. A recent study from the Genesis Center for Integrative Medicine in Graham, Washington has found yet another benefit of MSM — it’s effectiveness for seasonal allergies and hay fever. MSM sulfur is a white, odorless, water-soluble element found in nature and in foods such as milk, fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat. It is especially high in eggs, onions, garlic,…
  • Infographic: Cranberry Benefits – Immunity, Oral Health, Bladder Health

    Jobee Knight
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    The Great Health Benefits of Cranberries Cranberries are little red gems that are high in vitamins C and E and have been shown to boost immunity, fight oral bacteria, prevent and treat urinary tract infections, and improve heart and skin health. The cranberry benefits oral health by preventing bacteria from binding to the teeth, according to Researchers at the Eastman Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Similarly, cranberries help prevent bacteria from adhering to the urinary tract walls, thus fighting off infections of the bladder.  One research study with…
  • Research on Health Benefits of Water: Weight Loss, Headache Relief

    Jobee Knight
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Sometimes just taking a drink of pure, fresh water can lighten our spirit and improve our health. Hydration means to supply with ample fluid or moisture. Studies are finding that being well-hydrated with water can assist with weight loss, help relieve fatigue and migraines, and improve mood and concentration. Water is vital to life and ranges from 75% of body weight in infants to 55% of body weight in the elderly. The more water we drink, the better it circulates through the body, bringing essential nutrients and vitamins to places they are needed and flushing out toxins. Water provides its…
  • Four Research Studies Give Tips to Remedy Insomnia

    Jobee Knight
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Research scientists are discovering more and more ways to help people relieve insomnia and sleep better with simple nutrition and lifestyle improvements Almost six out of ten Americans experience insomnia and sleep problems at least a few nights a week, as reported in a recent study done by the National Sleep Foundation. Insomnia is defined as “An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when the problem continues over time.” In an effort to combat this, as many as twenty-five percent of the people in the U.S. turn to sleep drugs. Because…
 
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  • Herbal tea benefits of camomile, peppermint, hibiscus and rooibos

    Aleksandar Mirjanic
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:12 am
    ByAleksandar Mirjanic from Healthy Habits Hub Herbal teas are a part of the human diet and have been around for millenniums. There are hundreds of different kinds of herbs which can help with various conditions. But what about the teas we drink regularly? Can they help us to feel better? I have researched the four most popular tea varieties to find out how they can benefit our health. When we talk about tea we usually have in mind some form of black or green tea , from the plant Camellia sinensis. However there is a wide range of plants that can be and are used in making herbal teas…
  • Does your BMI even matter?

    Marijana Nenadic
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits Hub BMI has been debated within the health industry for years. From exhausting quick diet schemes to changing eating habits, many have tried to reach the ideal BMI. The real question is, does BMI really reflect your overall health and well being? To answer this question, I decided to do a bit of research to help you make an informed decision. What is BMI? Body mass index (BMI) is a parameter used by medical professionals to determine if you are underweight, normal weight, overweight or even obese. It is expressed as a ratio of weight to height,…
  • How to choose the best honey

    Aleksandar Mirjanic
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    ByAleksandar Mirjanic from Healthy Habits Hub Honey has been around for millenniums. Cave paintings in Spain that are 8000 years old show humans gathering honey. It is thought to be both food and cure. As such it has a very special place in many cultures throughout history. From prehistoric times through ancient Egypt, India, China, to the Roman Empire and Mayan culture, honey was used as a food, an offering to gods, a cure and even for embalming the dead. In Hinduism it is one of the five elixirs of immortality. In Jewish tradition it is a symbol for the new year. In Buddhism it is an…
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    Excellent Dieting

  • Is Rapeseed Oil Healthy? The Truth Exposed

    A. Johnson
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    The recent popularity of rapeseed oil, in conjunction a flurry of both positive and negative assertions about its value, leaves many health-conscious people wondering, “Is rapeseed oil healthy for you?” What Is Rapeseed Oil? What is known as rapeseed oil in the U.K. and Europe is typically labelled “canola oil,” or even simply “vegetable oil,” in the U.S. and Canada.(1,2) The oil is drawn from the black seeds of the rapeseed plant, a member of the brassica family. Other brassicas, like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, share with rapeseed high health…
  • Top 9 Healthiest Fruits to Eat to Lose Weight

    A. Johnson
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    A sensible diet with a wide range of nutritious foods and an active lifestyle with plenty of exercise – sounds like a great plan, if you want to lose weight. No matter which of today’s healthy dieting options you favor, fruits offer a variety of essential nutrients and should be part of your daily plan. For people with a sweet tooth, a piece of fruit can simply be a delicious replacement for snacks and desserts, but most types of fruit are also versatile enough to be added to many dishes from breakfast to dinner. They add flavor and texture to salads and a sweet touch to a stir-fry or…
  • Mayo Clinic Diet 101: A Meal Plan to Lose Weight

    A. Johnson
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    With so many diets out there, finding the right one is a difficult choice especially for people struggling to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle. It’s true that numerous of you by now would have tried various kinds of fad diets, but unfortunately, the results weren’t what you expected. Frustrated and exhausted you probably put your foot down, put your hands up in defeat, and reached for a bag of chips to console you. If you are at the brink of doing this, don’t because there is a diet out there that is guaranteed to work, but only if you put your mind to it. We are talking about…
  • 7 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (No. 5 is Best)

    A. Johnson
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Apple Cider Vinegar has been studied and analyzed for its potential health benefits for a number of years. Even in ancient times there were many discussions, beliefs and medical practices and protocols that touted the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. As a result, there have been many documented as well as anecdotal discussions about what this simple supplement can do for your health. As time has gone on, more and more benefits have been identified with varying degrees of scientific support and research. However, one fact is indisputable, Apple Cider Vinegar is a simple, low risk supplement…
  • Are Graham Crackers a Healthy Snack or Cookie in Disguise?

    A. Johnson
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Yes! The Graham cracker is a healthy snack…that is if you are talking about the original Graham cracker invented by Sylvester Graham. Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not as clear cut as you might think. There are several factors that go into deciding whether or not something is healthy. The current Graham cracker, while still containing some of the original Graham Flour that it was once known for, is not quite as nutritious or bland as the first Graham cracker was intended to be. The Graham cracker was initially created to be a part of a high fiber vegetarian diet called the…
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    Weight Loss Diet

  • Dukan Diet Slimming Secrets

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    Going on a diet that’s been raving on the media can be tricky. As all fad diets go, the pounds could come off fast but when you put a pause on the program – your weight could come back as rapidly. The Dukan diet gained momentum few years ago when Kate Middleton sashayed in the aisle during the Royal Wedding in her whistle-bait figure. That was the result of her strict adherence to the diet program formulated by a French nutritionist named Pierre Dukan. Not only Kate, Giselle Bundchen lost her post-pregnancy pounds courtesy of the diet.The Dukan diet isn’t new at all. The book by Pierre…
  • Water Diet & Lemon Juice - Healthy Way for Weight Loss

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    Recently, dietitians have chosen the most suitable ingredient for water diet. And a winner is lemon! So let's find out what are the golden rules of lemon diet, her benefits and advantages?Based on properties of this citrus, British doctor Theresa Chong has developed a special diet and even released a book. According to her work, all our troubles associated with excess weight, occur primarily on disorders of the digestive system. Body does not receive a necessary count of nutrients for burning fat, so you get those extra pounds.At the same time traditional diets based on fasting only worsen…
  • Why Green Tea Hawaii Can Help You Lose Weight

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Boost healthy energy levels Miracle Weight-Loss Supplement as Seen on Dr. Oz is the most safe and effective green tea weight loss diet out there when added to a balanced meal. Some people may question why you would want to be on a green tea weight loss diet in the first place. The thing is, it really isn’t a “diet” at all. All you would need to do is add it to your existing routine and you will see results.  Who would have thought adding tea to your diet could help you with weight loss? The science behind it is explained below.Polyphenol, which is found in green tea, encourage…
  • Employees Who Weigh More May Pay More Soon

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    As part of the new health care law, employees may have to pay more for their health insurance if they are obese. The hope is that the penalty will be enough to motivate people to lose weight. Will it work?Does Money Power Over Willpower?Research has found that smokers and drugs addicts can enter into recovery and stay in it if there is a monetary reward for it. For every day that a smoker goes without smoking, or for every day a drug addict goes without using, he or she receives a monetary compensation. It’s like working a job. The harder you work, the more money you make.Unfortunately,…
  • 5 Weight Loss Tips You’ve Probably Never Heard

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    There’s always something new coming out in research about weight loss. Most of the interesting results are about the ones that make the process of losing weight easier, and make the weight stay away forever. To help you with your weight loss journey, here are some tips that can boost your body’s ability to shed fat.Red Pepper and Green Tea Speed Up MetabolismAdd red pepper to as many of your dishes as possible. The spice doesn’t only give your food a kick, but it also gives your metabolism one. Green tea has the same effect on your metabolism. When your metabolism is active, it’s able…
 
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  • 56 Healthy Office Snacks Your Team Will Love

    Jessica Conflitti
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    56 Healthy Office Snacks Your Team Will Love Sticking to a healthy diet at work is REALLY, REALLY hard… But, does it have to be? I used to think so…but it turns out that you can easily ignore junk food temptation with a few simple lifestyle changes… …these same changes helped me stick to my healthy diet consistently, increase brain power, alleviate anxiety, boost energy, stay productive longer, and the best part — I started to notice my junk-food-eating co-workers jealously eyeing the healthy foods I WAS EATING. Can you believe it? Today I’m going to share some…
  • 25 Easy Tips to Increase Productivity at Work

    Emil Shour
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    25 Easy Tips to Increase Productivity at Work It seems like more and more companies are adopting the motto “do more with less”. So where does that leave you? Scrambling to complete deadlines, wearing 18 different hats, answering the slew of emails and phone calls… you get the point. The goal of this post is to help you find ways for you and your team to increase productivity at work. Instead of trying to do a bunch of these at once, find a couple that you can implement within your organization or department and practice them for at least 21 days (the time it typically takes to form a…
  • Why Your Workplace Wellness Program Doesn’t Work

    Sophia Lopez
    3 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Why Your Workplace Wellness Program Doesn’t Work Imagine an employee leaving a company health and wellness seminar, or onsite yoga sesh, only to find junk food in the company’s vending machine. Can you visualize this? It’s quite an oxymoron! But it is one that occurs quite regularly within the workplace. Sure, the wellness industry is growing (it’s a $6.2B industry!), and yes, it is true that many corporations now offer great workplace wellness programs such as onsite yoga, health screenings, and nutritional education. But what does this all mean if employees are still suffering from…
  • 121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas For Your Office

    Emil Shour
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas For Your Office   Employee wellness programs have become a staple in many corporations as a way to attract top talent, keep them happy and productive, and decrease employee turnover. The key to having a successful corporate wellness program is by encouraging overall wellbeing while still keeping it fun (see #57 for a perfect example). If you can’t get people engaged then your wellness program ideas will quickly lose steam. So make your initiatives fun, try new ideas and see what your team values the most. Below is a list of 121 employee…
  • 5 Ways to Modernize Your Office’s Corporate Wellness Program

    Sophia Lopez
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    5 Ways to Modernize Your Office’s Corporate Wellness Program In honor of National Nutrition Month, SnackNation is excited to share with you 5 fun ways your company can modernize its wellness programs by upping its nutrition game. Considering the average age of the world population is under 30, and an anticipated one billion young people are now entering the workforce, the majority of which are interested in personal wellbeing, it is time that corporate wellness programs get a much needed makeover. Check out these fun ways your office can improve its wellness program while chopping away…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger Juice

    Jessa Nowak
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Everyone Needs a Great Cleanse Recipe After a weekend full of going overboard on food and drinks, we all could use a great juice cleanse recipe. It happens to the best of us. After all, it would be a sin to not take advantage of every morsel at the best French restaurant in town! And a relaxing day at the pool is just not as fun without a margarita or two. Then of course, chips and dip must accompany any sort of Mexican cocktail! It’s all fun and games until Sunday night comes and we start to feel the effects of it all. The post Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger…
  • Organic Produce: The Truth Behind the Sticker

    Jessa Nowak
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Either you’re with um or against um. Are you choosing to spend your hard earned dollars on organic produce? What’s your reason? Just like all great debates, opinions on organic farming has people spread from end to end with opposing views. On one hand there are advocacy groups fully against conventional farming aiming to educate the public on how dangerous pesticide use is. Run to the other end of the spectrum and you’ll see the same amount of passion defending the U.S. government and their decisions on what pesticides are safe to use on America’s…
  • Christian Songs: Keys to Unlock a Broken Heart

    Jessa Nowak
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    When was the last time you listened to Christian music? A while ago? Never? If the first thing you think of is a semi tone deaf band leader singing on stage at your childhood church, you’re in for a big surprise. Christian songs aren’t what they used to be. To tell you the truth, a lot of them are actually better than secular music. And no, I’m not just saying that because of the positivity that it imparts. The actual quality of the music is awesome.  The Music Will Change Your Life When I began listening to Christian music, it changed my The post Christian…
  • Millennials – A Misunderstood Generation Set to Dominate

    Chris Nowak
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Over the last decade, Millennials have matured and become an increasingly dominant part of society. This has led to more attention, various opinions forming, and a whole lot of criticism. Generation Y has become synonymous with being lazy, overconfident and entitled. I am here to explain that our generation is filled with entrepreneurs and ambitious talent and we’re not just a bunch of lazy bums. The fact is, we are set to dominate the workforce and spend the most money in the years to come. What does this mean for society? Don’t worry, the big economies of the world…
  • 5 Awesome Resources for New Moms

    Jessa Nowak
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Being a new mom is overwhelming in many ways. What’s the best piece of advice I can give you? Read. Educate yourself so you feel confident! And this is a great place to start. After all, everything here is research-based and written by a Registered Dietitian. This re-cap of 5 previous articles will give you a little bit of everything you need to be confident your baby is safe, healthy and happy. My advice: pin now, read later…you just may find yourself needing some late-night reading material.  Resources for New Moms Babies have such delicate skin, there is no…
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    IFIC Foundation News

  • 3 Agricultural Innovations That Are Helping the Earth

    Food Insight
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    Sun, seeds, soil, and now… satellite positioning. Technology has added a whole new dimension to farming. New innovations don’t just make life easier for farmers, they can help to protect the environment. This Earth Day, let’s look at three ways that technology has made farming greener. Biotechnology for Efficiency Food biotechnology uses plant science and genetics. With this technology, scientists can move genes for valuable traits from one plant to another. These traits help create environmental and economic benefits for the farmer and for us.
  • Answers about Avian Flu

    Liz Sanders
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Bird flu, or avian influenza, is once again in the headlines. It’s bad news for birds, but what does this mean for the safety of the poultry and eggs on your family’s table? We’ve answered some questions that you may have about avian flu and what it means for the safety of the food supply. I read about the fast-moving avian flu virus. Is poultry safe to eat right now? Yes, you can still safely enjoy some delicious chicken! 
  • INFOGRAPHIC: How Did Genetic Modification Get Us to Kale?

    FACTS Network
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    If you're like us, you've probably come across several people who are opposed to so-called "genetically modified organisms," or GMOs. We prefer terms like "food biotechnology" or "genetically engineered" because, in reality, genetic modification has been taking place almost as long as human beings have been involved in agriculture.
  • Editor’s Note: How Spring Cleaning Inspires My Weekly Menus

    Lindsey Loving
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    It has been way too long since the sun warmed my face (March snow storms are not OK!), so seeing the first signs of spring in the last few weeks has been a welcome change! The promise of spring inspires me to open up my windows and let the fresh air in. For me, “spring cleaning” is not only about changing out my wardrobe, but changing what I eat. While I loved cooking and eating my favorite comfort foods, like chili and lasagna, all winter, I was excited to break out the spring vegetables for dinner last night.
  • What Did Your Mom Teach You about Food and Nutrition?

    Food Insight
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:28 am
    For many, your mom is the first person to teach you about food and nutrition. Whether it’s eating healthfully, cooking food safely, or making a family recipe, these lessons often shape your food and nutrition habits throughout life.
 
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