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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Healthy Holiday Eating

November into January is a time when we gather, repeatedly, for good fun, good friends, and good food. For those of you who are doing a great job managing your eating during the spring, summer, and fall months, winter is | Read More…

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Mixed Nuts and Oats Pie Crust

Why load up on empty carbs in traditionally made piecrust when you can have this nutrient-filled version instead? Almonds and walnuts are both good sources of healthy fats, while oats add fiber. This piecrust is an outstanding conversation piece, too, | Read More…

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Detox Your Food. Stop Buying BPA

Added sugar and salt are not the only additives in your food that you should be worrying about. Many foods and beverages (even raw vegetables!) are packaged in plastic containing bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to the conditions: | Read More…

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Winter Squash and Root Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing like a piping hot bowl of soup on a chilly fall day. This is one of my favorites, a delectable combination of winter veggies and flavorful seasonings that doesn’t last long at my house. If you’re lucky enough | Read More…

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“Cream” of Celery Soup

Filling, delicious, and very low in calories, this non-dairy soup makes an excellent first course. Or pair it with a salad and delicious crusty bread for a light and nutritious meal. Celery is loaded with fiber, and contains substances that | Read More…

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Cut Sugar to Prevent Cancer

It’s Halloween this Friday, and you’re probably getting ready to hand out candy to innocent schoolchildren. For their sake and yours, skip the sugary stuff! The average American consumes about 180 pounds of sugar each year. That’s roughly one-half pound | Read More…

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Parsnip “Fries”

If you’re a French fry lover, I think you’ll find these oven-baked parsnips a real treat. Dust with your favorite seasonings, add a pinch of unrefined salt, and enjoy them as a snack or side dish. Parsnips are good sources | Read More…

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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…