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  • Trying to Lose Weight? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD
    cdobbas
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:11 pm
      So often I hear shame, frustration, guilt, anger, resentment, and sometimes a deep sense of hopelessness about food being the enemy from my kind, caring, compassionate clients – and I get it – I’ve been there. It’s not a fun place to be in. In fact, it sucks. But today, I want to ask you to open your mind and be willing to shift your perspective. You with me? Because what I’m about to tell you may be very different from everything you’ve ever been told. But hang with me… (because this way of thinking was a radical change for me and it can be for you too). Here’s…
  • How to Eat Healthy on The Go: Becoming a Snack Master

    SnackNation
    Emil Shour
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    How to Eat Healthy on The Go: Becoming a Snack Master Whether you’re at an amusement park, the airport, taking a road trip or grabbing a snack from a vending machine, you don’t have to settle for junk food. In fact, it’s getting easier and easier to find quality healthful food in the most unlikely places.  Here are a couple easy and important tips on how to eat healthy on the go. When choosing snacks: Try to keep it at around 200 calories   Choose something that has a rounded mix of protein, healthful fat and fiber, such as nuts, a fruit and nut bar or a piece of fruit with a…
  • 5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Deodorants

    LuckyVitamin.com
    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you are still using regular deodorants, it’s time to consider making a switch to natural products. The majority of deodorants are designed to stop you from sweating, a normal and healthy function that allows your body to release toxins. So, when you use a deodorant that contains harmful ingredients, you are applying these ingredients directly to the skin and leaving it there. How dangerous is that? If you are still not sure about switching, we give you 5 reasons to switch to natural deodorants. 1. Concern about Aluminum Leading off the list is aluminum. This ingredient negative health…
  • Eat a lot of citrus? Be careful in the sun

    In The News
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    A large new study finds that white people who consumed a lot of grapefruits or orange juice had a small but significantly higher 25-year risk of malignant melanoma.
  • 15 Health Foods That Taste Better Than Junk Foods

    Authority Nutrition
    Adda Bjarnadottir, MSc
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    Some people believe that healthy foods are tasteless and boring. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Here are 15 health foods that taste even better than the most commonly consumed junk foods: 1. Strawberries Strawberries are exceptionally juicy and have a sweet, delicious flavor. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, […] The post 15 Health Foods That Taste Better Than Junk Foods appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
 
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  • Make no bones about it: Female athlete triad can lead to problems with bone health

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. According to a new study, women with symptoms known as the 'female athlete triad' are at greater risk of bone stress injuries and fractures.
  • Epidemic of obesity, overweight linked to increased food energy supply

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:20 pm
    This study investigates the associations between changes in national food energy supply and average population body weight in 24 high-, 27 middle- and 18 low-income countries. The authors found that the association between change in energy supply and change in weight was statistically significant overall, with findings suggesting that increases in food energy supply are sufficient to explain increases in average population weight.
  • Folate biomarkers determined

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally. A major birth defect affecting the spinal cord -- spina bifida, for example -- and brain can be prevented by maternal consumption of sufficient folate prior to and during the very early stages of fetal development.
  • High-fat diet may alleviate mitochondrial disease

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
    Mice that have a genetic version of mitochondrial disease can easily be mistaken for much older animals by the time they are nine months old: they have thinning grey hair, osteoporosis, poor hearing, infertility, heart problems and have lost weight. Dietary fat, coupled with a natural hormone, can relieve symptoms in these mice, researchers have found.
  • Healthy diet linked to lower death rates among low-income residents in Southeastern USA

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    Eating a healthy diet was linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer or other diseases among a population of low-income individuals living in the Southeastern U.S., according to investigators. Nearly two-thirds of the participants in the study were African-American.
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  • New Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal

    gkhalsa
    4 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Scientists in the lab and those on the front lines of patient care now have an important new educational forum. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research (http://www.liebertpub.com/can, which is fully open access, will be the Journal of record.
  • Science And Nutrition Research Update

    gkhalsa
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Scientific verification of the fact that food is good for you. Eat some and find out why.
  • Ukraine, Russia To Be Europe’s GMO Springboard

    gkhalsa
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Ukraine and Russia are likely to become the bridgehead for the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the rest of Europe.
  • When Selling Less Is More

    gkhalsa
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    With a growing awareness of additives, toxic on non, consumers are demanding transparency, simplicity and choice for the products they buy or consume.
  • Class Action Suit: Major ‘Organic’ Baby Formula Isn’t Organic

    gkhalsa
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:54 pm
    We're seeing another example of the gyrations companies are using to figure out how to compete with 'Organic'. The strategy seems obvious: label illegally, pay a small fine and cloud consumer trust for products labeled organic fairly.
 
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  • Estudio indaga si píldoras de insulina prevendrían diabetes

    4 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    CHICAGO (AP) — Durante casi un siglo la insulina ha sido un tratamiento salvavidas para la diabetes. Ahora los científicos se hacen un pregunta tentadora: ¿Y si la enfermedad pudiera prevenirse con pastillas que contienen el mismo medicamento que los pacientes se inyectan diario?
  • Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:33 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?
  • Liberia investigating animal link after Ebola re-emerges

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:34 pm
    By Alphonso Toweh and James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia confirmed a third Ebola case on Thursday, nearly two months after it was declared Ebola free, and officials said they were investigating whether the disease had managed to lurk in animals before resurfacing. Dr Moses Massaquoi, case management team leader for Liberia's Ebola task force, said the three villagers who had tested positive for the disease had shared a meal of dog meat, which is commonly eaten in Liberia. Liberia, the country worst hit by the West African Ebola outbreak discovered last year, was also its…
  • Diabetes drug helps people lose weight: study

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug that US regulators approved last year for weight loss, helped obese people lose an average of 18 pounds (eight kilograms), a yearlong study said.
  • Short of cash, U.N. cuts Syria refugees' rations again

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    The World Food Programme, running short of cash, will halve the value of food vouchers given to Syrian refugees in Lebanon this month and may cut all help for 440,000 Syrians in Jordan next month, the U.N. agency said on Wednesday. "Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, we are forced yet again to make yet more cuts," Muhannad Hadi, WFP's Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe, said in a statement. “Refugees were already struggling to cope with what little we could provide.” United Nations aid agencies said last week that a $4.5…
 
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    Nutrition Research Center

  • 5 ways to support small farmers

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    by Tasha Shayne NutriPlex Formulas, Inc. With small farms proven to be more sustainable, productive, and environmentally sound than their industrial counterparts, it’s clear that they are the backbone of America. Unfortunately, being a small farmer equates to having less land, which means small farmers receive much less funding from government subsidies than large, corporate farms do. Funding for large farms allows them to sell goods sometimes at an even lower price than its production value, even though they are inefficient and unethical in their operations, whereas smaller farms are…
  • Restaurant owners who lie to their patrons about organic food menu items

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

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

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

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Can cancer be healed naturally? I have seen this happen, but it’s not a simple thing. Here is a good place to start, by watching this video:
 
 
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    Nourishing Thoughts

  • Father Day Activities for Kids

    19 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    Friday Finds to Nourish Your Day: It’s Friday and we are happy to share these resources and materials to help you celebrate Father's Day! Father Day themed activities for kids Holiday 8 Fathers Day Create A Special Dad and I Memory Book Activity For Children Fun and very special activity for children to make for Fathers Day. Have children create a special memory page for their father as a personal gift. Children can use this to create a special story recounting a wonderful day or memory of their father. They can also write a special recipe, poem or essay for their father. Produce themed…
  • We love Dads Father's Day Infographic

    17 Jun 2015 | 10:56 am
    Wednesday Nourishing Graphics: We are happy to share this infographic that further tells the story about the nourishing value of fathers.
  • Father Day Tribute to my special dad

    15 Jun 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Monday’s Nourishing Thought: Nourish Interactive wishes all the Dad's a special Father's Day! This Sunday is Father's Day and a time to remember the special fathers in our lives. My Dad is a special man that helped my mom raised me and my sister. He is my uncle but since I can remember I have always called him Dad. Even though my father wasn't around, he was always there watching over me, loving me and caring for me. I never felt like I did not have a Dad. I don't really remember a time when he was not there encouraging me and always letting me know how proud he was of me. His love and…
  • Summer time learning tips and resources to keep kids learning this summer.

    12 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Friday Finds to Nourish Your Day: Check out these fun summer themed printables. It’s Friday and we are happy to share these resources and materials to help you promote summer learning to nourish the children in your lives! It is easier than you think to keep children learning during the summer months. Here are some ideas: Form a kids reading club. Have the children select the books they would like to read and then have them meet once a week to discuss the chapters they read. Many books have associated "questions for discussions". Pick a time and have your child set up a special place to…
  • School is out but that doesn't mean learning stops infographic

    10 Jun 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Wednesday Nourishing Graphics: We are happy to share this infographic that further tells the story about the nourishing value of summertime learning. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics
 
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  • lost

    Lucy
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:13 am
      This little one was lost for a large part of this weekend. Foxes have been stealing local chickens and a mob of roos has been hanging around our hill at nights. When Bruce and Holly next door met a roo in 2014, the marsupial fared way better than the staffys; Holly's missing eye had me, I must admit, worried at 2 am. I cried to myself this morning. Rather a lot, I'm embarrassed to say. But here's the good bit: I've never really been one to espouse "community", by which I mean the vague, touchy-feely version I hear all too often, and yet, today, we met some…
  • pink peppercorns

    Lucy
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Too many pink peppercorns, bought in bulk - 'twas the only way to get them at the time - for a bulgar pilaf of Ottolenghi's that was nice, yes, but only made just that once, so not memorable enough obviously. (It was probably a palaver, I'll be honest). An innate need to use them as food rather than dumping them in the compost, still a legitimate use I say, albeit one with a fair dose of guilt attached to it, meant other uses had to be found.  Enter Kathryn's Baked Ricotta from the summer edition of AHK, made wintry by subbing olives for the tomatoes and masses of pink…
  • simple stuff

    Lucy
    15 May 2015 | 11:32 pm
      Nigel Slater's simple stuff is where he excels, I reckon, and his latest book, Eat, is a welcome return to form. I've made his Root vegetable tangle 5 times in as many nights, varying the vegetables and, in the interests of getting things to the table faster, using a mandoline rather than a peeler. The rosemary and onion are essential; so is the large quantity of olive oil, I'm afraid, and the pepitas are absolutely non-negotiable but otherwise, play. I like it with a poached duck's egg (god, and how) as much as I like it with pan-fried tempeh or a spoonful of yoghurt.
  • new/old haunts

    Lucy
    6 May 2015 | 6:35 pm
    It feels good to be back on the other side of the highway. Even though I werk on the posh side, know that shopping strip about as well as I will ever know any in Melbourne, living there was, somehow, not exactly right. I grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney for gawdsake. Little wonder I never quite belonged.   Home, of course, is the country but for the foreseeable future we will still need a place in town from which to operate and the last place was a horror story. The tiny, badly appointed kitchen turned out to be the best thing about the place; the bathroom walls running with water…
  • carrot and potato salad

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

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Krill oil supplements have been a popular choice of omega-3 products for many years. This unique oil is a rich source of essential nutrients that support a number of potential health benefits. If you still don’t know the reasons many people take these supplements, we present you 3 health benefits of krill oil. 1. Cardiovascular Support Krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, particularly polyunsaturated EPA and DHA, which support cardio health, promote healthy circulation, and may help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Additionally, krill oil is a great source of the super…
  • Aluminum & Your Health

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
                    Most of us brush our teeth, wash our face and roll on some deodorant without much thought. What you might not realize is that one of these products may be causing irreparable damage to your health – your deodorant. Even though new research shows that aluminum has cancer-causing properties, it’s still considered perfectly acceptable to eat, inject into your body as a vaccine adjuvant and to wear as an antiperspirant by most health officials. This mindset is unacceptable and you as a consumer have a choice of what you put on and in…
  • 5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Deodorants

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you are still using regular deodorants, it’s time to consider making a switch to natural products. The majority of deodorants are designed to stop you from sweating, a normal and healthy function that allows your body to release toxins. So, when you use a deodorant that contains harmful ingredients, you are applying these ingredients directly to the skin and leaving it there. How dangerous is that? If you are still not sure about switching, we give you 5 reasons to switch to natural deodorants. 1. Concern about Aluminum Leading off the list is aluminum. This ingredient negative health…
  • 3 Health Benefits from Lutein

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lutein is a powerful antioxidant related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. Also called a carotenoid vitamin, Lutein is found in foods such as kale, broccoli, spinach, collards, corn, kiwi fruit, eggs, and oranges, and is known as “the eye vitamin” for providing benefits to the eyes. But did you know that lutein may be helpful to other health issues? Here is a quick look at 3 Health Benefits from Lutein.   Eye Health Of course eye health is the number one. Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found as a color pigment in the human eye (macula and retina) and play an important role…
  • New Brand Spotlight: Color Earth

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Would you like to help our planet by planting a tree? Lucky Vitamin is very proud to present a new brand which can make that possible by simply buying a product: Color Earth. Let’s explain it a little better. Color Earth pledges that for every product sold, they will plant a tree in the developing world, helping growing food, restoring soil and building a sustainable future for people in rural communities all over the globe. Color Earth offers a superior line of products to improve and fortify your health as well as make you feel good about supporting a refreshing cause. The company creates…
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  • Folate biomarkers determined

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally. A major birth defect affecting the spinal cord -- spina bifida, for example -- and brain can be prevented by maternal consumption of sufficient folate prior to and during the very early stages of fetal development.
  • Vitamin A supplementation may cause immune system to 'forget' past infections

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Although vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, new evidence is emerging to show that vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences. A new research report may help to explain why too much vitamin A can be harmful.
  • Muscadine grape seed oil may help reduce obesity

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, which can help reduce fat.
  • Weight loss, combined with vitamin D, reduces inflammation linked to cancer, chronic disease

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:05 pm
    For the first time, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the development and progression of several diseases, including some cancers.
  • Vitamin B12 supplement linked to pimply skin

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin, leading to pimples, new research suggests.
 
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    ScienceDaily: Dietary Supplements

  • Warts and all: How St. John's Wort can make you sick

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:38 am
    St John's Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as antidepressants, and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together, according to new research.
  • Folate biomarkers determined

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    An international paper on folate biomarkers is part of an initiative to provide evidence-based guidance for the global nutrition and public health community. The comprehensive study on folate, an essential B vitamin required for DNA synthesis and normal growth and development, represents a consensus of the top folate scientists globally. A major birth defect affecting the spinal cord -- spina bifida, for example -- and brain can be prevented by maternal consumption of sufficient folate prior to and during the very early stages of fetal development.
  • Omega-3 supplements, antioxidants may help with preclinical Alzheimer's disease

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report describes the findings of a very small study in which people with mild clinical impairment, such as those in the very early stages of the disease, saw clearance of the hallmark amyloid-beta protein and reduced inflammation in neurological tissues.
  • Vitamin A supplementation may cause immune system to 'forget' past infections

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:14 am
    Although vitamin A supplementation can have profound health benefits when someone is deficient, new evidence is emerging to show that vitamin A supplementation above and beyond normal levels may have negative health consequences. A new research report may help to explain why too much vitamin A can be harmful.
  • Muscadine grape seed oil may help reduce obesity

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, which can help reduce fat.
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • New look to the site

    Michael Eades
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:07 pm
    If you’ve been on this site before and made your way here now, it’s easy to see that the look has changed.But it isn’t just the look, it’s vastly more than that.It’s the entire functionality of the site.But it’s a long way from being there yet. I’m a big believer in the idea of just jumping in with both feet.In terms of website lingo, that means go ahead and launch the site, then fix the problems.I figure if I waited till the development site was perfect, I would never get it up.So, I once again asked my tech guys, who have been working on this new…
  • In case you missed out last time…

    Michael Eades
    19 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
      I just got word that there will be another sale tomorrow of a bunch of low-carb books on Kindle for a mere three bucks apiece. Last time a sale like this came around, I didn’t find out about it and get it up until halfway through the sale, and a lot of people missed out. This time, I found out a little earlier. I wouldn’t normally put up a post like this right on the heels of the last one, but some many people missed out because I didn’t know about the sale and, thus, didn’t get it up quickly enough. This list of books includes a number of books that were available…
  • One day sale of low-carb/keto books

    Michael Eades
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
      Just a quick post to let you know of a one-day sale of low-carb/ketogenic diet books for $3 each. I haven’t read any of the books on this list except for Dr. Richard Feinman’s The World Turned Upside Down: The Second Low-Carb Revolution, which is excellent.  Highly recommended, especially if you are at all interested in the biochemical workings of the low-carb diet. Oh, and Judy Barnes Baker’s wonderful book Nourished, which is filled with absolutely delicious low-carb recipes.  Judy’s is one of our favorite low-carb cookbooks. I plan on purchasing all these…
  • Great book on ketogenic diet for 99¢

    Michael Eades
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
      Just a quick note to give everyone a heads up that the Kindle version of Ash Simmonds’ book Principia Ketogenica is on sale at Amazon.com for a mere 99 cents.  Grab a copy quickly because I don’t know how long this price will last. I purchased the Kindle version as soon as I was alerted on Twitter of the sale.  I bought the paperback version last year and have made extensive use of it. The book is a compendium of every paper published on the use of ketogenic diets to treat a multitude of disorders, including obesity, diabetes, lipid problems and the rest of disorders…
  • Dr. Dean Ornish blasts high-protein diets

    Michael Eades
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
      Dr. Dean Ornish strikes again with an editorial lambasting what he calls high-protein diets in today’s New York Times. I got an email first thing this morning from a South African journalist inquiring as to what I thought about it. Monday mornings are killers for me, so I thought I would jot off a quick response and be done with it. Forty-five minutes later I was still writing. So, I figured I would at least post what I wrote to her here so all could read it. As seems to be typical, Dr. Ornish’s stance is argued using half truths, obfuscations and all the other slippery tricks in…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living

  • Dream yourself thin?

    Dr. Ayala
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    A new review article in The Journal of Health Psychology examines how sleep impacts food intake, and suggests that when sleep is disrupted our hormones (such as leptin and ghrelin) drive hunger, our cognition is impaired -- leading to less impulse control -- and we tend to look for pleasurable stimuli such as food to reward ourselves out of our crankiness.
  • Are we eating our veggies yet?

    Dr. Ayala
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:16 am
    A report from the US Department of Agriculture finds that American farmers are have grown 5 percent more veggies in the past year, that, despite the drought, floods and all. But Americans aren’t eating more veggies: the local consumption remained almost flat.
  • Kale (prepared two ways) salad

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    We've become a kale obsessed nation in the last few years, but I do hope kale isn't one of these trends that rise, peak -- which it already has -- ebb and then be forgotten. Because kale is really great: tasty (when prepared right), nutritious, and it keeps fresh for a long while (much unlike spinach that wilts very quickly).
  • Can water improve your mood?

    Dr. Ayala
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it’s less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.
  • 13 diet lies you shouldn't fall for

    Dr. Ayala
    27 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
 
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    Food Renegade

  • Magic Cookie Bars (Gluten-Free)

    Katie Peters
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:09 am
    Sometimes you just have to re-create the delicious recipes of your youth using wholesome, REAL FOOD ingredients. These gluten-free Magic Cookie Bars are amazing! [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • 5 Unexpected Benefits of Massage Therapy

    Kristen Michaelis
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Getting a massage shouldn't be a luxury. Because of the obvious benefits of massage therapy, I believe that massages should be part of routine life -- for absolutely everyone. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Unconstitutional Michigan Order Still Enforced: Kills Pet Pigs

    Kristen Michaelis
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Last year, a judge ruled the state of Michigan's Invasive Species Order was unconstitutional, but the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is still enforcing the order, sometimes killing pet pigs. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • California’s Drought: Almonds vs. Alfalfa is The Wrong Debate

    Megan Stevens
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The debate over California's drought is missing a key component: sustainability. It is not whether almonds or alfalfa is worse. (They are both offenders.) Our whole system needs an overhaul. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Natural Sunscreen Ingredients You Can Put On Your Skin

    Kristen Michaelis
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    Looking for safe sunscreens made with natural ingredients? Want a downloadable safe ingredient cheat sheet to help you make wise buying decisions? [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Strawberry Yogurt Bowl with Sweet Spices, Pine Nuts and Mint

    Jenny
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    I’m not much for mornings.  I never have been.  I’d just as soon have a good cup of Chai Butter Tea or homemade bone broth for breakfast, but one thing I do like is a bowl of yogurt topped with fruit and nuts. It’s easy to make.  It’s light. It tastes lovely, and the combination of protein, fat and carbohydrate provides satiating energy.  It takes about five minutes of active time in the kitchen, meaning that you’re able to eat wholesome, nourishing foods that don’t require a lot of time. Homemade Yogurt for Gut Health Most of the time, I make my own…
  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes That Help Me Manage Depression

    Jenny
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    About  a week ago, I came clean about something I’ve struggled with for years, on and off: depression.  The winter of 2013-2014 was the worst for me, and since that time I’ve put an enormous amount of effort and undertaken several strategic lifestyle changes that help me to manage my own struggles with depression. When I wrote about my struggles in last week’s newsletters, I was anxious and nearly terrified about sharing it with you.  Vulnerability is not something I do well  But the outpouring of love, and the realization that many of you who read Nourished Kitchen…
  • Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey-Roasted Strawberries

    Jenny
    28 May 2015 | 9:11 pm
    It’s been a harried spring for my family, too much to handle really, and we’ve barely had space to breathe, to take in the season, and to spend quiet time with one another.  We needed time that didn’t feel frayed at the edges by too many obligations.  We moved recently, across the country, from the mountains to the seaside.  I’m so very thankful, but moving takes its toll, and I am tired. I’m also happily working on a second book, overdue now, to complement my first book.  It’ll be published a year from now, and I think you’ll like it very much,…
  • Farmers’ Market Risotto with Spring Onion, Fresh Peas, and Mint

    Sarah Atshan
    17 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    I have a Saturday morning ritual. After I wipe the sleep from my eyes, I grab some strong coffee, then make my way to a farmers’ market. This happens no matter where I am in the world. If it’s the weekend, I will find a farmers’ market. And after a long winter nothing is more welcome than the sight of fresh green springtime produce. My favorite way to showcase spring’s bounty is with a simple nourishing risotto. Click Here to Continue Reading.
  • How to Take Cod Liver Oil (And Why You Should)

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

    Janet
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    I’ve got to hand it to Hadley Freeman who wrote a fantastic article for The Guardian entitled “Green is the new black: the unstoppable rise of the healthy-eating guru.” She nailed it.  You must read the entire article.  It truly captures the state of affairs in nutrition.  The public has become enamored with nutrition and wellness bloggers — the types of bloggers who don’t have scientific credentials, but those who are photogenic, happy and energetic, skilled at Instagram and bold with statements. “Instead of qualifications in boring things such as…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:26 pm
    MENU MOVES: THERE’S NO STOPPING THE MASHUP TREND via Restaurant Hospitality “Call it the summer of Frankenfoods,” wrote Time magazine. The publication cited Carl’s Jr’s. Ding Dong Ice Cream Sandwich, Olive Garden’s Breadstick Sandwich and Baskin-Robbins’s Dunkin Donuts Coffee ‘n Donut Ice Cream as three recent examples. While the popular New York Cronut pastry may have seen its 15 minutes, there have been plenty of mashups to take its place — including Sushiritto’s Sushi Burrito. It’s safe to say mashups haven’t gone away and are getting more outrageous day by…
  • Getting to the Root of the Turmeric Trend

    Janet
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    Could turmeric be the next chia seeds? This deep-yellow spice, a primary ingredient in curry powder and a dominant flavor in Indian curries, is now a hot new trend in beverages and one of nine natural food trends identified by the Sterling-Rice Group.  You also can’t escape all of the headlines extolling the multiple health benefits of turmeric. Pinterest boards and blogs are full of turmeric-filled recipes and supplement makers are touting turmeric and curcumin pills.   I tackled the turmeric trend in my latest  column for U.S. News, which also appeared on Yahoo!  (reprinted…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    WORLD’S FAIR FOCUSES ON FUTURE OF FOOD PRODUCTION Via National Public Radio Expo Milano 2015, Italy’s six-month World’s Fair, has attracted exhibits from 145 countries participating in this year’s theme, “feeding the planet, energy for life.” Exhibits include a vertical farm, a transplanted tropical forest from Brazil and an MIT-designed supermarket which includes a digital display showcasing a food’s origin, nutritional value and carbon footprint. NEW FEDERAL POLICY TO ENCOURAGE FEWER ANTIBIOTICS IN FOOD Via FoodSafetyNews.com and The New York Times…
  • Trendspotting at the National Restaurant Show and Sweets & Snacks Expo

    Janet
    31 May 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Walking the exhibit floors at two recent trade shows in Chicago revealed several similar food trends. In fact, I’m getting some of the products mixed up — forgetting if I saw them at the National Restaurant Association show or the National Confectioners Association’s  Sweets & Snacks Expo, which were back-to-back at the McCormick Place convention center.  So I’ve done a mashup for  you, collecting some of the trends I spotted at both shows. 1. Celebration of meat For starters, it was about all meat — high-end salumi and charcuterie at the NRA and meat…
 
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  • An Unconventional Way to Educate Kids About Nutrition (and Why it Works)

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:48 am
    It was Sunday morning and Big A pointed out that she was going to have dessert three times that day. First was cake at church to celebrate her first communion, second was a birthday party and third was dinner at Granny’s. In a very serious tone she said, “Granny always has dessert.” I could have told her to choose one sweet item or just throw caution to the wind. Instead, I chose a third option. An experiment of sorts. I told her to notice how each dessert tasted as the day went on. Specifically, I asked her to be very aware of how much enjoyment she got each time. She agreed. Dessert…
  • 10 Healthy BBQ Side Dish Recipes for Summer

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Now that summer is here, grilling is here too. What that really means is my husband does all the work while I prepare a few easy side dishes. I reached out to my dietitian friends to get some BBQ food ideas. And boy did they deliver! So here are 10 side dish recipes to give you some inspiration this summer. 1. Black bean & Avocado salad: I’ve been making this black bean salad from All Recipes for a few years now and love it. It’s perfect to bring to a barbecue or eat for a quick lunch. I pretty much follow this recipe except I skip the corn and decrease the salt and amount of…
  • 6 Health Lessons I Learned on Our Summer Vacation

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:57 am
    Every summer we take a trip. And this year we chose New York and Washington, DC. New York is where the hubs and I spent most our pre-kid life. It’s where we fell in love and got engaged. Since the kids are old enough, we thought it was time to share it with them. We have close friends who live just outside of DC and we wanted to visit them as well. So we spent half our time in New York and the other half in Virginia. It’s our second day back and I’m still reeling from the experience. But most importantly, I’m taking in the health lessons summer vacation teaches. 1.
  • How to Get Your Picky Eater to Eat Sushi

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    To help fill in while we are on summer vacation, here’s a guest post from Le Anne Ruzzamenti. My son has been a picky eater since he turned three and as we near his seventh birthday, we can still only count a handful of vegetables and fruits that he will eat. While he’s not the extreme picky eater who refuses most foods, he is the cautious kind who feels most secure with the foods he knows and isn’t excited about breaking from the norm. In fact, whenever trying a new food (even if it’s a dessert!), his face will scrunch into an unpleasant “I can’t believe I’m trying…
  • Book Review & Giveaway: No Sweat

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Before I started Raise Healthy Eaters I briefly had a website called Do it Yourself Nutrition. While searching for article ideas, I ran across a study examining what motivates women to maintain exercise. I interviewed the author of the study, Michelle Segar, PhD, and we’ve been in contact ever since. She feels the same way about physical activity that I do about nutrition. It should be an enjoyable, irreplaceable part of one’s life instead of a chore that is riddled with self doubt and guilt. No Sweat: How the Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness is filled…
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  • 10 Reasons to Avoid Carrageenan

    Randy Fritz
    17 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Carrageenan is a heavily used additive in the food industry. Processed from seaweed, it is presented as safe and natural but growing evidence shows it could be  dangerous. We recommend you avoid regular use of products with carargeenan included. There Are Two Types of Carrageenan 1.  Food grade carrageenan (sometimes labelled as iris moss) which […]
  • 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods

    Diana Herrington
    6 May 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Inflammation is an important immune system function. But, when out of control, it can cause serious damage. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging. (To learn more about inflammation, read Inflammation: The Slow Silent Killer.) There’s good news: many foods are naturally anti-inflammatory. Antioxidants found in foods protect […]
  • Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Vegetable Stew

    Diana Herrington
    6 May 2015 | 4:38 pm
    This is a very nutritious stew with 4 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods.  It is an easy stew to make. Ingredients: 1 bunch Broccoli 1 cup shredded Cabbage 1 large Onion 2 large Carrots 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil 2 tsp fresh Ginger, grated 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Turmeric 1 tsp Himalayan salt Black Pepper […]
  • Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing

    Diana Herrington
    6 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    This salad dressing is full of 3 of the 12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods. Inflammation has been linked to major diseases such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and signs of aging. Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 cup Olive Oil 1/2 cup Flax Oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 – 3 cloves Garlic, minced 2 -4 drops Stevia […]
  • The Most Addictive Foods (and least) According to Science

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

    Dr Bill Dean
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Chronic disease is different than acute disease  If you have appendicitis, remove the appendix and voila, you're fixed But most disease is chronic and not surprisingly it's due to our lifestyle choices  Yes, here's the problem in a nutshell  We create our disease by the unconsious choices that we make over our lifetimes This can be very annoying to hear and many point to the infant born with congenital anomalies as an argument to avoid responsibility but the choice we make of our parents plays the role as to what decisions the unconscious mother makes for her in utero…
  • Energy Science Detoxification

    Dr Bill Dean
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:38 pm
    When we enter a new way of doing healing it's good for us to educate ourselves about how the new discipline does its healing I have emphasized in this blog that we can't bring our matter science preconceived notions along with us when we begin looking at the energy science way of healing It just doesn't work So we need to be prepared to leave behind out old baggage and be prepared to enter a new way of healing The Ayurvedic detoxification procedure is called panchakarma(PK) which means the 5 actions The five actions are nasya, rakta moksha(blood donation), vamana, virechana, and basti These…
  • Low Back Pain: 5 Management Strategies

    Dr Bill Dean
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    As the incidence of low back pain(LBP) is trending higher in the general population numerous anatomical or matter science methods are suggested  Now there are new anatomical observations about the mechanical carriage of the spine that suggests that there has become too much thoracic curvature and that the back in more primitive cultures was more J shaped than the gentle S curve that is shown in spinal diagrams  The reason given for this is our sedentary culture and the incorrect use of furniture  Let's look at how the energy science anatomy looks at LBP The Anatomical Home of…
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    Dr Bill Dean
    13 Jun 2015 | 3:13 pm
    A perfect snack should be nutritious and digest easily even in those with poor digestive strength(agni) This can be really important for those with poor agni which is almost always the case Fresh fruit fits this category and is the primo snack food, hands down It beats anything in the middle of the grocery store The Universal Fruits Energetically we are not created equally Some are PV others PK while others VK(unusual) so we don't resonate the same to foods and fruits are no exception Perhaps some of you already know that a granny Smith apple due to its sourness can provoke your IC But there…
  • How to Counter Decision Fatigue

    Dr Bill Dean
    7 Jun 2015 | 1:43 pm
    We have likened the mindbody as a energy battery that can become drained in many different ways One of the more common ways is chronic disease  When there is constant daily discomfort for long periods of time there will be a high chance that an energy drain can occur In the world of psychology this can lead to more often than not decision fatigue This is a situation where after several decisions "pile up", say while grocery shopping, that by the time we're done we are mentally fatigued That's why the candy bars are at the checkout stand because with decision fatigue impulse buying…
 
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  • If the mind is the brain in action … How do we change our mind?

    Gina Ryan
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:56 pm
    I’m excited every day to see science and technology catch up with what the mystics and philosophers have been pointing to for a long long time. And the message is the same…we CAN change our minds … The video below offers us a place to consider how we can each begin to free ourselves from our habitual and sometimes harmful thoughts (self hate anyone?) rather than a purely catching up on the science of things. Working with clients with such things as eating disorders, anxiety and panic and physical ill health I find it’s a blessing to see the brain’s role explained…
  • Soothing Stress and Anxiety

    Gina Ryan
    11 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Soothing Stress and Anxiety When it comes to a stressful life we are often led to believe it’s just the way things are or we are somehow not enough if we cannot handle the stressful lifestyle. What’s really going sometimes feels like the frog in the pot metaphor. If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will of course frantically try to clamber out. But if you place it gently in a pot of tepid water and turn the heat on low, it will float there quite placidly. As the water gradually heats up, the frog will sink into a tranquil stupor, exactly like one of us in a hot bath,…
  • Peace, Purpose and Prosperity

    Gina Ryan
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Aloha! I’ve formed a new group on Face Book  Peace, Purpose and Prosperity  to offer a safe place to share inspiration, explore ideas and offer support as we build our lives and businesses based on: inner peace rooted purpose and extraordinary prosperity I believe as we live from a place of awareness we change not only ourselves with ease and grace but also the world around us. Special days of attention at the group Tuesday: “Pride and Joy” share, toot your horn or outright boast about that special moment! Wednesday: “Gratitude” give us your gratefulness,…
  • Creating Personal Space

    Gina Ryan
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
      Creating Personal Space Recently I have come to realize that normal online activity leaves many individuals overextended (spiritually, socially, energetically) this includes myself. If you find you are a little more stressed than usual or that you do not have as much freedom and ease as usual (or as you would like), it may be time to create some space for yourself, both online and off. For an example, today I clicked “Leave Group” on two Facebook groups I had recently joined. I had grown accustomed to reading the posts and comments in these groups and for a while enjoyed some…
  • Allowing Life To Unfold

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

    Richard
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I’m on a multi-month project right now…finishing my basement. I need to correct you before you start thinking I’m doing all the work, rather I’m (well really my wife) is doing the contracting and handling all the subs. The framing, plumbing, and electric are done. We are currently stalled on finding a reasonably priced drywall …Continue reading »Related Posts:Now’s the Time to Jump RopeStart September Strong with the 21 Day FixGet Off the Weight Loss Rollercoaster, I Can HelpWhy an Office Dweller Uses Primal StressInsanity Max30 Challenge Group, Join Mea.A post from:…
  • Three Day’s Worth of Healthy Recipes

    Richard
    19 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Have you noticed that you go through periods of high and low motivation?  I find this to especially be the case when it comes to meal planning.  I use Sunday to map out my meals for the week.  Unfortunately, there are weeks that I just lack the motivation to plan.  Usually, I’m just not sure what to make. …Continue reading »Related Posts:Coconut Curry Recipe: Herbivore or Omnivore, You DecideHearty Chili for A Warm Winter Comfort MealRice Soup with Garlic and Collard GreensRick Bayless Greatest Chili RecipeGrapefruit Avocado Salada.A post from: health and fitness
  • Summer Huntington, My Movement Mentor

    Richard
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I have series of posts that I call “My Movement Mentors”. These folks are movement specialists who redefine how we approach fitness and training. Ultimately, I pick these individuals because of the impact they have/had on my training, fitness, and wellness philosophy. The twist…most of these individuals don’t even know I exist, but through the …Continue reading »Related Posts:Scott Sonnon, My Movement MentorCircular Strength Training Rock StarClubbell Certification Prep MaterialsScott Sonnon on Suppressing Genius and Creating Learning…Gingerbread Man Yoga??
  • Develop a Practicing Mind

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

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

    steph langdon
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:10 am
    I feel like I have at least a dozen blog post ideas in me as this month comes to an end. Some I have jotted down (as you may know, I love making lists) - hmmm, maybe I should make a few list related posts?! Too many ideas, and too little time - I must create an editorial schedule!It's been a busy month that included a family trip to Quebec City so that I could attend meetings and a conference. This meant a lot of daughter-daddy time for my loves. Of course we enjoyed touring the city and eating great food, as well as the work that I did (*food tour post coming soon). Upon returning home, we…
  • Lime Coconut Granola {Recipe ReDux}

    steph langdon
    21 May 2015 | 6:31 am
    With my recent post about health guidelines, I was also reflecting on how I'm a rule follower and a recipe user for the most part - which is one reason I joined the monthly Recipe ReDux challenge in the first place - to challenge myself in the kitchen. This month's challenge was: DIY Kitchen Essentials - What favorite kitchen staples do you now make from scratch – but in the past you purchased? Show us your best DIY recipe for keeping cupboards, fridge or freezer stocked with healthy basics. Think homemade frozen waffles, salad dressing, broth or other kitchen essentials.I had quite a few…
  • What's Guiding You?

    steph langdon
    17 May 2015 | 8:09 pm
    As stated previously, maternity leave and the transition to spending more time as a mom means that I have lots of blog post ideas, yet don't get around to writing often. I can't complain though, I am really enjoying my time away from technology and screens to watch my little one grow! I do spend time on social media for work (and pleasure) so it's a bit of an internal struggle for me and I continue to work on not comparing myself to the assumptions I have of others based on their social media presence. I am in my 30s and still trying to figure out my priorities and how to live my best life.I…
  • hiah chat - Michyla Kielo

    steph langdon
    5 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Bio of Michyla Kielo: I am a Registered Massage Therapist, and teach infant massage classes to new parents.  I am also a farm wife and full time Mom to Alyssa (7), Evan (5) and Riley (5). My husband Brett and I operate a grain and beef farm which is still growing and keeps us very busy! I also run 10K’s and half marathons, ride horses and barrel race.Blog: www.runmommyrun3.wordpress.comTwitter: @RunMommyRun3Website: www.kielomassagetherapy.com1. What does healthy mean to you?To me, healthy means balance. Eating well, being active, and making time to do the things that make you happy…
  • Spring Clean-spiration

    steph langdon
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:47 pm
    With the most recent ReDux challenge on my mind, I started sifting through my cupboards. You might also be in a bit of a 'spring clean' mood/mode in your kitchen. I know my mom said she was working her way through a few things in her freezer. I took a look at my pantry and spices. I often look for recipe inspiration in my own kitchen and then perhaps google ingredients to see what I can try together. It's not only a great way to clean, but also to help with meal planning, and budgeting.Source: HealthLineI found some freekeh (young green wheat; an ancient grain) in my cupboard and decided to…
 
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  • It Can Be Done! Avoiding EMF Exposure from Laptops and Notebooks

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    If you’ve enjoyed the convenience of using your laptop or notebook computer to get work done while snuggled into bed, reclined on the couch, sitting as a passenger on a road trip, or sipping a hot drink at the local coffee shop, it may be time to reconsider your computer-clicking habits. Over the past few years a startling string of studies have implicated laptops as a prime source of harmful electromagnetic radiation (or EMF) emissions. Not surprisingly, experts have revealed that the health risks associated with using laptops and notebooks are highest when the devices are used in close…
  • The Top Ten Immunity Killers

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    When I was in elementary school several decades ago, there might have been 1 or 2 children in the entire school of several hundred who had an allergy, and it was usually to peanuts. I never even heard of a wheat or dairy allergy. Gluten free? Huh? I think many adults could share a similar story. Fast forward to 2003. When my oldest son started school, one or at most two children in his class had a food allergy of some kind. Fast forward again to 2009. When my youngest child started preschool, ten of the children in a class of twelve were allergic to at least one food. My children now report…
  • Kitchari Healing and Nourishing Ayurvedic Porridge

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    The small, locally owned health food store where I have shopped for nearly 20 years has a wonderful deli and juice bar that is a favorite of the locals. I frequently drop in to see what homemade soups are available on the hot bar as my family consumes so much soup and broth that I sometimes find it difficult to keep up on busy weeks. Recently, I’ve noticed that the hot bar has featured a pot of kitchari every single day I’ve dropped in (which is several times a week) without fail. This was exciting to me, as kitchari is one of the very first traditional dishes I learned about when…
  • The Milkman Returns: NZ Approves Raw Milk Sales and Delivery

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:53 am
    Bowing to strong public pressure about the right to buy and drink raw milk, the New Zealand government has unveiled new rules which permit farmers to sell this most basic, probiotic rich and nutritious of foods directly to consumers. Direct farm sales include home deliveries of raw milk to both rural and urban consumers, paving the way for the return of the beloved milkman. (...)Read the rest of The Milkman Returns: NZ Approves Raw Milk Sales and Delivery (367 words) © Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist for The Healthy Home Economist, 2015. | Permalink | 10 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post…
  • Fermented Foods Need This Probiotic Boost to Heal the Gut

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    The use of fermented foods by ancestral cultures to preserve food, enhance nutritional value, and protect health goes back thousands of years and spans the globe. The practice served to significantly bolster immunity and increase the longevity of traditional societies as consumption of these probiotic rich foods introduced a constant stream of beneficial bacteria into the gut on a daily basis which improved digestion and nutrient absorption, discouraged pathogenic activity, and maintained top notch intestinal health. An often overlooked source of very powerful, beneficial microbes by…
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  • Mom’s Famous Spinach Pie

    Danielle Omar
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    My mom is known for whipping up a tasty meal, given very little lead time or ingredients. Back in the days when I was living off peanut butter sandwiches for dinner, I could show up at her house, no matter the time, and be guaranteed a home cooked meal. Even today, having “nothing in the house” to me is a full pantry of opportunity for my mom. Since I’m kind of an anti-baker the idea of a spinach pie is pretty daunting. For my mom, it’s a no-brainer. She can have it mixed up and in the oven baking before I can even gather up all the ingredients. I definitely did not…
  • Asparagus and White Beans with Cilantro Pesto

    Danielle Omar
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    If I had to choose grains or beans, I would be in the bean camp. They are so creamy and delicious! Oftentimes when I see a yummy pasta dish I will replace the pasta with beans. That’s what I did with this recipe and you can totally do it, too. I do realize that beans and grains together are also pretty dreamy; I could not stop eating this dish straight out of the pan. But if I had to choose on or the other…beans would win. This says a lot since I grew up eating pasta by the pound! I was inspired to make this Asparagus and White Bean saute while perusing my neighborhood Whole…
  • Poached Eggs on Sourdough with Avocado Sauce

    Danielle Omar
    11 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    These poached eggs on sourdough bread are a delicious and healthy way to start any morning! By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. My husband likes his eggs so runny it scares me. It kind of makes me gag. There’s something about a runny egg that skeeves me out. When he’s eating his almost-raw eggs I usually can’t watch or I will lose my appetite. Don’t get me wrong, I like a sunny side up egg as much as the next gal,…
  • Street Chic Egyptian Lamb Pita

    Danielle Omar
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:33 am
    This is a special guest post by my lamb-eating husband! Lamb is a staple in Hany’s diet. He not only grew up eating it, he always orders it when we’re out, and he grills it up quite frequently at home. So when Mountain States Rosen asked to sponsor a post for their Lamb on the Go campaign I couldn’t resist getting Hany’s help. I also want to make sure you get a chance to enter the Mountain States Rosen and American Lamb Board’s awesome #MSRlambrocks hammock giveaway! Scroll down to the bottom to enter. If you read my blog you know I’m mostly plant-based. But…
  • The Best Ever Grilled Corn Recipe Roundup

    Danielle Omar
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    Grilled corn. A summer standby and family favorite. Although delicious straight off the cob, I thought it would be fun to highlight some other delicious ways to enjoy this summer ritual. From salsas to tacos to fritters, this might be the best grilled corn roundup ever. But first, let’s start out with the basics. If you’ve actually never grilled corn before, here is the basic recipe: Hot to grill corn:  You want to use shucked corn because it will give you the grilled flavor you’re after. If you grill it with the skin on or in foil, you don’t get that yummy char.
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • Trying to Lose Weight? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

    cdobbas
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:11 pm
      So often I hear shame, frustration, guilt, anger, resentment, and sometimes a deep sense of hopelessness about food being the enemy from my kind, caring, compassionate clients – and I get it – I’ve been there. It’s not a fun place to be in. In fact, it sucks. But today, I want to ask you to open your mind and be willing to shift your perspective. You with me? Because what I’m about to tell you may be very different from everything you’ve ever been told. But hang with me… (because this way of thinking was a radical change for me and it can be for you too). Here’s…
  • How to Not Let Negative People Suck Your Energy

    cdobbas
    27 May 2015 | 9:15 am
        After giving a talk, someone asked me how to keep their energetic boundaries. Basically, how to not take on others’ pain, anger, resentment, pessimistic outlook on life, or really, whatever negative mojo is running through them.   This is a key question because when we do take on others’ “stuff,” we’re way more likely to be living in a burnt out, overwhelmed, and disconnected space. And it’s in this space that we ignore our true wants and desires and give into the quick fix, to numb or to fill a void – i.e. the cake or pizza for immediate comfort; the…
  • 10 Reminders Any Woman on a Wellness Journey Needs to Remember About Food

    cdobbas
    13 May 2015 | 2:22 pm
    When I was deep in my body-shaming days, I was obsessed with women’s mags and online articles, touting the latest cellulite-busting, waist-whittling, six-pack designing diets. And celeb rags talking about their weight loss and hot-bod secrets? I ate them up, like thick butter-drenched slices of French bread … just like a carb-craving (hungry) woman … after swearing off bread for a week.   My dysfunctionally functional relationship with food and my body was – well – one of the reasons I got into the nutrition field. I wanted to learn what (in the world) was really…
  • How to Get What You Want

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

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

  • Best Weight Loss Supplements

    adminmnw
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    Thursday, February 10, 2011 @ 04:02 PM posted by Jeffery mason Nothing helps you lose weight faster than fat burning diet pills. Of course, finding the right pill is the tricky part. Some burn stored calories. Some decrease appetite urges. Some increase your energy levels. These are all great, but you want that perfect fat burning diet pill that matches all of your needs. To help you maximize your weight loss potential, here are some of the best weight loss supplements available. ThinQuik With its thermogenic weight loss breakthrough, ThinQuik is one of the strongest diet pills on the market.
  • Yohimburn ES

    adminmnw
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:25 am
    Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 05:02 PM posted by Jeffery mason Every now and again, a dietary aide is released that blows the current market to pieces. It shatters the current boundaries holding people back from the body of their dreams, and it sends ripples through the stagnant waters of fat burners. Yohimburn ES is a recent topical fat loss enhancer that has been making fitness headlines all over the Internet. If you are one of the countless individuals struggling from the burden of excess weight, now is the time for you to do something about it. Everyone knows that losing weight requires a…
  • Learning About Ephedra Diet Pills

    adminmnw
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:24 am
    Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 10:03 AM posted by Jeffery mason If you are one of the countless people looking to buy ephedra diet pills, you need to know some critical information before you go purchasing them. There is more to an ephedra diet pill than first glance. You need to understand the difference between ephedra and ephedra extract, what chemicals can help speed up the ephedra effects, and why someone would actually take ephedra to lose weight. First, let’s look at what makes ephedra so powerful. Ephedra Extract There are numerous effects that occur when ephedra is introduced into the…
  • Ephedrine and Weight Loss

    adminmnw
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 09:03 AM posted by Jeffery mason Ephedrine has some astonishing weight loss abilities, which are unrivaled by any other supplements on the market. In face, the weight loss power that ephedrine brings to the table is phenomenal. The first thing you will notice is the feeling of intense energy that the body develops from all of the calories being burned. This will often motivate the user to get up and actually do something productive, like exercise or go for a walk. This causes more calories to be burned off, which creates a whole cycle of burning fat. Ephedrine has…
  • ECA Stack

    adminmnw
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 12:03 PM posted by Jeffery mason Being labeled as a “fitness freak” is one of the best compliments one can receive. It means your body is ripped and toned beyond what individuals have come to normally expect. At first it may come off odd, being labeled a fitness connoisseur, and then time will set in and your mentality will come to adjust to fit your newfound body. If you are one of the unlucky individuals who have not been labeled a gym jock, you need to hop on an ECA Stack and quick. Anyone who has ever done a total conversion of their body will tell you that…
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • Why I Walk Around Shirtless…….And You Should Too

    Jonathan Bechtel
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:03 am
    I have taken to sunbathing while commuting throughout NYC proper. Why? I'll give you two choices: A). I'm fishing for cat calls from incensed drivers B). I want to take advantage of the summer sun to beef up my vitamin D levels. Which one is it? Johnny, I'll take B for $32,000!Why I Walk Around Shirtless…….And You Should Too is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • How To Take Calcium So It Goes Into Your Bones, Not Your Arteries

    Jonathan Bechtel
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    CALCIUM IS UNDER ATTACK! Meta-analyses are sprouting up everywhere showing that it has no effect. It just skips your bones en route to your arteries, leaving your poor cardiovascular system winded, hardened, and a shell of what it once was. THE HORROR! I'm being a smart ass, but this once mighty mineral seems to be on its way down. However, the reasons for its demise are misinformed.How To Take Calcium So It Goes Into Your Bones, Not Your Arteries is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Fish Oil: VERY Important. Sometimes Harmful. Why?

    Jonathan Bechtel
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:59 am
    When it comes to scientific verification, Fish Oil is like supplement mecca. Yet somehow, despite all its benefits, its delivery still gets royally messed up and many people who take one probably aren't doing anything at all. You'd almost have to be trying in order to do that! Come inside for my little secret about what usually goes wrong.......shhhhhhhhhh..............Fish Oil: VERY Important. Sometimes Harmful. Why? is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • How to Talk To A Manufacturer Without Sounding Like An Idiot

    Jonathan Bechtel
    29 May 2015 | 5:11 pm
    About 93.4% of people who go looking for a supplement manufacturer don't know what they're doing. What makes their ignorance even worse is that it's of the Donald Rumsfeld variety: they don't know what they don't know. I usually get annoyed listening about what they want and I don't even have any expectation of making money off of them! And unfortunately there's really not a good place to find out the birds and the bees. Until now! Here's an introductory 101 course on how to converse with manufacturers. Please, do read before submitting your quote. How to Talk To A Manufacturer Without…
  • New Tool: The Formula Analyzer – Price, Source and Manufacture Your Health Supplement In One Step

    Jonathan Bechtel
    14 May 2015 | 10:32 pm
    A new, exciting tool for those of you looking to create your own health supplement. If you've tried to get a quote back from a manufacturer you've probably noticed that it usually takes an atrociously long time to hear back from them. 2+ weeks is not at all uncommon. I quickly found this out, got annoyed, and built something that I hope will solve a problem for myself and others in my shoes. The formula analyzer lets you price your formula, and also comes with a curated directory of suppliers and manufacturers to help you get the ball rolling. New Tool: The Formula Analyzer – Price,…
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Grants Promote Tennis Programs for At-Risk Youth and People with Disabilities

    LZX Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Promote Tennis Programs for At-Risk Youth and People with Disabilities USTA Foundation The mission of the USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, is to promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Grants are provided to tennis programs for underserved youth, ages five to 18, that include an educational component. Support is also available for tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life…
  • Learning ZoneXpress Celebrates 18 Years in Business!

    LZX Team
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    In June Learning ZoneXpress turned 18 years old and we are extremely grateful for all of our customers and relationships built over the years. Learning ZoneXpress was established in 1997 in Owatonna, MN to satisfy consumer demand for consistent quality in affordable nutrition and life skills education resources. Our success of being in business for 18 years is a combination of factors, but it is foundational to the creativity and tenacity of its founder Melanie Nelson and her unyielding commitment to the improvement of educational resources. Melanie’s passion and energetic personality are…
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs Supported

    LZX Team
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:23 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs Supported Children’s Obesity Fund The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents, teachers, and other caregivers about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and help prevent the next generation from continuing down this alarmingly unhealthy road. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that share the Fund’s goal of eliminating the epidemic of childhood obesity. The focus is on increasing awareness and understanding of…
  • Economic Literacy Initiatives Funded

    LZX Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Economic Literacy Initiatives Funded Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation is dedicated to the goal of increasing economic literacy throughout the United States. The Foundation provides grants to programs with national impact that address the following issues: raising the public’s participation in economic education and creating a demand for greater economic literacy; encouraging measurement of economic understanding; developing the application of new strategies for teaching economics, including online…
  • Brand New Nutrition Education Cards Have Arrived!

    LZX Team
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
    We are excited to let you know that we have added many more titles to our brand new product line of nutrition Education Cards! This exciting new way to educate your clients now offers 12 different titles to choose from. Educational topics include: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, baby feeding, child nutrition, family nutrition and general nutrition. Why Use Education Cards to Educate Your Clients?: • They are simple, easy-to-read, and economical. • They were specifically designed for WIC, SNAP-Ed, and EFNEP clients. • These cards offer useful, practical nutrition tips for parents and…
 
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    Kale University

  • Summer Solstice Cleanse with Kathy Peterman

    Kathy Peterman
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Ebook and Cleanse Support Giveaway! We’re having a giveaway for a copy of Raw Cleansing As A Pathway to Health by Kathy Peterman and a cleanse support group membership.  Enter Giveaway Summer is almost here and this is an ideal time to do a Raw Cleanse! All the farmers’ markets will have abundant fresh fruits and veggies and the weather is amazing! I’m hoping to inspire you to fall in love with fruits and vegetables PLUS invite you to consider taking 6-7 days of your life to dedicate for your health and healing. The great part about this cleanse is it’s not about limitation.
  • How to Grow Kale in a Container

    Ali Lawrence
    5 May 2015 | 8:22 pm
    It’s the season for container gardens. Whether you only have room on a patio or balcony or just want to keep your garden closer to the kitchen, container gardens are a great way to practice your green thumb and keep a healthy variety of produce on your table. Black-thumb gardeners should feel a sense of security when attempting to grow kale. They’re one of the easiest cabbages to grow. Kale is a cold weather crop, so you can keep it growing on your balcony for longer than many other crops. When to Start? Always running behind schedule? Since kale does so well in the fall, you can wait…
  • Five Movies That Aim to Expose the Meat Industry

    Joel Turner
    3 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    There are a lot of things about the meat industry that many people are not aware of- from the chemicals that are used to enhance size to the living conditions of the animals that are born to be slaughtered for meat. Do you truly know where the meat you eat comes from and what went into that animal before it was killed? Below, you will be able to review five different documentaries that were created about the meat industry, in order to answer some of these questions. Food Inc. This film was released back in 2008, and it was filmed in order to shine a light on corporate farming within the…
  • 6 Reasons Why Your Garden Just Won’t Grow

    Kate Wilson
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    You already know that growing your own fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to ensure that you always have fresh, organic produce on hand. But maybe you’ve tried it before and growing a garden wasn’t as easy as it seemed. In actuality, gardening takes more than natural talent; it takes hard work, dedication and research. This last part is especially important when you find that no matter how hard you try, your garden just won’t grow. In such instances it may be something you’re doing wrong or it may have nothing to do with anything you’ve done. Taking steps to get to the…
  • What is Kombucha?

    Joel Turner
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Here is a fun graphic answer to the question, “What is Kombucha and how do I make it?” We’ve talked a little about kombucha here before and we love its wonderful health benefits. The team at The Tremendousness Collective created this cool graphic among many other great graphics. It’s worth checking out some of their visual renditions of data. Beneficial Effects of Kombucha Here are some of the helpful effects of this tasty drink. Energy boost Aids in detox Enhances mental clarity Promotes longevity Reduces inflammation and diseases Aids in probiotic health Aids in…
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    Healthy Crush

  • Take This Supplement When You Eat At Restaurants Or Drink Alcohol

    jenny sansouci
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:05 am
    Hey guys! What’s shakin? I’ll tell you what’s up over here. At the time that I’m starting to write this post, I’m in Germany on a layover to Barcelona (where I’ll be for 2 weeks) and it’s about 9am. I left NYC at 5:30pm yesterday and I haven’t slept a wink yet…so let’s just say I’ll be in rare form when I land in Barcelona. FYI, even when I’m not blogging here on the site, I’m ALWAYS “mini-blogging” everything I do on instagram, so make sure to head over there and click “follow” to get my…
  • 24 Podcasts That Will Improve Your Life

    jenny sansouci
    29 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    Hey hey HEY. Lately I’ve been getting really into podcasts. Up until a couple of months ago, I never listened to podcasts. Like, ever. Then I realized I was spending all my time walking around listening to music and I could be way more productive. Music rules, but you gotta switch it up sometimes! I started asking around about the best life enhancement/wellness/personal development related podcasts and I got an awesome list (87 comments!!) from my instagram friends. So I thought I’d put together a list of my personal favorite podcasts that I can’t stop listening to, as well…
  • Do You Need A Little Direction?

    jenny sansouci
    28 May 2015 | 9:53 am
    Hey guys, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts yesterday (stick around – I’ll post my list of favorite podcasts soon) and I was reminded of this fact: So many other people have gone before us and have done the exact things we want to do in life. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel – we can follow their guidance. In fact, following their guidance will save us a LOT of time, effort and energy that we are currently spending “trying to figure it all out” alone. I know I personally spend way too much time contemplating my next moves and thinking I need…
  • When The Going Gets Tough…

    jenny sansouci
    20 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Hey guys, The other day I was fortunate enough to be able to take a yoga class taught by one of my best friends, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, near the town where I grew up. There’s something so special about being taught yoga by someone you’ve known most of your life. Yoga is just such a healing practice, and I’m eternally grateful to all of my friends who had the strength and courage to make it through a yoga teacher training (or multiple trainings) and offer their healing gifts to the world. It’s so special! Some of my all-time favorite life moments are being in a…
  • Coffee Cacao Smoothie

    jenny sansouci
    10 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    Happy Mother’s Day, my friends! Today I woke up and decided to make a delicious Mother’s Day wake up smoothie. I’m feeling grateful to be at my Mom’s house today in Massachusetts, and I’ll be spending the day with her outside and, of course, making some great food later. To kick off the morning, though, I created this smoothie with the help of my wonderful friends at Fair Trade USA. They sent me a great box of Fair Trade goodies, including cinnamon, coconut oil and coffee. I thought these 3 things would be perfect to put into a smoothie. They also paired me up…
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    Eat Out, Eat Well

  • For Safe Picnic Food Don’t Forget Your Drive Time

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:12 pm
    The picnic food that’s sitting in your car might turn out to be a big problem.  Packaged food  — like crackers — usually do fine in high temperatures, but meat, dairy, cut-up fresh fruit, salads, and prepared foods are another story. Perishable food may contain bacteria that can cause food-borne illnesses. Food that sits in a temperature danger zone while in your car, at a picnic, or campsite can cause those bad guys to multiply exponentially. Most bacteria don’t go crazy below 40°F or above 140°F. The temperature range in between 40 and 120 degrees, known as the “Danger…
  • What Do You Search For Through The Vending Machine Glass Window?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Sooner or later you will likely have your next sharing moment with a vending machine: you share your money and the machine shares its calories. Vending machines actually have a holy history. Around 215 BC the mathematician Hero invented a type of vending device that accepted bronze coins to dispense holy water. Vending eventually became economically viable In 1888 when the Adams Gum Company put gum machines on New York City’s elevated train platforms to dispense a piece of Tutti-Frutti gum for a penny. Now they’re everywhere: down the hall from your hotel room, in train stations, and in…
  • What’s the Difference Between Ice Cream and Gelato?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    28 May 2015 | 7:52 pm
    They are both cold and delicious.  There are an astounding number of flavors of each with varying degrees of fat, calorie, sugar, and dairy content – along with fruit, candy, and cookie add-ins, depending on the flavor.  And the sad truth is that no matter how innovative food scientists and savvy marketers have become, a three-scoop sundae with hot fudge, whipped cream, and/or other assorted toppings still isn’t going to rank at the top of the health-o-meter or the bottom of the calorie counter. What is Ice Cream and What is Gelato? In the US, the government regulates what can be called…
  • How Much Exercise You Need To Burn Off Calories From Wine

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    19 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Remember that alcohol can dehydrate so drink plenty of water to keep your muscles hydrated and your organs functioning normally. Inforgraphic courtesy of  Fix.com The post How Much Exercise You Need To Burn Off Calories From Wine appeared first on Eat Out, Eat Well.
  • Low Calorie And Healthy Snacks That Pair Well With Wine

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    16 May 2015 | 6:13 am
      At a wine bar, it‘s common to order a cheese plate that comes with a variety of cheese, nuts, and dried fruit.  That  means a lot of fat, calories, and sugar — clocking in at around 650 calories a serving in a normal cheese plate. It’s nice to pair delicious cheese with wine, but there are lower calorie alternatives that can also pair nicely with your wine selection. Infographic ourtesy of Fix.com The post Low Calorie And Healthy Snacks That Pair Well With Wine appeared first on Eat Out, Eat Well.
 
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    Small Footprint Family

  • Toxic Tampons and Poisonous Pads

    Dawn Gifford
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    In the news this week was the tragic story of fashion model, Lauren Wasser, who lost her leg—and almost lost her life—to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) caused by her tampon. The topic of safe feminine hygiene products is rarely discussed, but it’s a vitally important issue for about a third of the world’s population. And while […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

    Dawn Gifford
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:27 am
    This raw vegan chocolate mousse is not only delicious, but also nutritious. It's also Paleo and GAPS friendly. You'll like it better than the dairy version! If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • GIVEAWAY: 3 THRIVE Solar Flashlights

    Dawn Gifford
    26 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    I’m very excited to partner with THRIVE Solar to help support earthquake relief in Nepal, as well as offer you a chance to win one of three solar flashlights in this giveaway. THRIVE Solar flashlights not only run on solar power, but they are manufactured in solar-powered factories, where they create living wage jobs for many […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • How Safe is Your Sunscreen?

    Dawn Gifford
    21 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    I've never blindly trusted the chemicals in sunscreens. Why should I trade short-term protection for long-term harm, especially when there are safer alternatives? If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Eco Friendly Home Building

    Dawn Gifford
    12 May 2015 | 3:13 pm
    Resources are dwindling, pollution is increasing, and energy efficiency has never been more important. With the world’s population predicted to exceed 8 billion by 2050, it’s clear we need to do a lot more to improve the sustainability of the buildings in which we live. There is a lot we can do to increase resource […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Grants Promote Tennis Programs for At-Risk Youth and People with Disabilities

    LZX Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Promote Tennis Programs for At-Risk Youth and People with Disabilities USTA Foundation The mission of the USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, is to promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Grants are provided to tennis programs for underserved youth, ages five to 18, that include an educational component. Support is also available for tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life…
  • Learning ZoneXpress Celebrates 18 Years in Business!

    LZX Team
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    In June Learning ZoneXpress turned 18 years old and we are extremely grateful for all of our customers and relationships built over the years. Learning ZoneXpress was established in 1997 in Owatonna, MN to satisfy consumer demand for consistent quality in affordable nutrition and life skills education resources. Our success of being in business for 18 years is a combination of factors, but it is foundational to the creativity and tenacity of its founder Melanie Nelson and her unyielding commitment to the improvement of educational resources. Melanie’s passion and energetic personality are…
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs Supported

    LZX Team
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:23 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs Supported Children’s Obesity Fund The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents, teachers, and other caregivers about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and help prevent the next generation from continuing down this alarmingly unhealthy road. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that share the Fund’s goal of eliminating the epidemic of childhood obesity. The focus is on increasing awareness and understanding of…
  • Economic Literacy Initiatives Funded

    LZX Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Economic Literacy Initiatives Funded Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation is dedicated to the goal of increasing economic literacy throughout the United States. The Foundation provides grants to programs with national impact that address the following issues: raising the public’s participation in economic education and creating a demand for greater economic literacy; encouraging measurement of economic understanding; developing the application of new strategies for teaching economics, including online…
  • Brand New Nutrition Education Cards Have Arrived!

    LZX Team
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
    We are excited to let you know that we have added many more titles to our brand new product line of nutrition Education Cards! This exciting new way to educate your clients now offers 12 different titles to choose from. Educational topics include: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, baby feeding, child nutrition, family nutrition and general nutrition. Why Use Education Cards to Educate Your Clients?: • They are simple, easy-to-read, and economical. • They were specifically designed for WIC, SNAP-Ed, and EFNEP clients. • These cards offer useful, practical nutrition tips for parents and…
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Grants Promote Tennis Programs for At-Risk Youth and People with Disabilities

    LZX Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Promote Tennis Programs for At-Risk Youth and People with Disabilities USTA Foundation The mission of the USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, is to promote programs that enhance the lives of at-risk children and individuals with disabilities through the integration of tennis and education. Grants are provided to tennis programs for underserved youth, ages five to 18, that include an educational component. Support is also available for tennis programs for people with disabilities (all ages) with a life…
  • Learning ZoneXpress Celebrates 18 Years in Business!

    LZX Team
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    In June Learning ZoneXpress turned 18 years old and we are extremely grateful for all of our customers and relationships built over the years. Learning ZoneXpress was established in 1997 in Owatonna, MN to satisfy consumer demand for consistent quality in affordable nutrition and life skills education resources. Our success of being in business for 18 years is a combination of factors, but it is foundational to the creativity and tenacity of its founder Melanie Nelson and her unyielding commitment to the improvement of educational resources. Melanie’s passion and energetic personality are…
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs Supported

    LZX Team
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:23 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs Supported Children’s Obesity Fund The Children’s Obesity Fund seeks to educate parents, teachers, and other caregivers about the rising obesity rates in America, reverse the statistics and dangerous trends, and help prevent the next generation from continuing down this alarmingly unhealthy road. Support is provided to nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that share the Fund’s goal of eliminating the epidemic of childhood obesity. The focus is on increasing awareness and understanding of…
  • Economic Literacy Initiatives Funded

    LZX Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:23 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Economic Literacy Initiatives Funded Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation is dedicated to the goal of increasing economic literacy throughout the United States. The Foundation provides grants to programs with national impact that address the following issues: raising the public’s participation in economic education and creating a demand for greater economic literacy; encouraging measurement of economic understanding; developing the application of new strategies for teaching economics, including online…
  • Brand New Nutrition Education Cards Have Arrived!

    LZX Team
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:20 pm
    We are excited to let you know that we have added many more titles to our brand new product line of nutrition Education Cards! This exciting new way to educate your clients now offers 12 different titles to choose from. Educational topics include: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, baby feeding, child nutrition, family nutrition and general nutrition. Why Use Education Cards to Educate Your Clients?: • They are simple, easy-to-read, and economical. • They were specifically designed for WIC, SNAP-Ed, and EFNEP clients. • These cards offer useful, practical nutrition tips for parents and…
 
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    Authority Nutrition

  • Good Carbs, Bad Carbs – How to Make The Right Choices

    Kris Gunnars
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirements […] The post Good Carbs, Bad Carbs – How to Make The Right Choices appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 15 Health Foods That Taste Better Than Junk Foods

    Adda Bjarnadottir, MSc
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    Some people believe that healthy foods are tasteless and boring. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Here are 15 health foods that taste even better than the most commonly consumed junk foods: 1. Strawberries Strawberries are exceptionally juicy and have a sweet, delicious flavor. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese, […] The post 15 Health Foods That Taste Better Than Junk Foods appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • How Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight

    Kris Gunnars
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are many different ways to lose weight. One that has become popular in recent years is called intermittent fasting (1). This is a way of eating that involves regular short-term fasts. Fasting for short periods helps people eat fewer calories, and also helps optimize some hormones related to weight control. There are several different […] The post How Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Whey Protein

    Atli Arnarson, PhD
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whey protein is among the best studied supplements in the world, and for good reason. It has a very high nutritional value, and scientific studies have revealed numerous health benefits. Here are 10 health benefits of whey protein that are supported by human studies. 1. Whey is an Excellent Source of High-Quality Protein Whey protein […] The post 10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Whey Protein appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Do Alli Diet Pills (Orlistat) Work? An Evidence-Based Review

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Losing weight can be very difficult. Some studies show that 85% of people fail using conventional weight loss methods (1). This causes many people to seek alternative methods, such as diet pills, for help. Alli is one such diet pill, but is a pharmaceutical drug rather than a plant-based supplement. This drug limits the amount […] The post Do Alli Diet Pills (Orlistat) Work? An Evidence-Based Review appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    Goodness Gracious

  • Arnold Palmer

    Margie
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Stay cool with Goodness Gracious’s take on the summer classic. Light and delicious iced tea for all ages! Happy 4th of July! SERVES 2 INGREDIENTS 1 green tea bag, preferably light in flavor juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbs brown rice syrup 3 cups water ice maple syrup (optional) PREPARATION Steep tea bag in 1 cup of water (not too strong). Stir in brown rice syrup while tea  is hot. In separate glass, add 2 cups water and lemon juice. Combine all ingredients, adjust sweetness to your preference with maple syrup, and pour over ice.
  • Great Comfort

    Margie
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    “You should take great comfort in the knowledge that each sunrise presents another day to do things right.” – Russell Simmons: Founder of Def Jam Records, author, fashion creator, entrepreneur
  • Great Things

    Margie
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: I trust the expansion of great things in my life! I would imagine that by now you’ve heard that thoughts are things, or that your thoughts create your reality, right? For some people this may sound some-what cliche or “woo-woo”, but could it be possible that the energy within our thought process actually does create activity or manifestation? Perhaps, if you have a specific idea in your mind and you affirm the positive expectation of obtaining, achieving, or acquiring it, without as much of a single negative thought, doubt, or worry , your…
  • Meaning & Purpose

    Margie
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    “There are no accidents…there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.” – Deepak Chopra: Speaker and writer on spirituality
  • Loving Presence

    Margie
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: I am comforted by the Loving Presence that is always with me! Do you ever notice yourself searching for answers anywhere you can think of? Some of us read self-help books, attend seminars and classes, go to therapist after therapist, etc., etc. searching and seeking for answers to our problems, or so-called problems. These are all great sources of help and believe me, I have done them all! All of these things and more, including endless hours of conversations with friends and family, consultations with top self-help counselors, spiritual advisors, psychics, over…
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • How to Choose the Healthiest Peanut Butter

    Kelly Toups
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    While calorie counters may gravitate towards reduced fat peanut butters, there is no reason to fear the heart-healthy unsaturated fats in peanuts. Peanuts and peanut butter are associated with weight control and longevity, making this inexpensive plant protein a nutritious pantry staple. That being said, many “no stir” peanut butters on the market (including reduced fat varieties) are riddled with unnecessary sugars and oils (often rainforest-disrupting palm oil). It is totally natural for the oils in peanut butter to separate, so if you have to stir it, thats a good sign! My…
  • Weekend Web Roundup

    Kelly Toups
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    It’s been awhile since my last web roundup, so today I’m sharing a few fun features that recently caught my eye. What sites have you been bookmarking lately? Mediterranean Diet Manifesto // I love this punchy infographic from registered dietitian Elena Paravantes. For those of you that have trouble picturing what a “real food” or “whole foods” diet looks like, print this graphic out and stick it to the refrigerator or pantry door. A few of my favorite snippets of advice are “Talk During Meals,” “Eat Beans at Least Twice a Week,”…
  • Mediterranean Breakfast Quinoa with Walnuts, Figs and Apricots

    Kelly Toups
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    Move over, baklava! Sugar-kissed nuts and cinnamon have found a new home. In this Mediterranean-inspired quinoa recipe, I let dried fruit and cinnamon contribute all of the sweet taste — no added sugars needed. Dried figs are startlingly sugary, and when joined with Turkish apricots, raw walnuts, and cinnamon, this breakfast cereal is given a decidedly Mediterranean flair. Oatmeal is usually my go-to breakfast grain, but warm summer mornings call for cold cereal, and this quinoa fits the bill. ^^Dried fruit (apricots left, figs right) and nuts make this recipe easy to…
  • Whole30: A Wholly Misguided Approach to Healthy Eating

    Kelly Toups
    25 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    As enlightened eaters begin to question the healthfulness of highly processed and fast food, many are turning to the Whole30 Diet as a way to cleanse themselves of the junk. Whole30 is being embraced with a frenzy of fad-like enthusiasm (warning bell!), so several close friends have asked for my opinion. At first glance, this approach seems to be an exciting way to cut the junk and focus on whole foods. After all, the first rule of the Whole30 Diet is the Pollan-esque mantra “Eat real food.” However, if you dig a little deeper into the rules of Whole30, and you’ll find that much of the…
  • Desktop Wallpapers to Inspire Healthy Living

    Kelly Toups
    20 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    ^^ This photo that I took at Pike Place Market in 2013 has been my long-time desktop background The home should be a sanctuary that inspires healthy living, and screens (computer + phone) are no exception to that. Other than my own personal collection of farmers market photos (I know, I am such a cliche), there are two sites that I like to browse for free desktop wallpaper backgrounds: Design*Sponge and Nutrition Stripped. Design*Sponge is one of my favorite design and lifestyle sites, which features home tours, city guides, entrepreneurship stories, and the occasional downloadable…
 
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    The Life Extension Blog

  • Summer Health 101

    LifeExtension
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    Summer is finally upon us! And with it, of course, comes the sun. For many of us, lots of it.If you're making plans for summer fun and vacations, keep in mind that the sun, while the source of life for our planet, has potentially dangerous effects that should not be overlooked.Below, we'll explain the basics for helping to keep you and your family safe and healthy in the summer months. Should You Wear Sunscreen?Enough has been said concerning the harmful effects of UV rays. Everyone knows of the risk of skin cancers incurred by sunbathing or tanning bed use.Every man, woman, and child ought…
  • The Health Benefits of Avocado

    LifeExtension
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Despite the valuable advice to include plenty of vegetables and fruit in our diet, dieters have long been dissuaded from eating avocados, the delicious but high-fat, high-calorie fruit.But given what we know today about the beneficial effects of certain fats, should avocados really be avoided? Let's explore.Avocado Promotes Weight Loss and Lowers Cholesterol Levels It's true that avocados are relatively high in fat, but the type they contain is primarily monounsaturated fat, which is found in olive oil. They also provide fiber, phytosterols (cholesterol-lowering compounds), and a number of…
  • Can Mistletoe Treat Cancer?

    LifeExtension
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:54 am
    Mistletoe has long been the subject of legend. When found on oak trees, it was considered by the Celts to be sacred and was ritualistically harvested by Druids.More recent tradition dictates that a man and woman who meet under mistletoe must kiss—a tradition that has been relegated to Christmas, when mistletoe is suspended from doorways, ceilings, and chandeliers.While folklore has recommended mistletoe for respiratory and other health concerns, contemporary research suggests a potential role for the plant in cancer therapy.Over a decade ago, actress and health-advocate Suzanne Somers…
  • The Health Benefits of Propolis

    LifeExtension
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    Propolis (also known as "bee glue") is a resinous substance produced by honey bees from tree buds and sap. It’s used to seal small spaces in the hive, which protects inhabitants from wind, rain, and animal intrusion.The use of propolis goes back to the ancient Greeks and Assyrians who knew of its wound-healing properties. It was also used by the Egyptians in the embalming process. Propolis Has Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral PropertiesPropolis is rich in polyphenols and flavonoids —compounds also found in plants. Propolis and its flavonoids have been linked with an antibacterial effect in a…
  • Vitamin K2 Improves Artery Health

    LifeExtension
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNDespite it being known as the “blood-clotting” vitamin, research shows vitamin K has anti-aging, anti-cancer, and even bone-building effects.Within the last couple of years, it has garnered even more attention for its potential role in preventing heart disease.Impressively, a recent study found that one of its sub-fractions, vitamin MK-7, improved arterial health. The results were published in the journal, Thromobosis and Haemostasis. Vitamin K2 Reduces Arterial Stiffness and Improves Elasticity A fundamental role of vitamin K is to keep calcium out of arteries and…
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    Pie Hole Blogger

  • Get Hooked on Fish Food pt I

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Gather 'round as we talk o' a fish tail... Here's diving into why fish are both friends and food.Fish flesh is not just a great source of lean protein, omega 3 fatty acids and a slew of other food-for-you stuff... It also appears to possess antioxidant qualities.Research showed people who ate more than 175g of fatty fish each week had significantly higher levels of healthy fats (DHA and EPA) and significantly lower levels of oxidative stress/free radicals (explanation here.) This might explain why mermen are so buff.Translation? Eating at least the recommended amount of fatty fish is not…
  • Does this Protein Bar Make Me Look Fat pt II

    17 Jun 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Previously, we pulled out some protein-packed stats about, well, protein. Today, strap yourselves in for a perilous pilgrimage to protein town... Once upon a time, carbohydrate loading was the thing. Now we've determined protein is preferable. We humans always feel like we've got to load up on something. So listen up you protein-pounding gym-junkies and body-builders, it might be time to ditch your expensive protein powders and chalky protein power bars. Why? A few reasons actually:When you consume excess amino acids (AAs), 2 things happen:Your body…
  • Does this Protein Bar Make Me Look Fat? Pt I

    3 Jun 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Protein, protein, protein. If you're a gym goer of any kind, you've probably heard some bro-science (translation: not real science) about protein. More than likely, you've overheard conversations about people's protein bar meal replacements, protein snack bars, protein recovery shakes or a protein product promising a pink panther driving a Porsche... Or something. Let's powwow about protein.A few fun facts to get us started: The building blocks of protein are called amino acids (AAs)There are 20 AAs9 essential, 11 non-essentialEssential means we must get them from food Protein is…
  • Crafty Craft Crap

    20 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    I hope you're reading this with your craft beer in one hand and your craft soda in the other... No, that's a lie. And that's "craft" not "Kraft", even though Kraft had some recent bad publicity re our national US dietitian academy. But yeah, we're covering "craft" food. Strolled through your supermarket lately and seen craft beer? Maybe craft bread or craft cheese? Or most recently, craft soda? The more 'whole-foods' your supermarket is, the more likely you've seen them.What the heck is 'craft' anyway?Good question! I searched, but alas I could not find how the FDA defines 'craft' with…
  • The Slippery Slope of Sleeplessness pt II

    6 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Last article I scared you sleepy about lack of sleep spurring obesity, and obesity spawning sleep-related diseases that prevent you sleeping soundly... Yes, that happened. This week, let's discuss your bedroom habits and surmise how to make your time between the sheets a superior sleeping experience.Many things impact sleep, including the stresses of life like World hunger, making your rent or mortgage, picking a filter on Instagram, Facebook-stalking an ex, and watching the latest Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey.Where for art thou point?62% of parents and 45% of kids have a TV in their…
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    Natural Life Energy - Health Activist

  • The God-Awakening Diet

    Aqiyl Aniys
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    The God-Awakening Diet. Life is sustained by natural patterns of energy that interact to create synergy. These patterns are a reflection of the natural... The post The God-Awakening Diet appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lack Of Fiber And Hiatal Hernia Feeding Your Acid Reflux

    Aqiyl Aniys
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:55 am
    Hiatal hernias result in and intensify acid reflux and heartburn. Straining to to pass hardened stool causes the abdominal muscles to put excess squeezing... The post Lack Of Fiber And Hiatal Hernia Feeding Your Acid Reflux appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Treating High Blood Pressure With A Plant-Based Diet

    Aqiyl Aniys
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:04 pm
    High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for death in the world. It is beneficial have blood pressure down around 110/70, and people who eat a... The post Treating High Blood Pressure With A Plant-Based Diet appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Ginger Treats Migraine Headaches As Well As Drugs

    Aqiyl Aniys
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Ginger treats migraine headaches as well as pharmaceutical drugs, but the drug industry won't tell you that. The market for migraine drugs is worth... The post Ginger Treats Migraine Headaches As Well As Drugs appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Niagara Bottling Recalls 14 Brands Of Water Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Niagara Bottling issued a recall of 14 water brands because of possible E. coli contamination. The brands include: Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11... The post Niagara Bottling Recalls 14 Brands Of Water Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Regained Wellness

  • Free radicals, Antioxidants & Ninja Turtles

    Jamie Logie
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    From reading this blog hopefully you’ve got up to speed with specific nutrition issues that are crucial to optimal health such as the gluten issue, how much protein you need and my feelings on Kim Kardashian just to name a few. Today we look at the issue of free radicals which is a term that gets... Read More The post Free radicals, Antioxidants & Ninja Turtles appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 047: Nora Gedgaudas, Primal Body Primal Mind

    Jamie Logie
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    Today on the Regained Wellness Podcast I’m thrilled to have my biggest influence in the field of nutrition on, Nora Gedgaudas. In This Episode You Will Learn: Nora’s personal background and her overcoming depression What our ancestors diet looked like The damage you are doing from following a modern diet How we are designed to... Read More The post RW 047: Nora Gedgaudas, Primal Body Primal Mind appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 046: Adrenal Health With Kelsey Marksteiner, RD

    Jamie Logie
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    My guest today is Kelsey Marksteiner, RD from HealthyGutHealthyLife.com here to talk about adrenal fatigue and how to keep your adrenals functioning properly. In This Episode You Will Learn: What the adrenal glands are What adrenal fatigue really is This issue with stress hormones and cortisol How low blood sugar can be seen as a... Read More The post RW 046: Adrenal Health With Kelsey Marksteiner, RD appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • Getting Out Of The Gym & Back Outdoors

    Jamie Logie
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    Don’t get me wrong the gym is a great place. I love it and it’s always been a big part of my life. They can be convenient, social and a place where you have access to hundreds of thousands of dollars in the latest equipment for usually around $10-20 a week. They do have their... Read More The post Getting Out Of The Gym & Back Outdoors appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 045: Omega 3 & Fish Oil

    Jamie Logie
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This episode of the Regained Wellness podcast we are talking about omega 3 and fish oil. What benefits do they provide and what role do they play in fighting off inflammation, heart disease, joint pain, diabetes etc In This Podcast You Will Learn: Why fish is a swimming multi-vitamin The issue surrounding toxins in fish... Read More The post RW 045: Omega 3 & Fish Oil appeared first on Regained Wellness.
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    Vital Formulas

  • What to Eat For Dry or Damaged Skin

    Tiffany Zhu
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
          Many classic activities during the summer include beaches, carnivals, island getaways, and other events under the sun. However this time spent outside greatly affects the condition of our skin. UV rays can cause sunburns and constant sweating dries skin [1]. Sunscreen may prevent sunburns for some people but doesn’t stop the sweat. Lotion will only temporarily moisturize. This leads to a greater emphasis on diet to repair dry or damaged skin. The best foods to eat this summer are those high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin A, selenium, zinc, and generally high…
  • Iodine’s Importance for Overall Health and Well-Being

    Krusang Patel
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:21 am
    Research over the course of years has uncovered many different health benefits that natural iodine has on the body, so many that it is sometimes referred to as the “Universal Nutrient.” However, its discovery was nothing less of ironic. In 1811, a scientist by the name of Bernard Courtois was asked by Napoleon to make gun powder for his army. At the time, gunpowder was made by mixing sulfuric acid with dried, burnt seaweed. However, one day as Courtois was mixing his solutions, he accidentally added a little too much acid. To his surprise, a purple, metallic substance formed in his…
  • Lycopene: An Antioxidant Powerhouse

    Wendy Chen
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Ever wondered how tomatoes get their red color? It’s due to an antioxidant cartenoid pigment called lycopene. Why does lycopene matter? And most importantly, why should you care? Lycopene has many healthy benefits and is essentially an antioxidant powerhouse. It functions by maintaining the strength, thickness, and fluidity of the cellular membrane [1]. The cell membrane is responsible for determining what gets in and out of the cell—allowing good nutrients to enter while removing cellular waste. As a natural byproduct of our metabolic processes, oxidative damage from free radicals can…
  • Cooling Spices: Taking the Heat Out of Summer

    Tiffany Zhu
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:56 pm
      Everyone loves summer because it is a season of fun and relaxation. What is not welcome is the extreme summer heat. Sometimes staying hydrated just isn’t enough to keep the body cool. Skin becomes irritated and damaged from the sun. Many people gorge on cold desserts which do not help cool their bodies down. The sudden cold drops internal temperatures causing our bodies to work hard bringing the temperatures back up. The end result is warmer bodies due to the work put into regulating temperatures [1]. Cooling spices, though, have a much more helpful impact. Part of Ayurvedic…
  • Bilberry and Its Health Benefits As A Superfood

    Tiffany Zhu
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    Hailing from Northern Europe, bilberry is a cousin of blueberry. While it is widely used throughout the continent, the eastern region in particular makes use of it as a food and as a supplement. Traditionally and today, this little berry was taken for eye health support and stomach health. This fruit is a true superfood, filled with antioxidants making it anti-inflammatory and a fighter against diabetes and cancer [1]. What makes bilberry so powerful is the anthocyanidins that it is packed so full of. These compounds are what give this berry so much of its capabilities. It even affects its…
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    Essential Daily Vitamins For The Body

  • Acne Cleansing Salad

    mabell72
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Despite being in my 20’s I still suffer from acne. This salad is designed to help cleanse the bowel and restore proper bowel flora. Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, spinach, carrot, collard greens, garlic, olive oil, onions Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Twinlab Daily One Caps Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Supplement with Iron, 180 Capsules

    mabell72
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:17 am
    Twinlab Daily One Caps Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Supplement with Iron, 180 Capsules One bottle containing 180 multi-vitamin and mineral with iron capsules Contains a blend of 26 vitamins and minerals, including 56% RDA of iron; easy to swallow and assimilate Well tolerated by most highly allergic individuals; helps promote healthy eyes and heart No added flavorings, sugars, salt, artificial sweeteners, colorings, preservatives or salicylates; no tablet binders, coatings or colorings Packaged in a glass bottle for maximum stability, quality and freshness TwinLab Daily One Caps help promote…
  • All-Natural All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

    mabell72
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    Save money with this lovely smelling spray that is good for your home, your health, and the environment! Use whatever essential oils you like. Lavender… Ingredients: baking soda, lavender oil, water, white vinegar Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Cocktail To Renew Cells And Fight Aging Recipe

    mabell72
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:16 pm
    A great way to take advantage of the nutrition in raw fruits and veggies. And so refreshing! Prep:5m Ingredients: carrot, spinach, orange, olive oil Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Take It to Your Seat Math Centers, Grades 2-3

    mabell72
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Take It to Your Seat Math Centers, Grades 2-3 Grades – 2,3 Weight – 1.1875 Depth – 8.50 Width – 11.00 Height – 0.38 Take it To Your Seat Math Centers, Grades 2-3contain 14 full color learning centers that provide students with an engaging way to practice essential grade-level math skills through completing meaningful application activities. Some of the skills practiced include: * number order * fractional parts * money and time computation * measurement * graphs * geometric shapes * and many more List Price: $ 22.99 Price: $ 8.99
 
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    Science for Fitness

  • How I Program for CrossFit

    Science For Fitness
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    I wrote an in-depth article for the CrossFit Solace blog covering CrossFit programming, with specific emphasis on how I create programming for CrossFit classes in the context of the other classes we offer at Solace (e.g., Gymnastics, Strength, Weightlifting, Mobility, etc.). You can read the full article HERE.
  • Joining the Hylete Train Team

    Science For Fitness
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:32 pm
      I have added a “Gear” section to my Product Recommendations Page and the first addition is the clothing company Hylete. Hylete was founded on three principles: 1) Train to push yourself both physically and mentally, 2) Compete so as to improve yourself, as well as those around you and 3) Live to be healthy in mind, body, and soul. I couldn’t agree more. Even better is that they make great products. It took me a while to find a company whose clothing line I felt comfortable training in, but better late than never. I am also happy to report that I am officially part of the…
  • Book Review – Lean Habits

    Science For Fitness
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    I was sent a free copy of the book Lean Habits by Georgie Fear. Georgie is a registered dietician and professional nutrition coach who co-founded www.onebyonenutrition.com. Georgie has a lot of experience working with clients, helping them achieve their weight loss goals and this book is a road-map to undertaking the challenge yourself. Who The Book Is For: This book is targeted towards individuals that want to eat healthier and/or lose weight, but are struggling with the processes necessary for those changes. Very often people are eating the wrong foods, eating the wrong quantity of foods,…
  • Paleo Challenge Seminar at CrossFit Solace

    Science For Fitness
    28 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Last Thursday I kicked off the CrossFit Solace 2015 “Prelude to Summer” Paleo Challenge with a mini talk on the Paleo diet. It was about 30 minutes and I briefly went over the history of the Paleo diet along with why certain items are excluded (diary, grains, legumes, sugar). Where possible, I presented the science that addressed these aspects of exclusion. In the future, I plan to put together a full, more comprehensive talk on the diet. In the meantime, you can check out a clip from my talk by watching the instagram video below:   Coach/Dr. Hayden @scienceforfitness laying…
  • Artificial Sweeteners Can Promote Glucose Intolerance

    Science For Fitness
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    The movement away from sugar and towards non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS), began over a century ago after recognizing that 1) large amounts of calories could lead to obesity and likely a variety of other health problems, and 2) that large amounts of sugar adversely affected hormone levels (in particular insulin), which could also lead to obesity and a variety of other health problems. Thus, consumers looked to NAS as a way to continue to eat sweet foods and beverages while protecting their health. However, research is beginning to indicate that NAS may not be as harmless as we had…
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    SoulBeet

  • Meatless Monday: Fun-Guy Pizza

    SoulBeet
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    Fun-guy, fungi, see what I did there? Another week, another Monday. Unlike last week’s post, this one requires a little heat.  If you are lucky enough to own an outdoor grill, you could totally use it.  Me? I used a stainless steel skillet and my broiler.  So, it’s a pan pizza (NOT Chicago-style pan pizza,... Read More » The post Meatless Monday: Fun-Guy Pizza appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Meatless Monday: Vegan Taco Meat with Walnuts + Sun Dried Tomatoes

    SoulBeet
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    It’s Meatless Monday, yo!  Now that summer is officially here, I ready to fully embrace meals that require no cooking, baking, roasting etc.  When it’s 95 degrees outside, the last thing I want to do is introduce additional heat into my home.  With farmer’s markets in full swing, it is easy to get ingredients at their... Read More » The post Meatless Monday: Vegan Taco Meat with Walnuts + Sun Dried Tomatoes appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Creamy Curried Zucchini Soup

    SoulBeet
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Curried Zucchini Soup  You’ve just come home from  a long day at work/school/hustling and really don’t want to spend time in the kitchen. You’ve got some Game of Thrones to catch up on and pizza or Chinese take out are calling your name… but wait!  What if there was something that took little to no time... Read More » The post Creamy Curried Zucchini Soup appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Diet Rules for Spring

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

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

  • Pizza Hut BBQ Wing Sauce for Baked Boneless Wings (3 oz) Nutrition Facts

    admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    Pizza Hut BBQ Wing Sauce for Baked Boneless Wings (3 oz) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgPizza Hut BBQ Wing Sauce for Baked Boneless Wings (3 oz) Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Pizza Hut BBQ Wing Sauce for Baked Boneless Wings (3 oz) Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition-Data.org.
  • Pizza Hut Buffalo Wing Sauce for Baked Boneless Wings (3 oz) Nutrition Facts

    admin
    4 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
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  • Pizza Hut Marinara Dipping Sauce (3 oz) Nutrition Facts

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    4 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
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  • Pizza Hut Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce (1.5 oz) Nutrition Facts

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    4 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
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  • Pizza Hut Ranch Dipping Sauce (1.5 oz) Nutrition Facts

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    4 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
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  • Supplement Series: The Definitive Guide To Creatine

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Every Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at info@thepaleofix.com, or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages.  This is going to be a newer format of the TPF How To posts – the Supplement Series. I’m going to be tackling common supplements, breaking down the safety, how to use them, what they’re for, when to use them and if they’re…
  • Heirloom Tomato Paleo Caprese Salad

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:17 pm
    It is officially summer, and that means it is officially tomato season! Heirloom tomatoes are the best of the bunch, and if you’re lucky to find a farmer’s market in your area that has some locally grown heirloom tomatoes, you are in for a treat. Most farmer’s markets here in the Bay Area sell heirloom tomatoes for around $2-3/lb, which is quite the bargain. Not only do heirloom tomatoes pack way more flavor, but they are closer the wild variety of tomatoes humans ate in the past, and are filled with many more nutrients. Heirloom tomatoes blow traditional roma or…
  • How To Fix Late Night Hunger Cravings

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:36 am
    Every Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at info@thepaleofix.com, or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. One of the biggest problems patients of mine have when we work with their nutrition is incessant night time food cravings. The good news is if you’re looking how to fix late night hunger cravings, it is usually a very easy solution. In my opinion,…
  • How To Cook The Perfect Egg

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:25 am
    Every Tuesday I will be posting new articles and guides on how to accomplish a task that will help you cook, prep, feel, look, perform and live better. Check out the archives of How To posts here.  If you have any suggestions for posts, email them to me at info@thepaleofix.com, or comment on the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages. Welcome back to another How To Tuesday. This Tuesday we are going to tackle a hot issue that has been blowing up my Instagram and that is: how to cook the perfect egg. Surprisingly, this is an extremely simple task that requires a secret ingredient –…
  • Review: Beaver Bites Paleo Protein Bar

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Do you like reviews of paleo products, books, or services? Awesome! So do I. That’s why I write them and post them here on The Paleo Fix. Check out our Reviews section for more. Do you have a product you want to be reviewed or would like to see reviewed? Email me at info@thepaleofix.com or reach out on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for reading! I have written a few times about my disdain for most bars when you’re living a life trying to get some wholesome nutrition. They are too full of sugar, and only sugar. Eating basically straight up dates…
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    DIET vs DISEASE

  • Today’s Most Overrated Health Foods: 19 Nutrition Experts Weigh In

    Joe
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Are we getting a little carried away with health foods? 11 million results for the search term “superfoods” would suggest so. Sure, in theory coconut oil could help treat dementia. The right probiotics may help assist with weight loss. But most new health foods are seriously oversold. In fact, even many household foods long considered healthy are now coming into question. To be honest, it can all be quite confusing. So what foods do not deserve their health halo? To get a clearer picture, I asked 19 nutrition experts this one question: What is the most overrated health (or…
  • 9 Early Signs of Diabetes: The Symptoms In Adults and Children

    Joe
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Diabetes is sneaky. The early symptoms can go unnoticed for months or years. In fact, 1 in 3 people with type 2 diabetes don’t know they have it. 1 in 3. Most actually do experience the early signs but don’t realise or understand what they are. Early detection and treatment can have a profound impact on your long-term health. A 3-year delay in diagnosis increases your relative risk of heart disease by 29% (1). Therefore by knowing what to look for, you can take control of the situation before it takes control of you. Featured Download: 7 natural foods scientifically shown to help lower…
  • MTHFR Mutation, Symptoms and Diet: What You Need to Know

    Joe
    31 May 2015 | 3:34 am
    All humans have the same set of genes. Our differences come from the tiny variations in those genes. Those variations influence not only in how you look or behave different to others… But in how your body reacts differently to external factors. Especially how it reacts to the foods you eat. For example, some have great difficulty metabolising caffeine. For others, it could be alcohol (1, 2). Then there are the people who have zero issues with either. This is because we all have certain genetic variations or “defects” that can influence how we metabolise certain nutrients. One of…
  • [Infographic] Top 6 Foods To Avoid When Pregnant

    Joe
    22 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Research continues to show that most women do not receive proper nutrition education during pregnancy. That is despite the fact that eating the wrong things, and in the wrong amounts, can be particularly dangerous for the unborn child. This infographic looks at the top 6 foods that a mother-to-be should be avoiding, as shown by the current evidence. Copy below to embed the infographic into your website <img src=http://www.dietvsdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/What-Cant-You-Eat-When-Pregnant-Infographic-3-01.jpg width=500 height=3634 /><br>View the original article: <a…
  • Can Diabetics Eat Honey? The Research Will Surprise You

    Joe
    18 May 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Honey is an all-natural food nicknamed Nature’s Sweetener. Humans have likely been eating it for tens, if not hundreds of thousands of years. And not only for its sweet flavour, but for its medicinal properties too. Sounds like something we should be eating more of right? Yet when you break it right down, honey is essentially sugar. We know that a high sugar diet is bad for you, which is why many consider honey unhealthy. So is honey good for us or not? Perhaps more importantly… Can diabetics eat honey? What You’ll Learn: Nutritional comparison between honey and sugar…
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  • Melatonin, Sleep Enhancement, And ADHD

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    4 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Melatonin, Sleep Enhancement, And ADHD Submitted by: Anthony Kane, MD Overview Melatonin is a natural hormone, which is produced and secreted by the pineal gland. Melatonin plays an important role in the regulation of many hormones in the body. Among its key roles, melatonin controls the body's circadian rhythm, an internal 24-hour time-keeping system that controls when we fall asleep and when we wake up. Melatonin is also a very powerful antioxidant. In one study, melatonin was 60 times more effective than Vitamin C or water-soluble Vitamin E in protecting DNA from damage. Preliminary…
  • Core Flexibility Training Improves Golf Swing Power And Distance

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    3 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Core Flexibility Training Improves Golf Swing Power And Distance Submitted by: Mike Pedersen Core flexibility training is critical if you want to improve your golf swing power and driving distance. Your core is the engine to your swing. If your core is inflexible you will not be able to make a full backswing with minimal tension. Picture your core being the middle of your body. That’s as simple as you can get it. It is mainly your abdominals, but can also include glutes and lower back. This area of your body is the most susceptible to injury. That’s why the...
  • Top Tips To Treat And Prevent Splinters

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    2 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Top Tips To Treat And Prevent Splinters Submitted by: Raymond Geok Seng Lee Isn’t it amazing how much pain something as tiny as a splinter can cause? That shard of wood or even glass or metal slips under your skin so stealthily. Then once it is in place, it raises such a ruckus that it feels like a major would instead of just a misplaced silver. What makes splinters so frustrating is that they are seldom easy to get at. They tend to go just far enough beneath the surface of your skin that you have to do some digging...
  • Swimming Pool Safety Tips

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    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Swimming Pool Safety Tips Submitted by: B Evans Adult Supervision is Mandatory For Pool Safety In summer, we enjoy sunshine and swimming pool fun. The swimming pool is very attractive to our kids at all times of year. Please have an adult designated to maintain constant visual contact with children in the pool, spa, or hot tub environment. Never take your eyes off a child when he or he is in or near any body of water, not even for a second. Installing a fence or other barrier is important, but do not rely solely on barriers, such as fences...
  • Ask the Warrior Dentist: Is There an Alternative to Gum Surgery?

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    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ask the Warrior Dentist: Is There an Alternative to Gum Surgery? Submitted by: Dr. Susan Wells Gum surgery is often recommended by a dentist and required in situations where the patient experiences serious infection of the gums. The process to remedy gum disease is critically important, because gum disease is a significant risk to dental health. When the gums are not healthy it threatens to undermine the health of the teeth. Gum disease can also spread back away from the teeth into the jaw and other areas that are in the vicinity of the gums, and if that happens it...
 
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  • Whole-Wheat Vegan Crepes

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    These healthy vegan crepes are super easy to make (even the flipping is a piece of cake) and work as a great base for whatever fillings or toppings you like best, both sweet and savory. They have a much fuller, nuttier flavor than the regular crepes too. Whipping up vegan crepes that would be healthy at the same time proved to be quite the challenge. Once you get the batter to taste half decent, the attempt at flipping turns the crepe attempt into a messy ball of partially burned, partially uncooked dough.Sorry trashcan, I know you’re full already but this batch sucked as bad as the one…
  • How To Prep Smoothie Ingredients And Save Yourself Tons of Time And Money

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    I guess it’s no news that the best way to save money on healthy food is buying in bulk. This strategy works great with nuts, seeds, grains, dried fruit and so on, but how about perishable stuff like fruits and veggies?I’ve been wondering about that especially because of my undying love to green smoothies. I mean, how do you drink up all the huge amounts of greens and fruits before they go bad?These thoughts were inspired by yet another half of my pound of spinach having to be tossed. Again. And as you might already know, I hate throwing away food.As I was mourning over my moldy spinach,…
  • Quinoa Pilaf

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:56 am
    This flavorful quinoa pilaf makes a delicious light entrée or a creative side. It tastes great both hot and cold and goes perfectly with the rest of your BBQ menu. Or any other menu for that matter.BBQ time! It’s funny how even the slightest glimpse of nice weather makes me want to light up the grill and put on a bunch of veggie burgers. Too bad our only outside space is a tiny balcony that could accommodate a half of said grill at the most. And I doubt the smoke detectors would be overly happy about a grill inside our kitchen.Anyhow, the oven grill works decently well too and has the…
  • Healthy Raffaello

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    Raffaello inspired bites made of wholesome, natural ingredients will get you hooked before you can say coconut. The almonds wrapped in soft, creamy and sweet coconut “dough” are crazy addictive.These fragrant coconut bonbons were inspired by one of my favorite confections: the oh so unhealthy, yet irresistible Raffaello. I’ve been craving these like crazy this past month but the idea of all the refined sugar and cholesterol was not appealing in the slightest.Eventhough they had them diabolically placed right next to the cash desk at my regular grocery store and I swear these coconut…
  • Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Plant-Powered Families

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Instead of the usual recipe, I’m super excited to talk about Dreena Burton’s amazing new cookbook today: Plant-Powered Families! And I promise you won’t mind the change one bit. Hint: You can win a copy of your own!If you’ve never heard of Dreena (in which case you have been missing out BIG time), let me introduce her really quick. Dreena Burton is a bestselling cookbook author (this one is her fifth already!) passionate cook and a mother of three who has been living plant-based for more than two decades. She has incredible talent for whipping up creative, healthy…
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  • 10 Best Yoga Pants for Practicing (Or Not Practicing) Yoga

    Adam Trainor
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    Remember when everyone wasn’t wearing yoga pants? I know me neither. The popularity of yoga pants has risen crazily in the past few years, with sales jumping almost 50% in 2013. Everyone is wearing yoga pants, even the people that aren’t doing yoga. More than once they’ve been referred to as “the new jeans” with sales of trusty denim falling in 2014 for the first time in decades. There’s no doubt that yoga pants are hot. People are finding just how comfy, versatile, and cute a lot of them really are, something that’s making sales continue to rise and have many looking for the…
  • Apple Cider Vinegar Health Uses

    Jen Keehn
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Known by some as “nature’s perfect health food,” apple cider vinegar is nothing less than amazing, and every person that cares about taking care of their health naturally should have a bottle on stock at all times. Vinegar has literally been used for centuries for cooking and cleaning, but did you also know that it has been used for over 12,000 years to treat various health issues? Apple Cider Vinegar for Good Health Traditionally when used in folk remedies, apple cider vinegar was good for things like getting rid of the hiccups, treating an upset stomach, or helping with symptoms…
  • Medicine Cabinet Makeover: Natural Solutions for Minor Aches and Pains (And Much, Much More)

    Jen Keehn
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Creating a healthy home and living a natural lifestyle goes beyond eating wholesome foods, using non-toxic cleaning products, and recycling everything you can. Have you looked in your medicine cabinet lately? Chances are it’s stocked full of different things that aren’t exactly the most natural. From chemically-laden toothpaste full of nasty fluoride to bottles of over the counter and prescription medications, our medicine cabinets seem to see the most neglect when it comes to taking care of ourselves naturally. By now, we all know that nature really can offer everything we need to heal…
  • How Your Workouts Can Help (and Hurt) Your Sex Life

    Jen Keehn
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    Exercise and working out is good for a lot of things, your sex life included. Too much working out, on the other hand, could actually do more harm than good. Here we uncover the reasons why your workouts can both increase the quality of sex you experience and decrease your desire to get it on. Why Working Out is Great for Your Sex Life Working out and getting in regular exercise definitely does something for the way you feel about yourself. Losing weight, toning up, and improving your health are all great reasons to stay motivated to work out. In case you needed one more, you can add…
  • 14 Tips for Using Less Plastic

    Jen Keehn
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Take a minute to think about the sheer amount of plastic you use every single day. We’re not just talking to plastic bags you get at the grocery store when you forget your reusable bags, but the plastic that is ever-present in so many facets of our reality. Some common items we use every day that are made of plastic include: Soda Bottles Juice and Tea Bottles Nut-Butter Jars Plastic Lids Milk Jugs Plastic Wrap Straws Food Packaging Grocery Bags Shower Curtains Computers Personal Care Product Packaging How Much Plastic Do We Really Use? Even though plastic has only been around since the late…
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    The Nutrition Breakthroughs Blog

  • Five Fruit and Vegetable Colors that Boost Health

    Jobee Knight
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Greetings to you, I’ve included an interesting color chart below about the many benefits of plant nutrients, also known as phytonutrients.  These are the special fruit and vegetable colors that are the source of their power to improve and boost our health. Regarding red colored fruits, a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the pomegranate reduces cholesterol and improves heart health. Greens strengthen the eyes and support the bones. According to the University of Illinois, broccoli supports bones with its high content of vitamin K and calcium. Carrots,…
  • Restless Leg Syndrome Remedies, Magnesium, and Sleep Minerals

    Jobee Knight
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a form of insomnia characterized by an overwhelming urge to move the legs when they are at rest, especially during sleep. Recent research studies have found that people with restless leg syndrome are deficient in the mineral magnesium. Those who have restless leg syndrome experience unpleasant sensations in the legs described as creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling or painful. People with RLS often experience chronic insomnia and sleeplessness due to the strong urge to walk or do other activities to relieve the sensations in their legs at night. In one study…
  • 25% of U.S. taking Sleep Drugs, Natural Insomnia Remedies Needed

    Jobee Knight
    30 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    Sleeplessness is a big problem in America. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia at least a few nights weekly. Additionally, in a recent NSF poll they found that as many as 25 percent of the people in the U.S. use medications in an effort to combat insomnia and get some sleep. The use of prescription sleeping drugs, such as Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata, has been steadily increasing. Global sales for all sleeping pills, called hypnotics, will top $5 billion in the next several years. Most sleeping pills, especially when taken…
  • Nutrition Breakthroughs: Study on Fibromyalgia Calcium Deficiency

    Jobee Knight
    27 May 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Fibromyalgia (pronounced fy-bro-my-AL-ja), is a condition that affects five to six million Americans. Eighty to ninety percent of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women and most people are diagnosed during middle age. Fibromyalgia presents itself as widespread chronic pain, multiple tender points in joints and muscles, sleep disturbances and insomnia, extreme fatigue, stress, anxiety, and an interference with basic daily activities. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, a leading chiropractic and nutritional journal, published a study titled “Hair calcium and…
  • Info Chart: Better Sleep in 24 Hours – Remedy Insomnia

    Jobee Knight
    25 May 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Greetings to you, It’s Jobee Knight from Nutrition Breakthroughs.  I’ve included a beneficial chart for you below on how to get better sleep in 24 hours.  This chart is full of great tips, many of which are supported by research studies. For example, studies at the University of Arizona have found that walking more than six blocks a day at a normal pace significantly improves sleep at night. Regarding the benefits of taking calcium at bed time, one study published in the European Neurology Journal discovered that the normal course of sleep is restored following the normalization…
 
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    Matcha Green Tea Advice, Recipes and Facts | Matcha HQ

  • Green Tea Enhances MRI Scans

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    24 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    In a study published earlier this year, scientists from the University of Cologne have explained how they have enhanced MRI scans of malignant tumours in mice by attaching compounds extracted from green tea. What is an MRI scan? MRI stands for Magnetic resonance imaging. An MRI is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. It is painless and safe because MRI scans do not involve exposing the body to X-ray radiation. This means people who may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of radiation, such as pregnant women…
  • Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Recipe

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    Why not try something different! Throw away your supermarket frozen cheesecakes and try this simple Match green tea cheesecake recipe for that added wow factor when entertaining. Green Tea Cheesecake Ingredients 200g Crushed Digestive Biscuit 75g Unsalted Butter 2 Large Eggs 600g Ricotta Cheese 225g Cream Cheese 200g Sugar 2 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 tbsp Matcha Powder   Instructions Preheat your oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Melt the butter and then add in the crushed digestive biscuit and 1 tbsp of Matcha Powder. Spread base mixture into a greased cake tin, cover and refrigerate…
  • Benefits of Drinking Matcha Green Tea Infographic

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    26 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
  • Drinking Green Tea Before Bed

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    Drinking a cup of green tea before turning in for the night could be an easy boost to your weight loss goals. Much like slow burning proteins such as calcium caseinate, drinking green tea before bed can help you burn calories whilst you sleep and prevent weight gain. But the benefits of drinking green tea before bed don’t stop there. Sleeping Hormones There is a link between a lack of sleep and weight loss/gain 1. Basically not getting enough good quality shut eye effects your metabolism in a negative way. Most of us will recognise that we need around 7-8 hrs of good sleep per night, but…
  • How much green tea should you drink to lose weight?

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Incorporating green tea into your diet has many benefits but at this time of the year many people will be making the change for health benefits. Some people will want to detox – to feel less groggy, but most will be looking to take advantage of green tea’s weight loss benefits. The question is how much green tea do you need to drink to lose weight? How does it work? Green tea helps you lose weight in a number of ways all of which centre around green tea’s catechin content. The catechins found in green tea have thermogenic properties and promote fat oxidation. The bi product of this is…
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  • 15 food prep hacks: cheat sheet to quick healthy meals

    Marijana Nenadic
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:09 am
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits HubDespite growing health awareness, diet-related diseases are increasing. One of the greatest obstacles to eating healthy is the time needed for food preparation and the convenience of fast food.The question is how can we improve our diet by making tasty quick healthy meals more convenient and less time consuming to prepare? People who spend more time preparing their meals are making healthier food choices, says a study led by Dr. Monsivais. The study states that spending less than one hour a day preparing food is associated with more money spent on…
  • Why cooking with olive oil is better than using refined oils

    Marijana Nenadic
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:33 pm
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits HubOlive oil is marketed as one of the healthiest cooking oils that can be used in our diet.Extra virgin, virgin and pomace - the choice of olive oils in supermarket shelves is overwhelming but consumers are often confused with various names and grades and choose based on price and design instead of quality. I'll try  to demystify basic questions that come up frequently:1. What is the difference between virgin and refined oils? 2. What are all these different categories - grades of olive oil? 3. How does olive oil affect your health?What's the…
  • Healthy nuts in your diet: Almonds, Hazelnuts, Cashews

    Aleksandar Mirjanic
    3 Jun 2015 | 2:53 am
    ByAleksandar Mirjanic from Healthy Habits HubWhether you want to lose weight, prevent cardiovascular disease or just lead a healthy lifestyle, you will always be advised by health care specialists or nutritionists to introduce nuts to your diet. Nuts have many health benefits - packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals. Discover how almonds, hazelnuts and cashews can benefit your health.Nuts - a very special fruit There are two definitions of nuts: the botanical and the common one. Strictly botanically speaking nuts are fruits with a seed and a hard shell, that…
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    Excellent Dieting

  • 10 Foods You Should Never Eat And Why (Avoid Them at All Costs)

    A. Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, said food should be your medicine. If you’re trying to improve your health, chances are you’ve already added healthy foods to your diet, like fruits and vegetables, and taken out a few not-so-healthy items, like pizza and cheesecake. But perhaps you’re still not seeing the results you’d like to or you’re feeling frustrated with the lifestyle shift. Shopping for healthy foods these days can be challenging because labels are misleading. “Natural” foods are still packed full of preservatives and…
  • Is Microwave Popcorn Bad for You? The Shocking Truth

    A. Johnson
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Whose heart doesn’t melt at the thought of a bucket full of buttery movie-theater popcorn? Maybe you share your bucket. Maybe you don’t. But if you’re of a certain age, you probably remember when microwave popcorn first became a grocery store staple and changed the way people snack. Given such fond memories, you may be alarmed at the frequency of articles published under headlines screaming: Is microwave popcorn bad for you? Our suggestion is to gird your loins and channel Jack Nicholson in the film “A Few Good Men” when he screamed: “You want the truth? You can’t take…
  • Top 10 Scientific Reasons to Stay Away From Sugar

    A. Johnson
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:47 am
    Since the year 1970, the sugar consumption of the average person in the United States has increased to twice the amount of sugar recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to statistics compiled by the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists. The food industry is under no obligation to tell you about the sugar that is added to virtually every product, including staples like bread. There is too much sugar in the food that we eat already, and seeking it out is just asking for trouble. Although this is far from a full list, here are the top 10…
  • 26 Foods That Aren’t Quite as Healthy as You Thought

    A. Johnson
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:40 am
    Healthy eating is a hot topic. Buzz words are everywhere – super foods, clean eating, antioxidants, whole grain, natural and organic – to name a few. Not to mention the latest diet rage – paleo, raw food, acai berry, gluten-free, etc. And while most people really do want to eat healthier, it can be confusing to understand what “healthy” really means. “Healthy” Foods That Aren’t Food manufacturers know you want to eat well (at least most of the time), so they go to great lengths to make their food appear healthier than it really is. Tricky labeling, creative processing…
  • 19 Health Benefits of Pomegranate Seeds (No. 12 is Best)

    A. Johnson
    23 May 2015 | 8:13 am
    The pomegranate is a juicy, sweet fruit that is extremely rich in nutrients which makes it very popular around the world.(1) The fruit has an outside skin that is very leathery texture and may be orange-yellow, red or purple. It is only the seeds that are edible and they are found inside this large, hexagonal-shaped fruit. An average pomegranate contains about 600 seeds that are surrounded by white pith. (2) Increasing numbers of scientific studies are proving what it many cultures have known for centuries: pomegranates are really a wonder fruit. For anyone who doesn’t regularly eat…
 
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  • How to Eat Healthy on The Go: Becoming a Snack Master

    Emil Shour
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:30 pm
    How to Eat Healthy on The Go: Becoming a Snack Master Whether you’re at an amusement park, the airport, taking a road trip or grabbing a snack from a vending machine, you don’t have to settle for junk food. In fact, it’s getting easier and easier to find quality healthful food in the most unlikely places.  Here are a couple easy and important tips on how to eat healthy on the go. When choosing snacks: Try to keep it at around 200 calories   Choose something that has a rounded mix of protein, healthful fat and fiber, such as nuts, a fruit and nut bar or a piece of fruit with a…
  • 9 Signs Your Employee Engagement Program Isn’t Working [Infographic]

    Emil Shour
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    9 Signs Your Employee Engagement Program Isn’t Working [Infographic] Employee engagement has taken center stage in keeping your team motivated and productive. So it’s likely that your company has implemented some type of employee engagement program to make your individuals feel valued and driven by their work.  But how can you tell if engagement has actually increased at your organization? This infographic will show you the 9 most undeniable signs that your employee engagement program isn’t working.    Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Please…
  • 8 Heart Healthy Office Snacks to Stash at Your Desk

    Rebecca Levin
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:25 pm
    8 Heart Healthy Office Snacks to Stash at Your Desk Let’s face facts: when you think snacking at the office, you don’t think of the healthiest of foods. Fatty potato chips, fries, and maybe even a candy bar may come to mind when you consider that simple, five letter word. Not exactly healthy office snacks material. The sad truth is, though, that those snacks lead to health problems down the road, especially when it comes to a healthy heart. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, depending on what you eat, snacking could actually improve your overall health.
  • How to Revive Your Corporate Wellness Program in 30 Days or Less

    Jeff Murphy
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:31 pm
    How to Revive Your Corporate Wellness Program in 30 Days or Less Why Corporate Wellness Programs Fail – And What You Can Do to Make Yours A Success in The Next Four Weeks The benefits of an effective corporate wellness program for both employers and employees are well established. A well-executed wellness program will result in healthier, happier, and more engaged employees, raising productivity, job satisfaction, and retention, and lowering absenteeism and health care costs. In fact, when done right, investing in corporate wellness will actually save your business money in the…
  • 6 Superhero Secrets to Boost Productivity in the Workplace

    Julie Neumark
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:11 pm
    6 Superhero Secrets to Boost Productivity in the Workplace Photo belongs to JD Hancock via Flickr’s Creative Commons License If you could choose one super power to have, what would it be? To fly? The ability to turn invisible? Leap tall buildings in a single bound? While all of these sound like awesome super power options, we’re willing to bet that most CEOs and managers would probably choose the ability to maximize productivity in the workplace as their super power of choice. In a recent study of 2,500 organizations in 90 countries, conducted by Deloitte Global Human…
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Prenatal DHA: It’s Just as Important as Your Prenatal Vitamin

    Jessa Nowak
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:46 pm
    This article provides the opportunity to win Nordic Natural’s Prenatal DHA! (Scroll to the bottom for details.) What Every Mom Needs to Know About DHA One of the most important reasons to take a multivitamin early in pregnancy is to ensure adequate intake of folic acid. In 1996, the FDA felt it was so important, that they stepped in and required most grains to be fortified with the vitamin (among others). Now, most breakfast cereals contain the full amount of folate needed in a single serving. (1) Not to undermine the importance of the prenatal vitamin (as it is…
  • How to Cook Chicken Breast Better Than The Rest: A Step By Step Image Tutorial

    Jessa Nowak
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The Best Way to Cook Chicken Breast There is beauty in simplicity. A perfectly cooked chicken breast can top a good salad and make it great. It can stand alone on the plate, leaving you wanting more. Used as the base of another recipe, better chicken means a better dish. Cooking perfect chicken may seem easy but it’s deceivingly difficult…if you aren’t using the right method.  Chicken breast that is perfectly cooked has a beautiful brown crust, is seasoned perfectly, and has a juicy, tender middle. Can you say all that about your chicken? If not, you may wish to…
  • Creamy Cucumber Onion Salad

    Jessa Nowak
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    This cucumber onion salad brings back many memories of eating at Nana and Papa’s house. With a little alteration, Nana’s classic recipe now has 1/3 of the calories. Make a tradition in your house with this super simple, yet entirely satisfying salad. And you can enjoy it for just 150 calories.   Only having 4 main ingredients, this salad can be whipped up in no time at all. It’s great for weeknights that call for a quick meal, yet scrumptious enough to serve at a party. Thinly sliced cucumbers and white onions play the main roles in this re-done classic. The post Creamy…
  • Ditch the Sippy Cup & Bottle: 3 Real Health Reasons to Follow Through

    Jessa Nowak
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    I never thought twice about kids walking around with bottles, until I had my own. The unfortunate thing about this habit is that it can result in real health consequences. Teaching your baby to drink from an open cup early on will allow for an easy transition when she grows. Unbeknownst to many, due to the strong marketing influence from sippy cup companies, babies don’t need to go through cup “stages” to finally reach the ultimate open cup. Your 6 month old can master drinking from a small baby cup in a matter of days.  Begin as you mean to go. What…
  • Quinoa Tabbouleh

    Jessa Nowak
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    This vibrant main meal salad pairs perfectly with some hummus and cucumbers. Pour yourself a glass of wine and you’ve got the ideal meal for a hot summer night. Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe I love tabbouleh, but I’m not a huge fan of couscous. Couscous doesn’t offer too much when it comes to nutrition. It’s basically a pasta. So why not amp up the nutritional value without sacrificing flavor or texture? Swapping couscous for quinoa provides more than double the fiber, more protein, significantly more iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium. It also possesses a…
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    IFIC Foundation News

  • IFIC Foundation Participates in U.S. Presidential Delegation, Headed by USDA Secretary Vilsack, to Expo Milano 2015

    Food Insight
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    (Washington, D.C.) — Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president of nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been named by President Barack Obama as part of a Presidential Delegation to “United States National Day” at the Milan Expo 2015 on July 4, 2015. The delegation is being led by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack. Members of the delegation include:
  • Do Summer Drinks Have to Be a Catch-22?

    Melissa Joy Dobbins
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a few things I’ve been eagerly anticipating. My dreams of warmer weather, outdoor activities and summertime celebrations have come true.
  • 3 Things You Need to Know about the Latest Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Claims

    Kris Sollid
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    The latest headlines could definitely make us panic about having the occasional soda. Because we recently dove into both junk science sins and how studies can get distorted in press releases, we knew we had to dig into the original research.
  • Women’s World Cup (Nutrition) Flashback: Julie Foudy on Nutrition

    Liz Caselli-Mechael
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    Sixteen years ago, I curled up on the couch with my father and grandfather. We cheered and cheered as Julie Foudy captained the US women’s team to the championship. Now, she’s championing smart nutrition! Her latest interview highlighted the importance of carbs, electrolytes, and sugar for intensity and endurance in sports. Here are a few of our faves:
  • Find a Sweet Option, Even for People with Diabetes [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Food Insight
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    You can balance diabetes and a sweet tooth. Find out how low-calorie sweeteners can be a helpful tool: Learn more:
 
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