Diet & Fitness

Diet and fitness are essential to healthy living. Learn about the pros and cons of all the latest diet trends and exercise programs. Get food swap advice and learn new exercise programs.

Dementia diet: what and how you feed someone with memory problems

close up on a plate of tacos, photographer: cc by 2.0 veganLazySmurf
For caregivers, dementia is a demanding disorder. It means understanding the dementia sufferer’s physical and emotional needs—with little help from the sufferer, who often can’t communicate their needs, especially around diet and mealtimes. As with every other disease, food can be helpful or harmful, a restorative blessing or a crippling curse. But even the most […]

How to read food labels and buy really healthy food

100% Natural Label
If you were trying to eat a more nutritious diet, the first thing you would do is spend most of your time in the organic section of your product aisle. But, next, you’d look for foods with healthy looking ingredient and nutrition labels. You’d look for things like all natural, low sugar, low sodium, multigrain, […]

Rice Milk

rice milk and rice
Alternatives to dairy milk are available at your local grocery store, but along with your rice and water, you’re getting a boatload of emulsifiers, sweeteners, and artificial flavorings. By preparing your rice milk yourself, you know exactly what’s going in your body, and you can customize it to your taste. For pumpkin spice season, I […]

Milk Comparison: 4 Plant-based milks compared to dairy

cashew milk surrounded by cashew nuts
The array of alternatives to dairy milk isn’t just the result of consumer demand from people with lactose intolerance. People like dairy-free milks for their differences in taste and nutritional content. While the variety is a good thing, it can also overwhelm consumers who know little about this growing list of plant-based milk. I’m here […]

Prevent gallstones from forming naturally

carrots, beets, tomato smmothie
The gallbladder is one of the most underappreciated organs in the human body. In fairness though, it’s hard to really understand the importance of the gallbladder because its job is so “under the radar.” The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ located just below your liver. Your liver produces a fluid called bile, and the […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake Mushroom XO Sauce

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shiitake mushroom XO sauce
Here’s an easy take on a fancy dish to wow your friends and family with. And, it combines the powerful health benefits of both shiitake mushrooms and Brussels sprouts. Shiitake mushrooms not only are loaded with Vitamins B and D but also help fight obesity, support immune function, and destroy cancer cells, while Brussels sprouts […]

How to lose weight with mindfulness

woman concentrating on a big red vegetable
What if I told you that the best weight-loss plan doesn’t cost a dime? It doesn’t involve a new fad, it doesn’t involve you giving up your favorite foods, it doesn’t make you count points or read labels, and it doesn’t involve meetings or expensive, frozen pre-made meals that taste like chalk. It’s true, and […]

Easy Pecan Bars

Here’s a nutritious recipe for a known crowd pleaser: pecan bars! Not only do pecans help maintain energy and lose weight, but they also help to reduce inflammation and help your heart and brain function. This spiced and sweet recipe contains all the flavor and satisfaction of your favorite pecan bars, without the added worries […]

5 Cabbage Health Benefits & a recipe

Cabbage does something that few other foods can do: It packs extraordinary amounts of nutrition and health benefits per serving, and it does so with minimal calories. But for as much nutritional punch as it packs, cabbage also carries the stigma of being a dull, flavorless, and a little bit funky. Not true. This cancer-fighting, […]

Prevent cross-reactive allergies: keep fruit from hurting you

Why would your seasonal allergies suddenly make you allergic to foods you’ve never had problems with?  If you’re allergic to pollen, why would that cause an allergic reaction to oranges or peaches? And how come these new allergies aren’t showing up on diagnostic tests? Typically affecting older kids, teens, and young adults—unexpected and unexplained food […]