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.

Green Pea Cookies

This cookie uses peas and dates for sweetness. It also includes a little tofu, which makes them relatively high protein. So instead of a sugar-y, high calorie dessert, you have a high protein and delicious snack. I like to bring them to potlucks as a healthier alternative to cookies or cakes made with wheat. Get […]

Exercise: Natural Remedy for Arthritis

It probably sounds like the worst idea ever. If you’re one of the quarter of Americans with arthritis, your joints are swollen and tender. Sitting hurts. Standing hurts. And here I come, promising relief—if you’ll just give those joints a workout. What? Exercise? That’s right, exercise. Don’t think I’m crazy or have a sadistic streak. […]

Green Pea Health Benefits

When WebMD talks, I listen. So when they honor green peas as their Vegetable of the Month, I say “right on.” These delicious little legumes crunch way above their weight in health benefits and provide many key nutrients rarely found anywhere else. Green peas—keep your eyes on them In addition to boatloads of vitamins and […]

Pickled asparagus and onions

Pickles are great, but they don’t have to be limited to cucumbers! I like to keep a few pickles of various kinds on hand as snacks, garnish, and hors d’oeuvres. They’re a simple make ahead dish, and it’s a good way to use the delightful array of fresh vegetables that you get over the summer. […]

Healthy Processed Food

If you’ve been reading my work for any length of time, you know that eating the right food is essential to your health. And you also know that the right foods, most often, are whole foods—organic, unprocessed, just the way it would look if you plucked it off the tree or the vine. But is […]

Baked cauliflower and peas: mac & cheese alternative

The macaroni in macaroni and cheese is usually a simple carbohydrate from plain white flour. This cheesy dish uses cancer-fighting cauliflower to achieve the same sort of taste, but with fewer calories and more fiber. I think it’ll replace macaroni as a comfort food for you and your famly. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic […]

Soft Serve Banana Ice Cream

Bananas are high in potassium, magnesium, and B vitamins. They’re so much better for your heart than a sugary, creamy, high fat dessert like ice cream. And, frozen bananas can be transformed into a tasty, creamy, cold dessert similar to soft-serve, but with none of the drawbacks of ice cream. Once you’ve “mastered” the technique […]

Food: Natural Heart Treatment

If you are trying to watch what you eat—and who isn’t—then you are probably used to hearing about all the foods you should avoid. But I’ve got some good news for you. New studies show we have just as big a problem eating too few beneficial foods. Specifically, we could cut down on nearly half […]

Fresh Fruit Sorbet

Fresh fruit and cold desserts are two of my favorite summer phenomena, and sorbet blends them perfectly. It’s easy to make sorbet from your own fruit. This is the time of year when farmer’s markets are full of the best produce to make really delicious desserts. Get My FREE Curcumin Report Chronic Inflammation Decoded Remember, […]

Vanilla Ice Milk

As we move into the summer months, it’s the season where we reach for cold desserts as big treats. While your best choice for a dessert is definitely whole, fresh, organic fruit, you should also feel free to indulge in healthier versions of your childhood favorites. Ice milk is similar to ice cream, but it’s […]