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.

How much fish is safe to eat?

Not long ago, our waters were filled with healthy, nutrition-rich fish—an amazing source of vital omega-3 fatty acids. But today, though our waters are still filled with fish, they’re also filled with toxins—and so, in turn, nearly every fish contains toxins as well. Sadly, it’s time to ban eating some fish, to limit consumption of […]

Dangerous trans fats to avoid

Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
If there’s one thing almost every single health professional—be it conventional, complementary, or alternative—can agree on, it’s the unhealthy, harmful nature of trans fatty acids. Trans fatty acids, also called trans fats, are a type of unsaturated fat. They’re produced through a process called hydrogenation, which converts vegetable oils to solid fats by adding hydrogen […]

Soda danger: sugar, acid, carbonation

You know those exciting new “artisanal” alternatives to Big Sugar’s sodas?  Wow! Naturally flavored, zero-calorie, “vitamin waters” like watermelon-tarragon. Natural sweeteners instead of high-fructose corn syrup (HFC).  At least they’re healthier than soda, right?  No, not even the best of the newcomers. Thank you, foodies everywhere Believe me, I’m loving the growing movement of foodie […]

7 Healthy Snacks in No Time

The fastest way to health is through the stomach. Which makes perfect sense—eating the right foods gives your body all the fuel and tools it needs to run at peak efficiency. And eating poorly not only robs your body of key vitamins, but often inundates you with toxins as well. Eating right is a one-two […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]