Food & Nutrition

The food you eat has a profound effect on your health. Here you will find resources on how you can use that to your advantage with great recipes and the pros and cons of all the latest trendy diets.

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Pillars of Health: Food, pH Balance, Water, Supplements

This week we’ll review the remaining four of my Pillars of Health, the eight lifestyle measures that lead you to true healing and wellness. Eating nutritious, whole foods To live well, you need the nutrients in real, live food. By | Read More…

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Roasted Pumpkin and Black Bean Salad

Pumpkin isn’t just for dessert. Enjoy this nutrient-rich fruit in a colorful salad with black beans, fresh veggies, and a flavorful lime dressing. All types of pumpkin are edible, but for best flavor and texture, look for varieties labeled Sugar | Read More…

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Artificial Sweeteners Prevent Weight Loss

Trying to lose weight? Worried about sugar adding inches to your waistline? Or maybe you read my newsletter on the sugar-cancer connection, not to mention links to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Good for you—I applaud you for | Read More…

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Barley Veggie Sandwich Spread

Tired of the same old, same old? Here’s a recipe that combines the good things in barley (fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients) with flavor-filled veggies. Spread a layer on your favorite bread, or use it as a dip with fresh, | Read More…

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Eat seasonal vegetables

Summer may be when gardens produce popular favorites, but fall’s harvest is filled with less well-known, flavorful vegetables and fruit that should not be missed. Let’s take a look at some of fall’s hidden food gems. Once you’ve roasted these | Read More…

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Roasted Radicchio with Balsamic Vinegar

This nutrient-rich vegetable is rarely used in American cooking, even though it’s packed with health benefits. Radicchio has long been treasured for its health benefits, including cleansing the blood and improving sleep. Low in fat and cholesterol and high in | Read More…

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Iodine is Key for Metabolic Health

Are you on a low-salt diet for health reasons? Or are you getting plenty of salt from fast, process, or prepared foods? Either way, you may be putting your health at risk with an iodine deficiency. Millions of Americans are | Read More…

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Non-Dairy Rice Pudding

Since it’s made with maple syrup, this dessert satisfies a sweet tooth without raising blood sugar. I like to make it with Saigon cinnamon for its cholesterol-lowering abilities, but regular cinnamon is fine, too. This dessert can be served warm | Read More…

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Weight Loss Won’t Come Through Gimmick Diets

Have you heard of, or even tried, any of these? The cabbage soup diet, the ice cream diet, the baby food diet, and even a cotton ball diet — and yes, it’s just what it sounds like, as well as | Read More…

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Mushroom Barley Soup

With no fat or cholesterol, but plenty of other nutrients – including cancer-fighting polysaccharides – mushrooms are an excellent addition to any meal. Barley, meanwhile, provides protein, fiber, and substances useful for regulating blood sugar. I like to make a | Read More…