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.

Asparagus Health Benefits

If you ask your pharmacist for a super-healthy dose of vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, with a side of folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber, don’t be surprised if they hand you a bundle of fresh-cut asparagus spears. Spring has sprung, and the green, purple, and white spears are springing out of […]

Fiber: Natural Weight Loss Supplement

There’s one question I get asked more than any other: How can I lose weight? Thanks to the glamorized Hollywood world we live in and the expectations we put on ourselves, it seems like just about everyone wants to lose a few pounds, whether it’s necessary or not. Luckily, there’s one thing everyone can do […]

Best Food Preservation Techniques

Here comes summer and the year’s best fresh foods—organic vegetables, fruits, and herbs from your garden or your local market.  But before you procure a single cucumber, think about autumn and winter—and the best ways to preserve summer’s delicious, healthy delights. Why should you think about dark winter days at this height of the growing […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is said to have boatloads of health benefits. So many, in fact, that our “too good to be true” skepticism kicks in. Stop cancer? Lose weight? Relieve arthritis? Whiten teeth? So, let’s take a closer look at what’s real and what’s hype. Let’s start by broadly categorizing ACV’s three types of […]

Avoid Dessert for Breakfast

You probably don’t need reminding that Americans, as a whole, consume way too much sugar. All our processed foods, our addictive restaurant meals, and our cloyingly sweet snacks have combined to give us a collective epidemic of blood sugar disorders and obesity. In fact, it’s gotten so bad, that some researchers think obesity and diabetes […]

Sprouted Foods Health Benefits

Water + warmth + seeds, nuts, beans, or grains + time = one of the hottest health trends going—sprouted foods. These delicious, delicate little baby plants are packed with goodness. So let’s “unpack” them to see why they’re so good. A food research firm estimates that 2018 will bring in $250 million in sales of […]

Plentiful Plant Protein Alternatives

A number of studies have shown that the benefits of a vegetarian diet includes a 32% decrease in ischemic heart disease, and reductions in blood pressure, diabetes and cancer risk. But even if you aren’t vegetarian, you can enjoy very similar benefits by making sure half your plate is made up of fruits and veggies. […]

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 […]

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