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  • 12 Unexpected Ways to Transform Your Relationship with Food & Yourself

    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD
    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…
  • The Misconception About Eating “Paleo”

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    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…
  • Fat Doesn’t Make Your body Fat!

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

    Essential vitamins For The Body
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
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  • Your Breasts Don’t Lie: Soy, Flax and Other Estrogenic Foods and Herbs Trigger Precancerous Breasts

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    Kaayla T. Daniel PhD, The Naughty Nutritionist
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, The Naughty Nutritionist® Is thermography your “new breast friend”? Wendy Sellens, a licensed acupuncturist and the founder of Pink Image Thermography in Solana Beach, CA, thinks so! For every woman who wants to know the truth about the state of her breast health or whether those supposedly cancer-preventing supplements and estrogenic foods recommended by her doctor or holistic practitioner are actually working, her answer is simple: “Your breasts can’t lie.” In Breast Cancer Boot Camp, coauthored with William B. Hobbins MD, Sellens provides striking,…
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    Nutrition Research News -- ScienceDaily

  • What do American babies eat? A lot depends on Mom's socioeconomic background

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Dietary patterns of babies vary according to the racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds of their mothers, pediatrics researchers have found. For example, babies whose diet included more breastfeeding and solid foods that adhere to infant guidelines from international and pediatric organizations were associated with higher household income -- generally above $60,000 per year -- and mothers with higher educational levels ranging from some college to post-graduate education.
  • BPA exposure by infants may increase later risk of food intolerance

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    Scientists show, for the first time, that there is a link between perinatal exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) at low doses and the risk to develop food intolerance in later life. "We may look back one day and see BPA exposure as one of the more important public health problems of our time," said one expert. "We know that too much exposure is bad, but exactly how much exposure is too much is still up for debate."
  • Pterostilbene, a molecule similar to resveratrol, as a potential treatment for obesity

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 am
    Pterostilbene is a phenolic compound in the same family as resveratrol and is present in small amounts in a large variety of foods and beverages like blueberries or red wine. Researchers have observed in animal models that its administration reduces the build-up of body fat, which could reduce the risk of developing other diseases like diabetes.
  • Rolling back school nutrition standards would threaten progress against childhood obesity

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Efforts to roll back current nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Program in the United States could jeopardize gains made in the fight against childhood obesity, write the authors of an article. "The School Lunch Program provides meals to more than 30 million students a day, and few other programs that can protect against obesity and chronic diseases have such a broad reach," says an author.
  • Low carb, high fat diets may reduce seizures in tough-to-treat epilepsy

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates, such as the ketogenic or modified Atkins diet, may reduce seizures in adults with tough-to-treat epilepsy, according to a review of research.
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  • FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
  • Russia may limit Belarus, Ukraine food shipments - RIA

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    MOSCOW/ASTANA (Reuters) - Moscow may limit food shipments from Belarus and Ukraine to Kazakhstan across Russian territory because of attempts to sell banned imports in Russia, the head of Russia's veterinary and phytosanitary service (VPSS) was quoted as saying on Thursday. In early August, Russia banned about $9 billion worth of imports of fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish and dairy from the European Union and some other countries in retaliation for Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. "We will be talking about stopping the transit to Kazakhstan through the borders of Belarus…
  • Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for $199

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said in a blog post. Microsoft said the device will be available in the United States in limited quantities from Thursday for $199 (124.54 pounds). Apple Inc unveiled a smart watch on Sept. 9 that will combine health and fitness tracking…
  • TB-diabetes co-epidemic looms, experts warn

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    A report warned Wednesday of a looming tuberculosis-diabetes epidemic as the two diseases intertwine in many countries, driven in part by a rise in unhealthy lifestyles.
  • Ebola puts Ghana's bush meat traders out of work

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. This bush meat was once considered a delicacy and fetched premium prices. But Ebola has frightened away customers and Kyerewaa hasn't sold anything in days.
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  • 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
  • Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell Plate

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Post by Changeyourplate.The UK Eat-well Plate as used by NHS, British Heart Foundation, supermarkets, 3663 and health professionals encourages people to eat fatty, sugary foods by advising we should eat small amounts of fatty, sugary foods to have a well balanced and healthy diet.The 7% high fat and sugary foods that Public Health England's Eatwell Plate advises us to eat is in addition to the predominantly fat rich foods found in the meat (12%) and dairy sections (15%) so that adds up to a worrying advisory 34% of your diet as saturated fat rich foods. Worse than that many of the…
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  • Everyday Life: September 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    This past weekend was World Pasta Day. I wanted to share with you my pasta story. When I was growing up, I did not want to eat my broccoli. When exactly or why, I really can't say. But for some reason, I thought it was just too much like a tree and did not want to eat it. Now you may be saying, what does this have to do with pasta, hold on, I am going to get there. My mom, determined that I should include this vegetable in my diet (you have to know my mother, green and orange veggie every day on the plate!) She tries steaming it, nope! She tries sautéing it, nope! She tries baking it…
  • Five ways to participate in this years Food Day.

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Today is National Food Day! I won't be attending any events or even celebrating Food Day this year because today is my son's wedding day. So I am sure I get a pass from you. ;-) But I wanted to take a moment and share five easy and quick ways to show your support for this event. This event is about promoting healthy foods to our children and serves as a great way to start the conversation in your child's school and at home. 1. You can start your Food Day celebration by taking the food quiz. Take the quiz together as a family or individually and see who gets the most answers right. What I love…
  • Nourish Interactive moves to final grant process

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    I am going to keep this short and sweet. Thank you everyone who took the time to vote for Nourish Interactive as part of our grant process. We applied on the very last day with only 2 hours before the entry period closed down. As fate would have it, we found about it just in time! We moved to the second round which required us to get votes to move to the final phase. I want to sincerely thank you and let you know that we did get enough votes to go on to the final round. Many of you took the time to send us an email with encouraging words and letting us know that you voted. We can tell you how…
  • Baseball playoffs promote family time

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Last week, I went to see the Giants play and win. The next day they won the pennant. Yes, I am born and raised in San Francisco. (not Frisco, San Francisco!) It was so much fun and exciting to be part of the crowd in San Francisco as we all came together as a united family to cheer on our team. I am not going to talk about all the food that was constantly sold and eaten all around me: the oversized cotton candy I saw (now in 5 layers of colors and double the size from when I was a kid the Hot dogs the Nachos dripping with melted fake cheese the Fries the Pizza the Soda and Beer the Popcorn…
  • Some simple tips to involve kids in a healthy school lunch

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:23 pm
    I just wanted to quickly share some thoughts on school lunches. I believe kids want to be healthy. But sometimes, they are not sure exactly what that means. It is too vague. Instead, help kids be healthier by involving them in day to day food decisions. Each time is an opportunity to impart a few words of wisdom. You may not think they are listening, but believe me, they are. So keep it simple. Here are some ways to involve your child: Have your child involved and have them help set the school lunch menu. Have the kids make the grocery list for their menu of the week. That means, they look in…
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  • another time

    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      In an interesting study released earlier this year, scientists found that walnuts appear to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Yes, you just read the previous statement correctly. Walnuts may keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay. Researchers at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities said an experiment with Alzheimer’s-susceptible mice found those that consumed walnuts showed significant improvement in their memory and learning skills compared with mice without walnuts.  Previous research has shown that walnuts have a protective effect in…
  • What’s New? Organika

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Lucky Vitamin continues to add premium supplements to our site, increasing the number and variety of top-quality products for our customers. The latest addition is an innovative brand of supplements from north of the border: Organika. Organika offers a unique line of supplements developed to provide the best possible solution for health. The company prides itself on turning the world’s latest scientific discoveries on natural products into health opportunities. As a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certified licensed site company, Organika complies with the Government of Canada’s…
  • Not Just For Humans?

    Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      Did you know that LuckyVitamin is not just for humans?  While you are shopping for your supplements, protein powders, snacks, and personal care needs, don’t forget about the important dogs, cats, birds or other animals in your life. For the dog lovers out there, LuckyVitamin carries many all-natural products to keep that special pup in your life feeling great. We offer a wide array of all natural dog treats, dog foods and dog bones to spoil your dog with. You can also shop our site for your dog’s entire grooming needs. Shampoos, teeth cleaning  and coat care products are just…
  • 5 Scary Sweeteners

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Artificial sweeteners are scary. Many of these products are the result of blended chemicals to create super sweet powders without calories. Breaking the habit of using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar may be one of the most difficult challenges people have to overcome but it is definitely worth it. Switching to natural sweeteners is one of the best ways to not just improve your health but also to avoid toxic ingredients into your body. Here is a list of the top 5 scary sweeteners: 1. Aspartame: one of the most popular sweetener, aspartame is often added to diet sodas and pre-packaged…
  • Turn Heads with Love Your Color

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    26 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a revolutionary, healthy hair color to our customers: Love Your Color by CoSaMo. Love Your Color offers its users something unique. An easy to use, one bottle formula for hair coloring. To get started, all you would need to do is open the box, twist the top and apply it to dry hair. Have any leftover color? KEEP IT! This line allows for users to keep leftovers and use it for root touchups! We’re happy to add such an awesome, unique color line to our profile. Inspired to create a no ammonia and peroxide formula that was free of PPD, the CoSaMo team…
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  • Breathe easier: Get your vitamin D

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. While there is no known cure, asthma can be managed with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. A new study points to a convenient, free way to manage acute asthmatic episodes -- catching some rays outside.
  • One drop will do: Researchers develop simple new test for vitamin B12 deficiency

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    A novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population, scientists say.
  • High-dose vitamin D not effective for helping women with repeat reproductive tract infections

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Vitamin D appears not to be effective for treating repeat occurrences of bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common reproductive infection among women worldwide. While earlier studies have shown a correlation between low vitamin D levels and BV, new research shows the difficult-to-treat and frequently symptom-free reproductive infection isn’t altered by high dose vitamin D supplements.
  • Many in U.S. have poor nutrition, with the disabled doing worst

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Most US adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average, researchers report. An estimated 10 to 25 percent of U.S. adults fit into one or more category of disability, from those who have difficulties with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and eating, to those who cannot use their legs or struggle to accomplish routine tasks, such as money management or household chores.
  • Finally: Missing link between vitamin D, prostate cancer

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    A new study offers compelling evidence that inflammation may be the link between vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically, the study shows that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by vitamin D, is notably absent in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.
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  • Breathe easier: Get your vitamin D

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    Asthma, which inflames and narrows the airways, has become more common in recent years. While there is no known cure, asthma can be managed with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. A new study points to a convenient, free way to manage acute asthmatic episodes -- catching some rays outside.
  • Mushroom extract, AHCC, helpful in treating HPV

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    A Japanese mushroom extract appears to be effective for the eradication of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a pilot clinical trial. Ten HPV-positive women were treated orally with the extract, AHCC (active hexose correlated compound) once daily for up to six months. Five achieved a negative HPV test result -- three with confirmed eradication after stopping AHCC -- with the remaining two responders continuing on the study.
  • 'Sticky' ends start synthetic collagen growth

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Researchers detail how synthetic collagen helices self-assemble into fibers and gels. The discovery could lead to better synthetic materials for medical applications, they say. Collagen is the most common protein in mammals, a major component of bone and the fibrous tissues that support cells and hold organs together. Discovering its secrets may lead to better synthetic collagen for tissue engineering and cosmetic and reconstructive medicine.
  • One drop will do: Researchers develop simple new test for vitamin B12 deficiency

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    A novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population, scientists say.
  • Team discovers how microbes build a powerful antibiotic

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding how a powerful antibiotic agent is made in nature. Their discovery solves a decades-old mystery, and opens up new avenues of research into thousands of similar molecules, many of which are likely to be medically useful.
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  • 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.
  • Gut microbes might explain why diet soda is linked to obesity

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

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

    Dr. Ayala
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Children ate as much pizza made with whole-wheat crust as that made with refined grain and liked it just as much, a new study shows.
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    Food Renegade

  • Real Plans Meal Planning Service: A Review

    Kristen Michaelis
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    I've never been good at meal planning. It takes a certain kind of person -- someone who's far more organized than me. That's why I need all the help I can get. Last month, my friend Emily Bartlett and her husband Antony rolled out a new meal planning app called Real Plans. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • HCl: Not Just Another Supplement

    Megan Stevens
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Betaine HCl is the single most important supplement you should be taking; and here’s why… [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • DECODING LABELS: Beyond Meat Chicken

    Kristen Michaelis
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Want to know exactly what ingredients are in Beyond Meat's Beyond Chicken Southwest Style Strips? It's not as healthy as you think it is. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Spiced Apples, Onions, and Beans over Butternut Squash

    Shannon Stonger
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    Freshly baked and buttered squash becomes the base of something warm, spiced, and delicious. Apples and onions come together for a sweet addition along with savory spices like garlic and ginger. It's the perfect dish to welcome Fall. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Does the USDA Really Need Submachine Guns?

    Kristen Michaelis
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Earlier this year, the USDA solicited submachine guns. The United States Department of Agriculture! This is an agency tasked with regulating agriculture... and they asked for submachine guns. My question: Why would an agency created to regulate farmers require automatic weapons? [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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  • Are You a Night Eater or a Binge Eater?

    Marsha Hudnall
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s 9 pm and once again, Jerri has found herself standing in front of the refrigerator, searching for something to satisfy. It’s a pattern she knows all too well. Just about every night, even when she eats a substantial dinner, she starts thinking about food halfway through the evening. And then the night eating starts…and doesn’t stop until she’s asleep. Even though she’s mystified as to why she does this every night, she resolves to not eat after 8 pm.  So what do you think? Will Jerri’s strategy work for her? It’s questionable because any…
  • Weekend Eating Challenges: Football Sundays

    Beth Turchi
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:05 am
    Sharing the experiences of our participants once they return home is one of the best ways to bring our approach to life, to illustrate how it plays out in real time. Beth offered to regularly describe on A Weight Lifted her journey from a former dieter to someone who is learning to listen to and trust her body to guide her in eating. Today’s blog illustrates well how it’s about experimenting and listening. And importantly, not going negative so that you can learn from your experience and plan how to deal differently with situations that frequently occur, if indeed doing things…
  • Is Your Relationship Stressing You Out?

    Erin Risius
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let’s face it; relationships can be a source of immense joy followed by bang-your-head-against-the-wall frustration. Especially in long term relationships when what started out as adorable quirks may have slowly turned into idiosyncrasies, and then aggravations, and finally potential deal-breakers that have you reading self-help books or landed you into therapy. Relationship Challenges: Focus On Yourself First Relationships often require us to be willing to compromise idealistic (or even realistic) expectations in order to find some middle ground from which to connect – or at the very…
  • How I Managed to Eat Healthy During The Holidays

    Marsha Hudnall
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I used to struggle with eating and my weight, the holidays were a tough time. (Well, they’re not always easy now, but eating and weight struggles have nothing to do with that!) How I Used To ‘Prepare’ Myself For Holiday Parties I love parties, but ahead of time, I’d set myself up for problems by restricting food and focusing on my weight: I’d worry about what I look like, “knowing” I really wasn’t acceptable at my weight. I’d spend the days before the party cutting back on what I ate. I didn’t just diet, I starved. I…
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Glowing Ghost Gummies for Halloween

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    As Halloween rolls around each year, I look for new ways to my son’s favorite holiday: homemade costumes and decorations, special treats and natural and organic candies that we pile into a bucket on our doorstep for any little goblins, witches and ghouls that might come calling. So we make sugar cookies, and honey caramel apples, and pumpkin custard flavored with vanilla bean. This year, I wanted something particularly special and unique for him. But, like the other treats we make at home, it had to be wholesome, natural. So, I landed upon my newest idea: Glowing Ghost Gummies.  And…
  • Win a Case of Fresh SweeTango Apples!

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

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

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

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

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    ( 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
  • Best Places To Sharpen Your Kitchen Skills

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

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

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

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

  • 2015 Culinary Trend Predictions

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    It’s that time of year. The 2015 food trend lists are beginning to appear.  One of the early predictions are from Baum + Whitman, international food and restaurant consultants based in Brooklyn.  They always have a comprehensive and entertaining list of food and beverage trends in restaurants and hotel dining. Here are a few of the highlights. Oysters America has rediscovered oysters.  They’re cheap because bays, inlets and tidal basins are being detoxed, so farmers are reseeding old oyster beds and discovering new ones. Beyond the traditional,  new toppings include…
  • Veggie Hacks to Help Pump Up the Produce

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    I love the trend of transforming vegetables into something new — everything from noodles and rice to pizza crust and burgers.  That was the topic of my recent post for U.S. News & World Report: A New View of Vegetables: 7 Ways to Change Your Current Approach to Produce. The vegetable recipes pictured above,  all from talented Healthy Aperture bloggers, help bring this trend to life. Check out these clever veggie hacks: Colorful Jicama Noodle Salad with Creamy Tahini-Ginger Dressing by Blissful Basil Raw Zucchini Noodles and Veggies by Veggies Don’t Bite Sweet Potato Tofu…
  • Trendspotting at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo: Year of the Bean

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    I just returned from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Atlanta.  It’s always one of my favorite trendspotting events of the year. The conference — known as FNCE — brought together more than 8,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, and other industry leaders, along with more than 350 exhibitors. The exhibit floor featured several specialty pavilions: gluten-free, natural and organic, diabetes and California Fresh (food products, services and technologies from 14…
  • Friday Food News

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

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

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    I have a love-hate relationship with cooking.  I have come to enjoy it much of the time, but I experience these little annoyances that are a constant.  Here are my top 10 pet peeves: 1. Missing that “key” ingredient: I begin to make muffins and I go to get some eggs and, surprise, I don’t have any. Nothing bothers me more than starting to cook something I realize I can’t finish.  That is, unless my neighbor has it. 2. Just bought it, can’t find it: I’m searching the fridge high and low for an item I just bought at the store.  “It’s gotta be…
  • 5 Healthy Products I’m Dying to Try (and more about the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo)

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    As I’m writing this, I’m on a flight from Atlanta to San Diego.  I spent two nights and three days at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE). Just in case you don’t know, this is the annual meeting for dietitian and nutrition professionals. The first night I connected with other nutrition bloggers at the Weber Shandwick reception for the nutrition blogger network.  Afterward, a group of us went out to eat.  It was so nice to connect with other like minded professionals, sharing and swapping ideas. This was an exciting and nerve…
  • Transform Your Relationship with Food by Doing This One Simple Thing

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

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

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Lately I’ve been thinking about how the golden rule applies to feeding my family. For me it boils down to R-E-S-P-E-C-T for all.  Mom. Dad. Daughter. And son. And here’s how it works. How would you feel? First consider how you would feel being fed by someone else.  Let’s say you are staying at a friend’s house for about a week. This friend knows you like to eat a mostly vegetarian diet.  But your friend is more of a meat and…
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  • 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 […]
  • How Do You Heal? – Poll

    Randy Fritz
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
    What Healing Approaches and Techniques to  Add For Complete Health At Real Food For Life, we tend to emphasize nutrition and food.  Also, we know there are many other important factors in achieving health.  Both Diana and myself have researched and practiced personal development and meditation techniques for 30 plus years.  We understand the necessity […]
  • These Sugar Substitutes May Cause More Diabetes Than They Help

    Diana Herrington
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Millions of people around the world consume diet drinks with artificial sweeteners to lose weight or to prevent diabetes. They are sabotaging their weight-loss efforts. Artificial sweeteners cause diabetes and obesity. Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel was done on the big three artificial sweeteners: 1. Aspartame, found in many diet drinks. 2. […]
  • 8 Habits Your Body Loves

    Diana Herrington
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Would you like to be healthy and full of delightful energy? Do you dream of looking hotter than the noonday sun? This sounds like an infomercial pitch, but it’s really a pitch proposing a handful of simple habits to get you on your way to better days. We often associate habits with “bad habits” — […]
  • Second-generation GMOs will increase herbicide usage and strengthen resistance in superweeds

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

    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

    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

    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
  • Doctor's Best Vitamin D3: Winter Is Coming

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Vitamin D is a particular kind of essential nutrient. The majority of nutrients that our bodies require are absorbed through food, but vitamin D is special in that our bodies manufacture it with sunlight exposure. read more
  • Product Focus: NOW Eve - Women’s Multivitamin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Goat Milk Formula for Babies

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    I nursed all 3 of my children exclusively until they started solid foods. I practiced extended breastfeeding as well, 2 years total for each of my first 2 children and 4 years total for the youngest. I loved every. single. minute. Nursing my children was a glorious experience the memories of which I will cherish forever!  I’m sure most breastfeeding mothers would report the same. While homemade formula, even the more widely accepted goats milk formula, is a highly charged and controversial subject, it is in reality a very important option for women to consider and have available who…
  • Your Breasts Don’t Lie: Soy, Flax and Other Estrogenic Foods and Herbs Trigger Precancerous Breasts

    Kaayla T. Daniel PhD, The Naughty Nutritionist
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    by Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD, The Naughty Nutritionist® Is thermography your “new breast friend”? Wendy Sellens, a licensed acupuncturist and the founder of Pink Image Thermography in Solana Beach, CA, thinks so! For every woman who wants to know the truth about the state of her breast health or whether those supposedly cancer-preventing supplements and estrogenic foods recommended by her doctor or holistic practitioner are actually working, her answer is simple: “Your breasts can’t lie.” In Breast Cancer Boot Camp, coauthored with William B. Hobbins MD, Sellens provides striking,…
  • Maple Kombucha Salad Dressing

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
      Salad dressings have gotten a bad rap in recent years due to confusion about fats, and this has led dieticians and nutritionists to frequently advise against them entirely – suggesting either lowfat dressings or lemon juice as alternatives. The problem is that salads dressed only in lemon juice are tasteless and unappetizing! Lowfat commercial dressings are loaded with neurotoxic MSG in the form of hydrolyzed vegetable protein or hidden away under the “natural flavors” label. Regular versions of bottled, commercial dressings are made with cheap, low quality oils that have been…
  • Biofilms: Overlooked Step in Treating Candida

    Carla Hernandez, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    Yeast overgrowth, also referred to as fungal overgrowth or simply Candida, is at epidemic levels today whether a person may know it to be a serious threat to health or not. This is due to the fact that most symptoms that are caused by the compromising of one or more body tissues by fungus are usually treated by conventional doctors as another condition entirely, therefore never addressing the real cause. Even holistic doctors can miss the mark by not considering the importance of breaking down biofilms as part of an effective candida treatment plan which can lead to failure of the protocol…
  • Homemade Organic Baby Wipes

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    I remember so well holding my firstborn child for the very first time. So precious.  So vulnerable! I couldn’t imagine any chemicals of any kind touching his delicate skin which is why I took what I thought were great pains to ensure any personal care products used were nontoxic. I must have spend a fortune on hypoallergenic “natural care” baby wipes at that time for diaper changes (organic baby wipes were hard to find then), but looking back, those weren’t such a great choice after all. (...)Read the rest of Homemade Organic Baby Wipes (631 words) © Sarah…
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    Food Confidence

  • 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?
  • Chipotle Chili with Tempeh and Butternut Squash

    Danielle Omar
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Get your squash on with a hearty and delicious chipotle and ancho chili made with organic tempeh and butternut squash! I love being able to eat the same meal as my husband. It’s a rare occurrence but when it happens, it’s pretty cool. In this particular case, I’m talking chipotle chili! A simmering pot of tasty chili on the stove while watching the football game marks the beginning of fall in our house. Keep in mind I rarely watch the football game and I hardly ever get to eat the chili, but I still like the idea of it. The typical scenario for me is I’m cooking up a…
  • Guilt-Free Fettuccine with Pumpkin & Leeks

    Danielle Omar
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Try this gluten-free, high protein mung bean and edamame fettuccine tossed with a creamy leek and pumpkin sauce for a simple weeknight meal! I love experimenting with these fun guilt-free bean pastas from Explore Asian. I make my black bean pasta with olives and cauliflower all the time. It’s so filling and high in protein and fiber…what more could you want out of pasta, right? This time I tried the mung bean and edamame fettuccine style noodles and tossed them with a creamy leek and pumpkin sauce. This dish was so simple and tasty but is really more about the leeks than the…
  • Lemon Kale Pasta with Dried Cherries & Eggs

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

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

  • A Game Changer for Compassionate Women

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

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

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

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

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

  • Roasted Okra Salad

    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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Why Your Multivitamin Sucks

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

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

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

  • Product highlight: Fathering: What It Means To Be a Dad DVD

    LZX Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    What It Means to Be a Dad DVD Being a father is a lifetime commitment that requires a lot of love, time, and energy. An interview with fathering expert Steve Onell is paired with interviews of young fathers to explain the impact and importance of a father in a child’s life. Divided into four chapters, Fathering: What It Means To Be a Dad offers sound advice to new dads. Dads Matter…explains the importance of fathers in children’s lives and introduces three areas of research and expert advice, discussed in the proceeding chapters. Be There: Show Up and Be Involved tells…
  • EPES Concepcion leads workshops on nutrition, health, human rights and gender

    LZX Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    We are very passionate about our support for EPES, so we wanted to send the update from some of their recent training. We have done our best to translate from the original Spanish. EPES Conception teaches workshops on health and nutrition and social service approaches to human rights Concepción, Chile, October 28, 2014 (EPES) .- Since June, EPES Conception Foundation has been doing workshops on nutrition and health for women involved in community organizations, including educators and primary care workers health in Hualpén communes, Talcahuano, Penco and Tomé. The goal of EPES training is…
  • Most School-Age Children Get Too Much Sodium: Help is here

    LZX Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The Pew Charitable Trust reports bad news for kids and sodium in-take… More than 90 percent of school-age children in the United States consume more sodium each day than current dietary guidelines recommend, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC finds that U.S. children ages 6 to 18 consume an average of about 3,300 milligrams of sodium a day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that children’s daily intake of sodium be less than 2,300 milligrams. Consuming too much sodium increases the risk of developing high blood pressure and…
  • Houston Food Bank uses LZX Healthy Eating Head to Toe Poster

    LZX Team
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    We always appreciate hearing from happy customer. Thanks so much for I work at the Houston Food Bank and have used one of your posters—Healthy Eating Head to Toe—with a series of nutrition classes I am teaching at three Houston schools in conjunction with Urban Harvest.  All of the schools have gardens as part of an Urban Harvest program and the nutrition classes focus on connecting nutrition and the garden.  For the first lesson we focused on sweet potatoes and discussed six nutrients in sweet potatoes.  We traced an outline of one student and labeled the nutrients and drew in parts…
  • November is National Diabetes Month: Get Prepared

    LZX Team
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    November is National Diabetes Month, a month to raise awareness of a chronic disease that affects approximately 30 million people in the United States. Learning ZoneXpress offers a number of resources related to diabetes aimed to help educate both those affected by the disease as well as those working to prevent it.  Sugar Shockers™ Retractable Banner Promote drinking water instead of sugary drinks with the Sugar Shockers™ Retractable Banner. Eye-opening visuals of a variety of popular beverages including milk, juices, sports drinks, energy drinks, and soda are displayed side by side…
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    Ashworth College Community : Blog List - Nutrition-Fitness-Exercise Group

  • FITNESS IDOL.. Who's Yours?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Quick & Easy Vegan Protein

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

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

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

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

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

  • Play Your Game

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

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

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

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

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

  • The 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…
  • The Healthy Crush Guide To Las Vegas

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Hey, Adults — Which Wine Should You Have With Your Halloween Candy?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:36 pm
      Halloween candy isn’t only for kids. So, if you’re an adult, why not have some wine  with your Halloween candy – whether it’s the candy you bought to give to trick or treaters or the handful of fun-sized treats you snagged from your kid’s collection. There are many opinions about what beverages go well with what candy.  The general consensus is that wine or beer should be sweeter than what you are eating which raises a Halloween candy pairing issue since all of the candy is pretty darn sweet. But, of course, there are many opinions. Here’s a synopsis of some of the…
  • Can You Resist Halloween Candy?

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

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

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

  • Fudgy Flourless Pumpkin Brownies

    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

    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

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

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

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

  • A Big Fear That Is Hard To Look At

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

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

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

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

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

  • 30 Ways to Use Less Paper

    Dawn Gifford
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Why should we care about our paper usage? Paper is pretty cheap and renewable, right? Unfortunately, paper is substantially more resource intensive than you would think. Here’s why, and how you can save a ton of paper (and money) at home, school and work… Paper’s Heavy FootprintFrom cradle to grave, papermaking uses a tremendous amount of energy and natural resources. First, trees are cut down and the wood is chipped into small pieces. Then water and heat, and sometimes chemicals, are added to separate the wood into individual fibers.The fiber is mixed…
  • Is Borax Toxic?

    Dawn Gifford
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Many people are concerned about whether borax is a safe chemical. There are many sites on the internet claiming it is toxic. I disagree with these sites and believe that borax is as safe as table salt or washing soda—in other words, the dose makes the poison. Here’s why…History of BoraxHumans have mined and used borax since its discovery in Persia more than 4,000 years ago. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral found in concentration in dried salt lake beds, and consists of water, sodium, boron and oxygen. That’s it. The main areas where borax is mined…
  • Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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

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

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

  • 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:…
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies: Public Art Challenge

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Starbucks Foundation: Youth Leadership Grants

    LZX Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Starbucks Foundation: Youth Leadership Grants The Starbucks Foundation’s Youth Leadership Grants program supports nonprofit organizations that work with young people from 15 to 25 years old in cities in which Starbucks has a strong retail presence worldwide. Click above to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
  • Grants Promote Education and Equality for Women and Girls

    LZX Team
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Grants Promote Education and Equality for Women and Girls American Association of University Women: Community Action Grants The American Association of University Women (AAUW) works to advance educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States. The AAUW Community Action Grants program provides funds to individuals, AAUW organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations throughout the country that address issues related to the needs of women and girls or that provide information to educate and benefit the public on…
  • School Library Book Collections Funded

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

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

  • 10 Proven Benefits of Kale (No. 1 is Very Impressive)

    Kris Gunnars
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Of all the super healthy greens, kale is the king. It is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods in existence. Kale is loaded with all sorts of beneficial compounds… some of which have powerful medicinal properties. Here are 10 health benefits of kale, that are supported by science. 1. Kale is […] The post 10 Proven Benefits of Kale (No. 1 is Very Impressive) appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Fiber Can Help You Lose Weight, But Only A Specific Type

    Joe Leech
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Fiber is a well known nutrient, but not well understood. Put simply, fiber refers to carbohydrates that cannot be digested by humans. They are classified as either soluble or insoluble, depending on whether they dissolve in liquids. Insoluble fibers function mostly as “bulking” agents and are not very interesting. However… soluble fiber can have powerful […] The post Fiber Can Help You Lose Weight, But Only A Specific Type appeared first on... [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils (No. 2 is Scary)

    Kris Gunnars
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fats in the diet are highly controversial. Saturated fat was previously blamed for raising cholesterol and causing heart disease, but this has now been disproven (1, 2). For some reason, dietary guidelines still recommend that we consume vegetable oils instead of saturated fats like butter. This includes oils like soybean oil, cottonseed oil, canola oil, […] The post 11 Serious Concerns About Vegetable Oils (No. 2 is Scary) appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Can “Diet” Make You Fat? The Truth on Artificial Sweeteners

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

    Dr. Atli Arnarson
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Antioxidants are frequently mentioned in everyday conversations. This applies to both scholars and laymen alike. You can find antioxidant supplements in store shelves, and their health benefits are beloved by both marketers and media. However, very few people actually know what they are and how they work. The concept of antioxidants is fairly complex, but […] The post Antioxidants Explained in Human Terms appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • 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…
  • Whole Grain Pasta Salad: An Easy, Healthy Make Ahead Lunch

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

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

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

  • The Health Power of Plants

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    The benefits of a plant-based diet have recently gained wider approval by mainstream medicine.The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association have both recommended diets high in fruits and vegetables.The latest American Cancer Society Guidelines, published in 2012, include "Eat a healthy diet, with an emphasis on plant foods," and "Eat at least 2½ cups of vegetables and fruits each day."1The USDA also recommends increasing fruit and vegetable intake, as does the World Health Organization (WHO), which lists low fruit and vegetable intake among the top ten risk factors for…
  • Why You Need More Vitamin C

    28 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Of all of the vitamins, vitamin C is among the most well-known.Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is made in the bodies of most animals with two exceptions: human beings and the guinea pig.Consequently, we’re obliged to get ours from food, which includes most fruits and vegetables.  However, because most people simply don't eat enough produce, the amount of vitamin C ingested by even those with a healthy diet is almost always less than optimal. How Much Vitamin C Do You Need? While the United States Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin C is only 90 milligrams (mg) for men and 75 mg…
  • Saffron: The Spice That Heals

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez, RNSaffron comes from the Far East. In ancient times, it was used to treat pain, poor digestion, and even high blood pressure.Today, it’s one of the most expensive spices to date, worth its “weight in gold”.Saffron is derived from the Crocus sativus plant and contains over 150 known volatile compounds.Two of the most well-known, crocin and safranal, are used therapeutically.Below, we’ll explain some of the impressive health benefits that saffron offers. Saffron Has Anti-Cancer Properties Saffron is rich in carotenoids. The two main ones, crocin and crocetin,…
  • Weight Loss Foods

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez, RNAre all calories created equal?That’s the question scientists have been debating for years.The idea of calories in, minus calories out, has been the basic premise of most weight loss programs. While this basic equation is true, some foods may actually defy that logic.Below, we’ll go over some foods that may help you lose weight and trim some fat off your waistline. Green Tea for Weight LossGreen tea’s ability to induce weight loss has been attributed to caffeine. Research shows, an antioxidant in green tea called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) plays an…
  • Lower Blood Pressure with Food

    22 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNHigh blood pressure is one of the most common health conditions affecting Americans.If you’re middle-aged, your chance of developing the disease is a whopping 90%.1The question doesn't become if for most people; it’s really about how to treat the condition.And in a medical system where prescriptions take precedence over lifestyle changes, nutritional advice is often lacking.Below, we’ll cover several foods worth including in your diet that may help. And take notes, as some of these may come as a bit of a surprise! Flaxseed for Lower Blood PressureNot eating…
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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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  • Thanksgiving and Heather’s Kidneys

    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

    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

    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.
  • Grilled Bison with Saskatoon Berry Vinaigrette

    9 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    It’s round two of a delicious recipe from ingredients I purchased at the Calgary Farmers Market.  I was especially excited for this grilled bison salad with a Saskatoon berry vinaigrette, because it combines two of my favorite flavors. I’m going to start with the Saskatoon Berry Farm.  This place is so amazing.  It’s located  just in between Calgary and Okotoks, and Heather and I almost got married here!  Of course they have a spot at the market and I just couldn’t resist creating a delicious salad dressing with their awesome Saskatoon berries.  It is the title of their…
  • How to Grill Asparagus Like a Pro

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Have you ever had overcooked boiled asparagus before? I feel for you, I truly do. I hope my mother in law won’t be upset with me, but one of the first meals I remember I had at Heather’s parent’s place involved such a thing.  This was early on in the relationship so I didn’t want to hurt her feelings so say anything that may upset her.  I never did say anything at first, but of course now things have changed.  We have a lot more fun with it now! The first time I brought it up though I remember that instead of insulting her, I simply asked if I could do the cooking.  I think…
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    Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet

  • Juicing Fruits And Vegetables Removes Polyphenols Stuck To Fiber – Make Smoothies Instead

    Aqiyl Aniys
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 pm
    If you are looking to optimize your health make smoothies from fruits and vegetables instead of juicing them. There has been a long ongoing... The post Juicing Fruits And Vegetables Removes Polyphenols Stuck To Fiber – Make Smoothies Instead 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! ]]
  • One Reason Not To Cut Meat From Your Diet

    Aqiyl Aniys
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    We have to eat meat to get protein? Protein is vitally important for our health and if we don't get adequate amounts of protein in our diets we can die... The post One Reason Not To Cut Meat From Your Diet 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! ]]
  • Added Phosphates In Meat And Cola Compromise Kidney Function

    Aqiyl Aniys
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Meat and cola drinks are treated with phosphates to control their color and these phosphates can compromise kidney function. The kidneys filter... The post Added Phosphates In Meat And Cola Compromise Kidney Function 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! ]]
  • Guinea Hen Weed – Anamu Benefits

    Aqiyl Aniys
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Guinea hen weed is a herb commonly used in Jamaica, and in South America its common name is anamu. The botanical name for the plant is petiveria alliacea... The post Guinea Hen Weed – Anamu Benefits 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! ]]
  • Guinea Hen Weed’s HIV Fighting Property

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

  • 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
  • 8 best Fitness Apps For Getting Fit & Healthy

    Jamie Logie
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    There’s an app for that.. That’s pretty much my response these days for any random question someone might ask me that’s non fitness/nutrition related. What stocks should I invest in? -There’s an app for that.. What’s the weather supposed to be like this week? -There’s an app for that How do I macrame a pair... Read More
  • Where The Rich & Famous Eat

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

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

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

  • Is it ok to be Overweight or Obese?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hershey’s Cocoa Cake Low In Fat

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Ingredients: hershey bars, sugar, skim milk, flour, white vinegar, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, baking soda Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • ‘7lbs in 7 Days’ – Super Juice Detox Diet DVD

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am Lose up to 7lbs in 7 days with Jason Vale’s super juice guided detox. From t…
  • Losing Belly Fat:How To Exercise, Diet and Burn Stomach Fat Away, While Losing Inches Fast

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Losing Belly Fat:How To Exercise, Diet and Burn Stomach Fat Away, While Losing Inches Fast Proven Strategies For Losing Unwanted Belly Fat Everything you need to learn how to lose belly fat fast is in this health guide. With this exercise, diet and fat burning plan, losing belly fat can happen rapidly. Inside, you get a step-by-step plan to help you achieve your weight loss goals safely and quickly. Here’s a look at the chapter headings: What Causes Belly FatBelly Fat PreventionHow to Burn Belly FatExercise To Lose Belly FatFoods to AvoidBelly Fat Burnin Price:
  • 5 Foods You Think Are Healthy, But Aren’t

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Noooooo! Not trail mix! Post to Facebook: Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: Post to Twitter:…
  • Healthy Pancakes for One

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Ingredients: flour, yogurt, buttermilk, baking soda, eggs Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
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    Science for Fitness

  • 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…
  • Pull-Ups or Chin-Ups?

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

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

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It seems as if it was just yesterday when saturated fats finally recovered from their notorious reputation of being Satan's heart clogging tool with two big studies which indicated no connection between saturated fat intake and an increased risk for heart disease. However, evidence has been indicating a certain link, forgotten by the majority of people. Article guide: Dementia Interventions The missing link Further possible caveats of these studies As always in nutritional science, physical health claims the forefront when talking about the healthiness of particular foods. But that’s a very…
  • How Much Salt Per Day Should I Eat Anyway?

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

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

    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

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

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

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Happy autumn “equinox!” To get you inspired for the season ahead, I wanted to share something a little more lush and indulgent. Vegan cheesecake?  I know.  For those of you who are new to the vegan scene, you may think this is far too incongruous to be true.  You are right; there is no cheese... Read More » The post Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares appeared first on Soul Beet.
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    Nutrition Data

  • Quaker Steel Cut Oats Quick 3-Minute Nutrition Facts

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
         Quaker Steel Cut Oats Quick 3-Minute  Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 8% Thiamin 15% Phosphorus 20% Magnesium 15% Ingredients: Whole Grain Steel Cut Oats View additional Quaker Hot Cereal Varieties. The post Quaker Steel Cut Oats Quick 3-Minute Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Quaker Oats Steel Cut Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Nutrition Facts

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Quaker Oats Steel Cut Brown Sugar & Cinnamon  Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 8% Ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN STEEL CUT OATS, BROWN SUGAR, SALT, CINNAMON, NATURAL FLAVOR, SPICES. View additional Quaker Hot Cereal Varieties. The post Quaker Oats Steel Cut Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Quaker Oats Steel Cut Blueberries & Cranberries Nutrition Facts

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Quaker Oats Steel Cut Blueberries & Cranberries Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 6% Ingredients: WHOLE GRAIN STEEL CUT OATS, SUGAR, DRIED BLUEBERRIES, DRIED CRANBERRIES, SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR. View additional Quaker Hot Cereal Varieties. The post Quaker Oats Steel Cut Blueberries & Cranberries Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Quaker Oats Quick Oats Nutrition Facts

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
         Quaker Oats Quick Oats (Dry – Unprepared)  Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 10% Vitamin D 0% Thiamin 10% Riboflavin 2% Niacin 0% Phosphorus 15% Magnesium 25% Ingredients: 100% NATURAL WHOLE GRAIN QUAKER QUALITY ROLLED OATS. View additional Quaker Hot Cereal Varieties. The post Quaker Oats Quick Oats Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
  • Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Nutrition Facts

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:25 pm
         Quaker Oats Old Fashioned  Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 10% Thiamin 10% Vitamin D 0% Riboflavin 2% Niacin 0% Ingredients: Rolled Oats View additional Quaker Hot Cereal Varieties. The post Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Nutrition Facts appeared first on Nutrition Data.
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