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    Nutrition Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • Cancer prevention efforts in the US a mixed bag

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    While there has been substantial progress in some cancer control efforts in the past several decades, like reductions in smoking and increased utilization of cancer screening, progress in some areas is lagging in the United States, according to a new report.
  • New clues to why poor nutrition in the womb leads to obesity later in life

    31 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Babies receiving poor nutrition in the womb tend to be smaller at birth, which has been linked to the development of obesity and other health problems later in life. Researchers continue to discover other consequences related to undernutrition during pregnancy. A new study examines how poor fetal nutrition affects protein expression in the fat tissue of adult rats, revealing key differences between males and females.
  • Kids allowed to 'sip' alcohol may start drinking earlier

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    Children who get a taste of their parents' wine now and then may be more likely than their peers to start drinking by high school, according to a new report. The findings are based on 561 Rhode Island middle school students who were surveyed periodically over three years. At the beginning of sixth grade (around age 11), almost 30 percent of students said they'd ever sipped alcohol. In most cases, their parents provided it--often at a party or other special occasion.
  • Pesticides in fruit and vegetables linked to semen quality

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    The first study to investigate the relationship between eating fruit and vegetables containing pesticide residues and the quality of men's semen has shown a link with lower sperm counts and percentages of normally-formed sperm.
  • Marketing of energy drinks placed on TV channels that appeal to teens

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Though the Academy of Pediatrics advises against the consumption of energy drinks by teens, research finds that manufacturers market the bulk of their products on TV channels that likely appeal to teens.
 
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  • Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

    1 Apr 2015 | 12:10 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.
  • Japan's Takeda offers $2.2 bn to settle US drug lawsuits: report

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Japan's top drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical has offered $2.2 billion to settle US claims linked to its diabetes drug Actos, in what would be one of the biggest US payouts over patient lawsuits, a report said Wednesday.
  • Web searches may predict disease risk among populations

    31 Mar 2015 | 5:34 pm
    By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – - Internet search data might someday help estimate the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like stroke, heart disease or cancer, a new study suggests. Web searches are often linked with behavior, said Svetha Venkatesh, one of the study’s co-authors. For example, a trip to the gym may be predicted by a search for the gym’s hours, said Venkatesh, who directs the Center for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. Or an order for food delivery might be predicted by a search for a food delivery company,…
  • Alabama lawmaker drops bid to repeal law named for his dead patient

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker said on Tuesday he was abandoning his push to overturn a law requiring insurers to pay for post-pregnancy hospital stays that was inspired by and named after a former patient of his who died days after giving birth. "Rose's Law," named after Rose Church, a 36-year-old nurse who died of a heart attack 10 days after the birth of her daughter in 1998, requires insurers in Alabama to cover post-pregnancy hospital stays up to 48 hours. Enacted in 1999, it was championed by her widower, Gene Church, who said she was discharged too quickly and without proper tests.
  • Lufthansa flight school knew of crash pilot's depression

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    By Victoria Bryan BERLIN (Reuters) - The German pilot who crashed a plane in the French Alps last week, killing 150 people, told officials at a Lufthansa training school in 2009 that he had gone through a period of severe depression, the airline said on Tuesday. The statement is potentially damaging for the airline and its CEO Carsten Spohr, who told reporters last week that the carrier knew of no reason why 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz might deliberately crash a plane. The fact that Lufthansa officials were aware that Lubitz suffered from depression raises questions about its screening process…
 
 
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  • Phoning it in

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

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

    Shauna
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    Another month, another snowy jaunt down the A9… I was also back in London to hang out with some our lovely Up & Running Alumni members to celebrate the book coming out, including a DIY 5K that began in front of Buckingham Palace (Rhi and I had planned the route at Christmas). Julia left Jennie and I in charge of her son Evan for a couple of hours. First act of child minding: “Climb up on that lion, kid!” Now here’s the Neighbour Cat photo of the month. I like to think she was dreaming of being a dancer in the Thriller video… There were glimmers of…
  • 10 years a sham

    Shauna
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    It’s ten years today since Gareth and I got married in Las Vegas. So much has changed. Back then we had to take selfies with our ARMS. No selfie sticks, kids. Times were tough. One of the reasons I was excited to get hitched was because I was marrying into a Nokia 6230. This state of the art phone had a coloured screen and could take 640 x 480 pixel photos! And you could send photographs by email! I had the bright idea of “live blogging” the day via a convoluted process of sending pictures to my Flickr account, which in turn zapped them to the blog by way of a bunch of…
  • Up & Running March 5K winners

    Shauna
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    Thanks for all your four-legged giveaway comments! If you missed out but would like to join our only live 5K Course for 2015, you can use the code MARCH2015 at checkout for 20% off until the course starts on Monday 9 March. This discount can also be used on our other self-paced courses – 10K, Half Marathon and the Up & Moving walking course. Here are the lucky winners as decided by the Random Number Generator: Cazz - who loves mysterious wild wolves Desiree - adores an elephant Clementine - is an alpaca fan Meg J - is on Team Cat Nicole - loves orcas and also Brutus,…
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    Nourishing Thoughts

  • Breakfast makes a difference - some facts to consider

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    As we continue to celebrate national School Breakfast Week, I thought I would share these facts provided by SNA: FACT: Students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory. Research indicates the quality of foods children eat impacts cognition — with poor nutrition linked with absenteeism, hunger symptoms and psychosocial problems.* FACT: Students who eat school breakfast attend, on average, 1.5 more days of school per year and score 17.5% higher on standardized math tests.* FACT: Students who participate in school breakfast show improved attendance, behavior, standardized…
  • National School Breakfast Week Celebration Kick Off

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Happy March everyone! This is our best month of the year with so much focus on healthy eating. But let's start with this week's kick-off, National School Breakfast Week. This time always reminds me of my time as a child going to school and as a mom caring for my two children. When I was a child, my mom, a single working mother, was often gone by the time my sister and I got up for school. But despite her early departure, there was always a breakfast waiting for us in the kitchen. Sometimes, it was ham already browned and the eggs whipped, requiring us to just put it in the pan for some…
  • Starting a personal family journey to better health

    27 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    This is my final entry for now on my niece's battle with weight because changes will take time and it is a personal journey. I hope to report some positive news in a few months. But I wanted to share with you that we as a family with my niece. We did talk together about the family's journey to healthier habits. We did not make this about her weight although during the conversation, she said that some of the kids had called her "fat" and she wanted to lose weight. We talked about National Nutrition Month and how this was a time of the year that was a great opportunity for families all around…
  • Childhood obesity - a personal family matter

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    Just a quick follow up to my last blog. You might be wondering how it went with my sister. It was a sensitive subject but she admitted that she was also worrying about her weight. She shared with me that she had signed her up for soccer and was trying to find more active play for her to enjoy. Great start, I thought. It is important to get them moving because often, this accompanied with eating habit improvements can get them moving in the right direction. They are growing and that means that their body is burning a lot of calories naturally. She told me she does not have junk food in the…
  • Childhood obesity in my own backyard

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:14 am
    I was just at my aunt's 85th birthday and I noticed that my 11 year old niece did not want to eat most of the food on her dinner plate. We were at a Peruvian restaurant. Not surprising that kids can be a bit picky in their food choices especially as they become teens. But what I did not mention is that my niece is obese. Yes, she is one of the 12 million children in the United States who are obese. She is also Hispanic where data shows they have a higher percentage of obesity compared to non Hispanics. I had not seen her in awhile and was very surprised at how much weight she had put on. What…
 
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    Super Foods Blog

  • Men and Women are NOT created Equal when it comes to Weight Loss

    PureBody
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Men and women have to deal with different issues when it comes to many aspects of their body and weight loss is no exception. This is because the hormonal environment is different from man to woman. For starters testosterone and estrogen are dramatically different from man to woman and even more specific to weight loss […]
  • Spring Super Foods HALF-OFF Sale

    PureBody
    11 Mar 2012 | 2:39 pm
    I’ve got some good news, now through March 12 (Monday) I’m offering a 50% discount on my best selling Super Foods Book, plus some other goodies I think you’re really going to like. This package sells like hotcake’s every day for $29.00 …but for the next few days you can save 50% and get the […]
  • Important: Acai Berry Scam

    PureBody
    27 Mar 2011 | 10:38 pm
    This is going to make some very big players in the supplement industry furious with me but it needs to be said… All These Acai Berry Weight Loss Websites Are a SCAM! You’ll find these websites all over the internet. They claim you can lose as much as 30 pounds in 30 days by taking […]
  • 5 Super Foods To Change Your Life

    PureBody
    24 Jan 2011 | 6:41 pm
    Here’s a short video from the Today Show that talks about 5 little known super foods that you’ll want to check out
  • The power of Siberian root

    PureBody
    21 Dec 2008 | 7:05 pm
    Siberian root, a Chinese secret for thousands of years, has only just been discovered by the western world. Besides being used as an energy tonic it also has healing and stress-reducing powers. Siberian root can also be used to enhance memory and to keep flu and colds at bay. Siberian root is acquiring more and […]
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  • 7 Good Sources of Iron

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Iron is an important nutrient to maintain good health but one may be surprised by the number of people who can’t name food sources of this essential mineral. Studies have suggested that nearly 5% of the population may have iron deficiency or anemia, an alarming numbers as this mineral is required to transport oxygen through the blood and is essential for providing energy for daily life. In order to keep your iron up to good levels, we present you 7 great sources of iron. 1. Dark Green Vegetables Most dark green vegetables contain excellent amounts of iron. Collard greens, kale, spinach, and…
  • CoQ10 vs. Ubiquinol: What’s the Difference?

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Do you know the difference between CoQ10 and Ubiquinol? If you answered no, you are not alone. Many people ask themselves the very same question when shopping for supplements. So, to make things a little bit easier for you, here is a quick overview between CoQ10 vs. Ubiquinol: what’s the difference? CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is a fat-soluble nutrient produced naturally by our bodies. CoQ10 is concentrated in organs that are essential to the process of producing cellular energy such as the heart, liver, muscles and kidneys. CoQ10 is found inside the mitochondria where energy production occurs. It…
  • What’s New? Via Nature

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brad of personal care products to our customers: Via Nature. Via Nature combines cutting edge technology and the newest bioscience discoveries with natural ingredients to create products you and your loved ones can feel confident, safe, and beautiful using every day. The company understands what you feed your skin is as important as what you feed your body and your soul to create and maintain well-being. Via Nature is the union of the best that science and nature have to offer. The company is proud to pair advanced scientific expertise…
  • 3 Efficient Natural Energy Boosters

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    If you are constantly feeling tired and can’t seem to boost your energy levels, a few natural products might be just what you need. Guaraná, maca, and ginseng have been top-selling energy enhancers for many years as studies have shown that these herbal products are efficient in providing a boost in energy levels. So, let’s learn a little more about these 3 efficient natural energy boosters. Guaraná  Guaraná is originally from the Amazon region and its products are popular in Brazil and other South America countries. Loaded with caffeine, one seed of guaraná contains five times more…
  • 4 Allergy Formulas for Spring

    Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Usually around this time of year the sun is starting to shine, the flowers are beginning to bloom and allergy season is just mere weeks away. Don’t let fear of allergies and allergy season ruin the beautiful spring and summer weather. There are many alternative and natural ingredients to help relieve you of and prevent your allergy symptoms.  But don’t just try one ingredient, check out LuckyVitamin for many top rated and recommended allergy formulas to help keep the sniffling, sneezing,, watery and red itchy eyes away.  Below is a look into some of our top selling products. Ortho…
 
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  • Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time.
  • Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggests

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    In a new study, the extract from rosehips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.
  • Consuming eggs with raw vegetables increases nutritive value

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    There is burgeoning research showing that co-consuming cooked whole eggs with your veggies can increase carotenoids absorption. With the recent scientific report from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lessening past concern over cholesterol in eggs, this is particularly good news.
  • Hip fracture patients in long-term care are less likely to receive osteoporosis therapy

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Canadian researchers calculated the proportion of high-risk residents of long-term care homes receiving osteoporosis medications and vitamin D supplementation according to specific high-risk categories. Marked undertreatment was found, especially in hip-fracture patients.
  • More than one-third of Division I college athletes may have low vitamin D levels

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    A new study found that more than one-third of elite, Division I college athletes may have low levels of vitamin D, which is critical in helping the body to absorb calcium needed to maintain bone mass, and to minimize musculoskeletal pain and injury risk.
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    ScienceDaily: Dietary Supplements

  • New pathways into the cell: Fundamental insights into drug delivery processes

    31 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    Chemists, biologists and pharmacologists deal with the question of how complex active substances can be introduced into cells such that they are rapidly and easily available. Building on earlier research, interdisciplinary teams of scientists have made some important advancements.
  • Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time.
  • Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggests

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    In a new study, the extract from rosehips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.
  • Consuming eggs with raw vegetables increases nutritive value

    29 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    There is burgeoning research showing that co-consuming cooked whole eggs with your veggies can increase carotenoids absorption. With the recent scientific report from the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lessening past concern over cholesterol in eggs, this is particularly good news.
  • Hip fracture patients in long-term care are less likely to receive osteoporosis therapy

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Canadian researchers calculated the proportion of high-risk residents of long-term care homes receiving osteoporosis medications and vitamin D supplementation according to specific high-risk categories. Marked undertreatment was found, especially in hip-fracture patients.
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Dr. Dean Ornish blasts high-protein diets

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

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

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

    mreades
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
      Danish physician, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, has for years been at the forefront of the movement to de-demonize cholesterol. Not only has he written three popular books on the subject, he has published over a hundred articles in the medical and scientific literature and spoken at academic conferences the world over. In addition, he founded and runs THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics, an organization that includes physicians and scientists from around the globe. Due to problems with the publisher of his first and, in my view, most comprehensive book on cholesterol, Dr.
  • Do we get fat because we eat too much? Some think so.

    mreades
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
      First and foremost, MD and I would like to thank each and everyone one of you who provided suggestions and recommendations for an updated version of Protein Power. Based on all your comments, it appears it will be more of a rewrite than an update, which creates problems with the publisher. I’ll elaborate in future posts as I learn more. It may turn out that we’ll have to self publish to do what we want to do. Mainstream publishing is such a hidebound industry – almost no room for creativity. I’ve been working on a new Protein Power site with a whole new level of…
 
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living

  • Carrot, dried apricot and herb baked fritters in pistachio dill pesto

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

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

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    We seem to be eating most of our meals while doing something else. And while eating might take your mind off the road, traffic also takes your mind off your food. Eating slows your reaction time to dangers on the road. Driving slows your reaction time to food.
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    Food Renegade

  • Dill and Basil Homemade Popcorn

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

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

    Megan Stevens
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Aside from eating detoxifying foods, how can you bolster your body's systems designed for detoxification, helping them to perform more efficiently? Try these two surefire techniques. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Vaccines, PR, and The News Cycle

    Kristen Michaelis
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Consider this a mini-course in common public relations methods like astroturfing, seeding, and how it relates to what you see in the news media, read on Facebook, and encounter in internet comment threads. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Easy Gorgonzola Cream Sauce with Gluten-Free Gnocchi

    Katie Peters
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:43 am
    This recipe for Gorgonzola Cream Sauce with Gluten-Free Gnocchi is insanely easy and will please even the most refined of palates! [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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  • Healthy Eating Solutions: Breakfast Smoothies

    Beth Turchi
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Baffled by Breakfast That’s me. Growing up, breakfast was always a carb. Cold or hot cereal during the week, with the requisite generous helping of sugar – pancakes, waffles (smothered in syrup) or cinnamon buns (with icing) on the weekends. Maybe some bacon or scrapple. For a real treat, Mom would make cinnamon toast – you remember, white bread toasted and buttered and then covered with cinnamon sugar (Mom, make sure you get it in all the corners!) Was my mother trying to raise unhealthy children with mouths full of cavities? Certainly not. She just didn’t understand nutrition as we…
  • Awakening: How ‘Waking-Up’ Helps Us Manage Emotional Eating

    Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    As we enter the month of April, we are truly stepping into spring. Here in Vermont it will still be some time before we actually see green grass, but as the snow melts and the ground begins to thaw, the earth begins to reawaken. As it starts to wake up from its winter sleep, the change that occurs is phenomenal. Awakening is a word I often use when talking with the women here at Green Mountain about emotional or binge eating. Emotional Eating In Autopilot Mode When we emotionally eat, we’re on autopilot, which can be likened to sleep. Going on autopilot occurs frequently in life —…
  • The Healing Power of Community for Binge Eating

    Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    In the reflective weeks after our second Binge and Emotional Eating Weekend Intensive at Green Mountain at Fox Run, I continue to be struck by the power of connection and community. Other people matter. Weight Stigma and Emotional Eating Those of us who struggle with binge and emotional eating live lonely and isolated lives. We live with a secret, one that is too humiliating to share with others. Just living in a weight biased culture, one that makes food and eating a moral issue of being either good or bad is enough to keep us quiet. Why would we tell ANYBODY what or how much we ate during a…
  • The Binge Eating Diaries: Springing Forward to Overcome Fitness Setbacks

    Jacki Monaco
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    AHHH! I’m frustrated! Let me start at the beginning… When Fitness Becomes Boring Over the past couple of months, my movement routine had become a snooze fest. I wasn’t enthusiastic or excited. I was BORED. And to be perfectly honest, I could feel myself getting lazy. I was at that point where I was going to the gym just to say that I went. “Hey everyone! Here I am! I am so not into this! How long do I have to stay here to make it count?” I wasn’t working out to make my body feel awesome. I was exercising out of obligation – because I thought I had to… because I thought I was…
 
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Check It Out: Free Complete Knife Skills Class

    Sarah Atshan
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    When I first began to work with Craftsy, enrolling in one of their free online courses –  Complete Knife Skills Class, I wasn’t sure if it was for me. I’m pretty handy with a knife, or so I thought. As I watched knife expert extraordinaire Chef Brendan McDermott explain everything there is to know about knives, I realized everyone could use a refresher course. Yes, everyone. And I wanted to share how much this free class helped me improve my knife skills exponentially in just a short 2-hour class. This is an approachable tool, if you’re just beginning to cook or if…
  • Shellfish Cioppino

    Sarah Atshan
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
      You want a bowl of this spicy, tomato-rich Shellfish Cioppino, seriously. Click Here to Continue Reading.
  • Nourishing Books: And Here We Are, At The Table

    Diana Bauman
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    A new favorite cookbook … Click Here to Continue Reading.
  • Red Kuri Pumpkin Soup

    Kate Jones
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    German cuisine is wonderfully hearty and though certain recipes vary depending on each region, there are real staples to the diet, such are beautiful fresh bread, potatoes, soups and stews. Each area has their own home twist on the classics, such as the Russian influence of flavours within East Germany (my current home), to the potato dumplings. Germany is home to the world’s largest pumpkin festival, The Ludwigsburg Festival, so it’s no wonder the simple pumpkin soup, or kurbissuppe is so popular. Click Here to Continue Reading.
  • 100% Rye Sourdough Baking (Rye Sourdough Boule Recipe)

    Shannon
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
      This is a guest post from Shannon Stronger of Nourishing Days. Shannon is a home cook, fermentation enthusiast, homesteader, and sustainable food advocate. She has written two seasonal cookbooks, writes the real food and sustainability blog Nourishing Days, and works as Blog Editor and Content Writer for Cultures for Health. She lives on an off-grid homestead with her husband and four young children. – Jenny This is the time of year that the seed catalogs come out on our little Texas homestead. We circle various vegetables, order new perennial fruit and nut trees and begin…
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    Nutrition Unplugged

  • It’s Not About the Cheese

    Janet
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    No doubt, you’ve heard about the flap over Kraft Singles.  And as a dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this cheese debate doesn’t have me smiling. The news coverage of the implied endorsement of Kraft Singles by the Academy has been extensive, including today’s Wall Street Journal.  Besides the mocking by Jon Stewart on a recent episode, probably nothing has been more painful: The incident highlights the risk public health and nutrition groups take when they partner with food companies, often in relationships that involve donations and…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    SAVORY BARS REINVENTING SPORTS NUTRITION Via BakeryandSnacks.com America’s sports nutrition market has been reshaped by a clear shift toward savory flavors and meat in the bar category, says Packaged Facts.  Meat bars made with beef,  lamb or turkey may be the next jerky. EDIBLE INSECTS ARE NOVELTY TODAY, BUT MAINSTREAM TOMORROW Via Food Navigator Two or three years ago, you could count the number of US firms using cricket flour in food products on the fingers of one hand; today there are more than 30 companies making everything from bars to cookies, writes Elaine Watson. ASIAN…
  • Natural Food Trends: Highlights from the Natural Products Expo West

    Janet
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    The world’s largest trade show of natural and specialty food just wrapped up in Anaheim, Calif. The Natural Products Expo West is where companies showcase new products — which makes it an ideal place for tracking trends.  Carlotta Mast and Jenna Blumenfeld from New Hope Natural Media, producers of  Expo West, point to six key forces shaping the industry and driving the trends: Ancient wisdom.  From chia to baobab, the market for whole, nutrient-dense ingredients has exploded. Feed me. Forward-thinking companies are addressing the challenge and opportunity of feeding a growing…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    ISLAND FLAVORS MAKE THEIR WAY ONTO MORE MENUS Via Nation’s Restaurant News Chefs and restaurants have been adding more pineapple, coconut and other tropical flavors to the menu in recent months, according to Technomic. Cuban-inspired Sriracha Black Bean Soup made with coconut milk is Corner Bakery Cafe’s latest limited-time offering, and pineapple features in Applebee’s Grill & Bar’s Sweet Chile Brisket Sliders. WORLDS OF FLAVOR CALLS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF RARE INGREDIENTS Via FSR Magazine online The 17th annual Worlds of Flavor conference at CIA’s Greystone…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    A look at what I’ve been reading about food this week. “MASHUPS” ARE THE NEW FUSION CUISINE  Via Nation’s Restaurant News A growing number of chain restaurants are adding “culinary mashups” — a type of fusion cuisine — to their menus. Menu trend analyst Nancy Kruse and Nation’s Restaurant News Senior Food Editor Bret Thorn agree that fusion cuisine is part of America’s culinary DNA, and today’s adventurous diners are looking for chefs who combine global cuisines in new ways.   TOP 5 ETHNIC FOOD TRENDS Via Nation’s…
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    Raise Healthy Eaters

  • Two Giveaways: Amanda’s Big Dream & First Bites

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    I have two great books to briefly review and giveaway. The first, Amanda’s Big Dream, was mentioned in my post about talking to kids about weight. And the second, First Bites, is a cookbook for babies and toddlers. Amanda’s Big Dream written by Judith Matz and illustrated by Elizabeth Patch This kids’ book details Amanda’s dream of skating in the spring solo. Her coach mentions that losing weight would help her achieve her goals. Amanda struggles with her body — and what to do — with support from her parents. Discouraged, she gives up skating only to make…
  • 5 Words That Will Instantly Calm Your Parenting Worries

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:28 am
    “You’re doing everything you can.” This is what Little D’s speech therapist said to me last fall, when she could tell my anxiety level was rising. These words — and the lesson they taught– have stuck with me ever since. Those 5 words popped in my head once again when a reader asked: “How do you stay fearless when there’s so much in the outside world you can’t control?” Because like every parent on the planet, I too worry about all the crazy stuff that can happen to my kids. But those 5 words put me in a different direction, one that…
  • 3 Simple Strategies for Using Up Veggies Before They Go Bad

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    In my house, vegetables are the food item most likely to get tossed out. That’s because most veggies have a short life and they tend not to be something (like fruit) you can just grab and eat as is. In other words, they take preparation time. I started to get serious about decreasing veggie waste as it’s never good to throw out food. So this year I’ve started incorporating these three simple strategies into my weekly routine. 1. Have a Weekly Veggie Strategy: When at the supermarket or Farmer’s Market I often experience vegetable guilt. Basically, I see all these…
  • 5 Lessons I Vow to Teach My Children About Weight and Body Shape

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    I pick my kids up from school and in the car my typically quiet son informs me that eating too much ice cream makes you fat. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing so I started to ask some questions. I discovered that this was his takeaway from a nutrition lesson at school. I feel there’s an unspoken sentiment that parents should avoid conversations about weight with their children. I beg to differ. In fact, I think parents take a big risk when they avoid this sticky issue. So with help from leading experts in the field, I came up with these 5 important points that I vow to teach…
  • Dinner Rotation: Feb-March

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    So I’ve started rotating our dinner meals. And you know what my success rate has been the first two weeks following this rotation? 100%. Well, I did skip homemade pizza last Friday for last minute dinner plans, but besides that, it’s been right on. Before with the more traditional meal plan, my success rate was more like 70%. I think part of the reason I didn’t always follow my meal plan (especially the end of the week when I was like “what was I thinking?!”) was because I dreaded the planning part so much that I didn’t do a thorough job. I think it has to…
 
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    Real Food For Life

  • Lycopene, the Powerful Nutrient That May Help Prevent Cancer

    Diana Herrington
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Lycopene is a super star when it comes to good health and cancer prevention.  We find it in the news regularly. So what is it? Lycopene what gives red fruits and vegetables their bright red colour.   You will find lycopene in red foods like tomatoes, watermelon, apricots, red grapefruit, guava, red carrots, papaya and rose […]
  • Inflammation: The Slow Killer

    Randy Fritz
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    The Problem: Excess Inflammation. Inflammation is an essential function of your body’s immune response but this is one of those things in life where a little bit is good for you but any more than that is too much. You don’t have to have arthritis to have too much inflammation in your body. Inflammation is […]
  • The Complete List of Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oils and How to Buy

    Diana Herrington
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:10 pm
    We were shocked to find out that the olive oils that we thought were extra virgin were not!  Read: The  Olive Oil Fraud. To be safe we have a list of brands we know to be real extra virgin olive oils and links if you wish to purchase online.  For many of us having it […]
  • 8 Reasons to Eat More Mushrooms

    Diana Herrington
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    If you’re looking for a new food to boost your health and shake up your boring meal routine, mushrooms might be it. With over 100 thousand species of mushroom-forming fungi and huge health benefits, the mushroom is a little-known superstar. We often sprinkle mushrooms on our salads or add them to our casseroles. Next time […]
  • 12 Health Benefits of Olive Oil With Infographic

    Diana Herrington
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Homer the famous Greek poet called olive oil “Liquid Gold.” Considering the phrase “you are what you eat,” what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily? Olive oil has so many health benefits that I eat a little every day. It helps me feel strong and radiant — it’s one of the top oils you […]
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    AstroNutrition

  • Product Review - Natrol Melatonin

    AstroNutrition
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Restful sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind, and melatonin sleep aid supplements can ensure that you fall asleep with ease and enjoy a deep, replenishing sleep. Insomnia and other sleep disorders can really put a damper on your ability to function at high level and maintain a healthy mental state. read more
  • Deploy Ceramides for Skin Replenishment

    AstroNutrition
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    If we’re going to talk about ceramides, we have to accept one simple fact before we get started: Fat is not always bad for you. It’s a revelation, I know, but it’s true. We obsess about gaining weight in the form of fat, but everyone requires some fat in their diet to support optimal health. read more
  • Nutrex Vitrix with NTS-5 Testosterone Booster

    AstroNutrition
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:07 am
    Nutrex Vitrix with NTS-5 is a dietary supplement designed to offer a natural increase of testosterone levels that boosts muscular development and restores sex drive and improves sexual function. read more
  • Healthy N’ Fit – The Benefits of Egg-White Protein Powder

    AstroNutrition
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    Egg-white protein powders have been a favourite muscle-building supplement since before the popular uprising of whey or casein protein over 10 years ago. read more
  • Product Review: Carlson Super Omega-3

    AstroNutrition
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Fish oil is a powerful nutrient that shows the nutritional benefits we can get from the ocean or by taking fish oil supplements. The health benefits of fish oil are wide ranging, but they are best known for their influence on the heart and blood systems of the body. read more
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    Dr Bill Dean

  • Slowing the Aging Process: 3 Energy Science Tools for the Mindbody

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

    Dr Bill Dean
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Ever wondered why your joints pop(or maybe yours don't)? We won't find the answer from an matter science perspective; we'll find the understanding at the energy science level. Vata as we have discussed in the past is the energy of movement and has the qualities of mobile, rough, dry, cold, light, subtle, and clear. Due to our lack of allowing the breath to move the mindbody, the fluidity of energy in the mindbody gets stuck. When the free flow (movement) of energy in the mindbody is impeded usually due to fear, the vibrational frequencies of mobile, rough, and dry get stuck in the tendons,…
  • Weight Reduction Without Cost But With Guidance

    Dr Bill Dean
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Understanding the energy science model helps us avoid the numerous pitfalls that are present in trying to successfully manage a weight reduction program  In this video I cover those with you
  • Stress Reduction: 7 Valuable Energy Science Tools

    Dr Bill Dean
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Meditation is a tool to help quiet the mind and therefore the physiology since the mind and body are intimately spliced...we cannot separate them  What is mind is body and what is body is mind  There are published scientific articles regarding not only the scientific understanding of meditation and its physiologic consequences but also attesting to its long term benefits In Ayurveda the energy patterns of Vata(energy of physiologic movement) and Pitta(energy of transformation or metabolism) are involved in stress  Both of these energy patterns are involved in stress and engages…
  • Ayurvedic Water and Fluid Guidelines

    Dr Bill Dean
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Since Vata the energy of movement is light it needs the most volume per day usually 70oz. Kapha the energy of stability needs the least, around 40oz per day. Pitta, the energy of transformation or change, needs in between, about 50-60oz per day. Of course heavy exercise changes these volume guidelines but for basic lifestyle needs these are excellent So can you drink too much volume during the day? Ayurveda would say yes to that The problem here is diluting agni If too much volume is consumed around meal time the digestive enzymes are diluted and lessens agni This is particularly true for…
 
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    Nourishing

  • 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…
  • Is Food Your Distraction?

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

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

  • What my elimination diet has taught me in one year

    Andrea
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    A year ago, I was living with arthritis. For three weeks last January, I experienced intense migratory joint pain that would subside only briefly — and never completely — after taking a couple of Aleve, which I was doing every 12 hours. This is what’s happened since. First, the diet. For 60 days, I stuck […]
  • Playing with Winter Squashes

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

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

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

    Andrea
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    This past January, I was sick. I had migratory joint pain and it was scary. The question I get often is, how did I know what was happening. The answer — by traditional medicine guidelines — is not clear cut. I didn’t get a diagnosis. I tried. I went to the doctor, told her what […]
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • Nutrition Plays a Role in Your Stress Response

    Richard
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Do you think nutrition plays a role in stress management? Maybe you take the approach that as long as you eat a certain percentage of protein, a certain percentage of carbs, and a certain percentage of fat than you will be golden. That’s equivalent of driving your car in first gear at freeway speeds. Yeah, …Continue reading »Related Posts:Health Care Workers Report the Highest StressThe Supplement Battle: Do You Use’em or Lose’em?How Do You Define a Superfood?Stress: Is it Friend or Foe?20 Tips to Lower Stressa.A post from: health and fitness
  • Stress Response and Box Breathing

    Richard
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Monday, I presented my “Stress: Tips and Tricks For Increasing Your Threshold” as one of the workshops at a conference. I created a “small” 43 slide PowerPoint presentation ready to blow the attendees’ minds. I tend to fear Mr. Murphy and one of the things I learned from Toastmasters was to have a back-up way …Continue reading »Related Posts:Stress: Is it Friend or Foe?Health Care Workers Report the Highest Stress20 Tips to Lower StressNutrition Plays a Role in Your Stress ResponseScott Sonnon on Suppressing Genius and Creating Learning…a.A post from: health and…
  • Stress: Is it Friend or Foe?

    Richard
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Next week, I’m doing a 75 minute presentation about stress.  The title of the presentation is “Stress: Tips and Tricks For Increasing Your Threshold.”  Not to brag, but I’m pretty proud of the title. Today, I’m whittling down my slide deck to the critical information.  As part of my presentation I thought I would make …Continue reading »Related Posts:Stress Response and Box BreathingHealth Care Workers Report the Highest StressWhy an Office Dweller Uses Primal StressNutrition Plays a Role in Your Stress Response20 Tips to Lower Stressa.A post from:…
  • Train Like You Are in Le Reve, The Dream

    Richard
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Le Reve: The Dream I love for my exercise to carry over into movement training. I certainly want to be strong, but what does it matter if I am not getting better at moving my body in this world? Right now, my kids are young so we spend a lot of time rolling on the ground …Continue reading »Related Posts:Now’s the Time to Jump RopeWorkout Wednesday: Grok Gets A Desk JobMike Mahler Bodyweight and Kettlebell CircuitClubbell Certification Prep MaterialsTacFit Kettlebell Spetsnaz Is For YOUa.A post from: health and fitness
  • I’m Going To Be a Hospital Ruckusmaker

    Richard
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:35 am
    In case you missed it, February 24th would’ve been Steve Jobs 60th birthday. In honor of Steve and the impact he made, Seth Godin named it Ruckusmaker Day. It is a day honoring those who have an opinion and also express it. Seth gives us a challenge to not just celebrate those Ruckusmakers one day …Continue reading »Related Posts:The Anti-Fat Bias? Is it in you?Ziebart Customer Service Fail and the Power of TribesDo You Suffer from Alarm Fatigue? Change Those HabitsGORUCK Good Livin: A Leadership Training CourseWhy an Office Dweller Uses Primal Stressa.A post from: health and…
 
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    Nutrishus

  • Easter on my Mind

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

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

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

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

    steph langdon
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Bio of Brian Breit:I am self employed. I am a runner (I run everyday), I swim, go to the gym. I guess you could say I am an endurance athlete. I was born and raised in Saskatoon. I don't know if you want to call it a hobby, but I like to learn as much about the sports that I do and how to live healthy, so I am always reading about them. Facebook: Brian BreitTwitter: @run_brianInstagram: brun5150  Questions: 1.    What does being healthy mean to you? Healthy to me means feeling good about myself, having energy to tackle the day ahead and/or a workout.
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    The Healthy Home Economist

  • Using a Fever Bath to Hasten Healing

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    If there is one thing a parent needs to get comfortable with when raising children, it is a fever. In fact, when an illness doesn’t produce a fever, it can be beneficial to induce one artificially, a process known as fever bath or fever therapy. (...)Read the rest of Using a Fever Bath to Hasten Healing (1,819 words) © Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist for The Healthy Home Economist, 2015. | Permalink | 11 comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh The post Using a Fever Bath to Hasten Healing appeared first on The Healthy Home Economist.
  • How to Make Jun Tea: Kombucha Champagne (Recipe plus Video!)

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:13 am
    I was gifted my very first Jun tea culture in recent months from a friend who told me that he seemed to digest it even better than the fermented drink known as kombucha. I was excited to learn of a ferment made with honey and green tea instead of black tea and sugar, which is what you use when making kombucha. The reason? In 2001, shortly after I first began brewing kombucha, a Chinese friend who came to dinner told me her mother had made a very similar drink when she was a child growing up in Guangdong Province. The difference? Her mother made the ferment with green tea and honey. Ever since…
  • Sugar Alcohols Best Avoided To Protect Gut Health

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    The growing diabetes epidemic has spawned a whole new industry of alternative sweeteners called sugar alcohols that consumers view as healthy because they are not artificial like aspartame. These products with low glycemic indexes are aggressively marketed to the overweight and those with insulin problems as ideal sugar substitutes because they are derived from natural plant based sources. These sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, are interestingly comprised of neither sugar nor alcohol. The most familiar of these are xylitol, erythritol, mannitol, and sorbitol. (...)Read the rest of…
  • Doctor Prescribed Treatment for Healing Croup Naturally

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    By Tom Cowan MD, author The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care Croup, otherwise known as largeotracheobronchits–meaning inflammation of the larynx, trachea and bronchitis–is one of the most common occurrences in children between the ages of six months and three years old. The condition is thought to be an inflammatory reaction to any number of common viral infections. Croup usually begins with a runny nose, and a day or so later, the child develops a tight barking cough that closely resembles the bark of a seal. The cough usually comes in frequent paroxysms or…
  • MCT Oil (Liquid Coconut Oil): The Coconut Oil Dregs

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    If there is one truism in the world of food manufacturing, it is this: If a particular whole food becomes popular with consumers, food manufacturers will figure out a way to adulterate and cleverly market it so that the average consumer is fooled into believing that this new fractionated food or supplement is as healthy or “better” than the original whole food when, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth. This adage very accurately applies to the much talked about MCT oil, also shrewdly marketed as liquid coconut oil. Both of these impostors have been popping up on…
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    Food Confidence

  • Book Review: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

    Danielle Omar
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential reference for flavor pairings, nutrition information, and how-to tips for creating a plant-based diet.  As National Nutrition Month comes to a close, I have the chance to introduce a book that will hopefully leave you inspired to get into the kitchen and create veggie-based meals. If you’ve ever […] The post Book Review: The Vegetarian Flavor Bible appeared first on Food Confidence.
  • How To Eat More Greens

    Danielle Omar
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    This post is part of the #LoveHealthy Veggie Campaign, which is all about tips, recipes, and strategies for getting more veggies into you and your family’s meals. I love vegetables and especially my greens. Even though kale has become a household word these days I know that many of you are still not getting enough greens […] The post How To Eat More Greens appeared first on Food Confidence.
  • You Might Be a Pissed Off Dietitian When…

    Danielle Omar
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    I know, this is not my normal post but I am participating in the #RepealTheSeal campaign to show my disagreement with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recent decision to allow the Kids Eat Right (KER) logo onto food packaging. What’s the issue at hand?  In a nutshell, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, my professional […] The post You Might Be a Pissed Off Dietitian When… appeared first on Food Confidence.
  • Christmas Lima Bean Sauté with Basmati Rice

    Danielle Omar
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:48 am
    This lemony Basmati rice and lima bean saute is a tasty, gluten-free dinner that will change the way you think about rice and beans! By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and am eligible to win  prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time […] The post Christmas Lima Bean Sauté with Basmati Rice appeared first on Food Confidence.
  • Asian Sesame Noodle Salad

    Danielle Omar
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    This vegan, gluten-free version of Asian Sesame Noodle Salad with Almond Butter Dressing is the perfect dish to celebrate spring!  This lightened-up version of Asian Sesame Salad is dear to my heart. It played a starring role in my life during the summer of 2004…the summer when my husband and I started dating. We ate […] The post Asian Sesame Noodle Salad appeared first on Food Confidence.
 
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • The One Thing You Should Do if You’re Trying to Lose Weight

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

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

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

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

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

  • Creamy Lentil Soup

    Laurel
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:37 pm
    When I was living in NYC, I used to make a soup or stew almost every week throughout the winter to save money and keep me warm on those frigid cold months. But since moving back to warm and sunny Florida I got out of the habit, finding myself eating more raw and cold foods because it […]Creamy Lentil Soup is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Homemade Bloody Mary Mix

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

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

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

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

  • No Society, No Problem! How to Live Off The Grid

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

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

    Jonathan Bechtel
    7 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    Rhodiola's a very useful herb for toning down your mood, putting some extra pep in your step, and living life with a little more clarity. I also wish the 10 year old me had known more about it, for reasons I'll elaborate inside.......Using Rhodiola for Stress, Endurance, Sex, Fun and Profit is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Review: True Vitality Plant Protein Shake

    Jonathan Bechtel
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    My to-do list for the day read like this: 1). Call Mom 2). Remember to take out the trash 3). Do laundry 4). Write review for the True Vitality Meal Powder My room's still a mess, but luckily for you guys I managed to get around to #4 on my list. (And I did manage to send mom an e-mail). And about True Vitality? Vegan. Probiotic. Inexpensive. And algae oils.......oh, algae oils!Review: True Vitality Plant Protein Shake is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • When Folic Acid Kills

    Jonathan Bechtel
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
    If you're a kid, geezer, pregnant, slob or lush you probably drink folic acid from a fire hose without realizing it. And hey, in a lot of ways.....this is all fine and dandy. It prevents us from ending up with birth defects that give us the lumbar system of Quasimodo. I like that. However, the machinery our bodies use to process folic acid are often overtaxed, leaving a lot of the unmodified stuff floating around in our blood. Is it possible we have too much of a good thing?When Folic Acid Kills is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
 
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    Melanie's Corner

  • New USDA Survey Examines Where We Shop for Groceries: How to make nutritious decisions?

    LZX Team
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    A new USDA survey indicates… A new survey funded by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and Food and Nutrition Service is ideally suited to answer these questions. The National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) collected information from a national sample of 4,826 households between April 2012 and January 2013 about where they shop for food and other unique, comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions. FoodAPS is unique because it sampled a relatively large number of households that participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…
  • Support for K-12 Service-Learning Programs

    LZX Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for K-12 Service-Learning Programs Youth Service America: Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants The Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants program, a partnership of Youth Service America (YSA) and State Farm, supports K-12 administrators who want to create a culture of meaningful learning through service in their schools. The program will select 20 K-12 public schools to be recognized as Good Neighbor Innovation Schools. Each selected school will receive a $5,000 grant to support their efforts to authentically engage students during the…
  • Support for Pet Housing at Domestic Violence Shelters

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Pet Housing at Domestic Violence Shelters RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable organizations throughout the country that shelter domestic violence victims to create space to house the victims’ pets on-site where little to no pet housing was previously available. These grants of up to $6,000 are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to help the pet housing project get started. RedRover is working toward the goal of having one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in…
  • National Nutrition Month…A Great Time to Eat More Fruits and Veggies!

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    National Nutrition Month is a great time to begin making healthier eating choices. A simple tip that anyone can do is to eat more fruits and veggies! Why eat fruits and veggies? They taste great, are colorful, do great things for your body and are low in fat and calories. The nutrients found in fruits and veggies may even reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes! Our “Why Eat Fruits and Veggies? Handouts” will help you explore the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. These colorful, information-filled tear-off tablet sheets explain the importance of eating fruits and…
  • USDA Releases Request for Farm to School Grant Applications

    LZX Team
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Happy to share the news on upcoming grant for Farm to School programs… Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a request for applications for the USDA’s Fiscal Year 2016 round of Farm to School grants. Designed to increase the availability of local foods in eligible schools, these grants help new farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts, facilitating stronger connections between local and regional producers and school cafeterias. “When schools buy food from nearby producers, their purchasing power helps create local jobs and…
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    Ashworth College Community : Blog List - Nutrition-Fitness-Exercise Group

  • W.O.W - Workout Of the Week: H.I.I.T Pyramid

    12 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Are you ready to show off your W.O.W factor. Each month the goal is to implement something new into your workout regimen. And you can start right here with Ashworth's WORKOUT OF the WEEK. Make it fun and bring along the family and friends for support.Try it out and let us know how you do by commenting to this post. Carla T. HardyFitness and Exercise InstructorAshworth College
  • What's Trending In Fitness

    12 Mar 2015 | 10:42 am
    FITNESS.. FITNESS.. FITNESS! There is so much information out there that it is easy to get lost and confused. Some trends are great and some... Not so much. Just remember to always do your research before starting any exercise regimen. Find reputable sources and ask a trained professional.   When choosing a plan here are a few rules of thumb:1. Find activities that will support your goals. For example: If you want to add muscle and tone up, be sure to add in some form of resistance training to aid in building your muscles. 2. Find something you enjoy and will likely stick with.
  • W.O.W!! Workout Of The Week: Jump Rope Circuit

    3 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    Are you ready to show off your W.O.W factor. Each month the goal is to implement something new into your workout regimen. And you can start right here with Ashworth's WORKOUT OF the WEEK. Make it fun and bring along the family and friends for support. Your first workout is a pyramid workout you can do at home. Try it out and let us know how you do by commenting to this post.Carla T. HardyFitness and Exercise InstructorAshworth College
  • BAD HABITS: Are They Sabotaging Your Results?

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

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    Are you ready to show off your W.O.W factor. Each month the goal is to implement something new into your workout regimen. And you can start right here with Ashworth's WORKOUT OF the WEEK. Make it fun and bring along the family and friends for support. Your first workout is a pyramid workout you can do at home. Try it out and let us know how you do by commenting to this post. Carla T. HardyFitness and Exercise InstructorAshworth College
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    AM Dietetics

  • New Clinic Notice - Camp Hill, Brisbane

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Yay, I have a new clinic room. The clinic is located at : 31B Samuel Street, Camp Hill, Brisbane. (This is the CPAP building for those who know it.) It’s a lovely building with off road parking and wheelchair access. The rooms are nice too! Clinics will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or by special arrangement. Medicare rebates apply under Chronic Disease Management Plans. Please phone : 0488635861 or email : anne@amdietetics.com to make an appointment.
  • Got my Kefir on

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:58 pm
    I finally went and got myself some Kefir grains so I can try out homemade brewing of the stuff. Kefir? You ask. Kefir is pretty much a fermented milk drink. (I am using milk Kefir, although there is a”water” version of it as well.). When you hear fermented milk drink, basically think ….probiotic drink.
  • Sorry honey, it's sugar! [1]

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    One of my Dietitian friends recently reviewed a “low sugar” cookbook that is currently being marketed by a UK “personality”. It turns out the recipes are pretty much full of sugar, in the form of honey in most cases. At the end of the review article, were many, many comments about honey not being sugar. I often see “low sugar” recipes which use honey as the sweetener and am sorry to say, yes, it’s a sugar.
  • Detox - time for a new way of thinking

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    As a Dietitian who was trained “old school”, I have always cringed at the old “detox” claims. I guess, for someone trained in the science of nutrition and the human body, it is hard to get out of the zone of thinking in a certain way…. “No way, what??” “There is no DETOX diet. There is no detox, rehab aside guys. The liver does a lovely job doing that on its own, you guys are crazy!” Yeah, I do admit, I still do that cringe when I see 3 day juice cleanses and odd packages of detox drinks sold in some stores and still suffer from (pdpss) post dinner party shock syndrome…
  • My kind of homework - kids' healthy recipes

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Last week, my son’s year 4 class had the kind of homework I love. The kids had to find a healthy recipe and record themselves cooking. I’m pleased to say that my son chose a really simple recipe. (Not the least because we were in the middle of moving house and all of my kitchen was packed up at this stage!) So what did he choose? A smoothie!.
 
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    Jae Berman Nutrition

  • Baby Steps and Quick Sprints

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

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

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

    JBNUT
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    I read this article a few weeks ago and continue to have mixed feelings. It discusses how there is a new eating disorder (or disordered eating) emerging as many are becoming so focused on the foods they eat, the level or processing and where their food comes from. It is called orthorexia. Unlike anorexia, which addresses how much you eat, orthorexia is about what you eat. It is suggested that those you are eating foods that are gluten free, allergen free, local, organic, pasture raised….etc…are taking things to an unhealthy state both physically and mentally.  On the one hand, of…
  • Ambivalence Mode

    JBNUT
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Ambivalence – The state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. Many of you want to eat better, make smarter choices, improve your health, lose weight, exercise more, feel better….yet you cannot seem to put one foot in front of the other to create the change. You say “yes” but your actions say “no” – it is an extremely difficult and frustrating space. As a counselor working with you, doing my best to educate and motivate you, I am often at a loss when my clients go into ambivalence mode. I am not sure how to support you because you…
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    Healthy Crush

  • Are You Exhausted? This Is Why

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

    jenny sansouci
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Hey potato-heads, Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. I love them because I’ve always loved the combination of sweet and salty, and sweet potatoes are so delicious with a little bit of salt. Who doesn’t love a good basket of sweet potato fries? For reals. I usually make sweet potatoes the same way, all the time. It’s super simple, but incredibly delicious. I recently served these crispy little taters to an out-of-town guest and he said they were the best he’s ever tried. I wasn’t even planning to blog about them until he said that. They aren’t…
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates – Goat Cheese and Pistachios

    jenny sansouci
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Hey little dudes! Today is a fun day because I’m posting a recipe with BACON IN IT. This makes me scared and overjoyed at the same time. Scared because when I first started this blog, I was a vegan. I was pretty hardcore about it at the time. Over the years, after attending the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and learning more about how my body ACTUALLY felt with certain foods (rather than doing what I just believed to be the “best” way to eat), I began incorporating meat into my diet in ways that feel good to me, and I feel much healthier when I do. It does, admittedly,…
  • The One Choice We Always Have

    jenny sansouci
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Hey monkeys. I’m currently in Hong Kong having a brilliant time adjusting to the time difference (13 hours ahead of NYC). GB and I woke up up SUPER early this morning and had dumplings and miso soup for breakfast! So cool!!! I love eating the authentic food in other countries, it’s one of the coolest parts of international travel. Happy happy joy joy joyyyyy!! (Anyone remember Ren and Stimpy?) #sleepdeprivation #heeeeee Now. Onto the serious stuff. Right now I’m reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl. To be honest, I started reading it…
  • Spirit Junkie Masterclass Recap

    jenny sansouci
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:54 pm
    “This is not about how many likes your page gets or how many people buy your product. This is about your humble commitment to teach. YOUR STUDENTS ARE WAITING FOR YOU.” -Gabrielle Bernstein Hey my dear lovely friends. I’m on a flight to Hong Kong with Gabby right now after a pretty freaking incredible week at her Spirit Junkie Masterclass training up at Kripalu. I figured this would be a good time to write a recap because I’ve gotten a lot of questions about it and I’ve got 10 hours left on this flight. I could technically go to sleep but Gabby’s writing a…
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    Motive Nutrition

  • How To Build A Salad Bowl

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

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

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

    vanessaperrone
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Posted in Balanced BowlsIn the kitchenReal FoodRecipesVideoPeople are always searching for simple and speedy ways to add more veggies to their plates. Here’s one for you…ever heard of zoodles? Also known as zucchini noodles, zoodles are almost as fun to say as they are to eat. I myself like to use zucchini noodles as a salad base or as an alternative or […]The post Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto and Salmon appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Fish Taco Salad

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

  • Wheat Belly – In The Spotlight And Under Fire

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

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

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

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

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

  • New USDA Survey Examines Where We Shop for Groceries: How to make nutritious decisions?

    LZX Team
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    A new USDA survey indicates… A new survey funded by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and Food and Nutrition Service is ideally suited to answer these questions. The National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) collected information from a national sample of 4,826 households between April 2012 and January 2013 about where they shop for food and other unique, comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions. FoodAPS is unique because it sampled a relatively large number of households that participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…
  • Support for K-12 Service-Learning Programs

    LZX Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for K-12 Service-Learning Programs Youth Service America: Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants The Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants program, a partnership of Youth Service America (YSA) and State Farm, supports K-12 administrators who want to create a culture of meaningful learning through service in their schools. The program will select 20 K-12 public schools to be recognized as Good Neighbor Innovation Schools. Each selected school will receive a $5,000 grant to support their efforts to authentically engage students during the…
  • Support for Pet Housing at Domestic Violence Shelters

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Pet Housing at Domestic Violence Shelters RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable organizations throughout the country that shelter domestic violence victims to create space to house the victims’ pets on-site where little to no pet housing was previously available. These grants of up to $6,000 are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to help the pet housing project get started. RedRover is working toward the goal of having one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in…
  • National Nutrition Month…A Great Time to Eat More Fruits and Veggies!

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    National Nutrition Month is a great time to begin making healthier eating choices. A simple tip that anyone can do is to eat more fruits and veggies! Why eat fruits and veggies? They taste great, are colorful, do great things for your body and are low in fat and calories. The nutrients found in fruits and veggies may even reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes! Our “Why Eat Fruits and Veggies? Handouts” will help you explore the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. These colorful, information-filled tear-off tablet sheets explain the importance of eating fruits and…
  • USDA Releases Request for Farm to School Grant Applications

    LZX Team
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Happy to share the news on upcoming grant for Farm to School programs… Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a request for applications for the USDA’s Fiscal Year 2016 round of Farm to School grants. Designed to increase the availability of local foods in eligible schools, these grants help new farm to school programs get started or expand existing efforts, facilitating stronger connections between local and regional producers and school cafeterias. “When schools buy food from nearby producers, their purchasing power helps create local jobs and…
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Minnesota based Learning ZoneXpress to provide LANA training at the National Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego, CA

    LZX Team
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:28 am
    Maureen Lyons, Early Childhood Specialist at Learning ZoneXpress, will present a half day pre-conference session on June 29, as part of the National Childhood Obesity Conference, about the research-based LANA Preschool Program, created through a partnership of the Minnesota Department of Health, New Horizons Child Care and the University of Minnesota. The research was funded by the National Cancer Institute to encourage children and families to eat more fruit and vegetables. Learning About Nutrition through Activities, or the LANA Program, as it is affectionately known, promotes systems,…
  • New USDA Survey Examines Where We Shop for Groceries: How to make nutritious decisions?

    LZX Team
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    A new USDA survey indicates… A new survey funded by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) and Food and Nutrition Service is ideally suited to answer these questions. The National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS) collected information from a national sample of 4,826 households between April 2012 and January 2013 about where they shop for food and other unique, comprehensive data about household food purchases and acquisitions. FoodAPS is unique because it sampled a relatively large number of households that participate in USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…
  • Support for K-12 Service-Learning Programs

    LZX Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for K-12 Service-Learning Programs Youth Service America: Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants The Good Neighbor Innovation School Grants program, a partnership of Youth Service America (YSA) and State Farm, supports K-12 administrators who want to create a culture of meaningful learning through service in their schools. The program will select 20 K-12 public schools to be recognized as Good Neighbor Innovation Schools. Each selected school will receive a $5,000 grant to support their efforts to authentically engage students during the…
  • Support for Pet Housing at Domestic Violence Shelters

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:40 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Pet Housing at Domestic Violence Shelters RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants RedRover Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grants enable organizations throughout the country that shelter domestic violence victims to create space to house the victims’ pets on-site where little to no pet housing was previously available. These grants of up to $6,000 are intended to bridge a critical gap in funding to help the pet housing project get started. RedRover is working toward the goal of having one pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in…
  • National Nutrition Month…A Great Time to Eat More Fruits and Veggies!

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    National Nutrition Month is a great time to begin making healthier eating choices. A simple tip that anyone can do is to eat more fruits and veggies! Why eat fruits and veggies? They taste great, are colorful, do great things for your body and are low in fat and calories. The nutrients found in fruits and veggies may even reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes! Our “Why Eat Fruits and Veggies? Handouts” will help you explore the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. These colorful, information-filled tear-off tablet sheets explain the importance of eating fruits and…
 
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    Authority Nutrition

  • Grains: Are They Good For You, or Bad?

    Kris Gunnars
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Cereal grains are the world’s single biggest source of food energy. The three most commonly consumed types are wheat, rice and corn. Despite widespread consumption, the health effects of grains are quite controversial. Some think they are an essential component of a healthy diet, while others think they cause harm. In the US, the health […] The post Grains: Are They Good For You, or Bad? appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Kefir

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Kefir is all the rage in the natural health community. It is high in nutrients and probiotics, and is incredibly beneficial for digestion and gut health. Many people consider it to be a healthier and more powerful version of yogurt. Here are 9 health benefits of kefir that are supported by research. 1. Kefir is […] The post 9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Kefir appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 27 Health and Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based

    Kris Gunnars
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a lot of confusion when it comes to health and nutrition. People, even qualified experts, often seem to have the exact opposite opinions. However, despite all the disagreements, there are a few things that are well supported by research. Here are 27 health and nutrition tips that are actually based on good science. […] The post 27 Health and Nutrition Tips That Are Actually Evidence-Based appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • The Gluten-Free Diet: Everything You Need to Know (Literally)

    Kris Gunnars
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is a detailed article about the gluten-free diet. What gluten is, who should avoid it, foods to eat and avoid, sample menu and numerous tips. Gluten-free is all the rage these days. A 2013 study showed that a whopping 30% of Americans are actively trying to avoid gluten (1). Although the harmful effects of […] The post The Gluten-Free Diet: Everything You Need to Know (Literally) appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • MSG (Monosodium Glutamate): Good or Bad?

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    There is a ton of controversy surrounding MSG in the natural health community. It is claimed to cause asthma, headaches, and even brain damage. On the other hand, most mainstream sources (like the FDA) claim that MSG is safe (1). This article takes a detailed look at MSG and its health effects, examining both sides […] The post MSG (Monosodium Glutamate): Good or Bad? 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

  • Your Gallbladder

    Margie
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Since it is Spring, and Spring is the season for gallbladder, this is simply a reminder of our miraculous bodies! Do you ever wonder what your gallbladder does or how it effects your health? Besides being the longest meridian of the body, here are some informative tips for you: The gallbladder, located behind the liver on the right side of your rib cage, helps to digest fats and stores bile. Bile is made in the liver and is sent to the small intestine and gallbladder. The bile function is to breakdown fats and is also a powerful antioxidant (which helps to remove toxins). You can not…
  • Perseverance & Dreams

    Margie
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” – Flavia Weedn: writer
  • Grateful & Confident

    Margie
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: I am grateful for my thoughts, beliefs, and dreams! Please take a moment right now to dream. What are you dreaming about? Living a life filled with blessings? Blessings of peace, love, joy, and abundance? Dreams of better health, sound mind, stability, and freedom? A better relationship with yourself and Spirit? What an amazing opportunity to become fully aware that perhaps you can make your dreams come true; maybe in just one simple step. Surrender. What does that mean? I perceive it to mean getting out of your own way and becoming free to opening up to Spirit. To…
  • Uplifted by Dreams

    Margie
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: I am uplifted by my dreams every day! Please take a moment right now to dream. What are you dreaming about? Living a life filled with blessings? Blessings of peace, love, joy, and abundance? Dreams of better health, sound mind, stability, and freedom? A better relationship with yourself and Spirit? What an amazing opportunity to become fully aware that perhaps you can make your dreams come true; maybe in just one simple step. Surrender. What does that mean? I perceive it to mean getting out of your own way and becoming free to opening up to Spirit. To know that you…
  • Dreamers & Doers

    Margie
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach: Author  
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • My 4 Favorite Food Documentaries

    Kelly Toups
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Over ten years ago, Morgan Spurlock comically captured the dangers of eating too much fast food in his seminal 2004 documentary, Supersize Me. Since then, there has been no shortage of documentaries for those interested in learning more about nutrition and the food system. Overwhelmed by the number of food-centric films on the menu? See below for four of my favorites. Food Inc. (available on Netflix) Watch to Learn: Why To Pay Attention to Where Our Food Comes From If you’re wondering why there’s such a fuss about farmers markets and organic, local food, this must-watch 2009 documentary…
  • Recipes on My Radar: Healthier Desserts

    Kelly Toups
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    I may be a dietitian, but I, too, have an active sweet tooth that needs to be tamed on a regular (if not daily) basis. Rather than deprive myself of treats entirely, or settle onto the couch with a nightly pint of Ben and Jerry’s, I try to make dessert recipes that feature healthy ingredients, like whole grains, fruit, and nuts, and are naturally sweetened as much as possible. That way, sweets aren’t a total nutritional loss. These first two cookie recipes I’m sharing have tahini, which is a creamy paste of ground up sesame seeds (you might know it as the other ingredient…
  • My New Favorite Healthy Habit

    Kelly Toups
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    I am happy to report that I’ve picked up a new healthy habit—one that’s been on my to-do list for quite some time now. For the past month or so, I’ve started brushing my teeth in the office bathroom after lunch. This simple activity can have a surprisingly big impact on well-being. Here are three reasons why I’m smitten with the post-lunch brush: My mouth feels clean and minty. An obvious benefit, but enjoyable nonetheless! (This is particularly appreciated on days when I eat something garlicky or heavily spiced.) My teeth are healthier. All that extra brushing and flossing adds…
  • Sneak Peek Inside an RD’s Pantry

    Kelly Toups
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    There is a lot of mystique surrounding the dietitians pantry. Some assume that it’s only filled with neatly labeled jars of organic quinoa, heirloom beans, and chia seeds. Others suspect more of a Monica’s closet approach, envisioning a secret stash of Oreos and cheese puffs. Well, today I’m putting the questions to rest. Because above is a sneak peek inside my own pantry. (And no, it’s not staged!) This isn’t where I keep all of my food (the refrigerator, freezer, and spice cabinet are also well stocked), but it should give you an idea of where I stand. Aside…
  • How to Determine Which Healthy Tools are Worth the Investment

    Kelly Toups
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    If you want to train for a 5K, there’s an app for that. There’s also an app that shows you how many calories are in your favorite breakfast cereal, and one that can wake you up at the ideal point in your sleep cycle. From apps, to personal trainers, to activity trackers, to nutrition counselors, there is no shortage of tools to help you live healthier. But among all of these choices, which ones are worth the money? And just as important, how do you determine which one is right for you? ^^Counting steps with my FitBit EXERCISE: Follow along with me: On a scale of 1 to 10, rate your…
 
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    The Life Extension Blog

  • Breast Health 101

    LifeExtension
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Although the words "breast cancer" strike fear into the heart of every woman, the odds of surviving this malignancy have greatly improved.According to the American Cancer Society, 90% of women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer are alive five years after being diagnosed1—up from 75% in 1975.For those with localized disease, the current five-year survival rate is 99%. Women are Surviving Breast Cancer Longer Than Ever Improvement in breast cancer awareness and detection has resulted in a number of cases being diagnosed at an earlier, more treatable stage.Cancer that has spread to the…
  • Yogurt Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

    LifeExtension
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNWithin the last decade, yogurt has earned itself a major health upgrade. These days, it's considered a super food...and for good reason.Countless studies show yogurt has many benefits and now, a recent study just linked yogurt to a reduced risk of diabetes.The results were published in the November 2014 issue of BioMedCentral Medicine. Yogurt Associated with an 18% Reduced Risk of Type 2 DiabetesHarvard researchers analyzed the results of three major trials. This included a sample of over 190,000 participants (all health professionals) that were followed for a period…
  • Modified Citrus Pectin Fights Cancer

    LifeExtension
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Pectin is a fiber found in citrus, apples and other fruit. The pectin found in citrus fruits—but only in a modified form—has been the subject of a significant amount of cancer research.For pectin to be absorbed by the body, rather than passing through the colon as bulk, it must be artificially modified to a low molecular weight.Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is the result of pH and temperature modification that breaks the pectin into shorter-chained carbohydrates that dissolve more readily in water and are better absorbed by the body. Modified Citrus Pectin May Prevent the Spread of…
  • 10 Tips for More Nutritious Food

    LifeExtension
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNTrying to get the most nutrition out of your food? That's a really good idea in this day and age.Below, we'll explain 10 simple ways so that you can squeeze more nutrients from common food items that are already in your kitchen and diet.And don't worry - none of these "food hacks" require hours of work or an advanced science degree. They're just simple, research-based tips that just about anyone can implement at home. Ready?1. Cook Your TomatoesRaw food isn't always more nutritious than cooked food. Tomato paste and tomato sauce, for example, contain more lycopene than…
  • CoQ10 Prevents Heart Failure

    LifeExtension
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNHeart failure is a leading cause of death in the United States. It’s caused when the heart does not pump blood effectively to meet the body’s oxygen demands. Symptoms may include cough, swelling, weakness, and difficulty breathing.Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can help people with congestive heart failure, improving the heart’s pumping ability and even reducing the need for medications.A study out of Denmark showed CoQ10 drastically lowered deaths related to heart failure. Let's explore the details.CoQ10 Reduces Cardiac Deaths by 50% Scientists recruited 420 heart failure…
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    Pie Hole Blogger

  • How to Police Pint-Sized Pie Holes

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

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

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

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Something not many of us think about anymore is fluoride as an additive in water. Is it mind control? Or something more sinister? New research and reviews show that water fluoridation may not be just a playground for conspiracy theorists. Evidence shows fluoridating water doesn't improve dental issues and actually causes several health problems... Something worthy to sink our teeth into.A few students in my class this semester brought up their concerns about water fluoridation (WF). Given there have been no big exposé articles in the media and no notable research articles from my…
  • Pt II Mexican Food at its Roots: Oaxaca

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    In order to truly do Oaxaca justice, a second article was warranted. Pt I was a holistic view of Mexico and Oaxacan history and the many foods originating from Mexico (and no it's not all tamales, tortillas and tacos, we're talking avocado, corn, tomato, chocolate, vanilla, etc.) Herein are the things I couldn't fit into pt I: food preparation and some specific pre-Hispanic/Oaxaqueño dishes and ingredients.A journey to a food Mecca, like Oaxaca, isn't worth the trip if you cannot learn something of how to create the flavours back home... Yep, the dietitian took a cooking class. The…
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    Deductive Seasoning

  • real food for busy women - ginger, turmeric, juice & a fast nourishing meal each day

    Jackie Patti
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    by Jackie Patti I have lots of topics to cover and it may wind up a bit convoluted, but they're all related in my real life. hot, sweet ginger (sounds vaguely naughty) I love fresh ginger, and it's got one of the highest antioxidant levels of any vegetable, so well worth eating. I also discovered early in my marriage that my husband will eat almost any big pile of vegetables if ginger, garlic and tamari are involved (similarly, my daughter would eat nearly any vegetable under a cheese sauce). So ginger is on the menu here. However, if you buy just enough ginger for the next meal or two, you…
  • not quite a recipe post - eggplant experiment

    Jackie Patti
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    by Jackie Patti I grew 3 types of eggplants last year. I grew the Casper variety, which is supposed to be early. I don't know as I was in Texas when they would've been being early. They are white and I got my seed from Seed Savers Exchange. I grew Rosa Bianca cause they are pretty. No other reason really. I got that seed from Fedco. Also from Fedco, I grew Diamond eggplant, an open-pollinated black eggplant. Basically, I was unsure I'd like the white or rose colored stuff; always get black at the store. So this was my backup eggplant. Here's what they looked like... Diamond, Casper and Rosa…
  • Dead Cheap Meals

    Jackie Patti
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    by Jackie Patti Today, I am a magician. I shall take a single pound of ham, bacon or sausage and feed a hungry truck driver and a disabled chick two big dinners with loads of leftovers for lunch. ABRACADABRA! I do this almost every week. Basically... eggs and beans are the answer! >>TADA<< Eggs and Beans Even expensive pastured eggs are darned cheap compared to pastured meats and grocery eggs are cheaper still. Raising your own is the best of both worlds - pastured and cheap! But even those who can't keep a flock can buy eggs more cheaply than meat. And beans, while unpopular in…
  • vaccinations - any middle ground out there?

    Jackie Patti
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    by Jackie Patti The sarcasm-impaired should note that this post is full of it. The first thing I think of with all this social media hoopla about vaccinations on both the pro and con side are the Amish. Guess it's cause I live here in central PA. The Amish generally don't vaccinate. They also don't get on Facebook and argue with those who want to pass laws making it compulsory. I dunno, maybe we should make them drive cars instead of buggies too. And get out of those ridiculous clothes. In short, I am surrounded by an unvaccinated community, in fact, I buy both most of my meat and dairy from…
  • eat your vegetables

    Jackie Patti
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    by Jackie Patti A few years back, I saw Dr. Wahls' Tedx talk, "Minding Your Mitochondria". Dr. Wahls had multiple sclerosis and became disabled to the degree that she was confined to a zero-gravity wheelchair when the tilt-recline became insufficient. She did a bunch of research about what was necessary to fuel the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cells. First, she went paleo, but that wasn't sufficient. Next, she added a whole bunch of various vegetables to her diet and she got well. Her Tedx talk ends with her on a bicycle! If you haven't seen it, the YouTube shows below; I…
 
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    Natural Life Energy - Health Activist

  • Studies Show Cow’s Milk Promotes Prostate Cancer Growth

    Aqiyl Aniys
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    The concern is the estrogen hormones in cow's milk stimulates the growth of hormone sensitive tumor cells. In vitro (in a petri dish) organic cows milk... The post Studies Show Cow’s Milk Promotes Prostate Cancer Growth appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Steve Areen’s Beautiful Thailand Inexpensive Dome Home

    Aqiyl Aniys
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    teve Areen made the most beautiful low-cost $9000 off-grid Dome Home on Hajjar Gibran's mango farm in Thailand. Gibran designed the home for Steve, and... The post Steve Areen’s Beautiful Thailand Inexpensive Dome Home appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Natural Settings Like Plants Help Support Mental Health

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
    The study "Green is Good For You," by Rachel Kaplan, PhD and Stephen Kaplan, supports a natural environment as being supportive of positive mental health... The post Natural Settings Like Plants Help Support Mental Health appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mucus Forming Foods – Out With Acidic Foods And In With Alkaline Foods

    Aqiyl Aniys
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Mucus is a necessary substance the body produces to keep organs from drying out and also to trap harmful organisms and toxins that enter the body. Once... The post Mucus Forming Foods – Out With Acidic Foods And In With Alkaline Foods appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • “Thick Mucus In Throat?” Lets Reduce The Mucus!

    Aqiyl Aniys
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Though "thick mucus in throat" can be irritating, know that mucus in itself is not a bad thing. The body is lined with mucus producing tissue that serves... The post “Thick Mucus In Throat?” Lets Reduce The Mucus! 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

  • RW 034: Dangers Of Inflammation With Monica Reinagel

    Jamie Logie
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
      In this episode of the Regained Wellness Podcast I’m thrilled to have on the Nutrition Diva herself Monica Reinagel. Today Monica and I are talking all about inflammation and how to make healthy changes to impact your health and wellness. In This Episode Monica & I Discuss: What Inflammation is What issues it causes... Read More
  • Why You Need To Be Aware Of FODMAPS

    Jamie Logie
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:53 pm
    You might have seen this term spring up in the last little while and maybe aren’t sure what they are or how they can affect your health. Lets have a deeper look into the FODMAP issue and how it applies to your health and wellness. What Are FODMAP’s? This is probably the best place to... Read More
  • RW 033: Is Stevia The Best Sweetener Choice?

    Jamie Logie
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    Today’s episode of the Regained Wellness Podcast focuses on an old school substance; Stevia. Is it worth using it instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners? In This Episode You Will Learn: What stevia is how long humans have been using it what forms of it are best what it is best used for surprising health... Read More
  • 5 Ways To Take Back Your Health

    Jamie Logie
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    If you’re like me then you probably have an extensive collection of old He-Man action figures. But also If you’re like me you’ve probably become sick of conflicting information when it comes to your health and wellness. Along with that you have giant corporations trying to shove actual garbage down your throat and bombard you... Read More
  • RW 032: 7 Nutrition Books You Need To Read

    Jamie Logie
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    In this episode of the Regained Wellness podcast I share 7 books that I think are essential for getting an understanding of nutrition and how it pertains to your health and wellness Books That I Cover & Review: Protein Power – by Michael Eades Death By Food Pyramid – by Denise Minger Wheat Belly –... Read More
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    Essential vitamins For The Body

  • Food Groups Are Rockin’ Tonight Read-Along, Sing-Along

    mabell72
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
    Rock out with all the My Plate food groups! Purchase this cd at: http://bit.ly/10eJWeU. Find more great educational music at http://bit.ly/10aRCyx and more great Readers at http://bit.ly/14faImr.
  • Daily Spiritual Vitamins And Minerals For Your Soul: Feed Your Soul As You Feed Your Body Every Day

    mabell72
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    Daily Spiritual Vitamins And Minerals For Your Soul: Feed Your Soul As You Feed Your Body Every Day Only God Can Heal You Both Spiritually and Physically! Oftentimes, the vicissitudes of life get in the way of building an intimate relationship with God. We live in a fast-paced society and sometimes feel overwhelmed to the point that we question God’s plan for our life. Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul offers a dozen meditational reflections, supported by daily key verse, as a regulator to give our lives the rhythm we need to enhance our self-esteem, elevate ou Price:
  • In Organic We Trust

    mabell72
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:07 pm
    In Organic We Trust Brand Name: Ingram Entertainment Mfg#: 641444120499 Shipping Weight: 0.17 lbs Manufacturer: Genre: DOCUMENTARY All music products are properly licensed and guaranteed authentic. In Organic We Trust is an eye-opening documentary that reveals the true meaning of organic. When corporations went into the business and organic became a brand, the philosophy and the label grew apart. But there’s hope for organic and for us! Director Kip Pastor looks beyond the label and unearths inspiring solutions for our health and environmental problems. Individual citizens and…
  • BEST ACNE PILLS?! How To Clear Skin With Vitamins, Supplements, Roaccutane & MORE! AQA#8

    mabell72
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    ‘Miracle Acne Pill’ – I wish!! Find out what pills WORK! ☆ SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW VIDS EVERY WEEK! ☆ • • • • • Click ‘SHOW MORE’ for extra info! • • • • • Hiya! So here… Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • The Best Hot Chocolate Ever – No Sugar

    mabell72
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
    I love chocolate, but sugar is so bad and addictive for me. I find that it fulfills my cravings. Everyone I have made this for swears it is the best… Ingredients: milk, cinnamon, cocoa powder, sugar substitute, water Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
 
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    Science for Fitness

  • Creatine Supplementation Can Boost Testosterone

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

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

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

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

    Science For Fitness
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    Starting Strength Coach Association Series: Exercise Science Presentation 2014, Part II from Starting Strength on Vimeo. It’s a rare occasion that I see a scientific lecture that excites me and leaves me thoroughly satisfied in the end. The above video is one of those rare occasions. In the above video Starting Strength Coach Dr. Sullivan gives a review of literature on the topic of concurrent training and exercise interference. That is, does endurance training interfere with strength training? His answer to this question is the least interesting part of this lecture. In my opinion, the…
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  • Oberto Jalapeno Bacon Jerky Nutrition Facts

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    31 Mar 2015 | 10:29 pm
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    The Paleo Fix

  • Springtime Fennel and Citrus Salad

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Alright my paleos, it is officially springtime! Although living in the Bay Area, there never really is any season. There is fog and no fog. The weather has been no fog and no rain for about 8 months now, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be eating for the season. Time for some springtime recipes! What does that mean though?  Light, sweet and otherwise awesome. Nothing really tastes like warm weather like citrus salad. Not having much of a sweet tooth myself I decided to whip this one up with some radishes, peppers and fennel to give it a little spicy to match with the sweet.
  • Spicy Paleo Pork Chile Verde

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Most of this country is in a deep freeze (not me!) right now, so I thought what better way to warm everyone up than a new soup recipe! Yes, yes, I know what you are thinking – isn’t pork chile verde already pretty much paleo? Think again! Most pork chile verde is full of refined vegetable oils and shady meat. This paleo version is a healthier substitute. With the swap of a few different items (bone broth, especially) it makes this pork chile verde recipe extremely satisfying and incredibly filling. Options for serving this paleo pork chile verde include – over cauliflower rice, with a…
  • Why Your Low Back Hurts and What To Do About It

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    This post is going to appear to many of you to be very off topic. Great! Why your low back hurts doesn’t seem too “paleo” from the surface. Food and nutrition are excellent, but they don’t encompass entirely what I consider “paleo”, as I’ve stated before. We need to widen our paleo and primal lens from food to the entire body, including our environment, lifestyle and movement practices. As some of you may know, blogging isn’t my full time deal. It isn’t even my second “job”. My other two gigs? A sports chiropractor and CrossFit coach. That being said, I’ve been…
  • Creamy Garlic Dill Dipping Sauce

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:44 am
    The big game is coming up pretty soon here and you know what that means? Yep. Wing time. Americans are ready to eat over ONE BILLION (yes, with a B) wings on Super Bowl Sunday. Pretty ridiculous. Chances are you’re going to be around some wings as well. With all those wings, everyone is going to need something to dip them in. Enter our creamy garlic dill sauce. If you’re one of the paleo people who doesn’t like dairy, that’s fine, more sauce for me. I could rant on why I think people who can tolerate dairy should be using good sources of dairy as highly nutritious food. This is not…
  • PurePharma PR3 Protein Chocolate Truffles

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:52 am
    PurePharma is an excellent supplement company that I take personally, carry at my chiro clinics and heavily endorse due to their quality standards. Well, hot off the shelves is their protein – PurePharma PR3. PurePharma PR3 is a chocolate protein derived from brown rice and had added collagen for heightened recovery from workouts. The good news it that PurePharma PR3 is now on sale over at purepharma.com. We’ve arranged for a discount for our lucky readers. Use “PALEOFIX” at checkout over at PurePharma for 10% off of your entire order.  The folks over at PurePharma were kind…
 
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  • What to Make for Dinner Tonight: Lavender Seared Ahi Tuna over Sage Sweet Potato “Hash”

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

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

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

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

    Michael Sieber
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a wise man to have said the above, and this post is a motivational attempt to get you to take action.   We will look into the mind of Bruce Lee and apply it to how you should begin to create change, not by thinking or trying, but by deciding and taking action. Bruce Lee was correct in saying that there are no such things as limits, and I am going…
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  • What Can’t You Eat When Pregnant? The Top 6 Foods To Avoid (No. 4 Is Highly Controversial)

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

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

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

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

    Joe
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    Quark is the next big thing in nutrition. It’s tasty, filling, and it dominates Greek yoghurt in just about every nutritional aspect. Unless you’ve lived in particular parts of Europe, however, you would never have heard of it. So just what is quark and is it healthy? Let’s look at the science. What You’ll Learn: What quark actually is and its origins. How the nutrients of quark compares against natural and Greek yoghurt. The reason it should be used in hospitals as a nutritional supplement. Ways it can improve your heart health. What is quark: cheese or yoghurt?
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  • Don’t Neglect The Anti-oxidant Micro-nutrients When Taking Vitamin E

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    31 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Don’t Neglect The Anti-oxidant Micro-nutrients When Taking Vitamin E Submitted by: Steve P Smith Since its discovery in 1922 Vitamin E has become generally regarded as one of the body’s most powerful, versatile and useful anti-oxidants. And as such its importance should not be underestimated, because anti-oxidants are the principal defence against the free radicals which are responsible for much of the degeneration and consequent disease which afflicts the human body as it ages. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of vitamin E in protecting against and restricting the…
  • Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth

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    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Three Amino Acids For Workouts That Will Increase Muscle Growth Submitted by: Sandra Prior As an avid weightlifter, you know your body uses amino acids to build muscle protein, which is how your body crafts muscle. You may even be familiar with the differences between complete protein and incomplete proteins, as well as all the essential and non-essential amino acids. But did you know that aminos do more than build muscle protein, or which ones are most important for bodybuilders to ingest as supplements? Here we suggest a few you'll want to take before every single workout to boost your...
  • The Best Explosive Exercises

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    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Best Explosive Exercises Submitted by: Sandra Prior Most effort in the gym goes to building vanity muscles: chest, lats, shoulders and arms. That's inevitably why progress stops. This workout focuses on building all-over strength. Train now for some serious explosive power. The Workout This program begins where your power begins - the big strong muscles around your hip joints, including your quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteals - and presents another possibility: increased strength and muscle mass. The main goal here is to become progressively stronger in four core lifts: squat, bench…
  • Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Needs Your Help

    healthy_blogging
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    by Joseph I have some important news about a clinical trial for breast cancer research. Eli Lilly and Company is sponsoring a study that is investigating the efficacy of combining a cancer fighting drug with hormone therapy versus hormone therapy alone. Breast cancer is a very serious disease that affects millions of Americans, and this study could save millions of lives. As a CureClick Ambassador I wanted to share this information with you because it could benefit you or someone you know. Detailed information about the clinical study is presented below: For those of you whom are not familiar…
  • 8 Ways To General Health And Fitness

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    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    8 Ways To General Health And Fitness Submitted by: Gary Matthews It never fails but as soon as I wrote all my Weight Loss, Weight Gain, Fitness and Nutrition type of tips I had a few left over that couldn't really be placed into these categories. But as you will see they are right on the money for your general health and fitness and can be used in your everyday activities. Lets take a peek: What Is A Healthy Diet - A healthy diet satisfies two criteria: It contains enough fibre and a number of micronutrients including vitamins and minerals...
 
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  • Orange Mango Green Smoothie

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Start your day with a giant glass of this bright orange mango green smoothie! It is so good for you, you can basically feel the vitamins explode in your mouth with every sip! There is no such thing as too much fruit or veggies! Except for the time when I ate like two pounds of strawberries… Anyhow, sneaking more fruits and veggies in your diet is the best thing you can do for yourself – that’s a no brainer. But I’m sure you know it can be difficult sometimes, especially when you have no time to make yourself a huge salad or a fruit bowl. Well, good news! There is a fast, easy and…
  • Creamy Potato Soup

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today’s creamy potato soup is a lightened up recipe from my native Czech cuisine. It is nicely thick and creamy but has none of the butter, white flour or cream – just lots of veggie goodness. Here’s a fun fact about Czechs: we love to go mushroom picking. It’s something like a national sport. During mushroom season, many Czechs will get up at 6 am on a weekend, so that they can be the first ones in the woods. If they’re lucky, they come back a few hours later with baskets full of all kinds of mushrooms. Then they spend the rest of the afternoon cleaning, cooking, freezing or drying…
  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    Finally a morning meal worth getting up to! The thick and filling sweet potato breakfast bowl is infused with cinnamon, vanilla and a hint of caramel from iron-rich molasses. Not overly creative in your morning meal creations? Change things up a notch and throw some sweet potato and spices in your oatmeal. What you’ll end up with is an incredibly flavorful and nutritious sweet potato breakfast bowl you’ll want to eat every day. I know what I’m talking about – I’ve been making it for about two weeks in a row after finding out how delicious it was. The great thing about this sweet…
  • Quinoa Black Bean Salad

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    This quinoa black bean salad is a super healthy, protein & fiber packed lunch or dinner that comes together in just 30 minutes. I made a huge batch of this salad so I’ve been eating it for a few days now and you know what? It gets better and better every day! Ok, I guess it wouldn’t work that way forever :D. But seriously, it makes wonderful leftovers. You’d think I’d get bored with it but I can’t stop eating it. It’s so fresh and light but satisfying and filing at the same time! I even tried mixing this filling quinoa black bean salad with some greens for a lighter meal and…
  • 18 Healthy Easter Recipes for a Guilt-Free Holiday Feast

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    You’d like to enjoy the holidays to the fullest without having to worry about putting on extra weight? But you’re not willing to munch on nothing but carrots and broccoli all day? Good news! This Easter recipe collection is filled with absolutely delicious healthy Easter recipes you and your loved ones won’t be able to get enough of. Happy Easter Smoothie   Play around with the colors! This layered fruity drink is like rainbow in a glass. And all that without any artificial colorings! Potato and Cheese Pierogies Traditional Polish potato and cheese pierogies veganized! The…
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  • Best Sulfate Free Shampoos and Conditioners

    Michael Green
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Everyone uses shampoo, and most of us use conditioners as well, but if I asked you if your shampoo was sulfate free, could you tell me? Would you know why it was a big deal? The reality is that, unfortunately, most people don’t know what sulfates are, where they are used, and why they are a big deal when your hair is concerned. As a result, there are probably millions of people with less than healthy hair, and they don’t even realize it! What Are Sulfates? There are a few different sulfates that can be found in a wide range of hygiene products: sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth…
  • Is My Spirulina Contaminated?

    Adam Trainor
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Spirulina is an organic and completely natural product that can be found in salt-water lakes and oceans in sub tropical climates. It is a bright, blue-green algae that is loaded full of goodness for your body. It is protein rich and packed with vital amino acids, nutrients, and minerals. It also has antioxidant properties that keep your gut healthy and is effective in fighting nasty bacteria and viruses. Spirulina has been credited by its users as helping to relieve the symptoms of or even cure a whole host of diseases ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to psoriasis. While it is not officially…
  • Fermentation Done Right: A Beginner’s Guide

    Dee Primett
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Fermented foods are more common than you realize. You may be eating fermented foods on a regular basis with no idea that you are, and very few people know just how fantastic they can be for your health!  Listen up, because we are going to explain to you exactly why you should be eating fermented food. We’ll also share the basics of how to make it. Fermentation is, very simply, the creation of an anaerobic, or airless, environment within which complex food molecules are broken down and probiotics are allowed to thrive. Many people consider fermented foods just to be rotten, full of nasty…
  • Top 25 Paleo Pinterest Boards

    Dee Primett
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:34 pm
    The term ‘Paleo’ comes from Palaeolithic, which is the name of an era approximately 10,000 years ago, also known as the Stone Age. Today, Paleo is the name of a particular style of eating which takes its inspiration from the way humans ate back in the Palaeolithic era. No cereals, pasta, chocolate or chips. All products on the Paleo diet have to be hunted or gathered. Think fish, meat, eggs, nuts, veggies, seeds and fruit. The average caveman was lean, strong, and athletic. By comparison we are fatter, slower and more tired. The Paleo diet is based on the belief that the introduction of…
  • Best Headphones for Running

    David Bradford
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    How many of runners have had headphones that constantly fall out of their ears, or headphone leads that are too short and tug on the MP3 player in their pockets? Unfortunately, we’ve all been there. Headphones should fit your ears like your sneakers fit your feet: they should be snug, comfortable, and durable. Throw out the crappy set you got with your cell phone—we all use them— and invest in a pair that will keep your love for running alive! What Runners Need Like any other purchase, the headphones you buy should be suitable for what you need them to do, and runners have a few extra…
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  • Research on Health Benefits of Water: Weight Loss, Headache Relief

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

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

    Jobee Knight
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Greetings to you, The chart below is an intriguing illustration of the top 12 researched health benefits of olive oil — one of the most nutritious foods around.  One example of its power is a new study reported in Science Daily that found extra virgin olive oil, long-known for its heart health benefits, has been identified for its rapid destruction of human cancer cells in a laboratory setting. Other studies have found that olive oil can protect against hypertension, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. Some good ways to eat olive is to use it in…
  • Studies on Essential Fatty Acid Benefits and a Great Chart

    Jobee Knight
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Greetings to you, Included below is a fascinating chart with a wealth of info on essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are natural, healthy fats the body cannot make on its own — hence the term “essential”.  These are called Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats.  Omega 3 fats are things like fish, fish oil, olive oil, avocado, seeds and green vegetables. Omega 6 fats include vegetable oils like safflower oil and corn oil, as well as mayonnaise, fried foods, dairy and beef.  Many people eat more Omega 6 fats than Omega 3’s and when the balance between the fats becomes…
  • Stevia Studies: 0 Calorie Plant Sweetener Helps Immunity, Blood Pressure, More

    Jobee Knight
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Wouldn’t it be great if there were a natural plant-based sweetener with zero calories that actually improved our health? Many people would prefer to avoid eating lots of white sugar as it affects everything from weight, to teeth, to immunity, to the health of our organs. Although in the world of sugar substitutes, many of the options are artificial sweeteners made in the laboratory such as Equal (aspartame), Splenda (sucralose) and SweetNLow (saccharin – which is a coal tar derivative). A recent study published in a medical journal that writes about metabolism reported that diet soda…
 
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  • Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Recipe

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    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…
  • How to Lose Weight with Green Tea

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    According to a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (1) the number 1 New Years resolution for 2014 is ‘Lose Weight’. No surprise there I can hear you say, but how many people will see that resolution through? If this was your resolution then you can stack the odds in your favour by making day to day habitual changes to your diet and exercise regimes. Most people won’t fail in their resolution because they don’t put in the effort. Gym’s can see as much as a 30% increase in membership during January, no, most people will fail because they misplace their efforts through a lack…
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  • Probiotics proved to influence weight loss

    Marijana Nenadic
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits Hub It is well known that the immune system is our defense shield that protects the body from harmful effects from the environment. What is less known is that the bowels are the largest organ of the human immune system. Nearly 70 % of the total number of immune cells in the body are located in the walls of our bowls. That's why a healthy intestinal microflora full of beneficial probiotics is that important. New research suggests that healthy gut bacteria, probiotics, also have a crucial role in the regulation of weight gain. Could probiotics become the…
  • How to relieve heartburn – 16 effective ways without drugs

    Marijana Nenadic
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits Hub Medicine against heartburn is the most prescribed medicine in America. About 40% of Americans suffer from acid reflux. Many cure their condition with long-term use of antacids which are proven to have serious health effects. Here are 15 effective remedies how to relieve heartburn without drugs. What is heart burn Heartburn is a burning pain that can be felt behind your breast bone. It can be so intense that the patient sometimes believes to have a heart attack. It can be accompanied with stomach acid reaching your mouth, especially when you bend over…
  • Avoid causes of dementia – starting today

    Marijana Nenadic
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:57 am
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits Hub Dementia is a slow lurking disease that develops over decades. Usually when people start noticing different behavior the processes of dementia are already far ahead in the brain. Dementia transforms our personality and makes us into a different person unrecognizable for our loved ones. Worldwide, a new case of dementia is diagnosed every 4 seconds. Although those numbers are expected to rise there is no cure in sight. But there is a way to fight against it. Start to minimize dementia risk factors - today. Scientists don't have any cure, but they know…
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  • Top 9 Healthiest Fruits to Eat to Lose Weight

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

    Aimable Johnson
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    With so many diets out there, finding the right one is a difficult choice especially for people struggling to lose weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle.It’s true that numerous of you by now would have tried various kinds of fad diets, but unfortunately, the results weren’t what you expected.Frustrated and exhausted you probably put your foot down, put your hands up in defeat, and reached for a bag of chips to console you.If you are at the brink of doing this, don’t because there is a diet out there that is guaranteed to work, but only if you put your mind to it. We are talking about the…
  • Graham Cracker: Healthy Snack or Cookie in Disguise?

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

    Aimable Johnson
    8 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    Quinoa is a name easily recognized by the health food crowd. A ‘superfood’ grain from South America, it’s become extremely popular due to its’ numerous uses.With quinoa established, now it’s time to meet its’ cousin, kaniwa.Hailing from the same region, grown in Peru and Bolivia, kaniwa grain is the smaller, darker and sweeter seed that is rising to work side by side with quinoa on the health food market.Kaniwa is marketed as a whole grain, but it is actually a seed from a flowering plant called goosefoot. It resembles a much smaller, dark reddish-brown…
  • 6 Proven Health Benefits of Flaxseed (No. 1 is My Favorite)

    Aimable Johnson
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    For such a small seed, flaxseed brings quite a bit to the table in the way of health benefits.Commonly found in foods ranging anywhere from yogurt to bread, flaxseed only continues to rise in demand. In fact, eggs that are high in omega-3 fatty acids come from chickens that are specifically fed flaxseed.If you’re thinking about adding flaxseed to your diet, there are plenty of reasons why you should do so immediately.Healthy Properties of FlaxeedWebMD goes over some of the most important properties of flaxseed that contribute to many of its health benefits.Omega-3 fatty acids. These are…
 
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  • Why Green Tea Hawaii Can Help You Lose Weight

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

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

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

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    If you’ve told yourself before that you’ll just cut down on portions or eat healthier to lose weight, you’ve probably not seen much weight loss with that method. It’s because you are still taking in just as many calories as you were taking in before you made the change. One of the most effective ways to lose weight is to track what you eat, and how many calories you consume each day.Why Tracking Calories Works Like a Bank AccountCalories work much like a savings account. When you spend more than you earn, you can’t build the savings account. When you eat more than your body needs,…
  • Setting Aggressive Goals Leads to More Weight Loss

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Forbes recently published an article about the 10 myths of weight loss. One of the myths exposed was, “It’s not important to set realistic weight loss goals to avoid frustration. Be ambitious instead.” In a couple of studies, researchers found that people who had aggressive goals were able to lose more weight than those that only set realistic goals. So, if you’re serious about losing weight, aggressive goals may be what you need to set.How to Set Aggressive Goals for Weight LossThe more you let yourself slide on a diet, the less weight you’ll lose. The following are some of the…
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  • 121 Employee Wellness Program Ideas For Your Office

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

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

    Sophia Lopez
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Millennials in the Workplace: Hungry for Office Perks or Something More? Hello all. It has been some time since I began writing for SnackNation, and I thought a proper introduction was in order. My name is Sophia, and I am a millennial. It sounds relatively straightforward, but what exactly does this mean? Today, the subject of the millennial is everywhere and media of all kinds continue to dispute which definitions are applicable and which are not. Considering the fact that the millennial generation is expected to make up 75% of the marketplace by 2025, it is no wonder that popular culture…
  • 5 Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Workday

    Sophia Lopez
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:15 pm
    5 Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Workday Corporate wellness is one hot topic this year! As most Americans spend the business week away from the home, employers and employees alike are now recognizing the impact that the workplace has on health. Companies of all sizes and in all industries are now implementing healthful and nutritional perks, such as yoga and healthy office snack delivery, as a means of increasing productivity and overall office morale. Here at SnackNation, we cannot stress enough the value of healthy eating in the workplace. In addition to increasing…
  • Food Choices: How Choice is Hurting Your Health

    Sophia Lopez
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    Food Choices: How Choice Is Hurting YOUR Health Give it a minute and let this seep in. Are you asking yourself, “Don’t food choices and options aid my health?” The concept of choice, particularly within the preservative-laden, junk food-ridden food industry, is generally perceived as beneficial. Take McDonald’s menu for instance. Following the backlash of the documentary “Supersize Me,” McDonald’s doubled its efforts to implement healthier menu options including salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, apple and walnut snacks, and milk. Considering these healthful additions in…
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  • Organic Fruits and Vegetables: Are They Worth the Money?

    Jessa Nowak
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Have you ever heard of the Dirty Dozen? The Environmental Working Group has coined this term to educate the American public on the top twelve foods with the highest level of pesticide loads. They complete a yearly report based on the analysis of 32,000 produce samples run by the USDA and the FDA. Pesticides are Dangerous There’s no doubt that spraying chemicals on our food supply is damaging to our health and safety. One major insecticide we are forced to worry about is the organophosphate-based pesticide commonly named diazinon. Directly from the CDC,…
  • Increase Blog Traffic – Concept to 30K Views in 90 Days

    Chris Nowak
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Every new website owner has the same question, “How do I boost traffic to my website?” This may be easy for web experts and SEO masters to attain, but I’m sure you’re asking, “What about me?” If you have no prior experience starting a new WordPress blog or are struggling with your current traffic, don’t worry, you are not alone in this struggle. Everyone is looking to increase blog traffic to their new site. Over 172K blogs are created daily. That’s a whole lot of competition! So, the question remains, how do you increase…
  • Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t for Slackers: The Shocking Truth about Bariatric Surgery

    Jessa Nowak
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    The following is a sponsored post with final edits and formatting by Jessa.  In recent years, bariatric surgery has seen a major increase in popularity. About 179,000 procedures were performed in 2013, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Along with this trend has come a growing chorus of critics, many of whom argue that patients who elect to have bariatric surgery are somehow cheating or taking the easy route. Let’s get this straight: there is nothing easy about weight loss surgery. Choosing this path means committing to years of difficult…
  • Get Rid of Your Toxic Attitude Once and for All

    Jessa Nowak
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Our attitude defines who we are. It’s impossible to have a positive life with a negative attitude. Unfortunately, for many, managing their attitude is a daily struggle. It’s tough to live life battling negativity and even tougher for those around them. This article will explain just how damaging a poor attitude can be, how to fix it and how to deal with those working through it. So if you, or someone you love, suffers from an ornery attitude problem, this may help put things into perspective. To be completely honest, I cop an attitude more often than I should.
  • The Power of Social Media Influence – Amplify Your Outreach

    Chris Nowak
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
     In the world of content marketing, every marketeer wants the same thing: to get someone with social media influence to read and share their content. Why? The power of one social media influencer sharing your post could be enough to increase traffic to your website exponentially. It’s not always as obvious as the man in the red cape with a big “S” across his chest to identify who has the most power on social media. The hidden gems are the ones dressed like everyone else on the street. I’m talking about the Clark Kent’s of social media.
 
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