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  • Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

    ScienceDaily: Dietary Supplements
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. The inability to quickly repair a membrane is lethal to a cell and may help explain the rare and serious side effect of jawbone destruction that can occur following dental work in patients taking these drugs, the researchers note.
  • Well: The Antidepressant Generation

    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition
    By DORIS IAROVICI, M.D.
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.
  • Benefits of Vitamin E

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    Swati Kapoor
    27 Jan 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin which your body stores and uses as needed. But not adding enough healthy fats to your diet can interfere with the digestion of fat soluble vitamins, resulting in deficiencies. Good sources of vitamin E are nuts, eggs, green leafy vegetables and whole cereals. Vitamin E has many more...Read More
  • Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

    In The News
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    29 new varieties of broccoli, celery, kale, quinoa and other vegetables and grains that are being publicly released using a novel form of ownership agreement known as the Open Source Seed Pledge.
  • Rice consumption boosts diet quality, reduces body weight and improves markers for health

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    New research, partially funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USA Rice Federation, shows that consumers can improve their diets simply by enjoying white or brown rice as part of their...
 
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  • Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers fail to cover all types of contaminants

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to contaminants like persistent organic pollutants. The researchers' model estimates that women who stop eating fish shortly before or during their pregnancy may only lower their child's exposure to POPs by 10 to 15 per cent.
  • Key milestone for brown fat research with ground-breaking MRI scan

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and burn calories, helping to keep weight in check. Understanding the brown fat tissue and how it can be used to such ends is of growing interest in the search to help people suffering from obesity or at a high risk of developing diabetes.
  • Surprising consequences of banning chocolate milk

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Eliminating chocolate milk from elementary schools decreased total milk sales by 10 percent, and increased milk waste by 29 percent, a study has shown. Additionally, the ban may have been a factor in a 7 percent decrease in Lunch Program participation. Nutritionally, after the milk substitution, students on average consumed less sugar and fewer calories, but also consumed less protein and calcium.
  • Expect changes in appetite, taste of food after weight loss surgery

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    Changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened. These sensory changes are not all negative, and could lead to more weight loss among patients. Their findings showed that after gastric bypass surgery, patients frequently report sensory changes.
  • Low vitamin D may not be a culprit in menopause symptoms

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    No significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms has been made from the results of a research project on the topic. The authors analyzed the relationship between the blood levels of vitamin D and a number of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, concentration, and forgetfulness in 530 women who participated in the calcium and vitamin D trial.
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  • Human Safety Thresholds for Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals May Be Inaccurate

    gkhalsa
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Human and rat testes respond differently to endocrine disrupting chemicals such as BPA in two thirds of all cases, according to a recent review. As human safety levels are extrapolated from rodent data, the study could lead to a re-evaluation of the acceptable daily intake for many endocrine disruptors.
  • The Post Workout Mistake You are Probably Making…And no,it has nothing to do with streching or refueling

    Frances
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    Thinkstock Thanks to Women’s Health for these ofter overlooked health and fitness tips If you’re like 99.99% of women in America, you probably own an amazingly comfy pair of workout pants. These tights or capris are so wonderful, in fact, that you wish you could wear them to work, but since you’re not looking to […]
  • A Natural Protein Fights Gluten Intolerance

    gkhalsa
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Elafin, a human protein, plays a key role against the inflammatory reaction typical of celiac disease (gluten intolerance).
  • SECRET SOCIETY – The workouts no one knows you’re doing : Secret Workouts |

    Frances
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    In an ideal world, you’d hit the gym four times a week and ride your bike to work the other three days. But since you’re a human being living on planet Earth, that’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. Read more: Secret Workouts | Health + Heart | PureWow National Luckily, we’ve found a […]
  • Fabulous Foodie Friday – April 11.2014

    Frances
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Chew On This Easy homemade granola bars   Erin McDowell Granola bars–fast, convenient, purse-sized. Just do yourself a favor and don’t read the nutrition info. Lucky for us gals on the go, a healthy version is achingly easy to make at home. Toast up some oats, add a drizzle of honey, a spoonful of almond […]
 
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  • Well: Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool down at the end. Is this necessary?
  • Well: The Antidepressant Generation

    By DORIS IAROVICI, M.D.
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.
  • Well: An Athlete Tackles Cancer

    By ALEX NILES
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    My youth was all sports. Now, at the age of 30, with Stage IV gastric cancer, I find myself relying on lessons I learned then.
  • Well: 5 Things to Know About Quinoa

    By TARA PARKER-POPE
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    This week, a new food is appearing on Passover tables around the country. The Orthodox Union, the authority on kosher foods, recently ruled that certain brands of quinoa could carry its “Kosher for Passover” symbol.
  • Well: An Easier Way to Delay Cutting the Cord

    By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    An awkward maneuver in the delivery room may be unnecessary.
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  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
  • Tests find beef, chicken in British lamb takeaways

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Britain's Food Standards Agency ordered a new wave of tests Thursday after research found nearly a third of lamb takeaways and curries contained other, cheaper meats.
  • Cut off from the world, Gazans consumed by poverty

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
    By Noah Browning and Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Life has never seemed so grim for the Mustafas, a family of seven cramped into a shabby two-room hovel in Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp. Seven years into an Israeli blockade and ten months into a crippling Egyptian one, Gaza's economic growth has evaporated and unemployment soared to almost 40 percent by the end of 2013. Opposition to the Hamas militant group which runs the Gaza Strip has led its neighbours to quarantine the enclave, shutting residents out of the struggling Mideast peace process and leaving them with plenty of…
  • Founder of scandal-hit drugmaker Servier dies at 92

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    Jacques Servier, founder and president of France's second-largest drugmaker, has died before his trial over Mediator, a weight-loss pill at the centre of the country's biggest public health scandal in years. Servier died of old age, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday. Officials have blamed at least 500 deaths on Mediator, which was marketed to overweight diabetics but often prescribed for weight loss. Servier posted revenue of 4.2 billion euros (3.4 billion pounds) in 2013, making it France's second-biggest drugmaker by sales behind Sanofi .
  • Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:06 pm
    By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show. Between March 2013 and March 2014, more than 50 complaints about e-cigarettes were filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to data obtained through a public records request. The health problems were not necessarily caused by e-cigarettes. Still, David Ashley, director of the office of science at the FDA's tobacco…
 
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  • Petition - UK Govt Pls Change NHS Eatwell Plate

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

    21 Dec 2013 | 1:33 pm
    Fertility Clinic BeaulieuNutritionists have long been aware of the potential of an optimum diet to improve fertility and help with healthy successful pregnancies. Statistics gathered by pre conceptual care charity Foresight show healthy childbirth success results that most IVF and fertility clinics can only dream of (up to 4 times more successful in some cases)A new study goes one step further to prove why. Sadly it's an animal study rather than a human study but it exposes the potential mechanisms that inadequate diets provoke. It also highlights how important it is that the potential…
  • Mothers: Children Friendly Brussels Sprouts

    20 Dec 2013 | 3:03 pm
     Brussels Sprouts for Kids It seems Brussels Sprouts are a bit like Marmite, you are either a lover or a hater.A new sweeter Brussels sprout seeks to change all that and breed a new nation of Brussels sprout loversWaitrose have launched them for Christmas 2013 It's hoped the "Kid Friendly" sticker on the packet will encourage children to try the new sweeter variety of Brussels sproutsFull Story : http://www..independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/waitrose-to-sell-sweeter-childfriendly-brussels-sprouts-for-christmas-8980700.htmlFor healthier kids's diets how and why visit…
  • Offer: Vegetarian / Vegan Vitamins, Minerals, Omega 3 DHA / EPA

    18 Dec 2013 | 5:10 pm
    Best prices on plant based excellent quality great value for money vitamin , mineral and omega 3 supplementsWhilst it's nice to think that vegetarians and vegans get all the nutrients they need from their diet it's sadly rarely true. Meat is one of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet but those who eat meat are rarely without some sub clinical nutritional deficiencies providing subtle symptoms of sub-optimal health or preventable diseases. Vegans don't  escape the same pressures of modern living that omnivores face so are advised to think about topping up levels of nutrients…
  • Best Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses for Christmas

    17 Dec 2013 | 11:29 am
    Top 10 Dairy Free Vegan Cheeses for Christmas Yep, it's true,  even vegans, those with lactose and dairy allergies and food in-tolerances or those who avoid dairy for ethical or other health reasons can enjoy a cheesey Christmas.Here's a list of our top 10 favourite Christmas dairy free vegan cheesesVegusto Piquant Dairy Free CheeseSwiss dairy free vegan cheese to smile forA delicious, award winning Gruyere-like, good mature cheddar alternative that could rightfully take it's place on any cheeseboard in any restaurant without having to provide a warning with a wag of the finger…
 
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  • Washing Away the Salt

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Canned vegetables can be high in sodium and I knew you could rinse some of the salt away, but I wasn't really sure how much. So, I looked into the ...Read Full Post
  • This Week's Q&A

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
    Joseph asks, "What suggested is the amount of vitamin D daily value percentages on food labels refer to, since there are so many (400, 800 and 1200 IUs)? This is ...Read Full Post
  • Can You Take Too Much Iron?

    9 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Iron is a dietary mineral that you need for the cells of your body to get enough oxygen. You may need iron supplements, but you must be careful with the ...Read Full Post
  • Soft Drinks

    4 Apr 2014 | 9:25 am
    I was just thinking about soft drinks today. I think we usually think of carbonated sodas, but soft drinks include other non-alcoholic beverages like lemonade, canned or bottled sweetened ice ...Read Full Post
  • Ten Things That Aren't in My Shopping Cart (and Shouldn't Be in Yours)

    23 Mar 2014 | 11:35 pm
    I might be sort of weird because I actually like to go grocery shopping. I usually start out with a list and I may stick to it, or I may ...Read Full Post
 
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  • Diane, it’s 3pm

    shauna
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    This post is brought to you by Apple’s voice to text dictation thingy. I had some surgery last week which I’ll write about soon. My left arm is out of action for a couple of weeks. I’m determined not to fail on my writing bet with Jimmy. No not Jimmy I said Jeanette. JENNETTE. But I’m rubbish at typing with one hand. So here I am yapping at the computer feeling like a twit. It’s weird speaking out loud like this. I always thought I wrote microscope. No not microscope. Wrote like I spoke. It turns out my brain is better connected to my fingertips than it is to my…
  • Great Underwhelming Statues of the World

    shauna
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    They are iconic. They grace postcards and tea towels. They inspire poetry and plastic replicas. But in reality they’re just a little bit shithouse. When you get up close in person you can’t help thinking, “Is that it?” Here are the Great Underwhelming Statues of the World I’ve been lucky enough to see… Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh You know the story – John Gray dies and his faithful hound Bobby keeps vigil over his grave for fourteen years. When the hound died he was immortalised by this statue. He was only a wee dog and the statue is to scale so……
  • Lady in grey

    shauna
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    The other day I was slapping some sunscreen on my face when a pair of furry EARS rose up from behind the mirror frame. The tall mirror, unhung six months after moving in, was leaning against the side of the trusty brown IKEA Malm drawers. On top of the drawers was an open box of Dietgirl paperbacks that I’ve been meaning to deal with for some time. And on top of the Dietgirls sat the evil fluffy cat from next door. He must have come in through the bathroom window and ducked upstairs when I wasn’t looking. He gave me a scornful look when I shrieked in surprise. Then he turned…
  • Barcelona, smoke and whisky

    shauna
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:55 am
    Last week I was in Barcelona for an Up & Running workathon with Julia. As always Gareth sniffed, “Away on your holidays again, eh?” but right now we have a big project with a short deadline. When your business partner lives in Italy, no matter how brilliant Skype and Google Docs are, you need proper face time once or twice a year to get things zipping along. And some tapas. Tapas help the creative process. But before the work was the small matter of Julia running the Barcelona Marathon, along with two wonderful Up & Running alumni Paula G and Paula P. All three did…
  • Up & Running March winners

    shauna
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:51 am
    Before I get to the winners, would you get a load of our swanky brand new video? It explains in one minute flat, what Up & Running is all about. I can never quite capture the goodness in words, but the video really brings it together. Sniff sniff. Thanks for all your giveaway comments. Not only were they excellent answers but I’ve got great fodder for the Netflix queue! Here are the lucky winners as declared by the Random Number Generator: Penelope – wants to go to Washington with the West Wing folks Julie Earnshaw - “Bon Temps, Louisiana – because I’ve never…
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  • National Healthy School Day Means A Healthy Environment

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Tomorrow, April 8th, is National Healthy School Day You might think this day is about feeding our kids healthy foods in schools (and that is certainly important!) but this day is actually about providing a safe environment for our children to learn in. This day is about protecting our children from toxins, pollutants, unsafe building conditions and hazardous products that can negatively affect our children's health. It can cause or affect children's allergies, breathing problems like asthma and immune system ( to name a few) Some concerns are: asbestos lead radon mold in damp buildings…
  • Have you had your garlic today?

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    This month is national Garlic Month. Because most of us don't just "eat garlic" like you would a bell pepper or carrots, you might have forgotten that garlic is a vegetable. Most of us eat garlic as part of foods that are enhanced/cooked with garlic to add better flavor. It could be easy to put garlic in the "seasoning" category. Garlic is a great seasoner but, it is also a vegetable. And as a vegetable it gives our bodies healthy benefits. Here are some of the health benefits of garlic: reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease reduces risk factors for cancer stimulates the immune…
  • One out of three kids shown to have high cholesterol

    1 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    This year at the American College of Cardiology Conference, Dr Seery, presented new findings concerning elevated cholesterol in children*. Based on their study about 1 out of 3 children screened for high cholesterol had borderline or high cholesterol. This was one of the largest studies conducted in outpatient pediatric clinics. The study looked at 12,712 children who were screened for cholesterol levels as part of their routine exam. 30% (4709 children had borderline or high total cholesterol. Children were between 9-11 years old. High cholesterol is a concern because it can lead to an…
  • How does your county rank in health and well-being?

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    Each year the Robert's Woods Foundation releases a report that ranks our country by county. You can now find out how your county ranked based on 29 different factors that impact health: Check out your community's rankings on diet and exercise. Health Factor Weights for the 2014 County Health Rankings Health Factor Focus Area 29 Measure Health behaviors (30%) Smoking (10%) Adult smoking (10%) Diet and exercise (10%) Adult obesity (5%) Food environment index (2%) Physical inactivity (2%) Access to exercise opportunities (1%) Alcohol and drug use (5%) Excessive drinking (2.5%) Alcohol-impaired…
  • Your parenting style could make your kids pack on extra pounds

    28 Mar 2014 | 8:36 am
    You might not have put the two together but according to a news release by the American Heart Association, how strict you are can affect your child's weight. Are you rigid with rules and light on affection? (authoritarian style) You could be increasing their chances towards obesity. Children 2-5 years old who had authoritarian parents had a 30% higher chance of obesity Children 6-11 years old who had authoritarian parents had a 37% higher chance of obesity Nourish Thought for the Day: Parents, you are the biggest influence on your child's well-being in more ways than we realize.
 
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  • The Sugar Snap Peas are Back!

    Nicole
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    As if the scent of roses, lilacs, and orange blossoms wafting around our yard hadn’t been enough of a clue, the arrival of sugar snap peas in our CSA box is a sure sign that spring has definitely, absolutely arrived.  While I know that the weather hasn’t been very pleasant in other parts of the country, it’s been mostly warm and beautiful here punctuated with a few brief bouts of much needed and prayed for rain.  It’s actually sprinkling on and off as I type this.  It’s one of those strange and beautiful early evenings where the sky is dark and stormy but the…
  • After the Rain

    Nicole
    6 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm
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  • Goodbye, November

    Nicole
    30 Nov 2013 | 10:18 pm
    Today is the last day of National Blog Posting Month and the NaBloPoMo challenge of blogging every single day this month has finally come to an end.  Since today also happens to be my birthday, I decided to give myself a break and not worry about uploading photos, sharing recipes, or even talking much about food.  I spent a relaxing day with my fiancé, opened some fun presents this evening, and had a nice home-cooked dinner with family.  It really was a perfect end to a busy, stressful month and rather than feeling burned out, I’m charged up and ready for December.  I have new…
  • Memories of Leftovers

    Nicole
    29 Nov 2013 | 11:18 am
    We had a really nice Thanksgiving celebration yesterday at my cousin’s house.  There was lots of family, lots of laughing, and lots of delicious food.  All the leftovers we made off with went to work with Phil this morning so there’s no cold pumpkin pie for breakfast and no turkey sandwiches for me today, something that’s a little unusual.  But I had my fill of turkey and all the trimmings yesterday and I’m feeling okay about bucking tradition and just eating a light lunch today.  I am, however, sitting here enjoying some memories of what Thanksgiving was like when…
  • Thanksgiving Apple Pie

    Nicole
    28 Nov 2013 | 12:20 pm
    I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with family, friends, and lots of pie. © Pinch My Salt, 2013. | Permalink: http://pinchmysalt.com/thanksgiving-apple-pie/ | Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh
 
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  • chicken pie

    Lucy
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    Discussing respective xmas dinners late last year, I mentioned to Cath our now ritualistic chicken pie. She asked for the recipe so this is what I typed out while not eating one fasting day at werk. I am going to assume two things here: 1, that you will buy the best chicken you can afford and 2, that you will read the recipe through at least a couple of times before beginning. This pie is work, there is no other way of describing it, so save it for special occasions or when you have all day to potter about in the fug of your kitchen. Please note that a pie bird, despite the illustration…
  • old

    Lucy
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Blissfully rainy. Spending the day attending to the washing and drying. Thinking of the grief a friend is experiencing. She feels a very long way away. Nostalgic (normally I am not) about the house we lived in four years ago, one I think of as the rain and sky place. Old photos, these; things not shared here before. 
  • polenta, but easier

    Lucy
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Good Polenta is one of those dishes any food-obsessive worth their weight should be slave to: a roiling, boiling, bubbling cauldron of canary yellow goodness that takes at least 30 minutes of your time, to say nothing of the repetitive strain injury constant stirring delivers. If it doesn't hurt, how can it be Good? I will admit that, in my twenties, and egged on by the elitism of the glossy food magazines I devoured at the time, I duly did just that. Then I read Tod Davies' joyful, life-affirming little book Jam Today. It's a book I've often thought about when in this…
  • april the first

    Lucy
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Two older men - the word elderly confers a status neither deserves - in as many weeks have expressed appalling, bigoted attitudes toward powerful women while browsing in the shop, in conversation you see, and both times I have pulled them up and told them - calmly - that I will not tolerate those ideas. The first subsequently stole the book he was so proud of being a hateful part of, the other, just yesterday, backed right down and spent a good sum of money. Sensed he'd gone too far. The real shame, of course, is that neither of these men are likely to change their thinking any time…
  • googling and futzing

    Lucy
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Just spent 20 minutes - twenty whole minutes I'll never get back - googling and futzing, futzing and googling, an attempt to work out why the shutter on my 'blad won't fire. Turns out I am an idiot (hardly news) as all it was was something I could have worked out if I'd not been near a computer. Sometimes ones own wiles really are enough (note to self). I should be in the country, in the kitchen garden from where we see this lovely old lady mowing all day, but as our house is currently roofless, here I am in the office instead, getting the web to do the work for me.
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  • We’re Wild About Wiley’s Finest

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
                      For three generations, the Wiley family has focused on finding natural solutions for food ingredients. Their family wholeheartedly believes in the benefits of Omega-3 and they’re passionate about spreading the message of good health through Omega-3’s EPA & DHA generated from fish oils. When it comes to Wiley’s Finest, you know you’re getting a world-class Omega-3 product. Each and every product that they make carries the Wiley Family signature to ensure that it comes from a responsible, sustainable, wild Alaskan fish…
  • Lose Weight the Natural Way with Garcinia Cambogia

    Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
                      Garcinia Cambogia, or tamarind, is a small, green, pumpkin-shaped fruit that is used in many traditional Asian dishes for its sour flavor. Tamarind has also been used as a digestive aid in certain ayurvedic medicinal treatments. The skin of the fruit contains the “magic” weight loss ingredient that is advocated by celeb health guru, Dr. Oz. How It Works The hydroxycitric acid (HCA) extract from Garcinia Cambogia blocks fat by inhibiting an enzyme called ATP-citrate lyase. This enzyme helps convert excess carbohydrates (sugars)…
  • Aging: Keep the Good & Reverse The Bad

    Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    Did you know if you live until 2050, some scientists believe you may not need to get older? Granted, there are wonderful things about aging: wisdom, experience, lasting friendships or retirement (even getting closer to it!). But in an ideal world, there wouldn’t be a decline in immune function, fine lines or wrinkles, memory loss and slower movement to go with it. Luckily for us, it may not have to. New science has profoundly expanded our understanding of what’s possible in human wellness and anti-aging. Optimal anti-aging potencies have been discovered to help prevent premature aging –…
  • What’s New? Coco Libre

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Lucky Vitamin continues to add new healthy choices for our customers. The latest addition is a premium brand of organic coconut water products: Coco Libre. Coco Libre offers top quality, great-tasting coconut water products created from organic young, green coconuts. The company started to fulfill a lack of organic coconut products on the market. Coco Libre found a great source, where organic coconuts are pampered in the island sun and deliver purely delicious coconut water. Coconuts are also grown to support local education and health. Hidden pristine and protected inside each coconut is…
  • Drinking Green Tea May Protect Your Health

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    A simple beverage switch may provide a ton of health benefits. For example, changing from coffee or black tea to green tea offers more benefits than you may know. A recent Japanese study carried out over 11 years and involving more than 40,000 men and women aged 40 to 79 found that people drinking four cups of green tea a day suffered with less heart disease than people who didn’t drink tea. In fact, heart disease was reduced by 31 per cent in women and 22 per cent in men. Additionally, levels of psychological stress were 20 per cent lower in people who drank at least five cups of green…
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  • Low Vitamin D may not be a culprit in menopause symptoms

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    No significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms has been made from the results of a research project on the topic. The authors analyzed the relationship between the blood levels of vitamin D and a number of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, concentration, and forgetfulness in 530 women who participated in the calcium and vitamin D trial.
  • Vitamin D deficiency contributes to poor mobility among severely obese people

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study. The study found severely obese people who also were vitamin D-deficient walked slower and were less active overall than their counterparts who had healthy vitamin D levels. Poor physical functioning can reduce quality of life and even shorten lifespans.
  • Vitamin D deficiency, cognition appear to be linked in older adults

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    A study that looks at Vitamin D deficiency and cognition relationship in older adults adds to the existing literature on the subject. "This study provides increasing evidence that suggests there is an association between low vitamin D levels and cognitive decline over time," said the lead author. "Although this study cannot establish a direct cause and effect relationship, it would have a huge public health implication if vitamin D supplementation could be shown to improve cognitive performance over time because deficiency is so common in the population."
  • Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. The inability to quickly repair a membrane is lethal to a cell and may help explain the rare and serious side effect of jawbone destruction that can occur following dental work in patients taking these drugs, the researchers note.
  • Low vitamin D linked to fatty liver disease in UK children

    12 Apr 2014 | 6:33 am
    A UK study investigating the link between low vitamin D status and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in British children has identified a genetic variant associated with the disease's severity.
 
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    ScienceDaily: Dietary Supplements

  • Low vitamin D may not be a culprit in menopause symptoms

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    No significant connection between vitamin D levels and menopause symptoms has been made from the results of a research project on the topic. The authors analyzed the relationship between the blood levels of vitamin D and a number of menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, concentration, and forgetfulness in 530 women who participated in the calcium and vitamin D trial.
  • Vitamin D deficiency contributes to poor mobility among severely obese people

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 am
    Among severely obese people, vitamin D may make the difference between an active and a more sedentary lifestyle, according to a new study. The study found severely obese people who also were vitamin D-deficient walked slower and were less active overall than their counterparts who had healthy vitamin D levels. Poor physical functioning can reduce quality of life and even shorten lifespans.
  • Vitamin D deficiency, cognition appear to be linked in older adults

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    A study that looks at Vitamin D deficiency and cognition relationship in older adults adds to the existing literature on the subject. "This study provides increasing evidence that suggests there is an association between low vitamin D levels and cognitive decline over time," said the lead author. "Although this study cannot establish a direct cause and effect relationship, it would have a huge public health implication if vitamin D supplementation could be shown to improve cognitive performance over time because deficiency is so common in the population."
  • Chinese herbal remedy as good as methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis, study finds

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:14 pm
    A traditional Chinese herbal remedy used to relieve joint pain and inflammation works as well as methotrexate, a standard drug treatment that is frequently prescribed to control the symptoms of active rheumatoid arthritis, reveals research. Furthermore, combining the herbal remedy with methotrexate -- the disease modifying drug (DMARD) most commonly used to treat rheumatoid arthritis -- was more effective than treatment with methotrexate alone, the findings showed.
  • Osteoporosis drugs appear to impede cell membrane repair

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    A class of drugs widely used to treat osteoporosis appears to impede a cell's ability to repair a protective outer membrane that helps determine what enters and exits, researchers report. The inability to quickly repair a membrane is lethal to a cell and may help explain the rare and serious side effect of jawbone destruction that can occur following dental work in patients taking these drugs, the researchers note.
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • My Reading Strategy: Kindle versus Physical Books

    mreades
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:45 pm
    I read a lot. I read books on all sorts of subjects: nutrition, science, physics, history, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, paleoarcheology, biography, business and others. I read mystery novels for fun. And I throw in a contemporary (non mystery) novel here and there as the mood strikes me. Although I’m a political junkie, I don’t read many books on politics. I feed that addiction through a number of daily news feeds. A survey just came out showing the average British home contains 138 books. I probably have 138 books just on my nightstand (shown below). I have never counted the…
  • Animal protein worse than smoking?!?!

    mreades
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
      I have a great friend who was a Pulitzer Prize nominated Wall Street Journal investigative reporter for over a dozen years. Based on his experience there, he occasionally gives two-day seminars on how to deal with the press. He always starts out on day one by asking the question, What is news? What is news? Think about it and try to come up with your own answer before reading on. Participants in these seminars come up with all kinds of answers. Just about all are variants of one theme: News is the reporting of current events that are of great importance or interest to citizens. Wrong…
  • My Daily Reading Strategy

    mreades
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:53 pm
      Most of you who read my blog with any regularity know I read a lot. At any given time, I’ve got ten to twenty books going. I would estimate I read 150-200 books per year. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about my daily reads of periodicals of one sort or another and the medical literature. I had a guest visiting not long ago who saw me go through my paces and wanted to know exactly how I did it and what I read. I figured if he was that interested, there are bound to be other folks out there just as interested, so I decided to lay it out in a post. Plus, Michael…
  • Whole Grains, Empty Promises

    mreades
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:16 pm
      I hate to put up two book posts in a row, but it just came to my attention late last night that Anthony Colpo has a new book out titled Whole Grains, Empty Promises.  I want to get this up quickly because the book is FREE on Kindle now, but I don’t know how long it will stay that way. I downloaded a copy moments ago and quickly thumbed through it (if one can thumb through something that is digital).  I haven’t read it through, though, so I can’t provide a thorough review.  I just wanted to get it up so anyone who wants it can get it for nada. As most of you know,…
  • Death by Food Pyramid

    mreades
    19 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
      A few years ago a young English major with a bent for statistics came out of nowhere and laid waste to the life’s work of one of the most prominent scientists working in the field of nutrition. In a single blog post, Denise Minger systematically refuted the main points of The China Study, the seminal work of Dr. T. Colin Campbell. Such was the devastation that Dr. Campbell, himself, suspected it to be the work of a trained academic, instead of a young blogger with some time on her hands. Ms. Minger’s post quickly went viral and everyone in the nutrition blogging business,…
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    Healthy Food & Healthy Living

  • Whole wheat banana bread with mint sauce

    Dr. Ayala
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    I do love banana bread. Like most banana-loving families, I find over-ripe bananas in my fruit bowl quite often. Bananas are a tricky fruit: They’re at their best when just ripe, and if you happen to look away for a few hours and neglect to consume them in time, you’re in banana bread territory with over-ripe bananas—still delicious, but not lunchbox material.
  • What’s a normal restaurant portion size?

    Dr. Ayala
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    We tend to eat what’s on our plate. Most of us have a hard time stopping at satiety or assessing caloric count, we therefore rely on outside cues and eat the unit offered, believing that that unit is what normal people eat. So restaurants affect how much we’ll eat just by deciding the serving sizes, and those are unpredictable and range from petite to colossal.
  • Does healthy food sell?

    Dr. Ayala
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    What can be more wholesome than an athletic event at school? I’ve been to many, and my frequent regret is that the foods and drinks offered during these games almost undo the message and purpose of sport’s healthfulness.
  • Can super-sizing fruits help you shed weight?

    Dr. Ayala
    19 Mar 2014 | 5:31 am
    Added sugar is now heavily targeted as the food to reduce, and fruit is suggested as a great alternative to satisfy cravings for sweet.
  • Anti flat-belly foods

    Dr. Ayala
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:04 am
    A calorie is a calorie when it comes to weight, but not when it comes to health, and studies suggest that there are indeed foods that make you fat in all the wrong places.
 
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    Food Renegade

  • Fight Back Friday April 18th

    Kristen Michaelis
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Welcome to another Fight Back Friday! Today we are bringing together another collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies from members of the Real Food Revolution. Who are they? Why, they're the Food Renegades. You know who you are -- lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. I believe that by joining together, our influence can grow, and we can change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats! So, let's have some fun. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • Fight Back Friday April 11th

    Kristen Michaelis
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Welcome to another Fight Back Friday! Today we are bringing together another collection of recipes, tips, anecdotes, and testimonies from members of the Real Food Revolution. Who are they? Why, they're the Food Renegades. You know who you are -- lovers of SOLE (Sustainable, Organic, Local, and Ethical) food, traditional food, primal food, REAL food, the list goes on. I believe that by joining together, our influence can grow, and we can change the way America (and the industrialized world) eats! So, let's have some fun. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • How to Green the World’s Deserts: Reversing Desertification with Grass-fed Cows

    Kristen Michaelis
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Did you know that on nearly one third of the planet's surface, deserts are threatening to gobble up grasslands? It's called desertification. Last year one of my heroes, Allan Savory, gave an amazing talk at a TED conference about a radical solution to re-green the world's deserts: holistic management of grazing cattle. [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
  • GIVEAWAY: The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook

    Kristen Michaelis
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Have you ever had a friend do something truly awe-inspiring? I have. They're sticky, those moments. I once had a friend teach herself how to play the guitar within a matter of months, then start composing award-winning music. As I sat listening to her latest song, it felt like every conceivable emotional response twisted in my gut. But the greatest of these was awe. My most recent adventure in feeling awe at how ... accomplished ... a friend is came while reading my friend Jenny's newest cookbook, The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle. [[This is a…
  • March Giveaway Winner

    Kristen Michaelis
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    It's time to announce the winner of Marchs's Kindle Fire HDX. Exciting times, right? And the winner is ... [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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    Green Mountain at Fox Run » Blog

  • 10 Best Tips for Managing Food Cravings

    Robyn Priebe
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Most women who participate in the healthy weight management program at Green Mountain at Fox Run confess they struggle with managing food cravings. When you’re in the midst of a food craving cycle, the idea of creating a healthy eating plan seems more like someone taking away your emotional blankie than a good idea. “What about my ice cream, potato chips, pasta, chocolate…(fill in the blank)..?” Manage Food Cravings With These 10 Tips To help you adopt a healthy eating plan that includes the foods you crave, try these 10 Green Mountain Tips: 1 Think “management” instead of…
  • The Binge Eating Diaries: Dressing for Today

    Jacki Monaco
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Exposing Body Image Issues and their Impact on Binge Eating Jacki Monaco is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about  overcoming binge eating disorder. Her story was featured on CNN.com. I vividly remember being 70 pounds heavier than I am now in long sleeves and long pants… when it was hot as hell outside. I would choose sweating profusely to avoid showing off any of my appendages. Tanktops? With my arms? (“Hello-Goodbye Flabs” I’ve always been fond of calling them). Get out of here. Shorts? With these thunder thighs? Your madness astounds me. I would see girls my age, even women ten…
  • To Reach Your Health Goals, Know Your Destination

    Lisa Claudia Briggs
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Women Who Come to Green Mountain Think They Want One Thing In my classes with the wonderful women that come to Green Mountain each week, it’s clear that they come for one thing. They want to FEEL better. We all want to feel better, don’t we? But what does that even mean to you exactly? My guess is that you know a whole lot more of what you don’t want, don’t like, want no more of, than much about what you do want. Read This Related Article: Celebrate the Journey, Not Merely the DestinationAs with anything you’re trying to reach or create, you really have to know…
  • Fitness Friday: Feeling Booby-Trapped?

    Cindy Bishop
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Finding A Good Athletic Bra Boobs, Boobs, Glorious Boobs! Small ones, large ones, round, oblong and re-constructed ones, boobs with a mind of their own, pointing north and pointing south. Today it’s all about where to find good athletic gear for the girls. Read Related Article: Clothing for Curvy GirlsFinding a good athletic bra that addresses all the mini and major miracles bras are called upon to do can be tricky. I, having bosoms of the bustier variety, need to consider support, support and more support. I can tell you first hand that bras with good support usually mean too many wires,…
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Today’s the Day!

    Jenny
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    It’s hard to believe it, but today my first cookbook – The Nourished Kitchen was published.  After two years of travel to sustainable farms across the country, of thumbing through antique cookbooks and antebellum journals, of testing recipes, and of mountains of dishes, The Nourished Kitchen is finally and resolutely here. It’s exciting to share my joy with you, and am touched by the number of you who supported my work early by preordering copies for yourselves, your family and your friends.  Every time a reader pops onto the Nourished Kitchen Facebook Wall with a photo…
  • We’re Just 4 Days Away (and I need your support)

    Jenny
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    It’s hard to believe it, but as you know, my first cookbook The Nourished Kitchen will be released on in just a few days – on Tuesday, April 15th to be exact.  It has been a wonderfully long process of farms and food and recipes.  And while it’s out in just a few days, you can preorder it now online, or stop by at your local bookstore and order a copy there, too. What I want to share with you today is a need for support.  For the last seven years, I’ve toiled through recipes, shared by journey, and answered your questions on cooking and preparing traditional foods,…
  • Download an 8-Recipe Sample Menu from My New Cookbook

    Jenny
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
      I’m so excited to share something special with you today! I spent the better part of the morning in quiet, and then a knock on the door and 5 boxes full packed tightly with copies of my cookbook - The Nourished Kitchen stood on my doorstep.  I brought them in, away from today’s snow, ready to send them off as thank you gifts to the many people who helped in writing the cookbook. We’re only two weeks away from The Nourished Kitchen‘s official release on April 15th, and you can preorder the book now which  will secure you the very best price (it’s $10…
  • Czarnina: Traditional Polish Duck Blood Soup

    Becca Bober
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    This recipe and charming story come to you from my close friend, Becca.  She visited me recently, and shared her Great-Grandmother’s Czarnina, or traditional Polish Duck Blood Soup.  I asked her to share it with you below.  It’s a lovely soup, faintly sweet and sour, and dotted with dried fruit.  You can learn more about traditional Polish cooking in one of Becca’s favorite cookbooks, Treasured Polish Recipes for Americans. I hope you love it as much as we did.  - Jenny This is an adaptation of my grandmother’s recipe for duck blood soup or czarnina (pronounced…
  • A Look Inside The Nourished Kitchen

    Jenny
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The last few weeks have flown by with visits from friends, and work on The Nourished Kitchen, which is available for preorder now.   And today, I wanted to take the time to share with you some of my favorite images from The Nourished Kitchen - like a little peek inside the cookbook that’s set to arrive in only a few short weeks.   I also have some surprises for you, this week too! And, just before I forget, Amazon has posted the Look Inside! feature for my cookbook, so if you’re curious as to what lies behind the cover of my favorite preserved lemons, you can look inside the…
 
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    HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips

  • Hibiscus Tea: Health Benefits

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    I was in Hong Kong for my Chinese book launch last month. Some days I was working from dusk until midnight, but some days I was quite free to roam in the city. On a scorching hot day, I visited Zen Organics, an organic farm, where the owner served me a cup of hibiscus tea. After drinking a sip, I told myself I had to write about this tea upon my return home. read more
  • Seasonal Eats : Spring Superfoods in BC

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Healthcastle.com) Here at HealthCastle Fraser Valley we know that superfoods don't have to be exotic to be packed with nutrients, and every season brings a new batch to spice up the kitchen. Find out why including in season produce is so important and what to pick  up from the produce aisle this Spring.  read more
  • 4 Grocery Shopping Mistakes To Avoid

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Healthcastle.com) Ever wonder why you don’t have tortillas when you need them for taco night or what possessed you to toss ice cream in to your cart instead of frozen fruit? Do you get stuck grabbing take out a night or two a week because you realized you had no basics in the fridge or were out of milk? Learn the top 4 grocery shopping mistakes even healthy shoppers make and how to avoid below. read more
  • Recipe : Spring Rainbow Salad

    31 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Healthcastle.com) Looking for a stunning salad to bring to a dinner party that is still easy to put together and packed full of flavour and dazzling colour? You’ve come to the right spot. A few basic kitchen tools make quick work of the ingredients and some powerhouse nutrients make it a salad healthy enough to have every single day. read more
  • Nutrition Tips For Running Your First Race

    24 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    (Healthcastle.com) Whether you’ve been running for a few years or just got started, having a plan for nutrition and hydration leading up to, during and after your race can help make the experience a great one. Read on for nutrition tips to create your own customized race plan so you can perform at your peak and recover in no time. read more
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    Nutrition Unplugged

  • Why It’s So Bad to Say ‘I Was Bad’ After Eating

    Janet
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I really applaud  Women’s Health Magazine for their article on food shaming:  Why We’ve Become So Obsessed with Judging Others’ Food Choices — and Our Own by Robin Hilmantel.  I encourage you to check it out.  The article takes a look at why food guilt is so harmful and provides great advice on how to break out of the cycle of judgment. Our obsession with guilt and remorse over food has become so common that the Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer even has a scene about it.  The episode gets a little wacky at the end — and it’s slightly NSFW (not…
  • Miso Makes Its Mark: Could It Be the New Sriracha?

    Janet
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Is it just me, or have you noticed that miso is everywhere these days?  Maybe it’s the fermentation craze. Perhaps it’s the growing popularity of Asian cuisine.  Or maybe it’s just the continual desire for new flavors.  Whatever the case, this ancient ingredient has become a hot new food trend.  That was the topic of my last Trend Spotlight post for Healthy Aperture. Do you know miso?  Basically, miso is fermented soybean paste that’s been mixed with a cultured grain — most commonly barley, rice or rye.  Although for people who need to avoid gluten or…
  • French Lemon Tart Recipe or Tarte au Citron from Paris

    Janet
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    I recently returned from Paris.  Yes, I know that’s geographically boastful.  But I can’t help sharing some of my experiences with you. It was a quick trip — although  I was able to squeeze in a lot of great food and fun in just three days. Certainly, one of the highlights of my trip was the cooking class I took one afternoon at La Cuisine Paris.   I would highly recommend this quaint English-speaking school that sits across the Seine. There was just four of us in the hands-on French pastry class.  We made two classic French pastries:   Tarte au Citron Meringuee and…
  • Read Between The Lines: Not All Health and Fitness Blogs Are Real

    Janet
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:54 pm
    It may look like a blog.  It may seem like a blog.  But it’s not. There’s a big problem going on.  Not sure if you realize. This is happening to a lot of bloggers, but it just burns me up.  My blog posts are regularly picked up by “spam” websites.  These are sites that get all their content from other sources — literally scraping blog posts and putting it up on their own site (which solely exists to sell advertising and promote external links).  Sure, sometimes there’s a small credit line back to the author, but it’s primarily positioned as…
  • What’s Going On With Beets?

    Janet
    9 Mar 2014 | 8:21 am
    Have you noticed that beets are just tearing it up in the food world?   I just adore this deeply hued root vegetable — which is a polarizing player in the produce aisle.  You either love ‘em or hate ‘em. There’s no in between.   But somehow beet lovers are winning.  In a big way. Beet mania started a few years ago. You couldn’t escape the classic beet-goat cheese salad in restaurants (image above: beet salad by jacobjacobjacob).  2011 was declared A Year That Was Good to Beets by NPR.  Now we’ve gone way beyond beet salad — these crimson…
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    Raise Healthy Eaters

  • Broccoli & Red Pepper Stir Fry

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Do you ever find yourself in a vegetable rut? I do.  We gravitate toward salads, roasted veggies, smoothies and raw veggies with dips.  I’ve been wanting to make more stir fries so when I saw this easy recipe on Produce for Better Health, it was a no brainer. This turned out great. The broccoli is really crisp so if you want it softer, just steam it ahead of time or keep it covered for longer.  I know my kids prefer crisp over soggy. What is your favorite way to make veggies? Print Red Pepper & Broccoli Stir Fry Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time: …
  • The Lesson My Children Learn Every Time I Put a Meal on the Table

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. It’s been a tough few weeks. My brother has been in the hospital with a serious health condition, turning my world upside down and draining me of energy. Despite all of this, I still come home and put a meal on the table. Admittedly, these meals are not be my best work and they are not elaborate, but I’m more committed than ever to keeping them up. And the real lesson it’s teaching my kids hit me. The importance of self-care When I make the effort to make meals instead of running to…
  • Monthly Meal Plan (April)

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    April is a special month for a couple of reasons. First, it’s Little D’s birthday. And second, it’s my birthday 3 days after his. I used to think it was good to have my birthday over-shadowed by my kid (getting older blah, blah blah), but now I want my birthday back. So I make a point to celebrate it too. Below is what I’m planning for our month of meals. Each week I look at what I have planned and usually change a few things depending on our schedule. But so far its working great. For more meal planning inspiration, see Org Junkie. What’s Cooking? Monday…
  • Growth With Me Tee Giveaway

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:44 am
    In my last meal plan post, I mentioned a new company called Growth With Me Tee as an idea for non-food related fundraisers. They are now offering to giveaway one of their products to one lucky reader! If you win, you can make one of three choices. First, is a tee customized to your child’s high school graduation year. What you do is take a picture of your child every year in their tee on their first day of school. Each year the tee fits a little better until, well, it fits (and you cry!). And what you are left with is a nice photo-journal of your child’s growth you can always look back on…
  • Does Rewarding Kids to Eat Healthy Backfire? What the Research Says

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:31 am
    Your child agrees to eat some broccoli in return for a sticker.  He knows if he gets enough stickers he can pick out a toy.  Will he keep eating broccoli when the rewards stop?  New research says, well, maybe. Studying the effects of non-food rewards on healthy food acceptance in kids is hot right now.  Doesn’t this go against everything we know (and I teach!) about rewarding kids for eating?  Let’s first look at the research. Research In a 2011 study in Appetite, Lucy Cooke and colleagues reviewed the evidence regarding rewards and food acceptance in children. The first…
 
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    Real Food For Life

  • Plastic Ocean

    Guest Writer
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:04 pm
    I love the Ocean. I am at the beach every day, with very rare absences.  If I could, I would live at the beach, and listen to the lullaby of the waves morning and night.  One of the greatest threats to the health of the Ocean is plastic. Every week, there is more and more […]
  • Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao

    Diana Herrington
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
      I made this for a potluck birthday party a few years ago; it was a favourite.I took all of my favourite pulao ideas and put them together into this one recipe and am happy to say it is the best one I have come up with so far!!!!! This pulao has a unique flavour […]
  • How To Make Ghee

    Randy Fritz
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Ghee has amazing health benefits so it is worth knowing how to make it! When making ghee you are simply heating butter enough so that the milk solids and possible impurities settle to the bottom, while the water in the butter is boiled off. You are left with a delicious pure oil that is ideal […]
  • Stop The Environment Guilt! Easy Solutions For Earth Day

    Guest Writer
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Earth Day often comes guilt about how YOU affect the environment. You are probably genuine in your desire to make a positive difference, yet it can be overwhelming when the changes you are to make include buying a hybrid car or riding a bike to work.  You don’t have to change your whole way of […]
  • Creamy Chickpea and Rice Pie

    Diana Herrington
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
      Creamy Chickpea Pie Filling  Ingredients:  1 onion, chopped 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. coriander 1/4 tsp. cardamom 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas 4 Tbsp. Tahini (light)  Directions: 1. Saute onion, cumin, coriander, and cardamom in a little vegetable oil. 2. Add chickpeas and Tahini. 3. Mix together, adding more water if necessary for a […]
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    AstroNutrition

  • Swedish Bitters Benefits

    AstroNutrition
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Swedish bitters provide a range of health benefits, proving once again that the healthiest compounds often have a terrible taste. Although they don’t taste good, Swedish bitters can regulate stomach acidity for improved digestion, manage blood sugar, support liver function, and boost your immune system. What are Swedish Bitters? read more
  • Barlean’s Flax Oil: The Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil

    AstroNutrition
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Recent studies have shown that the health benefits of flaxseed oil cannot be overstated, and Barlean’s flax oil is one of the highest quality flaxseed products available. Unless you consume enough flaxseed oil with your diet, the range of health benefits of flaxseed oil make Barlean’s flax oil a critical supplement for your overall health. What is Flaxseed Oil? read more
  • Product Focus: Benefits of BioSil by Natural Factors

    AstroNutrition
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Why do young people have such vibrant skin? It’s the collagen, stupid. As we age, the breakdown of collagen throughout our bodies contributes to weakening bones, fragile hair, wrinkled skin, brittle nails, and the destruction of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage, which adds to the poor condition of our aging joints. read more
  • Magnesium Citrate Powder Benefits

    AstroNutrition
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body, supporting the functions of a number of bodily processes and structures. Nearly half of the total magnesium found in the body is contained in the bones and teeth, with the other half found inside the cells of body tissue and organs. read more
  • Product Focus: Oscillococcinum Homeopathic Flu Remedy

    AstroNutrition
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:43 am
    Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy used to treat flu-like symptoms. Developed using the homeopathic method of extreme dilutions, oscillococcinum activates your body’s healing mechanisms to naturally counter symptoms of influenza.What is Homeopathy? read more
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    Dr Bill Dean

  • 12 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm

    Dr Bill Dean
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Have you ever stopped to consider the many approaches that it takes to change something  You may try one thing, then add another and then see if something else may help  At times health is a trial and error process-trying to find the right remedy From an energy perspective this is exactly the way healing occurs  It's just not about just lifestyle choices, not just about nutritional work or the medicines or herbs or yoga therapy and pranayama that are taken or done-it's about all these things that are done that will make a difference in our health This is because the energy…
  • Energy Science and Spirituality: What It Means

    Dr Bill Dean
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:57 pm
    To be spiritual is to be in touch with our senses. Does this sound surprising? In spiritual terms we tend to denigrate the mindbody with its sensations because deep down we believe that the sensual experience has nothing to do with the transcendency of spirituality. But to personally access our soul, our level of spiritual being, we have to use our senses and the easiest way to access the energy field is through our senses and breath. In so doing, we quiet the mindbody. When we quiet the mindbody and the breath, we "drop in" to that universal state of being that we are. This process is a form…
  • Heartburn and Fermented Foods

    Dr Bill Dean
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:21 am
    It's clear that foods can heal but the converse of this statement is also true: Foods can make us sick  But why is it that Molly can eat certain foods and you can't? It has to do with the qualities that increase in Molly and the qualities that increase in you AND which qualities bring about balance for Molly and which cause imbalance for you We are all uniquely different and what brings about the pain of hyperacidity syndrome(HAS) and gastroesophageal reflux(GERD) is different for each of us The bottom line is that once the imbalance of qualities becomes apparent you have to do something…
  • IBS and Debilitating Mucous

    Dr Bill Dean
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:28 pm
    The matter science discipline struggles with the IBS(irritable bowel syndrome) attempting to use pharmaceuticals to manage symptoms but since it doesn't know the origin of disease, pharmaceuticals is the best that it can offer The energy science model relates that the vast majority of disease begins in the GI tract This is why nutrition becomes the first mainstay of therapy Of course it depends on what kind of nutritional advice is given Molecular nutritional advice is at best guess work based on molecular guesswork as the molecular approach doesn't have a holistic approach It's estimated…
  • 8 Mar 2014 | 4:24 pm

    Dr Bill Dean
    8 Mar 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Most of us have gone without food for one reason or another and experienced a very strong appetite as a result. Seems pretty straight forward, doesn't it? Don't eat and we get hungry. But let's examine this process energetically. What happens from an energy perspective. As we volitionally go without food for a period of time, the enzyme system of the gut collectively known as the digestive fire, ramps up since it is not being used by food. This creates increasing appetite since the energy field's transformative energy is increasing and appetite is an expression of the health of the mindbody's…
 
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    Nourishing

  • Why Mom Was Right About Saturated Fats

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

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

    Gina Ryan
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:04 pm
      Binge eating appears quite often in my practice. Anxiety and fear come right on in with the binging causing a lot of stress for the confused person who is starving and gaining weight. I want to share with you how the problem of binge eating presents its-self and how it came to be. When you know how it came into your life you will see the light of how to finally –completely and  permanently free yourself from this painful and damaging cycle of eating. First let’s take a look at what binge eating is not because there are some look a likes that require different attention.
  • Nourishing By Heart’s Recommended Diet For 2014

    Gina Ryan
    2 Jan 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Happy New Year to each and every one of you! This year I have decided to give my own version of a New Year’s Diet. So what is it that I think needs to be lost? It’s not weight, it’s not fat and it is not your hard earned money (of which the weight loss industry was estimated to rake in to the tune of 66 billion in 2013.*) What needs to be lost is the junk the media advertising is feeding it’s readers/viewers. At this time of year weight loss ads will reach a frenzy in magazines, internet ads and television commercials. If you think you may be one who is tempted by…
  • Why Your Dream Matters

    Gina Ryan
    21 Dec 2013 | 4:15 pm
    One of my favorite Health Practitioners, Paul Chek always reminds us to know our dream. To know our dream is the first step in healing and in living a healthy life.  What better time to take a moment to revive or remember our dreams than this darkest time of the year? Yes it is busy, busy and that’s all the more reason to stop for a few moments and remember why we are doing what we are doing. If you don’t like your findings from this mini meditation –rejoice in the uncovering of living on autopilot and make this season about living more authentically.  One of the greatest…
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  • Do Diet Beverages Make You Consume More Calories?

    Dashmeet Kaur
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:15 am
    People who consume diet beverages to lose weight should be aware about the actual effect of those beverages. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that obese adults who drank diet beverages consumed more calories from food than obese or overweight adults who drink regular soda or other sugary beverages. The...Read More
  • Are Gulab Jamuns Healthy?

    Dashmeet Kaur
    14 Mar 2014 | 1:57 am
    Gulab jamun is a milk-solid -based dessert, similar to a dumpling dipped in sugar solution. Like the laddu, it is amongst the most recognised sweets from India and is consumed in every corner of the country. Though the round shape and the name ‘gulab jamun’ is the most commonly used, it is made in different...Read More
  • The Amazing health benefits of Beans

    Voomika Mukherjee
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:34 pm
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  • Hidden Health Benefits of Fiber

    Dashmeet Kaur
    8 Feb 2014 | 12:49 am
    Fiber is also known as Roughage. It is an essential part of a regular balanced diet. There are several health benefits in the consumption of fiber. Daily recommended dietary intake of fibre is 40grams per day. Some of its top potential benefits include: • Blood sugar control: Soluble fiber may help to slow the absorption...Read More
  • Benefits of Vitamin E

    Swati Kapoor
    27 Jan 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin which your body stores and uses as needed. But not adding enough healthy fats to your diet can interfere with the digestion of fat soluble vitamins, resulting in deficiencies. Good sources of vitamin E are nuts, eggs, green leafy vegetables and whole cereals. Vitamin E has many more...Read More
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • Improve Your Marriage with the 7-Minute Marriage Solution

    Richard
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    The last few weeks, I have been spending more focus and energy on improving myself in the family category from Zig Ziglar’s Wheel of Life tool, specifically working on my marriage.  You know how much of a challenge balancing work and personal life becomes in today’s fast paced culture.   Normally, when you hear someone talk about work-life …Continue reading »Related Posts:Start a Morning Ritual and Take the Fork in the RoadDo You Want To Become An Early Riser?3 Tips to Win at Self Negotiation20 Tips to Lower StressTime To Close 2013, So Start 2014 On The Right Foota.A post…
  • A Kettlebell Challenge: 300 Swings a Day

    Richard
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    Back in January it seemed like everyone’s New Year resolution was to do 10,000 kettlebell swings.  It all started from Dan John’s post over on T-Nation.   The challenge was to do 20 workouts in a month that totaled 500 swings per workout.  I was late to the party so I didn’t take up the challenge …Continue reading »Related Posts:Workout Wednesday: Keeping It Simple with Kettlebells and…Workout Wednesday: Always Time for Pull-Ups and Muscle-UpsWorkout Wednesday: Clubbell Hammer Swings and ProgressionsWeekend Pull Up ChallengeWorkout Wednesday: High Intensity…
  • Start a Morning Ritual and Take the Fork in the Road

    Richard
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Last December, I was listening to Dave Asprey interview UJ Ramdas on the Bulletproof Executive Podcast discussing gratitude and the impact on success.  This podcast helped me to pick gratitude as my focus word for 2014.  Life is crazy especially when 100 different things are pulling you in every direction.  I get that. Having a four-year old and two-year old twins just …Continue reading »Related Posts:New New Year’s Resolutions: Pick A WordDo You Want To Become An Early Riser?How Bulletproof Is Your Coffee?Coffee for a Happy Healthy BrainImprove Your Marriage with…
  • Do You Use Gear for Performance Recovery?

    Richard
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:12 am
    Yesterday, Scott Sonnon posted on Facebook “Recovery is King. Technique is Queen. And your transformation is royal heir to the throne.”  I love the quote because being inadequately recovered is probably the biggest stumbling block for you to make progress in your training (and life).  Looking at performance recovery through the Circular Strength Training (CST) lens the focus …Continue reading »Related Posts:20 Tips to Lower StressThe Supplement Battle: Do You Use’em or Lose’em?Recovery: Isn’t It the Same for Everyone?Want to Keep Your Wrists…
  • TacFit at the Arnold Sports Festival

    Richard
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:20 am
    This post is only about a month late, but I wanted to update you on my trip to see Scott Sonnon’s TacFit presentation at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus.  Plus let you knw how far I made it with completing all 26 workouts from the TacFit 26 program.  I am sorry for not posting it …Continue reading »Related Posts:TacFit 26 and Starting the Journey to InstructorTacFit 26 Update: Alpha to Delta WorkoutsTacFit Survival Level 1 DemonstrationWorkout Wednesday: TACFIT Spartan Challenge!Scott Sonnon, My Movement Mentora.A post from: health and fitness
 
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  • Egg-cellent Easter

    steph wheler langdon
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Those who know me, or read my posts, will know that I like to challenge our habits. When it comes to things like holiday weekends, I like to think of new ways to be healthy and still enjoy great food. I know we are fortunate enough to be invited for two family meals this weekend and I'm sure there will be some chocolate around. I'm also counting on some warmer weather, so that we can get outside and enjoy the fresh spring air.Easter doesn't have to just be a feast and loads of chocolate or jelly beans. It can be a time to celebrate spring vegetables and fruit with new recipes. Or a chance to…
  • Petite Personal Patties {Recipe Redux}

    steph wheler langdon
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:26 am
    It's March 21, so that means time for the monthly Recipe Redux challenge! This month's theme was A Play on Patties: While St. Patty’s Day will be over by the time The Recipe ReDux rolls around this month, we’re celebrating the ‘patty’ all month long. Think healthy tuna burgers, potato patties, or veggie stacks. As usual, I wanted to create a dish using quite a few vegetables and I also like playing around with legumes since I know many people are unsure what to do with them in the kitchen. I also decided to try a new take on the traditional burger in a bunaccompanied by fries.
  • Simply Cook and Enjoy!

    steph wheler langdon
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:33 am
    We're almost half way through Nutrition Month, so I figured I should do a quick post. I've been keeping busy helping with our Saskatchewan Nutrition Month Committee's social media this year, so please check out our facebook page (and like us as we aim for 1000 likes this year!) or follow on twitter to get tips, recipes, videos, etc. until March 31, 2014. Dietitians of Canada (DC) also has resources and videos, as well as a page dedicated to this year's theme which focuses on food skills and preparation. A new tool that came out in time for Nutrition Month, but will be available all year, is…
  • Courage & Change - A Reflection

    steph wheler langdon
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Last week I attended a local screening of LUNAFest - short films by, for, about Women.  Our local theatre was full of women of all shapes, sizes, and ages - it was so great to see! Since Saturday was international women's day, it was fabulous to be in a room full of women celebrating women. The event consisted of 9 short films, all of which had great messaging and emotion coming through. A few of them stood out a bit more or spoke to me on a deeper level.Granny's Got Game - having been an athlete most of my life and knowing senior/master level athletes, this one hit home because I…
  • Love Yourself

    steph wheler langdon
    26 Feb 2014 | 12:35 pm
    I tend to associate love with hearts, and when I'm having fun in the kitchen, that means doing things like cutting cherry tomatoes into hearts to fit with the theme of Heart Month. Since February (Heart Month) is almost over, I was asked to come on CTV Morning Live Saskatoon for two segments on heart healthy eating. I think it's a great lead in to our Nutrition Month (March) theme of Simply Cook and Enjoy that encourages people to cook more at home.In case you missed it this morning, I wanted to share a summary so you can treat your heart well (and love yourself in the process).Jeremy Dodge…
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    The Healthy Home Economist

  • Five Steps to Heal IBS Naturally

    Craig Fear, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
    As a certified Nutritional Therapist who specializes in digestive issues, I was recently asked to appear on a local TV show and talk about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional bowel disorder that is becoming increasingly common, if not epidemic, in our society. IBS is becoming so common that you probably know someone who suffers with it.  About  10-15% of Americans are diagnosed with IBS though the majority don’t seek help for it.  They just learn to live with it. The great news is that there’s a lot you can do to help relieve the symptoms of IBS naturally with food. In my…
  • Pollen is Not The Problem

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    Spring has sprung in full force in my neck of the woods, and wow, is the pollen ever thick! Sounds of people sneezing and blowing their nose fill the pollen laden air with boxes of tissue flying off the shelves fast and furious in pharmacies all across town. While pollen does indeed make you sneeze if you get a noseful of it, is it really necessary to dread spring every single year knowing that Visine and allergy meds will be your constant companion to deal with watery eyes and congestion for at least a month or two?  Is this something you just have to resign yourself to and live with?
  • Giveaway! Autographed Copy of The Nourished Kitchen Cookbook

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    I am so excited to announce that tomorrow is the release date of a cookbook that anyone who values the time tested principles of Traditional Cooking will want to have on hand in the home library: The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Jenny McGruther, food blogger and soon to be award winning, best selling author, took two full years to write this cookbook.  I chatted with Jenny frequently throughout that time, and this cookbook she has produced is nothing short of a gift to humankind and in particular, mothers who wish to raise healthy children in a…
  • Dutch Parliament Bans Roundup, France and Brazil to Follow

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    The dominoes are starting to fall. The evidence damning glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, the world’s number one herbicide for weed control, has become too enormous to ignore. While it won’t kill you immediately as demonstrated by foolish Monsanto reps who have been known to drink Roundup in product demonstrations to convince unwitting farmers to use it, the long term effects to health are nothing short of devastating.(...)Read the rest of Dutch Parliament Bans Roundup, France and Brazil to Follow (678 words) © Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist for The Healthy Home…
  • Signs That Gluten is Causing Your Child’s Dental Problems

    Dr. Sylvia Onusic
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    By Dr. Sylvia Onusic Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disease, not a food allergy, which affects infants, children and adults and results in a permanent intolerance to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Celiac disease is a common disorder and about 1% or more of North Americans may develop it and it can occur at any age. With celiac progression, there is increasing damage to the villi of the small intestine, which are responsible for uptake of nutrients, leading to nutrient- related diseases such as osteoporosis, malabsorption syndromes, anemia, even lymphoma and other cancers.
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    Food Confidence

  • Why Do I Eat Clean?

    Danielle Omar
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Last month I finished copy edits on my first cook book – Skinny Juices, 101 Juice Recipes for Detox and Weight Loss (coming out in June!). This week I’ve been busy prepping for the launch of  my sixth group detox program. So detox is on my mind! But more specifically, toxins. Mostly because I keep seeing quotes and stories online suggesting that toxins are not something we really need to be worrying about. This is really upsetting for one because it’s misleading. But mainly because it’s just not helpful. I write a lot about eating clean, but I don’t really…
  • {recipe} Black Bean Pasta With Olives & Cauliflower

    Danielle Omar
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    I found this black bean spaghetti at Costco. Surprisingly, it’s organic, gluten-free and pretty much clean eats. There are only 2 ingredients: black beans and water. Can’t get much cleaner than that, right? How does it taste? I was thinking that, too. So much so I never thought I would actually make this pasta. I have a few of those items in my pantry, stuff that looks interesting in the store, but I never feel inspired to actually cook. But tonight, I got adventurous. I figured you can’t go wrong with pasta, right? I approached this challenge the same way I would any pasta…
  • {recipe} Green Papaya and Carrot Salad

    Danielle Omar
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Have you ever had green papaya? If you’ve ever eaten at a Thai restaurant, you probably have. Green papaya is actually just unripened papaya. It has a super mild, almost tasteless flavor that becomes sweet and crispy once it’s massaged with dressing. Ryan and I made this Thai-inspired salad at our Detox Kitchen cooking class last month and I’ve been making it ever since. So clean and refreshing, it’s such a great way to celebrate the spring! I love the fact that you can make it your own by adding in anything you have on hand. I’ve thrown in chopped jicama,…
  • Sweet Apricot & Almond Granola

    Danielle Omar
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I’ve never made granola before. Not sure why, I just never thought I would like it. I had no idea I was totally missing out. I made this apricot granola as a request from the hubby, who was mesmerized by Bobby Flay whipping some up on The Food Network. He only recorded the last 5 minutes of the episode, but I saw just enough to take a stab at it. What you’re seeing here is attempt number two. The first batch started off really lovely going in…I used my cereal swag as the base, thinking that the currants and goji berries would go great with the apricot. Yeah…that…
  • Apricot Orange Energy Bars

    Danielle Omar
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    This weekend I did some snack prep! Much more fun than dinner prep, right? I had some dried apricots that needed using and settled on these apricoty, orangey pecan and almond bars with a sinful orange icing. I’m eating one right now with some tea, and it’s quite the perfect breakfast. Not too sweet, not too nutty…with just a bit of orange accent. I adapted the recipe from Elana’s Pantry. I’m not one to bake, and especially to bake energy bars (raw is my go-to for snack bars) but these were so simple I will definitely make them again. I can easily use different…
 
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    Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD

  • The Bizarre Question That Could Change Your Life

    Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 pm
    What if I asked you a bizarre question that could change your life?   Intrigued?   Well, good. That would just reassure you that you’re ready for a change-;)   A new way of waking up every day.   A new sense of self.   A healthier, happier, more confident you.   Bottom line: you’re Read the full article...
  • How to Get What You Need

    Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:16 pm
      You want more.   Maybe you’re looking to: Be happier in your relationship Feel more appreciated in your friendships Do more fulfilling work End the negative self-talk Find more peace in your day Nourish yourself with real foods Move your body more Take time to breathe   Any of this ring a bell?   Read the full article...
  • 5 Meditation Apps that Really Work

    Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD
    10 Mar 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Mediation is a powerful tool. Research shows it helps decrease anxiety, improves sleep, betters our sense of self, and helps mindfulness transcend into our every day, amongst many other benefits. You can see more  here. Yet, without a proper introduction, mediation may seem a little “woo woo,” foreign, and something only hippies do. I beg Read the full article...
  • 5 Things I’ve Learned as a Weight Loss Coach

    Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD
    7 Mar 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Entering the field of weight loss, I believed weight loss to be about food. Some aspects of the mind, yes–but mostly about the food. Well into the field of weight loss, nutrition and wellness, a few hundred clients and years later, I see it’s  about the mind. Some aspects of food, of course–but mostly about Read the full article...
  • 7 Things to Forgive Yourself for to Feel Good Again

    Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD
    18 Feb 2014 | 4:16 pm
    There are things we don’t even know that hold us back. They hold us back because we feel bad about them.  Sometimes they hold us back because we feel bad about feeling bad about them … or even thinking them.   If you find yourself: Obsessing about a situation Thinking how things would be different Read the full article...
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    Laurel On Health Food

  • Mango Fried Rice

    Laurel
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    It must be mango season because everywhere I look mangoes are on sale in stores. It’s a welcome time of year for me because this buttery tropical fruit is so versatile and fun to use in recipes. Mangoes are delicious in smoothies, I cut them up and add to breakfast granola, and I also love [...]Mango Fried Rice is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • MESTRENGTH Review and Giveaway

    Laurel
    8 Mar 2014 | 5:23 pm
    As you probably know by now, I love to work out. Fitness is definitely a big part of my life. I teach barre fitness classes part-time and you can find me in some type of workout or dance class about 6 days a week. I love the strength, mental clarity, energy, and stress relief I [...]MESTRENGTH Review and Giveaway is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Van’s Natural Foods Review and Giveaway

    Laurel
    22 Feb 2014 | 7:15 pm
    We all know it’s best to rely on all natural whole foods for the majority of our daily meals. But, I find it’s key to my success to have a few healthier “grab and go” store-bought products I can stash at my desk, keep in my snack cabinet at home, or throw in my huge [...]Van’s Natural Foods Review and Giveaway is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Baked Potatoes with Curried Veggies

    Laurel
    22 Feb 2014 | 5:41 pm
    It’s no secret that the northeast U.S. has experienced one helluva winter this year. We’ve had tons of snow, freezing temps, and not much sunshine. When it’s cold out I find myself reaching for comfort foods like soups, stews, and anything that’s warm and filling. I’ve made baked potatoes with chili toppings and a savory [...]Baked Potatoes with Curried Veggies is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
  • Healing Turmeric Juice

    Laurel
    22 Feb 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Cold and flu season is in full swing and I feel like I’m dodging it left and right. So far I haven’t been sick any time this winter, and I have an sneaking suspicion it’s not pure luck. The last few months I’ve really focused on putting my needs first. While it certainly doesn’t go [...]Healing Turmeric Juice is a post from: Laurel On Health Food
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  • Midwest Book Review looks as LZX Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power

    LZX Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    We want to thank Midwest Book Review! Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power Learning ZoneXpress 667 East Vine Street Owatonna, MN 55060 $79.95 www.learningzonexpress.com  An educational DVD for all ages, Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power teaches viewers about the health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables. Divided into brief segments suitable for homeroom viewing, Fruits and Vegetables emphasizes the importance of good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle. The DVD tracks are “Why eat fruit and vegetables” (7:13), “How much do I need?” (3:55), “How…
  • Movie Monday: Meet the Garden Heroes Learning to Love Fruit and Vegetables

    LZX Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Meet the Garden Heroes Learning to Love Fruit and Vegetables Do you know about the Garden Heroes? They are plush toys — stuffed fruit and vegetables that promote a love of fruit and vegetables. Increases opportunities for children to taste and eat fruits and vegetables Provides hands-on experiences with fruits and vegetables Creates a supportive environment to eat fruits and vegetables Presents role models who eat fruits and vegetables Connects classroom activities with home environments In this video, Learning ZoneXpress’ Maureen Lyons introduces educators and students to Garden…
  • New Product Announcement: Money Smart DVD

    LZX Team
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Learning ZoneXpress is pleased to unveil one of our newest education nutrition products – Money Smart DVD Make “cents” of your finances! How do you money and what do you need to know to get a financial advantage? Make dollars and cents of your money now so you build financial security for your future starting today. Money Smart features financial and business professionals sharing their knowledge and insight into all aspects of money to impart to viewers what they need to know about their finances through short segments, including: Earning – Understanding your paycheck (3:14)…
  • Youth Education Programs Funded

    LZX Team
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Brought to us by our friends at GrantStation... Youth Education Programs Funded American Honda Foundation The American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation’s primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; the environment; job training; and literacy. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000. The annual application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Visit the…
  • Movie Monday: MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board

    LZX Team
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board One of our hottest selling items last summer was our MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board. It displays your daily lunch and breakfast menus categorized by food group segments of MyPlate! It’s an easy infographic to take in, understand and internalize and because of that it helps kids “get it” and leads to better choices! The colorful MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board is coated with dry erase laminate and mounted on PVC board with grommets in the upper corners for easy hanging. This lightweight material makes it easy to change up location. The menu board is a…
 
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • Channeling Kris Carr: When Should You Cut Out Your Cup of Coffee?

    Jonathan Bechtel
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    I recently read an article about drinking coffee by Kris Carr. It was pretty good, but there were a few parts that weren't so good. Bad? No. That's being a bit too strong. But there were some inaccuracies. And hey, if you're anything like me you love a morning cup of jo. So let's get the story straight about coffee shall we? Channeling Kris Carr: When Should You Cut Out Your Cup of Coffee? is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Building Your Brand Affordably: When and When Not to Private Label

    Jonathan Bechtel
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:28 pm
    If you're starting a supplement company, is it possible to shrink startup costs from $20,000 to $500 and take label design, insurance, and order handling off your tab? Yes, if you're willing to make a crucial trade off.Building Your Brand Affordably: When and When Not to Private Label is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • The Ins and Outs of Weight Loss Supplements – And Why You Shouldn’t Take Them

    Jonathan Bechtel
    15 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Weight loss supplements won't help you lose weight. At least not very much. Could they still be useful? Sure, depending on what you buy. At worst they're inert, and at best some of their ingredients are extremely helpful, albeit over advertised. Here's a useful guide for navigating the waters. The Ins and Outs of Weight Loss Supplements – And Why You Shouldn’t Take Them is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • The Parasite Action Plan – Why Being Clean Makes You Sick

    Jonathan Bechtel
    9 Mar 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The arc of our daily lives has evolved to systematically remove pathogens of all sorts from our environment. It's resulted in the removal of many diseases that have been a blight on humanity. But their removal has created one gigantic curiosity. Autoimmune disorders started popping up right around the same time. Is that an accident? The Parasite Action Plan – Why Being Clean Makes You Sick is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • The Key to Fighting Cancer? Knowing What Makes A Cancer Cell Tick.

    Jonathan Bechtel
    2 Mar 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Much like cholesterol, cancer is a commonly confused term. The big misunderstanding is that it's not a monolithic disease like polio, or hepatitis that has a well defined cause. Cancer's like a grab bag of 10,000 different abnormalities that result in irregular cell growth. But they do all have one thing in common.The Key to Fighting Cancer? Knowing What Makes A Cancer Cell Tick. is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
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  • Midwest Book Review looks as LZX Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power

    LZX Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:42 pm
    We want to thank Midwest Book Review! Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power Learning ZoneXpress 667 East Vine Street Owatonna, MN 55060 $79.95 www.learningzonexpress.com  An educational DVD for all ages, Fruit & Vegetables: Color Power teaches viewers about the health benefits of consuming fruits and vegetables. Divided into brief segments suitable for homeroom viewing, Fruits and Vegetables emphasizes the importance of good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle. The DVD tracks are “Why eat fruit and vegetables” (7:13), “How much do I need?” (3:55), “How…
  • Movie Monday: Meet the Garden Heroes Learning to Love Fruit and Vegetables

    LZX Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    Meet the Garden Heroes Learning to Love Fruit and Vegetables Do you know about the Garden Heroes? They are plush toys — stuffed fruit and vegetables that promote a love of fruit and vegetables. Increases opportunities for children to taste and eat fruits and vegetables Provides hands-on experiences with fruits and vegetables Creates a supportive environment to eat fruits and vegetables Presents role models who eat fruits and vegetables Connects classroom activities with home environments In this video, Learning ZoneXpress’ Maureen Lyons introduces educators and students to Garden…
  • New Product Announcement: Money Smart DVD

    LZX Team
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Learning ZoneXpress is pleased to unveil one of our newest education nutrition products – Money Smart DVD Make “cents” of your finances! How do you money and what do you need to know to get a financial advantage? Make dollars and cents of your money now so you build financial security for your future starting today. Money Smart features financial and business professionals sharing their knowledge and insight into all aspects of money to impart to viewers what they need to know about their finances through short segments, including: Earning – Understanding your paycheck (3:14)…
  • Youth Education Programs Funded

    LZX Team
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    Brought to us by our friends at GrantStation... Youth Education Programs Funded American Honda Foundation The American Honda Foundation supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions nationwide that address the areas of youth and scientific education. The Foundation’s primary funding priority is youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; the environment; job training; and literacy. Grants range from $20,000 to $75,000. The annual application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. Visit the…
  • Movie Monday: MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board

    LZX Team
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board One of our hottest selling items last summer was our MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board. It displays your daily lunch and breakfast menus categorized by food group segments of MyPlate! It’s an easy infographic to take in, understand and internalize and because of that it helps kids “get it” and leads to better choices! The colorful MyPlate Dry Erase Menu Board is coated with dry erase laminate and mounted on PVC board with grommets in the upper corners for easy hanging. This lightweight material makes it easy to change up location. The menu board is a…
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    Ashworth College Community : Blog List - Nutrition-Fitness-Exercise Group

  • Spring Cleaning: The Cabinet Raid

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Out with the old and in with the new!  There is something to be said about spring cleaning and clearing out the clutter. Often times, our homes become a dumping ground for all the things collected over time.  The same can be said for our bodies. Over the years, we may have become less active or let life’s responsibilities get in the way of our health and the pounds may have packed on.     Before you start your home spring cleaning, do you have a plan?  I am sure you do! So  why not implement the same with your body and life.  Take time to…
  • Whats the best? Fresh Vs. Store Bought

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:38 am
    What do you prefer? Fresh eggs or store bought? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-xdrJJ4TBTnH2yzCtW_2g
  • The benefits of eating fresh are?

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    Fresh eggs, i have been told, are so delicious that the store bought vareity will never taste good again. Who knew that the diet of the animals we eat had such an impact on our health and the taste as well. It has been said that farm raised hens lay healthier, fresher, and tastier eggs, leading to a better overall wellbeing. And, they start out as the most adorable creatures on earth: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-xdrJJ4TBTnH2yzCtW_2g
  • Starting my Personal trainer certification

    28 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    I'm exited by my journey of new fitness with my personal training degree. I have used Advocare for 14 years and have helped a lot of my family and friends lose weight, but for substained results its important to have a strong fitness plan. I am exited that I will be able to have something else to offer them in addition to the good nutrition. I also plan on getting my nutrition certification as well. I have been a restaurant and retail manager for years, but health has long been my love..I can't wait to learn everything I need to know to help others even more.
  • Fresh eggs

    25 Mar 2014 | 7:21 am
    Going healthy with some hens to give us fresh eggs. They're just cute little chicks for now https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9-xdrJJ4TBTnH2yzCtW_2g
 
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    AM Dietetics

  • Nikki's Chocolate Cupcakes - and they're dairy free, egg free and Vegan!

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

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    18 Feb 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Looking after your children’s health is pretty high on the agenda for most parents. Lately, I’ve seen and spoken to a lot of parents who are on the hunt for healthier snack and drink options. Trying to reduce sugar is the main aim; for overall health and for the protection of those little teeth. Have you ever bought a “no added sugar” drink, thinking it is a better option for dental health? Well I’m sorry to say these are just as bad as the sugar laden drinks.
  • Testimonials? [2]

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    13 Jan 2014 | 7:48 pm
    A few people have been asking me if I have any testimonials to share. It’s nice for people to see testimonials and success stories and to see happy customers share their journeys. I have some great ones share but did you know that it’s actually against the DAA’s (Dietitian’s Association of Australia) code of conduct and ethics to use testimonials to advertise Dietetic services?
  • Happy New Year from AM Dietetics

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    1 Jan 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Well it’s better late than never as we have already had one whole day of 2014. Have you decided on any resolutions? Does anyone ever keep these? Here in the AM Dietetics household, we are’t doing resolutions but we are making a few changes that we know are realistic and will be long lasting.
  • Let's keep it Real people.

    Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD
    18 Dec 2013 | 6:15 pm
    I’ve been having a look at a few food blogs, Instagram posts, tweets and recipes lately. Okay, yes, all the time if I’m honest. There seems to be a common thread which I’m starting to wonder about. A lot of these meals/recipes/shakes and “potions” seem to often have a “superfood” ingredient. Mmm, let’s make a maca powder chia protein shake or a “green- powder” bowl with acai berries. Or maybe I could go for some coconut powder mixed with a scoop of protein in a high energy ball.
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    Kale University

  • Get Political! Inhumane Practices Are Not Just A Vegan Issue

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

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

    Roland Regos
    1 Mar 2014 | 6:35 pm
    As a practicing vegan, it’s not often that you have reason to celebrate news out of the fast food industry. The ever popular Mexican fast food chain Chipotle has given the veggie-vegan community a reason to raise a collective eye brow. For the first time in its 20 year history, Chipotle is making a big change to its menu — by adding tofu. After a year-long testing period, the chain will roll out Sofritas, the official name for the shredded organic tofu braised with poblanos, chipotle chiles, and spices, in its restaurants nationwide. All the ingredients (particularly the tofu) are…
  • Savory & Smart – A Guide to Salt

    Roland Regos
    29 Jan 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Using cooking salt in the kitchen is part of an age-old tradition in the culinary process. It’s often one of the first spices off the rack, and a particularly crucial one in balancing flavor for any meal. Did you know that the application of salt has played a valuable role in the development of human civilization throughout history? That’s right! When you wield that salt shaker, you join the ranks of Egyptian Pharaohs, Phoenician sailors, Roman Legionnaires, traders, merchants, and monarchs from every corner of the earth. Whether it’s your bargaining chip (as the word “salary”…
  • 100 Days of Self-Esteem

    Suzanne Turner
    22 Jan 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Give Yourself Love For the Next 100 Days! I love watching The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss because the trainers Bob, Dolvett and Jillian and Chris Powell take people from a mental and physical state of depression and defeat and push them straight to the top of their potential in less than a year. There are thousands of people every day who work on their own to conquer or master something through sheer practice and consistency. One such inspirational story is told in the recent film Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, in which Joe Cross decides to drink only fresh juice for 60 days and…
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    Jae Berman Nutrition

  • The Spicy Jew

    JBNUT
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Today is the start of the Jewish holiday, Passover. It is one of my favorites, mainly due to the beautiful symbolism around food. An important story is told and we eat a delicious meal full of meaning.  One of these foods is horseradish. These “bitter herbs” are to remind Jews of the bitter times endured as slaves in Egypt. My father makes a legit, homemade horseradish every year. It is more of a clear-your-sinuses-and-make-you-cry version, but, it is quite tasty. Funnily enough, I have been going through a bit of a horseradish phase these last few weeks. I bought it for no…
  • The truth is in the label…

    JBNUT
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    Finally….a step forward in understanding what we are eating.The infamous “food label” is hopefully getting a much needed makeover. So many of my clients look at food labels as if it is written in stone…they believe every piece of information on there. The problem is it is so confusing and difficult to interpret, that I often recommend not looking at the label at all.    I may change my view. The new label would have portion sizes that are comparable to what we really eat, larger font for calorie counts, a separate row for added sugars (vs naturally occurring…
  • Try not to laugh at me…

    JBNUT
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    Last week, I was teaching my lovely study participants at Stanford and we were talking about properly fueling pre and post workout. Many participants were sharing how they don’t know what to eat before or after exercise and one woman asked me to share my morning. I told her I had some plain yogurt and a banana before my morning run and then when I got home, I had two eggs over lentils and butternut squash with some tahini sauce for breakfast. Two folks started laughing right in my face, most of the room looked at me like I was insane and the other said, “Well that is totally…
  • Cook breakfast while you sleep

    JBNUT
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:59 pm
    This is just too perfect I had to share. Don’t have time in the morning to make breakfast? Do this the night before and start your morning off right. Yum! And so quick and easy! Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. It jump starts your metabolism, gets your brain working, allows you to start burning fat, lowers stress hormones, balances your mood and helps decrease cravings. A no brainer. Remember to get protein and carbohydrates in to make a balanced breakfast. So add proteins such as yogurt, milk, nuts or nut butter to your overnight oats. Or hard boil some…
  • Catch it before it catches you

    JBNUT
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Your alarm goes off way too early in the morning.…you snooze a few too many extra minutes…you rush out the door and grab a banana….get some coffee on the way to the office, work comes full of meetings…and then a few too many calls…you make it to lunch at 1pm and you grab a healthy salad with some chicken, no bread so you avoid those “fattening” carbs….afternoon continues with more emails/calls/meetings…. It is 4pm now and you are hangry – that mix of hungry and angry that is not cute. You are craving cookies, coffee, sweets, but you stay…
 
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    Healthy Crush

  • 2 Rules For Making Powerful Requests

    jenny sansouci
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    My writing brain won’t let me sleep lately. It’s seriously the weirdest. I’ve been waking up at odd hours with blog ideas and once the idea starts writing itself…forget it, there will be no falling back asleep, no matter what time it is. I like sleeping, a lot, but I’m rolling with this for now because I’m certainly not always in this mode. Plus, if I press “publish” on a blog while my sleep mask is still pulled up on my forehead…that just makes me feel extra happy. Like yo, I don’t even have time to take this thing fully off my…
  • 3 Tools To Help You Live A More Epic Life

    jenny sansouci
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Today is the official launch day of my dear friend Gabby’s new book, Miracles Now!!! I’ve been very lucky to have had a copy in my hands for awhile now, so I’ve been able to spend some real quality time with it. She knows I love all of her books, but I can honestly say this one is like the perfect trusty companion — you can flip open to any page and use that tool to lift your energy immediately. This book is a freaking gift to humanity, people!!! (And I may or may not be mentioned in tool #55 in the book…so that’s reason enough alone to get it). Tee heeeee!
  • How I Got Started Blogging As A Business

    jenny sansouci
    5 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    I get emails with this question almost every single day: “Can you tell me your story, how you got started?” Admittedly, these emails usually go unanswered. Not because I don’t want to get back to you. It’s just that for a blogger, I’m rarely actually at my computer. (I take certain things a little too literally). So I figured it might be nice to write out a little play-by-play. I got super emo even thinking about writing this, because the journey has been long and insane and magical. And it’s just beginning, which blows my mind. So here goes. This is the…
  • Why I’m Doing A Whole30

    jenny sansouci
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Hey curious cats!! Today I’m officially starting another Whole30. Recently I decided I wasn’t gonna “go on a specific eating plan” for awhile, and just wing it, but ugh, I’m such a sucker for a good detox, and just thinking about challenging myself makes my blood boil with excitement. Can’t help it. I just love it. So what is the Whole30? It’s basically a strict paleo plan where for 30 days, you eliminate all sugar, sweeteners, grains, beans/legumes, dairy, alcohol, and anything processed. Oh, and the biggest kicker – no…
  • When We Cross Our Own Boundaries

    jenny sansouci
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:27 pm
    “You make boundaries you’d never dream to cross And if you happen to, you wake completely lost.” -Missy Higgins Give me rules. Give me boundaries. I’ll happily break them. With a smile. Probably a laugh. But if I cross my own boundaries? Oh, FORGET IT. Fast forward to the scene where I dive deep into a bottomless cavern of self-judgement. We all set boundaries for different reasons. You hear about people’s boundaries every day. “I don’t drink.” “I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 12.” “I’m a recovering drug addict…
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    Eat Out, Eat Well

  • A Combination Easter Basket and Table Decoration

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    I spotted these mason jar and candy combos today. I’m always on the lookout not just for good, healthy food –  but also for anything that accompanies food that potentially makes it taste better and also might make the dining experience more enjoyable. These mason jar and candy combinations fit into the second category and made me, and lots of others, smile. They’re really inexpensive to make and can easily serve as both Easter “baskets” as well as great centerpieces for your holiday table. The tulips and Peeps are so awesome that I wasn’t the only one…
  • Guess How Many Calories Are In Your Favorite Chocolate Bunnies and Eggs!

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    Easter bunnies made of chocolate aren’t really that old a tradition, having been born in Germany in the 1800’s. Although other types of Easter candy like Peeps, jellybeans, and Cadbury eggs are extremely popular, the National Confectioners Association says that on Easter children head for chocolate Easter bunnies first. Adults probably do, too. Chocolate Easter eggs are even younger than the chocolate bunnies.  John Cadbury made the first French eating chocolate in 1842, but the first Cadbury Easter eggs didn’t arrive until 1875 and were a far cry from today’s Cadbury Crème egg. Now…
  • Jelly Beans: Little Nuggets of Sweetness

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Do you think a bag of jellybeans should come with a warning label:  “STOP NOW or you’ll keep eating until they’re gone?” It’s pretty darn hard not to love those little nuggets of sweetness that come in multitudes of colors and flavors and get stuck in your teeth! Americans eat 16 billion jellybeans at Easter – if they were lined up end to end they would circle the earth nearly three times. Where Did Jellybeans Come From? The gummy insides of jellybeans are thought to have originated from the centuries old treat, Turkish Delight. Jellybean outsides are just like the colored hard…
  • Marshmallow PEEPS: Fluorescent Squishiness You Either Love or Hate

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    If you have a thing for the fluorescentmarshmallow bunnies and chicksthat were hatched over 50 years ago, you’re not alone. They got their name – PEEPS — because they were originally modeled after the yellow chick. Every year, PEEPS are the subject of lots of design contests (you’d be amazed what you can make out of peeps) and scientific experiments (some claim them to be indestructible). Just Born, the parent company of PEEPS, claims to produce enough PEEPS in one year to circle the Earth twice. Their website even boasts a fan club and a section for recipes. Millions of Peeps…
  • Stopping For Some Fast Food? Here Are Some Calorie Saving Tips

    Penny Klatell, PhD, RN
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:35 am
    Are you too busy to cook and figure, “What the heck, I’ll just grab something quick?”  What’s quick: mostly diner food, pizza, donuts, and just about any kind of fast food: basically, cheap calories and a whole lot of fat and carbs?  Slick marketing, convenience, and cheap calories really push you to order the “value meal” or to ‘supersize.” There are some easy small changes you can make that won’t drastically change your meal. They don’t focus on skipping dessert or having a cup of broth instead of a burger, but rather on choosing to make slight alterations in what you…
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    Hydration and Nutrition Experts

  • Jessica Vall. Portrait of a young champion

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Recuperat-ion Hydrasport helps the young swimmer Jessica Vall in her progress. In the middle of the Europeans 2014 preparation, which will take place in Berlin next summer, we wanted to know more about this athlete from Barcelona. Surname: Vall MonteroName: JessicaDate of birth: 22-11-1988Town of origin: BarcelonaTown of residence: BarcelonaFavorite discipline: 200 m Breaststrokefavorite workout: Long with low intensity Worst workout: Hight intensity workouts with intervalFacebook:JessicaTwitter: JessicaVallMo¿When and how did you start swimming I started when I was 6 years old.
  • February offer : try Recuperat-ion for free!

    19 Feb 2014 | 3:56 am
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  • Carla Suarez hydration choice : Hydrasport

    5 Feb 2014 | 3:45 am
    Carla Suarez is currently the best spanish player on the WTA Tour (17th rank at the end of January). This season, Hydrasport will be the sports drink used by this great player to help her with nutrition and hydration matters. We wanted to know a bit more about her.- At what age did you start playing tennis?I began playing tennis when I was 9 or 10 years old, in Gran Canaria.- Did you always want to be a professional player?My love of tennis grew as I got older, but I didn't have any idea of going pro, I just played for fun. However, when I was 15-16 I decided I wanted to be a professional…
  • Sexual Life Improvement and Nutrition Influence

    31 Dec 2013 | 4:58 am
    We haved interviewed Md. Fernanda Pereza Godoy, urologist and Susana Cañellas, psycologist. Both specialists in sexologyn they explain us the aim of the Climax project, as the influence of nutrition in our sexual life.Can you explain what the Climax Project is all about?The Climax Project is a series of seminars that we have run in various cities with the aim of providing information about anything and everything relating to sexuality, in a serious and scientific manner. It is also a chance to get support and advice about any doubts, unease, dissatisfaction or unhappiness relating to sex.The…
  • Winter Training Tips by Isabelle Ferrer

    5 Dec 2013 | 4:54 am
    She's one of the best French long distance triathletes, but she's also a fitness specialist. In broad Winter preparation after a broken 2013 season due to a serious back surgery Isabelle Ferrer gives us some clues to attack 2014. How do you train in winter?In winter I like to do cyclo-cross, cross (Regional’s till France Championship), muscle-building, home-trainer, running belt, and lots of swimming!What exercises do you recommend for this period of the year?I recommend exercises that build up physical qualities.TAs well it's necessary to work the strength with short series…
 
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    Liz Pearson

  • Music, Meditation and True Serenity

    Liz Pearson
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Meditation can transform your life in a powerful way. Many people, however, find it difficult to meditate, especially in the beginning. For me, music really makes a difference. Playing soft, low music helps me to get and stay in a more peaceful and connected state. Here are six songs I use regularly when meditating (all of them are available on iTunes): Song: A Call of Compassion to Humanity Artist: Nawang Khechog Album: Music as Medicine Song: Sacred River Artist: Gandalf Album: Sacred River Song: Quietude Artist: Peter Kater & Carlos Nakai Album: Migration Song: The Island Artist:…
  • Spiced Brown Rice with Apple & Dried Cranberries

    Liz Pearson
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    If you want a delicious way to dress up whole grain brown rice, here it is!This recipe features antioxidant rich all-stars, including a Granny Smith apple (with the skin on, of course!) and dried red cranberries.The spices give this dish a great flavour boost and potent health protection too.Enjoy! Serves 5 to 6 (makes about 5 ½ cups)  Ingredients: 1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil 1 small red onion, diced 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon 1 tsp (5 mL) turmeric 1 cup (250 mL) brown rice (uncooked) 2 ¼ cups (560 mL) no salt added chicken broth ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt 1 Granny Smith…
  • No Small Talk, Just Big Talk!

    Liz Pearson
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:59 pm
    A few weeks ago I attended a three day self-development workshop.It was exceptional.One of the workshop rules was “no small talk at any time” including at lunchtime and during breaks.This meant no talking about the weather, the traffic or what I ate for breakfast that day.All conversations had to be meaningful and deep.I talked about things like what I felt, what I yearned for and where I struggled most.It was a challenging rule for many.Small talk is easy and safe.Exposing your inner world is scary.It requires real courage and vulnerability.Who you are on the inside can be very different…
  • Avoid These Foods If You Care About Your Health

    Liz Pearson
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The food and restaurant industry is incredibly smart, powerful and unrelenting.They spend millions of dollars in the development of foods that are the perfect mix of salt, sugar and fat – foods that are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, but often not healthy.  When you eat them, your taste buds jump up and down, your brain lights up and your body screams “give me more!”I call these foods “bliss point” foods.  They are so awesome that it’s almost impossible to stop eating them once you start.Common “bliss point” foods include desserts like cakes, cookies and ice cream, as well as…
  • Mandatory for Freedom and Joy

    Liz Pearson
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:48 pm
    If you want real freedom and true joy, master the art of acceptance.Most of us think we have far more control over life than we do.We live in huge denial of how powerless we really are.We believe we can control what other people think, say, feel and do.We believe life can be manipulated to our liking.We expend a tremendous amount of energy trying to do both.We do this to feel safe.People, however, are not pawns and life is unpredictable.Not one single day comes without challenges – some big and some small.People (your partner, kids, co-workers, parents, friends) say things you don’t want…
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    Small Footprint Family

  • Small Footprint Fridays #69 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

    Dawn Gifford
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren. There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to: save energy, water, trees, gas, and other resources; grow, preserve and store food; avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally; make our own…
  • Orgasmically Good Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Dill

    Dawn Gifford
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    I just love eggs. They are a cheap, delicious superfood that nourishes my family’s body and soul. And springtime is when the hens start laying again and when many religions and traditions include eggs in their rites as a symbol of fertility and abundance. This means there is often a surplus of hard-boiled eggs around. That’s when I like to make deviled eggs.  My recipe for deviled eggs uses healthy pasture-raised eggs, which are far better for your health and the environment than regular industrially produced , or even organic eggs. (Here’s why.) However, you…
  • 40 Ways to Save Money by Going Green

    Dawn Gifford
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our environment is in dire shape, and we seem to be running out of everything while trash and pollution seem to never stop increasing. But trying to live a little greener can seem quite daunting. Beyond recycling, what more can you do? Where do you start? Here is a list of 40 basic entry points to a sustainable lifestyle that will not only go easy on the planet, but will go easy on your wallet, too. And who couldn’t use more money, right?  Sustainability starts at home, in your household and in your neighborhood. To save money by going green a little at a time, I suggest picking…
  • Small Footprint Fridays #68 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

    Dawn Gifford
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren. There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to: save energy, water, trees, gas, and other resources; grow, preserve and store food; avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally; make our own…
  • Small Footprint Fridays #67 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

    Dawn Gifford
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren. There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to: save energy, water, trees, gas, and other resources; grow, preserve and store food; avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally; make our own…
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    Nutrition Notes by Learning ZoneXpress

  • Summer meal programs feed hungry kids when school is out

    LZX Team
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    The USDA just posted an article on the importance of nutritious lunches in and out of school… USDA is vigorously preparing to fill the nutrition gap faced by millions of kids across the country. While 21 million of our sons and daughters receive free and reduced-priced lunches during the school year, only a small percentage participate in the summer meals programs, leaving too many of our most vulnerable without a nutritious meal. To support the efforts we wanted to remind everyone of the summer meals programs and to remind you to remind your clients and constituents. The USDA has a number…
  • Family Farm Programs Funded

    LZX Team
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Thanks to GrantStation for the heads up… Family Farm Programs Funded Farm Aid The mission of Farm Aid is to keep family farmers throughout the United States on their land. Farm Aid supports organizations that work to maintain a family farm system of agriculture and that promote solutions to the challenges facing rural communities. Grants of $3,000 to $10,000 are provided in the following categories: Growing the Good Food Movement supports programs that build local and regional food systems, connecting farmers directly to consumers and creating new value-added markets for family…
  • WIC supports healthier generation

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:33 pm
    USDA recently announced some good news for folks in public health – WIC is helping to create a healthier next generation… Officially known as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, WIC offers an important boost to the wellbeing of low-income families. The program provides prescribed, healthy, supplemental foods, as well as nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and health care referrals to more than 8.5 million low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and infants and young children.  The Centers…
  • Using GIS maps to track nutrition policy

    LZX Team
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:45 am
    We thought this was so cool we wanted to share it – the ERS talks about how they combine research with the visual impact of mapping to create a tool that helps policymakers measure the impact of SNAP and farmers’ markets… As economists, we recognize that people respond to incentives, and prices are among the strongest incentives. So as the price of something falls, people will generally purchase more of it. It’s a principle that policymakers and health advocates sometimes apply to encourage healthy dietary choices—such as eating more fruits and vegetables. The…
  • Grant Support for Native American Youth Projects

    LZX Team
    13 Feb 2014 | 5:25 pm
    From our friends at GrantStation… Support for Native American Youth Projects First Nations Development Institute: Native Youth and Culture Fund First Nations Development Institute invests in innovative institutions that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. The First Nations’ Native Youth and Culture Fund provides grants of $5,000 to $20,000 for projects that focus on youth and incorporate Native culture and tradition to address issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, mental health, and other social…
 
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    Smart School Lunch

  • Summer meal programs feed: Please pass onto your students’ families

    LZX Team
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:11 am
    The USDA just posted an article on the importance of nutritious lunches in and out of school… USDA is vigorously preparing to fill the nutrition gap faced by millions of kids across the country. While 21 million of our sons and daughters receive free and reduced-priced lunches during the school year, only a small percentage participate in the summer meals programs, leaving too many of our most vulnerable without a nutritious meal. To support the efforts we wanted to remind everyone of the summer meals programs and to remind you to remind your students and their families. Support is…
  • Innovative K-12 Math and Science Programs Funded

    LZX Team
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:21 am
    Something to pass onto your math-focused colleagues. Thanks as always to GrantStation for the heads up… Innovative K-12 Math and Science Programs Funded Toyota U.S.A. Foundation The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education throughout the country by supporting innovative programs and building partnerships with organizations dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, science, and environmental science. The Foundation places priority on programs that are broad in scope and incorporate systemic approaches, creative programs that…
  • Sample breakfast menus for schools

    LZX Team
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Wondering what you could or should be serving for breakfast at school? Looking for new ideas? The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has come up with a series of sample breakfast menus for you to check out. You have to login to access them – but an account is free… Our sample menus are filled with meals that are in compliance with new USDA meal patterns. Each menu builds out a two-to four-week long meal plan that offers your students healthy options and helps your school meet new meal regulations for breakfast and lunch. Log in to view and download your menus.
  • Grants Promote Educational Games for Youth

    LZX Team
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Thanks to GrantStation for the heads up… Grants Promote Educational Games for Youth Entertainment Software Association Foundation The Entertainment Software Association Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth. The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of interactive entertainment by funding programs that utilize technology or computer and video games to educate America’s youth and young adults, ages 7 to 18. Funded programs must be available nationwide, or reach at least two…
  • Grants for Service Learning

    LZX Team
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Some grant news to share with colleagues, brought to us by GrantStation… K-12 Service-Learning Initiatives Supported in the U.S. and Canada State Farm Youth Advisory Board National Grant Program The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is composed of young adults who demonstrate exemplary work in service-learning, volunteering, and philanthropy in their communities. The Youth Advisory Board National Grant Program funds student-led service-learning projects throughout the United States and in the provinces of Alberta, New Brunswick, and Ontario in Canada. Grant requests must fall under one of…
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    Manducabo

  • The Onset of Deterioration

    Gregory Venters
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Writing the title of this post is pretty depressing. The thought of deterioration is unpleasant in any context but especially when it relates to your own body. I generally don’t like posting anything that is depressing, but I’m struggling to imagine how I can perk up “deterioration” and create an uplifting post. I’m not confident my writing skills (if we can call them that) are up to the challenge. My neck has been acting up. I’m not sure when it started, but that ride that I took (and wrote about here) at the end of last year is certainly suspect. That was…
  • GMO, FDA and other Problematic Abbreviations

    Gregory Venters
    3 Feb 2014 | 4:38 pm
    The US has no regulations which obligate food manufacturers to include genetically modified food on the label. At least part of the reason for this is that our friends at Monsanto are calling the shots at the FDA. I’m not going to go into the details here (mainly because this is a website intended to inform those who are concerned about what they eat about what they eat), but the evidence is growing and has been for some time that Monsanto essentially dictates the terms to the FDA. The federal government basically establishes national agricultural policy to protect their interests and the…
  • Japan and Japanese Food: Miso for Christmas

    Gregory Venters
    26 Dec 2013 | 11:26 pm
    We spent Christmas 2013 in Tokyo. Only by staying in a western hotel were we able to capture a glimpse of the western tradition. They put up a huge artificial Christmas tree decorated with massive gold and silver baubles in the lobby restaurant on Christmas Eve. We were eating only breakfasts in the hotel, starting with our first morning in Tokyo, and we found the tree vaguely comforting at that early hour, still suffering from residual jet-lag after the journey from London. The breakfast buffet the morning of our arrival was our first experience with Japanese food in Japan. Maja hadn’t…
  • Thoughts on Rehabilitation: Coping with Post-Treatment Side Effects

    Gregory Venters
    17 Nov 2013 | 8:46 am
    It had occurred to me from time to time that the side effects sustained from intense radiotherapy of my neck had left me scathed. Being the fatheaded sort of person that I am, I had persisted in the belief that I had sailed through my course of chemo- and radiotherapy unscathed. I’ve probably lied to myself throughout most of my life, but this was definitely the whopper of my career in self-deception. A glance in the mirror quickly revealed otherwise. My treatment had aged me 10 years. It had neatly reduced the size of my neck by a full shirt collar size (from a 16 to a 15) and left a…
  • Lose it! Proof that it’s all about diet and exercise

    Gregory Venters
    28 Aug 2013 | 8:50 am
    Maja and I moved to the US in December of last year. While Maja was astonished by the calorific content of the food we encountered in restaurants and the supermarkets, in the recipes shared on the TV morning show segments, she didn’t gain weight. If anything, she lost a little. Meanwhile, I gained. Maja was cooking even more than she did in the UK, baking more bread, making delicious pizzas with sourdough crusts, feeding me well. I didn’t gain it fast but steadily — a stealth gain where, as I have always done when gaining weight, I thickened imperceptibly over the months…
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    Authority Nutrition

  • 6 Graphs That Will Convince You to Drink More Coffee

    Kris Gunnars
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Coffee is not the devil it has been made out to be. It is actually a rich source of antioxidants. People in Western countries get more antioxidants from coffee than fruits and vegetables… combined (1, 2, 3). Numerous studies are now showing that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of many serious diseases, some of which kill millions of people per year. Most of these studies are observational in nature and can not prove that coffee caused these beneficial effects. However, these studies do show that coffee is, at the very least, definitely not something to be feared. Here are 6 graphs…
  • 11 Universal Truths in Nutrition That People Actually Agree on

    Kris Gunnars
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is a lot of controversy in nutrition. Sometimes it seems like people can’t agree on anything at all. But there are a few exceptions to this… some nutrition facts that aren’t controversial. Here are 11 universal truths in nutrition that people actually agree on. 1. Artificial Trans Fats Are Extremely Unhealthy There is ongoing debate about fats in the diet, but most people agree that trans fats are harmful. Put simply, trans fats are polyunsaturated fats that have been chemically altered to resemble saturated fats. This is done by exposing polyunsaturated fats to high…
  • Added Sugar is The Single Worst Ingredient in The Diet. Period.

    Kris Gunnars
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Did all of a sudden the entire world just become a bunch of gluttons and sloths? All at the same time? I mean, get real.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig There are many things wrong with the modern diet… but the massive amounts of added sugar may just be the worst. Numerous studies show that sugar, more than any other ingredient in the diet, may be driving some of the world’s leading killers… including heart disease, diabetes and even cancer (1, 2, 3). The video above (hat tip to Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt) – is from ABC’s Catalyst, a popular science program…
  • Is Dairy Bad For You, or Good? The Milky, Cheesy Truth

    Kris Gunnars
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Dairy products are controversial these days. They are cherished by the health organizations as an essential food for bone health. But other experts disagree and think that dairy is harmful and should be avoided. Of course, not all dairy products are the same. They vary greatly, depending on how the cows were raised and how the dairy was processed. Also, as it is with most things in nutrition, the ultimate health effects depend on the individual. Is it “Natural” to Eat Dairy? One common argument against dairy products is that it is “unnatural” to consume them. This…
  • 15 Bread Recipes That Are Low-Carb, Gluten-Free and Taste Incredible

    Kris Gunnars
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Bread is a major part of the modern diet. Many people are eating some type of bread with most of their meals. But there’s a problem… a significant percentage of the population is now intolerant to gluten. Bread is also high in carbs, so it is out of the question for people on low-carb diets. Not to mention that modern wheat is problematic for various other reasons. However, there are many alternatives that taste just as good as regular bread. Here are 15 recipes for low-carb, gluten-free breads that are super healthy. 1. Oopsie Bread Ingredients: Eggs, cream of tartar, full-fat…
 
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • Not Your Average Vegetable Platter

    Kelly Toups
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Looking for a way to entice your guests (or yourself) to eat more vegetables? Here is a round-up of the most beautiful fruit and vegetable platters from around the web. And if you’re looking for healthy dips to compliment your fruit and veggie trays, check here. Arrange veggies and dips in various glassware. Image via Cocoa and Fig Serve dip in a hollowed-out head of lettuce. Click here for step-by-step instructions. Image via Eddie Ross Or try bell peppers! Image via Pinterest (original source unknown) Portion individual servings of vibrant veggies and hummus into stemware. Image via…
  • 5 Reasons I’m Optimistic about Child Nutrition in America

    Kelly Toups
    22 Mar 2014 | 8:28 pm
    First Lady Michelle Obama has done more for childhood nutrition in the past month than food advocates have seen in years! With the recent anniversary of her Let’s Move campaign, a slew of positive legislation is being pushed through with lots of help from the First Lady. But the folks in Washington aren’t the only ones prioritizing childhood nutrition. Below are signs from all across the country that the food landscape for kids is turning a corner. Image via Obama Foodorama 1. Universal Free Meals: Schools can opt to offer universal free meals to all students, regardless of…
  • Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Marcona Almonds

    Kelly Toups
    6 Mar 2014 | 5:08 am
    Ask just about any Gastronomy student and they will tell you what the highlight of class is: snack. Nothing breaks up a 6:00-9:00pm lecture better than a creative, satisfying, and scrumptious bite, hand selected by someone getting an advanced degree in food. As fun as snack is, it can be pretty intimidating to cook for a bunch of foodies. Many students (myself included) work 9-5 jobs, meaning that snack must be prepared in advance. An ideal snack is portable, temperature stable, and of course, finger-licking good. Throwing in a few superfoods or ethnic ingredients doesn’t hurt either.
  • Field trip to a food photography studio

    Kelly Toups
    2 Mar 2014 | 7:18 am
    For students that clamor over the latest issues of Edible Boston and weigh their dinner choices on “how it will look on the blog”, a field trip to a food photography studio is pretty much a dream come true. The trip last week was put on for my food writing class, where photographer Nina Gallant and her food stylist partner, Meridith Byrne, taught us the tools of the trade. They offered nuggets of wisdom on how to style food (tweezers and small dishes are a must), how to find food that is out of season and ripe (shop at Russo’s!), and how to get the best photograph…
  • Why I love the new food label

    Kelly Toups
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Food labels have been long overdue for a make-over. After years of pressure from consumer advocacy groups and health experts, the FDA finally released a proposed new food label. *slow clap* Why do I love it? Added sugars! While the American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to 6 tsp/day for women and 9 tsp/day for men, there was no way to know how much you were getting because added sugars weren’t required to be on labels. Fiber gets redefined: If approved, the “fiber” on a label will reflect only the the intact, unprocessed fiber in whole foods, and exclude…
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    The Life Extension Blog

  • All About Vitamin B2: Riboflavin

    Dan Dashnaw
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, was the second vitamin in the B complex to be discovered. Like its predecessor, vitamin B1, riboflavin is used by the body to processes fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.Riboflavin is found in yeast, liver, wheat bran, eggs, meat, milk, cheese and some fruits and vegetables.The United States and other countries fortify white flour with riboflavin, making deficiencies rare, although subclinical deficiencies often exist. So what exactly does vitamin B2 do for your health? Here's the lowdown.Vitamin B2 Protects the EyesVitamin B2 is needed by the entire…
  • Melatonin Preserves Bone Mass

    LifeExtension
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    By Michael A. Smith, MDAge-related bone loss is a serious condition. It not only increases the risk for fractures, but also increases the risk for death from heart and lung disease and all-cause death, especially if bone loss occurs quickly.1This is why it’s so important to stay active as we age, as this can preserve bone mass and strength. We also need to obtain adequate amounts of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins D and K2 through diet and supplementation.For many aging people, however, this still isn't enough. Bone loss continues despite all their efforts. This means that a lot of people…
  • Thiamine: First Among the B Vitamins

    Dan Dashnaw
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is the first vitamin discovered in a series that came to be known as the B complex. These water-soluble vitamins include vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12, along with folate and biotin. In addition to possessing their own unique properties, all have a role in cellular metabolism.Thiamine is found primarily in whole grains, including brown rice, oatmeal, and rye, in addition to flax and sunflower seeds, kale, liver, eggs, asparagus, and other foods. What Can Thiamine Do for Your Health?In 1905, Dr. William Fletcher discovered that whole, unpolished rice, which…
  • Can Fish Oil Prevent Damage from Strokes?

    Dan Dashnaw
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:24 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez, RNStroke is the third leading cause of death in the US.1 Can fish oil help? Potentially yes, according to the results of a new study. Scientists administered DHA, a component of fish oil, to mice and found that it reduced the damage inflicted by a stroke. Strokes affect millions of people annually and are a major cause of disability. This new study brings hope into novel therapies for stroke recovery. DHA in Fish Oil Decreased Brain Damage by up to 51%Strokes were induced in mice. The animals were divided into different groups and received one of three treatments: an…
  • Can a Mushroom Extract Prevent Cervical Cancer?

    LifeExtension
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez, RNHuman papillomavirus (HPV) is present in most sexually active women. Their lifetime risk of acquiring genital HPV is 80%.1For the most part, HPV infections do not cause any health problems and are cleared by the human body. Certain strains, however, are more virulent and may cause cervical cancer.HPV can be detected up to 99% of cervical cancer biopsies worldwide.2Currently, there are no medications that treat the virus. The only option for prevention (though controversial) is the HPV vaccine, which can be administered to people under the age of 26.Fortunately, new…
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    Put Less in Your Pie Hole

  • The Rules Are... There Ain't No Rules

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    When it comes to food and 'diets', everyone thinks they're an expert. We all eat food, right? So therefore we all must be food experts...? Well, I drive a car every day, does that make me a qualified mechanic? Would you take my advice for fixing your car? I certainly wouldn't. So why do we let unqualified 'health professionals' peddling preposterous pea-brain piffle, tell us what to put in our pie holes? No holds barred today, we're talking all manner of diets, rules and food.We've all heard 'grazing' on smaller meals is better than eating fewer large meals because it 'boosts' or 'revs up'…
  • Choc-It-Up To Chocolate

    26 Mar 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Chocolate's been all the rage in the news lately. Finally! Something positive to read and write about. It's delicious, it has health benefits and better, it's got evidence to support them. We've hit the trifecta!Chocolate is made from cocoa beans and contains protein, fat, iron, caffeine, antioxidants, sugar and a few other things. Certain compounds in chocolate are protective against illnesses like cancer and heart disease. And as if you needed more good news, but in case you did: There's no evidence linking chocolate consumption to acne.Chocolate is high in flavonoids, in particular,…
  • Should BPA Be Canned... I mean 'Banned'?

    12 Mar 2014 | 2:41 pm
    It's another topic receiving catchy headlines. Avid lovers of all things conspiracy theory are, as usual, quick to jump on the bandwagon. This week's bandwagon: Bisphenol A. Sound familiar? BPA, the stuff found in hard plastics and epoxy can liners. I know it's not food, but it finds its way into the body via the pie hole route, thereby making it fair game. So let's discuss: Is this estrogen-mimicking monomer morphing us into menstruating mademoiselles?BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics, used in the manufacture of medical supplies, phones, CDs and some food/beverage packaging like water…
  • Quit Wheat Belly Aching (Pt II)

    12 Feb 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Welcome back to our discussion about why wheat is maybe, just maybe not part of an elaborate organised crime syndicate hell bent on making the world's inhabitants obese. Last week we discussed wheat history and started scrutinising some nonsensical and scientifically baseless assertions about wheat. This week in part II we'll discuss some more unsubstantiated claims made in the book 'Wheat Belly'. We'll also (briefly) put the Paleo diet through its paces. Enough introductions, let's get stuck into the next claim: 3) “The starch in wheat is different from that found in other…
  • Quit Your Wheat Belly Aching

    5 Feb 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Today we're talking a food fad that's grained, I mean gained, momentum over the last few years and sadly looks like it's here to stay. There are those who take random, unsubstantiated, nonsensical health advice from a growing number of annoying and ill-qualified persons who persist in propagating preposterous fictional poppycock... But on the bright side, it gives me something to write about. Here's the anticlimactic handle: Is wheat making us fat? This two-part series will examine some claims made in the popularised book 'Wheat Belly' and the trendy 'Paleolithic Diet'.Just as one should…
 
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    Real Health PRO

  • Fitness Model Michelle Lewin Photos and Workout Routine

    RealHealthPro
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Michelle Lewin is easily one of the biggest names in female fitness models. She has been on the cover of over a dozen magazines including being a Playboy cover model. A true inspiration for women across the globe and a sex symbol that embodies health and fitness. A RealHealthPRO fit fave! Michelle Lewin Fitness Model Superstar Michelle Lewin is constantly keeping up with her social media endeavors by uploading selfies and professional photo’s of herself to inspire others and help solidify her name as a top female fitness model. Quite frankly it has worked, you cannot mention female…
  • 5 of the Best Fat Burning Foods

    RealHealthPro
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Living up the standards of being sexy and healthy is never so simple. Beyond the need for skimpy clothing is a lean body that does not show off unwanted curves. For the love and aspiration of a head-turning and fit bod “losing weight” has become a common statement. Unfortunately, the agony of restricting oneself from a lot of foods always gets in the way of a successful weight loss program. Undeniably, everyone loves to eat and gasps for, “if only I can lose weight while eating.” True enough, the statement can actually be a reality, in fact, there are some foods that burn fats when…
  • The Best Anti-Aging Supplements

    RealHealthPro
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Aging is a normal biological process. As long as we are alive we age day by day and there is nothing we can do to prevent it. Well wisdom comes with aging arguably the best part of it, but the ‘not so nice’ physical changes as well. Sometimes these changes make us feel bad, and for those advanced in age, cause body image disturbance that turns into frustration. Seeing a lot of problems brought by getting old, a lot of anti-aging products are now sprawling in the market bragging about their reliability and effectiveness. The problem is many of us are still cautious about these products for…
  • How To Lower Triglycerides Naturally

    RealHealthPro
    1 Dec 2013 | 2:11 am
    Having an elevated triglyceride count can be dangerous to your health. Over time, high triglycerides can cause heart attacks, strokes and even death. If your triglycerides are high, it does not necessarily mean that medication is your only line of defense. There are a number of alternatives to medication that can help lower your count. This article will explain what triglycerides are, and explore natural ways to bring and keep your triglyceride count within normal limits naturally. What Are Triglycerides? Triglycerides are a form of fat that is found in the food that we eat on a daily basis.
  • What Is Holistic Medicine?

    RealHealthPro
    30 Nov 2013 | 2:02 am
    Holistic medicine has been used for centuries, and is finally gaining the attention of patients seeking alternative methods of care. Many people are uneducated on what holistic medicine consists of, the different methods that are involved, how it can complement traditional methods of care, and in some instances replace traditional methods of care. To fully understand what holistic medicine is, it is necessary to compare and contrast what we know as traditional medical practices and the holistic approach to healthcare. With so many people today asking the question “what is holistic…
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    Deductive Seasoning

  • blog on hold

    Jackie Patti
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Turns out when your kid is 30, you're still primarily a mom.My daughter's having a huge health crisis and needs me. I'll be updating my Google+ page for those who want to follow along. I'm leaving for TX tomorrow and will be offline for several weeks. Once I land, and have some free time, I will likely be typing the whole mess into my G+ account just to be able to vent.But the blog itself is just completely on hold for a few weeks; other than piles of turkey soup and homemade gelatin made from juice, no real food is happening.
  • real food for busy women: when you really can't cook

    Jackie Patti
    30 Mar 2014 | 7:30 am
    by Jackie Patti This series, "posts for Pat" is inspired by my friend Pat, who lives a life where frugality is better applied to time than to finances; hence it's sub-title: "real food for busy women". We've covered several topics thus far: why you need a crockpot with the world's easiest crockpot recipe, how keeping a fruit bowl improves your nutrition just by spending a few minutes in the produce section when you grocery shop, a roundup of crockpot recipes that can cook all day unattended, and a bizarre post in which I timed a vegetarian recipe to see if I could make it…
  • butter is a true superfood

    Jackie Patti
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:23 pm
    by Jackie Patti As a survivor of a big, ol' unpleasant heart attack (with an unsuccessful angioplasty and subsequent CABG, followed by years of disability), one of my primary strategies to avoid a recurrence is to eat stupid amounts of butter. Luckily, butter is utterly delicious, so this is no hardship. I have been babbling about butter as a superfood for some time, with a particular emphasis on pastured butter, so it startled me a tad when I began this post and found the research hard to find. The USDA database has an entry for ordinary butter, but nothing on the grass-fed stuff. It took a…
  • eating seasonally in spring

    Jackie Patti
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:19 pm
    by Jackie Patti For me, spring fruits and vegetables do for my taste buds what daffodils, dandelions and johnny jump ups do for my soul. Spring is just so celebratory for me, especially after such a nasty winter as this one was. I laugh at the least provocation, my energy levels rise and I feel all bouncy, the world is full of such promise... and there are sugar snap peas. The reasons for eating seasonally are several: seasonal vegetables are more likely to be locally produced rather than shipped for long distances, foods in season tend to be more abundant and thus great bargains can be had…
  • about me

    Jackie Patti
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:15 pm
    by Jackie Patti It occurred to me that every blog in the whole world has an "about me" page except mine; so here you go! I have both fatigue and pain issues that are ongoing. Some days, you'd hardly believe I was disabled at all, I do things just like a normal person, running around in the garden, mowing the lawn, cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Other days, I need assistance getting dressed and can sit for several hour thirsty, too tired to get up and get a drink. When I first became disabled, it was very confusing for me. I'd have a good day and assume I was getting better and…
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    Fresh Menu Planner

  • Gluten Free Italian Macaroni and Cheese

    ChefMatt
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I want to try to make these macaroni and cheese recipes simple and easy.  It’s so tempting to grab a microwavable processed version when you have had a long day.  These dishes can all be created in under a half hour, and the best part is, they are healthy.  They are made with natural ingredients, gluten free pasta, and some great cheeses. Everything is better with cheese.  Especially Italian cheeses.  One of my favourite cheeses is really good buffalo mozzarella.  I love cutting up the little white balls of deliciousness with some vine ripened tomatoes and really old balsamic…
  • Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

    ChefMatt
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I wanted to find out how much Kraft dinner gets consumed on a yearly basis.  I figure I would start out this post with some staggering numbers for you.  And then I thought to myself, “do I really want to know this answer?” Well I found out on Wikipedia that Kraft dinner has been called the de facto national dish of Canada.  Are you telling me that this convenient mac and cheese beat out beer, bacon, and maple syrup??  Apparently Canadians purchase 1.7 MILLION of the 7 MILLION boxes of Kraft dinner sold each WEEK!  That’s roughly 28 MILLION boxes a month! …
  • Gluten Free Yam Poutine

    ChefMatt
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:50 pm
    When you think about an indulgent classic, poutine has always been a favourite.  It’s been around for a long time in Canada, and I think was designed for us to survive long winters on.  The rich beef gravy with greasy French fries and cheese curds are a staple in Canadian cuisine, but why does it have to be so unhealthy?  I know moderation is everything, so I am definitely not saying you shouldn’t eat it!  This recipe I came up with should be a nice break from the mundane and allow you to try something new.  I think this creation is just as good as the original recipe, and…
  • Turkey Shepherds Pie with Butternut Squash

    ChefMatt
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:34 pm
    My goal over the next little while is to create, healthy, delicious recipes that are twists on classic, indulgent recipes.  There are ways to enjoy shepherds pie, or poutine without being worried about consuming hundreds of calories  I put out a request on my Facebook Page and got an amazing response with over a dozen ideas for healthy delicious classics.   Thanks so much guys! I was actually going to attempt this shepherds pie, AND some quinoa cookies, but let’s just say that my baking skills are no where near as impressive as my cooking skills.  It’s so much easier to…
  • Strawberry Banana Yogurt Parfait with Quinoa Muesli

    ChefMatt
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:13 pm
    So it seems the weather in Calgary doesn’t want to make up it’s mind these days.  We are in this fun awkward time of the year where we are trying so desperately to forget about winter and get into spring, but it takes its sweet time. It was plus 15 not even two weeks ago, and then last week mother nature decided to dump 10 inches of snow on us. That being said, this parfait recipe I created is sort of a combination of all different kinds of ingredients from different seasons.  It’s my way of celebrating this crazy climate we live in called Alberta.  A little bit of…
 
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    The Healthy Eating Guide

  • Healthy Foods to Avoid (Part 2 of 2)

    Scott
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:15 am
    In the first article in this two-part series we talked about four healthy foods that aren’t so healthy: yogurt, low-fat cheese, wheat bread, and vegetable oil. Time for four more. Starting now … Margarine Margarine and other pseudo-butters are actually worse for you than real butter. Esteemed cardiologist Aseem Malhotra agrees. When researchers analyzed the effects of butter vs. margarine from the famous Framington Health Study, they found something astonishing: heart attack incidence increased with higher margarine consumption and decreased slightly with people who ate more real…
  • So-called Healthy Foods You Should Avoid Like the Plague

    Scott
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The mainstream nutrition authorities have swindled you. Duped you. Dare I say even bamboozled you. For years they’ve promised you that eating low fat foods, cooking your food in vegetable oil instead of butter, and choosing “healthier” versions of your favorite products would lead you to the promised land of optimal health. Turns out they were dead wrong … and science proves it. If you’re sick of having the wool pulled over your eyes, stick around as we explore eight “healthy foods” you should ditch right now. This is the first of two posts, and we’ll cover four foods…
  • 100,000 Words (Part 2 of 2)

    Scott
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    This is the second of two posts about the words that have influenced my life (here’s the first one if you haven’t read it). Why would I write two posts about words on a health and wellness blog? Because words matter. They give us perspective. They give us hope. They help us realize how insignificant most things are in life. Today I found out someone who works in the same building as me took his own life. He was 35 years old. Had a young child. I didn’t know him well … only talked with him a couple times in passing. He was obviously in deep pain. But I wonder if the…
  • 100,000 Words (Part 1 of 2)

    Scott
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    100,000 words cross our eyes and ears every day. That’s 34 gigabytes and 12 hours’ worth of information. Most of those words go in one ear and out the other. There are a rare few, however, that stick with you. This started as a post about the best health books I’ve read. It evolved into something much more meaningful. These are the words that have shaped my life–the ones that have guided me, taught me, made me think, made me feel, and kicked me in the ass and inspired me when I needed it most. This is the first of two posts (here’s the second). Each one is broken…
  • How to Lose Weight, Make More Money, and Accomplish All Your Goals

    Scott
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:33 am
    Rachel Frederickson, who won season 15 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” created quite the firestorm of controversy when she went from260 to 105 pounds—a 60 percent drop in body weight—in just seven months. During the final three months of the show when contestants are “on their own,” she lost 45 pounds by exercising for six hours a day and restricting herself to 1,600 calories. Frederickson herself admitted she may have went too far. I have a couple thoughts about this: Who in the world has six extra hours in their day to exercise?! I thought my hour a day was crazy. If…
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  • Build Your God Body – Religion Tells Us Our Bodies Are Temples Of God’s Spirit

    Aqiyl Aniys
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    I am a religious person and this post is not aimed towards anyone of any one particular religion but to all religions or at the least to most religions... The post Build Your God Body – Religion Tells Us Our Bodies Are Temples Of God’s Spirit appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Solomon Islands Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Cancelled

    Aqiyl Aniys
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    The Solomon Islands were hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake awakening residents of the island around 7:14am Sunday morning local time. The knowledge of... The post Solomon Islands Hit By 7.6 Magnitude Earthquake; Tsunami Warning Cancelled appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • About Natural Life Energy – Aqiyl Aniys

    Aqiyl Aniys
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Hi, I am Aqiyl Aniys and I started the Natural Life Energy blog-website because of the wonderful and really unexpected impact a plant based diet has... The post About Natural Life Energy – Aqiyl Aniys appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bundy Ranch Standoff – Waco Again?

    Aqiyl Aniys
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Cliven Bundy and his family are caught in a fight with the federal government over land in the state of Nevada. Cliven Bundy refuses to acknowledge a... The post Bundy Ranch Standoff – Waco Again? appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jason and Jennifer Helvenston Fight Florida For Their Right To Grow Front Yard Garden

    Aqiyl Aniys
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Jason and Jennifer Helvenston of Orlando Florida fought the state to protect their right to grow a vegetable garden in their front yard. Yes, they were... The post Jason and Jennifer Helvenston Fight Florida For Their Right To Grow Front Yard Garden appeared first on Natural Life Energy | Health Activist | Benefits Of A Plant Based Diet. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Cheap Protein Food Sources

  • If You Need Cheap Protein Sources Here Comes Some Tips

    Whey
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:45 am
    I have noticed a lot of the newbies posting up about where to start and what not and I’ve noticed a lot of common problems (excuses) among a lot of people who are either in high school, college or university. I have recently started studying myself so I feel the pain of having less time due to study and less money due to fact I’m time poor.(I feel the pain doubly so as I am a mature aged student and know what it’s like to have money to burn) So I thought I would share some of my tips for making gains and eat cheap protein sources while being a poor person. Appliances For…
  • All About Your Best Cheap Protein Sources

    Whey
    23 Mar 2014 | 5:13 am
    So you are wondering what are the best cheap protein sources you can get? Search no more. You’ve just arrived to the place where you will fin the most affordable protein powder. But, what are you really looking for? Do you even know what is this whey protein thing? Protein To Get Ripped Protein are, in fact, really necessary for our body. Its function is essential when it comes on tissue constitution, hormones and enzymes. So, if you want to get muscular you sure need a good intake of protein in your diet. A healthy adult, with a moderate amount of physical activity, needs 0,8 grams of…
  • The Traditional Not Expensive Protein Recipe: Caldo Gallego

    Whey
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have heard that people here want good recipes of cheap protein. Well, this one here is called Caldo Gallego: “Caldo” meaning broth or soup and Gallego meaning rooster (not because there’s rooster in it, though that would be fucking awesome, but because red-headed manly mountain-men in Spain are called Gallego for being the red-headed manly bad-asses that they are for eating this manly stew-soup). I do this Cuban-style so a peremptory “piss off” to traditionalists. The Awesome Affordable Protein Source Recipe Again, you start with your onions and your peppers,…
  • An Easy Go To Meal

    Whey
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:59 am
    If you ever think what you can do in order to make affordable protein recipes, you just came to the right place. Behold the Boiled Chicken! Boiled Chicken I can find whole chickens for 0.89$ or 0.99$ a pound, often enough. This, combined with the fact that I have a kitchen, is enough to deter me from ever trying canned chicken, which clearly costs more and isn’t nearly as good. So here’s a trick for chicken if you are afraid you don’t know how to cook it right: just boil the bastard in a large pot. Boiled chicken is actually very good, nice and tender, great for sandwiches…
  • Your Most Affordable Protein Source: Lentils

    Whey
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:46 am
    Oh my God the Lentils! If you are on a budget and need cheap protein you already know what I’m talking about. Frankly, I’ve been experimenting a lot with them lately. I’m liking lentil + salsa + cheese + red onion/red pepper (broccoli works here too) + pepper. You can try just lentil + salsa though, and it works fine. With this you will make an awesome meal for the cheap Actually it’s less than 0.70$ for a bag of lentils and lasts me a week. The nutritional facts are also great: 8g protein, 9g fiber, 70 calories per 1/4 cup (dry) or 32g. They come in bags, and you have…
 
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    Regained Wellness

  • Move More, Eat Better: An Interview With Fitness Expert Rebecca Kordecki

    Jamie Logie
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    Rebecca Kordecki   creator of Booty Slide and the owner of RK FIT, has enjoyed a robust 18-year career as a personal trainer, fitness expert and on camera host. She has had a hand in shaping up some of Hollywood’s finest celebrities and athletes as well as helping to keep their bodies ready for action... Read More
  • A Success Story In Losing Weight & Gaining Health Through Paleo/Real Food

    Jamie Logie
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    If you have never been convinced of the power of just eating real food you need to read the interview I did with Alexandra (@AM_Writes) and also known as @PaleoKin. After deciding she needed to make a change to her overall health Alexandra discovered the Paleo diet and the benefits of eating real food. Her success... Read More
  • How Smoothies Can Play A Big Role In Getting Healthy

    Jamie Logie
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Are you making smoothies part of your life? Are your friends or family? If you’ve been interested in getting started with green smoothies I’ve got my friend Bo  from My Organic Life here doing a guest post on all things smoothie! (p.s “smoothie” was my name in highschool.. Ok it wasn’t but sounds better than... Read More
  • You SHOULD Eat Chocolate: Here’s why

    Jamie Logie
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:05 pm
    A lot of the time we need to focus on things you need to REMOVE in order to get healthy. Once you get on the path to health and wellness it becomes about adding in things. The advantage of adding in healthier things is that it pushes those unhealthy things away as there becomes no... Read More
  • 10 influential people in fitness & nutrition defining what true wellness means to them

    Jamie Logie
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:26 am
    How do you define the word wellness?     If you are Toronto mayor Rob Ford it might be something thats not printable.. But what does wellness mean to you? Is it something you have a clear definition on or something you have not given much thought to? The way I define wellness is a... Read More
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    Organic Tea Detox

  • When to Drink Detox Tea?

    Patrick Garde
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Detox teas, which generally contain a specific blend of green teas and other herbal ingredients are widely regarded as being a healthy adjunct to a balanced lifestyle. You may have heard about the benefits of taking a ‘teatox’ (tea detox). So, you may ask, when is the best time to drink detox tea? Most teatox regimes dictate taking one cup of tea in the morning and one in the evening, about half an hour before your breakfast and dinner. This timing has the effect of assisting digestion, suppressing the appetite (so you eat less) and increasing the metabolism which helps you…
  • How Does Detox Tea Work?

    Patrick Garde
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:26 am
    Are you contemplating trying a new detox diet? You may have heard about a ‘teatox’, a special green tea regime for detox and weight loss. It’s one of the most effective ways to slim down, improve energy and general wellness – but how does detox tea work? One of the most important aspects of a natural tea detox is how it affects the liver, which is the body’s main organ for eliminating wastes from your body. The liver uses complex biochemical reactions to convert potentially dangerous chemicals and toxins in to something safer that your body can remove. The…
  • Lemon Water Detox – Does it Work?

    shauncampbell
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:42 pm
    The lemon water detox diet is more popular than ever, but isn’t a new concept – the lemon detox was first invented by an American naturopath named Stanley Burroughs over sixty years ago, and was named the ‘Master Cleanse’. At the time, Stanley’s lemon detox consisted of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup and was taken in conjunction with a detoxifying tea. Today’s lemon water detox contains simply water (usually warm) and the juice of half a lemon. Some proponents of the lemon detox diet will take up to 8 glasses of the juice and water each…
  • What Does Detox Tea Do?

    Patrick Garde
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Every day, we’re all exposed to toxins, chemicals and pollutants in our environment. These toxins can come from many sources including food additives or preservatives, cigarette smoke, alcohol, excess caffeine or from something entirely unavoidable like air pollution. Our bodies have a way of cleaning some of these toxins, but an organic detox tea can aid and improve the effectiveness of your body’s system. Organic detox teas are produced with specially chosen herbal ingredients that have a number of beneficial effects on health. First, the tea helps remove toxins from your body…
  • Why Drink Detox Tea?

    Patrick Garde
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:47 am
    The most common reason people choose to try detox tea is the decision to start a new and healthy routine – and an organic tea detox or ‘Teatox’ is a smart place to begin. Drinking an organic detox tea has a number of beneficial effects that will help you to instantly feel more energised vibrant and less bloated. Why Do We Need Detox Tea? Within the human body, there are organs like the liver, kidneys, and lungs that are designed to help remove toxins, chemicals, and other pollutants. But our busy lifestyles can often cause toxins to build up that can have negative effects…
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