In a college nutrition class I took back in the 90s, I overheard a classmate boasting to a small group about how she only ate fat-free food. Most of America was still in the clutches of the fat-free craze, and my classmate’s views weren’t... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a major health problem affecting an estimated 21 million adults in the United States alone. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage which results in pain, stiffness, swelling a... Read more
My teenage daughter’s favorite grab 'n go breakfast consists of a few gulps of OJ, a toasted English muffin, and a handful of roasted sunflower kernels. “A perfect breakfast,” she states. Teenage translation: "I can sleep a... Read more
Faster than a speeding bullet…
More powerful than a locomotive…
Nutrient-packed with health enhancing properties…
Here come the SUPERFOODS!
These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and c... Read more
The beginning of "pumpkin spice season" is upon us and I feel my ability to resist slipping. I bellied up to a LARGE bowl of Pumpkin Spice Life cereal for lunch...haven't had cereal in 5 months. Ugh! It's going to be a tough fall!!... Read more
It's the time of year when pumpkin spice takes over everything. #protip save the calories from your favorite PSL and add pumpkin spices to your coffee grounds before brewing. Then drink it black or with just a touch of your favorite creamer... Read more
People, if you're not eating Chia seeds, you need to be! These things are amazing. They're loaded with fiber, protein and Omega 3s. They're flavorless so you can add them to virtually any meal, or just soak in water for 10 minutes then drink!... Read more
Italian researchers have found that increaseing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids leads to a decrease in insulin resistance, so that means omega-3 will join the list of other foods recommended by your doc or provider to stave off diabetes. Eat fis... Read more
Omega 3's lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Excellent sources of omega-3s are salmon, mackerel, and tuna, rainbow trout and sardines. Anchovies too! Walnuts, Almonds, brazil nuts,pumpkin seeds and eggs also a good source... Read more
Mother knows best. Back in 2005, my mom starting telling me about this "amazing" seed that was great for health. She added it to smoothies, granola, breads, and just about everything else. Flax, I quickly learned, was versatile and an easy... Read more
In honor of Heart Awareness Month, I've gathered up recipes that have the ultimate superfood: chia seeds. Chia seeds are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and proteins. If you have not heard of chia seeds, read "What Can Yo... Read more
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