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  • Chart: Collagen Strengthens Joints, Bones, Nails, Hair and Skin

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    Jobee Knight
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Greetings to you, I’ve included an interesting chart below that includes seven major health and beauty benefits of collagen. Collagen forms the basic building blocks of joints and bones and is also found in nails, hair, and skin. MSM, or natural organic sulfur, is known to build and support collagen in tissues and help with joint stiffness and pain, arthritis, allergies, hair growth, stronger nails and increased energy. In one study of MSM done at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, the mineral was shown to produce significant decreases in pain and…
  • Eating nuts linked to 20% cut in death rates

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Good health is affordable - that's the conclusion of new research that finds a link between lower death risk and a diet rich in nuts, peanuts in particular.
  • Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Vitamin A 10% Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgRead more →Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts appeared first on
  • 2015 Dietary Guidelines: What Parents Need to Know

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    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    You may have heard rumblings about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Although the official guidelines are not here yet, the process has been kick-started with a major report that summarizes the evidence. Next is the public comment period (now until April 8th) followed by the creation of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report paints a picture of how Americans have been eating while shedding light on how to make improvements. It’s kind of like a report for healthy habits. Shall we take a look? How Are We Doing? The report…
  • Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day may benefit the arteries

    Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Researchers have found that people who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day have the lowest prevalence of clogged arteries.
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  • Divorce fuels kids' sugary beverage consumption, study finds

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    Children of recently separated or divorced families are likelier to drink sugar-sweetened beverages than children in families where the parents are married, putting them at higher risk for obesity later in life, according to a new study. Maintaining family routines such as eating a regular dinner or carving out time to talk each day, however, can protect children during divorce against developing unhealthy eating habits.
  • High-salt diet could protect against invading microbes

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Most people consume more salt than they need and therefore have a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, which are the two leading causes of death worldwide. But a new study reveals that dietary salt could have a biological advantage: Defending the body against invading microbes. A high-salt diet increased sodium accumulation in the skin of mice, thereby boosting their immune response to a skin-infecting parasite.
  • The more friends you drink with ... the more you drink

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    Alcohol consumption of individuals appears to increase with the number of friends in their drinking group. A new study used internet-based questionnaires that study participants completed on their own smartphones to survey almost 200 young adult drinkers in Switzerland every hour while they were drinking in real-life situations, asking them to report the number of friends present and number of drinks they had consumed.
  • Republicans trust science -- except when it comes to health insurance and gay adoption

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    A new study finds that while Democrats are generally more 'pro-science' than other political groups, Republicans are also inclined to defer to science across a range of policy issues. In fact, there are only four issues where Republicans exhibit less trust than independents: global warming, evolution, gay adoption, and mandatory health insurance.
  • Basal cell carcinoma drug encourages both cancer regression and loss of taste in patients

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:16 am
    Many patients undergoing chemotherapy experience severe taste disruptions that make eating a challenge at a time when maintaining good nutrition is extremely important. Now, researchers report that they have identified the pathway responsible for taste changes among users of chemotherapy drugs that treat basal cell carcinoma.
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  • FDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low libido and fatigue.
  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.
  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was deceptive.
  • First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also warned that the progress that's been made is "incredibly fragile."
  • Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Australia is set to strengthen food labelling laws after a series of hepatitis A infections were linked to frozen berries from China, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday.
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  • Celebrity Health Experts Visit Lymington in The New Forest Hampshire

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:20 am
     To celebrate the 20th year anniversary of Sweet Joe Pye Natural Healthfood shop in Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire, the proprietors have organised 20 days of celebrations.London Harley Street Nutrition Therapist consultant nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston will kick start the celebrations and events with a talk and workshop on childrens health. Gareth Zeal will talk on sports nutrition and Dale Pinnock will be cooking healthy dishesSee more at Sweet Joe Pye Health Food Store Lymington New Forest or visit Sweet Joe Pye in Lymington or Beaulieu Natural Health & Nutrition Clinic …
  • Author Pens Vegetarian Lyrics for Feed The World - Do They Know It's Christmas at All

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

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

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

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

    15 Feb 2015 | 7:26 pm
    written by Nature’s Path Talking Dirt When Nature’s Path bought our first acres of Saskatchewan farmland back in 2008, we had no idea what it would mean for us, or where it would take us. Sure, we’re passionate about organic agriculture – there’s nothing that gets us more fired up – but we make organic food. We’re not farmers. Or are we? At heart, yes: our founder, Arran Stephens, comes from hardy farmer stock, and he carries on his father’s mission to “always leave the earth better than he found it.” That dedication is what always keeps us coming back to the land.
  • Top 4 Foods to Completely Avoid

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD Nutrition Research Center Director author, The Super Foods Diet What has been referred to as the “modern” diet is truly health-defying. It’s making people sick every day and leading to major diseases such as heart disease, cancer, kidney failure, liver illnesses, skin eruptions, headaches and more. Certainly there are a lot of nonfoods that people should avoid, but these are the top four: 1. Non-organic foods. If you are not eating organic or biodynamic food, then you are not only receiving a sickening dose of pesticides, but you are also ingesting chemicals that mix…
  • Cancer awareness: natural solutions

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Can cancer be healed naturally? I have seen this happen, but it’s not a simple thing. Here is a good place to start, by watching this video:
  • What to do about dropping blood sugar blues

    15 May 2014 | 10:10 pm
    by Vic Shayne, PhD When I was younger I suffered from chronic dropping blood sugar for years without knowing that was my problem. My head would spin, I’d get that black-out feeling when standing up too quickly, and I felt a bit clammy and a bit queasy. I still get this way once in a while if I make a mistake in my diet. That brings us to the obvious question: What causes the uneasy symptoms associated with dropping blood sugar? And what can we do to avoid these symptoms? How the body handles sugar There are two main categories of sugar in the diet: one is inherent in real, whole foods, and…
  • Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

    4 May 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Focusing on the present rather than letting the mind drift may help to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research from the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis. The ability to focus mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness, which can be improved by meditation training. “This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and scores on any type of mindfulness scale,” said Tonya Jacobs, a postdoctoral researcher at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain and first author of a paper…
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  • 10 years a sham

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

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    Thanks for all your four-legged giveaway comments! If you missed out but would like to join our only live 5K Course for 2015, you can use the code MARCH2015 at checkout for 20% off until the course starts on Monday 9 March. This discount can also be used on our other self-paced courses – 10K, Half Marathon and the Up & Moving walking course. Here are the lucky winners as decided by the Random Number Generator: Cazz - who loves mysterious wild wolves Desiree - adores an elephant Clementine - is an alpaca fan Meg J - is on Team Cat Nicole - loves orcas and also Brutus,…
  • Everyday Life: December 2014 and January 2015

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:39 am
    Praise be to Christmas lights, for without them a December 4pm would be so depressing… I know it looks sad but promise we haven’t resorted to dressing up Neighbour Cat. Her December caper was to come in all miserable from the rain and stare at us until we dried her off with a tea towel… We went to London for Christmas. Just myself, Gareth and Rhiannon, it was the laziest low-key Christmas ever. We had breakfast at 11am, lunch at 4pm and dessert at 10pm, with lots of old movies and rum punch between courses. Rhi had a real Christmas tree, only the second we’ve had. The…
  • Win a spot on the March Up & Running 5k course

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:59 am
    Giveaway time! This is the first and only time I’ll don the Up & Running 5K Course pimp hat this year. The March 5K is the one live course we’re running in 2015*, as we need to clear space for the epic task of creating a new Marathon course. The course starts on Monday 9 March and goes for eight weeks. Here’s what you get… an eight week training plan to get you 5k race ready, designed to gradually increase your strength and fitness while avoiding injury a daily blog chock full of support materials, like running techniques, drills, videos and…
  • Upping the stakes

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    Give us all yer money! A true win for Consistency last year was my blogging pact with Jennette. I ended up with 37 new posts in 2014, versus 28 in 2013 (both numbers exclude pimping-my-wares posts). It was very effective having an accountability buddy and using Stickk to manage our commitment. It reminded me that whatever you do consistently shapes the tone of your life. If I want things to be different it’s not about dramatic sweeping changes. It’s repeated tiny actions and slightly smarter decisions, gathering momentum over time. Likewise with the not-so-healthy consistent…
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  • Starting a personal family journey to better health

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

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

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

    20 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    I have a large freezer in my garage that I use to stock up on great sale items, large bulk purchases (that are too much for one or two meals) and for quick dinners I make ahead of time. I always put the date and food name on my foods and use a freezer ready storage baggie. I do this because after a couple of months have passed, I really can't remember when I bought certain food items. And let's face it, when food is frozen, sometimes you don't know what it is! Well, I found some chicken nuggets in the back of the freezer without a date. Okay, don't go crazy because these were not mine. I…
  • 10 banned foods that we should all stop eating - be scared

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    When I read this list of banned foods, I have to say that I was very concerned. There are a few things on this list that I eat. It is scary to think that other countries have already banned these foods and we haven't! You think that in the United States, we have the top standards but of course, we are learning that politics often rules over our health. Nourish Thought for the Day: Information is power and ignorance is not so bliss. Source: Dr Mercola Infographic
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  • Southwest Macaroni and Cheese

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s been at least a few years since I’ve stocked boxes of macaroni and cheese in the pantry, but we visited Grocery Outlet for the first time recently and Phil insisted on grabbing a couple boxes of Horizon organic mac. This stuff was apparently one of his kitchen staples before he went and married a food blogger and there’s something about Grocery Outlet that makes you put lots of random things in your cart, whether you need them or not. I had never tasted this organic mac and cheese since I’ve always been pretty loyal to the bright orange Kraft version on the…
  • Sourdough Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    I know that some of you looked at the title of this recipe and thought sourdough chocolate what? Or perhaps you thought it was a typo and that this is actually a sour cream chocolate cake. Actually, it is a sour cream chocolate cake, but the recipe title is also correct. This chocolate cake includes a cup of sourdough starter in the batter, which is awesome for those of us who keep sourdough starters for bread and are sometimes looking for ways to use up the cup of starter that gets discarded when feeding our bubbly little pets. If you don’t have a sourdough starter, don’t…
  • Artichoke Cheddar Squares

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    I’ve been feeling nostalgic lately, craving comfort foods, making lots of casseroles, and thinking about recipes that were popular during my adolescence– those fabulous decades known as the eighties and nineties. It was in this spirit of reminiscence that I was drawn to a familiar recipe called Artichoke Squares that I found while flipping through one of those spiral-bound fundraising cookbooks that someone left in the kitchen at our cabin. I can’t remember my mom ever making artichoke squares and it’s not something I’ve ever made myself, but I can certainly remember eating…
  • February Garden Update

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    As always happens here in central California, spring sneaks up on us in February. Every year I see the blossoms on the trees and think that it’s way too early for spring. It’s especially jarring when I see photos of ice storms and piles of snow all over instagram in the evening then wake up to a beautiful sunny day and admire all the tulip trees in bloom while walking the dog. It’s weird, but it’s happening. Spring is most definitely here.(...)Continue reading February Garden Update © Pinch My Salt, 2015. | Permalink:…
  • Cranberry Orange Scones

    23 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Bursting with cranberries and bright orange flavor, these sweet buttery little scones are my new favorite winter treat. They are easy to put together and perfect to share with friends and family.(...)Continue reading Cranberry Orange Scones © Pinch My Salt, 2014. | Permalink: | Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh
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  • friday (the 13th)

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    On Friday (the 13th) the nbn arrived. It was followed, that night, by a much-needed, much-desired storm. Rainfall up here has been poor this summer, dry but weirdly cool; it's a lucky day when you get that much rain in one hit and the garden sighed contentedly. Today is a warm, high summer saturday, st valentine's day (a bloke who was clubbed to death by the Romans, so, not quite so romantic a day in my book). We picked 17 kilos of apples this morning; a jelly of windfalls sits cooling on the kitchen bench but I don't have enough sugar to do much with the remainder. Writing…
  • isolated

    26 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    We talked about isolation this long weekend. Peter thinks it's good, sees it as a strength rather than the weakness The Secret Language of Birthdays would have me believe the stars bestowed upon this little Leo. Me? Not so sure. I spent my 20's miserably isolated, exhausted from long days in bookshops and too slow at making plans for weekends to be socially connected. I saw it then as a weakness, one I couldn't claw my way up from. These days I find isolation absolutely necessary for clear creative thinking, and I also have a much richer social life, not full, but balanced, I…
  • a tin roof and pelting rain

    10 Jan 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Rain. Twelve hours on Friday night. Twelve drenching, soaking, tank-filling hours. A tin roof and pelting rain - there can be no better sound to boost one's wellbeing, surely. The soil, though, it remains dust bowl dry. I think, on Saturday afternoon, that I should worry about this lack of water, but there are kilos of blueberries to pick, tiny, sweet golden tomatoes and, best of all, milky baby zucchini and their blossoms. All surviving without me and my army of watering cans. Bliss.  
  • you know, went there

    3 Jan 2015 | 10:49 pm
    An odd thing happened last year, a thing held close to my chest for fear it wasn't quite real: a new friend inspired me to pick up a brush and just get on with the business of seeing once again. Always knew someday it'd return, longed for it if I am honest, and 2014 was a year full of lessons and troubles and deep creative conversations. Had I been warned early on, I would most definitely have ducked some of those, an old, old strategy I've long outgrown, but I faced stuff, explored things I'd ordinarily be afraid of. You know, went there. And yet here I stand, alive and…
  • cherry season

    20 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    My dessert repertoire, alas, grows ever smaller: a (mostly) waning interest in sugar and wheat means you'll get either Lesh's chocolate and date balls or the chocolate cake from Supper For A Song. BUT here it is, cherry season already and occasionally what's required from the kitchen is something more celebratory, something that feels like a proper dessert. Simple and untaxing if possible given it'll probably be hot. A cherry pie at some stage between late December and January feels right; fits the bill rather nicely. Pitting cherries is, I admit, a chore, but you're…
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  • 4 Great Uses for Beeswax

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Beeswax is an incredible natural substance that can be used in many different ways. Produced naturally by honey worker bees in bee hives, beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, also offering slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body. How can you add this amazing product into your life? Here are 4 great uses for beeswax. 1. Skin Moisturizer Beeswax contains natural moisturizers that make it useful as a skin moisturizer. In…
  • What’s New? MopTop

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of personal care products to our customers: MopTop. MopTop is a natural hair line designed to help tame dry, frizzy, color, chemically treated hair without build up but with ease, leaving hair soft and curls defined. The company creates products that are useful for all hair types with a quality buyers can trust. MopTop products are designed to free your hair from frizz and let your natural curls shine. If you have dry, frizzy, unruly, color treated or chemically treated hair, you are going to love this line. MopTop products are…
  • 5 Healthy Ingredients to Add to your Morning Smoothie

    Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    For most people myself included my morning routine doesn’t change much on day-to-day basis. I wake up, take a shower, get dressed, make breakfast and leave for work.  My breakfast almost every morning consists of some kind of smoothie. The flavor and ingredients of my smoothie however is a different story. There are some really great benefits to adding a smoothing into your morning routine. For parents who are looking for ways to get children to eat more fruits and vegetables this can be a fun experiment and a great tool. Also if you have a difficult time getting children to take their…
  • 3 Natural Supplements to Improve Memory

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you are having memory problems, taking supplements can be helpful but the question remains: which natural supplements are the most effective? Vitamin B12 and fish oil supplements are the top-selling memory products but if you are looking for another option or just a little extra, check out these three natural supplements to boost your memory. 1. Ginkgo Biloba One of the most popular natural supplements for memory is ginkgo biloba. Studies have concluded that ginkgo biloba may enhance cognitive performance in healthy older adults as well as people experiencing cognitive decline. The…
  • 5 Health Benefits from Tea Tree Oil

    Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tea tree oil is one of the most popular essential oils for obvious reasons. This natural product contain incredible healing powers due to its endless list of properties including antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, expectorant, stimulant and many others. Originally used by Aboriginal tribes in Australia to soothe skin and heal cuts, tea tree oil is now a well-known product around the world and widely available as an essential oil. If you are still not familiar with it, we present you 5 health benefits from tea tree oil. Antibacterial: studies have shown that tea…
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  • Feast-and-famine diet could help extend life, study suggests

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    Think of it as interval training for the dinner table. Fasting has been shown in mice to extend lifespan and to improve age-related diseases. But fasting every day, which could entail skipping meals or simply reducing overall caloric intake, can be hard to maintain. In a new study, researchers looked at intermittent fasting. They measured participants' changes in weight, blood pressure, heart rate, glucose levels, cholesterol, markers of inflammation and genes involved in protective cell responses over 10 weeks. They found that intermittent fasting caused a slight increase to SIRT 3, a…
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin, affecting behavior and psychiatric disorders

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper, serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.
  • Experts criticize 'inaccurate' view that B Vitamins have no role in Alzheimer's disease prevention

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    Patients in the very early stages of dementia could miss out on a potentially effective treatment after misleading research was published last year, say medical experts.
  • Previously unknown effect of vitamin A identified

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    A previously unknown effect of vitamin A in human embryonic development has been identified by researchers, indicating that vitamin A affects the formation of blood cells.
  • Vitamin D deficiency linked more closely to diabetes than obesity

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and muscle health. The skin naturally produces this vitamin after exposure to sunlight. People also absorb smaller amounts of the vitamin through foods, such as milk fortified with vitamin D. More than 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to have deficient levels of vitamin D due to limited sunshine exposure.
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  • Feast-and-famine diet could help extend life, study suggests

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    Think of it as interval training for the dinner table. Fasting has been shown in mice to extend lifespan and to improve age-related diseases. But fasting every day, which could entail skipping meals or simply reducing overall caloric intake, can be hard to maintain. In a new study, researchers looked at intermittent fasting. They measured participants' changes in weight, blood pressure, heart rate, glucose levels, cholesterol, markers of inflammation and genes involved in protective cell responses over 10 weeks. They found that intermittent fasting caused a slight increase to SIRT 3, a…
  • Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopause

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Women going through menopause often struggle with weight gain that results when their estrogen levels drop, and many turn to weight-loss supplements. But those supplements may cause an accumulation of fat in the liver and a potentially life-threatening condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Now researchers have shown in studies of post-menopausal animals that a mix of phytochemicals, along with vitamin D, may help protect the liver against inflammation caused by fat accumulation.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin, affecting behavior and psychiatric disorders

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper, serotonin is explained as the possible missing link tying together why vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids might ameliorate the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders.
  • Experts criticize 'inaccurate' view that B Vitamins have no role in Alzheimer's disease prevention

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    Patients in the very early stages of dementia could miss out on a potentially effective treatment after misleading research was published last year, say medical experts.
  • Stellate cells in liver control regeneration, fibrosis

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    Scientists are searching for new approaches to prevent liver fibrosis. They have identified a surface molecule on special liver cells called stellate cells as a potential target for interfering with this process. When the researchers turned off the receptor, this led to reduced liver fibrosis and improved regeneration of hepatic cells.
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  • Catching up

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

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

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

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
      First and foremost, MD and I would like to thank each and everyone one of you who provided suggestions and recommendations for an updated version of Protein Power. Based on all your comments, it appears it will be more of a rewrite than an update, which creates problems with the publisher. I’ll elaborate in future posts as I learn more. It may turn out that we’ll have to self publish to do what we want to do. Mainstream publishing is such a hidebound industry – almost no room for creativity. I’ve been working on a new Protein Power site with a whole new level of…
  • Protein Power 2.0?

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

  • The new dietary guidelines: Outrage and yawns

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

    Dr. Ayala
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
    We seem to be eating most of our meals while doing something else. And while eating might take your mind off the road, traffic also takes your mind off your food. Eating slows your reaction time to dangers on the road. Driving slows your reaction time to food.
  • Chocolate: A treat for Valentine’s Day or the cure for aging brains?

    Dr. Ayala
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    It doesn’t take much to persuade me to eat chocolate. Chocolate is my favorite treat, and to me, all worthwhile desserts are nothing more than chocolate delivery systems. So I welcome chocolate in starring roles in eat-for-your-health studies.
  • Two different paths to obesity, and what they have in common

    Dr. Ayala
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    A new article explains that obesity is caused by two distinctive mechanisms, and understanding these different causes might help with targeting a more tailored solution.
  • Need help with picking a whole grain loaf?

    Dr. Ayala
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    When you’re standing next to the cereal isle, what do you look for? The Whole Grain Stamp on the front of the package? Whole grain flour as the first ingredient? Did you bring your glasses and a calculator?
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    Food Renegade

  • Undiluted Essential Oils for Babies: Busted Essential Oil Myth #3

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

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

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

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

    Natalie Burns
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    The melon-prosciutto combo is a classic one, as is the prosciutto-asparagus, so why not throw them all together in a salad and devour all that deliciousness in one scrumptious bite?! [[This is a summary only. Keep reading by clicking on the Title above.]]
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  • Webinar – Eating, Emotions & Exercise: The New Science of Healthy Weights

    June Lupiani, RDN, CSSD
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Here at Green Mountain we understand that our approach to healthy weights and well-being is radically different than most others out there. Our difference lies in our process Unlike other approaches, we don’t invest solely in the endpoint. We begin with the present moment and all that it has to offer, because that’s the place from which we can move forward. That’s what mindfulness is all about when employing it for positive change, and it has been a centerpiece of our work for decades. Tune into our upcoming webinar: Eating, Emotions & Weight: The New Science of Healthy…
  • How to Make Healthy Eating Happen

    Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Move Away From Old Notions Of Healthy Eating I think most of us want to eat healthy. We hear plenty about its importance to achieving and maintaining health and healthy weights. But actually doing it escapes a lot of folks. Why? I believe it has to do with their definition of healthy eating. If you’re like many of the women who come to Green Mountain, you think “boring”, “time-consuming”, “tasteless”, and “expensive” when you hear the words “healthy eating.” But truly feeding yourself well doesn’t have to look like that at all. In fact, if it does, then it’s…
  • Food Addiction Through Another Lens: 5 Steps to Addressing Food Addiction

    June Lupiani, RDN, CSSD
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Google the words “Food Addiction” and in less than half a second you get over 33 million results. It’s pretty clear that lots of people are talking and others are listening. This topic interests me in a big way because I lead a discussion around food addiction here at Green Mountain.  But there is a compelling difference between the message we send and the focus we encourage here, compared to the insidious theme that runs through the articles contained in my half second Google search. The Research Around Food Addiction Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t Infographic…
  • The Binge Eating Diaries: Before There Were Calories

    Jacki Monaco
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    As a child, calories didn’t exist. Food was exactly what it was supposed to be – delicious and nutritious. As a child, eating was fun. It was an activity. Treats were treats. My mom tricked me into thinking that apples and watermelon were candy. And my taste buds believed the lie… with pleasure. As a child, as long as my clothes were bright colors – I didn’t care what size they were. As a child, if I was running around catching fireflies, throwing a softball, or rolling down a hill – I didn’t care what anyone else was thinking about how I looked. I loved how I felt. As a…
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    Nourished Kitchen

  • Red Kuri Pumpkin Soup

    Kate Jones
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    German cuisine is wonderfully hearty and though certain recipes vary depending on each region, there are real staples to the diet, such are beautiful fresh bread, potatoes, soups and stews. Each area has their own home twist on the classics, such as the Russian influence of flavours within East Germany (my current home), to the potato dumplings. Germany is home to the world’s largest pumpkin festival, The Ludwigsburg Festival, so it’s no wonder the simple pumpkin soup, or kurbissuppe is so popular. Click Here to Continue Reading. Copyright 2007 to 2014, all rights reserved.
  • 100% Rye Sourdough Baking (Rye Sourdough Boule Recipe)

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    This past weekend, I splurged and bought a few packs of berries (a special treat indeed, considering the snow still falls in the mountains) because I was so inspired by a new recipe: fermented berries.  We tend to rely on our fermented vegetables like sour pickles and hot pink jalapeno garlic kraut, as well as tonics like beet kvass, Cinnamon Spice Kombucha, and Jun tea.  Just when I thought I had fermented nearly everything under the sun, I came across the idea of fermented berries. It seemed almost sacrilege at first, to take a beautiful sweet-tart and ripe berry, lovely in its own…
  • Einkorn Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream for Valentines Day

    12 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    As many of you who have read Nourished Kitchen for a long time already know, Valentine’s Day is something special in our home.  We don’t go in for bouquets of flowers (though I like them), or cards, or teddy bears, but I do always try to make a little, special sweet treat for the loves in my life: my husband and son.  It might be Mayan Chocolate Truffles or Simple Chocolate Custard, or theses heart-shaped Einkorn Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream that are destined for my little boy’s Valentine’s Day Potluck at school.  I’ll also tuck some Hibiscus Ginger…
  • Crispy Rosemary Roast Potatoes

    11 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Every once in a while a cookbook comes along that speaks to me, in a language I know and love: the language of seasons, gardens, homsteading, family and food.  And when Brown Eggs and Jam Jars, a newly released cookbook by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites, it spoke that language, a language of love and family and good cooking.  As I thumbed through its pages, stumbling across recipes for Blueberry Cardamom Butter, Slow Cooker Cider Ham, and Caprese Salad with Fresh Thyme Drizzle, I knew that its a language that you’d appreciate as much as I do. Click Here to Continue Reading.
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  • Recipe : Bright and Crunchy Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    ( Finding new ways to squeeze extra plant power in to your day shouldn’t be difficult. This recipe for cauliflower tabbouleh is packed full of bright flavours and crunchy satisfaction. Not to mention it is pumped full of some powerful anti-inflammatory and health boosting nutrients. Read on for this quick and simple take on a classic recipe. read more
  • 10 Ways To Sneak Extra Vegetables In Without Overhauling Your Diet

    2 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    ( Your mother was on to something when she told you to eat your vegetables. At least half of the food you eat should be comprised of veggies no matter what diet tribe you may follow. Vegetables provide fibre to feed our friendly gut bacteria and keep our digestive system toned and are the top source of most vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytonutrients we need to renew and repair each day. They balance blood sugar for steady energy and keep our tummies satisfied. read more
  • Give the gift of food and nutrition this holiday season

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    ( Give the gift of nourishment this Christmas. A season full of food, festivities and gifts is the perfect time to do some thoughtful giving of your own. If food and nutrition are close to your heart, read on for ideas on how to work giving in to your holiday season and some great food and nutrition charities to get you started. read more
  • Apple Maple Whiskey BBQ Sauce

    1 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    ( BBQ sauce is a well loved, versatile condiment, but so many store-bought versions have ingredient lists that make me cringe! Find out how to make your own with this easy recipe, only 15 minutes of active time and then it just bubbles away (mostly) unattended until you’ve got a deep, dark, tangy treat! read more
  • Take The 21 Day Mindful Eating Challenge

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

  • Why It’s Good to #FearNoFruit: 10 Reasons You Should Eat a New Fruit That Scares You

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:51 pm
    My latest column for U.S. News Health: Get Over Your Fear of Fruit with These 10 Exotic Choices We simply don’t eat enough fruit. Even though cold-pressed juices are all the rage, and we’ve become a nation obsessed with smoothies, it’s become rare for people to pick up a piece of whole fruit and bite into it. The recently released 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report revealed that fruit intake remains low in this country. Only about 15 percent of the overall population in the U.S. is meeting fruit recommendations – which is about 2 cups daily. Looks like only young…
  • Friday Food News

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    CLEVER MARKETING IS FUELING THE MASSIVE RAMEN MOVEMENT Via Fast Company online Japanese ramen is among the trendiest dishes in the U.S., thanks to innovative marketing strategies. Ensuring that customers have to wait in line for the food builds buzz, and food blogs have also created hype around the Japanese noodle dish, which has risen from college staple to gourmet dining option. CHEFS SHAKE UP AMERICANS’ IDEAS ABOUT CANTONESE CUISINE Via The Wall Street Journal Chinese chefs are introducing U.S. diners to new versions of authentic Cantonese cuisine, with simple dishes and flavors that…
  • 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Advisory Committee Report is Released

    21 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    Of course, the big nutrition news of the week was the release of the much anticipated report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee or DGAC.  You can access it here if you haven’t seen it.  And here’s an infographic that explains the process and what’s  next. The media coverage has been extensive, yet so many of the headlines seem to grab hold of specific elements of the 500+ page report and consumers are likely translating the major take-aways to be: Sugar is evil Eat all the eggs you want Fill up on coffee Eat less beef Well, it’s not that simple.
  • Kale Has Some New Competition From Its Cousin Kalettes

    14 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Move over kale.  I think a lot of us are getting tired of kale — perhaps no one more than dietitian colleague Amy Myrdal Miller who wrote a glorious take down of this trendy leafy green: A Rant Against the Ridiculous, Virtuous Cult of Kale. Kale has a cousin that’s ready for its close-up:  Kalettes, a non-GMO hybrid vegetable that’s an offspring of kale and Brussels sprouts (another cult vegetable).  It was developed more than 15 years ago in England, where it’s known as “flower sprouts,” but it’s just recently showing up across the pond here in…
  • Friday Food News

    13 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    A snapshot of what I’ve been reading this week. CHEFS, CUSTOMERS CLAMOR FOR KOREAN FLAVORS Via Nation’s Restaurant News Chefs are embracing the popularity of Korean ingredients such as kimchi and gochujang as a way to add a burst of flavor and umami to dishes. “There is something so great about introducing a guest to a flavor they might have not been familiar with before simply by utilizing it in a dish that they are familiar with,” said chef Kevin Korman, who uses gochujang in a mussels dish at Caliza in Panama City Beach, Fla. CHEF RICK MOONEN SHARES 4 PREDICTIONS…
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  • 2015 Dietary Guidelines: What Parents Need to Know

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    You may have heard rumblings about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Although the official guidelines are not here yet, the process has been kick-started with a major report that summarizes the evidence. Next is the public comment period (now until April 8th) followed by the creation of Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) report paints a picture of how Americans have been eating while shedding light on how to make improvements. It’s kind of like a report for healthy habits. Shall we take a look? How Are We Doing? The report…
  • 30 Meal Challenge (Meals 26-30): The Final 5!

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    I’m glad I took the 30 meal challenge even if it took me well over 30 days! Finding time to really focus and figure out my family’s “meal vision” has helped tremendously. I’ve decided to rotate (and continue to master) about 25 meals instead of the original plan of 30. I still have to refine a few recipes, and work more on sides, but I’m excited to start the next phase of rotation (this week!), which I will be sure to blog about. So here are the final 5 meals! Rainbow Stew One of Big A’s favorite books is Rainbow Stew. We were waiting for a rainy day…
  • 5 Things Parents Who Create Happy Mealtimes Don’t Do

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    18 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    Most parents understand, intellectually, that the kitchen table should be a happy place. But then reality hits: crazy schedules, complaining kids and nutrition standards that seem impossible to meet. The truth is there is a lot that can get in a way of creating enjoyable family meals. Why even try? We know frequent family meals are linked to improved health and well being of children. But making those meals enjoyable makes everything better: connection, nourishment and food learning. Not to mention, the atmosphere at the table helps shape a child’s emerging relationship with food. So…
  • Vitamin D for Kids: What Parents Need to Know

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    More than a decade ago I was calculating the nutrition for a meal plan when vitamin D kept coming up short. This happened even with the inclusion of milk so I started to look into it. And what I found was really striking. Every parent should understand the impact vitamin D has on kids’ health from preconception all the way to adulthood. So let’s dig in. What Does Vitamin D Do? Vitamin D helps the body maintain the right balance of calcium and phosphorus. Without adequate vitamin D, not enough calcium is deposited into bones to keep them strong and healthy. This is why vitamin D…
  • What Kids Really Mean When They Say “I Don’t Like it”

    Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It was Cultural Heritage Day at my son’s school and for lunch, parents brought in food from their nationality. As one boy sat down to his plate of unfamiliar food, he started to cry. I went up to him to see if he was okay and he said: “I don’t like this food.” I went around to all the items, explaining what they were and that helped a little. He ended up picking up a churro to eat and started to calm down. Here’s the thing: His reaction had nothing to do with not liking the food and everything to do with not feeling ready to eat it. I don’t like it or…
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  • The Complete List of Authentic Extra Virgin Olive Oils and How to Buy

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

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

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

    Diana Herrington
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    This recipe is my version of pancakes without the milk or eggs. Good news is that if you are honoring Lent you can still eat them. Whenever I make these pancakes no one seems to notice the lack of those two ingredients. Ingredients: 1/2 cup cornmeal 3/4 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup chickpea flour […]
  • Which Olive Oil to Buy? The Olive Oil Fraud!

    Diana Herrington
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Many of us want to use ‘extra virgin olive oil’ for its health benefits and taste, but  when you go to the trouble of seeking it out, and spending the extra money, there is a high chance that it is not virgin at all! That olive oil  is likely to be a fraud. A high […]
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  • Product Review: Carlson Super Omega-3

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

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Acai berries are one of nature’s great nutritional gifts. Cancer, on the other hand, is one of life’s most ominous diseases. It is a degenerative disease, which means it develops due to cellular degeneration and decay. As we age, free radicals proliferate and cause cellular damage that increases the risk of developing cancerous cells. read more
  • Product Review: Now Foods True Calm

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Now Foods True Calm is a dietary supplement manufactured by a well- known brand in the supplement industry. Now Foods has been around for a long time, and their product line is respected for its high-quality formulations. read more
  • Product Review - Dyma Burn Xtreme

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Burn. Burn. Burn. It’s the new weight-loss mantra. You want to be cut from the finest stuff, with a lean and muscular physique and abs like chiseled marble. But don’t we all? Whether you’re going for Brad Pitt à la ‘Fight Club’ or a ‘300’-esque Gerard Butler, shedding excess body fat is critical for either physique. read more
  • Yohimbe Supplements for Women

    16 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Yohimbe, an evergreen tree found in parts of Africa, is commonly used by men to stimulate sexual function and desire. But did you know yohimbe supplements for women have many benefits, too? Recent research suggests that yohimbe supplements can be a powerful sexual stimulant for both men and women. read more
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    Dr Bill Dean

  • Mind and Body Are Intimately Spliced….You Cannot Separate Them

    Dr Bill Dean
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    Yesterday I found myself talking to an elderly lady about digestion telling her how important it was for health. "For optimal health, we have to have an optimal digestive fire," I began. "But the intriguing thing about digestive fire, from an energy viewpoint, is that if we cultivate a rich digestive fire to digest broccoli, that same digestive fire helps you digest what I am saying right now!" Amazing. So if I ramp up my digestive enzyme system by using a churan(collection of spices that improves digestion) it also improves my ability to digest thoughts? Most certainly. From an energy…
  • Agni and Its Importance

    Dr Bill Dean
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Agni is an important concept in the energy medical discipline of Ayurveda  In this short video I'll discuss the important take home points about this biological energy topic  There are other videos that talk about the fundamental Ayurvedic principles at my YouTube Channel at this link
  • Spices as Medicine: How to Use Them Effectively

    Dr Bill Dean
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:32 pm
    The use of spices is the same as the use of herbs in the energy science model of nutrition and health  A spice is considered a herb but not all herbs are spices The spice cabinet in your kitchen can be a medicine cabinet full of energetic remedies if you want to see it that way  But just as medicines can help us, some can cause us dis-ease so we need to learn how to use spice for our benefit Because most spices are used to help the digestive fire  That is spices make it stronger so that our own digestive process is more effective in breaking down food, absorbing it, and…
  • Meditation and Cancer

    Dr Bill Dean
    7 Feb 2015 | 5:21 pm
    In November 2014 Canadian researchers reported that there are changes to DNA after just a 3 month period of practicing regular meditation  This shouldn't really be surprising to us as other genetic studies involving lifestyle behavior patterns have shown shifts in multiple sites of the genetic material   What is interesting is that the changes noted in this study happen to be associated with longevity...that is those with cancer who were meditating for this brief period of time showed signs of increased longevity  The tacit conclusion is that meditation can be good food for us…
  • Detoxification and Pranayama

    Dr Bill Dean
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Last week I discussed why pranayama or breathing exercises can be helpful as part of the energy science solution in helping with all diseases  As I have explained in the past, in contrast to the matter science approach to disease, the energy science approach uses a multimodality approach in treating all the qualitative imbalances such as mobile(V), rough(V), hot(P), dull(K) and often times heavy(K) Pranayama as I explained last week burns ama which is a result of poor agni These breathing techniques each build on one another to enhance the agni of every tissue level in the body When ama…
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  • Creating Personal Space

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

    Gina Ryan
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:41 pm
    I took the picture above yesterday while I walked and took some time for silence at the beach. So beautiful, the waves alive and somewhat predictable making walking in the surf fun and easy. This evening when I went to the very same spot -well tried to go to the very same spot I could not even enter the beach! The hard crashing waves made the narrow entry to the beach completely off limits. Yesterday I had thoughts of the waves being like situations in life with my desire being to know what to do in the waves or circumstances. I knew in my heart I could not really predict what the waves or…
  • Is Food Your Distraction?

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

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

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

    Meghna Basu
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Originally invented as a hiking snack, the Trail mix has become a popular healthy snack worldwide. Not only is it easy to make but also easy to carry. Just pack away the desired quantity in a zip-pouch and be on your way with your pocketful of healthy snack. A personalized bowl of Trail mix can...Read More
  • What is quinoa and what are its health benefits?

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
  • 7 more reasons to give up sugar

    Swati Kapoor
    10 May 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Many of us are addicted to sugar and need some form of sugar every day. For most of us, sugar has become a mandatory food group and is a part of our daily diet. But we are not completely aware of the adverse effects of excess sugar consumption. Find below a list of some of...Read More
  • The Weight Loss Benefits of Tea

    Bhawna Gupta
    6 May 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Tea is common drink which can be readily available in domestic household in India. However, taste and ingredients can differ depending on personal choice and area surrounding. Many people like to add sugar, milk, cardamom, lemon or any other spice like cinnamon. But do you know tea have many health benefits which also include weight...Read More
  • Why Spinach is So Good For You?

    Dashmeet Kaur
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Bright, vibrant-looking spinach leaves are not only appealing to the eye but nourishing as well. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low calorie package. Spinach is a very versatile vegetable and can be eaten raw or cooked. It is available fresh, frozen or canned. Here are some tips for...Read More
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    Richard's Health Musings

  • I’m Going To Be a Hospital Ruckusmaker

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    What day is it today? Yup, January flew by and according to statistics your resolve to stick to your weight loss resolution probably fell out the window. The final week of January pounds the nail in the coffin of diets and exercise. I remember it from last year, it happens, that new fad diet (gluten …Continue reading »Related Posts:Weight Loss Myths: What Do You Believe?Start September Strong with the 21 Day FixNew New Year’s Resolutions: Pick A WordFive Easy to Add Metabolism Boosting FoodsI Want You To Start A Quest Today!a.A post from: health and fitness
  • Pick a Goal and Make a Positive Change!

    31 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    New Year’s Day always tends to make me reflective and as you guessed since tomorrow is the start of 2015 that I’m in a particularly reflective mood. Last night, I was thinking about personal change and why more people do/don’t change or do/don’t improve themselves. Following this line of thought I decided to do a …Continue reading »Related Posts:Shrimp Squat Your Way to a Pistol SquatThe Viral Video with Ido Portal on MovementMonday Confessional and I Need MobilityHappy New Year! Are Your Resolutions Ready? It’s 2013Gingerbread Man Yoga?? Are You Ready To Change?a.A…
  • Nailed My First Muscle-Up!

    23 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Last week, I engaged in a conversation on the importance of rotating training focus. This conversation was with a couple coworkers and to add some context we are the suit and tie folks that spend too much time at our desks. A lunch challenge came from this conversation. I accepted it… and DESTROYED it! I …Continue reading »Related Posts:Insanity Max30 Challenge Group, Join MeI Want You To Start A Quest Today!Workout Wednesday: Always Time for Pull-Ups and Muscle-UpsMuscle Up Training: Progression and RegressionKettlebell Pulling Power Workouta.A post from: health and fitness
  • Insanity Max30 Challenge Group, Join Me

    3 Dec 2014 | 11:43 am
    If you missed the Shakeology tab on the header (or you are on a mobile device), than you probably don’t know that I am an Independent Beachbody Coach. Yes, that is the same Beachbody that gave us P90X and Insanity. Honestly, I had issues with those programs. I only joined because I liked Shakeology. The …Continue reading »Related Posts:A New Phase In My Life And ShakeologyStart September Strong with the 21 Day FixTacFit 26 Update: Alpha to Delta WorkoutsNailed My First Muscle-Up!Skipping Exercise Is Making You Fata.A post from: health and fitness
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  • Chocoats {Redux}

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

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

    steph langdon
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:09 pm
    I find it hard to believe that it's already January 21st (and that I already have a 9 week old!). I haven't been as active online since becoming a mother, but that doesn't mean I haven't been finding time to cook and continue trying new things in the kitchen. The monthly Recipe Redux challenges keep me inspired to share recipes with you, so here you have it, Sriracha Brussels Sprouts & Shrimp. This month's theme was: Start Smoking in the New Year - The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smoking techniques, subtly smoked food is…
  • Savory & Sweet Party Mix {Recipe ReDux}

    steph langdon
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    It's been a busy month for us as we're getting used to the third member of our family (fourth if you count our dog Albert!). I'm sure it's been busy for many of you as you prepare for the holiday season, attend parties, and get together with family/friends. I still found time to take part in this month's ReDux by cooking while my mother-in-law had time with our little one.The theme for this month was Grab a Book & Cook! It’s the end of the year and we’re taking a moment to reflect: ReDux has been around for 42 months! (Can you believe some of you have ReDux-ed 42 recipes?) To…
  • Memorable Meals {Recipe ReDux}

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

  • How Prebiotics Benefit Gut Health

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    The term prebiotics is a relatively new term relating to the topic of gut health. The concept first came on the scene in 1995 when beneficial food ingredients that pass undigested through the stomach and intestines were first identified. Researchers were shocked to learn that these undigested foods actually served as nourishment for the probiotics in the gut, those beneficial microbes that perform useful biological functions and are a critical component of a healthy immune system. (...)Read the rest of How Prebiotics Benefit Gut Health (987 words) © Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist for The…
  • Doctor Approved Remedies for Eczema Treatment

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    By Tom Cowan MD, author The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care Eczema is one of the most common skin conditions in the world with at least 31.6 million sufferers in the United States alone. Ironically, despite the high prevalence of this disease, there is a persistent lack of effective eczema treatment for moderate to severe cases. Among children, the prevalence of eczema is roughly 11% and as high as 18.1% in individual states. Approximately one out of every three children with eczema suffers from moderate to severe disease. What’s more, these children do not tend to…
  • An Attorney’s View of Vaccines

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    The report below was recently sent to every representative and senator in the Washington legislature and to all the newspapers in Washington. Attorney James Deal believes that the personal or philosophical objection will be retained at the state level. “They have all the money, but we have all the good ideas. If we persevere, we will succeed.”  ~ James Robert Deal, J.D. Anti-vaxxers oppose all vaccines. Pro-vaxxers favor all vaccines. No, it is not that simple. Pro-vaxxers admit that certain groups should not receive certain vaccines and that vaccine injury does happen, although…
  • Our New Organic Garden Box!

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Need a little help with the Spring garden? Help has arrived! My new friends at Florida Urban Organic Farm recently installed this gorgeous new garden box in the picture above in our backyard!  The rain barrel irrigation system will be installed this week. The best part?  Owners Cody and Kimberly Haberman will be planting the heirloom seedlings of my choice in the coming days and maintaining the garden box for me throughout the growing season! It’s the same concept as a pool service, but way healthier and a lot less expensive! If you love organic gardening but don’t have the…
  • Isn’t Your Baby’s Life Worth More Than $250,000?

    Sarah TheHealthyHomeEconomist
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    $250,000 pathetic, measly dollars. That’s it.  That’s all you get if your baby dies of SIDS or any other condition triggered by a vaccine reaction and you are awarded full and maximum compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. No, you can’t sue. You have no ability to seek further damages with a court trial. Congress has seen to that with the National Vaccine Injury Act passed in 1986 which gives vaccine manufacturers complete immunity for any and all harm caused by their products. What’s more is that you’ll never get an apology.  You’ll…
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    Food Confidence

  • Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Muffins

    Danielle Omar
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Chocolate meets cherries in these moist and delicious gluten-free Chocolate Cherry Breakfast Muffins! Do you ever buy a cool ingredient while grocery shopping but have no idea what you’ll make with it? I bought some garbonzo bean (aka chick pea) flour. My sister and I became fascinated with it years ago when she tasted this scone at a party. I had never been able to find it so when I did, I had to buy it. But what to do with it? Clearly using it would require some degree of baking, a task I avoid at all costs, but I reminded myself that people enjoy baking. I mean, how hard can it be? I…
  • Chocolate Lemon Energy Balls

    Danielle Omar
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Lemony citrus meets delicious dark chocolate in the these chocolate lemon energy balls! The perfect no-bake, gluten-free snack.  What do you get when you ask healthy food bloggers and foodie dietitians to create a healthy chocolate creation? You get happy! This month’s recipe redux theme is chocolate — an ode to Valentine’s Day and a great way to get rid of any chocolate lying around the house! I would not consider myself a chocolate fiend, but I do love chocolate. I have some every day – mostly in the form of cacao nibs or cocoa powder. I’m currently hooked on a smoothie I…
  • Formula Meals: Roasted Vegetables

    Danielle Omar
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Roasted vegetables are an easy to make, delicious side dish that will turn even the pickiest of eaters into instant veggie lovers! Formula meals are back this week with a cooking basic so many people forget about: roasted vegetables. If roasted veggies are not in your weekly repertoire, they should be. Not only are they super easy to make, they also make most vegetables taste even better. When vegetables are combined with a little oil and some high heat an amazing thing happens…they become addictively delicious. But in a good way! Roasting is the difference between knowing you should…
  • 5-Spice Tempeh Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

    Danielle Omar
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:49 am
    A quick vegetarian weeknight dinner or light lunch, this super tasty warm tempeh salad is big on flavor and nutrients! I keep trying to get you to try tempeh! Is it working?? This warm salad is super flavorful and so easy to make. I love tempeh because it provides a heartiness to your plate that is sometimes missing when you eat a mostly plant-based diet. It’s also a great source of fermented protein and you know I’m a huge fan of fermentation. What is tempeh? Tempeh is made from soybeans that have been naturally fermented by a process that binds them into a cake-like form.
  • Formula Meals: Easy Egg Muffins

    Danielle Omar
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:07 am
    These healthy and oh-so versatile breakfast egg muffins can feed everyone in your family! It’s Formula Meals time again folks and today we are making easy-peasey breakfast egg muffins! These super versatile muffins will please even the pickiest eaters because you can adapt them a zillion different ways. The options are endless but the template is the same…that is the power of formula meals! As formula meals go, once you figure out the “template” being used, you can sub-in anything you want to create easy weeknight meals (or breakfast) in minutes — no recipe required! So…
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    Corinne Dobbas MS, RD

  • Are You Exercising the Wrong Way?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Breakfast Foods With No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    No High-Fructose Corn Syrup in My Breakfast, Please! I found several new breakfast foods I like for the No-High Fructose Corn Syrup List! It’s afternoon now, so I think we’ll have breakfast for dinner! Kids always love that. Heck, grown-ups love it too, I think. (TIP: A light sprinkling of cinnamon and some honey is […]
  • 5 New Condiments with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Today’s update contains condiments with no high-fructose corn syrup! Condiments seem to be one of the hardest product areas to find hfcs-free versions.  Some of these were suggestions by visitors and some were items I came across while doing my own surfing. I did do my own research though, and have included the links so […]
  • 3 New Items Added to the No High-Fructose Corn Syrup List

    4 Mar 2014 | 11:13 am
    Here are a few additions to the No High-Fructose Corn Syrup List.   My favorite addition is Simply Heinz ketchup. I like to make my own ketchup sometimes, but it’s nice to know I can just pick up a bottle in a pinch. It seems really natural and my family loves it.  It also says […]
  • New No-HFCS Products & A Thank You!

    8 Jul 2013 | 1:29 pm
    There are a couple of additions to the List of Products with No High-Fructose Corn Syrup today, but first I want to say a REALLY BIG THANK YOU to all the people who have donated lately via the PayPal Donation Button in the sidebar! I started this site 6 years ago and have been running […]
  • Bull’s Eye Original Barbecue Sauce Now Contains HFCS

    16 Mar 2013 | 12:56 pm
    Well, since this is a blog about listing products that do NOT contain high-fructose corn syrup, I usually don’t post about products that do unless they stand out for some reason. In this case, a product I show-cased as proudly boasting, “No High-Fructose Corn Syrup” on its label has, sadly reverted to using HFCS. That […]
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    Health Kismet Blog

  • Review: True Vitality Plant Protein Shake

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

    Jonathan Bechtel
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:59 pm
    If you're a kid, geezer, pregnant, slob or lush you probably drink folic acid from a fire hose without realizing it. And hey, in a lot of ways.....this is all fine and dandy. It prevents us from ending up with birth defects that give us the lumbar system of Quasimodo. I like that. However, the machinery our bodies use to process folic acid are often overtaxed, leaving a lot of the unmodified stuff floating around in our blood. Is it possible we have too much of a good thing?When Folic Acid Kills is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • The Contact Form Was Broken. I Didn’t Notice.

    Jonathan Bechtel
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    My head is full of hot, hot air. For the last six weeks we've been forwarding all e-mail messages sent through our contact form to a phantom e-mail address. Whoops! That didn't work out well. At least for you guys. I on the other hand, have had an easy 42 days. I was wondering why everyone all of a sudden stopped having problems. Of course my big ego led me to believe that I was just doing an awesome job at being MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE. As usual with these things, I was deeply mistaken. Cripes, I'm sorry :(The Contact Form Was Broken. I Didn’t Notice. is a post from: Health Kismet Blog
  • Kutting to the Truth About Vitamin K

    Jonathan Bechtel
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    What kan vitamin K do for your body? Since about 1950 the answer was pretty simple: IT CLOTS YOUR BLOOD. However, recently there have been new revelations about other benefits. And in particular, there might be a few other mysterious forms of the vitamin that have remarkable potency within the body. As it turns out vitamin K has not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not even 6 forms of itself but 12 DIFFERENT FORMS OF THE VITAMIN. HEAVENS TO BETSY!!!! And the majority of these come in the form of K2. Aka K-Kooooooool. What it can it do for you and why is it unique? Kome, let's find out.Kutting…
  • The Inigo Montoya Guide to Whole Food Vitamins

    Jonathan Bechtel
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:06 am
    The idea that we can boil down fruits and vegetables into a single pill to get all our daily nutrients is almost Santa-Claus like in the way it seems to get us something from nothing. I mean, even if you're stone broke you can probably rummage your glove department and shake the couch for the $20 needed for a 30 day supply. A heck of a lot cheaper than going to the grocery store! But alas, sadly, I think many folks (including many who position themselves as experts in the supplement industry) are just a lil' confused about how these actually work. Alas, when we talk about whole food vitamins…
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    Melanie's Corner

  • Celebrate National School Breakfast Week!

    LZX Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    This week is National School Breakfast week and many School Breakfast Programs will be celebrating with special menus, decorations, activities and events all week. This year’s theme “Make the Grade with School Breakfast” highlights how eating a healthy breakfast helps students achieve success in the classroom. Research has shown that students who eat breakfast: • Have higher class participation • Remember more of what they learn • Have healthier body weights • Are more alert • Have higher test scores • Make healthier food choices throughout the day • Have better…
  • Announcing the LZX National School Breakfast Week Giveaway!

    LZX Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    It’s National School Breakfast Week! How are you celebrating this week and/or promoting healthy breakfasts in your schools? Tell us how and send us a photo for a chance to win a Breakfast Vinyl Banner w/ Stand and Dry Erase Menu Board Combo! ($179.95 value) Send your photo(s) and a brief description of your celebration to or post them directly to the Learning ZoneXpress Facebook page. We will announce the winner on the LZX Facebook page and by email next Friday, March 13th. We will also share your submissions over the next couple weeks, so be sure to check…
  • School Nutrition Topics to Watch in 2015: Additional support for schools

    LZX Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Pew Research recently  featured Five School Nutrition Topics to Watch in 2015, we wanted to highlight each over the next month. It’s great to see School Nutrition getting attention – but we know that everyone can use a help keeping an eye on the issues. Today’s topics is the Additional support for schools… Additional support for schools. Schools need resources such as updated kitchen equipment, staff training, and technical assistance to serve healthy meals and snacks. Last year, the federal government took steps to help address schools’ needs, which will continue into 2015. Among…
  • School Lunches Getting Healthier—The Facts from Pew

    LZX Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    More than 30 million American children eat school lunches each day—a fact parents can feel good about. These tasty meals are healthier than ever before and help kids develop sound nutrition and eating habits. The video from Pew Charitable Trust shows how and why…
  • Complimentary Activity for Nutrition Month!

    LZX Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Looking for activities to help celebrate National Nutrition Month? Learning ZoneXpress has you covered!  Kids will have fun and discover the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables with this FREE downloadable sample activity from our 54321+10 Fruits & Veggies Activity Books. Download here! The rest of this activity book features fun activities that challenge kids to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables throughout each day and is part of the Live 54321+10® for Kids Program, an easy to remember countdown that promotes six things kids can do daily to help promote good…
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    Kale University

  • 6 Reasons Why Your Garden Just Won’t Grow

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

    Joel Turner
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Here is a fun graphic answer to the question, “What is Kombucha and how do I make it?” We’ve talked a little about kombucha here before and we love its wonderful health benefits. The team at The Tremendousness Collective created this cool graphic among many other great graphics. It’s worth checking out some of their visual renditions of data. Beneficial Effects of Kombucha Here are some of the helpful effects of this tasty drink. Energy boost Aids in detox Enhances mental clarity Promotes longevity Reduces inflammation and diseases Aids in probiotic health Aids in…
  • 6 Tips For Going Vegan On a Budget

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

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

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

  • Salads – Cozy, Satisfying and Exciting – What???

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    When folks are “on it” with their nutrition, salads become a big part of their life. A “salad with chicken” is pretty textbook for lunch and what happens is you eat salad after salad after salad, get bored and angry and then you (understandably) break and overeat.  Salad should be a part of your life as they are filled with vegetables that are essential for a sustainable, healthy plan, but finding ways to enjoy salads more and not just eat them to be “good” is key to figuring out how to lose weight and keep the weight off….and live a healthy life with nutritious foods.
  • Me on TV! Shop Smart – Eat Local – Live Well

    3 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    I had a blast a few weeks ago filming this segment for a new ABC show called Bay Area LIFE. We went to the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building Marketplace to talk about how to be a smart consumer. If you do not shop at a farmers market, please consider adding it to your routine. It is the best way to support your local farmers. When you shop local, you have a connection with your farmers and create a healthier relationship with food for you and yours. It is extremely important to know where your food comes from! Some tips: Try something new! We tend to eat the same foods – get…
  • Recipes! Enjoy!

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Hi guys! One of my responsibilities as a dietitian is to cruise the internet looking for recipes…so I picked up a few and thought I would share. Enjoy! Zucchini Boats – Five Ways Homemade Chicken Soup followed by many soup recipes to try Date – Coconut Energy Nuggets Chicken in Milk (yes I wrote that and it is delish!) Seven Terrific Bean Recipes Tangy Meatballs Cooking the Perfect Frittata Beet Burger Udon Noodle Soup with a Soft Egg Fish en Papillote with Citrus Peppers stuffed with Quinoa and Feta And because I am obsessed – some ways to cook with preserved lemons…
  • Eat With Confidence

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:59 pm
    About six months ago, I had a call with a client who was desperate to lose weight. She was frustrated, doing everything “right” and could not figure out how to get the pounds off. She also informed me she had just started a super extreme diet – 500-800 calories per day and taking supplements. I expressed my obvious concern and explained this would likely not lead to long term results, but she was determined. She was going to do this plan, lose the weight and then figure out the next steps. We lost touch-she lives on the East Coast, she had a plan she wanted to follow and I had a…
  • Red Light! Green Light!

    6 Jan 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Happy new year everyone! Do you remember that game Red Light Green Light? Ever play it as a kid? In the oh so special way my brain works, I started thinking of this childhood game with regards to resolutions. Green Light! I am going to lose weight I am going workout every morning I am going to stop drinking alcohol I am going cook more I am going to get more sleep Then life happens….RED LIGHT! Man I am tired, I am going to sleep in tomorrow Just one glass of wine… Ugh I hate running But I have such a sweet tooth! One piece of chocolate… I had not time to grocery shopping…lets just…
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  • The One Choice We Always Have

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

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

    jenny sansouci
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    WELL HELLO guys!!! I hope you all had a great February. Mine was a bit nutbally as I was traveling for a few weeks of it to the Seychelles and Kripalu. The part of the month where I was actually in NYC, I was moving into a new apartment. I’m still in the process of turning my little nook into a home, and I’m leaving for HONG KONG tomorrow (what!?) so I’ve been surrendering to the fact that things aren’t gonna get done as quickly as I’d like, especially if I insist on having a life of spontaneous travel. Which I do. I really do. Before I move on, can we talk about…
  • How To Get Better Skin – Naturally

    jenny sansouci
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Hey lil nugs. It’s been a minute since I’ve written here. Why, you ask? Well, this is a topic for another post that will hopefully be coming soon, but it has everything to do with conscious prioritization. I was traveling for a bit and had little/no access to wifi, and then I’ve been moving apartments (a full time job) so I haven’t been prioritizing the blog. Very different from January where I wrote every. single. day. no. matter. what. It’s all about what we decide is the main priority, right? It’s funny how quickly we can create new habits — and…
  • What’s Your Most Valued Form Of Currency?

    jenny sansouci
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    I’m on a flight right now, about to touch down on Mahe Island (in the Seychelles, off the coast of Africa). The freedom to travel is one of the things I really value most in my life. I remember one of the biggest takeaways I got from reading the 4 Hour Workweek years ago was the concept of being “rich” in other ways besides just having a lot of money – essentially, figuring out what your personal currency is, and basing your success on how much of that currency you have flowing through your life. When I say currency, I mean – what do you REALLY value? Do you value having a…
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    Motive Nutrition

  • Shrimp and Quinoa Alla Puttanesca

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top Five Things You Need To Know About Snacking

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

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

    Liz Pearson
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    If you want 2015 to be an exceptional year, make this the year you master eight habits linked to health and happiness. After all, it’s your habits, or patterns of behaviour, that ultimately determine how great your life can be. The following eight habits, when practiced regularly, are guaranteed to make your life healthier and happier: Habit #1 – Berries For Your Brain The human brain has been called the most complex system in existence. It’s a magnificent machine that controls everything you do. Taking care of it really matters! Berries are the ultimate brain food. They’re loaded…
  • What Can You Give That Truly Has Meaning?

    Liz Pearson
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    For all of you still wondering what to give the special people in your life this holiday season, I have a suggestion. It costs nothing, but your time. The rewards are immeasurable, for you and for them. Rather than shopping for a gift (or perhaps you can give this with your gift), I suggest you write a letter of love to everyone in your life that matters most – your partner, children, parents, siblings, and best friends. Here are some thoughts about what you might include in each letter: • What you love and admire most about them. • Ten words that best describe who they are. •…
  • Liz’s Top Five Healthy Holiday Tips

    Liz Pearson
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    Holiday eating can be dangerous to your waistline and your health. Shortbread cookies, chocolates, eggnog, and alcoholic beverages tempt you at every turn. You eat (and drink!) more than you want or need. What’s the solution? With research to back me up, I recommend doing these five things to make your holidays healthier: 1. Get Clear On “Why” Make a list of “why” you want to eat healthier over the holidays. This forms the backbone of staying on track. Your list might include the following: to feel better, look better, have more energy, protect my health and maintain my weight. I…
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    Small Footprint Family

  • 8 Hidden Sources of Toxins in Your Home

    Dawn Gifford
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:47 pm
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air we breathe inside our homes and offices can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. This is because contained areas enable pollutants to build up more than open spaces do. But unlike secondhand smoke, radon gas and molds which are airborne toxins we cannot readily control, most indoor air pollution comes from products we willingly bring into our home. Here are eight sources of indoor air pollution that might surprise you. 1. Candles As lovely as they can be, most candles will pollute your home with harmful gases and…
  • 10 Things You Should Not Put In Your Compost Pile

    Dawn Gifford
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Composting is one of the most powerful things you can do for a sustainable planet—even if you don’t have a garden. We simply cannot continue to take nutrients from the soil to grow food, year after year, and not put them back in equal or greater measure, and expect the soil to continue to provide for us. There are at least 100 things in your home that you can compost, which will greatly reduce the amount of trash you put out every week to go to the landfill. But even though technically you can compost anything that was once living, some things are better left out of the compost pile…
  • Uncommonly Good Coconut Chicken Curry from an Uncommonly Wonderful Cookbook

    Dawn Gifford
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    When I arrived in Seoul, South Korea almost 18 years ago, on my very first trip abroad—a teaching and traveling tour—I was shocked to discover that food was growing everywhere. Squashes in pots climbed the side of gas pumps, peppers and cabbages grew in the downtown public landscaping beds, bitter melons scrambled up trellises in front of stores, shiso and other herbs bloomed on rooftops—almost anywhere one could squeeze in a container of soil, you’d find food growing. It was a gardener’s paradise! I later learned that one of the reasons for this, aside from a desire for…
  • Boost Your Immune System with Fire Cider

    Dawn Gifford
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Fire cider is a traditional folk remedy infused with powerful anti-microbial, decongestant, and circulatory herbs and spices. Adding a tablespoon of this to your diet every day can help boost your immune system, stimulate digestion, and warm you up on cold days. How perfect to make for a mid-winter pick-me-up! Because this is a folk remedy, the ingredients can change from season to season depending on what’s growing around you at the time you make it. The base ingredients are apple cider vinegar, garlic, onion, ginger, horseradish, and hot peppers, which are mighty by themselves, but…
  • 10 Green New Years REVolutions

    Dawn Gifford
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    It’s a new year, and the writing is on the wall: This tumbling rock we call Home is not happy with us. The Earth is changing rapidly, and entire species of plants and animals are going extinct before we ever get a chance to understand them. Under our constant and growing demand, precious natural resources like fresh water, fertile soil, and forests are becoming depleted, destroyed or much harder to find. The industrial toxins we’ve put into our air, water, food, medicine, furniture, clothing, workplaces and homes are taking a massive, synergistic toll on our public health—in the…
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    Authority Nutrition

  • 10 Evidence-Based Fat-Burning Foods and Beverages

    Kris Gunnars
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    When it comes to losing weight, not all foods are the same. Some foods can increase the amount of calories you burn, kill your appetite, or both. This can be caused by protein, fiber, as well as many substances found naturally in foods. Here are 10 evidence-based fat-burning foods and beverages. 1. Nuts Despite being […] The post 10 Evidence-Based Fat-Burning Foods and Beverages appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Science: Grass-Fed Butter Eaters Have Fewer Heart Attacks

    Kris Gunnars
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    Butter is one of the healthiest fats on the planet. It’s not just a big pile of yellow-colored fat, there are many important nutrients in there, some of which have potent biological effects. However, this does depend on the type of butter, and the amounts of these nutrients vary greatly depending on what the cows […] The post Science: Grass-Fed Butter Eaters Have Fewer Heart Attacks appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger (No. 5 is Insane)

    Joe Leech, Dietitian
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ginger is among the healthiest (and most delicious) spices on the planet. It is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. Here are 11 health benefits of ginger that are supported by scientific research. 1. Ginger Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties Ginger is a […] The post 11 Proven Health Benefits of Ginger (No. 5 is Insane) appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • 4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful As Drugs

    Kris Gunnars
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most supplements don’t really work, or at least haven’t been proven to work. However, there are some exceptions to this. In fact, a few supplements are so effective that they are comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. Here are 4 natural health boosting supplements that are as powerful as drugs (if not more). 1. Berberine Drastically Lowers […] The post 4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful As Drugs appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
  • Gluten Sensitivity is Real, and “Wheat-Free” is Not Just a Fad

    Kris Gunnars
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    According to a 2013 survey, a third of Americans actively try to avoid gluten. But celiac disease, the most severe form of gluten intolerance, only affects 0.7-1% of people (1). However, there is another condition called “non-celiac” gluten sensitivity (2). It involves an adverse reaction to gluten, in people who do not have celiac disease. […] The post Gluten Sensitivity is Real, and “Wheat-Free” is Not Just a Fad appeared first on [ This is only a summary. Click the link above to read the full article. ]
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    Kelly Toups, RD, LDN

  • My Favorite Healthier Menu Items Around Boston

    Kelly Toups
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Wondering how a registered dietitian navigates the Boston casual dining scene? When eating out, it helps to have a few go-to healthy menu items in mind–dishes that are loaded with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. See below for 5 of my current favorite nutritious menu options around town! Muesli from Tatte Bakery ($9 bowl pictured, or $6 cup): Unsweetened whipped Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, black sesame seeds, sliced almonds, pumpkin & sunflower seeds, oats, and a drizzle of honey Grilled Veggie Burrito from Anna’s Taqueria ($6.85): I choose the…
  • Citrus + Avocado: The Perfect Winter Salad Companions

    Kelly Toups
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Few things are more satisfying than biting into a sweet, juicy fruit on a hot summer day, so many are surprised to learn that citrus is actually seasonal to winter. And given the general sparseness of produce this time of year, anything remotely fresh is certainly a welcome ingredient! Additionally, while creamy Mexican avocados are available steadily year-round, the California avocado crop actually arrives in February. Together, these ingredients can create some show-stopping winter salads. I recently enjoyed my own spin on this dish–a citrus, avocado, and radicchio salad,…
  • How much protein can your body actually use?

    Kelly Toups
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Protein shakes, protein bars, and protein powders. These seem to be the three major food groups for athletes and body builders determined to bulk up and build muscle. But is all this extra protein really necessary? In a small 2009 study, researchers at the University of Texas (hook ‘em!) measured the muscle building rates of 34 adult volunteers (half average age 34, and half average age 68) after giving them different amounts of lean beef to eat. The scientists discovered that while a 4 oz portion of lean beef (about 30g protein) increased muscle synthesis by about 50%, additional protein…
  • Decorate Like a Dietitian: Healthy, Inspirational Pieces for the Home

    Kelly Toups
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    The home should be a sanctuary that inspires healthy living, not a cave for Netflix binges and mindless snacking. In Slim by Design, Brian Wansink offers several hacks to make your kitchen slimmer, such as not storing cereal boxes on the counter, keeping fruits and veggies on the top refrigerator shelf, rather than the crisper, and avoiding buying junky snack food in bulk. These small tweaks are research-tested ways to curb mindless eating, which Wansink also implements in the homes of his celebrity clients. Tips and tricks aside, the design aesthetic of your house can also encourage…
  • Nutrient Synergy: Why Whole Foods and Traditional Cuisines Matter

    Kelly Toups
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Cooking tomatoes in olive oil, as is traditional in the Mediterranean, increases the absorption of lycopene (an antioxidant known for its role in heart health and prostate health). Across the ocean, in ancient Mesoamerica, corn was soaked in lime to provide niacin, a B vitamin necessary to prevent pellagra. And all over the globe, variations of rice and beans have been eaten for centuries, which have complimentary amino acids that produce a complete source of protein. As these examples illustrate, traditional cuisines and food pairings have a lot to teach us. This is one of the main reasons…
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    The Life Extension Blog

  • Curcumin May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNCurcumin, a compound derived from the spice turmeric, has been studied extensively for its ability to support brain health. Previous studies indicate a potential to combat depression and even Alzheimer’s disease.New research suggests that it may aid in the treatment of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), a debilitating condition that affects not only veterans, but millions of people around the world.The study was published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.Study: Curcumin Blocks the Retrieval of Traumatizing MemoriesResearchers from New York and New Haven…
  • The Health Benefits of Citrus

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    Citrus fruit is a well-established staple of the American diet. Even among those who tend to avoid fruits and vegetables, orange juice is often a favorite.As it turns out, Citrus fruit, aside from being delicious, is a bountiful source of important nutrients.Although vitamin C is the first that comes to mind, citrus, which includes oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, lemons, limes and, surprisingly, tomatoes, is also an excellent source of bioflavonoids.While vitamin C is concentrated in the fruit's interior, the best source of citrus bioflavonoids is in the peel and the whitish…
  • The Healthy Burn of Chili Peppers

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    That exhilarating (or excruciating) hot sensation you get when eating chili peppers? That's due to their capsaicin content - and it's definitely a "healthy burn".Chilies are a popular addition to Mexican, Indian, and other international cuisines. The most common reason they’re added to foods is the sensation of heat they impart.This sensation is due to irritation to the tongue and lining of the mouth, which can range from a pleasant sensation of warmth to extreme pain, as anyone who has doused their food with an unknown hot sauce can attest to.Peppers come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and…
  • 5 Reasons You’re Losing Your Hair

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Maylin Rodriguez-Paez RNLosing your hair? You’re not alone.For millions of Americans, hair loss can be puzzling and even frightening. Luckily, many cases are treatable.Below, we’ll go over some of the most common causes of hair loss as well as treatments that you can try at home. Medical Reasons for Hair LossThe most common cause of hair loss is a genetic condition called male-pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia.Different conditions such as menopause, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), lupus, and even psoriasis may cause hair loss. When in doubt, check with a…
  • The Benefits of Pine Bark Extract

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    The pine tree is celebrated during the darkness of winter for its seemingly death-defying ability to remain green year-round.Its bark and needles have been used by indigenous people for centuries for nutrition and general wellness.As a matter of fact, an extract from the bark of the French maritime pine has been found to contain compounds that have year-round life-enhancing benefits. Let's explore them.Pine Bark Extract Contains Disease-Fighting ProanthocyanidinsProanthocyanidins derived from pine bark have been associated with a variety of benefits, including DNA protection, reduction of…
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    Put Less in Your Pie Hole

  • Flip-Flopping on Water Fluoridation

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

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

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    Foodie Mecca in Mexico is, without a doubt: Oaxaca (pronounced: Wa-ha-ca). Full of various moles (moh-lay, stew/sauce), banana leaf encased tamales (tam-a-lay, masa/ground corn steamed in leaves often stuffed), tasajo (ta-sa-ho, a dried then cooked meat), nopales (no-pah-lez, cactus), chapulines (fried, limed and spiced grasshoppers)... That is where it's at. One week there and I'm truly humbled by the people, in love with (most of) the culture, and very well fed.There's much I could and would love to write about this trip, but for your sake, I'll…
  • Dinner: Modern Family Style

    7 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    The modern family is hard to define; single mother, single father, divorced, separated, 2 kids, 5 kids, swingers... Maybe not. An interesting article crossed my path recently about the modern child often eating 'split' dinners or two dinners. Since family meals play an important role in health, let's discuss this trend.The main reasons identified for children eating two dinners or 'split' dinners were due to sport games/practices, or having dinner at the mother's house and then again at the father's house (this is assuming divorce or separation.)First things first: Sport…
  • 2015: Food Gets Ugly, Rotten and Delicious

    24 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    Everyone's all over predicting the new food bandwagons for 2015. Let's look at a few predicted trends...Apparently ugly root vegetables are in. Root vegetables, ugly or pretty, include taproots like carrot, radish and parsnip, tuberous including yam and sweet potato. Other popular roots include yucca, rutabaga, beet root, potato, ginger, garlic and onion. They're good sautéed, grilled, but in my opinion, they're best roasted. Oh and they're in season year round with their peek in fall/spring. Literal backflips ensue when I see any vegetable labelled 'trendy' - and…
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    Deductive Seasoning

  • review of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening, Carol Deppe's new book

    Jackie Patti
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    by Jackie Patti Carol Deppe has a new book out. Readers of my blog will know I really like her stuff as discussed in my corn post, but I'm not sure if you know why. It's not just that she provides a lot of practical information not provided elsewhere. All the books on my gardening shelf have that distinction, which is why they were purchased as opposed to the scores I just borrowed from the library and returned. There's only about 5-6 of them there frankly. Carol's books are not on my shelf; Carol's books are on my Kindle, and besides my Kindle itself, I have a Kindle app on my phone. Carol's…
  • starting seeds

    Jackie Patti
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
  • why a tiny house

    Jackie Patti
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    by Jackie Patti A few years back, I decided I wanted to build a tiny house. A few months after I decided, my husband got on board also. ;) It's easier to tell people today as there's all these TV shows and whatnot, so nearly everyone knows what a tiny house is. I don't have to start by explaining that. But I still get the question all the time about why not just buy an RV? My answer is not necessarily applicable to anyone else, but honestly I did consider an RV first. RV living - I'm a research-aholic Several years ago, I began thinking about the fact that we were never going to save for…
  • vintage post - hunger in America

    Jackie Patti
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    by Jackie Patti I prefer real food, especially nutrient-dense meat and dairy products and organic produce, eschewing "empty calories" from grains and sugar. Meanwhile one in six people in the US are hungry. I mean, actually hungry. I mean, they would be quite happy to eat pesticide-laden crap filled with GMOs, white flour and sugar, chocolate produced by child slave labor, not because they prefer that, but because they're actually hungry. For those of you who think it's because they waste money on other things, or don't cook from scratch, or just don't understand how important real food is, I…
  • posts for Pat: Flexible Meal Planning

    Jackie Patti
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    by Jackie Patti I can't know today if I will be able to make risotto next week. Risotto involves standing at the stove stirring constantly for 30-40 minutes or so. And it's not good as leftovers, you have to make it when you are going to eat it to get that decadent creaminess. So... I never plan for risotto. I have broth made, always. I usually have rice, Parmesan and butter on hand. I often have precooked beans and sometimes have precooked meat in my freezer. So... if it's the end of the day and I feel pretty energetic, I might make a risotto. But I can't ever count on it, which is why I…
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    Natural Life Energy - Health Activist

  • Brazilian Authorities Arrest Biggest Amazon Forest Destroyer

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Authorities in Brazil have arrested a man they claim to be the single biggest deforester in the Amazon, according to a statement issued by IBAMA, Brazil’s... The post Brazilian Authorities Arrest Biggest Amazon Forest Destroyer appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Polish Farmers Block Roads To Protest Against GMO Crops And For Land Rights

    1 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Thousands of small farmers in Poland are blockading motorways and holding demonstrations to demand land rights, a ban on GMOs and an end to oppressive... The post Polish Farmers Block Roads To Protest Against GMO Crops And For Land Rights appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Charles Dowding’s No Dig Save Time And Money Vegetable Garden

    Aqiyl Aniys
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Charles Dowding's approach to gardening quickens the process of planting vegetables and also saves on back-pain. He turned an uncultivated plot of land... The post Charles Dowding’s No Dig Save Time And Money Vegetable Garden appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Retailers And Consumers Boycott Kellogg’s GMO Kashi Products

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Championing consumers of the United States who refuse to eat GMO foods, Sunshine Natural Foods and Vitamins is boycotting Kellogg’s, including the Kashi... The post Retailers And Consumers Boycott Kellogg’s GMO Kashi Products appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Color Dress Do You See? White And Gold Or Blue And Black

    Aqiyl Aniys
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    What color dress do you see? The thing that is fascinating and profound to me is that we can all look at the same thing and view and internalize it... The post What Color Dress Do You See? White And Gold Or Blue And Black appeared first on Natural Life Energy - Health Activist. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Regained Wellness

  • RW 028: How To Combat Insomnia

    Jamie Logie
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    In this episode of the Regained Wellness podcast we are looking at insomnia and 7 ways in which you can combat it. In This Episode You Will Learn: why lack of sleep is so dangerous how alcohol and caffeine affect sleep the importance of a regular routine how exercise influences sleep the danger of blue... Read More
  • How Yoga Can Improve All Areas Of Your Life

    Jamie Logie
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Yoga has been kicking it as an old school exercise for a long time and there’s a good reason why. Embracing this ancient form of activity will not only improve your fitness but all areas of your health and even your mind. Yoga is something I never thought I would do as I’ve always been... Read More
  • RW 027: Detox & Cleansing- An Interview With Dr. Sara Celik

    Jamie Logie
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:41 pm
    My guest today is not only a detox and cleansing expert and naturopathic doctor but I went to high school with her! Dr. Sara Celik is a also a  very successful business woman who co-founded lose it tea, a detox and cleansing program that’s designed to be healthy, easy and fun. In This Episode Dr... Read More
  • RW 026: A 170 Pound Weight Loss Success Story

    Jamie Logie
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:38 pm
    In this episode of the Regained Wellness podcast I’m taking to Kimanzi Constable. Kimanzi is a very successful self published author that I heard when I was listening to a business podcast. His success and insights were amazing but what blew me away was him mentioning about losing over 170 pounds and how he managed... Read More
  • RW 025: Breaking Down Popular Diets

    Jamie Logie
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    In this episode we are looking at some popular/fad diets and if they have any merit or should you avoid them like the plague? Does following something that Beyonce or Megan Fox does possibly provide any benefits? Today we look at 4 of the most popular diets. Let’s do this thing… In This Episode You... Read More
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    Essential vitamins For The Body

  • Basics: Cutting Corn from the Cob

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    I have been gathering some basics on cooking, some tips that save time and the hassle or are just good for the beginning cook to know. (or me too! LOL)… Ingredients: corn, water Recipe Link | Similar Recipes
  • Solaray Once Daily High Energy Iron-Free Supplement, 90 Count

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Solaray Once Daily High Energy Iron-Free Supplement, 90 Count Unique multivitamin with a base of whole herbs and foods including rice, alfalfa, horsetail and dandelion for added antioxidant power Does not contain any iron for those looking to limit their intake 100 percent of vitamin C for immunity and vitamin b12 for cognitive health Once Daily High Energy Iron Free from Solaray gives you the recommended daily amount of 11 nutrients essential to overall health. List Price: $ 22.89 Price: $ 12.77
  • What is Vitamin B For? – A Quick Reference Guide

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    What is Vitamin B for? This is an inquiry that is usually asked and also naturally so. There are numerous important vitamins that we have to be tackling an everyday basis. This in itself comes to be a challenging task trying to remember just what they are, whiches to take, and just how we benefit by taking them. So I determined to make a little referral overview of the Vitamin B directory site, if you will, to ensure that we can involve a fast understanding of exactly what each is and also exactly how it can aid us. Below is the breakdown: B complex Merely, this vitamin team consists of all 8…
  • How The Immune System Works to Protect Us

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Opening up a door, cruising the web on your phone or laptop, functioning out in the fitness center – basically doesn” t matter where you go or just what you do – you” re being subjected to microorganisms and microbials. This is where our immune system actions in to secure us, and also if we” re fortunate sufficient to have a sturdy one that” s healthy, it will fight off any sort of insects as well as conditions that would make us unwell. The body immune system is made up of special cells, healthy proteins, tissues and body organs which together are capable…
  • How Can I Strengthen My Weak Immune System Naturally?

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Do you have a weak body immune system? Do you think about boosting it up? Do you need supplements similar to revival pills for it? Well, you don” t need to rely much on treatments, as you can always aid yourself out regarding this problem normally. In order to reinforce your body immune system naturally, it includes preparing the natural defenses of the physical body versus modifications in climate or enriching your diet plan. Among the benefits it offers, the minerals and vitamins An as well as C are recognized to be antioxidants that helps in strengthening your immune system. For cold…
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    Science for Fitness

  • Refocusing My Efforts – Subscribe to My Newsletter

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

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

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

    Science For Fitness
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Image from Starting Strength, Rippetoe and Kilgore I’ve been wanting to write about low-bar and high-bar squats for quite some time and now that I am programming for a large number of individuals, it seems like the time is right. I’ve gotten some questions from my members at CrossFit Solace and they’ve also forwarded me the writings and thoughts of others. Let me begin by saying this topic is not new; there have been many articles written on it, However, I have a few points that I’ve not seen mentioned elsewhere and perhaps more importantly, how I approach the issue…
  • 10 Science-Backed Tips to Help Prevent Hip Fractures

    Science For Fitness
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    My latest article appears as a guest post on The article presents 10 tips that may help prevent hip fracture and gives scientific studies in support of each. Click here to read the article.
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  • Golden Milk

    20 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Golden Milk  This turmeric beverage, also known as Vedic or Ayruvedic golden milk, has been used for over 4,000 years to reduce pain and improve overall health.   Turmeric, a rhizome, contains curcumin which is a natural anti-inflammatory.  There’s loads of information on the internet about the benefits of turmeric (I mentioned its benefits briefly here.). Turmeric may... Read More » The post Golden Milk appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Nutritional Neuroscience & Brain Plasticity

    14 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    Nutritional Neuroscience: How nutrition affects our brain’s ability to change                                                                            As societal expectations rise, so do competition and stress. Hard work,... Read More » The post Nutritional Neuroscience & Brain Plasticity appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Nutrition Misinformation

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
      Misinformation in the Nutrition World                With a growing interest in personal health, food sourcing and ingredient lists, consumers are being inspired to take their health and nutrition into their own hands.  This is fantastic!   We are amidst a paradigm shift; it seems people are beginning to question... Read More » The post Nutrition Misinformation appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale + Walnut Pesto

    12 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale + Walnut Pesto// Winter Comfort I really do not like cold weather.  If I could, I would migrate south for the winter and skip the whole thing.  Snow is beautiful, yes, and back in Colorado it was. But when you live in an urban environment, snow is a real pain... Read More » The post Roasted Sweet Potato with Kale + Walnut Pesto appeared first on SoulBeet.
  • Easy Apple Hand Pies with a Maple Glaze

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    Easy Apple Hand Pies with a Maple Glaze// Healthy Dessert Healthy dessert?  Sounds suspect.  These easy apple hand pies are suspect, then.  Actually, these little pocket pies are a fantastic alternative to the beloved, buttery fruit pies.  I came up with these while I was destroying the dabbling in kitchen a few days ago.  I... Read More » The post Easy Apple Hand Pies with a Maple Glaze appeared first on SoulBeet.
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  • Kerrygold Reduced Fat Irish Butter Nutrition Facts

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Vitamin A 6% Kerrygold Reduced Fat Irish Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgRead more →Kerrygold Reduced Fat Irish Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Kerrygold Reduced Fat Irish Butter Nutrition Facts appeared first on
  • Kerrygold Naturally Softer Pure Irish Butter Nutrition Facts

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Vitamin A 8% Kerrygold Naturally Softer Pure Irish Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgRead more →Kerrygold Naturally Softer Pure Irish Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Kerrygold Naturally Softer Pure Irish Butter Nutrition Facts appeared first on
  • Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter Nutrition Facts

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Vitamin A 8% Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgRead more →Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter Nutrition Facts appeared first on
  • Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:52 pm
    Vitamin A 10% Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgRead more →Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Kerrygold Unsalted Butter Nutrition Facts appeared first on
  • Kerrygold Salted Butter Nutrition Facts

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Vitamin A 10% Kerrygold Salted Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgRead more →Kerrygold Salted Butter Nutrition Facts is a post from: Nutrition-Data.orgThe post Kerrygold Salted Butter Nutrition Facts appeared first on
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    sweet earth holistics - Health and Wellness

  • Battling with anxiety?

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:19 pm
    I've been coping with a Generalized Anxiety Disorder for five years now, and have always been uncomfortable with the idea of taking medication. Unfortunately, when I was 19, I went in to see my doctor and despite pleading with her to not put me on drugs, I walked out with a prescription. I now take 30 mg of paroxetine (Paxil) every day. I specifically began to study nutrition to find a holistic way to support my nervous system and inhibit panic attacks. Now is the time to implement all that I've learned and if you're battling with anxiety too, then perhaps you'd like to follow me on this…
  • You Should Really Eat More Fat

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:02 pm
    This “fat-free fade” really needs to end… The idea that eating fat makes you fat or leads to heart disease has actually made us more sick, more unhealthy and unfortunately, more fat. This began back in 1955 when researcher Ancel Keys found a correlation between heart disease and cultures that ate more fat, high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. This became known as the lipid hypothesis and led to fat-free everything. The argument here is that the cultures who ate lots of fat were generally unhealthy populations to begin with - those with access to lots of cheap fast food and…
  • Vlog 1

    9 Jan 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I got an Earthing Mat, Candida cleanse update and FullyRawKristina's 21 day raw challenge.
  • This Is Why You Are A Sugar Addict

    3 Jan 2015 | 7:27 pm
    What makes something addictive or not is determined by whether it activates the reward centre in our brains. Are you ready for a sciency blog post? This info is worth it! When an activity or substance triggers the release of dopamine in our brains, they becoming addicting (i.e., drugs, sex, shopping, gambling and food). Sugar is definitely one of these substances, and arguably the most addictive. But sugar creates a habitant for one little community of microorganisms that makes you craves even more of it, will damage your immune system, cause hormone imbalances and affect your brain. Chances…
  • Healthy 2015 Resolutions (Video)

    28 Dec 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Some easy ways to be a teeny bit more healthy in the New Year. People set themselves up for failure when they don't plan or set the bar way too high. Making slow additions to better health creates a permanent healthy  and happy life. Wishing you all an absolutely wonderful 2015!
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    The Paleo Fix

  • Why Your Low Back Hurts and What To Do About It

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    This post is going to appear to many of you to be very off topic. Great! Why your low back hurts doesn’t seem too “paleo” from the surface. Food and nutrition are excellent, but they don’t encompass entirely what I consider “paleo”, as I’ve stated before. We need to widen our paleo and primal lens from food to the entire body, including our environment, lifestyle and movement practices. As some of you may know, blogging isn’t my full time deal. It isn’t even my second “job”. My other two gigs? A sports chiropractor and CrossFit coach. That being said, I’ve…
  • How To Make Your Own Bacon

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    This is going to be a part in our ongoing “How To DIY” section on the website to help you become craftier not only in the kitchen, but the rest of your life as well! We will be launching a new refresh soon with a dedicated section, but for now enjoy the first post on how to make your own bacon. There is some sort of cult-like affinity for pig parts in general, and bacon especially. Bacon is clearly one of the most trendy foods around (and rightfully so), but there’s a problem. Bacon is expensive, and often not in its ideal form. I’m always trying to find the best quality, best…
  • Top 40 Paleo Game Day Recipes

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    With the big game day approaching, you better get ready with some big game day recipes! Even if you don’t like football, chances are you’ll be around some type of gathering. We have the half time show, commercials, socializing, and best of all – the snacks. So hey, if you don’t want to enjoy the game, you can at least prepare some easy (and healthy) game day recipes to bring along and add to the event. Everyone loves someone who brings them food, so be that someone! We’ve gathered 40 (yes, four zero) of the best and easiest game day snacks from around the paleo…
  • 8 Reasons Not To Use Keurig Cups

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Keurig machines and other single cup coffee makers have never made much sense to me. I find it shocking that, according to a recent study, 13% of the US population use Keurig cups or other single cup coffee EACH DAY. It was equally baffling to me the prevalence of single cup coffee use when traveling throughout Europe recently. Every hotel lobby, room and a good portion of restaurants were fully stocked with single cup machines. Old stale (usually flavored) coffee that is shot through tiny little plastic cups? Still don’t get it. Plus, it only makes one cup at a time. Who only wants one cup…
  • What You Need To Know About The BuzzFeed Paleo Guide

    Dr. Anthony Gustin
    27 Dec 2014 | 11:02 pm
    The popular site, BuzzFeed, wrote a pretty great guide on getting started with the paleo diet in the New Year. The guide has a lot of fantastic information for people trying to make positive changes. However, there are some items in the article that I think could use a little help for paleo newbies. Here are my top additions and modifications to the BuzzFeed Paleo Guide. The BuzzFeed Paleo Guide “Yes” and “No” Foods List There are 15 allowed foods/food groups on the BuzzFeed Paleo Guide. The list is very simple and helpful to someone new to the diet. Unfortunately, two of the fifteen…
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    The Functional Body » Blog

  • Getting Through Difficult Times and Growing Stronger In Return

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

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

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

    Michael Sieber
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a wise man to have said the above, and this post is a motivational attempt to get you to take action.   We will look into the mind of Bruce Lee and apply it to how you should begin to create change, not by thinking or trying, but by deciding and taking action. Bruce Lee was correct in saying that there are no such things as limits, and I am going…
  • The Dangers of Makeup Ingredients and Organic Makeup Benefits

    Jenna Lee
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    This one is for my ladies! Guys don’t be shy to read because this is some good information for the women in your life and I encourage you to have them think twice about their beauty routine. I’m talking makeup. Love it or hate it most of us ladies use it on a daily basis. Should we care about what we put on our skin? Is the price of beauty worth it? Do we have a skewed reality on what the value of makeup really is? It was learning the economics behind the cosmetic industry that initiated my investigation into this $50 billion dollar industry. I think I was watching an episode of Shark…
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  • Probiotics and Weight Loss Review: Microscopic Miracle or Mirage?

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

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

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

    15 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    Quark is the next big thing in nutrition. It’s tasty, filling, and it dominates Greek yoghurt in just about every nutritional aspect. Unless you’ve lived in particular parts of Europe, however, you would never have heard of it. So just what is quark and is it healthy? Let’s look at the science. What You’ll Learn: What quark actually is and its origins. How the nutrients of quark compares against natural and Greek yoghurt. The reason it should be used in hospitals as a nutritional supplement. Ways it can improve your heart health. What is quark: cheese or yoghurt?
  • 12 Proven Foods Essential For Every Type 2 Diabetes Diet

    1 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Cut out bread. No sugar in your coffee. Only one potato at dinner. If you’ve got blood sugar problems then you’ve heard those instructions over and over The focus is always on what you should remove from your diet, and it’s incredibly frustrating. What about what you can eat? What about the foods you should be adding to a diet for type 2 diabetes… the foods that can actually improve blood sugar control? Research shows there are many natural foods that can help. Either by reducing sugar absorption into the bloodstream, or by improving insulin resistance. It’s…
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    Living Fit, Healthy and Happy (SM)

  • Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Is Recalling A Limited Number Of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato Due to Undeclared Peanut

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    by Joseph According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto, a Unilever company, is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto Sea Salt Caramel Gelato because of undeclared peanuts. According to the posting, the affected product was distributed in one pint (473 mL) clear plastic jars marked with a unit UPC of 8685200024 located on the side of the jar. The product also has a best by date of 05/19/2016 located on the bottom of the jar. No other best buy dates are affected. The product was distributed…
  • Fairway Brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) Recalled Because of Possible Salmonella Contamination

    28 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    by Joseph According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, Fairway “Like No Other Market” of New York, NY, is recalling Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The product is packaged in clear, plastic cello bags of varying weights, each weighing less than one pound. The product bears Item Code 228119 XXXXXX. According to the company, they are recalling all “SELL BY” Date codes of May 15, 2015 and earlier. The Fairway brand Raw Hazelnuts (Filberts) were distributed to Fairway stores in…
  • The Nut Case

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Nut Case Submitted by: Sandra Prior Nuts have long had a bad rap for being high in fat and calories, prompting weight-conscious bodybuilders to relegate nuts to their lists of forbidden foods. But as researchers take a closer look at walnuts, almonds, and other nuts, they're discovering these delicious, crunchy foods are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And that fat we were so wary of? Turns out it's good for our hearts - and our bodybuilding. That was the conclusion of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which released a qualified health claim in 2003 that…
  • Running: Training Tips

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Running: Training Tips Submitted by: Sandra Prior How can I avoid turning an ankle during trail runs? If you spend much time training on trails, wear shoes with thick soles and plenty of support, which will stabilize your footstrike and help prevent an ankle turn on rough surfaces. Trail shoes are designed for this; some running shoes will also suffice. Also, always keep your eyes on the trail immediately ahead so you can adapt your stride to any sudden terrain changes. And on the downhills, slightly shorten your stride. This will help you maintain better control and balance. Can I...
  • Quit Smoking Is The Way To Good Health

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Quit Smoking Is The Way To Good Health Submitted by: Raymond Geok Seng Lee Cigarette smoking kills approximately 300,000 in the United States each year, and most of these people are seniors. Lung cancer and emphysema are the best-known miserable outcomes. However, accelerated development of atherosclerosis is the most important problem resulting from smoking. This results in heart attacks and strokes, heart pains, leg pains, and many other problems. Pipe and cigar smoking do not have the pulmonary consequences that cigarette smoking does, but they do predispose to cancer of the lips, and…
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  • Poppy Seed Cake

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    This moist and dense poppy seed cake has this amazing non-crumbly texture and that does not dry up over time. Plus the hint of cinnamon and a slight poppy seed crunch take it to a whole new, extra flavorful level. I might have been a little too excited about poppy seeds lately…as in stuffing them into pretty much anything I could find. Even breakfast porridge or pie crust. But how could I not? They are so delicious & healthy. The perfect win-win food! Check out the benefits of poppy seed for yourself if you like. Especially the calcium content is INSANE! The point I’m trying to make…
  • Coconut Panna Cotta

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:17 am
    Tropical dessert full of rich coconut flavor lightened up with a sweet and sour passion fruit topping, this coconut panna cotta is like summer in a ramekin. Do you feel like just NEED a vacation? On a tropical island maybe? Sunbathing, reading a good book and sipping a cocktail with that cute little umbrella? If you’re one of the fortunate people who can just pack and go, get a flight ticket and enjoy your stay. And don’t forget to send me a postcard. If not, what about bringing a little piece of the tropics to you? A budget friendly snippet of the exotic island right in your kitchen :).
  • Green Bean Stir Fry

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Green bean stir fry with nutty smoked tempeh and spicy ginger peanut sauce is a flavorful weekday entrée you can put together in 15 minutes. In my universe, there are never enough quick dinner recipes. Or quick & easy recipes in general for that matter. That is probably why most of my recipes fall into the 30 MINUTES OR LESS category. Since there are so many things you have to do besides cooking, it’s really tempting to order a pizza or heat up some prepared meal from the grocery store to save time. I’m not going to pretend I never do that (and I call myself a healthy food blogger…
  • Banana Bread Pudding

    21 Feb 2015 | 5:18 am
    This banana bread pudding is the creamiest, sweetest and yummiest way to use up leftover bread. Seriously – bananas and peanut butter? How could that POSSIBLY go wrong? There’s one thing you probably don’t know about me: I HATE to throw out food. Not sure why that is, it just seems like a terrible waste to me. My urge to use up all the groceries before going all funky often leads to new and very much out-of-the-box recipes. It continues to surprise me how great some of them turn out! Did you see the tomato patties I made to use up leftover rice? Relax, I’m not going to talk you…
  • Avocado Sandwich with Sprouts

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Wholegrain slice of bread with a generous avocado layer, veggies and homemade bean sprouts. This hearty avocado sandwich with sprouts is full of amazing flavors and unbelievably good for you! Have you started sprouting yet? It’s really easy to do and sprouts are packed with nutrition! Just follow my step by step instructions in the Sprouting post :) In case you’d rather not, feel free to use store bought sprouts for this delicious, super healthy avocado sandwich. You might not be able to get adzuki bean sprouts but mung beans will work just as well. I love how simple this recipe is, you…
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  • Mental and Physical Health: The Gut Plays a Larger Role Than We Once Thought

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    The scientific community has acknowledged the connection between physical health and bacteria in the gut. On the other hand, the role the gut plays in mental health has been less understood and researched. However, results of recent studies show the gut plays a larger role in health — both physically and mentally. Neuroscientists are now taking an interest in gut bacteria, including its link to common physical and mental health diseases and what this link could mean for experimental design. Neuroscience Taking Notice In 2014, the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health spent over $1…
  • Prebiotin Is a Taste for Life Supplement Essentials Award Winner

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    We are delighted to announce that Taste for Life named Prebiotin prebiotics as the best digestive health supplement for 2015! Taste for Life, a respected natural health publication and online resource, chose Prebiotin from a large field of competitors. As the most researched and independently tested prebiotic supplement on the market today, Prebiotin is proven to nourish the beneficial bacteria in your lower gut. It also reduces the number of dangerous bacteria, and positively influences a wide range of health and wellness issues. The Science of Prebiotics As little as 10 years ago, no one…
  • The 2015 Digestive Health Coaching Guide: Focus on Prebiotics

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    Digestive health is now in the mainstream. What do you tell your clients? Within the last decade, the importance of digestive health went from the fringes of health and wellness straight to the heart of mainstream medicine. With the publication of a few seminal studies and reviews in peer-reviewed journals1,2,3,4, physicians are now prescribing prebiotics and probiotics as part of a comprehensive health care plan. The National Institute of Health has even created The NIH Human Microbiome Project.5 Registered dietitians, nutritionists, and health and wellness coaches have known for decades…
  • How to Create a Healthy Weight Management Program (Hint: It’s Easier Than You Think)

    2 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    If you’re a registered dietitian or nutritionist that provides nutrition and diet counseling for weight management, you have probably spent most of your education and career learning how to be the best counselor you can be. Your training in weight management counseling equips you with the knowledge your clients need to succeed. You strive to be a competent, knowledgeable professional. And while your clients expect this degree of professionalism, they are seeking your services because they want results — they want to lose weight. While you have surely helped many people during your career,…
  • Smart Diet Swaps

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Do you ever feel bloated after you prepare a home-cooked meal? How about tired, or even cranky? Everyday ingredients such as butter and refined sugar are some of the biggest diet busters around, and they also come with uncomfortable side effects: bloating, tiredness and others. Smart diet swaps can help you beat these side effects. Try our swaps the next time you want to cut a few calories — and those unpleasant symptoms — out of your diet for good. Swap Salt for Salt-Free Seasoning Even if you don’t add salt to your food at the dinner table you could still be consuming too much of this…
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  • Why Ab Workouts Don’t Work?

    David Bradford
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:23 pm
    One thousand and one, one thousand and two, one thousand and three… Oh don’t mind me, I’m just doing my daily crunches so I can get a six-pack that everyone will envy; I’ll have it soon, I tell you! Just one thousand more to go. It’s common knowledge these days that a set of washboard abs that bulge and stick out through your t-shirt are undoubtedly the most sought after goal of anyone interested in being in shape. They are the ultimate symbol of fitness and automatically grant you “buff” status. But whilst people all over the world put themselves through strenuous ab workouts…
  • I Like Big Butts and I Will Tell You Why

    Jen Keehn
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    A recent study conducted by the University of Oxford has shown that women with big butts are not only healthier, but also smarter than women with a backside that is “average.” Smarter and more resistant to chronic illness? It looks like Sir Mix-A-Lot was onto something after all. The results of this somewhat odd study show that women who have a bit more bounce in their booty are not just carrying extra weight, but protection from diabetes, heart disease, and additional disorders that are associated with obesity. While it may sound a little backwards, there is actual science behind it. The…
  • How to Start a Garden in Your Backyard

    Jen Keehn
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 pm
    The popularity of backyard gardening has increased tremendously in recent years. As people become more concerned with the foods they put in their bodies, there has been a noticeable surge in spring planting in hopes of a healthy home harvest come fall. When you grow your own food, you become a part of the process itself and forge a deeper connection with the nourishment you offer your body. The carrot you grew yourself in your backyard is much more than just a carrot, it is an intricate part of nature – something you will undoubtedly see when you start your very own backyard garden.
  • Is Milk Healthy or Not?

    Jen Keehn
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    As Americans we’ve been programmed to think that milk is an integral part of our diet, and that without it we won’t get the calcium we need to keep bones strong and our bodies healthy. Not every culture drinks milk, however, and it seems that their bones and bodies are doing just fine. Is milk really all it’s cracked up to be? Cow Milk Is Made for Baby Cows We are the only species that drinks the milk of another animal. Think about it. The milk we’ve been told is so beneficial for our bodies is actually produced for the consumption of a calf. While cow milk is excellent for a 100…
  • How to Work Your Way Up to a Pull-up: A Guide for Women

    Angelica Martins
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:25 pm
    The gym is no longer a man’s territory, is it ladies? No! We like to lift heavy stuff too, right?! In recent years the amount of women who go to the gym has been increasing, and contrary to popular belief, women’s workouts don’t solely consist of Zumba, aerobics classes or Pilates. We girls are normally more focused on our bottom areas—trying to get those curves—and whilst that is completely fine (I want them too), it is also important to give the same attention to the rest of our body so that we develop a nice, even physique and don’t end up looking like some messed up satyr.
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  • EVLution Nutrition ENGN Giveaway – March

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
      Enter our March giveaway today and have a chance to win EVLution Nutrition ENGN pre-workout! You can have up to 5 FREE entries just by following the steps on our contest app below: *Note* Only entries via the App on our website are tracked. If you already follow and like us, you can still enter by re-confirming below.   EVLution Nutrition ENGN Giveaway
  • RSP Nutrition QuadraLean Review

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Quality Ease of Use Value Effectiveness 3.9Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)If there was one fat burner that really shook the market in 2014, it was the RSP Nutrition QuadraLean. The product has come up as one of the most highly rated fat burners, recommended by most professional and aspiring bodybuilders as one of the most effective products available today. At a time when fat burners are coming out with hundreds of different ingredients and combinations, this fat burning supplement keeps it short, sweet and simple. There were so many incredible recommendations and reviews by various…
  • Animal Cuts Review

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    Quality Ease Of Use Value Effectiveness 3.9Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)From its introduction to the bodybuilding supplement scene over a decade ago, Animal Cuts has become something of a phenomenon amongst fat burners. By combining a variety of metabolic, lypolytic and thermogenic ingredients, Animal Cuts is a great fat shredder for those who are preparing for competition. The product is designed to tear away at the two things every competitive bodybuilder dreads – fat and water! This Animal Cuts review will tell you why this is the one supplement you should pick up to look…
  • Garden Of Life Raw Protein Review

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Quality Taste Mixability Value Effectiveness 2.9Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)It’s not easy taking the road less traveled. Any of our vegetarian or vegan readers can attest to that. Following a specific and unique diet is hard enough; imagine trying to find a protein supplement for that diet. One of the biggest issues with finding the right protein supplement is that, honestly, there aren’t a ton of truly stellar gluten and dairy free supplements on the market. The few that do exist are usually too expensive for the average athlete to afford. Enter Garden of Life and their…
  • Whey Isolate Vs Whey Concentrate

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:32 am
      Many fitness consumers don’t realize that whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate are slightly different protein blends. So what’s better for your fitness goals and which one should you be consuming for your muscle building needs? We are going to look into the differences between these two kinds of protein blends and help you make an informed decision. The biggest difference between whey isolate and whey concentrate is whey isolate undergoes a more thorough processing method. So what does this mean for cost, muscle building capability, quality, etc? We are going to break…
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  • Don’t Throw Away Another Used Tea Bag Until You See This!

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:04 am
    For some people a tea bag is something that you use once, and that’s it. On to the next one. Then you have the people (call them what you want) who will save the tea bag, just to get more tea out of it to drink, by using 2 to 3 used tea bags to make 1 more cup of tea. It is true that after you use the tea bag for your cup of tea that there is still some tea residue left within the little bag. But so that you don’t feel wasteful, I will reveal to you what other uses that used tea bag can serve. I used to be one of those people who never wanted to throw the tea bag away, because I…
  • Getting to The Root of The Healing: Crystallized Candied Ginger

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Ginger root is something that should be incorporated into your diet on a daily basis for a number of reasons. But if your not use to dealing with ginger, it can be quite confusing on how to use it. Crystallized Candied Ginger is the simplest, easiest, and most delicious way to incorporate this healing root into your diet. Most people know the taste of ginger because they’ve had it in something that they have eaten or drank that was not made by them. If you have ever been in the grocery store and seen ginger root it can be quite intimidating, and if you were brave enough to buy it and…
  • The Delicious Guilt-Free Benefits of DARK Chocolate

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    For some, eating chocolate is like eating the Forbidden Fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. You know you want to do it, but you exercise strong restraint. When you finish reading this, you will be eating more chocolate on a regular basis with absolutely NO guilt attached. Bottom Line. Everyone loves chocolate. Well almost everyone. There are people out there in the world who genuinely don’t like it just because they don’t, and those who pretend to not like it, because they don’t want to over indulge. When you think chocolate, the majority of the thoughts in…
  • When is The Ripe Time to Eat Your Banana?

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    When it comes to eating or buying bananas, we always find ourselves at the point of trying to figure out wither to buy, or not to buy… To eat, or not to eat… Too green, or too brown… By the end of this blog post you will never be confused about doing business with bananas again. Bananas are the most enjoyable, delicious and quickest fruit that one can eat. It is a safe no mess fruit because you don’t have to touch the part that you eat, therefore the germs that may be on your hands or fingers wont enter your body. It always trips me out when I see someone peel a…
  • Little Known Secrets that Will Change the Way You Think About Garlic

    Yachaazaqahla Yasharahla EL
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Let me start off by saying that when you finish reading this blog post, not only will you know things about garlic that you never knew, but you will love garlic, and probably eat more of it in one month than you ever ate in your whole life… I always find it to be very entertaining that the mere mention of the word garlic has a way of magically changing the facial expressions, thinking, and body language of people. As if garlic is some horrible evil that must be banished forever. Lmao… I know, I know, its the smell. But you would think that with all the magnificent health benefits…
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    The Nutrition Breakthroughs Blog

  • Chart: Collagen Strengthens Joints, Bones, Nails, Hair and Skin

    Jobee Knight
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Greetings to you, I’ve included an interesting chart below that includes seven major health and beauty benefits of collagen. Collagen forms the basic building blocks of joints and bones and is also found in nails, hair, and skin. MSM, or natural organic sulfur, is known to build and support collagen in tissues and help with joint stiffness and pain, arthritis, allergies, hair growth, stronger nails and increased energy. In one study of MSM done at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, the mineral was shown to produce significant decreases in pain and…
  • Studies Find Rice Bran Oil Benefits Menopause, Cholesterol, Immunity, More

    Jobee Knight
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:50 am
    Rice bran oil is a heart-healthy oil that is used in cooking, salad oil and nutritional supplements.  It is extracted from the outer bran coats of rice.  It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids that help fight disease and promote good health. Research studies have found that rice bran oil reduces blood pressure and cholesterol, remedies menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, strengthens the immune system and protects the retina of the eye. Rice bran oil is rich in two types of natural vitamin E and also high in Oryzanol (a word that sounds like…
  • A Chart on Carbohydrates – Which are Healthiest?

    Jobee Knight
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Greetings to you, Here is a great educational chart about carbohydrates including which ones are the healthiest, those that are not as healthy, and why. It’s almost a complete overview of carbohydrates contained in a picture. One might think that carbohydrates are just things like cookies, cakes and bread.  Actually the healthiest carbs come from vegetables, fruits, and whole grains.  The plant chemicals found in veggies and fruits are natures best remedies for many parts of the body including the eyes, brain, heart, glands and bones.  See some more interesting facts about carbs…
  • New Chart on the Benefits of Seeds: Flax, Chia, Pumpkin

    Jobee Knight
    15 Feb 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Greetings to you, Check out the amazing health benefits of these power-packed small morsels in the chart below.  Seeds such as flax, chia, sunflower and pumpkin have major healing effects. Because of their high fat content, seeds soak up pesticides like little sponges. Organic is best. This health information is brought to you by Nutrition Breakthroughs, maker of effective natural sleep aids and natural joint and pain remedies. To your health, Jobee Knight Nutrition Breakthroughs Provided by Nutrition
  • Nutrition Breakthroughs: Tomato Juice Reduces Waist Size, Body Fat

    Jobee Knight
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Who would’ve known that the red coloring matter in tomatoes is one of the most powerful natural medicines in existence? The red color comes from a healthy plant chemical called lycopene. Lycopene is what makes the tomato a super-food — one that goes far beyond just providing something tasty to eat. Lycopene has been shown in studies from the Journal of Nutrition to help protect against heart disease, lower cholesterol, and reduce inflammation for a stronger immune system. Interestingly, a new study has shown that the same traits of tomato juice that can cause these internal health…
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    Matcha Green Tea Advice, Recipes and Facts | Matcha HQ

  • Benefits of Drinking Matcha Green Tea Infographic

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
  • Drinking Green Tea Before Bed

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    Drinking a cup of green tea before turning in for the night could be an easy boost to your weight loss goals. Much like slow burning proteins such as calcium caseinate, drinking green tea before bed can help you burn calories whilst you sleep and prevent weight gain. But the benefits of drinking green tea before bed don’t stop there. Sleeping Hormones There is a link between a lack of sleep and weight loss/gain 1. Basically not getting enough good quality shut eye effects your metabolism in a negative way. Most of us will recognise that we need around 7-8 hrs of good sleep per night, but…
  • How much green tea should you drink to lose weight?

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    Incorporating green tea into your diet has many benefits but at this time of the year many people will be making the change for health benefits. Some people will want to detox – to feel less groggy, but most will be looking to take advantage of green tea’s weight loss benefits. The question is how much green tea do you need to drink to lose weight? How does it work? Green tea helps you lose weight in a number of ways all of which centre around green tea’s catechin content. The catechins found in green tea have thermogenic properties and promote fat oxidation. The bi product of this is…
  • How to Lose Weight with Green Tea

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

    22 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    There are so many creative and fun ways to include Matcha green tea in your diet without resorting to simply drinking green tea. Here we provide a range of delicious green tea cupcake recipes that are a great way to encourage children and adults alike to try and benefit from green tea. The basic cake recipe is complimented by a range of different icing suggestions. Simple Green Tea Cupcakes Ingredients 175g Self Raising White Flour 175g Golden Caster Sugar 175g Unsalted Butter 3 Large Eggs 1/4 tsp Baking Powder 1/2 tsp Vanilla Flavouring 1 tsp Matcha Powder Instructions Preheat your oven to…
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