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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“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…

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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…