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  • Work to improve children's health should start before mother becomes pregnant

    Nutrition Research News -- ScienceDaily
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    The key to making future generations healthier could lie before the mother becomes pregnant, researchers believe. In a new article, they say that a greater understanding is needed of the role of maternal nutrition in preconception and its impact on the child, adding that while the evidence published to date provides useful ways to improve the health of children, it also raises many questions.
  • Brain activity provides evidence for internal 'calorie counter'

    Nutrition Research News -- ScienceDaily
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    As you think about how a food will taste and whether it's nutritious, an internal calorie counter of sorts is also evaluating each food based on its caloric density, according to findings from a new neuroimaging study.
  • Well: Coffee May Protect the Liver

    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Researchers found that compared with people who drank no coffee, those who drank three cups a day were about 25 percent less likely to have abnormal liver enzyme levels.
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    Blog - Nutrition-wise
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Eat Healthy Designs

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

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A list of the nutritional interventions that have been proposed to modify schizophrenic aberrations is included and is well documented. Nutritional strategies offer promise as an adjunct to pharmacological therapy and pose little risk of harm to patients.
  • Healthy Aspirations and the Disconnect From Health Actions

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    Nielsen points out the disconnect between what we say we want for our health and what we actually do to ensure we have it.
  • Is Your Friday Night Glass Of Wine Contaminated With This Chemical Compound?

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As if we needed another reason to pay attention to what we put into our mouth when we eat and drink, it seems our glass of wine might be riskier than we thought. Heed the message, Please spare the messenger.
  • Gut Bacteria Disruption In Early Life Linked To Obesity In Adulthood

    4 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Early life is a critical window of host-microbe metabolic interaction. Low-dose penicillin treatment amplifies diet-induced obesity A transient early microbiota perturbation leads to long-term increased adiposity The penicillin-altered microbiota has a causal role in inducing metabolic changes
  • 2 Out Of Every 5 Americans Expected To Develop Type 2 Diabetes During Their Lifetime

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Close to half (40%) of the adult population of the USA is expected to develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their lifetime, suggests a major study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The future looks even worse for some ethnic minority groups, with one in two (> 50%) Hispanic men and women and non-Hispanic black women predicted to develop the disease. It doesn't have to be so. Self Care is often the best Health Care.
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  • China's companies, billionaires must step up to fight Ebola - WFP

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

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

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

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    By Stephanie Nebehay and James Harding Giahyue GENEVA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, as aid workers scrambled to distribute emergency rations to the hungry. The food-producing regions of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa have been severely affected by the worst outbreak on record of the viral haemorrhagic fever that has killed 4,546 across the three countries. ...
  • Exclusive: Fresenius, buyout groups eye Danone Medical Nutrition unit - sources

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    By Arno Schuetze and Andreas Kröner FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German healthcare group Fresenius as well as buyout groups PAI and Permira are exploring an acquisition of the medical nutrition business of Danone after efforts of U.S. drugmaker Hospira to buy the unit failed, people familiar with the matter said. The business, which sells products to feed people that are ill, may reap a valuation of 4 to 5 billion euros (3.17 to 3.97 British pounds), money that the French group could use for a potential acquisition of U.S. ...
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  • Everyday Life: September 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    I have been talking about the Farm to School month and a great way to remind children where food really comes from. Farm to school programs are not just about where food comes from. Ultimately, it is about feeding children healthy fresh foods. You might also be surprised by the impact thier educational program has. I am a big love of infographics because it is a fun way and visually appealing way to share some great facts! You might be surprised to know: $354,599,266 in school food dollars was invested in local communities in 2011 and 2012. 56% of schools say they will buy more local food in…
  • Remembering the Farmer this Farm to School Month

    8 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    I was at the National Dairy Council meeting at their corporate headquarters in Chicago and learned a great deal about their passion for the local dairy farmer. I have to say that I was moved by many of the participants that shared their stories about interactions they had with farmers. I think one story that struck me was Jean's. Jean Gagalie is an RDN and President of the National Dairy Council. She was invited to join a family farm for a few days to really learn about their life and commitment to providing fresh dairy products to the community. She had to be up everyday at 4:30 am in the…
  • National Farm to School Month Brings Back Family Memories

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    I grew up in the city of San Francisco. Needless to say, I did not have access to farms. That was something I read about in my favorite storybooks. Back in those days, (don't want to age myself) we did not have farmers markets. However, if you took a half an hour drive any direction except west (that was the ocean!) you would run into farms. This is before the Silicon Valley burst. Going thirty to sixty minutes away seemed like another world. All the beautiful green rolling hills, big barns and orchards. These are good memories for me and these were family events! It was a day event to go out…
  • Healthy habits come in all shapes and sizes.

    3 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Life is filled with people that come into your life for short periods and others for long periods, even lifetimes! But I believe that everyone comes into our lives for a reason and although not always obvious, some wonderful lessons are learned. I am thinking of my father-in-law, who recently passed away. He was one of those people that had been in my life for a long time (but not long enough-cause I miss him). I always relate my blog to kids nutrition and wellness, but my father-in-law did not have the "healthiest" diet. He did not like to exercise. He balked at vegetables. But he did love…
  • Get kids riding and walking to school

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Every year, thousands of children who normally are taken to school in a car are walking or riding their bikes this year on the National Bike/Walk to School day. But don't let this be a one day event. Make this a new commitment for the family. It doesn't have to be every day but choose one or two days that the kids will walk or ride their bike to work. Here are some reasons to make this day a weekly event: Kids need at least one hour a day of physical activity. By walking or riding their bike to and from school, they will easily meet 1/3 to 1/2 of their requirements. Regular physical activity…
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    Nutrition Business Journal

  • Chilled coffee market gathers steam

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Innova Market Insights Asia continues to dominate RTD coffee introductions, accounting for 53 percent of the global total, ahead of Europe with 30 percent and North America with 11.5 percent. read more
  • Global stevia market up 14% in 2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Zenith International Zenith International estimates that worldwide sales of stevia are set to advance by 14 percent in 2014 to 4,670 tons, taking its overall market value to $336 million. read more
  • Science, Nature reject Dr. Bronner's advertorial on GMOs

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps Dr. Bronner’s places major ad buy to present clear evidence of skyrocketing herbicide and insecticide use on GMO crops. Science magazine rejects the advertorial, citing concerns about battling with the GMO industry. read more
  • Brassica expands licensing deal with Johns Hopkins

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Brassica Protection Products LLC Worldwide license gives consumers access to SGS, the most concentrated brand of glucoraphanin found in supplements and Brassica teas. read more
  • Rejuvila debuts Youth Protect with Setria Glutathione

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Kyowa Hakko USA New supplement combines Kyowa Hakko's Setria Glutathione with GliSODin SOD and organic kale and watercress to promote healthy aging. read more
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  • Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
                            Many of the US’s most harvested crops, including corn, soy, sugar beets and cotton, contain DNA that was manipulated in labs to resist drought, disease and insect infestation. However, these potentially dangerous genes can be transferred to DNA found in bacteria living inside of us. Unfortunately, that’s just the beginning. GMOs are bad for the environment. Overuse of Roundup results in “superweeds,” resistant to the herbicide. In return, farmers have to use even more toxic herbicides every…
  • 7 Foods You Need to Give Up to Avoid GMOs

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Everyone should be aware of the dangers of GMOs, genetically modified organisms. These organisms whose genetic material has been altered by use of genetic engineering techniques are quite often used in food products. Studies have shown that food derived from GMO crops poses greater risk to health than food from natural, organic sources. Here is a list of 7 foods you need to give up to avoid GMOs. 1. Prepackaged Meals Prepackaged foods often contain a variety of GMOs in their ingredients. Unless the product is labeled organic, pre-made foods, particularly frozen foods, are made with low-cost…
  • Helping Runners Ease Their Everyday Pain & Stay in the Race

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      As the fall running season jogs towards us, more than 36 million runners in the U.S. are trading the heat and humidity for cooler, dryer temperatures, enjoying the beautiful foliage, and signing up for a few holiday-themed races. But before you hit the pavement, here are four tips to help keep you pain-free all season long: When selecting a running shoe, look for a style that fits comfortably and accommodates your foot anatomy. Once your mileage exceeds 500-600 miles, it’s time for a new pair of shoes. Wear proper running clothes. Loose clothing is more likely to rub against your…
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    Vitamin News -- ScienceDaily

  • Children who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D

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

    19 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    A major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins, scientists say. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research. It details how certain organisms manage to lower the toxicity of pollutants. 
  • Vitamin D deficiency increases poor brain function after cardiac arrest by sevenfold

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Patients with vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have a poor neurological outcome or die after sudden cardiac arrest than those who were not deficient. Nearly one-third of the patients who were deficient in vitamin D had died 6 months after their cardiac arrest, whereas all patients with sufficient vitamin D levels were still alive.
  • Moms-to-be with low vitamin D levels could have more painful labors

    14 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, but this is the first study to demonstrate its association with increased consumption of pain medication during childbirth.
  • Recent kidney policy changes have not created racial disparities in care

    9 Oct 2014 | 6:03 pm
    After the implementation of a new payment system for kidney failure care and changes to dosing guidelines for anemia drugs, there were no meaningful differences by race regarding changes in management practices or laboratory measures among dialysis patients, a study has concluded.
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    ScienceDaily: Dietary Supplements

  • Children who drink non-cow's milk are twice as likely to have low vitamin D

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, according to a new study.
  • Fish intake associated with boost to antidepressant response

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Up to half of patients who suffer from major depression do not respond to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Now a group of researchers has carried out a study that shows that increasing fatty fish intake appears to increase the response rate in patients who do not respond to antidepressants.
  • Structure of an iron-transport protein revealed

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Iron is the most abundant trace element in humans. As a cofactor of certain proteins, it plays an essential role in oxygen transport and metabolism. Due to the major importance of iron in a wide variety of cellular processes, and the harm caused by its uncontrolled accumulation in the body, its uptake and storage is strictly regulated. In mammals, iron is imported into cells by the membrane transport protein DMT1. Mutations of DMT1, which affect its transport properties, lead to iron-related metabolic disorders such as anemia and the iron storage disease hemochromatosis.
  • New molecule from herb discovered, potential for drug development

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    A new molecule that can join together chains of amino acids – the building blocks of protein – has been discovered by researchers. Only three other known molecules have been discovered to be able to perform this function, which is an important process in the development of new drugs. The new molecule is able to do the same process 10,000 times faster than the other three and “cleanly” without leaving any residue behind, scientists report.
  • Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants

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

  • Brain zapping for weight loss

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

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Children ate as much pizza made with whole-wheat crust as that made with refined grain and liked it just as much, a new study shows.
  • Back to school: 5 easy tips to improve kids’ health

    Dr. Ayala
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    The new school year is a chance for new begginings, or at least a few minor adjustments, so here are a few suggestions for simple steps that can add up to better health this coming school year.
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    Food Renegade

  • Why You Should Eat Rabbit

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

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

    Lea Harris
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Your child is congested. You want to help. You think about using a vapor rub, but you want something natural, so you reach for the Eucalyptus essential oil instead... WAIT! Before you apply a high 1,8-cineole oil to your child, please read this post. I want to explain why this is not recommended, and offer you some safe alternatives. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Win An Alaskan Adventure For Two With Me (over $4000 value)

    Kristen Michaelis
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    I have always wanted to go to Alaska. Next July, I'll finally be going. And I'll be taking one of you lucky readers (and a guest of your choosing) with me. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Lemongrass Chicken & Zoodles {Paleo, Low FODMAP}

    Natalie Burns
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    I love lemongrass.  It's so refreshing, earthy, light.  It's one of my favorite flavors out there actually... and mixed with a smidgen of ginger, cilantro, and lime, it's divine.  Divine I tell you. That's why I adore this Lemongrass Chicken served over zoodles (zucchini noodles). [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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    Green Mountain at Fox Run » Blog

  • Is Fast or Slow Weight Loss Better?

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

    Beth Turchi
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Wow!  You’ve lost weight!”  I was sitting at the Ford agency waiting for a repair on my car.  A salesman walking by recognized one of his customers, stepped into the waiting room and blurted out the observation. Have You Ever Commented On Someone’s Weight Loss? Before my stay at Green Mountain, I would have quickly figured out a way to tactfully ask how she did it, how she found the Holy Grail that I’ve been searching for my whole life. Instead, I marveled at the intimate nature of the question between two acquaintances, shocked that the comment was his “lead’ instead…
  • Holiday Webinar: Take the Fear Out of Food!

    Marsha Hudnall
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Say the word “holidays” and women with weight worries start to fidget. How will I be able to avoid all the foods I love but that are so high in X (fill in the blank as to the food ingredient of worry). How can I avoid those holiday parties — I’m too fat and I hate how I look. All my fitness plans go out the window during the holidays — and that definitely means I’ll gain weight. That means the family is going to get together. I’m so tired of my family’s comments on my eating and weight. Clearly, for many of us the holidays aren’t what they…
  • Body Respect: Book Review and Giveaway

    Marsha Hudnall
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Finding Peace In The War Against Obesity There’s a revolution afoot. It takes on ingrained notions about eating, exercise, weight, health. That counting calories is the best way to avoid consistent overeating and weight gain. That the “no-pain, no gain” approach to exercise is the best way to get fit. That healthy weights are primarily determined by what you eat and how much you exercise. That actively trying to lose weight is the best route to reaching your healthy weight and staying there. That weight is even a primary indicator of health. Those ingrained notions…
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Win a Case of Fresh SweeTango Apples!

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

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

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

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

    Kate Payne
    6 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Late in the afternoons, after my husband and I pick up our son from school, drop him off (and pick him up again) at his martial arts class, I find myself tired, and far too harried to try to worry about supper. So I look for easy recipes, things I can throw together in a moment.  I look for meals that offer wholesome, simple nourishment. So I reached out to Kate Payne, author of Hip Girls Guide to the Kitchen, a charming book that focuses on simple, practical techniques that bring you back to the kitchen with  plenty of classic how-to’s and ideas for cooking wholesome foods from…
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  • Best Places To Sharpen Your Kitchen Skills

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

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

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

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

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

  • Friday Food News

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

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

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

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

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    One way I track food trends is to see what foods are being submitted to Healthy Aperture, the online food photo gallery I created with fellow dietitian Regan Miller Jones.  It’s a visual way to see what people are cooking, what ingredients are hot, what combinations are becoming popular and what cuisines are trending up.  These curated photos — from some of the best healthy food bloggers you can find — are among my best barometers. I write a Trend Spotlight for the Healthy Aperture blog (which I hope you’ll follow), and my topics are often based on what I see being…
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    Raise Healthy Eaters

  • Transform Your Relationship with Food by Doing This One Simple Thing

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

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

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

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

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    It seems a lifetime ago that I was standing in the grocery store, panicked, talking to my mom friend about starting Big A on solids.  This is when I started to research feeding. It would have been nice to have Feeding Baby: Simple Approaches to Raising a Healthy Baby & Creating a Lifetime of Nutritious Eating. This book not only guides parents on food introduction, but provides lots of ideas for introducing different flavors (fresh herbs and mild spices), textures, aromas and a variety of colors to baby’s meal plan. Written by RD and mom Clancy Cash Harrison, Feeding Baby is full…
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    Real Food For Life

  • Second-generation GMOs will increase herbicide usage and strengthen resistance in superweeds

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

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

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

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

    Diana Herrington
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    The two leading causes of death in the world are heart disease and stroke — both of which are linked to high cholesterol.September is National Cholesterol Education Month so let us learn what it is, nine causes of high cholesterol, and 10 natural foods to reduce it. There are no early obvious symptoms to high blood […]
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  • Product Focus: NOW Eve - Women’s Multivitamin

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

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

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

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Graviola is a small, fruit-bearing tree native to Central and South America and the Caribbean. Graviola can now be found in many other temperate areas of the world. Graviola supplements are becoming more popular as appreciation for the health benefits of the graviola fruit.  Graviola Benefits & Diabetes read more
  • Synephrine HCI - SNS Syn-30

    1 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Serious Nutrition Solutions (SNS) Syn-30 Synephrine HCI is an energy stimulant that boosts the metabolism and offers incredible fat-burning benefits. read more
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    Dr Bill Dean

  • Fresh Water Prawns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Self-Care Manifesto

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

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

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 6:30 pm
        Plantain tortillas are great option when you are following an elimination/provocation protocol like the Autoimmune Paleo, but I wanted to make something resembling a crepe. I used Stephanie’s recipe as a starting point and had to play around to get the result I was looking for. This is probably the closest one can get […]
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • I Want You To Start A Quest Today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Join the Excitement in Indy, Get a Special Gift!

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

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

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

    Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    By Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) While many of us know eczema to be a condition of inflamed and irritated skin, if you or your child actually suffers from eczema, you know how burdensome and afflictive this pathology can be. I understand. As a child I was burdened with this “hell on earth”—as I was covered with it from head to toe. But oh! How I wished I had left it alone. What? Leave this distressing condition alone with no eczema treatment whatsoever? Let me explain. (...)Read the rest of Eczema Treatment: Avoiding the Drug-Based Domino Effect (989 words) © Joette…
  • Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency Most People Miss

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    With flu season upon us and serious new viruses like Enterovirus D68 making the rounds, keeping blood levels of vitamin D at optimal levels can be truly lifesaving especially for children and the elderly. Flu is actually vitamin D deficiency disease, not a happenstance occurrence in your life because you didn’t get a flu shot or sat next to a coughing person on the train to work. Dr. John Cannell of the Vitamin D Council and one of the most preeminent Vitamin D researchers in the world today, has identified that vitamin D helps produce the antimicrobial peptides that protect against…
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    Jenny Westerkamp, RD

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    27 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
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    Jenny, RD
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
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    Jenny, RD
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Aliquam dapibus tincidunt metus. Praesent justo dolor, lobortis quis, lobortis dignissim, pulvinar ac, lorem. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent vestibulum molestie lacus. Aenean nonummy hendrerit mauris. Phasellus porta. Fusce suscipit varius mi. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nulla dui. Fusce feugiat malesuada odio. Morbi nunc odio, gravida at, cursus nec, luctus a, lorem. Maecenas tristique orci ac sem. Duis ultricies pharetra magna. Donec accumsan malesuada orci. Donec sit amet eros. Lorem ipsum dolor…
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    Jenny, RD
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Aliquam dapibus tincidunt metus. Praesent justo dolor, lobortis quis, lobortis dignissim, pulvinar ac, lorem. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Praesent vestibulum molestie lacus. Aenean nonummy hendrerit mauris. Phasellus porta. Fusce suscipit varius mi. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Nulla dui. Fusce feugiat malesuada odio. Morbi nunc odio, gravida at, cursus nec, luctus a, lorem. Maecenas tristique orci ac sem. Duis ultricies pharetra magna. Donec accumsan malesuada orci. Donec sit amet eros. Lorem ipsum dolor…
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    Food Confidence

  • Lemon Kale Pasta with Dried Cherries & Eggs

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

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

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

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

    Danielle Omar
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    I spent last weekend at Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont attending Blog Brûlée, a super-fun blog retreat (a.k.a. party) hosted by four amazing RD friends of mine. My attendance at Blog Brûlée was partially funded by the Sponsors of the event, but I wasn’t compensated to write this post. Gretchen Brown, Deanna Segrave-Daly, Robin Plotkin and Regan Miller Jones are not only super cute, they’re also smart, the best at what they do, and they know how to put on a fantastic event! The retreat was such a great time. It’s always fun to meet in person the people you…
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • A Game Changer for Compassionate Women

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

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

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

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

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

  • Indian Spiced White Bean Soup

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

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

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

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

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I’m THRILLED to announce the release of my first published book and to share it with you today. Going Back for Seconds: Crave-Worthy Plant-Based Recipes Without All the Restrictions is an e-book cookbook with about 80 recipes and a color photograph for every single one. The book also shares my history growing up on harsh food rules, why I dropped […]Going Back for Seconds is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
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    RSS No HFCS List

  • 5 New Condiments with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    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

    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!

    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 […]
  • Bull’s Eye Original Barbecue Sauce Now Contains HFCS

    16 Mar 2013 | 12:56 pm
    Well, since this is a blog about listing products that do NOT contain high-fructose corn syrup, I usually don’t post about products that do unless they stand out for some reason. In this case, a product I show-cased as proudly boasting, “No High-Fructose Corn Syrup” on its label has, sadly reverted to using HFCS. That […]
  • Ketchup With no High-Fructose Corn Syrup – Heinz Simply Ketchup

    30 Jan 2013 | 1:00 pm
    I’m very happy to add Heinz Simply Ketchup to the list as a ketchup with no high-fructose corn syrup!
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    Health Kismet Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How are you going to celebrate World Food Day?

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

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

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

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

    LZX Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    I’m looking forward to walk to school day. I have three kids – two teenagers and one 10 year old. I walk the 10 year old to school most days; the teens start earlier (7:30 am!) so they don’t walk as often but I think I’m going to try to get them up and at ‘em on October 8 for National Walk to School Day. I’m going to have to sell them on the idea; teens like their sleep. But I think I’ve come up with some compelling reasons…  It’s good exercise! And research shows that just one of four teens get enough exercise. Exercise helps you think better. Studies indicate that teens…
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    Ashworth College Community : Blog List - Nutrition-Fitness-Exercise Group

  • FITNESS IDOL.. Who's Yours?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Quick & Easy Vegan Protein

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

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

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

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

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

  • Play Your Game

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Healthy Crush Guide To Las Vegas

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can You Resist Halloween Candy?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fish Taco Salad

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Big Fear That Is Hard To Look At

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

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

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

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

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

  • Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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

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

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

    Dawn Gifford
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    Most food gardening requires a full day of sun to help your fruits and vegetables to grow and ripen properly. But what if your yard has shady spots? Can you still grow some of your own food?The answer is YES! There are plenty of vegetables and herbs that can be grown in full shade, dappled shade, or as little as three to six hours of sun a day. Here is a list of 28 vegetables that grow in partial shade.Partial Sun and Partial Shade VegetablesOn the seed packages in the garden stores and catalogs, you will often see the words “partial sun” or “partial shade.”…
  • GIVEAWAY: $300 Amazon Gift Card!

    Dawn Gifford
    13 May 2014 | 8:00 am
    Great things happen when bloggers unite… like this giveaway, for instance. Are you ready to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card? We can hear your inner voice: “Well, duh! How do I enter?”Step 1: Click on the link belowAmazon.comIf you were to win the gift card, what would you purchase? Let us know with a link to the item in the comment section! It’s VERY possible that what you choose will be on our list for future giveaways. Step 2: Join the Small Footprint Family Blog Update! Simply enter your preferred email address in the box at the top of the sidebar. We send one…
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    Nutrition Notes by Learning ZoneXpress

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies: Public Art Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

  • School Library Book Collections Funded

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

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

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

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

    LZX Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    A good reminder from the USDA blog… The following guest blog is part of our Cafeteria Stories series, highlighting the efforts of hard working school nutrition professionals who are dedicated to making the healthy choice the easy choice at schools across the country.  We thank them for sharing their stories! By Linda Mailhot, Head Cook, Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor Maine on September 24, 2014 Mount Desert Elementary School (MDES) is a small school with a big vision, located on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. Here we strive to promote a healthy…
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    Authority Nutrition

  • Can “Diet” Make You Fat? The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners

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

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

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

    Dr. Atli Arnarson
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    A lot of people need to lose weight. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to achieve and long term success is rare. All sorts of things are claimed to help with this… diets, potions and pills that are supposed to make things easier. One of them is called glucomannan, a natural dietary fiber that is […] The post Glucomannan – A Weight Loss Supplement That Works appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Whey Protein 101: Surprising Benefits of Powders and Shakes

    Kris Gunnars
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Not all protein is created equal. Some forms of protein, such as whey, are better than others. Whey protein contains an incredible range of essential amino acids, which are absorbed quickly (1). Numerous studies show that it can help you increase strength, gain muscle and lose significant amounts of body fat (2). However… whey is […] The post Whey Protein 101: Surprising Benefits of Powders and Shakes appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • Eat Healthy Designs

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

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

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

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

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

  • What About Vitamin B12?

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

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

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

    9 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Potassium is a critical mineral that is abundant in fruits and vegetables. The name comes from the word potash, the ashes of plants, from which it was initially isolated.Potassium, along with other electrolytes, plays a vital role in regulating the body's fluid balance.Too much sodium, or not enough potassium, is associated with water retention, which makes potassium a natural diuretic. Potassium Decreases Blood Pressure According to an article published in the July 2008 issue of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, Americans consume about half the amount of potassium that is currently…
  • Eat Walnuts, Prevent Cancer?

    8 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNWhile cancer often strikes its victims by surprise, research shows it’s largely preventable. Approximately, one to two-thirds of cancers are thought to stem from environmental and dietary factors.1On the other hand, plant-based diets, exercise, and a healthy body weight have been found to reduce the risk of cancer by 30-40%.1Walnuts, a food known for its cardiovascular benefits, may play a significant role in preventing and even treating several different types of cancer. Walnuts Slowed Breast Tumor Growth By 80%Several studies have examined the effect of walnuts on…
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    Put Less in Your Pie Hole

  • Walmart Pledges Healthy Plates: Serves Up Heart Attack Ad

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

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

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

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

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

  • Healthy Fats Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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

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

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

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

  • Guinea Hen Weed’s HIV Fighting Property

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

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

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

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

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

  • Where The Rich & Famous Eat

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

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

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

    Jamie Logie
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Nuts and seeds are power-packed little nuggets of joy that can help in your pursuit of health and also make one of the best go to snacks there are. They are high in fiber, healthy fats and can help you feel fuller, longer. Let’s check them out more… And just so you’re clear we’re not... Read More
  • Apple Watch & iPhone 6: The Future Of Fitness & Wellness?

    Jamie Logie
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    If you’re a tech person, fanboy or girl or enjoy hype no doubt that last week you were aware of the launch of some pretty big new Apple products. Apple launches are kind of like the Superbowl for nerds. And I say that lovingly. Tech companies are really becoming aware of the publics demand for... Read More
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    Faultless Fitness » Nutrition

  • Is it ok to be Overweight or Obese?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pull-Ups or Chin-Ups?

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

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

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

    Science For Fitness
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Bacteroides Fragilis from the National Review of Medicine The human body contains numerous microorganisms (bacteria, funji, etc.) residing in locations such as the intestinal tract (gut), mouth, and skin. Many believe the number of of these microorganisms (microbes) exceeds the number of cells we have on our bodies. Some microbes are known to have an important beneficial role to human health (see my prior article for an example of what can happen to your digestion if you disrupt them), but for the vast majority, we don’t fully understand what role they have in human health. Studies have…
  • Video Post – 5 Tools Everyone Should Own

    Science For Fitness
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    In today’s video post, I talk about 5 tools everyone should own to assist in daily maintenance and recovery of their bodies – specifically their muscles, which can get very tight from non-deal lifestyle factors, sports, or training. Be sure to go to Science for Fitness’ YouTube channel and subscribe if you haven’t already.
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    Healthy News

  • How Much Salt Per Day Should I Eat Anyway?

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

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

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

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We are all familiar with alcohol. One of the most widely consumed legal psychoactive substances in the world. It has a long tradition in various cultures, often going back to the beginning of mankind. With that in mind, the question does pose itself – how healthy is alcohol consumption in reality? Article guide: Short-term effects  Sleep Other effects Long-term effects Positive aspects Mortality Cardiovascular system Heart attacks Diabetes Negative aspects Breast and liver cancer Blood pressure, cardiomyopathy, triglycerides Mixed aspects Alcohol abuse The end There are many things to…
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    Soul Beet

  • Weekly Collective: 1

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stacy’s Parmesan Garlic & Herb Pita Chips Nutrition Facts

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
       Stacy’s Parmesan Garlic & Herb Pita Chips  Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 4% View All Flavors: Stacy’s Nutrition Facts The post Stacy’s Parmesan Garlic & Herb Pita Chips Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips Nutrition Facts

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
         Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 4% View All Flavors: Stacy’s Nutrition Facts The post Stacy’s Simply Naked Pita Chips Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Cheez-It Zingz Chipotle Cheddar Crackers Nutrition Facts

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:08 pm
         Cheez-It Zingz Chipotle Cheddar Crackers Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 6% Ingredients: ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN B1 [THIAMIN MONONITRATE], VITAMIN B2 [RIBOFLAVIN], FOLIC ACID), SOYBEAN AND PALM OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, GROUND CORN TREATED WITH LIME, CHEESE MADE WITH SKIM MILK (SKIM MILK, WHEY PROTEIN,… Read More » The post Cheez-It Zingz Chipotle Cheddar Crackers Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Cheez-It Grooves Sharp White Cheddar Crackers Nutrition Facts

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Cheez-It Grooves Sharp White Cheddar Crackers Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 4% Ingredients: ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN B1 [THIAMIN MONONITRATE], VITAMIN B2 [RIBOFLAVIN], FOLIC ACID), RICE FLOUR, SOYBEAN OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE (MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), OAT FIBER, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR LESS… Read More » The post Cheez-It Grooves Sharp White Cheddar Crackers Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Cheez-It Grooves Zesty Cheddar Ranch Crackers Nutrition Facts

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:53 pm
      Cheez-It Grooves Zesty Cheddar Ranch Crackers Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 4% Ingredients: ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN B1 [THIAMIN MONONITRATE], VITAMIN B2 [RIBOFLAVIN], FOLIC ACID), RICE FLOUR, SOYBEAN OIL WITH TBHQ FOR FRESHNESS, WHITE CHEDDAR CHEESE (MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), OAT FIBER, CONTAINS TWO PERCENT OR… Read More » The post Cheez-It Grooves Zesty Cheddar Ranch Crackers Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
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