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  • Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby, study shows

    Nutrition Research News -- ScienceDaily
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a study has found.
  • Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer, but less is more

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research* published in the journal Science...
  • I Think, Therefore I am… Fatter?

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    adminmnw
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 09:10 AM posted by Phil That is basically what a Canadian research team recently discovered. The results were published in a recent issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The research team recruited a group of students and measured their spontaneous food intake after completing three tasks: relaxing in a sitting position, reading and summarizing a text, and completing a series of memory, attention, and vigilance tests on the computer. After 45 minutes at each activity, participants were invited to eat as much as they wanted from a buffet. They determined that each session…
  • Can This Vitamin Replace Your Cholesterol Medication?

    Health Kismet Blog
    Jonathan Bechtel
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Did you know the cholesterol medication industry transacts over 30 billion dollars each year? My stars, that is a lot of pills. Remarkably enough, did you know there's a $5 alternative that works nearly just as well and in entirely different ways? Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.Can This Vitamin Replace Your Cholesterol Medication? is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Penn study questions presence in blood of heart-healthy molecules from fish oil supplements

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Findings provide more data that fish oil supplements' clear benefit is suspectThe importance of a diet rich in fish oils - now a billion dollar food-supplement industry -- has been debated for...
 
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  • ADHD, Substance Abuse, Conduct Disorder Share Same Neurocognitive Deficits

    gkhalsa
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Now that we can reverse engineer behavior deficits to neurocognitive deficits, I wonder how long will it take before we layer in the nutritional deficits and apply the same statistical rigor to that data set. Seems like low hanging fruit to me. Pun intended.
  • Is Hemp The Next Superfood?

    gkhalsa
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Impress your friends by explaining the differences in THC content between hemp and marijuana. Either way you go, there's a healthy benefit for you.
  • New Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal

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

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

    gkhalsa
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Ukraine and Russia are likely to become the bridgehead for the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the rest of Europe.
 
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  • FDA warns of security flaw in Hospira infusion pumps

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday advised hospitals not to use Hospira Inc's Symbiq infusion system, saying a security vulnerability could allow cyber attackers to take remote control of the system. The agency issued the advisory some 10 days after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned of the vulnerability in the pump, which is used to deliver medications directly into the bloodstream of patients. The FDA and DHS cited research from independent cyber security expert Billy Rios, who found that remote attacks could be launched on patients…
  • Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA warns of drug name mix-ups

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that some doctors and pharmacies are getting confused by the similar names of an antidepressant and a blood-thinning medicine.
  • Sanofi's diabetes sales slow, Genzyme's jump

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    By Matthias Blamont and Noëlle Mennella PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi reported lower second quarter sales for its strategic diabetes division on Thursday, hurt by continued pricing pressure in the United States, but it's biotech arm Genzyme recorded another quarter of double-digit growth, enabling the French drugmaker to beat forecasts overall. Forced to agree to increased rebates to maintain market share of Lantus, a blockbuster insulin drug whose patent expires this year in the U.S, Sanofi said sales in its diabetes branch declined 3.8 percent at constant currency rates to around 2 billion…
  • Correction: Weight Loss-Balloon story

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:55 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 28 about an inflatable medical balloon approved to treat obesity, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of weight patients regained after having the device removed. Patients actually regained about one-third of their lost weight.
  • Fire at Egypt furniture factory kills 25 - health ministry

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    A fire at a furniture factory outside Cairo killed 25 people on Tuesday, the spokesman for Egypt's health ministry said. Another 22 people were injured by the fire in El Obour, an industrial city about 35 kilometres (22 miles) northeast of Cairo, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said. A separate fire at a food market in Egypt's second city of Alexandria left 11 people injured on Tuesday, a health ministry official in the city said.
 
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  • How and Why We Run Out of Steam

    admin
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    by Tasha Shayne Today’s women are more powerful than ever before. With over 73 million of us in the United States workforce, we’re dominating technical and professional operations, inspiring future generations, and being taken more seriously than ever in any every industry we take on — from startups to politics. We should be proud. We’re functioning as superwomen. There’s only one problem that inevitably plagues all of us who lead our superwoman lives: The stress and exhaustion catches up with us. How could it not? We may be superwomen, but we’re not superhuman. We…
  • Factors to Consider Before Sinking Your Teeth Into Miracle Foods

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    by Vic Shayne, PhD If you are a visitor to FaceBook, subscribe to natural health websites, or receive emails from health gurus, I’m sure you’ve seen scores of articles telling you that this food or that can prevent cancer, heal your blemishes or keep your arteries from clogging. But there’s a major piece of information missing from all of these articles that you need to keep in mind; otherwise you’re likely to be disappointed in the results. Fundamentally, miracle superfoods won’t make a difference if you’re offsetting their effectiveness with an abusive diet, problematic…
  • 5 ways to support small farmers

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

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

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

    Josef Hasslberger
    11 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    In 2007, I posted two articles on this site suggesting that cancer had something to do with the energy mechanism of the human body. I am coming back to this through a comment on one of those articles by Viorel Bungau, a family medical doctor in Romania. The two previous articles are: Cancer and ATP: The Photon Energy Pathway Could cancer be a functional deviation of the cellular energy production mechanism that is open to correction by relatively simple means instead of a genetic mutation that is passed down through cell division? Heinrich Kremer, MD, says that this is indeed the case. His…
  • Inclined Bed Therapy: Tilt your bed for healthful sleep

    Josef Hasslberger
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:23 am
    Inclined Bed Therapy or IBT is the brain child of Andrew Fletcher, who discovered in the 1990's that gravity actually helps to drive circulation of the sap in trees. From there, it was a short step to ask whether this was also true for animals and humans. This posed the question "why on Earth do people sleep flat?" So Andrew suggested that people slightly raise the head end of their bed and see if any changes in their health are noticeable. This is one of the numerous anecdotes ... stories of personal success people have reported after raising the head end of their bed by just five…
  • European Food Safety Authority cherry picks evidence - finds Aspartame completely safe

    Josef Hasslberger
    5 Jan 2014 | 9:51 am
    After conducting "one of the most comprehensive risk assessments of aspartame ever undertaken", the European Food Safety Authority has released its verdict on 10 December 2013. The agency came to the conclusion that aspartame and its breakdown products are "safe for human consumption at current levels of exposure". The EFSA press release says that this was an important step forward in "strengthening consumer confidence in the scientific underpinning of the EU food safety system and the regulation of food additives". So the message seems to be that we should all…
  • Did Aspartame kill Cory Terry?

    Josef Hasslberger
    8 Nov 2013 | 8:20 am
    Cory Terry Died After Drinking Red Bull, $85 Million Wrongful Death Suit Claims, is the title of a recent article in the Huffington Post that reports on a rather unusual death. Cory Terry downed a Red Bull when he finished a basketball game and a few minutes later he died of a heart attack. Red Bull comes in different formulations, the dark blue normal and a - supposedly more healthy - 'diet' or sugar free version, which is the light blue one. To be sure, we don't know which one Terry preferred. Was it the normal or the diet version that killed him? Betty Martini believes it was 'diet' and…
  • Retroviral particles in human immune defenses - is AIDS orthodoxy dead wrong?

    Josef Hasslberger
    11 Aug 2013 | 12:34 pm
    We have previously published articles by the Australian AIDS-and-biology researcher Cal Crilly, and here is yet another installment. Cal is someone who digs into scientific studies. He does biological detective work and finds gems that hide in plain view, things we don't normally understand and that even the experts do not see as they are not trained to put discordant facts together and question basic assumptions. What this new article tells us is that retroviruses - the same kind that are thought to cause immune deficiency or AIDS - are useful and necessary for our immune system to function…
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  • 10 reasons why dance is great for kids

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    Friday Finds to Nourish Your Day: It’s Friday and we are happy to share these resources and materials to help you promote dancing to nourish the children in your lives! Still wondering if you should break out the music and get dancing? Well here are top 10 reasons to include dancing in your family's fun activity list: great exercise and you can move at your own pace builds stamina improves socialization skills helps with flexibility improves coordination improves spatial awareness music can be a mood enhancer teaches children to work together since often you are dancing with a partner…
  • The joy of dancing infographic

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Wednesday Nourishing Graphics: We are happy to share this infographic that further tells the story about the nourishing value of dancing.
  • Put on your dance shoes and get your groove on - National Dance day

    20 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    This week on July 25, it is national dance day sponsored by Dizzy Feet organization. I am a big fan of "So You Can Dance". I love the message that it sends and I personally love dancing so this show has done so much promoting the art and "sport" of dancing. It really takes just as much committment and hard work to be a great dancer as it does to be an athlete. It is great family entertainment and i can enjoy this with my kids, my husband, my mom and my grandchild. It really crosses all the generations. And what a fun way to be active. So many different types of music to choose from and…
  • Healthy summer themed printables for kids by Nourish Interactive

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    Friday Finds to Nourish Your Day: It’s Friday and we are happy to share these resources and materials to help you promote a healthy summer for children to nourish the children in your lives! Summer themed printables for kids! Preschool Follow Directions Activity for Kids - Summertime Fun Outdoors Follow the directions activity for preschoolers. Reinforces the idea that it is fun to play and be active outdoors. Published: Dec 04, 2012 Grades: PreK-K Ages: 3-6 Kids Matching Summertime Foods and Activities Card Game - Printable Game for Children Kids love the memory game where they have to…
  • get kids moving this summer infographic

    15 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Wednesday Nourishing Graphics: We are happy to share this infographic that further tells the story about the nourishing value of a healthy summer for children.
 
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  • feeling all bolshie

    Lucy
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Stuck in the city today as werk's xmas party - a Christmas in July affair - is tonight. The snowdrops will, I am sure, be up real soon, p'raps even as I type which means that we will be busybusy in the garden before long. For now, though, we can afford a day off here and there. Things are on the verge of bursting; the deep breath before the plunge as Gandalf said.  Werk makes me think of books, of course, and books make me think of cookbooks when I'm in this space of course. I've bought far fewer in recent times than ever before mostly, I think, because of what Jo…
  • dessin

    Lucy
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Mid-way through this blog's now 9-and-a-half-year existence we lived in a beautiful, rambling house in Elsternwick. On Saturday mornings, Peter and Anselm had a life drawing session thing going on in the loungeroom. Afterward, we would talk, nothing being off limits as artists like conversation to be, but Art was the reason for it all. I loved those lunches. I felt a part of something smart, occasionally funny and always deeply creative. Anselm spoke a lot about the French word dessin, a word that means both design and drawing, concepts the English language separates as though the two…
  • creaming

    Lucy
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Each of us who cooks has the one task that drives them nuts in an otherwise enjoyable pursuit; for Kathryn, it's skinning and de-seeding tomatoes, a task I actually quite like. Me? Creaming butter and sugar. What a bloody faff. With a kitchen whose thermometer reads 6 degrees this morning, the butter, even when carefully softened by the fire, curdles. I deliberately seek recipes that avoid this dreaded task, but sometimes it's unavoidable. Things always end in a mess, even if the offer of a quiet(ish) moment to stare out the window into the mist that shrouds the hill, watching the…
  • lost

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

    Lucy
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Too many pink peppercorns, bought in bulk - 'twas the only way to get them at the time - for a bulgar pilaf of Ottolenghi's that was nice, yes, but only made just that once, so not memorable enough obviously. (It was probably a palaver, I'll be honest). An innate need to use them as food rather than dumping them in the compost, still a legitimate use I say, albeit one with a fair dose of guilt attached to it, meant other uses had to be found.  Enter Kathryn's Baked Ricotta from the summer edition of AHK, made wintry by subbing olives for the tomatoes and masses of pink…
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  • New Brand Spotlight: GR3EN

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a revolutionary product to our customers: GR3EN. GR3EN is a one-of-kind energy drink loaded with superfoods to provide you the energy boost you need every day. Created by organic farmers from Hawaii, who believe in empowering people with positive energy from a handful of ingredients that you can pronounce, GR3EN is produced with organic ingredients with no cutting corners or compromising quality by using artificial fillers, sweeteners, fake flavors or stimulants. GR3EN organic energy drink raises the bar with an organic dream team of wonderful ingredients:…
  • The Importance of Beauty Sleep

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    How much sleep do you need? Experts say most people require between seven to nine hours of sleep in order to maintain good health. However, not just enough sleep but also good, deep sleep is very important to prevent a variety of health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and skin problems. The term beauty sleep, which refers to the act of sleeping early to maintain healthy, beautiful skin, is definitely a reality for many people around the globe. Sleep repairs tired skin and research has shown that the whole body goes into repair mode when you sleep.
  • 5 Products Every Women Needs in Her Medicine Cabinet

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Collagen – Look your best and age beautifully with collagen. One of our favorites is derived from pasture-raised collagen protein. Unlike gelatin, these peptides are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. Enjoy a scoop in your morning coffee and feel beautiful from the inside out. Did we mention that collagen also increases elasticity and regeneration of tendons, cartilage, bones, and joints? You better believe it! Probiotic – By now most people know that taking a daily probiotic is one of the biggest keys to maintaining maximum gut flora health. But what you may not know is…
  • What is Glucosamine?

    Jacob Grail, Contributing Editor
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Glucosamine for Joints – Rundown with Dr. Jeremy Wolf : Ask The ND Dr. Wolf explains Glucosamine’s effects on joint health in this episode of LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND and gives tips on what to look for when shopping for different Glucosamine Supplement products. Shop Glucosamine Formulas at LuckyVitamin.com. About The Series: Watch LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND series featuring LuckyVitamin Dr. Jeremy Wolf for healthy information, benefits and facts about popular nutritional supplements and wellness topics. These quick guides are great educational resources to learn…
  • New Brand Spotlight: Julian Bakery

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of health food products to our customers: Julian Bakery. Julian Bakery offers a unique selection of products to help customers reach their goals through proper nutrition. The company is fully dedicated to low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, GMO-free, vegan, and Paleo food manufacturer. Started in 1990, Julian Bakery is now the nation’s leader in Paleo and low-carb baked goods and its delicious protein bars are the company’s most famous, best-selling items. Paleo Protein Bars are made with the most bio-available proteins such as egg…
 
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  • Scientists create functional liver cells from stem cells

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Evaluating drug-induced liver injury is a critical part of pharmaceutical drug discovery and must be carried out on human liver cells. Now, scientists report that they produced large amounts of functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells. The cells can detect the toxic effect of over a dozen drugs with greater than 97 percent accuracy.
  • Commercial ties may be fueling unnecessary, potentially harmful osteoporosis treatment

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    A complex web of interactions between industry, advocacy organizations, and academia may be fueling enthusiasm for calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent and treat osteoporosis, despite evidence of lack of benefit, warn doctors.
  • Antibiotic use and decrease in INR levels among patients taking vitamin K antagonists

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:14 am
    Researchers have found an association between treatment with the antibiotic dicloxacillin and a decrease in international normalized ratio (INR; a measure of blood coagulation) levels among patients taking the vitamin K antagonists warfarin or phenprocoumon, according to a new study.
  • Does heart disease begin in childhood?

    15 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    A 'statistically significant association' between higher vitamin D levels and lower non-HDL cholesterol in kids has been found by researchers. There has been evidence that low vitamin D levels in adults are linked to cardiovascular disease, as well as other health issues such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes. But that link hadn't been studied in children.
  • Review examines nutritional issues related to autism spectrum disorder

    15 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    There is consensus that children with autism have selective eating patterns, food neophobia, limited food repertoire, and sensory issues. Researchers now report that there are inconsistent results about the extent and type of nutrient deficiencies.
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  • Effects of spinach extract on satiety: Feel full, curb cravings

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    A new study examines how consuming the concentrated extract of thylakoids found in spinach can reduce hunger and cravings. Thylakoids encourage the release of satiety hormones, which is very beneficial in slowing down fat digestion.
  • Study questions presence in blood of heart-healthy molecules from fish oil supplements

    30 Jul 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The importance of a diet rich in fish oils -- now a billion dollar food-supplement industry -- has been debated for over half a century. A new study questions the relevance of fish oil-derived substances and their purported anti-inflammatory effects in humans.
  • Scientists create functional liver cells from stem cells

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:12 am
    Evaluating drug-induced liver injury is a critical part of pharmaceutical drug discovery and must be carried out on human liver cells. Now, scientists report that they produced large amounts of functional liver cells from human embryonic and genetic engineered stem cells. The cells can detect the toxic effect of over a dozen drugs with greater than 97 percent accuracy.
  • Fatty acid increases performance of cellular powerhouse

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    An entirely new control mechanism that regulates the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, has been discovered by researchers. Surprisingly, a fatty acid is playing a key role in this process. The scientists have now reported that using fatty acid as a food additive improved disease symptoms in flies that suffer from Parkinson's-like symptoms due to dysfunctional mitochondria.
  • New treatment may help neonatal liver disease associated with parenteral nutrition

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD), a new study suggests.
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Blog shakedown cruise: email book reviews and videos

    Michael Eades
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    Well, I would say the new site is 95 percent complete.  The new store is still under construction, but everything else is pretty much ready to go.  I think.  I hope. I pray. The tech guys fiddling with the last few piddly little things asked me if I could quickly whip up a post with few links in it (their exact words) and both a YouTube and a Vimeo video so they could do the final tweaking.  Since I don’t whip out blog posts with links and videos in them on the spur of the moment, I decided to throw up a copy of the email I sent out last week to those who subscribe to my alerts.
  • The FDA and the Trans Fat Ban

    Michael Eades
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:47 pm
    An editorial in the Wall Street Journal today makes the point that the recent ruling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rid the American diet of trans fats more or less hastens what the market was already doing.  And as I never tire of harping about, this piece also reminds us that it was the same FDA and other governmental agencies that foisted trans fats upon us in the first place. Before we get into the fat of the editorial, so to speak, let me take a little side trip to show you a way you can skirt the paywall of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and read anything…
  • New look to the site

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

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

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

  • Can we train our brain to dislike the food we crave?

    Dr. Ayala
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:47 am
    If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people would we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less? That’s exactly what a new study tried to find out.
  • Dream yourself thin?

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

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

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

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

  • The Einkorn Cookbook: Olive Oil and Wine Cookies

    Jenny
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Einkorn, an ancient grain and the first wheat cultivated along the plains of western Asia, is my favorite grain for baking and I bake with it readily in my kitchen – using it for homemade breads, pies, pastries and cookies.  Its sweet nutty flavor and characteristic golden crumb, owing to its high carotene content, are two of the reasons why I’ve come to love it. While a nostalgic romanticism no doubt plays into my love of ancient and heirloom wheats like einkorn, there’s other factors too as einkorn is richer in beta carotene and lutein than modern wheats, and its gluten profile also…
  • Good Questions: Einkorn, Spelt, Emmer, Farro and Heirloom Wheat

    Jenny
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:15 pm
    In recent weeks, a glut of questions about ancient and heirloom grains and wheat have arrived in my inbox.  I hope this means that readers are beginning to re-embrace the idea of enjoying grains once again, though they still tend to be viewed as the “bad boy” of the ancestral health movement, with books like Grain Brain and Wheat Belly even taking the idea of grain-free diets mainstream.  And while many people benefit from grain-free diets, many people also benefit from including whole grains, ancient or not, in their diets regularly.  For our family, we enjoy a wide variety of…
  • Albacore Tuna Poke

    Jenny
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    We eat a fair amount of seafood in my home: albacore tuna, black cod, salmon, spot shrimp and fresh oysters, particularly now that we live near the sea, but it’s something I’ve always valued serving my family as seafood packs powerful nutrition as it’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals, and provides a nice balance to meat-heavy fare. What is Poke? Poke is a traditional fish dish from Hawaii, where fresh tuna is chopped coarsely, mixed with other ingredients like macadamia nuts, green onions and seaweed, and seasoned with soy sauce.  It’s…
  • Sprouted Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins

    Jenny
    18 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    If you ever pick up everything, on a whim like we did, and decide to move to the Pacific Northwest, do it in summertime when the days are long and light, the sky and water brilliantly blue, and berries hang heavy in brilliant dots of purple, black, red and pink from hedges and briars along roadsides and paths. Berries, both wild and cultivated, grow well here.   On summer mornings when we walk from home along the path to my son’s school, we pick trailing blackberries whose berries taste of sweet and tart, with notes that remind me of cotton candy.  In the afternoon, we pick saskatoons…
  • Raspberry Ginger Soda

    Jenny
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
      Raspberry bushes hang heavy with their ripe, purple-red fruit this time of year.  We pluck them from wild bushes along neighborhood paths, and I seem to bring home a flat or two with each visit to the weekly farmers market. We eat our fill fresh, macerating them in honey with a touch of vanilla bean.  I plop them into baked goods, and puree them for popsicles and fruit leather.  Recently, I developed a hankering for raspberry soda and thought I make a version to serve at home.  I wanted something mildly sweet, relatively dry and with a subtle spark of fresh ginger. How (and Why) to…
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  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:52 pm
    BULLETPROOF DEBUTS FAT WATER LINE Via BeverageDaily.com, BevNet.com and Quartz Really?  Is this truly “wetter water” that boosts energy, enhances brain performance and promotes weight loss? Those are the claims made by creator Dave Asprey. With the help of a $9 million investment from Trinity Ventures, Bulletproof has rolled out a three-SKU line of FATwater beverages. The drinks are a blend of water with particles of oil (medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil) modeled off of the brand’s popular Bulletproof Coffee. ALTERNATIVE CHIPS SCOOP OUT THEIR OWN NICHE IN SNACK…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    SWEET, SALTY AND NOW FATTY: SCIENTISTS WORK TO UNCOVER ‘SIXTH’ TASTE Via ABC News Forget sweet or sour, researchers say people may have a “sixth” taste for fatty foods. Researchers out of Purdue University said that the taste of fat dubbed “oleogustus” can be added to the list of distinctive tastes that include sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami. IS MAPLE WATER THE NEW COCONUT WATER? Via Adweek Look out, coconut water.  Maple water could be the next big thing.  It’s tapped from trees, but is that a selling point or liability? Drink Maple from Vermont touts:  One…
  • 10 New Food Trends for 2015, Part 2

    Janet
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    I’m back again with 10 new food trends, this time reporting on insights from Suzy Badaracco of Culinary Tides who calls these food industry trends that were missed by forecasters for 2015.  It’s a great list, but I’m not sure these were totally missed.  I’ve certainly had my eye on these trends for a while. Freekeh?  Hey, I wrote about that in 2010. Savory yogurts, jerky and other meat snacks, tea. Yeah, duly noted.  Many of these trends were spotted at the summer Fancy Food Show, which were featured in the July issue of Datassential’s FoodBytes. Here’s…
  • More Food Trends for 2015

    Janet
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    Most of the food trend predictions for 2015 were released near the end of 2014 and I’ve previously written compilations of those trends.  Now I’m back summarizing a few more trends identified by Innova Market Insights during the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting and food expo held here in Chicago.  The trends were featured in a slideshow Top 10 food trends unveiled at IFT 2015 in Food Business News. 1. From clean to clear label Clean label is no longer a trend — it’s the rule. Companies now need to increase transparency about their ingredients…
  • Friday Food News

    Janet
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Is bacon-flavored seaweed the new kale? Via U.S. News & World Report/The Associated Press and Time This story seemed to be everywhere, and dulse seaweed isn’t even a new thing.  This “parsley of the sea” is eaten in other parts of the world and you can buy it here in the U.S. in dried form.  But the news this week was about the efforts of scientists at Oregon State University who have patented a new strain of dulse seaweed that they say tastes like bacon, is twice as nutritious as kale, and can be farmed and eaten fresh.  I guess if you say something tastes like…
 
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  • The Side Strategy That Has Saved My Family’s Mealtime

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    When Big A turned two, I realized that making two meals for dinner wasn’t working. But getting her to the table right as she was entering the picky stage was no easy task. What kept our family meals going in those early days was having something at the table she accepted. It helped her adapt and come to the table without much of a fuss. Last week I reviewed some helpful rules for family dinner, of which one was “There will always be something on the table you like.” In this post, I want to dig into that one a bit deeper. For me, it’s no longer just about providing a thing or…
  • 7 Dinner Rules That Will Transform Your Family’s Mealtime

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    I would love to have your key points summarized on a wee poster so I can remind myself and educate my husband also. Do you have such a thing available? This request came just as I was working on a chapter in my upcoming book on dinner rules. Having some very basic meal guidelines posted for every family member to see can be a sanity saver. Also, it helps parents follow through with their commitment to family meals while setting very clear limits. The end of this post has a download option if you want to post these “rules” on your fridge. 1. You don’t have to eat (but please…
  • Eat Like a Champion (Review and Giveaway)

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    There comes a time when kids enter the world of organized sports. And if they enjoy and stick with it, things begin to change. Appetites increase, schedules get out of whack and performance matters. One very overlooked aspect of how well a child performs in any sport is nutrition. Jill Castle, my coauthor of Fearless Feeding, has a solution to this missing component of kids sports. Her new book, Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition For Your Young Athlete, helps parents and kids understand and use nutrition to their advantage. This is not just about performance either, it’s also…
  • Dinner Rotation: July-August

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    Now that I’m back from vacation, it’s time to tweak my rotation for summer. As you can see, I’m adding a grill night and opting for some more summer-type meals like pasta primavera. I’m also working on my summer sides, which was the driving force behind my recent post on BBQ sides. I just love the relaxed feeling of summer and that extends to meals. It’s all about keeping it simple. How’s your summer meal planning going? Big Announcements from Big Companies Have you noticed the trend of food companies making health-related announcements? In February, Nestle…
  • An Unconventional Way to Educate Kids About Nutrition (and Why it Works)

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

    Diana Herrington
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:46 pm
    It is so easy to make this and so delicious too! Ingredients 2 ripe avocados 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt 1 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp minced red onion 2 tablespoons cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped  Directions:  Cut the avocados in half, […]
  • Watermelon Health Benefits: Poetic Fun by Roylin Picou

    Diana Herrington
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Benefits of Watermelon by Real Food For Life’s designated comic and poet, Roylin Picou. Learn more about watermelon, its benefits and how you can use it for cleansing and weight loss at: Watermelon Health Benefits Roy can be reached at: http://roylinpicou.blogspot.ca/  
  • The Joy of Saskatoon Berries!

    Diana Herrington
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    I love Saskatoon berries! I planted two Saskatoon bushes in my front garden a few years ago; now get to easily feast on them. This year they were abundant. See my video. Learn more about their wonderful health benefits: Saskatoons are the Best Berries!  
  • Chickweed Pesto

    Diana Herrington
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This vegan pesto is easy to make tastes great! Toss with pasta or serve with bread or crackers for an appetizer. Ingredients: 1 cup olive oil 3 cups fresh chickweed 1 2/3 + 1/3 c for later cup cashews, chopped 1 – 5 cloves garlic (optional) 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/4 – 3/4 teaspoon Himalayan […]
  • Health Benefits of Tomatoes

    Diana Herrington
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Your body loves the immense health benefits of tomatoes—even if the only way you’re enjoying them is in a hearty tomato sauce or refreshing juice. Tomatoes help keep your heart healthy and prevent cancer. “A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.” Laurie Colwin, Home Cooking 6 Tomato Health Benefits The red color […]
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  • Yeast and Dis-ease

    Dr Bill Dean
    1 Aug 2015 | 12:11 pm
    While naturally occurring yeast in our nutrition is healthy, in the West we have become excessive users of yeasted products primarily in the form of bread products and pastry This adversely affects the bowel flora or the microbiome of the gut because yeast overgrowth is a definite complication This is why yeasted bread products are listed in the No column in the energy science nutritional formats Energetically the sweet taste soothes the nervous system Even though we grow up with the sweet smell of oven baked bread and yearn for the sweet taste in its many different forms unfortunately the…
  • A Philosophy of Healing

    Dr Bill Dean
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Every healing tradition should have a philosophy and this is unfortunately missing in the matter science model  This is one of the major reasons why our current medical system has run a wayward course Philosophy means a Love of Truth When you see the Truth you experience Love...not the emotional petty type of love written about in romance novels but something far greater Healing then is seeking Truth and finding Love because Truth and Love are one and the same The philosophy of the energy science of Ayurveda is that our human existence is intimately spliced with Nature herself....with…
  • Healing Expectations: Redefining What It Takes to Heal

    Dr Bill Dean
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Would we think it unusual that someone involved in a severe car accident would walk out of the ICU in a couple of days looking well? In the same way would we think it ususual that someone with chronic disease would clear their symptoms in a couple of months? When various energy science therapies are used healing is elicited because therapies help correct the imbalance of qualities For example, the qualities of hot and mobile over time get cleared from the body with therapies It literally takes years to cultivate these imbalances due to unconscious lifestyle choices Energy science work is not…
  • Management of Chronic Disease: The Curse of Lifestyle Behavior Patterns

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

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

    Gina Ryan
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Coping with emotions kindergarten style! When speaking with clients, I often use the likeness of a shook-up snow globe for our busy minds. My language pales in the face of the reference made here…absolutely beautiful! ✨
  • If the mind is the brain in action … How do we change our mind?

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

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

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

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

  • GORUCK Fourth of July Gettysburg Challenge Recap and Class 1560 AAR

    Richard
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
    Hello my name is Richard, and I’m GRT. What’s GRT, you ask? …GORUCK Tough. I warn you that once you become a GRT you will be addicted. Being an addict is why I decided to get my fix on, on July 3 in an epic ‘Merica way. Another fellow addict and I got in a […]Related Posts:GORUCK Challenge 1237 & Light 502 Halloween AARGORUCK Challenge – Indianapolis 9/12/2014 Class 1172…GORUCK Light Cincinnati AAR and Leadership LessonsGORUCK Good Livin: A Leadership Training CourseGORUCK 9/11 Tribute Remembers: Where were you?a.A post from: health and fitness
  • Home Theater Setup and Fat Loss For Beginners

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

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

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

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

    steph langdon
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    There may be certain words, phrases, quotes, or terms that resonate with you and stick with you. Sometimes I read a quote and it feels like it was written for me, or that the person was saying it to me; it feels like that's what I needed to read/hear in that moment. Quotes definitely inspire me, give me perspective, and help me stay on my path to becoming the best version of myself. At times I wonder (and my husband wonders) where my ideas/thoughts come from, as he and I think very differently about a few things.I've been thinking about moderation, minimalism, and mindfulness lately. These…
  • Bruschetta Salad {ReDux}

    steph langdon
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    July 21 and I'm ready with my ReDux post! For once, I was actually organized (I typically am, this mom thing just makes things harder!). This month's theme was Fresh from the Garden -The season of bountiful produce has arrived. Whether your produce comes from the Farmers Market, a CSA share, or a plot of dirt out back, show how you are using fresh July fruits or veggies. And if you have gardening successes – or failures – please share!We just moved into our house in June, and the yard will likely be next year's project, so I don't have a garden of my own. I'm also not sure if I have…
  • Top 5 from the last five

    steph langdon
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today I celebrate officially starting my business, Something Nutrishus Counselling & Coaching, 5 years ago on July 7, 2010. A lot has changed in that time, but I'm still here, I'm still self-employed, and I'm still able to pay my bills.I have gradually been redefining my business as I figure out my passion, niche, motherhood, and areas I want to work in. After five years at this, I am able to be a bit pickier, but I still struggle to say no at times (I think it's the entrepreneurial concern of where the next pay cheque is coming from).I can't say these are my top 5 memories or learnings,…
  • 6 Things I Learned From A Busy Month

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

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

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Buying a kitchen stove is a rare purchase most people make only a few times in a lifetime. In our home, we purchased a glass top stove in 1997 when we completely remodeled the (very old) kitchen. At that time, the range we selected boasted the latest and greatest technology which included a glass top cooking surface. We were upgrading from a tiny 1950’s stove (see picture below) that while it seemed to fit very well with the orange, 1970’s style wallpaper and canary yellow cabinets (no kidding), it was not something we regretted replacing! While this new range was awesome (so…
  • The Good Gluten You Can Probably Eat Just Fine

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    If you’ve been interested in alternative health for any length of time, you have probably realized that a black and white approach to wellness is a recipe for disaster. Successful health recovery is typically like the slow, methodical peeling of an onion with persistent, consistent lifestyle modifications to achieve incremental improvements. This takes patience, time, and determination as opposed to the band-aid approach of popping a handful of vitamins each day in a (futile) attempt to magically make up for a lousy diet, lack of quality sleep, or a stress filled home or work…
  • Protocol for a Successful Mercury Detox

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Silver fillings, also called amalgams, are one of the most toxic and health damaging dental materials ever developed. Made up of approximately 50% liquid mercury with the remainder a powdered combination of silver, tin, copper, zinc and other metals, amalgams lodged in a person’s mouth over time have the very real potential to slowly but surely cause heavy metal poisoning, which results in very serious and life altering nervous system toxicity. It can also affect numerous other body systems. When this occurs, a thorough mercury detox is required to eliminate it. Why? Because mercury…
  • Perfectly Probiotic Cottage Cheese (enzyme rich too!)

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    In the Western world, cottage cheese is nearly synonymous with dieting and all things related to the pursuit of skinny. The poster child for losing weight since the misguided lowfat dogma of the 1950’s took hold and escorted Westerners down a path to even greater weight and health challenges, cottage cheese is typically served with sliced fruit on top as an ultra low calorie meal. While certainly a nutritious, traditional food (Little Miss Muffet was probably eating something similar while sitting on her tuffet), cottage cheese in the modern sense has, for the most part, seriously lost…
  • Top 10 House Plants for Clean Indoor Air

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    Research by NASA on the air-filtering effect of house plants concluded as early as 1989 that they are a powerful means to remedy indoor air pollution. The first list of the best house plants for this purpose was compiled as part of the NASA Clean Air Study. It researched simple, sustainable ways to clean air on space stations. Under NASA’s controlled conditions, certain house plants were found to remove as much as 87 percent of indoor air pollutants within 24 hours. The air cleaning capability of plants maintained within a closed living environment goes far and beyond simple removal of…
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  • Red Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette

    Danielle Omar
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    Are you using Yummly? Have you heard of it? It’s a new recipe collection site and it’s a great way to save recipes you find on the web, kind of like an online recipe box. What I especially love is that Yummly is just for recipes and it provides the nutrition information (i.e. calories, etc) for each recipe, as well as other data. You can get really organized by creating categories, or you can just “yum” recipes as you browse online. I added a little bookmark to my Chrome browser so when I see a recipe I like, I just click it and it automatically adds the recipe to my…
  • Zesty Asian Style Potato Salad

    Danielle Omar
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Thank you to my friends over at Tessemae’s for sponsoring this post. Shop online and enter FoodConfidence at checkout to get 10% off your order! Salad dressing is a huge part of my life; it’s something I consume almost every day. Over the years I’ve become pretty good at whipping up a quick and tasty dressing at home, but I also like to have a few delicious store-bought brands on hand. This is not an easy task. Decent store-bought salad dressing is hard to find. What I look for is pretty simple. It’s what I recommend to my private clients, Nourish participants, and now…
  • Summer Rice Salad

    Danielle Omar
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    My husband looks forward to this salad every summer. It’s one of those dishes I don’t make any other time of the year and is kind of a guilty pleasure. It sounds like a bizarre combination…imitation lobster (or crab) meat and rice tossed with sour cream and grapes?? And yes, I realize that imitation crab meat is not the cleanest food on the planet, but this salad is one of those stand in front of the fridge with a fork and pile it into your mouth salads. At least it is at our house. We first had a taste of this rice salad at a friend’s barbecue a few years ago. His…
  • Mom’s Famous Spinach Pie

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

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

  • Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad

    Laurel
    1 Aug 2015 | 2:09 pm
    This week I attended a local event to celebrate the launch of a new local magazine in Orlando called Orlando Signature. The snacks and cocktails served were delicious, but I was especially enamored with the build-your-own watermelon salad bar and thought it was the perfect satisfying healthy snack for a hot summer day. I made my own […]Watermelon and Cantaloupe Salad is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Broccoli and Mango Quinoa Salad

    Laurel
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    It’s been sunny and a high of 88 today in Florida, and the steamy weather has me craving summer time favorites like grilled vegetables and fresh fruit. I came up with this salad recipe after throwing together whatever I could find in my refrigerator. I often come up with my best ideas that way! This recipe is tangy, salty, and […]Broccoli and Mango Quinoa Salad is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Creamy Lentil Soup

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

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

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

  • Acai Berry is the New Super Food

    adminmnw
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    Wednesday, January 21, 2009 @ 06:01 PM posted by Phil An organic super food from Brazil packing a healthy dose of nutrients. Just the mention of a product coming from the Amazon has the overtones of possessing mysterious health benefits. Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree. Its nutritional benefits are so powerful, Studies have shown that the Acai berry is one of the more nutritious and powerful foods on the planet. Harvested in the rainforests of Brazil, Acai tastes like a mix of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its purple pigment is what…
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

    adminmnw
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 02:01 PM posted by Phil Thiamine Defined Research has shown that vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) plays a key role in diabetic health. In addition to kidney dysfunction, thiamine deficiency has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular problems. It is an essential nutrient first classified in 1936 by the chemist Robert Williams. Thiamine is one of eight water-soluble B vitamins. All B vitamins help the body to convert carbohydrates into glucose (sugar), which is “burned” to produce energy. These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, are…
  • What vital Nutrients is your Diet Missing?

    adminmnw
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 @ 04:01 PM posted by Phil People today do not eat as well as they did even 30 years ago and many of us are starved for essential nutrients and don’t even realize it. With today’s fast paced lifestyles, it’s more convenient to grab a fast food meal or energy bar then to cook up a balanced meal full of the nutrients our bodies need to work their best. Our diets are woefully lacking in fruits and vegetables which provide us with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fiber that help your immune systems fight off illness and disease. And when we do eat fruits and…
  • Start your Day with Protein

    adminmnw
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    Thursday, October 23, 2008 @ 01:10 PM posted by Phil When you wake up your body is already suffering from catabolism, meaning your body is literally eating your muscle. So your first goal of the morning is to stop the siege of muscle mass. Immediately slam fast digesting protein shake to get amino acids into your bloodstream, stopping catabolism and replacing any muscle protein you lost during the night. Just remember that your body dosen’t want you to build rock hard muscle it is constantly fighting you to produce that muscle. Protein is the foundation for building muscle because the body…
  • I Think, Therefore I am… Fatter?

    adminmnw
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 09:10 AM posted by Phil That is basically what a Canadian research team recently discovered. The results were published in a recent issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. The research team recruited a group of students and measured their spontaneous food intake after completing three tasks: relaxing in a sitting position, reading and summarizing a text, and completing a series of memory, attention, and vigilance tests on the computer. After 45 minutes at each activity, participants were invited to eat as much as they wanted from a buffet. They determined that each session…
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • Can This Vitamin Replace Your Cholesterol Medication?

    Jonathan Bechtel
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Did you know the cholesterol medication industry transacts over 30 billion dollars each year? My stars, that is a lot of pills. Remarkably enough, did you know there's a $5 alternative that works nearly just as well and in entirely different ways? Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.Can This Vitamin Replace Your Cholesterol Medication? is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • 5 Details That Destroy Supplement Quality That You Could Never Know About

    Jonathan Bechtel
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    If you're a supplement junkie you've probably noticed that you can take two brands that offer the exact same ingredient but give you radically different results. I used to have a friend who regularly got high on Kava but could take 15 pills of a low-cost brand and not feel a thing. The reason is more than just placebo. Here are five critical points in the QC process that'll make or break a supplement and aren't clearly defined on any label or regulatory protocol.5 Details That Destroy Supplement Quality That You Could Never Know About is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • How 10 Popular Supplements For Heart Health Compare To Each Other

    Jonathan Bechtel
    15 Jul 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Another day, another exciting meta-article about the effectiveness of 10 different supplements on cardiovascular health. What can I say folks, life's good in the fast lane! And with regards to the article at hand, who comes out on top if you compare the top 10 health supplements for your heart? Details inside!How 10 Popular Supplements For Heart Health Compare To Each Other is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Creatine: The Missing Ingredient In Mental Health

    Jonathan Bechtel
    8 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Hidy ho neighbors! It's a gloomy day here in northeast Ohio and I find myself needing a way to put off the doldrums that are concomitant with this depression inducing weather. Besides the obvious choice of vitamin D, what am I turning to? To keep myself stabilized I eschew botanicals of all ilk, skip the magnesium, and instead turn to a powdery white dust that I know will keep my mood stabilized. That's right folks, to keep myself sane I choose creatine. And you should too.Creatine: The Missing Ingredient In Mental Health is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Why I Walk Around Shirtless…….And You Should Too

    Jonathan Bechtel
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:03 am
    I have taken to sunbathing while commuting throughout NYC proper. Why? I'll give you two choices: A). I'm fishing for cat calls from incensed drivers B). I want to take advantage of the summer sun to beef up my vitamin D levels. Which one is it? Johnny, I'll take B for $32,000!Why I Walk Around Shirtless…….And You Should Too is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
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  • Minnesota’s Own Jean Ronnei Named The 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association!

    LZX Team
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    The School Nutrition Association’s 69th Annual National Conference last week in Salt Lake City, Utah marked an exciting time for Minnesota’s own Jean Ronnei! During this year’s conference she was named the 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association. Jean Ronnei, SNS President *Image from School Nutrition Association Ronnei is the Chief Operations Officer at Saint Paul Public Schools right here in Minnesota and now will also represent SNA’s 55,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide. Our National Sales Director Londa Arnfelt was on-hand to witness this…
  • August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

    LZX Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    This is an exciting time to celebrate pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity. At Learning ZoneXpress we understand that women have special nutritional needs during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. That’s why we have created a variety of…
  • We Have Your Solution to Your Next Health Fair!

    LZX Team
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you been searching for health fair promotional giveaways? Are you looking for ways to re-energize your marketing endeavors at your next health fair? Your search ends now with Learning ZoneXpress’ Health Fair Kits! These kits are the solution to your next health fair…they’re ENGAGING, TIME-SAVING and ECONOMICAL. We have taken all of our top health fair products and put them in one easy and complete kit.  Our kits contain everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair display or wellness event with fun takeaways for kids and practical nutrition messaging for…
  • Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases

    LZX Team
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases Classics for Kids Foundation The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application…
  • Health Education Projects Funded

    LZX Team
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Health Education Projects Funded AMA Foundation: Healthy Living Grant Program The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the AMA Foundation, supports health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. In 2015, grants will be awarded in the following categories: The Youth-Focused Prescription Medication Safety category supports projects that provide awareness programs about the dangers of prescription drug abuse for at-risk children and youth ages two to 21. The Cancer Prevention Education…
 
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  • The Non Diet Approach to weight concerns - set yourself free from restrictive eating

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    You may have noticed, when browsing through my website, that I offer both traditional and “Non Diet” approaches to weight concerns. Wondering what this Non Diet Approach is and if it might be for you? Consider these questions.
  • Got my Kefir on

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

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

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

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

  • VERDAY: The Cleaning Technology of the Future

    Sandra Mills
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Poisons are all around us. No matter how much we try to eat organic food or use organic products, there is one area that is often overlooked: household cleaners. Hazards of Current Household Cleaning Products The Environmental Working Group asserts that only 7 percent of all cleaning products disclose their ingredients completely. Many of these products contain poisons, carcinogens, and chemicals that can trigger an asthmatic attack, so it’s important to have full disclosure. If you look at common household cleaners, many contain chemicals that have been implicated in immunotoxicity,…
  • Summer Solstice Cleanse with Kathy Peterman

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

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

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

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

  • The Workout That’s Changing My Body – Fast

    jenny sansouci
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Hey guys!!! I’m really excited to be writing this post. I never thought I’d actually be posting fitness photos of my body on my blog, so it feels a little crazy and it makes me nervous…but I truly think this is for the greater good of humanity.   For the last 2 months, I’ve been telling everyone I know about this workout, and I figured it was time to share it with you here. And you know what?? I’m really freaking proud of myself for the work I’ve been doing. The workout I’ve been doing is…drumroll…the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide. And…
  • The Health Benefits of Float Tanks

    jenny sansouci
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Oh hi again, friendly friends. Things are getting real trippy around here. I recently wrote a blog about Sensory Deprivation Tanks (float tanks) and I’m here to tell you more. That blog was mostly about what the experience was like inside a tank — but I’ve learned so much more since then, I’m a legit float addict now, so I’m back to teach you more about the new love of my life. FLOAT TANKS! There are so many health benefits of floating — I don’t know where to begin but I’m certainly going to try. Recently, as you may know from my instagram…
  • What I Learned From My 23andMe DNA Test

    jenny sansouci
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Hey sniglets! Right now I’m sitting at a cafe in the El Born neighborhood of Barcelona. I’ve been here for a couple of weeks now (aside from a 3-day trip to Berlin) and I can say with confidence that Barcelona is my favorite city in the world (so far). You can see my photos of this beautiful city on instagram. I’ve never actually had a city that’s claimed the exclusive title of favorite before, so this experience feels particularly sweet to me. I absolutely love the culture here, the pace of life, the food, the streets, the architecture…the general vibe of the…
  • Take This Supplement When You Eat At Restaurants Or Drink Alcohol

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

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

  • Do Your Road Trips Mean Dashboard Dining?

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    How many ketchup drips, chocolate smears, coffee stains, and greasy crumbs do you have in your car (or on your clothes)? Is your road trip an endless food-fest of fast food, junk food, and all kinds of snacks — with your dashboard or vacant passenger seat acting as your table? If you’re nodding your head, you’re a dashboard diner. What is it about mini-mart and rest stop food that seems to touch that primal urge to eat sweet and/or salty stuff that’s probably loaded with calories and lacking in nutrition? The Trap And The Danger When you walk through rest stop or gas station…
  • For Safe Picnic Food Don’t Forget Your Drive Time

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

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

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

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    19 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Remember that alcohol can dehydrate so drink plenty of water to keep your muscles hydrated and your organs functioning normally. Inforgraphic courtesy of  Fix.com The post How Much Exercise You Need To Burn Off Calories From Wine appeared first on Eat Out, Eat Well.
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  • Seven Reasons Why Family Meals Deserve Top Priority

    Liz Pearson
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:58 am
    One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the shared family meal. The research is incredibly strong and consistent. Benefits include kids who are healthier and definitely happier. Each and every meal shared makes a difference. Here are the top seven reasons why family meals deserve priority status in every household: 1. More Nutrition, Including More Fruits & Veggies Frequent family meals are associated with more nutritious diets for children, teens, and adults. Meals shared with family are more likely to be balanced and to contain milk products, whole grains, fruits and…
  • Sleep – The Forgotten Nutrient For Good Health

    Liz Pearson
    27 May 2015 | 7:47 pm
    The benefits of good sleep for health, happiness, longevity, and overall well-being cannot be overstated. Most people greatly underestimate its value. Eating well and being active is not enough. Sleep is critical for brain health, managing your moods, reducing stress, and boosting your immune system. It reduces your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Its ability to restore, repair, and rejuvenate your body cannot be replicated. We all need sleep! Healthy Sleep For A Healthy Brain Sleep has been said to be “of the brain, by the brain and for the…
  • Five Steps To Stop Emotional Eating

    Liz Pearson
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 pm
    “Perhaps the most intimate relationship each of us will ever have is not with any fellow member of our own human species. Instead, it is between our bodies and our food.” This powerful and thought-provoking statement was made by Mariette DiChristina, editor of Scientific American. Sadly, I think it’s true. For many people food is the ultimate friend and companion. It’s always available. It doesn’t talk back or fight back. Most importantly, it provides tremendous comfort when dealing with challenging emotions, like sadness, anger, boredom, anxiety, and loneliness. It makes us feel…
  • Wheat Belly – In The Spotlight And Under Fire

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

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

  • Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

    Dawn Gifford
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    This sun dried tomato pesto recipe is vegan, Paleo and GAPS friendly, and a great way to preserve the tomato harvest. If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Toxic Tampons and Poisonous Pads

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

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

    Dawn Gifford
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:48 am
    Sun-dried tomatoes are one of my favorite foods. I love their concentrated, sweet tomato-ness in just about everything, and will even eat them straight when soaked in olive oil. But at the store, they are a pricey delicacy that either come in tiny, quickly-used jars or in bags that always look over-dry and often a […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • GIVEAWAY: 3 THRIVE Solar Flashlights

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

  • Minnesota’s Own Jean Ronnei Named The 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association!

    LZX Team
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    The School Nutrition Association’s 69th Annual National Conference last week in Salt Lake City, Utah marked an exciting time for Minnesota’s own Jean Ronnei! During this year’s conference she was named the 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association. Jean Ronnei, SNS President *Image from School Nutrition Association Ronnei is the Chief Operations Officer at Saint Paul Public Schools right here in Minnesota and now will also represent SNA’s 55,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide. Our National Sales Director Londa Arnfelt was on-hand to witness this…
  • August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

    LZX Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    This is an exciting time to celebrate pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity. At Learning ZoneXpress we understand that women have special nutritional needs during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. That’s why we have created a variety of…
  • We Have Your Solution to Your Next Health Fair!

    LZX Team
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you been searching for health fair promotional giveaways? Are you looking for ways to re-energize your marketing endeavors at your next health fair? Your search ends now with Learning ZoneXpress’ Health Fair Kits! These kits are the solution to your next health fair…they’re ENGAGING, TIME-SAVING and ECONOMICAL. We have taken all of our top health fair products and put them in one easy and complete kit.  Our kits contain everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair display or wellness event with fun takeaways for kids and practical nutrition messaging for…
  • Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases

    LZX Team
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases Classics for Kids Foundation The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application…
  • Health Education Projects Funded

    LZX Team
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Health Education Projects Funded AMA Foundation: Healthy Living Grant Program The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the AMA Foundation, supports health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. In 2015, grants will be awarded in the following categories: The Youth-Focused Prescription Medication Safety category supports projects that provide awareness programs about the dangers of prescription drug abuse for at-risk children and youth ages two to 21. The Cancer Prevention Education…
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  • Minnesota’s Own Jean Ronnei Named The 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association!

    LZX Team
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    The School Nutrition Association’s 69th Annual National Conference last week in Salt Lake City, Utah marked an exciting time for Minnesota’s own Jean Ronnei! During this year’s conference she was named the 2015-2016 President of the School Nutrition Association. Jean Ronnei, SNS President *Image from School Nutrition Association Ronnei is the Chief Operations Officer at Saint Paul Public Schools right here in Minnesota and now will also represent SNA’s 55,000 school nutrition professional members nationwide. Our National Sales Director Londa Arnfelt was on-hand to witness this…
  • August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

    LZX Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    This is an exciting time to celebrate pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The breastfeeding campaign, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, hopes to empower women to commit to breastfeeding by highlighting new research showing that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to develop ear infections, diarrhea and respiratory illnesses, and may be less likely to develop childhood obesity. At Learning ZoneXpress we understand that women have special nutritional needs during pregnancy and when breastfeeding. That’s why we have created a variety of…
  • We Have Your Solution to Your Next Health Fair!

    LZX Team
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you been searching for health fair promotional giveaways? Are you looking for ways to re-energize your marketing endeavors at your next health fair? Your search ends now with Learning ZoneXpress’ Health Fair Kits! These kits are the solution to your next health fair…they’re ENGAGING, TIME-SAVING and ECONOMICAL. We have taken all of our top health fair products and put them in one easy and complete kit.  Our kits contain everything you need for a fun, easy, and successful health fair display or wellness event with fun takeaways for kids and practical nutrition messaging for…
  • Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases

    LZX Team
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Matching Support for Musical Instrument Purchases Classics for Kids Foundation The mission of the Classics for Kids Foundation is to empower young people to shape positive futures through music, build sustainable stringed instrument music programs, and provide grants for high quality instruments. The Foundation offers matching grants to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States to help purchase stringed instruments. Grants will not exceed 50% of total instrument cost. Requests are reviewed quarterly; the upcoming application…
  • Health Education Projects Funded

    LZX Team
    17 Jul 2015 | 6:22 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Health Education Projects Funded AMA Foundation: Healthy Living Grant Program The Healthy Living Grant Program, an initiative of the AMA Foundation, supports health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges. In 2015, grants will be awarded in the following categories: The Youth-Focused Prescription Medication Safety category supports projects that provide awareness programs about the dangers of prescription drug abuse for at-risk children and youth ages two to 21. The Cancer Prevention Education…
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    Authority Nutrition

  • How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally

    Kris Gunnars, BSc
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Protein is the single most important nutrient for weight loss and a better looking body. A high protein intake boosts metabolism, reduces appetite and changes several weight-regulating hormones (1, 2, 3). Protein can help you lose weight and belly fat, and it works via several different mechanisms. This is a detailed review of the effects […] The post How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 12 High-Carb Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy

    Adda Bjarnadottir, MSc
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    Carbs have been unfairly blamed for causing the obesity epidemic. However, the truth is that not all carbs are created equal. Processed junk foods high in sugar and refined grains are definitely unhealthy and fattening. But this has no relevance to whole, fiber-rich foods that also happen to contain carbohydrates. Although low-carb diets can be […] The post 12 High-Carb Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • How to Gain Weight Fast and Safely

    Kris Gunnars, BSc
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    About two thirds of people in the US are either overweight or obese (1). However, there are also many people with the opposite problem of being too skinny (2). This is a concern, because being underweight can be just as bad for your health as being obese. Additionally, many people who are not clinically underweight […] The post How to Gain Weight Fast and Safely appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • How Much Vitamin D Should You Take For Optimal Health?

    Adda Bjarnadottir, MSc
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Vitamin D is absolutely essential for good health. Also known as the sunshine vitamin, it is made in your skin when exposed to sunlight. In spite of that, vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. Up to 42% of the adult population in the US has low vitamin […] The post How Much Vitamin D Should You Take For Optimal Health? appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 7 Nutrients That You Can’t Get From Plant Foods

    Atli Arnarson, PhD
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Humans evolved eating both plant foods and animal foods. By completely eliminating either, we risk becoming deficient in key nutrients. This article lists 7 nutrients that you can not get from commonly consumed plant foods. Vegetarians and vegans may need to supplement with some of them in order to maintain optimal health. 1. Vitamin B12 […] The post 7 Nutrients That You Can’t Get From Plant Foods appeared first on http://authoritynutrition.com/ [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
 
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    Goodness Gracious

  • Goals Accomplished!

    Margie
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    AFFIRMATION OF THE DAY: My goals are accomplished! I would imagine that most of us have goals or desires we wish to achieve, right? I believe that everyone has a unique gift to share with the world. Some of us know exactly what that gift is, some of us are still searching. Maybe it would be helpful if you asked yourself, if I had limited time or were the last person left in the world, what would I do? Some of us may want to climb Mount Olympus, some of us may want to read a book or watch a movie, some of us may want to dance. Whatever it is, that is your gift. There are no right or wrong…
  • Super Easy Vegan Macaroni Salad

    Margie
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    I love sharing this super easy vegan macaroni salad for your summertime cookouts and festivities! INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni 3-4 Tbs Vegenaise (depending on how much dressing you like) 1 carrot, grated 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 dill pickles, minced 4 scallions, minced 1/2 cup peas (can be frozen) 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp white pepper 1 tsp prepared mustard 1/4 cup fresh dill, minced PREPARATION Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and serve at room temperature or chilled.
  • Accomplishing More In Less Time

    Margie
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    “People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” – Brian Tracy: self-help author, speaker, and lecturer
  • Oh, The Places You’ll Go

    Srdjan
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    “The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; whose works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, humanism, and science.
  • The World’s Most Antioxidant Rich Herb

    Margie
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Did you know that oregano is the most antioxidant rich herb in the world? From what I’ve learned, 1 tablespoon of oregano has the same amount of antioxidants as 1 apple! This incredible herb helps repair cellular damage and reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, and hypertension. Oregano also contains thymol and carvacrol, which are antiseptics, which inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Another great reason to consume more of this herb is the fantastic recipes you can make with them! Our  pizza, arroz con gandules, or Vegan Greek Lentils all have oregano as an ingredient!
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    Kelly Toups, MLA, RD, LDN

  • Blueberry Picking + 10 Healthy Blueberry Recipes from the Web

    Kelly Toups
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Gloomy (and thankfully, exaggerated) forecast aside, I started my Sunday with a blueberry picking double date to Parlee Farms, about an hour north of Boston near the New Hampshire Border. The pick-your-own prices were reasonable ($3.99 per pound), which means I now have three pounds of fresh picked, local blueberries to work through (kid stuff compared to Ashley and Josh’s ten-pound haul). Whether you also have a plethora of fresh blueberries at your disposal, or you just want to take advantage of current sales and seasonal abundance, I’ve gathered up plenty of meal ideas to…
  • Chocolate Cranberry Milkshake

    Kelly Toups
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Like any self-respecting locavore, I aim to feature seasonal farmers market produce whenever possible. But alas, my penny-pinching food budget has the final say, which is why I tend to avoid picking up groceries until every scrap of food in the cupboard has been eaten. That brings me to this chocolate cranberry milkshake. More indulgent than fresh fruit, but more nourishing than a chocolate milkshake, this cocoa-cranberry beverage is the perfect balance of nutritious and delicious. Cranberries may not be popular this time of year, but if they’re in my freezer, they’re fair game. Eating…
  • Bicycle Season

    Kelly Toups
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    After nearly a year of romanticizing leisurely bike rides to the farmers market and around the Esplanade, I finally took the plunge and purchased a bicycle. Reality set in quickly, as it’s a bit of a struggle to shove the bike into our small, creaky elevator, and I’m still too nervous to ride on city streets alone. Nonetheless, I’m over the moon about my purchase! So far I’ve only biked to Tatte Bakery in Beacon Hill, and done part of the Esplanade and the Battle Road Trail in Lexington, but I have lots of bike trips in the works (including Burlington, VT and the Cape Cod Rail…
  • How to Choose the Healthiest Peanut Butter

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

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

  • Probiotics May Relieve Depression

    LifeExtension
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    Maylin Rodriguez Paez RNProbiotics, which are typically known for their effects on the digestive tract, are becoming a hot topic in the field of psychology. Previous research shows a potential role in alleviating anxiety.1And now, a recent study suggests that probiotics may even help to alleviate depression. The results were published in the journal, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. Probiotics Reduce Sad Thoughts Rumination, which is the repetition of negative thoughts, is a risk factor for depression. Scientists from the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition wanted to investigate if…
  • Black Tea Lowers Blood Pressure

    LifeExtension
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNWhether you drink tea socially or for the health benefits, one thing is for sure: you’re probably getting a lot more than what you bargained for.The custom of drinking tea is a cultural phenomenon that has persisted for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. And lucky for us, we benefit in so many ways.A recent study shows that black tea supports healthy blood pressure levels when taken close to a meal. The results were published in the journal Nutrients. Black Tea Reduces Blood Pressure and Enhances Arterial Function Leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant are…
  • The Power of Medicinal Flowers

    LifeExtension
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    When you think of flowers, eating them is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.However, a number of them actually offer a rich source of nutrients that can boost your health.Below, we’ll explore the most compelling health benefits of some of our favorite medicinal flowers.Who knew?The Health Benefits of Roses While not used in most American dishes, rose water is a common ingredient in Indian cuisine and, along with orange flower water is also added to some Middle Eastern dishes.Rose petals as well as rose hips (an excellent source of vitamin C) are used in jams, syrup, and tea.
  • The Health Benefits of Aloe

    LifeExtension
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    The use of aloe vera for health and beauty has been documented as far back as the 16th century BCE and most likely has an even longer history.It grows in many areas of the world, including North Africa, Australia, Latin America, China, Southern Europe, and the United States.Cleopatra was said to have used aloe gel on her skin as part of her beauty routine—and to this day, aloe is still used as a moisturizer, and for healing abrasions, burns, and acne. Aloe Treats Different Skin Conditions The effectiveness of aloe is attested by its popularity as a houseplant that provides immediate first…
  • Coffee Prevents Breast Cancer Recurrence

    LifeExtension
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:50 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNOne of the worst fears that plagues a breast cancer survivor is recurrence of the disease. Most recurrences occur within three to five years of initial treatment.Although the cause of recurrence is unknown, certain factors may increase a woman’s risk of developing the condition — a young age being one of them. Fortunately, a new study shows that drinking coffee may actually help to prevent the recurrence of breast cancer. The results were published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.Drinking Coffee Cut the Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence in…
 
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    Pie Hole Blogger

  • Label Warfare

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
    When I started this blog over two years ago, I wanted to write an article discussing (well... scrutinising) the American food label compared with the Australian one. With all the coverage the new proposed FDA label regulations are getting, I'd say it's the perfect opportunity!Let's not beat around the bush. The take home message:The US needs a standardized column (eg: per 100g) in addition to the "per serve" columnSee label comparison below The end. That's it. We're done. Go home. Ok, we can talk about the proposed changes too. They include: Make the number of…
  • Get Hooked on Fish Food pt II

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    In pt I we filleted the fishy facts about fish being down right fantastic for your health. Along with that were the benefits of omega-3s during pregnancy, oh and that feeding your face fresh fish during pregnancy was a great thing too.No more should we flounder over the benefits of fish, they're freakin' fantastic and that's a school of thought to high five your flippers over.Only over and over do we hear of the outright obvious and overt benefits of omega-3s. So what about the pill-popping, supplement-happy crowd? Let's discuss...The fishy facts of fish oil supplementsYes, you can get…
  • Get Hooked on Fish Food pt I

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

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

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

  • Natural Life Energy LLC Releases the Book “The God-Awakening Diet” 80/10/10, Plant Based Diet

    Aqiyl Aniys
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    The newly released book, "The God-Awakening Diet", makes the case that people have to stand up and reclaim life in the name of humanity instead of in the name of corporate agenda and greed... The post Natural Life Energy LLC Releases the Book “The God-Awakening Diet” 80/10/10, Plant Based Diet appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bentonite Clay Uses

    Aqiyl Aniys
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Bentonite clay has been used as part of healing remedies because of its ability to adsorb and absorb toxins internally as well as externally. Bentonite... The post Bentonite Clay Uses appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Symptoms of Diverticulitis

    Aqiyl Aniys
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Diverticulitis starts off as the less life-threatening diverticulosis. Diverticulosis occurs more commonly in the colon rather than the small intestine, and is believed to develop because of the over exertion of its muscles... The post Symptoms of Diverticulitis appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Spartan Race On NBC Season 2

    Aqiyl Aniys
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Spartan Race on NBC Season 2 - You don't want to miss it! The post Spartan Race On NBC Season 2 appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Does The Squatty Potty Work? Its All About The Pooping Position

    Aqiyl Aniys
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:53 am
    Scientific studies have shown the squatty potty by itself is ineffective, but don't be so quick to throw it out if you already own one. The use of the... The post Does The Squatty Potty Work? Its All About The Pooping Position appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Regained Wellness

  • RW 050: Jimmy Moore- Nutritional clarity

    Jamie Logie
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:18 pm
    My guest today on the Regained Wellness Podcast is successful author, blogger and podcaster Jimmy Moore. In This Episode You Will Learn: How Jimmy took back his own health after reaching 400+ pounds Why Atkins led him to success early on His movement into real whole food and paleo What ketosis is and the benefits... Read More The post RW 050: Jimmy Moore- Nutritional clarity appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • 15 Amazing Healthy Recipe Websites

    Jamie Logie
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile I’m hoping you feel more confident in what you should be eating and why you need to be eating it. Along with that I trust that you’ve been learning what you need to avoid and why it is so important to do so. So now that you... Read More The post 15 Amazing Healthy Recipe Websites appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 049: Bridgit Danner, Fundamental Nutrition Concepts For Woman’s Health

    Jamie Logie
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Today on the Regained Wellness podcast my guest is Bridgit Danner from bridgitdanner.com who works in holistic nutrition and functional medicine. She runs her own integrative wellness center in Portland and is here to talk about some nutrition concepts that are key in woman’s health In This Episode You Will Learn: Bridgit’s background in getting... Read More The post RW 049: Bridgit Danner, Fundamental Nutrition Concepts For Woman’s Health appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • Farmers Markets & The Real Food movement.

    Jamie Logie
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    Thank you hipsters. I really mean that, despite my offhanded remarks like how many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer: It’s an obscure number you’ve never heard of before.. But in a sense real and fresh things have become trendy again. There is more of a movement to going back... Read More The post Farmers Markets & The Real Food movement. appeared first on Regained Wellness.
  • RW 048: How To Choose The Best Gym

    Jamie Logie
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Today on the Regained Wellness podcast I’m talking all about finding the best gym for your needs. In This Episode You Will Learn: Looking at your goals first before you look at gyms The average distance people travel to a gym What pros and cons come from big chain fitness clubs A breakdown of some... Read More The post RW 048: How To Choose The Best Gym appeared first on Regained Wellness.
 
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    Vital Formulas

  • Manganese: An Essential Trace Mineral

    Tiffany Zhu
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    For many years scientists have been astounded by manganese as there are many varied effects for its deficiency and toxicity. The name, originating from the Greek word for magic, matches these characteristics of manganese. Our bodies can produce manganese at levels below the recommended dietary intake or RDI. We supplement from food but research indicates that 37% of Americans still do not have the RDI of manganese [1,2]. Manganese deficiency has versatile effects. Some of them include infertility, bone malformation, weakness, and even seizures. When the RDI of manganese is adhered to however,…
  • Benefits of Vitamin B12 and its Positive Effects on Aging

    Krusang Patel
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:42 am
    As we get older our memories degrade, our mental aptitude declines, and our motor skills are sluggish. We take these strikes to our human experience as being normal. After all, everyone gets older, and old age goes hand in hand with mental deterioration. However, we can actually control the likelihood that old age will make us go through these developments. How? Though there has been research that shows vitamins A, B6, and calcium have positive effects on age related diseases, B12, also known as cobalamin, is one of the more important vitamins that your body needs. Research has shown that…
  • Getting the Most Benefits from your Supplements

    Natalia Lukina
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    More than half of Americans take vitamins and other dietary supplements. Many take more than one supplement daily. If you’re one of these people then you’ve likely wondered: What is the best time of day to take supplements? Can I take them at the same time? Are there interactions between any of my supplements? Vitamins and minerals have been used as supplements for almost a hundred years. Over this time there has been done a lot of research regarding vitamin and mineral interactions as well as their interactions with food and beverages. Research has shown that some combinations can…
  • What to Eat For Dry or Damaged Skin

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

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

  • Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair Skin and Nails Argan Oil Infused 5000mcg of Biotin, 250 Softgels

    mabell72
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:15 am
    Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair Skin and Nails Argan Oil Infused 5000mcg of Biotin, 250 Softgels Helps support lustrous hair. Helps support strong nails. Helps support vibrant skin. Includes Collagen, Alpha Lipoic Acid & Calcium. 250 coated caplets in regular or EXTRA STRENGTH Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails coated tablets provide a combination of nutrients consistently found in healthy hair, skin and nails. This supplement is guaranteed free of: wheat, gluten, milk, lactose, sugar, preservatives. Other vitamins, A,C,D, E, B-1,B-2,B-6, Niacin more. Also Calcium,…
  • They Won’t Know Raspberry Coffee Cake

    mabell72
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    They won’t know that this raspberry coffee cake is low calorie and low fat. The only thing they will know is that you are an excellent baker and this cake… Ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, butter, eggs, yogurt, salt, almonds, sugar, raspberries, vanilla extract Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Chinese Take-Out Mu Shu Pork

    mabell72
    31 Jul 2015 | 10:19 am
    Mu shu pork is a party on a plate. Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you. Once assembled, this dish comes together quickly and disappears from… Ingredients: chicken broth, chili paste, cornstarch, sherry, eggs, ginger, black pepper, garlic, green onion, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce, cabbage, pancakes, pork chops, salt, vegetable oil, mushroom, water Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • One-a-Day Baguette

    mabell72
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:17 am
    Ingredients: salt, sugar, flour, water, yeast Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • 10ml Vincere Acne Prone Skin Anti-acne Cream Dissolve the Comedone & Dry up Acne

    mabell72
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:15 pm
    10ml Vincere Acne Prone Skin Anti-acne Cream Dissolve the Comedone & Dry up Acne Thailand Vincere Acne Prone Skin Anti-Acne Cream : Helps to Dissolve The Comedone & effectively dry up acne, actively lessens the inflamed acne and dries up effectively. Ingredients : Water (Aqua) , Acrylates Coploymer, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid, Allyl Methacrylates Crossploymer, Aloe Barbadsnsis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hydroxpropyl Cyclodextrin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Retinol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Allantoin, Zinc Gluconate. Indications : For…
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    Science for Fitness

  • The Origins of “Don’t Squat Below Parallel!”

    Science For Fitness
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    Today many are accustomed to performing squats below parallel during their training, but there are still those who remember the old days when it was very common for both trainers and doctors to say that squatting below parallel is dangerous for your knees. Recently, I was asked by several of my clients to explain how this notion came about. I wanted to get as much detail as I could, so I did some digging. It turns out that the credit for the notion that squatting below parallel is dangerous goes to Dr. Klein from the University of Texas. The study at the heart of it all is his 1961 paper in…
  • How I Program for CrossFit

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

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

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

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

  • Consuming Less Calories Than Spending Them. Is That The Whole Story?

    Sebastijan Veselic
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    This article explores the notion that the simple equation of eating fewer calories than the amount you spend each day is the only determinant when it comes to weight loss or gain. If you’ve ever read a popular fitness article that has talked about how to lose or gain weight, then there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled across a pretty common-sense idea that the amount of calories which you take in should be lower than the amount of calories you spend each day. This means that, for example, if you consume around 2000 calories and spend 2200 calories, you should be maintaining…
  • Arguments Against the Paleo Diet? Not What You’d Hope For

    Sebastijan Veselic
    7 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    The paleo diet, as it’s often called, is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. In the past few decades, it has gained a notorious following, known for the mantra how we should eat like our ancestors have eaten in the past. At the same time, a steady flow of people has argued that the paleo is unfeasible, mostly because we don’t know what exactly even was on their food plate. In this article I explore some of these notions. I’d like to start by writing that the paleo diet has been shown to work for a short time-frame, improving various health bio-markers which are…
  • Is Fiber Really That Healthy?

    Sebastijan Veselic
    7 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    Fiber is a marketing buzzword, loved by advertising teams. However, did you ever ask yourself whether there is any truth to this matter? I mean, if a new version of a product has 10% more fiber – then it has to be good for you, right? Article guide: What is fiber? Health benefits Cholesterol Glycemic control Weight loss No, this isn’t necessarily the case. Admittedly, many people would benefit from an increased intake of fiber, at least if they’re in the majority who are consuming a diet high in refined carbohydrates and trans and saturated fats, also known as the Standard American…
  • Why Is Impulsivity Important For Obesity And Why We Should Be Aware Of It

    Sebastijan Veselic
    7 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    Everybody has a different attitude towards food. Some experience (extreme) pleasure when they’re presented with particularly appetizing food, while others couldn’t care less. This reaction towards appetizing food, together with a personality trait called impulsivity, are two factors with (probably) huge implications in the obesity crisis. A few decades ago, when the amount of processed food was lower and food didn’t accompany us on every step, people who were impulsive had less to worry about. When you don’t have a certain food item available, it’s also less…
  • How And Which Personality Traits Are Connected To Anorexia?

    Sebastijan Veselic
    7 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    Our personalities differ, every one of us is unique and has a unique personality as well. It’s an important aspect of our lives which becomes even more important when talking about food-related mental disorders. One of these is anorexia. Article guide: Predispositional model The complication model The common cause model The pathoplasty model What about the typical personality type? Anorexia nervosa, often just called anorexia, is a devastating disorder. In fact, it is the deadliest mental disorder, mainly due to the specific way how it progresses. People who develop anorexia are 6x more…
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  • Oven Roasted Plantain Chips

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    So I post all of these awesome recipes for dips, salsas and guacamole then I get all of this hate mail that there is nothing to eat it with that is “paleo.” Oh, not so fast, internets. This recipe goes to show there are tasty ways to enjoy your once memorable chips. Don’t worry about the “paleo chip” distinction. This recipe churns out paleo chips that are not soggy, not disgusting — they are oven roasted plantain chips. Why oven roasted plantain chips, you say? Plantains are a lot like bananas, except they have more nutrients and starches per plant. Why is this desirable? The…
  • Post-Workout Protein Acai Bowl

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    What is acai, anyway? Maybe you’ve heard of acai bowls being a superfood or reserved for the super trendy hipster crowd, but fear not! These little berries are packed full of antioxidants and can be make into a smoothie bowl way cheaper than you think. I ignorantly dismissed acai for years as I assumed it would be full of sugar. Rookie mistake. This micronutrient dense berry has barely any sugar in it, making it an easy choice to supercharge smoothies with keeping simple sugar counts low. Native to Brazil, acai is not found in the berry form in the U.S. or many other countries. Instead you…
  • Quick and Easy Guacamole

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:33 am
    It is a pretty safe bet to say that guacamole is one of the best sides you can add to a dish. You can eat some (plantain) chips, toss on eggs, add to soups and stews and it provides a huge punch of healthy fats and micronutrients you wouldn’t normally get. I’ve been known to smash a fairly healthy helping at a time. I have even been known to recieve death stares at Chipotle when I ask for a little more, even after the the robotic droning of “guac-is-$2-extra-is-that-okay” from the employee. Making guacamole at home is certainly the more economic way to approach…
  • Slow Smoked Beef Ribs

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Eating meat off of the bone is one of the most primal things one can do. Most hot, smoky, slightly charred, fatty cuts of meat bring out a certain hunter gatherer in me that isn’t seen all of the time. This animal inside can be seen when gnawing on bone marrow, bone-in rib eye steaks, and most of all – slow smoked beef ribs.  Pork ribs and spare ribs are excellent and definitely meals of their own, but there’s something about sinking your teeth into a meaty chunk of slow smoked beef ribs that can’t be matched by any other cut. Combine that with the slightly spicy…
  • Paleo Cookbook Review: The Paleo Performance Cookbook by Stephanie Gaudreau

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    8 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Do you like reviews of paleo products, books, or services? Awesome! So do I. That’s why I write them and post them here on The Paleo Fix. Check out our Reviews section for more. Do you have a product you want to be reviewed or would like to see reviewed? Email me at info@thepaleofix.com or reach out on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for reading! I get pretty overwhelmed when looking at paleo cookbooks. They are all quite obviously the same. Take some recipe that people like to eat, make it with healthy ingredients. Repeat 100 times. Cookbook. The Paleo…
 
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  • What Is Fish Oil Good For? An Unbiased Look At 8 Popular Claims

    Joe
    15 Jul 2015 | 3:16 pm
    $1.2 billion. That’s what the fish oil industry is worth each year in the US alone. But what is fish oil good for when it comes to chronic disease, skin conditions and weight loss? Are the reported health benefits true… or have they been oversold to us like most other “healthy” foods and supplements? This article looks at 8 of the most popular claims to uncover the truth. What does fish oil do? Fish oil supplements are made from fats (oils) of fatty fish species like salmon, sardines and mackerel. The fats in these fish are mostly omega-3 fats, which play a vital role in brain…
  • The Best Diet For An Underactive Thyroid: Splitting Fact From Fiction

    Joe
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Our thyroid plays a huge role in metabolism. Alongside insulin and cortisol, thyroid hormones are a driving factor behind metabolic rate and weight management. As you would expect, many health problems emerge if our thyroid stops working properly. Studies show that at the very least 3.7% of American adults have an underactive thyroid, which is likely similar in other developed countries (1). Rates are on the rise, as are those selling thyroid supplements and giving inaccurate dietary advice. This article provides an unbiased summary, splitting fact from fiction. What you’ll learn: What an…
  • Today’s Most Overrated Health Foods: 19 Nutrition Experts Weigh In

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

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

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

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    1 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Core Golf Workout For A Power Golf Swing Submitted by: Mike Pedersen A core golf workout that produces a power golf swing is one that focuses on rotation. The primary movement in the golf swing is rotating your upper body back, then rotating it through to the finish. That is why it is critical you implement exercises that involve rotational strength and flexibility There is a lot of confusion with golfers on what to focus on when trying to improve power in the golf swing. Your power comes from your core. Just like in any other sport, your core is...
  • Top 7 Tips To Treat And Prevent Stubbed Toe

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    31 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Top 7 Tips To Treat And Prevent Stubbed Toe Submitted by: Raymond Geok Seng Lee This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy smashed into the bedpost and you sat up the rest of the night, crying and cursing the throbbing digit. For all the pain they cause stubbed toes have a hard time being taken seriously. Part of the problem is that they are usually self-inflicted, most likely when you are trying to navigate a darkened room in the middle of the night. The fact that it is just your toe does...
  • Caring For Dry Skin

    healthy_blogging
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Caring For Dry Skin Submitted by: Tracey Morgan Most of us will suffer from dry skin in some form during our lives. It could be anything from a little flaky skin on our cheekbones or a long-term condition such as eczema, and the range of responses will vary accordingly. For the everyday dryness, there are a number of causes and cures. There are also preventative measures we can take, and there’s a whole moisturising industry to take care of that side of things. To complicate matters there are many kinds and degrees of dryness, and it affects different people in...
  • 'Facts Up Front' 411

    healthy_blogging
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    'Facts Up Front' 411 Submitted by: Michelle Stewart Have you ever noticed the similarities between food and fashion? In both industries visual are highly important, along with the use of good raw materials-good ingredients for food and good fabrics in the case of fashion. Every now and then fashion flips the script-the flourishes and fasteners typically found on the back of garments will appear on the front. Buttons and zippers become part of the garment front, providing the details that make a fashion statement. Similarly the new "Facts Up Front" nutrition labeling brings the details to the…
  • The Fear Of Humiliation And Weight Loss – Is There A Link?

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    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Fear Of Humiliation And Weight Loss – Is There A Link? Submitted by: Susan Megge Recently Kirstie Alley appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, proudly strutting her stuff in nothing more than a lacy bikini. This appearance was made after Kirstie bravely obligated herself to such a feat approximately a year prior, when she was several pounds heavier. She was determined to lose the weight she’d gained over the years, and it appears that by going public with the announcement that she would indeed lose this weight, she successfully shed many pounds. Could it be that the fear of...
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  • Raw Vegan Carrot Cake

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:14 am
    This extra juicy, delicious & healthy raw vegan carrot cake will make getting your vitamin A the highlight of the day!Did you know vitamin A and beta-carotene is often made from oil? Yup, that stinking black stuff. And here I was, thinking they actually extract it from carrots or something.I just discovered this recently while touring one of the biggest chemical companies in the world, which oh so conveniently happens to have its headquarters just a few miles from my apartment. Sure, oil is basically a bunch of really old decomposed plants, so it’s technically natural but I couldn’t…
  • FREE Quick & Easy Vegan Cheeses E-book Launch

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Finally. The Quick & Easy Vegan Cheeses E-book is out! You can get it for FREE now along with weekly updates from WIN-WIN FOOD.Download your own copy!Email Address First Name Why “Quick & Easy Vegan Cheeses”? Because you, my amazing readers, have asked for it! So here goes :) Besides, I can very well relate to how difficult it is to go without or even just cut down on cheese.Whether you’re going plant based, dairy free or you simply want to cut out some unnecessary saturated fat and cholesterol out of your diet, cheese is one of the hardest things to give up for…
  • Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Bites

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Chocolate drizzled peanut butter shell with a frozen but still somewhat creamy banana filling. These banana peanut butter bites are a refreshing healthy snack that will cool you off on the hottest of days.I hope you’ve been enjoying the summer heat and using it as a perfectly plausible excuse for working your way through this amazing healthy ice-cream recipe collection! It’s quite a handful :) But hey, there’s never enough healthy frozen treats. If you’re up for something a little less sophisticated though, these peanut butter bites are just the recipe for you. A simple snack you can…
  • Gooseberry Cinnamon Muffins

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Chewy and cinnamony, these make-ahead gooseberry cinnamon muffins are bursting with seasonal fruits and all-natural flavors. Perfect breakfast on the go or a healthy snack that’s both delicious and good for you.    Did I mention summer was my favorite time of the year? So many amazing fruits are in season: I practically turn into a fruitarian for a few months. I have a particular obsession with berries so after blackcurrants and strawberries; I couldn’t resist but come up with a gooseberry recipe. These little guys are a fabulous fruit to add to your diet if you already haven’t, plus…
  • Maple Glazed Carrots with Pistachios

    WIN-WIN FOOD
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    These roasted, maple glazed carrots with a pistachio topping are an amazing healthy side dish that will compliment any of your favorite main dishes. The maple syrup brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots and the pistachios add a delightful crunch to this nutritious side.Remember the celeriac fries? They are still the potato fry alternative I make the most often but I felt like experimenting with some new wholesome fry substitutes. And why not add some sweetness in the mix?So these maple glazed carrots were born. They are as simple as ever, totally addictive and packed with vitamins…
 
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  • What You Should Know About Fecal Transplants

    Brianna
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Most of us know there is something called “good gut bacteria” that’s important to our health. We also know that antibiotics can harm this bacteria. For some people, their body’s ability to create good bacteria has been negatively affected and they may need medical intervention. About 1 in 5 patients diagnosed with C. difficile infections, for example, will get the infection again. For some, they will get the infection repeatedly – a fact that could prove fatal. For these and other patients with colon and gut bacteria issues, fecal transplants are one potential answer. Fecal…
  • Can Prebiotics Lower Blood Pressure?

    Frank W. Jackson, MD
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it usually causes no symptoms, but it can be deadly. High blood pressure greatly increases the risk of many deadly diseases, including heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and kidney failure. It can also rob you of your sight and your memory. Unlike a few decades ago, there are many types of prescription blood pressure medications on today’s market. The problem is that one blood pressure medication is usually not enough for most people. Some people have to take two, three or more hypertension medications each day to get their blood pressure…
  • The Diabetic Gut

    Frank W. Jackson, MD
    14 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    In December 2006, a groundbreaking paper was published in the journal Nature showing that the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract are fundamentally different between thin people and obese people.1 Researchers showed that the microbiome of the gut — this is the types and amounts of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract — can influence the amount of calories a person absorbs into the bloodstream.2 In other words, obese people have a microbiome that produces more calories than thin people. 2 Recent research has shown a similar difference between people with diabetes and those…
  • Antibiotics, Autism and the Gut

    Frank W. Jackson, MD
    5 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    How’s your digestive health lately? Any tummy aches? Has a medical professional ever prescribed an antibiotic for you? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are certainly not alone. In the United States, 60 to 70 million people are affected by all classifications of digestive health issues. Many are also affected by intestinal discomfort while taking antibiotics. In 2010, healthcare providers prescribed 258 million courses of antibiotics. That means four out of every five Americans was given an order for antibiotics. And in 2013, the Center for Disease Control and…
  • Improving Bone Health With Prebiotics

    Frank W. Jackson, MD
    1 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), 10% of women aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis of the hip. The Surgeon General of the United States reported back in 2004, the last year for which such information is available, that 1.5 million individuals suffer a bone disease-related fracture each year. That number is likely to have gone up as the large population group known as the Baby Boomers ages. The International Osteoporosis Foundation projects that by 2020, 61 million Americans will be affected by osteoporosis. Osteoporosis and bone density problems affect more than…
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  • 10 Incredible Benefits of Matcha Tea

    Adam Trainor
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Matcha is the highest quality green tea you can find and is full of the health benefits your body craves. This pure green tea is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, has been shown to fight cancer, can help you lose weight, and offers a calm focus while keeping you energized. Is it time to add matcha to your daily health regime? Used for centuries in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, matcha green tea is nothing short of amazing. Matcha is the highest quality green tea you can find and its benefits far surpass those of the traditional green tea you’re accustomed to. It’s got far…
  • The Big Deal About Ionic Foot Detoxing

    Adam Trainor
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    The Center for Disease Control reports that 85% of illness and disease are caused by toxins in the body. So, why are people with illnesses constantly bombarded with pharmaceutical medicines full of more unnecessary chemicals and toxins? Of course, certain medicines can be important when treating an illness, but are we putting more into our body than we actually need to? The idea behind an ionic foot bath is to get them out! Often times, the inability to eliminate toxins from the body results in illness and disease. This practice isn’t saying you will be automatically cured, but once you get…
  • Absolute Best Mango Salsa Recipe

    Adam Trainor
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    In the category of little known facts about Mangoes, not only are they a stone fruit, but they are of the Cashew family. Mangoes are cool and refreshing with a sweetness that is totally unique to the mango.  The mango can be used in sauces, salsas, desserts of all sorts, and dress up main dishes.  Mango salsa provides that sweet, yet acidic taste you need for most fish dishes.  With the inclusion of the hot peppers, you can control the amount of heat you wish while still getting the flavor burst.  If your mangoes are not quite ripe enough, wrap them in paper and leave sitting on the…
  • 6 Superfoods Exposed and Why You Should Not Depend On Them

    Adam Trainor
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    There was a time when the word “superfood” wasn’t synonymous with “health food.” Acai berries, for example, were unknown outside of Brazil ten years ago, but after the American public discovered them, public sales skyrocketed. These sales have declined in recent years due to the rising popularity of other superfoods. History is no stranger to supposed miracle foods and substances. Coca-Cola was first marketed as an intellectual beverage, a stimulant that could also relieve headaches. It is no secret nowadays that Coca-Cola once contained cocaine, and advertisements would often touch…
  • 4 Unbelievable Reasons Why Fish Oil Is Good For You

    Adam Trainor
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    Fish oil has been touted for years as a miracle cure for a variety of ailments, apparently mitigating everything from Alzheimer’s to glaucoma. However, it’s important to fully understand why fish oil is important for your diet before buying that huge bottle of fish oil supplements. In this article, you’ll find facts about fish oil, enabling you to be better educated on its benefits. Explanation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids are the main healthy component of fish oil, and because omega-3s are not produced naturally in the body, they are an important part of a healthy diet.
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  • Remedy Arthritis with Natural Sulfur-Based Supplements

    Jobee Knight
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes a breakdown of cartilage in the joints. It causes chronic joint pain, stiffness, swelling and reduced motion, and usually affects the hands, knees, hips or spine. Two recent landmark research studies have been done that tested natural sulfur-containing remedies for osteoarthritis, which is the most common form of arthritis. Cartilage is the tough, elastic connective tissue that coats the ends of the bones inside the joints.  When cartilage deteriorates, the bones can begin to grind together, causing pain and limitations in movement and…
  • 8 Ways to Select the Highest Quality Food

    Jobee Knight
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Greetings to you, I’ve included a great chart below that contains the top eight ways to select the highest quality food and the most healthy fruits and vegetables.  Feel free to share it with others. Best of health, Jobee Knight Nutrition Breakthroughs Maker of Natural Sleep Aids and Joint and Pain Relief Products Shared by Nutrition Breakthroughs The post 8 Ways to Select the Highest Quality Food appeared first on The Nutrition Breakthroughs Blog.
  • Chart: Office Stretches to Do at Your Desk

    Jobee Knight
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    Greetings to you, It’s Jobee Knight at Nutrition Breakthroughs.  I came across a useful chart of office stretches that can be done at one’s desk.  It may come in handy if you ever find yourself with stiffness, aches or lower back pain.  Feel free to forward it on. Best of health, Jobee Knight Nutrition Breakthroughs Maker of Sleep Minerals II and Joints and More Toll free (888) 861-0326 Shared by Nutrition Breakthroughs The post Chart: Office Stretches to Do at Your Desk appeared first on The Nutrition Breakthroughs Blog.
  • 3 Healthiest Foods for Long Life, Better Sleep, Heart and Joints

    Jobee Knight
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    In the quest for greater health and the prevention of disease, people are looking more and more to the quality of the foods they eat. Fast food, fried food, sweets, and foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are being replaced by healthier options. Research studies are showing that food is more than mere nutrition to fill the stomach – it can ward off specific illnesses and lengthen one’s life. The first of the three healthiest foods is almonds. A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that eating 1.5 ounces of lightly salted,…
  • Five Fruit and Vegetable Colors that Boost Health

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

    Marijana Nenadic
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:09 am
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits HubYou've gone on a diet because you want to lose weight to fit into your old trousers that have become too small. A very tempting cupcake for lunch comes between you and your diet. Are you going to succumb to the temptation or stay on track with your diet? Research shows that there is more than willpower behind this decision.Brain activity is the key to your eating behaviorTo get to your ideal weight and better health it's crucial to avoid fattening 'bad' food and choose the leaner healthier options. According to the research of Peter Hall from the…
  • 10 healthy eating tips to substitute junk food

    Marijana Nenadic
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    ByMarijana Nenadic from Healthy Habits HubAs soon as you start to change your diet and try to eat healthier, junk food cravings cut in. Scientist advise that you should avoid situations and environments that will bring you into temptation. But how? Junk food is all around us and it's almost impossible to avoid all temptations. I have made a list of healthy vs. bad food substitutes to get rid of your cravings . This way you can satisfy your cravings and still stay on track with your diet plan.Chips and organic popcorn Instead of chips, which is prepared by deep frying with added extra salt…
  • 15 food prep hacks: cheat sheet to quick healthy meals

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

    A. Johnson
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Soy has been used by many in the health food community as the ultimate in healthy eating. There are people in Asia who eat soy products every day, and we see them live into their 90s with flawless skin. Everyone who buys into the soy propaganda has no reason to think that soy is anything other than the perfect health food. There are billions of soybeans grown in America alone, and the farmers who grow these beans grow them for the benefit of the population. You may be skeptical about soy, and you are right to be skeptical. Soy is not a poison or toxin that will aggressively attack your body,…
  • 11 Astounding Health Benefits of Bitter Melon (No. 2 is Best)

    A. Johnson
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:23 am
    If you’re not familiar with the yellowish-green, cucumber-looking vegetable known as the bitter melon, then you’ve been missing out, my friend. While bitter melons have been a dietary staple in tropical regions like India, Thailand, Central American and the Caribbean, they’ve only just started to infiltrate the Western palette. And it’s a good thing, too! With a staggering amount of nutritional benefits enough to make any health-conscious individual beam, there quite simply isn’t a reason not to try a bitter melon. Take a look for yourself at all this one…
  • The Shocking Truth About Whole30 Diet

    A. Johnson
    15 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    Fad diets come, and fad diets go. People will line up to preach the benefits of cabbage soup or high protein, and you’ll undoubtedly find countless before-and-after photo comparisons for any diet out there if you do a little research, but the problem with these diets is that, like the trends themselves, they don’t actually offer long-term and life-changing results. A person might drop pound after pound very quickly from eating nothing but cabbage soup, but that person hasn’t learned how to keep off that weight in a week or a month or a year. All that they’ve learned is…
  • Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Work? A Critical Review

    A. Johnson
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Green coffee bean extract has been discussed at length on the Dr. Oz show as having incredible potential for helping with weight loss. While this may be true, it’s important to understand that not every diet craze is not all that it’s hyped up to be. Read on to learn the truth about green coffee bean extract. Why Should You Take Green Coffee Bean Extract? Green coffee beans are un-roasted coffee beans. Because they have not been subjected to high temperatures, the nutrients present in the beans remain intact and in their raw state. Green coffee beans contain less chlorogenic acid than…
  • 10 Foods You Should Never Eat And Why (Avoid Them All)

    A. Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, said food should be your medicine. If you’re trying to improve your health, chances are you’ve already added healthy foods to your diet, like fruits and vegetables, and taken out a few not-so-healthy items, like pizza and cheesecake. But perhaps you’re still not seeing the results you’d like to or you’re feeling frustrated with the lifestyle shift. Shopping for healthy foods these days can be challenging because labels are misleading. “Natural” foods are still packed full of preservatives and…
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  • These 15 Companies Know How to Keep Employees Happy

    Ashley Bell
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    These 15 Companies Know How to Keep Employees Happy  Some companies just know how to keep employees happy. You should be jealous of them. Research (and common sense) shows that happy employees work harder, work better, and work for you longer. Keeping your employees happy gives you more than just warm fuzzies; it bolsters your bottom line. Jealousy aside, you can benefit from what other companies know about keeping employees happy. Unlike proprietary recipes or classified algorithms, you can steal strategies for how to keep employees happy.  Ready to be inspired? Here are takeaways…
  • 11 Insanely Powerful and Motivational Videos For Your Team

    Emil Shour
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    11 Insanely Powerful and Motivational Videos For Your Team As you take your seat for another Monday morning meeting, it’s likely that you look around the room and see a lot of unexcited faces. One thing I believe our company does better than 95% of other companies is the way our leaders motivate the employees around them. Each Monday at noon, we hold a “Sensei Session”. These company-wide meetings are a way for our CEO to give company announcements and for anyone in the company to come up and give a presentation on something they’re really…
  • 10 Super Easy Healthy Snacks For The Office

    Katie Serio
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    10 Super Easy Healthy Snacks For The Office   It seems like 9 to 5 jobs were created for one reason, and one reason only: To ruin your ability to stay healthy. Let’s be honest, sticking to a healthy regimen can be a challenge in today’s fast paced work environment. The moment you walk into the office you’re are bombarded by vending machines, treats in the break room and an endless supply of food trucks parked outside the building. So what’s a professional to do when faced with the tantalizing temptations that corporate life brings? The answer may be as simple as tweaking…
  • How to Eat Healthy on The Go: Becoming a Snack Master

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

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

    Jessa Nowak
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Have you ever had a gourmet salad that blew your mind? Likely, it wasn’t created in your kitchen. We tend to do last minute prep, throwing lettuce in a bowl then tossing it with bottled dressing. Maybe on a good day, a tomato or cucumber will find it’s way in.  Prepare to end your boring salad routine without much extra fuss. Learn what salad ingredients create perfect balance to quickly and easily create a restaurant worthy salad at home. With this method, most of the add-ins don’t require prep, so it’s quick and easy to add a ton of…
  • Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Honey Garlic Glaze

    Jessa Nowak
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps   Meatless Monday is a godsend, especially after a weekend full of heavier foods. These Asian inspired vegetarian lettuce wraps provide the right amount of carbs to fill you up while remaining super light and tasty. Take a look, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to your recipe box.     Balance Makes Perfect The balance in this dish is what makes it superb. Opposing flavors jive together creating a sweet and savory taste with warm and cool mouth-feel sensations. The tempeh and garbanzo beans provide a meat-like substance without having to…
  • Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bars

    Jessa Nowak
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Every once in a while, it’s fun to make a sinful dessert. I reserve the right to create delectable treats for special occasions. This past Father’s day, I decided it was time to do something a little different. And so the Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bar recipe was created.  Remember, a healthy, sustainable lifestyle can include any food. ENJOY! Inspiration for these sweet and salty bars came from the recipe developed by Imperial Powdered Sugar found here.    A Great Dessert Varies Texture & Flavor A truly satisfying dessert must have the perfect balance…
  • Prenatal DHA: It’s Just as Important as Your Prenatal Vitamin

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

    Jessa Nowak
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The Best Way to Cook Chicken Breast There is beauty in simplicity. A perfectly cooked chicken breast can top a good salad and make it great. It can stand alone on the plate, leaving you wanting more. Used as the base of another recipe, better chicken means a better dish. Cooking perfect chicken may seem easy but it’s deceivingly difficult…if you aren’t using the right method.  Chicken breast that is perfectly cooked has a beautiful brown crust, is seasoned perfectly, and has a juicy, tender middle. Can you say all that about your chicken? If not, you may wish to…
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  • Protein Power Couples: How to Pair - Part 3 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Megan Solloway
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Looking for a protein-packed breakfast or a filling afternoon mini-meal? Check out these ideas to add protein to your favorite whole grain snacks. 
  • Tuna: Elect the Perfect Protein Catch [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Liz Caselli-Mechael
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    To celebrate this campaign season, we're sharing campaign posters for some of our favorite nutrient-powered foods. Take a look at our second candidate- tuna fish - to check out its vitamins, protein, and Omega-3s!
  • The Umami Factor: 4 Surprising Facts about MSG

    Melissa Joy Dobbins
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    I was having lunch with a friend last week and she told me she was avoiding MSG.  When I asked her why, she mentioned that she had read about it on the Internet. That was a big red flag. Obviously, not all information on the web is accurate or science-based.  I’m always trying to stay current with the latest science on food and nutrition topics, so I went home and looked for info on MSG from credible sources, like the FDA.
  • Sensible Sips for Weight Management

    Food Insight
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Check out this infographic on the latest study showing that low-calorie sweetened beverages help dieters keep weight off.
  • Fast Take: Weight loss “without giving up a single calorie?”

    Liz Caselli-Mechael
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    “How Americans can lose a lot of weight without giving up a single calorie” is a headline that should be setting off significant mental warning alarms.
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