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.

The Health Benefits of Potatoes

potatoes of various colors
I have a confession. I ate a lot of potatoes over the holidays. But you know what? I don’t feel guilty about it. Potatoes have a bad reputation but I’m here to set the record straight. There are a wide variety of potatoes and all are packed with vitamins and minerals. Best of all, they’re […]

Pumpkin Spice’s Health Benefits

I love this time of year. The signature tastes and scents of the season’s “pumpkin spice” are over the top delicious—and just as healthy. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice? In this gift-giving season, what could be more welcome than the gift of good health, wrapped in irresistible tastes and scents? Pumpkin spice essential ingredients […]

Run to Improve Bone Health and Prevent Osteoporosis

man tying his shoe before a run
Bones are not the rigid “pillars” they appear to be. Bones are actually a type of tissue, ossified tissue in fact. And like all tissues in your body, bones are constantly regenerating – shedding old cells and replacing them with new ones. I say that because many of my peers in the medical field treat […]

5 Food Myths Making You Less Healthy

Cornucopia of food
Food myths pop quiz time! Agree or disagree? You’re trying to shed some pounds, so: True False ▢  ▢ You shun all fat, because fat is what makes you fat, and causes heart attacks ▢  ▢ Instead, when it says low-fat, no-fat, or fat-free! on the label, you buy it and eat it ▢  ▢ […]

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 […]