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.

High Meat Diet Risks Gut Pain

Another day, another health threat that often refuses to give us clear symptoms.  Diverticulitis can develop when small, bulging pouches in the colon, diverticula, become inflamed or infected. The good news?  It’s fixable. It’s tricky though.  Not only can you be symptom free for years, but when symptoms do appear, they can present similarly to […]

Manage IBS Naturally

A shocking number of people suffer from IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. About 45 million in America alone—15% of the population. And, perhaps most frustrating, there’s no good way to deal with IBS. Or, rather, there wasn’t until now. But, thanks to some researchers in Australia, there’s a new diet that solves—or at least alleviates—IBS […]

Chocolate’s Health Benefits

Today, I’m recommending that you make flavanols, catechin, and biologically active phenolic compounds part of your daily diet.  No, don’t doze off!  I’m talking about chocolate, for its powerful positive effects on aging, stress, blood pressure, heart health, mental function, and more. Once targeted as a cause of acne, obesity, tooth decay, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and diabetes, chocolate […]

How to Buy Local Food

By now, I’m sure you know the benefits of eating locally. Not only do you guarantee you’re eating whole foods—real vegetables, for instance, not processed food-like stuffs—but you’re eating food in season, when it’s had a chance to ripen naturally in the ground or on the vine. It’s not stored with preservatives or shipped across […]

Quinoa, Amaranth, and Blood Sugar Problems

Food has fashions, just like clothes. Lately, gluten-free carbohydrates and high protein foods are all the rage. You may have heard of the “superfoods” amaranth and quinoa, which fit these trends to a tee. It might come as a surprise that you can over-eat these superfoods. If they’re so super good for you, shouldn’t they […]

Artificial Sweeteners Hurt Blood Sugar

It’s a classic flip-flop that pretty well debunks the long-standing promise that switching from sugar to non-sugar sweeteners—Aspartame, Splenda, Sweet ‘n’ Lo, and the rest—can help you lose weight. This is like when fat was once wrongly blamed for all sorts of health problems—then forgiven and given its proper respect. But this time it’s about […]

Dairy benefits for diabetics

Welcome to another edition of “You’re wrong”, “No, you’re wrong.” Today’s dispute: Should diabetics consume dairy products at all, and if so, in whole-fat or non-fat/low-fat form? This one has high-confidence, high-conviction advocates all over the place. “Eliminating dairy cured my diabetes!” “Adding dairy cured my diabetes!” Who’s right? One expert advises most of his […]

Caffeine’s benefits and dangers

Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Though a […]

Broccoli’s Health Benefits

Eat these tiny little trees of health When Italian horticulturalists developed broccoli from cabbage, they probably didn’t realize what a powerful treat they were creating. I think of broccoli as a multi-purpose vegetable, because it improves your health in so many areas. From fighting cancer, to improving eyesight, to helping your heart, to detoxing your […]

Eat more protein for weight loss

Among its countless duties in every cell in your body, protein has always been recognized as a master builder—of just about anything your body needs.  But new research tells us that protein can also help un-build those unwanted pounds you’re trying to shed. Losing weight can feel like an endless battle. Your mind is saying, […]
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