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  • Jenna’s Morning Superfood Shakes

    The Functional Body » Blog
    Jenna Lee
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    One of the best lifestyle changes I ever made was changing what I ate for breakfast.  I made a switch from a meal that most would consider to be very healthy to what worked for my body. Those who have made this change as well seem to have the same consensus. There was a period of time when I was obsessed with steel cut oatmeal and when I say obsessed, I mean OBSESSED. Throughout college and afterwards it was my staple morning meal. I came up with so many delicious variations I would add Greek yogurt to it, blueberries, and nuts, and it made me feel great! It would only be until 11am that I…
  • 20 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

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    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
      Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil, is an essential oil that has a plethora of uses. Its healing benefits include everything from anti-bacteria to antiseptic and beyond. 1. Helps clear acne. 2. Heals dandruff. Add 10 drops to your shampoo bottle. 3. Soothe an itchy insect bite. 4. DIY make up remover: Mix ¼ cup of organic jojoba with 10 drops of tea tree oil. Rinse with water afterwards. 5. Helps heal sunburns. 6. Combat smelly shoes by adding a few drops to the inside if shoes. 7. A natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, tea tree oil heals skin infections and cuts. 8. Relieves itchy…
  • Do we get fat because we eat too much? Some think so.

    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
    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…
  • Could yogurt lower the risk of type 2 diabetes?

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    According to researchers, a higher intake of yogurt is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggesting that it could play an important role as part of a healthy diet.
  • Breakfast in classroom program linked to better participation, attendance

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Schools offering Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) had higher participation in the national school breakfast program and attendance, but math and reading achievement did not differ between schools...
 
 
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  • Overweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total, a study said Wednesday.
  • US orders calorie labeling for chain restaurants

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The United States on Tuesday announced sweeping new rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlors to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation's obesity epidemic.
  • Elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins: US study

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, new guidelines say.
  • Bayer explores possible sale of diabetes device unit - Bloomberg

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    (Reuters) - Germany-based drugmaker Bayer AG is considering the sale of its diabetes device business, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. The unit, thought to be worth 1 billion to 2 billion euros (790 million to 1.6 billion pounds), might attract bids from private equity firms such as Cinven Ltd, EQT Partners AB and Triton Advisers Ltd, Bloomberg said, citing people familiar with the matter. Credit Suisse Group AG is advising Bayer on the potential sale, Bloomberg reported the sources as saying. ...
  • Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities

    22 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovered staff had sold hundreds of customers inappropriate pensions in 2013. Savers with medical conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and smokers should have been offered an increased annuity - which provides an income for life - based on their lower life expectancy, the newspaper said. ...
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  • Author Pens Vegetarian Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    World Vegetarian And Vegan News: New Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All56 billion farm animals are killed every year adding to our health and environmental woes says Tony Bishop-Weston authorof various vegan cookbooks. So he has changed the lyrics of the legendary Feed the World Do They Know It's Christmas Time at all song to reflect a need for a kinder, healthier more sustainable way of eatingNew Lyrics -Feed TheWorldNutritionists London
  • Offers: Christmas deal on immune + mood supporting omega 3 EPA DHA

    27 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    Act now to protect your immune system and mood this winterOmega 3 DHA EPA from Algae with plant based vitamin D3Special offer on essential fats vegetarian vegan Omega 3 EPA (200mg) DHA (400mg) from algae with plant based vitamin D3 approved by vegetarian and vegan societies. Our modern lives and diet conspires against us leaving us typically depleted of essential fats omega 3 EPA DHAStress, inadequate diet and too few synergystic nutrients, too much omega 6 , not enough omega 3, and a number of other factors make it harder for us to produce adequate amounts of long chain fatty acids for our…
  • New Forest Asperger's Conference Hampshire

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    New Forest Consultants have arrange a ASD conference for all things asperger's / high functioning autism in the New Forest this November See link below for detailsAll Things Aspergers Conference, Brockenhurst, New Forest Hampshire by New Forest Consultants and associatesNutritionists London
  • Dairy Free Vegan Cheese That Tastes Nice?

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Dairy Intolerant?No Problem. Just like meat free alternatives the massive increase in veganism has resulted in not just the range and choice but the quality of vegan cheese to change dramatically.Now you can buy vegan cheeses that actually taste like cheese, melt like cheese, look like cheese, smell like cheese (well thankfully not quite as bad as the real stuff)Take another look at dairy free vegan cheese options next time you are in a health food store or search online.Vegan cheeses that taste like cow's cheese not vegan cheese!Nutritionists London
  • Vegan CookBook Dairy Free Recipes A5 Book and On Kindle

    7 Jul 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Post by Tony Bishop-Weston Plantarian Cook & Author.Vegan CookbookBuy now on Kindle £3.99 Buy now as A5 Paperback £4.79 Other vegan cookbooks include The Ultimate / Complete book of Vegan Cooking in hardback and paperback. Tony Bishop-Weston on Twitter Tony Bishop-Weston Vegan Chef on FacebookVegan Chef on Linked InNutritionists London
 
 
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  • Everyday Life: October 2014

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

    Shauna
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Growing up in rural Oz through the 80s and 90s, I didn’t know any other Shauna’s. I thought my name was daggy and annoying. I longed to be a Jenny, Tracy or Melissa and be spared the indignity of being nicknamed “Shauny Prawn”. But thanks to the invention of the internet I now know there’s twenty gazillion fellow Shauna’s, and many Shauna Reid’s too. There is one living in Canada. I know this because I often get her emails. Because of a missing hyphen or full stop or similar, I hear about Canadian Shauna Reid’s PTA meetings,…
  • Hairdresser, cook or cleaner?

    Shauna
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    I was struggling to get to sleep last night so I passed the time by pondering a very deep question: If given the choice of a weekly visit from a hairdresser, cook or cleaner, which would I take? Sleep grew even more elusive as I got carried away with the terms and conditions of this fantasy scenario (kind of like when you imagine what you’d do if you won the lottery. How to keep it private, how much is too much, how far out on the family tree do you go paying off mortgages, which charities would you donate to, would you buy a sports team… to the point where you decide being a…
  • Everyday Life: September 2014

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when we reflect on the things we are thankful for, and indulge ourselves in celebration of the bounty we received during the year. In fact, many of our popular Thanksgiving foods are deeply rooted in tradition, and while they might not always be the healthiest options, they are comforting and remind us of home. Additionally, different regions add their own twist. For example, my Southern relatives always include ham and spoonbread on the Thanksgiving table; my Eastern in-laws always have mashed potatoes and carmelized onions. Regardless of your sides, the…
  • Soda tax finally passes but will it help fight childhood obesity?

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    First let me say congratulations to Berkeley for having the courage to be the first city in the entire United States to pass the soda tax. The soda tax has been kicked around congress locally and nationally for several years now, ever since the awareness of our nation's childhood obesity crisis. The American Beverage Association has funneled millions of dollars in campaigns to fight the soda tax. Their campaign efforts have been targeted to the low-income families who tend to drink more soda and can't afford the extra tax. This is one of the reasons it has been so hard to pass this. Although…
  • Salute To Our Veterans from Nourish Interactive

    10 Nov 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Having family members that have served in the military including my father who was a pilot in Korean War, my uncle who served in the Vietnam War and my cousin who served in Desert Storm , I just want to take a moment to honor our veterans. Thank you from Nourish Interactive for your service and patriotism you show every day as you keep our country safe and free. Nourish Thought for the Day: Nourish Interactive salutes the great veterans of our country.
  • Dads or Moms - Who Is Really Looking At Nutrition?

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    You ever wonder if dads and moms equally worry about nutrition for their children? Well wonder no more. Sorry dads, but a new study just released by CS Motts National Poll indicates that moms are worrying just a bit more about nutrition than dads. Here are some of the findings* Mothers (46%) are more likely than fathers (33%) to say that nutrition information helps them decide which food or drink to buy “very often” or “always.” Sugars (total and added) topped the list of “very important” nutrients that parents consider. Mothers are more likely than fathers…
  • 5 tips to recommit to healthy habits during the holidays

    5 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    We have New Years Day where a great deal of people are making their New Years resolutions. But by March most have fallen off and certainly by winter. With the holidays just around the corner, November reminds us to recommit to our resolution to eat and be healthier. What better time to make this resolution than before you go into the holidays. This may or may not surprise you but the average person is destined to gain 5 lbs or more between Thanksgiving and New Years.* So I ask you, does it make sense to throw it all out the window for a few weeks and put on that extra weight (which gets…
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  • herbal

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

    Lucy
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Matt came by on Saturday morning, pulled up in his hulking truck to show us how to properly use a chainsaw. He's one of those people it's hard not to really like and as he was trying to avoid going car shopping (groan), we ended up chatting at length. Being both an arborist and a CFA volunteer, he had some interesting, nay terrifying, things to say about how trees are falling over as they halve their root systems due to drought and (the CFA bit) about the run up to fire season. An old bloke he knows who keeps reams of weather records told him that conditions, this year, are slightly…
  • another time

    Lucy
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:56 am
    Had another post in mind today, but instead found my thoughts stuck on an upturned collar, just briefly, just long enough obliterate the path I'd carefully set out. That piece wasn't going anywhere in particular, so it's no great loss, but still. Funny how a good massage can release demons long held. Clarity swept through as I opened all doors when I got back, some slamming shut  - setting the dog right off - as the wind blew from one end of the house to the other. Doors open, doors close, yet clarity is worth seeking, always. Another time, I thought, largely because Rachel…
  • on not eating

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

    Lucy
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
      If pushed, I might just have to admit that Kingsley Amis is my favourite writer. Perhaps because of this, I also happen to love the work of his long-suffering partner, the late (great) Elizabeth Jane Howard. Howard's love of cooking may have bypassed Amis, who famously preferred vats of booze to her carefully crafted meals, but she did manage to hand it along to a young Tamasin Day-Lewis while the latter's father lay dying, poetically, in the Amis' home. After some searching I tracked down a copy of On Food (as opposed, I now wonder, to Amis' brilliant On Drinking) a…
 
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  • On Simplifying My Cooking & NOT Multitasking

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    I used to be a multitasking demon in the kitchen. While dinner was cooking I’d have pumpkin chopped and roasting in the oven; a pot of vegetable-scraps-stock: simmering away; enough bread dough mixed for the next week; pepitas toasting in a frying pan and then I’d finish by chopping up some fruit ready to turn into jam. All very Martha Stewart-esque. All very busy and efficient. But my poor migraine brain now struggles with multitasking and just thinking about all that busy-ness makes me want to lie down. So now my cooking is much quieter, simpler and more focused. I try to get…
  • Hello again

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

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

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

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

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all wish we could live in a world full of joy and happiness. Joy and gratitude are spiritual practices that can help human interconnectedness and promote better lives. We often do not realize how wonderful life is and do not recognize how good things really are. Practicing gratitude can be an excellent way to promote happiness and bring better days for you, your family and your friends. Here is 7 ways to practice gratitude:   1. Say “Thank You” Say these two magic words can really make a difference. It is always nice to hear that from our partner, kids, parents or friends.
  • Wonderful Aromatherapy!

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Aromatherapy has become one of the most popular therapies and the number of practitioners continue to grow year after year. If you are one of the few people still not familiar with this amazing therapy, here is a quick guide to introduce you to aromatherapy. Aromatherapy, also known as essential oils therapy, uses a plant’s aroma-producing oils, called essential oils, to treat disease. Essential oils are taken from a plant’s flowers, leaves, stalks, bark, rind, or roots and then mixed with other substances such as oil, alcohol, or lotion. The end result is used as a product that…
  • 20 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
      Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil, is an essential oil that has a plethora of uses. Its healing benefits include everything from anti-bacteria to antiseptic and beyond. 1. Helps clear acne. 2. Heals dandruff. Add 10 drops to your shampoo bottle. 3. Soothe an itchy insect bite. 4. DIY make up remover: Mix ¼ cup of organic jojoba with 10 drops of tea tree oil. Rinse with water afterwards. 5. Helps heal sunburns. 6. Combat smelly shoes by adding a few drops to the inside if shoes. 7. A natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, tea tree oil heals skin infections and cuts. 8. Relieves itchy…
  • What’s New? Santa Cruz Organic

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you looking for a delicious, natural, and organic juice? Look no further. Lucky Vitamin is happy to present Santa Cruz Organic products to our customers. Santa Cruz Organic offers the best organic juices made from harvest to the bottle, with no stops in between. As a pioneer organic brand, Santa Cruz Organic was the first company to offer customers a wide range of organic, 100 percent juices and blends. They were also the first juice processor to use all organic fruit. The Santa Cruz Organic brand’s roots stretch back to the early 1970′s when founder and nature lover, John…
  • Memoirs of a Marathoner: A Look Back On 500 Miles

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
        We sat down with LuckyVitamin’s Senior Merchandising Manager, as he prepares for the Philadelphia Marathon and describes his 500 mile journey on the road. Tell us about your relationship with running? I still cannot believe I am doing this. I can vividly remember back when my relationship with running was more of a love-hate situation (high emphasis on the latter). I was on the track team, but by no means was I there to run. I was a thrower. My time was spent competing to see how far I could launch objects into the air and detested every second of our mandatory 2 lap…
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  • Proton pump inhibitors decrease diversity in gut microbiome, increase risk for complications

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    People who regularly take proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have less diversity among their gut bacteria, putting them at increased risk for infections like clostridium difficile and pneumonia, in addition to vitamin deficiencies and bone fractures, a new study has shown.
  • New device reduces scarring in damaged blood vessels

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    A new device contains a form of vitamin A that controls inflammatory responses, preventing scar tissue formation and promoting wound healing. The soft, porous, and thin elastic material contains an acid form of vitamin A, called a retinoid, which is produced by the body to help cells develop and stay healthy. Synthetic retinoids have been formulated and traditionally used to treat acne and some types of cancer.
  • Derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    The first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development has been developed by researchers. The results of the study indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from developing HCC in its most initial stage, when genotoxic stress is damaging cellular DNA. They also show a curative effect of the diet in those mice that had previously developed the disease.
  • Scientists study effects of sunlight to reduce number of nearsighted kids

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Kids who spend more time outside are less likely to need glasses for nearsightedness – but scientists don’t know why. Researchers are now looking more closely at physical changes in the eye influenced by outdoor light exposure in the hopes of reducing cases of myopia, which affects one-third of the American population.
  • Two sensors in one: Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging and fluorescent imaging in animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor's environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets.
 
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  • New device reduces scarring in damaged blood vessels

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    A new device contains a form of vitamin A that controls inflammatory responses, preventing scar tissue formation and promoting wound healing. The soft, porous, and thin elastic material contains an acid form of vitamin A, called a retinoid, which is produced by the body to help cells develop and stay healthy. Synthetic retinoids have been formulated and traditionally used to treat acne and some types of cancer.
  • Derivative of vitamin B3 prevents liver cancer in mice

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    The first mouse model that faithfully reproduces the steps of human HCC development has been developed by researchers. The results of the study indicate that diets rich in nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, protect these mice from developing HCC in its most initial stage, when genotoxic stress is damaging cellular DNA. They also show a curative effect of the diet in those mice that had previously developed the disease.
  • Scientists study effects of sunlight to reduce number of nearsighted kids

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Kids who spend more time outside are less likely to need glasses for nearsightedness – but scientists don’t know why. Researchers are now looking more closely at physical changes in the eye influenced by outdoor light exposure in the hopes of reducing cases of myopia, which affects one-third of the American population.
  • Oat oil preparation makes you feel fuller

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Oats contain more fat than other cereals, and oat oil has a unique composition. Researchers have now outlined why oat oil supplement makes you feel fuller.
  • Two sensors in one: Nanoparticles that enable both MRI and fluorescent imaging could monitor cancer, other diseases

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging and fluorescent imaging in animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor's environment, or determine whether drugs have successfully reached their targets.
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  • 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…
  • Protein Power 2.0?

    mreades
    31 May 2014 | 12:00 am
      It is difficult for me to believe, but Protein Power is coming up on being 20 years old. It was written in 1995 and published in January of 1996. There has been some talk between our agent and the publisher about a 20 year anniversary edition of the book. MD and I have decided that if we go along with this project, we don’t want to just do a new Introduction and make a few tweaks here and there. We want to do it up right and make Protein Power 2.0 (or whatever it will be called) the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on low-carb dieting available. And we want it to hold up for…
  • The Big Fat Surprise

    mreades
    13 May 2014 | 1:26 am
      This review of The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz is the most difficult and demanding I have ever written. It is demanding for a couple of reasons. First, it is psychologically demanding on me because I want to write a review so good it inspires everyone to buy the book immediately and read it. Why? Because I think it is one of the most important books on nutrition ever written. Maybe the most important. And I feel a responsibility to inspire as many people as I can to get their hands on it. Second, this book is so brimming with valuable information that I was almost paralyzed in…
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  • Arugula, spinach, pomegranate and quinoa salad

    Dr. Ayala
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:35 am
    A seasonal colorful and crunchy salad to decorate your festive table, and it’s also perfect for guests on a vegan and gluten free diet. The recipe is more greens than grain, but you can change the greens to quinoa ratio for a more hearty dish.
  • Family meals that work: Keep calm and carry a conversation

    Dr. Ayala
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Let's try this: once a healthy meal is on the table consider your job done; you're now a guest at your own dinner party, there to appreciate good food in good company.
  • The soda tax experiment, now underway

    Dr. Ayala
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    The Berkeley sugary drinks tax law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar taxes in other cities.
  • Simple measures that convince kids to drink less sugar

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Teens probably pay the least attention to health warnings, so how can we get the group that drinks the most soda to pay attention? A bunch of new studies experiment with simple, practical approaches to get the message across.
  • Brain zapping for weight loss

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

  • How Grounding (Earthing) Healed My Adrenal Fatigue

    Megan Stevens
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Grounding (Earthing) brought me back from extreme adrenal fatigue, a.k.a. wanting to take a nap all the time! Yes, I was skeptical at first, but then my doctor did the weirdest thing... [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • One-Pan Chicken Verde Recipe With Rice & Veggies

    Shannon Stonger
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:46 pm
    This One-Pan Chicken Verde recipe with rice & veggies is a flavorful dish. It's super simple, totally delicious, and feeds my little army with very little cleanup. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Mashed Potato Latkes

    Katie Peters
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:29 am
    Potatoes and I are best friends. I love them to death and would eat them anyway they are prepared. I guess I am just a potato kind of gal! Here is my version of homemade mashed potato latkes that are less traditional, but still oh so good. They are great to make for breakfast the next morning if you have leftover mashed potatoes from the night before! [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • How to Use Bone Broth- With 2 Surprise Recipes

    Megan Stevens
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    As thankful as I am for the healing properties of bone broth, I may not want to drink cups of broth everyday. If you want to know how to use bone broth more regularly in your cooking, try these recipes out. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe {Dairy-Free, Paleo}

    Natalie Burns
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:56 am
    I've never met a person that doesn't like ranch dressing.  Never.  What I have met however is people who don't want to eat it because it's generally made with total crap.  Understandable.  I was one of them.  Until recently... when I discovered that it's so easy to make homemade ranch dressing. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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  • If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?

    June Lupiani
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today’s post introduces our new Nutrition Leader, June Lupiani, RD. June comes to Green Mountain with a deep and compassionate understanding of the issues facing women in eating supportively. And deep experience in how to help them overcome those issues. She shares some of the basics in this post. Loaded question, I know.  So before you dig too deep, take a minute and watch this great short brought to you by the not-for-profit, the Jubilee Project.  It’s called “50 People 1 Question.” Watch Video: 50 People 1 Question When It Comes To Body Image, Kids Get It The way I…
  • The Binge Eating Diaries: The Weight of It All

    Jacki Monaco
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Jacki is back with another insightful look at how she’s working through one of the issues that was at the root of her binge eating to begin with. I hate going to the doctor’s office for a number of reasons. My overpriced health insurance only allows me three “affordable” visits per year, so each time I feel like I’m getting robbed… which makes my anxiety worse, which makes me forget while I’m really there, which makes me spit out every thing that could possibly be wrong with me, which makes me sound a neurotic hypochondriac. But my least favorite part about going to the…
  • Emotional Eating: What Do Your Comfort Foods Do for YOU?

    Shiri Macri
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This post introduces our new behavior leader at Green Mountain: Shiri Macri, MA, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. We’re thrilled to have her join us and, with this post, you can see why. Comfort Foods, Stress and Emotional Eating A bowl of mashed potatoes, homemade mac-n-cheese, warm apple pie…these images may elicit a smile and sense of calm for you. Often these “comfort foods” are nostalgic and sentimental for people, but are they really comforting? Not according to a study by Traci Mann, psychology professor at the University of Minnesota, which suggests it’s not…
  • Nominate the Year’s Worst Diets

    Marsha Hudnall
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Worst Diets of Year – Slim Chance Awards 2015 It’s that time of the year! Place your nominations now for the most outlandish and misleading weight loss claims you’ve heard or tried in 2014. Nominate diet gimmicks, products and claims between now and Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Our panel of judges will select the “winners” from your nominations and we’ll announce them the first week in January. Our judges this year include: Susan Albers, PhD, New York Times bestselling author and mindful eating expert Katja Rowell, MD, childhood feeding expert and author and Health…
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Coconut Bundt Cake (and a SWEET giveaway for you)

    Jenny
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    It’s now the season where a perpetually present aroma of sweet things, pies, cakes, sweet breads and cookies fills my kitchen.  We eat our fair share, to be sure, but I also give most away with little pots of the homemade crabapple jelly and vanilla peach preserves my husband and I made this summer. But as I approach my baking, I try to take care not only with the ingredients that I use in my baking, but also which tools and bakeware I use, too.  So just as I favor cast iron, stainless steel and enameled cast iron for the foods and dishes I prepare on the range, I have favorites for…
  • Jalapeno, Apricot and Bacon Zingers

    Jenny
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    I have a love of bacon.  No, really.  I love bacon.  All salty and sweet and meaty.  And that’s why I jumped at the opportunity to work with Applegate, the makers of amazing natural and organic bacon.  I’ve been known to skip a real dinner and head down with my husband to the local rum distillery to order a cocktail and plate full of bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.  No joke.  It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen … almost often. And at home, when we have guests, I often make little bacon appetizers.  Why? Because everybody loves bacon.  So I’ll…
  • Homemade Sauerkraut Recipe

    Jenny
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Homemade sauerkraut, in all its funky humility, is a favorite food in our home – particularly in wintertime when fresh, local produce is a rare treat and we rely on what we’ve put by over the summer and autumn months.  For us, this means lots of fermented foods and sauerkraut in particular. We grow cabbage in our tiny plot in the community garden, and I’ve a preference for the more whimsical heirloom varieties – Wakefield cabbages with their conical heads and Shoshudori cabbages with their wide and flat ones.  I love the crinkled Savoys and the brilliant hue of Mammoth Red Rocks.
  • How to Make a Sourdough Starter

    Jenny
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Love sourdough breads?  Wondering how to make your own sourdough starter?  It’s easy.  While the internet is full of sourdough starter recipes that call for odd ingredients like pineapple juice, orange juice, potato flakes or sugar water, to make a truly good sourdough starter you need just three things: flour, water and time.  It’s easy, but there’s a few things you should keep in mind first. water for your sourdough starter With so few ingredients used in sourdough starter, it’s essential that the ingredients that are used be of the highest quality.  If you live in an area…
  • Roasted Persimmon and Ginger Custard

    Sarah Atshan
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    I’m not a huge dessert maker. I get that sweet calling every so often, but typically grab a ripe fruit or a few squares of high quality chocolate. When the mood does strike me, I pull out my ramekins and whip up a rich custard. The ingredients are always available, and it’s always a huge hit in my household. I like to get as creative with my custards as I do with my everyday cooking, so when I perused the farmers’ market, and saw tables and tables of bright orange persimmons, I knew I had to incorporate them. Click Here to Continue Reading. Copyright 2007 to 2014, all…
 
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    HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips

  • Take The 21 Day Mindful Eating Challenge

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Healthcastle.com) Ready for a challenge? Ever feel like food has a hold on you? Struggle with weight despite trying all the diets and cleanses out there? The problem is likely not just what you eat- but how, when and why you eat. Taking care of when, why and how you eat is the first step to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Read on to find out how to reset your eating style in 21 days, and why you should do it now. read more
  • Citrus Fruits For A Healthy Winter

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Healthcastle.com) Citrus fruits are packed to the brim with nutrients we need more of to beat off winter’s chill. So help your body fight off the cold and flu bugs and reap the side benefits of glowing skin! Find out why citrus should have a starring role on your shopping list below. Citrus fruits are potent health foods. One navel orange packs in 138% of your daily requirement for Vitamin C, 3 grams of fibre, and is a good source of folate and potassium. All this for only 69 calories! read more
  • Winter Months Are Here! Eat Well To Get Ready

    3 Nov 2014 | 6:01 am
    We are entering the month of November! That means fewer daylight hours, a visit from the flu bugs, and no more colorful berries. But that doesn't mean we have to embrace the cold with poor nutrition. Today marks the kick-off of the annual Natural Health Products Week (NHP Week) hosted by the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA). With proper food and nutrition, you can still stay healthy and happy during the winter months! read more
  • Recipe: Oven Dried Tomatoes aka The Best Salad Topping Ever

    2 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    (Healthcastle.com) Salads get boring, but we know we need to get those daily leafy greens! Enter one of my salad savers. These oven dried tomatoes are chewy, sweet and bursting with flavour. Bet you can't eat just one!  read more
  • Avoid Hangry: How to prevent and treat low blood sugar

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Healthcastle.com) Every felt weak, clammy, dizzy or even just plain irritable in between meals? Did it disappear when you ate? Low blood sugar, otherwise known in medical circles as hypoglycemia, is an unpleasant experience. Preventing too low blood sugar is relatively easy - but it does require a bit of planning and a balanced plate. Find out how to prevent it from happening and stabilize your energy and mood while you're at it! read more
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  • Getting Your Little One to Drink More Water

    Guest
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Water is essential for a healthy lifestyle but getting kids to drink their water can be a little tricky, especially if they’re used to drinking lots of juice or milk. Getting your little ones to drink more water will help cut back on the amount of calories and sugar-laden drinks they consume, give them more […]
  • 12 Smart Tricks to Make Kids Eat Their Veggies

    Guest
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
      Holly Easterby strongly recommends feeding kids with healthier foods for better overall development. She gives parental tips at Bonza Brats and in blogs like this one. In this article, she shares how to get kids to eat their veggies. Having a hard time making your kids eat their vegetable and fruits? Well, would it […]
  • How to Encourage Play and Exercise

    Naveen Agarwal
    5 Feb 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Keeping kids active is becoming more of a challenge as technology advances. The lure of HDTVs, video games and tablets are distracting our children from getting out and being active, and as parents we need to be proactive. There are many other reasons daily exercise can be difficult, such as school events and extracurricular activities, […]
  • Helping Picky Eaters Make Healthy Choices

    Naveen Agarwal
    14 Jul 2013 | 2:20 pm
    This is guest post by Marcela De Vivo, a freelance writer in the Los Angeles area who works with NorthWest and writes on a variety of subjects such as health and nutrition. As a mother of three she enjoys sharing her tips on how to get children to eat more nutritious meals everyday. Children are hesitant to try […]
  • Ask the Expert – Managing Food Allergies

    Naveen Agarwal
    17 Mar 2013 | 1:29 pm
    Kristi Winkels, RD Education: B.S. University of Minnesota Twin Cities Founder, Eating With Food Allergies.com Specialty: Food allergies and intolerance Twitter: @KristiWinkelsRD Facebook: Kristi Winkels Website: Eating with Food Allergies LinkedIn Profile Contact via http://www.eatingwithfoodallergies.com/contact.html Question: We know that my son has major food allergies which include nuts. How do you decide which one to ignore? Answer: […]
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    Nutrition Unplugged

  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    UNIQUE CRUNCHY SNACK FOODS EXPECTED TO BE ON-TREND IN 2015 Via Aberdeen News Crunchy snack foods like rice cakes, seaweed chips, lentil chips and roasted chickpeas are projected to be popular in 2015, writes Karina Timmel. A stronger focus on gluten-free alternatives, vitamins, protein and whole grains is expected to boost the popularity of these new varieties throughout the coming year. KALE CHIPS WILL REMAIN POPULAR, BUT RHYTHM SUPERFOODS EXPANDS OFFERINGS Via Food Navigator CEO of Rhythm Superfoods Scott Jensen expects “a shaking out of brands” of kale chips sold in specialty…
  • Trend Alert: What’s In, What’s Out

    Janet
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Wondering what the next kale salad will be?  What’s going to replace beets as the “it” vegetable? Andrew Freeman & Co. makes predictions in their 2015 Food Trends Index. YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW Beets Cauliflower Radish Caviar Sea Urchin Trout Roe Kale Salad Cabbage Salad Banana Blossom Salad Appletini The 15 Ingredient Cocktail Old Fashioned Cayenne Pepper Aleppo Pepper Marash Pepper Chop Belly Collar Sweet Umami Sour Asian Fusion French Spanish The trend report from Andrew Freeman highlights Nduja, the spicy spreadable pork from Calabria, Italy, that was also…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Happenings in the world of food this week. AGAINST THE GRAIN Via The New Yorker Author Michael Specter tackles the complicated question:  What’s so bad about gluten? FLAVOR-MAKERS MOVE TOWARD NATURAL FORMULATIONS FOR GOURMET PALATES Via The Wall Street Journal Food makers are being challenged to create items with bold, unique flavors that are made with the simple, natural ingredients consumers crave. Flavor houses are responding to the demand by offering flavors made from fruits and flowers, which can be much more expensive to produce than artificial flavors. 19 FOOD AND BEVERAGE…
  • 2015 Food and Culinary Trends to Watch

    Janet
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Get ready for all the 2015 food trend predictions. I’ll do my typical recap, like I did last year:  Compilation of 2014 Food Trends. So stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, here’s what I’ve spotted so far, along with links that you’ll find at the end. Matcha green tea Coconut sugar (and other sugar alternatives) Local grains Ugly fruits and vegetables Hop-free beers Authentic Asian Smoked everything 24/7 groceries Nutrition info at your fingertips From clean label to clear label (more transparent and simple claims) Convenience for foodies Reaching millennials (who…
  • A Look at the Positive Side of Paleo

    Janet
    1 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    I try to look at both sides.  Really I do. When it comes to the Paleo Diet, I recognize that it’s not the worst way to eat.  Yet, I still have trouble with the approach — and can’t get behind a diet that bans so many healthy foods, like dairy, beans and grains (some of my favorite things to eat!). Even so, there are some positive things to come out of the current Paleo craze.  That was the topic of my latest column for U.S. News:  8 Positive Outcomes of the Paleo Trend.  Take a read… Let me get this out of the way right now: I’m not a fan of the paleo diet.
 
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    Raise Healthy Eaters

  • Roasted Vegetables: Sweet Potato & Zucchini [Recipe]

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    When I first started cooking, I experimented with roasting veggies and quickly became hooked. I like making a huge batch for dinner and then using the leftovers all week putting some in packed lunches, pasta dishes or scrambled eggs. Lately, I’ve been making this colorful combo of veggies I found on My Recipes. The original recipe calls for eggplant which I don’t add but I’m sure it would be great. When roasting, I have found not skimping on the oil is key. Also, I try to cut veggies somewhat uniformly so they cook evenly. Happy Friday! What is your favorite vegetable (or…
  • Why I Take Notes When My Kids Play

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    My kids are bored, begging for TV or computer time.  After saying no, and point out their screen time is done for the day, they each go play. Big A usually goes in her room and plays with her dolls or draws.  She’s always had an artsy flare.  Little D will usually stay in the living room playing some type of ball game of his own making. I’ll hear things like “that’s incredible,” “Going, going, gone,” or “touchdown.” They think I’m not watching or noticing but nothing could be further from the truth. What Children Show us If We…
  • Meat and Veggie Lasagna [Recipe]

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    It dawned on me that I didn’t have a “go to” recipe for meat lasagna. I mean, I had recipes I tried but none of them really stuck. So I messed around and came up with this combination. What I like about lasagna is that you can make it ahead of time and then just pop in the oven when you get home. All you need is a salad to go with it. It’s also perfect for feeding a crowd or delivering to a family in need of a meal. You also have the choice of making it more vegetable heavy. When the meat is done cooking you can add other vegetables like mushrooms and greens. If the kids…
  • End Your Child’s Candy Obsession with This Simple Technique

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    On Halloween, my kids went trick or treating, came back to the house and ate until they were satisfied.  Big A ate more than her brother, although he’s picky when it comes to candy.  Two days later, my kids’ bags of Halloween candy sat on our couch untouched until I offered some of it for dessert the other night. I’m not saying this to brag –  my kids will devour candy like the next kid.  But they aren’t fixated on it.  They eat it and then they seem done.  And the secret to this is surprisingly simple. Attention — good or bad — is still…
  • Introducing My New E-Book: From Picky to Powerful

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    After a weekend of formatting, staying up late and acting cranky to those around me, my first e-book is published: From Picky to Powerful: Transform Your Outlook on Picky Eating and End Food Battles Forever! I’ve been writing about picky eating since I started this blog over 5 years ago. It’s a topic near and dear to my heart. I really feel for the parents who struggle with feeding and the kids who struggle with eating. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I describe in the book as the “Picky Eating Problem” Problem. I’m not talking about kids being picky,…
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    Real Food For Life

  • French Kisses Give 80 Million Healthy Bacteria

    Diana Herrington
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    A study in the journal Microbiome found that a ten-second French kiss can spread 80 million bacteria between mouths. 80 million may sound scary but these bacteria may actually benefit your body. Scientific Research in the Netherlands got 21 couples visiting a zoo in the Netherlands to participate in a study on French kissing. Their […]
  • Antioxidant: Life Saving Nutrient or Expensive Fad

    Randy Fritz
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Antioxidants are essential participants in the ongoing war between cancer-causing free radicals and healthy cells in your body. Our bodies can create their own antioxidants, but we can also need to take in additional antioxidants from our food. We want to feed the protective forces with plenty of plant nutrients. This includes whole plant foods […]
  • Medicinal VS Food Grade Herbs

    Randy Fritz
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    All herbs are not the same. 1. Food Grade herbs are herbs you can eat every day and they will provide ongoing nourishment and balance. 2. Medicinal Grade herbs to be used as sparingly as possible for short periods of time. How to Understand the Differences: Medicinal herbs are much like western medicine in that […]
  • The silent toxin in food that provokes cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and more

    Guest Writer
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:24 pm
    (NaturalNews) Found in everything from cereal grains to dried fruit and nuts to legumes, along with wine, hard cheeses and certain types of coconut oil — mycotoxins are difficult to dodge. Associated with a variety of diseases, these fungal metabolites can wreak havoc on the health of both body and mind. Just the same, we […]
  • Peanut Butter Sauce with Ginger

    Diana Herrington
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 pm
    This is one of those life saver recipes when you have an sudden, unexpectedly dinner guest. Steamed vegetables and rice is simple and fast but what do you jazz it up with? Answer:  Peanut butter sauce with ginger is enjoyed by everyone! Ingredients: 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 Tbsp peanut oil or coconut oil […]
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    AstroNutrition

  • Best Probiotic Supplements: Microbiome Plus+ Bone, Heart & Gastrointestinal

    AstroNutrition
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Health researchers are beginning to understand the incredible benefits of probiotics for health and wellbeing. Probiotic supplements like Microbiome Plus+ encourage the development of a healthy bacterial culture in the gut and throughout the rest of the gastrointestinal tract. read more
  • Joint Health: Doctor's Best Glucosamine Chondroitin

    AstroNutrition
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of joint degradation that can limit joint functions with debilitating pain. As we age, wear and tear on cartilage in joints can expose bone ends, leading to rubbing and friction. Loss of motion and increased stiffness can cause pain in the neck, back, hips, hands, knees and feet. read more
  • NOW Devil’s Claw Arthritis Pain Relief

    AstroNutrition
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Arthritis pain is one of life’s frustrations that can be debilitating to your productivity and wellbeing. Once developed, arthritis is very difficult to cure. That’s where NOW Devil’s Claw comes in. read more
  • Doctor’s Best Ubiquinol featuring Kaneka QH

    AstroNutrition
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    Doctor’s Best Ubiquinol is a coenzyme Q10 supplement that contains the active compound Kaneka QH. read more
  • Mikei Red Reishi Mushroom Essence

    AstroNutrition
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Have you heard of reishi mushrooms? Quite potent for such small things. These special fungi have amazing benefits for many areas of bodily health. read more
 
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    Dr Bill Dean

  • Taking Advantage of Your Best Time for Digestion

    Dr Bill Dean
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Have you ever noticed that you feel better when you eat your biggest meal of the day early, say around 12 noon and 2pm? The energy science nutrition of healing has an answer for why that occurs. The digestive fire which is a collective term for all the enzyme systems from the mouth to the lower colon is hottest between 10am and 2pm. This is to say that our mindbody's transformative energy is strongest at this time. Our digestion is optimal. Previous human experience would bear this out. Before the industrial revolution and the information age there is evidence that people observed this…
  • Inflammation and the Disease Process

    Dr Bill Dean
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Recently I saw a man with bloody urine that eventually resolved. His testing showed reddened lesions in the bladder and the biopsy showed cancer in the specimen. So I suggested we get more information and under anesthesia the lesions were gone. What happened? Does cancer disappear. Actually the areas were inflammatory and the bleeding had come from a nonbacterial inflammatory conditon of the bladder which produced the observed bleeding. All cancers in the mindbody are associated with inflammation or the imbalance of the Pitta energy pattern. And inflammation can produce all forms of…
  • 5 Ways To Make Lifestyle Changes Happen

    Dr Bill Dean
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Anything that we want to achieve in life....getting in better physical condition, losing weight, improving people's lives by working in a business or profession, changing a lifestyle pattern of behavior like smoking etc....requires that some form of structure be put into place so that a pattern of behavior is done over a period of time Hopefully the change is the pattern of behavior causes the desired change So for example in the case of chronic disease in order to cause a physiologic shift toward balance and improvement in your symptoms, you undertake certain things that you think will make…
  • Detoxification and Monodiet: 5 Steps for a Bowel Vacation

    Dr Bill Dean
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    From an energy point of view all disease begins in the GI tract  Foods introduce to the body vibrational frequencies that are called qualities or gunas in the energy science of Ayurveda  When these qualities become too much in quantity (eg too much hot quality from too much hot sauce then symptoms such as heartburn or hyperacidity syndrome occurs and you take an antacid) then disease occurs  It's like this for all disease But another way we can get sick and by the way the most insidious is by having a poor digestive fire or agni  When this happens we don't digest well and…
  • Seasons and Nutrition.

    Dr Bill Dean
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Have you ever heard of a racial riot in the winter? Beaches packed in December in the Northwest?(or are they ever packed?) People packing the parks during January? The seasons change our internal climate as well. The hot and cold qualities or primordial vibrational frequencies produce such lifestyle behavior patterns as they do when we are eating our diets. The seasons have an impact on our digestion. During the winter the hot qualities of foods can be tolerated by people who might not tolerate them during the summer. And likewise the cold qualities for people who wouldn't tolerate them…
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • RAIL Against IT Band Problems

    Richard
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:36 am
    Sitting destroys more than just your back. It also messes up your hips, knees, and hamstrings which all combine to wreck the way you walk. Walking funky wears your joints out. Maybe you are like me…days that I sit too much I get nagging aches and pains in the joints of my lower body. I am …Continue reading »Related Posts:Monday Confessional and I Need MobilityKaty Bowman and Happy FeetThe Anti-Fat Bias? Is it in you?Time to Fix that Tight ShoulderImprove Your Marriage with the 7-Minute Marriage Solutiona.A post from: health and fitness
  • GORUCK Challenge 1237 & Light 502 Halloween AAR

    Richard
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    A couple of weeks ago I participated in back-to-back Halloween GORUCK events. I successfully completed both to join the GORUCK Challenge Class 1237 and GORUCK Light Class 502. I learned a lot about myself, but mainly that I am able to push so much further than I previously thought possible. I learned later that only …Continue reading »Related Posts:GORUCK Light Cincinnati AAR and Leadership LessonsGORUCK Good Livin: A Leadership Training CourseGORUCK Challenge – Indianapolis 9/12/2014 Class 1172…I Want You To Start A Quest Today!GORUCK 9/11 Tribute Remembers: Where…
  • I Want You To Start A Quest Today!

    Richard
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    Start A Quest Today! I love quests, missions, and goals. I was a young lad when Nintendo first came out. I scrimped and saved to buy my very own. I need to insert a personal disclaimer…I am a nerd at heart. My friends gravitated towards the racing and sports games. I turned towards the strategy …Continue reading »Related Posts:GORUCK Challenge 1237 & Light 502 Halloween AARDo You Suffer from Alarm Fatigue? Change Those HabitsHappy New Year! Are Your Resolutions Ready? It’s 2013What Small Changes Can You Do Today? Eat Move SleepA Kettlebell Challenge: 300 Swings a…
  • GORUCK Challenge – Indianapolis 9/12/2014 Class 1172 AAR

    Richard
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
      Last week, a countless number of people took time out of their lives to remember the loss of life on September 11, 2001. For me, I participated in a GORUCK tribute challenge that served as a reminder of those that died, but also those that willingly gave their lives. I was part of the GORUCK …Continue reading »Related Posts:GORUCK Challenge 1237 & Light 502 Halloween AARGORUCK Light Cincinnati AAR and Leadership LessonsGORUCK Good Livin: A Leadership Training CourseGORUCK 9/11 Tribute Remembers: Where were you?I Want You To Start A Quest Today!a.A post from: health and…
  • GORUCK 9/11 Tribute Remembers: Where were you?

    Richard
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Where were you on September 11, 2001?  I was just starting my senior year of college.  I was an Resident Assistant for the dorm and we had a retreat planned that morning… Tomorrow night I am heading to Indianapolis to participate in a GORUCK 9/11 Challenge to pay tribute to the fallen and the sacrifices …Continue reading »Related Posts:GORUCK Challenge 1237 & Light 502 Halloween AARGORUCK Challenge – Indianapolis 9/12/2014 Class 1172…GORUCK Good Livin: A Leadership Training CourseI Want You To Start A Quest Today!GORUCK Light Cincinnati AAR and Leadership…
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    Nutrishus

  • Memorable Meals {Recipe ReDux}

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

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

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

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

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

  • Diabetes Month

    Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    November is American Diabetes Month, so I thought it was a good time to talk about the disease.Stats7.8% of the population (23.6 million) people have diabetesHispanic/Latino Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have diabetes than whitesAfrican A...
  • Are Food Labels Accurate?

    Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
    10 Jul 2013 | 12:00 am
    Numerous studies show that when someone tracks their calories they lose more weight, and some estimate that you can even lose twice as much weight if you track.
  • Fertility Diet: For MEN

    Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
    23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 am
    All of you women out there know how important it is to eat a healthy diet while trying to become pregnant (and of course once you are pregnant, too!). But did you know that the diet and other lifestyle choices of your man can also affect fertilit...
  • Book Review: 1000 Low Calorie Recipes

    Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
    16 Nov 2012 | 12:00 am
    Jackie Newgent is an amazing dietitian, chef and friend, but that is not why I adore her new book, 1000 Low-Calorie Recipes. This is a gem of a cookbook. Not only is it loaded with healthy recipes, everything I’ve made from pizza to salad dress...
  • Fueling for the Long Run

    Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
    15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 am
    Last weekend was Disney’s Wine and Dine Half Marathon and as the Official runDisney Nutritionist, I was there joining in on the action. Before the race I did a warm up run with a group runners and spoke with them about how to fuel during train...
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    The Healthy Home Economist

  • 10 Thanksgiving Recipe Faves Made Healthy

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Can you believe it?  Thanksgiving is this week! If you need some last minute ideas for healthy Thanksgiving recipes to make and share, below are ten to consider for incorporation into your Holiday meal. Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for this blog, as it marks the anniversary of filming and posting videos of how to incorporate Traditional Cooking techniques in your home. The very first video I posted five years ago was of me making turkey stock with my leftover Thanksgiving turkey bones. That video was a total lark (not to mention my crazy hairstyle) but folks responded so…
  • Nutritional Balancing: Your Missing Link to Restored Health?

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    By Pam Killeen, Certified Nutritional Balancing Consultant Allow me to describe what a typical initial conversation sounds like with one of my clients: “I’ve been sick for years. Running from one health practitioner to another. I’ve been to the top medical doctors, naturopaths, homeopaths, herbalists. You name the health field, I’ve tried it. I’ve experimented with many different diets and an array of various supplements. For the last decade or more, I’ve spent thousands of dollars and countless hours trying to get well. But I seem to be getting sicker. Nobody believes that I’m…
  • Yet Another Reason to Cook That Broccoli

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    If I stop by the raw juice bar at my local healthfood store late in the day, I always request a thorough clean-out of the commercial sized juicer before my favorite organic raw juice blend of carrots, celery, beets, cucumber and half an apple is prepared. This is because the juicing that has been occurring all day long prior to my arrival is typically very heavy on the cruciferous vegetables – primarily raw broccoli and kale. In fact, so many people come in ordering green drinks containing raw broccoli that there is a huge bin of bare broccoli stalks sitting on the back counter. The…
  • The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (it’s not the gluten)

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    The stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy. Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but not at other times. In my own home, I’ve long pondered why my husband can eat the wheat I prepareat home, but he experiences negative digestive effects eating even a single roll in a restaurant. There is clearly something going on with wheat that is not well known…
  • Soaked Oatmeal Benefits Without the Soaking?

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    Those of us with grandparents born prior to World War II may well remember that they made a practice of soaking rolled oats in a pot of warm water overnight before cooking it up the next morning. In fact, prior to the 1950′s, Quaker Oats used to include an overnight soak in the instructions printed on the box! Somehow, this healthy, traditional practice was gradually abandoned as the popularity of convenience foods such as quick oats and microwave oatmeal packets gradually took hold with Baby Boomers and later generations. The truth is that soaking oatmeal overnight before cooking it up…
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    Food Confidence

  • Edamame Spaghetti with Clam Sauce

    Danielle Omar
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    You’re going to love this easy, low carb, gluten free twist on an Italian favorite — edamame spaghetti with clam sauce!   Sometimes when I’m watching Norah reading to her stuffed animals, playing teacher, or just getting joy from a bike ride, I remember my own life at seven years old. It was pretty good times back then. I mean what isn’t great about being in second grade? When I was in second grade I lived in Long Island, New York…East Rockaway to be exact. Jimmy Carter was President. I have no idea why, but I loved that guy. I used to wear a big, rather…
  • Buddha Bowl with Creamy Sage Cashew Sauce

    Danielle Omar
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    This Buddha Bowl of roasted vegetables, lentils, baby greens, and avocado topped with a creamy cashew sauce is pure joy. It’s also dairy free, gluten free and totally delicious. Namaste! Buddha bowls are a staple meal in my house. They never look or taste the same twice and they are craveable good. I’ve made them a million ways and love them all! I roasted a ton of vegetables last week and I’m feeling very zen-like having eaten so many Buddha bowls the past week. I posted one of my very uncomposed dinner bowls on my Facebook page on Wednesday and was asked a few times in…
  • The Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe Roundup

    Danielle Omar
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
     Enjoy this best-of-the-web roundup of delicious, healthy, everyday and holiday worthy of Brussels Sprouts recipes! I love Brussels Sprouts. If you like them too, consider yourself one of the few. I just read that Brussels are the most hated veggie in America. Really? I have decided that if you don’t like them, it’s because you have not had a life-changing Brussels sprout. And that’s what I’m here for. To get you on the Brussels bandwagon. I like to consider us Brussels lovers not in the minority — but instead part of an elite group. An elite group who knows…
  • 5-Minute Thai Coconut Corn Curry

    Danielle Omar
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    This delicious vegan, gluten-free Thai-inspired coconut corn curry will take you 5 minutes to make from blender to bowl! I received free samples of Libby’s new Vegetable Pouches mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Libby’s and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Admittedly, I am not a canned vegetable type of gal. I’ve had the occasional canned corn or peas, but typically I go for fresh or frozen. So when I was asked to review Libby’s new vegetable pouches for Recipe…
  • Eat Cleaner With EWG’s Food Scores

    Danielle Omar
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
     A great resource that will make eating clean easier than ever — Food Scores! I am super excited to share an awesome resource with you! I learned about it at a dinner hosted by colleague and fellow dietitian Ashley Koff and sponsored by Share Care and the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The Environmental Working Group (EWG) are the folks who put out The Dirty Dozen/Clean 15 lists each year and various other consumer guides to help you lower your toxic exposure. They are my go-to resource for living a clean, detox friendly lifestyle. So….what’s got me so excited?
 
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • 3 Tools (You’re Not Using) to Become the Happiest Healthiest Version of You

    cdobbas
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
      For many, the holidays bring up a lot of 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 funky with our food – whether that be overeating, skipping meals and snacks, creating a bunch of food rules that keep us stuck, or eating for comfort. I’ve been there. It’s painful. It hurts. And it leaves you feeling deeply sad and a little empty. Because at a time of year like this – aren’t we all…
  • How I Live On Purpose

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

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

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

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

  • Jalapeño Cornbread

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

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

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

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

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

  • Getting Your Little One to Drink More Water

    Guest
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Water is essential for a healthy lifestyle but getting kids to drink their water can be a little tricky, especially if they’re used to drinking lots of juice or milk. Getting your little ones to drink more water will help cut back on the amount of calories and sugar-laden drinks they consume, give them more […]
  • 12 Smart Tricks to Make Kids Eat Their Veggies

    Guest
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
      Holly Easterby strongly recommends feeding kids with healthier foods for better overall development. She gives parental tips at Bonza Brats and in blogs like this one. In this article, she shares how to get kids to eat their veggies. Having a hard time making your kids eat their vegetable and fruits? Well, would it […]
  • How to Encourage Play and Exercise

    Naveen Agarwal
    5 Feb 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Keeping kids active is becoming more of a challenge as technology advances. The lure of HDTVs, video games and tablets are distracting our children from getting out and being active, and as parents we need to be proactive. There are many other reasons daily exercise can be difficult, such as school events and extracurricular activities, […]
  • Helping Picky Eaters Make Healthy Choices

    Naveen Agarwal
    14 Jul 2013 | 2:20 pm
    This is guest post by Marcela De Vivo, a freelance writer in the Los Angeles area who works with NorthWest and writes on a variety of subjects such as health and nutrition. As a mother of three she enjoys sharing her tips on how to get children to eat more nutritious meals everyday. Children are hesitant to try […]
  • Ask the Expert – Managing Food Allergies

    Naveen Agarwal
    17 Mar 2013 | 1:29 pm
    Kristi Winkels, RD Education: B.S. University of Minnesota Twin Cities Founder, Eating With Food Allergies.com Specialty: Food allergies and intolerance Twitter: @KristiWinkelsRD Facebook: Kristi Winkels Website: Eating with Food Allergies LinkedIn Profile Contact via http://www.eatingwithfoodallergies.com/contact.html Question: We know that my son has major food allergies which include nuts. How do you decide which one to ignore? Answer: […]
 
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • 8 Points to Think About Before Choosing A Supplement Manufacturer

    Jonathan Bechtel
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    Finding a manufacturer is a very common hurdle for new supplement companies to get over. They exist in a fragmented landscape that provides no consolidated information or easy methods of comparison. This is actually a good way to get a comparative advantage because it means you can take advantage of asymmetrical information, but that doesn't make it any less of a pain when you're trying to get off the ground. To make matters worse most of the people who are looking for one don't know what they're talking about and make things more difficult for themselves. So here's a quick and dirty guide on…
  • How to Use B Vitamins to Improve Concentration and Get Better Sleep

    Jonathan Bechtel
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Vitamins are simple, boring, and they seem to be around us everywhere. But despite their lack of novelty, they can pack more punch than meets the eye. Vitamins in their purest form are incredibly remarkable substances. You can almost think of them as gifts from mother nature. They exert powerful effects on your body. They're completely harmless. And with the right approach they can be quite effective in healing your body if you get some details right. Here's how to use some extremely common vitamins to promote better sleep and mental clarity.How to Use B Vitamins to Improve Concentration and…
  • How to Increase Your Testosterone Levels Without Using Dangerous Steroids

    Jonathan Bechtel
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:24 pm
    Testosterone is the blessing and curse of being a man. It makes us difficult. Brutish. Bad communicators. Aggressive. But hey......it's what makes us men! If you're a dude life just isn't worth living if you don't have testosterone coursing through your veins. But most guys start seeing their testosterone levels steadfastly drop year by year once they hit 30. Sad. But avoidable. Age-induced testosterone decline isn't destiny, it's just a result of bad health. You too can be like Clint Eastwood in old-age, as long as you follow a few important tips.......How to Increase Your Testosterone…
  • Lecithin: The Ultimate Guide – What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You

    Jonathan Bechtel
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Someone just dropped the "C" word on one of our product pages. If you own a health food company that's like PR ebola. Here's a more detailed response to the concerns raised by the original comment.Lecithin: The Ultimate Guide – What Your Mother Didn’t Tell You is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • 4 Insights From Supply Side West, and Why Our Next Product’s Going to be a Doozy

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

  • Dine In with FACS on December 3

    LZX Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    We wanted to pass on the following invitation from AAFCS… Dear Minnesota Professionals,! ! As announced at the AAFCS Affiliate Leadership Workshop this month, AAFCS is launching the first annual Family & Consumer Sciences Day!! The theme is “Dining In” for Healthy Families, and the goal of the campaign is to encourage 200,000 families to make and eat a healthy meal together.  December 3rd was chosen as Family & Consumer Sciences Day to honor family and consumer sciences pioneer and AAFCS founder Ellen Swallow Richards (December 3rd is her birthday).  Many activities are…
  • Stock Up with Great Savings: Winter Sale on Nutrition Educational Supplies

    LZX Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Need to stock up on posters, handouts, incentives, DVDs and more before the end of the year?  We have a great selection of sale items to choose from with FANTASTIC discounts up to 40% off!  Now’s the time to stock up and save!  
  • LZX introduces RelationShapers: Tri-Folds to promote healthy relationships

    LZX Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Everybody deserves to be in a healthy relationship. Sometimes it can be hard to determine whether or not your relationship is healthy or unhealthy. Learning ZoneXpress has created a series of tri-fold brochures called RelationShapers™.  These informative and easy to read brochures promote healthy relationships and raise awareness of sexual violence and domestic violence and offer helpful information on how to prevent it.  Our educational products give individuals the tools to recognize and build healthy relationships and avoid unhealthy and abusive situations. Four Important Signs of a…
  • Rethinking the Happy Meal? Learning ZoneXpress has healthy happy meal incentives!

    LZX Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    The Washington Post asks us to rethink Happy Meals… Since the 1970′s, when the Happy Meal was developed by a Midwestern advertising executive, McDonald’s has made incentivizing food choices something of an art form. The little box of fast-food calories with a little toy surprise has proven to be so appealing to children that in 2010 San Francisco passed a law prohibiting toys from being sold with meals that fail to meet certain nutritional standards. Now, researchers are looking at ways of using a similar model to get kids to choose fruits and vegetables with their school…
  • Women from Peñalolen Graduate from Nutrition and Social Determinants of Health Workshop

    LZX Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    We are always happy to share news from our friends at EPES… Women from Peñalolen Graduate from Nutrition and Social Determinants of Health Workshop Santiago, Chile, October 23, 2014 (EPES). – Luz Osorio, 45, is cooking a spinach and walnut frittata. Her daughter Scarlett Jara, 22, hands her the ingredients. They are a motivated team. This is the last recipe they will prepare in the nutrition and the social determinates of health workshop that EPES is giving in their neighborhood of Peñalolen. Diet and health do not depend on individual choices alone. They are affected by access…
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    Ashworth College Community : Blog List - Nutrition-Fitness-Exercise Group

  • You Are What You Eat

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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!.
  • Exciting news from AM Dietetics - our home visiting service has started!

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I’m ready to get in the car and start up on the AM Dietetics home visiting service. How much more easy could it be than to have the Dietitian come to you? The AM Dietetics home visiting service includes:
  • 20 things I've learned in 20 years as a Dietitian [1]

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    24 May 2014 | 7:48 pm
    June is just around the corner. This is pretty exciting for me, as it marks my 20 year anniversary as a Dietitian. Being a Dietitian for the last twenty years has been a super ride. I certainly don’t regret my choice of career one little bit. I really have loved every minute of being a Dietitian. I’ve been thinking a lot about how much I have learned from the last 20 years and thought I’d share the top 20 things I have learned in the last 20 years as a Dietitian.
  • Nikki's Chocolate Cupcakes - and they're dairy free, egg free and Vegan!

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    Last week, I had the pleasure of trying these delicious cupcakes made by Nikki Broad, a student Dietitian due to graduate this mid year. They are vegan, and for those just looking for egg or dairy free – these are your cupcakes! I am often asked about cake recipes for kids with egg and dairy allergies, so was really pleased when Nikki said I could post her recipe here on AM Dietetics.
  • No added sugar juice - better for little teeth?

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    18 Feb 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Looking after your children’s health is pretty high on the agenda for most parents. Lately, I’ve seen and spoken to a lot of parents who are on the hunt for healthier snack and drink options. Trying to reduce sugar is the main aim; for overall health and for the protection of those little teeth. Have you ever bought a “no added sugar” drink, thinking it is a better option for dental health? Well I’m sorry to say these are just as bad as the sugar laden drinks.
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    Kale University

  • 6 Tips For Going Vegan On a Budget

    Kate Wilson
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    It’s hard to believe that cutting animal products from your diet doesn’t always mean that you’re cutting your food budget, too. Good fruits and vegetables often cost a higher price, and convenient, pre-made meals that you can grab on-the-go are especially more expensive than their counterparts that include animal products. Of course, this shouldn’t make you shy away from going vegan; in fact, the lifestyle boasts a slew of health benefits, including clearer skin and more restful sleep. Better yet, you’ll find that there are plenty of ways to eat a vegan diet without breaking the…
  • Quick & Easy Vegan Protein

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

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

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

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

  • 37 Days

    JBNUT
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:01 am
    Wowza! New Years Day is in 37 days. The holiday season is officially here! It is time to celebrate, spend time with people you love, have a few days off of work, enjoy the many holiday parties, let the alcohol pour, splurge on sweets which seem to be everywhere…and there are too many reasons to avoid eating right and exercising daily.  How do you want to spend these next 37 days?  What resolutions do you have planned to start in 37 days?  It pains me when I hear that people gain 5-15+ pounds during this time of year as they do not have the tools to manage their health and weight…
  • The Ultimate Detox

    JBNUT
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Ahh sleep. I love it so very much. Yet I do not seem to get enough of it! Drives me bananas! I know it is important for me and I am so damn good it…but often there are just not enough hours in the day to get the recommended 7-9 hours a day. A few months ago, I was really focusing on getting more sleep and wow, what a difference that makes. Going from 5-6 hours to 7-8 hours a day is a gamechanger. Mind, body, mood, body fat percentage, food cravings, energy, relationships…everything was improved simply by going to sleep. Then I saw this TED talk and it put it all together for me.
  • 750 Words

    JBNUT
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    You eat right, you exercise regularly, you are doing all the things you “should” be doing, but you still feel off. Life is stressful, sleep is difficult, mind can swirl fast, it is hard to stay focused, mood goes up and down and energy is all over the place. Someone suggests you become more mindful and consider meditation. You are on board, try to sit, try to be more aware, try to breathe and just “be” but your mind is going crazy and you are stressed out at how difficult it is just to sit. How can it be that sitting still for 5 minutes can drive you that insane?!? You are not…
  • Stop Eating Bread

    JBNUT
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    For so many of you, that is your first strategy for weight loss. Stop eating bread. And then you give up wheat and/or gluten entirely.  Is it really bread’s fault? Is wheat truly the problem? I just have a hard time believing that globally, we are all so sensitive to wheat, that cutting bread out would really get everyone’s weight under control. That being said, it often works! It is a tricky one… Why do bread and wheat/gluten get such a bad rap? Once we start we cannot stop. Many of us cannot just have one slice of bread. Giving ourselves the structure and rule of “no wheat”…
  • Shooting Guns and Eating Vegetables

    JBNUT
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Two weeks ago, I shot a gun for the first time. I went to Montana for an “adventure getaway” filled with shooting clays, hunting pheasant, fly fishing and a little ATV ride in the mix for kicks. Quite a weekend! This city girl was out of her comfort zone the whole time and it felt fantastic. As many of you know, a few years ago, I killed my Thanksgiving turkey and worked on an organic farm – my life was changed. It was all because I wanted to know where my food comes from. If I am going to eat meat, I want to know what an animal has to endure in order for us to enjoy that…
 
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    Healthy Crush

  • The Ultimate Slow Cooker Bone Broth Recipe

    jenny sansouci
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    HEY November friends! Isn’t it cool to be alive? I took a gratitude shower this morning. Meaning – I wrote down everything in my journal that is kick-ass about my life. I suggest you do the same. Last week I wrote a post about my newest healthy addiction – bone broth. In a nutshell, bone broth is super healing and magical for digestion, gut healing, skin, autoimmune issues, hormonal health, joint pain, and it gives you a pep in your step and a sparkle in your eye. Immediately after posting that blog, I knew I had to make my own. I was scared to. There are so many things that…
  • Is Bone Broth The New Green Juice?

    jenny sansouci
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Hey my little baby koalas. If you’ve been paying attention at all to my instagram lately you may have noticed that I have a brand new addiction — BONE BROTH! I know it might sound weird at first – what is bone broth, anyway!? And why can’t I stop drinking it? Furthermore, it seems like the whole wellness community is yippity yap yap yapping about it lately too. Why is bone broth becoming the newest healthy and healing drink? Well first of all, let’s get one thing straight, bone broth isn’t NEW at all. It’s a very traditional broth that’s been…
  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Sage Gnocchi

    jenny sansouci
    1 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Hey guys! I’m really pumped about something. And that something is this pumpkin sage pasta sauce with GLUTEN FREE GNOCCHI from Cappello’s. Yep. I first heard about this pasta from Dr. Lipman – he and his wife eat it, and they said it’s great. We recommend it to patients a lot who need to be totally grain free/paleo for health reasons but still want pasta sometimes. Now listen, I don’t advocate eating gluten free “products” all the time (like breads, pastas, cookies, crackers, etc) – but once in awhile it can be pretty fun. Cappello’s…
  • The Misconception About Eating “Paleo”

    jenny sansouci
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    A couple of months ago I was having a conversation with a friend who’s also in the nutrition world. “I’m just so sick of seeing all these paleo people posting everywhere,” she said. I gave her a questioning look. “Hey! Why!?” (I post about paleo stuff quite often on instagram, and at Dr. Lipman’s office where I work as a Health Coach, we put people on a paleo or “paleo-ish” diet all the time for various health concerns, with fantastic results). “I just don’t think it’s healthy to focus on eating SO much meat all the…
  • Why Buy Fair Trade? (Product Giveaway!)

    jenny sansouci
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Hey guys! October is Fair Trade Month, so I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about where my belongings come from. It’s seriously pretty fascinating to realize that your clothing, the food products you buy, your coffee, your chocolate, and even your sheets and blankets can make a big difference in people’s lives and in the world. These are things we don’t usually pay attention to, but if you start to…it’s really freaking cool to be able to support companies that are doing good things in the world and providing fair jobs to people. Every single…
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    Eat Out, Eat Well

  • How Long Can Your Roasted Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? It definitely matters – and the clock starts ticking as soon as the bird comes out of the oven, fryer, or off the grill. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the number of reported cases of food borne illness (food poisoning) increases during the holiday season. You shouldn’t leave food out for more than two hours, any time of the year. To save turkey leftovers, remove the stuffing from the turkey cavity, cut the turkey off the bone, and refrigerate or freeze all the leftovers. The Basic Rules For Leftovers…
  • Holiday Pies: Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin — Which Has The Most Calories?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Thanksgiving Day. You’ve finished the hors d’oeuvres, the turkey, the stuffing, the green bean casserole, and the marshmallow-topped, buttery, and creamy varieties of potatoes. You’ve nibbled your way through the football game. Now it’s time for dessert – there’s always room for dessert — even though you feel you might burst. What’s more traditional than a choice of pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie to close out the Thanksgiving feast (before the leftover frenzy begins)? There can be a big variation in the calories in the three types of pies. Of course, every recipe is…
  • Is your Coffee Giving You A Muffin Top?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
      The holiday season is here and in many parts of the world the weather is getting pretty crisp, if not downright cold. It’s time for some holiday coffee and it can be pretty tough to resist some of the irresistibly named hot and flavorful drinks that Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts have to offer. Winter drinks are nothing new. Eggnog and mulled wine go back centuries and in the Middle Ages and Renaissance eating warming spices during the chilly fall and winter was thought to be a healthy thing to do. Winter drinks are enormously popular. Since it was introduced in 2003, Starbucks has…
  • 15 Holiday Eating Tips That Are Easy On The Waistline

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The holidays are right around the corner. You can’t go into a supermarket or box store without holiday food and fixings just begging to be tossed into your cart. Holidays create a “perfect storm” for eating way too much. They combine some of the worst cues and triggers for overeating: family drama, too much food (much of it sweet and fatty), tradition and ritual, stress eating, and the attitude of “why not – it’s the holidays.” All too frequently the default then becomes: “I’ll start my diet in the New Year, or after Easter, of in September after Labor Day” – or…
  • How Far Would You Have To Walk To Burn Off Halloween Candy?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    It’s almost here – the night of ghosts, goblins, home made and extravagant costumes, and candy – lots of it. Candy, costumes, trick or treaters, and shaving cream in roadside mailboxes (one of many suburban pranks) are all part of the ritual of Halloween. One thing for certain — there’s candy everywhere and it’s pretty hard to resist as an adult and horrifically hard to resist as a kid. On average, each piece of Halloween sized candy contains around two teaspoons of sugar and the same number of calories as two Oreos. Do the math – if you or your child pops 10 or more pieces…
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    Motive Nutrition

  • Fudgy Flourless Pumpkin Brownies

    vanessaperrone
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Posted in In the kitchenReal foodSeasonal spotlightOne 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 In the kitchenReal foodVideoPeople 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 DIYIn the kitchenReal foodEver been to San Diego? I hadn’t been until a just few weeks ago. In fact, I had never been to the West coast at all, so I was quite excited to finally head down. It was fantastic. The weather was prefect and the food was full of my favourite things; fish tacos, fresh seafood, California […]The post Fish Taco Salad appeared first on Motive Nutrition.
  • Berry Smoothie Bowl

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

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

  • Sweet Chili Corn Soup

    Liz Pearson
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:27 pm
    One of the best soups I ever tasted was at a restaurant in Oakville, Ontario. That soup inspired this soup. Sweet corn and fiery peppers make an awesome combination – truly delicious!  As for nutrition, corn is a great source of fibre and antioxidants. It’s especially rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids that are especially important for eye health and brain health. Enjoy! P.S. Most soups are high in sodium. This one is not, yet it’s so full of flavour! Makes 6 servings 1.5 tbsp (22 mL) extra virgin olive oil 1 red onion, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 3 cups (750 mL) corn…
  • Real Love Doesn’t Need To Be Chased

    Liz Pearson
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    I don’t consider myself an expert on love, as I still have lots to learn. I have, however, made some simple, but powerful observations about what love is and what it’s not. One of them is this – if love is real, you shouldn’t have to chase it – not ever. True love doesn’t require such action. It doesn’t require begging, pleading, insisting or demanding of any kind. Real love just is – it’s always present and always there. When we beg or plead for love (or liking, or approval, or acceptance) from anyone – our partner, our friends, our family or our co-workers –…
  • Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate Weekend Wellness Retreat

    Liz Pearson
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:46 pm
    How would you like to attend a weekend retreat, run by me, that’s all about wellness? It includes nutrition lectures, delicious food (including red wine and dark chocolate), great hiking, meditation, yoga, dancing, singing, and lots more! Here’s what you need to know… Why Attend:  Because food, love and life should be delicious! (this retreat is designed to make your life more so!) Who Should Attend:  Anyone who wants a more delicious life! When:  Friday, May 1st to Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 Where:  Hockley Valley Resort & Spa (1 hour northwest of Toronto and 50 minutes from the…
  • Do These Seven Things To Slow Aging Significantly

    Liz Pearson
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:31 pm
    At the end of your chromosomes or DNA strands, you have protective caps called telomeres (sort of like the plastic caps at the end of shoelaces). The length of your telomeres can tell you how fast or slow you’re aging, the strength of your immune system, as well as your risk of death and disease, including heart disease, cancer, dementia and more. Among people older than 60, for example, researchers have shown that those with shorter telomeres are eight times more likely to die from infectious diseases and three times more likely to die from heart disease. Although all telomeres shorten…
  • A Big Fear That Is Hard To Look At

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

  • The Many Reasons USDA is Celebrating 50 Years of SNAP

    LZX Team
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:23 pm
    News from the USDA… Half a century ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Food Stamp Act of 1964, making the Food Stamp Program (FSP), which at the time was a series of pilot projects, permanent. Despite the post-World War II economic boom felt by many Americans, some rural and urban areas of the country experienced extreme poverty as well as limited access to nutritious, affordable food. The Food Stamp Act of 1964 was an important component in President Johnson’s effort to eliminate poverty. This year, we not only mark 50 years of SNAP as a nationwide program, but we also…
  • WIC turns 40!

    LZX Team
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    According to the USDA blog… Forty years ago, WIC was established to improve health outcomes for pregnant women, infants and young children.  Today, the program officially known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, continues to be one of the nation’s most successful, cost-effective and important nutrition intervention programs. USDA’s new infographic demonstrates why WIC Works for our children and for our country! – See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/10/27/wic-the-foundation-of-healthy-families-since-1974/#sthash.1DxDiPhl.dpuf…
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies: Public Art Challenge

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

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

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

  • Parental Take on School Nutrition Standards: They like it in CA!

    LZX Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Pew Charitable Trust just released data on parental view of School Nutrition Standards in California… Three in 4 parents of school-age children in California support current national nutrition standards for food and drinks sold in schools, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and The California Endowment. The standards are backed by large majorities of Republicans and Democrats and receive particularly strong support from Latino parents. The statewide poll was conducted Sept. 23 to Oct. 1 and included interviews with 905…
  • Professional Development Fellowships for Teachers

    LZX Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Professional Development Fellowships for Teachers Fund for Teachers The Fund for Teachers awards fellowships to pre-K-12 classroom teachers throughout the United States so that they may participate in training and enriching activities that will improve their skills as teachers. Educators should propose a summer activity and explain how the endeavor will make the applicant a better teacher, how the applicant will implement his or her new improved skills in the classroom, and how these improved skills will benefit students, curricula, and the school.
  • Atlanta Public Schools’ Lunches Make the Grade

    LZX Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Love to hear a story like the following… At many Atlanta Public Schools, students are now digging into sushi, smoothies and flat-bread pizza, thanks to a farm-to-school movement designed to increase variety, freshness and healthy choices. The farm-to-fork craze that has so captivated the country inspires the farm-to-school program, a 4-year effort that has introduced students in kindergarten through high school to the benefits – and tastes – of locally-grown fruits and vegetables that are dramatically changing cafeteria menus. “Right now, we’re enjoying apples from…
  • Grants Encourage Youth to Address Childhood Hunger

    LZX Team
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Encourage Youth to Address Childhood Hunger Youth Service America: Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants The Sodexo Foundation and Youth Service America (YSA) are looking for 100 of the best ideas from young people about how they can help end childhood hunger in their communities. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants of $400 are available for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members to address childhood hunger. Young people in the United States, ages 5 to 25, are eligible to apply.
  • Children’s Theatre Initiatives Supported – Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000

    LZX Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:29 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Children’s Theatre Initiatives Supported Children’s Theatre Foundation of America: Aurand Harris Grants and Fellowship Fund The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America’s grantmaking focus is on theatre for children and youth, the utilization of drama or theatre in education for children grades K-12, and development opportunities for theatre artists working in the area of children’s theatre in the United States. The Foundation’s Aurand Harris Grants and Fellowship Fund supports small and mid-sized nonprofit theatres for premieres of…
 
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    Authority Nutrition

  • 10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important

    Joe Leech
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for health. In fact, it is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, the Western environment is interfering with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well. Here are 10 reasons why good […] The post 10 Reasons Why Good Sleep is Important appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Is “Starvation Mode” Real or Imaginary? A Critical Look

    Kris Gunnars
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Weight loss is generally seen as a positive thing. It can bring improved health, better looks and all sorts of benefits, both physical and mental. However, your brain doesn’t necessarily see it that way. Your brain is more worried about keeping you from starving, making sure that you (and your genes) survive. When you lose […] The post Is “Starvation Mode” Real or Imaginary? A Critical Look appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 11 Proven Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Bloating

    Kris Gunnars
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bloating is the condition of your belly feeling swollen after eating (1). It is usually caused by excess gas production, and/or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system (2). This can cause increased pressure and discomfort, and can sometimes make the stomach look bigger (3). The effect can be quite extreme […] The post 11 Proven Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Bloating appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Truvia: Good or Bad?

    Joe Leech
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    Many people are trying to reduce the amount of sugar they are eating. Not surprisingly, a ton of different sugar substitutes have entered the market. Truvia is one of them. It is aggressively marketed as a natural, stevia-based sweetener that is good for blood sugar control. But is Truvia really healthy, and is it as […] The post Truvia: Good or Bad? appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 20 Nutrition Facts That Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

    Kris Gunnars
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Common sense is surprisingly rare in nutrition. All sorts of myths and misconceptions are being spread around, even by so-called experts. Here are 20 nutrition facts that should be common sense (but clearly aren’t). 1. Artificial Trans Fats Are Not Suitable For Human Consumption Trans fats are nasty. Producing them involves high pressure, heat and […] The post 20 Nutrition Facts That Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t) appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    The London Nutritionist

  • A New Baby Food Venture

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

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

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

    Jo Travers
    3 Oct 2013 | 4:00 am
    Why making your own baby food is better Why make your own baby food? Making your own baby food is a great thing to do. The trouble with baby food that you can buy is that it is a rather … Continue reading → The post Why making your own baby food is better appeared first on The London Nutritionist.
  • What is Metabolism?

    Jo Travers
    14 Aug 2013 | 9:05 am
    Question from Jack: So what exactly is metabolism? The term metabolism describes all the chemical processes in our body necessary for us to live. When we talk about it in terms of diet and health what we are primarily looking … Continue reading → The post What is Metabolism? appeared first on The London Nutritionist.
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • Detox Dinner: Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Vegetables and Marinara

    Kelly Toups
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    For many, the ultimate detox meal is a huge raw salad or a bottomless green smoothie. But it’s too cold for that business. I’ll take my veggies cooked, thank you very much! With the winter holidays upon us, where rich, heavy foods lurk around every corner, it’s great to have a comforting, healthy recipe at the ready to offset any indulgences. Looking for a way to feel clean and nourished after one too many helpings of mashed potatoes and holiday pie? Let this delicious detox dinner be your reset button for a healthy holiday season. This meal couldn’t be simpler. Just…
  • Current Obsessions

    Kelly Toups
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Ever wonder what makes a registered dietitian’s world go round? Here are five things I can’t get enough of lately. Date Paste Yes, I am fresh off watching Fed Up and reading Year of No Sugar. But the fact remains- Americans are eating much more than the 6-9 teaspoons/day (women vs. men) recommended by the American Heart Association. I have blogged about date paste before, but basically you just soak dates overnight, then blend them with a bit of the soaking water to create a honey-like liquid sweetener that is full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. I like to stir it into my morning…
  • Banana Berry Overnight Oatmeal (Step-by-Step)

    Kelly Toups
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    While many folks claim to be unwaveringly loyal to a warm breakfast, I have converted quite a number of oatmeal enthusiasts to cold porridge (at least during the warmer months) by offering them some of my famous overnight oats. The allure of overnight oatmeal is that it is prepared ahead of time, so in the morning, you can just grab a spoon and dig in. Overnight oats have taken Pinterest by storm for well over a year now, but for those that are hesitant, I have created a step-by-step guide. Once you have the basics down, you can concoct any number of flavor combinations, from Pumpkin Spice to…
  • Brown Rice Pumpkin Risotto with Mushrooms, Zucchini and Spinach

    Kelly Toups
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Creamy brown rice risotto is possible, but you have to know the secret…  Parboiling. ^^ parboiled rice Basically, the trick is to boil the brown rice for 15 minutes before you begin the recipe. This gives the rice a nice head start. After all, it has a long way to go to get from nutty and chewy to tender and creamy. Don’t be fooled, risotto is still a sweat-inducing labor of love! But if you have ever wanted a healthy whole grain version (and I hope you have!), it is actually quite easier than you think. Staying true to the season, pumpkin is the star here. Not only does it give…
  • Eat Healthy Designs

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

    LifeExtension
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Autumn is the season in which bright orange pumpkins begin to appear, most of which are creatively carved to serve as Halloween jack-o’-lanterns and discarded on November 1.However, it's a mistake to consider this beneficial plant food as nothing more than a holiday decoration, or source of a sugar-laden pie. Pumpkins can provide a variety of benefits, as you'll soon see.The pumpkin, a member of the gourd family cucurbitaceous, is native to North America, hence its real or imagined role in the first Thanksgiving day feast.Aside from its use as an American holiday favorite, pumpkin can be…
  • 4 Must Have Supplements

    LifeExtension
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    By Michael A. Smith, MD Enhancing your diet with nutritional supplements will get you closer to optimal health then diet and exercise alone.Now as a reader of this blog, there's a good chance that you already agree. But why, exactly, is this the case?Because the food we eat, even if fresh and organic, does not have the same nutritional value as it used to.Simply put, the American soil is sick and is producing nutrient poor food.Supplement With an Ideally Dosed MultivitaminThe very first and most essential supplement is an ideally dosed daily multivitamin. I once asked a friend of mine if…
  • Can You Pass the Longevity Test?

    LifeExtension
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNNo one can predict with certainty how long you’ll live, but there are certain factors that may provide an indication.In fact, your ability to smell may actually give a hint, according to the results of a new study.Researchers found that older people with an impaired sense of smell were more likely to die within a five-year period.The results were published in the journal PLOS ONE. Longevity Linked to Sense of SmellScientists conducted a test on 3,005 participants between the ages of 57 and 85. They were asked to identify five different scents.The subjects who had an…
  • Resveratrol: The Antidote to Aging?

    LifeExtension
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNWhen Ponce de Leon sailed to the New World, his goal was to find the Fountain of Youth. He stumbled upon Florida and its supposed healing waters, but he never found exactly what he was looking for … or so the myth claims.Fast forward hundreds of years and the search continues, but this time, we might actually be close to “finding it.”In fact, resveratrol, an antioxidant found in grapes, berries and peanuts, may be what we’ve been looking for all along. Another new study emphasizes the impressive anti-aging effects of resveratrol. Resveratrol Stimulates…
  • Lithium, The Longevity Mineral?

    LifeExtension
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Lithium is best known for its role in treating bipolar disorder, but there are other health benefits to this mineral that are frequently overlooked.Lithium is found in all living organisms. Grains, vegetables, and drinking water (depending upon the area one lives in) are all good sources.Its name comes from the Greek word lithos, meaning stone.  Although it had not been previously considered essential to health, some experts propose taking 1,000 micrograms of lithium daily, according to the current evidence.1 Lithium Offers Unexpected Health Benefits An experimental study involving rats…
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    Put Less in Your Pie Hole

  • Milking it is Udderly D-lightful

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Hate drinking milk? Maybe that's what your poor unsuspecting child, niece, nephew or other young relation tells you. Many parents worry about their children drinking their mandated allotment of daily cow juice. More on that shortly. Research shows we are putting our children at risk when they stray from milk drinking, but maybe, just maybe there's more to the story...Vitamin D is a very active area of research due to it's role in human health which, we are learning, is more than what we once thought. The sunshine vitamin plays a well known part in bone health: allowing our bodies to…
  • Walmart Pledges Healthy Plates: Serves Up Heart Attack Ad

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

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

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

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

    ChefMatt
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Soup Tuesday has finally come back!  A few of Heather’s co-workers have prepared some delicious soups, but now it is my turn.  One of Heather’s favorite things these days is pulled meat.  She mentioned she wanted me to prepare a chili.  I immediately thought pulled pork. How delicious does this chili sound?  You should have smelled it in our kitchen!  I love the smell of chipotle and cumin.  The weather has gotten pretty cold here in Calgary the last few days and this dish is perfect.  All of Heathers co-workers really enjoyed this chili. Pulled Pork Chili Author: Chef Matt…
  • Blueberry Chai Quinoa Bread Pudding

    ChefMatt
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Okay, this chai blueberry bread pudding turned out pretty amazing, even for my lack of baking skills!  I made sure to give out lots of samples to my guests at Community Natural Foods, when I did my first speaking event on healthy eating for Thanksgiving.  They had good things to say which is always nice! This quinoa bread pudding is actually gluten free too.  What helps to bind the mixture is the eggs.  I had made a couple test batches and once I added in one extra egg, everything held together really well.  I also used something I haven’t ever used before, and that was quinoa…
  • Thanksgiving and Heather’s Kidneys

    ChefMatt
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Hey everyone!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I know what you are all thinking, it’s been a long time since a blog post.  I apologize but unfortunately Heather’s kidneys weren’t doing very well and we had spent a bit more time in the hospital than we would have liked.  Her pain had come back in a big way and we both weren’t sleeping well. Let’s just say that between keeping Heather comfortable and work, I haven’t been very motivated to blog much. The good news is we have spoken with a nutritionist and have gotten some answers as to what kinds of foods Heather should…
  • Caramelized Onion and Chive Mashed Potatoes

    ChefMatt
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    I’m back everyone from a much needed break from blogging.  I hope you all still miss me and adore me.  I have two great recipes for delicious mashed side dishes.  These caramelized onion and chive mashed potatoes were really popular at our friends Septembers Giving party we were invited to recently.  Heather was really craving a turkey dinner (as was I!) and so our friend Ryan was going to have one for his birthday.  This idea was genius.  Great food and great friends is the best way to enjoy life. I’m also looking outside my window right now, and it’s snowing.  It was…
  • Grilled Corn and Coconut Chowder

    ChefMatt
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Man do I love corn!  I remember growing up eating so much of the stuff on weekends for Sunday dinners.  My dad would go out and buy 10 cobs at a time, and we would just go through it like crazy.  I wanted to try something different with this recipe today, and now one of my favorite things to do with corn is grill it! This grilled corn and coconut chowder is sweet, salty, and perfect to showcase the corn I picked up from the Cherry Pit in the Calgary Farmers Market. Sharla and the Cherry Pit have been around since 1995, where she started in Canmore with two tables, selling local B.C.
 
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • Vegan Fast Food Is Better Than Non Vegan Fast Food

    Aqiyl Aniys
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:39 am
    It is better to eat whole vegan food rather than vegan fast food. Eating vegan whole food reduces the amount harmful sugar, fat, and chemical additives and... The post Vegan Fast Food Is Better Than Non Vegan Fast Food appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Vegan Shopping List to Energize Your Body, Mind, And Soul

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Love yourself, love yourself, love yourself! Treat your body as the temple it is. This vegan shopping list is put together to make the body, mind, and... The post A Vegan Shopping List to Energize Your Body, Mind, And Soul appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stick With Whole Vegan Food To Support Healthy Living

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    The term "vegan food" seems a bit mysterious to me and it shouldn't be. In reality it should be the most easily understand term because as far as food is... The post Stick With Whole Vegan Food To Support Healthy Living appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Become A Vegan – Don’t Worry You Will Get Enough Protein

    Aqiyl Aniys
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Thinking about how to become a vegan can be one of the most important things you can do in your life. I know becoming a vegan was one of the most... The post How To Become A Vegan – Don’t Worry You Will Get Enough Protein appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Chicken Nuggets Ingredients – More Than Just White Meat

    Aqiyl Aniys
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Chicken nuggets from two national food chains were examined to find out what they consisted of. The lead researcher was amazed to find out what the... The post Chicken Nuggets Ingredients – More Than Just White Meat appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Regained Wellness

  • RW 001: Welcome To The Regained Wellness Podcast!

    Jamie Logie
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    This is the first episode of the Regained Wellness podcast where I will share what you can expect from the coming episodes. In this short episode I will share: What the show will cover information about my own background what I plan to share on specific topics and guests Enjoy! photo cred: Matthew Keefe
  • Cinnamon: Spice Up Your Life Without Damaging Your Ears..

    Jamie Logie
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Cinnamon is usually brushed aside as a common pantry item but this staple of most every household in the world is one super concentrated and nutritionaly dense item. It provides numerous health and wellness benefits that you may not have ever been aware of. Spice It Up The year was 1996: A new technology called... Read More
  • Hipster Free Granola Recipe

    Jamie Logie
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Warning: If you are a hipster or love someone who is you might not like the next few sentences…. Granola, once the staple of the hippy diet is now revived as an easy to make at home version that can be super enhanced with some top notch ingredients. It is cheap, easy and free of... Read More
  • H.I.I.T it and quit it: Benefits Of High Intensity Interval Training

    Jamie Logie
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    I’m pretty busy these days, You’re no doubt busy as well. With seemingly less hours in the day at the moment people look to be involved in things that are not big time wasters Like watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians.  You want quick results and you want them now whether that be information, food... Read More
  • Sea Salt: The Salt That You Need?

    Jamie Logie
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    Variety is the spice of life.. But so is salt.. From novice chef to Gordon Ramsay it’s the one culinary input both can recognize. Either it’s too salty or needs more salt. Is there a difference between ordinary table salt and sea salt that you might be seeing in a lot of places?  We are... Read More
 
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    Science for Fitness

  • That Sugar Film

    Science For Fitness
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    About 10 years ago Morgan Spurlock starred in the groundbreaking film Super Size Me where he ate only McDonald’s food for a month. Now, Australian TV actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau is taking a similar approach. He stars in That Sugar Film which will air in Australian cinemas in early 2015. In the movie he too alters his diet for a month, but this experiment has him eating a low-fat diet, which therefore is higher in sugar. What is interesting about this movie is that he tries to consume “healthy” low-fat foods. That is, he doesn’t dive into soda and candy. He chose a…
  • No, A Glass of Wine Doesn’t Equal 1 Hour of Exercise

    Science For Fitness
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Wine (Wikipedia) In this week’s post I return to my roots and highlight some new reporting that doesn’t quite do justice to the reality of a scientific study. It all began when I saw a Facebook link to an online article entitled “Drinking A Glass Of Red Wine Is The Same As Getting An HOUR OF EXERCISE, Says New Study and Our Wildest Dreams.” You can view the original Bustle.com web article here. But when you view it, you can see that it is actually citing another second-hand source (found here) with even less information. Both articles have very misleading titles. The…
  • Product Recommendation – This Pie is Nuts

    Science For Fitness
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    My Product Recommendations section has expanded now with the addition of a new category of product, namely Baked Goods. The inaugural member of this section is a baking company known as This Pie is Nuts. They are a fledgling business serving only locally here in NYC, but I am really hoping things take off for them. They make a selection of individual squares of pies (see picture to the left) as well as 9 inch pies. What’s interesting is that they make their pie crusts entirely out of nuts. There is nothing processed in their pies and the pies are Certified Vegan, Certified Paleo and…
  • Adult Milk Consumption – Too Much of a Good Thing?

    Science For Fitness
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    Milk (Wikipedia) A friend posted an article from the Washington Post to my Facebook feed the other day. The article discussed a scientific study examining milk consumption, mortality and fracture risk. As web articles go, the Washington Post’s discussion of the scientific study was pretty good. But, as a parent of a young girl, my friend asked what my thoughts were on the original Michaelsson et. al, 2014 study. It is ingrained in our culture that children should drink lots of milk growing up because it is a great source of calcium and calcium is essential for building strong bones…
  • What is a Virus?

    Science For Fitness
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Typical Bacteria (Wikipedia) With the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa, I’ve had a number of individuals question me as to what exactly a virus is. When I ask them what they think it is, they usually say a very small organism related to a bacteria. In actuality viruses are quite a bit different from bacteria and trying to understand the difference can be quite a task for those without a biology background. In this post I’m going to walk you through it by placing viruses in the larger context of life on Earth. Most people are familiar with cells. These are the living building blocks…
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    Healthy News

  • How And Which Personality Traits Are Connected To Anorexia?

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Our personalities differ, every one of us is unique and therefore has a unique personality as well. It's an important aspect of our lives which becomes even more important when talking about food-related mental disorders. One of these is anorexia. Article guide: Predispositional model The complication model The common cause model The pathoplasty model What about the typical personality type? Anorexia nervosa, often just called anorexia, is a devastating disorder. In fact, it is the deadliest mental disorder, mainly due to the specific way how it progresses. People who develop anorexia are 6x…
  • Why Is Impulsivity Important For Obesity And Why We Should Be Aware Of It

    15 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Everybody has a different attitude towards food. Some experience (extreme) pleasure when they're presented with particularly appetizing food, while others couldn't care less. This reaction towards appetizing food, together with a personality trait called impulsivity, are two factors with (probably) huge implications in the obesity crisis. A few decades ago, when the amount of processed food was lower and food didn’t accompany us on every step, people who were impulsive had less to worry about. When you don't have a certain food item available, it's also less likely you will eat it,…
  • Explained: Oxidative Stress, Free Radicals, Reactive Oxygen Species

    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Oxidative stress, free radicals, and reactive oxygen species can be hard names to remember. However, remembering these names and what they do is crucial for a healthier life. Let’s see why. Article Guide: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) Free radicals, the bad guys? Oxidative stress Antioxidants You may have heard any of these three being mentioned on a number of occasions, but you've never quite understood what they actually meant. Free radicals are often used in the same sentence with cancer, oxidative stress is a favorite buzzword for many nutritional supplement companies, and reactive…
  • Does Creatine Change Your Mood? The Therapeutical Applications of Creatine

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This article is a continuation of the first one, it focuses more on the mental health perspective. Article guide Creatine deficiency Stress Schizophrenia Major depressive disorder (MDD) Bipolar disorder Anxiety Summary Considering I’ve delved into the basics of creatine and its uses regarding cognitive functioning in my last post, I won’t be stating them in this one. For a short overview about creatine, its health benefits, and its risks when it comes to cognitive performance, I suggest reading the first article. This one focuses on the other side of health. Namely, our mental health.
  • Creatine Powder Health Benefits and Risks (It Can Make You Smarter)

    25 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Creatine is one interesting substance to study. Very familiar to a lot of people, but its actual health potentials and benefits are very far-reaching, much more so than the average layperson would like to think. Article guide: Creatine The bioavailability of creatine Side effects Health benefits Summary The market around creatine monohydrate is huge. According to one estimate, it brings around $400 million per year. Regardless of this huge market, not many people actually know what creatine is in reality. This is what will be explored in the article.  Creatine Creatine is an organic…
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    Soul Beet

  • Weekly Collective: Vegetarian Thanksgiving Edition

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

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

    SoulBeet
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    I think it’s silly when bloggers apologize for being away and living their lives but here I am, feeling like I should say “sorry for being MIA last week.  I was doing XYZ..”  We apologize too much. I was in Oregon visiting family and welcoming my husband back to America (he remained in Korea for a few... Read More » The post Fall Spice French Toast appeared first on Soul Beet.
  • Weekly Collective: 1

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

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

  • Nutrition Basics

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    I decided to lay out all the basics of vitamins and minerals before delving into anything more complicated. Check back here each week for a new video - or just subscribe to my Youtube channel - until they're done! Water Soluble Vitamins(vitamins that cannot be stored in our bodies)B Vitamins-metabolize glucose (fuel for our brains)-build bloodVitamin C-antioxidant
  • 6 Things Happy People Do Differently

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:41 pm
    My goodness it's been quite some time since I've made a new post. I've been sick, tired and busy - and I needed to remind myself what makes me happy! I don't think anyone would argue that happy people do it differently. Does happiness attract positivity and grouchiness negativity? Probably. Here are some of the main differences that happiness makes. 1. They let the little things goSure, the big things are difficult to come to terms with, but the little things are easier to release. They just tell themselves they'll do better next time, or that it was a learning experience. Struggling is…
  • 5 Acts of Self-Sabotage

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    You’ve heard it a lot – you’re your own worst critic. And it’s true. No one is as harsh on yourself except you. But let’s face it, you have to live with you, so why bring yourself down? Well sometimes it’s a lack of confidence, sometimes we don’t even know we’re doing it. Regardless, these acts sabotage our self-image (mind), our health (body), and can hinder our chances at reaching our goals or striving towards what we’re passionate about (spirit). Read on to see if you’re guilty of any of these. #1 You treat yourself worse than you…
  • 7 Must-See Health Documentaries

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Whether you're a documentary junkie like me or have a passion for health, these are my top movies pertaining to diet, our current food and agricultural systems, and preventative medicine. Also, great news, most of these movies you can find on Netflix and Youtube! I will likely have to do another one of these articles soon because there are definitely more great ones that have just come out, but without further adieu, here are my favourites as of now: #7 In Organic We TrustThis is a great little movie if you're just getting into the "organic revolution." Here is all the information you need on…
  • How Much Protein Do We Need?

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:26 pm
    If you want the simple answer, we need on-average 0.37 grams of protein per pound of body weight or about 0.8 - 1 gram for athletes and weight trainers. Is there such a thing as too much? Well, not really. An excess of protein does not leach calcium from your bones and it doesn’t cause kidney damage unless you already have a kidney disease. What really matters is where you’re getting your protein. Of course, the most popular form protein is from an animal source – poultry, beef, fish and eggs. These are complete proteins (meaning they have all the amino acids) and are…
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    The Paleo Fix

  • 30 Day Paleo: Day Thirty – Look Backward to Look Forward

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is Day 30 of 30 for The Paleo Fix’s 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out our get started page at www.thepaleofix.com. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show us by tagging with @thepaleofix and #thepaleofix so we can follow along! Congratulations! You’ve gone through the 30 days and have made some pretty substantial changes in your nutrition and lifestyle. Sometimes it helps to take a look back at the changes we’ve made to look forward to see the bright future ahead. Just to recap –…
  • 30 Day Paleo: Day Twenty Nine – Skip Meals When You’re Not Hungry

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is Day 29 of 30 for The Paleo Fix’s 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out our get started page at www.thepaleofix.com. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show us by tagging with @thepaleofix and #thepaleofix so we can follow along! Today will be a pretty easy day to implement. Simply do not eat if you’re not hungry. This “trick” is called intermittent fasting and has been used for years to increase fat loss, improve energy levels, increase lifespan and reduce inflammation. Our ancestors…
  • 30 Day Paleo: Day Twenty Eight – Experiment With Organ Meat

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is Day 28 of 30 for The Paleo Fix’s 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out our get started page at www.thepaleofix.com. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show us by tagging with @thepaleofix and #thepaleofix so we can follow along! Organ meat is one of the most nutrient dense food sources available. It was long considered the prized meat of hunts, and muscle tissue was typically considered the inferior option. The same is true of many modern hunter gatherer culture – they will allow the…
  • 30 Day Paleo: Day Twenty Seven – Go Paleo With Non-Food Items

    Anthony Gustin
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is Day 27 of 30 for The Paleo Fix’s 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out our get started page at www.thepaleofix.com. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show us by tagging with @thepaleofix and #thepaleofix so we can follow along! Even though you don’t ingest cleaning supplies or cosmetics and toiletries, they all enter your body, whether you like it or not. “Paleo” is more than a diet, and includes making healthier lifestyle choices. Remember, if your cells can’t process what is in/on…
  • 30 Day Paleo: Day Twenty Six – Learn to Dress and Prep For Variety

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is Day 26 of 30 for The Paleo Fix’s 30 Day Paleo Plan. For more information on 30 Day Paleo as well as 30 Minute Paleo, check out our get started page at www.thepaleofix.com. Post each day on your 30 Day Paleo journey to Twitter or Instagram and show us by tagging with @thepaleofix and #thepaleofix so we can follow along! Learning how to dress a salad for variety is the easiest way to mix things up and keep vegetables tasty. If something tastes great, you’re going to eat it. Salads are not boring, it is just the way you’re making them that is boring! Store bought dressings are…
 
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  • How to Get Rid of Anxiety and Become More Confident

    Michael Sieber
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    How to get rid of anxiety was a question that I often asked myself when I was a teenager, and when meeting new people in my early twenties, and even now! I used to be plagued with crippling anxiety attacks and mental neurosis on a daily basis, but my struggles with anxiety have taught me how to get rid of anxiety and become more confident. I still sometimes occasionally get a bit surprised by how far I have come, in my mind the old me would never have done some of the things that I do daily now. So here are my tips for getting rid of anxiety for good, or rather managing it. Getting rid of…
  • Jenna’s Morning Superfood Shakes

    Jenna Lee
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    One of the best lifestyle changes I ever made was changing what I ate for breakfast.  I made a switch from a meal that most would consider to be very healthy to what worked for my body. Those who have made this change as well seem to have the same consensus. There was a period of time when I was obsessed with steel cut oatmeal and when I say obsessed, I mean OBSESSED. Throughout college and afterwards it was my staple morning meal. I came up with so many delicious variations I would add Greek yogurt to it, blueberries, and nuts, and it made me feel great! It would only be until 11am that I…
  • The Benefits of Taking Cold Showers

    Michael Sieber
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    One of the oldest forms of therapeutic medicine and hydrotherapy known to man is the exposure to cold water. Cold water benefits the nervous system, our circulation, stress response, and speeds up recovery, all of which contribute to a natural high and boost in mood and attitude. If you think that you could “never!” take a cold shower, please read on and let me convince you why you absolutely must incorporate cold hydrotherapy into your daily routine. Cold showers stimulate your autonomic nervous system. Your autonomic nervous system consists of two branches, the sympathetic and the…
  • Is a vegan diet healthy?

    Michael Sieber
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    One of the largest information lapses in the health industry concerns whether or not becoming a Vegan or Vegetarian is a healthy diet. When a person becomes Vegan or Vegetarian, in most cases, there is an extreme and very noticeable improvement to their health, yet these diets have been shown to cause nutrient deficiencies over the long term. In this article, I will do my best to explain why adopting a Vegan or Vegetarian diet for the long term my not be the best idea, and what the research says. However, Going Vegan for intermittent periods CAN be greatly beneficial for your health. We need…
  • How to Balance Your Hormones

    Michael Sieber
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Balancing our hormones and the function of all our glands, which will also balance out our organs and the rest of the body, is an extremely important aspect of good health. Hormones are a chemical that is released by a gland, a specialized group of cells that send messages to the different parts of the body or organs. Unlike the nervous or muscular system which can activate and contract very quickly, the effects of hormones typically run over hours, days, and even weeks.  Think of a woman’s menstrual cycle, how our sleep/wake cycles run, and our diets.  All of these factors contribute to…
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  • Navigating the Convenience Store: 5 of the Smartest Snacks

    dose
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    When hunger strikes when you’re on the road, there’s only a small gap of time between getting food and getting hangry (hungry and angry). Sometimes you just need something to tide you over in-between meals, so a salad or healthy sandwich would be silly. Park your car on over at a 7-Eleven or your local convenience store for these smart, healthy on-the-go snacks all less than 250 calories. DIY Trailmix If you can’t find a trail mix that is low in calories and fat, make your own by buying a small bag of your favorite nuts and bulk it up with popcorn. And if you’re really feeling daring,…
  • Nutrition Mythbusting: Because I Eat Healthy I Don’t Need To Take Vitamins

    dose
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Congratulations – you’re one of the good ones! You steer clear of greasy pizza joints and have never eaten a cronut. But you probably need to supplement with vitamins, and here’s why: Less than 5 percent of Americans follow all of the recommendations in the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans (like getting your 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day). American magnesium levels have dropped by half in the last century due to changes in agriculture and diet. According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is the number one nutritional disorder in the world. If…
  • Are you Really Eating as Healthy as You Think?

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    14 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
  • How To: Meal Planning for Better Nutrition And A Healthier You

    dose
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    Did you know that there are over close to 20 important vitamins and minerals our body needs to function properly? I don’t know about you, but over here at Vitamin Dose we’re not superhuman. We eat healthy of course, but we have no idea if we’re consuming the full-recommended daily amount for all those nutrients through our diets. How is anyone supposed to know? Let me start with a story. Sydney thought she was being healthy by having hummus and whole grain pita as a snack. After all, chickpeas are a “great source” of Vitamin B6, Iron and Magnesium. But after looking at the nutrition…
  • Don’t Be a Pill: Who Should Drink Vitamin Dose?

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    10 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Ever since you were a child, your parents probably told you to take your vitamins. So you started off with the cartoon character chewables, and then graduated to pills. But maybe somewhere along your path to better nutrition, taking your vitamins became less and less a priority. It’s not easy remembering to take a pill every day, and life happens! But with Vitamin Dose, getting your extra dose of nutrients is easy. Here’s who should drink Vitamin Dose and who will benefit: People who hate pills: Either you can’t bear to choke down that big multi-vitamin, or you can’t remember to take…
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