Tag Archives: nutrition

Vision Quest

Eat a Rainbow of Color for Healthy Eyes by Melinda Hemmelgarn One of the best ways to protect and preserve our precious eyesight is to focus on food. In general, the same plant-based, antioxidant-rich diets that defend against heart disease and cancer also contribute to eye health by reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration—the two most common age-related ... Read More »

Ocean Robbins on Personal and Planetary Health

by April Thompson Food revolutionary Ocean Robbins has dedicated his life to inspiring others to rethink their food choices to transform both personal and planetary health. It’s a path forged in part by his father, John Robbins, who walked away from the family company, Baskin-Robbins, to become an acclaimed health advocate and author. Together, father and son founded the 500,000-plus-member ... Read More »

It All Starts with the Gut

by Elizabeth McMillan Did you know that each drop of colonic fluid contains more than a billion bacteria? In a healthy gut, there are more beneficial bacteria than pathogenic bacteria, and most research says that there is a ratio of 3:1 between nonhuman bacterial cells and human. These bacteria are known collectively as the body’s microbiome. According to Baylor College ... Read More »

Does your Diet have you Inflamed?

by Elizabeth McMillan Inflammation is an immune reaction that is triggered in response to an infection or laceration. For instance, if there is a cut on your finger, the body sends out an alert to the immune system. This draws inflammatory cytokines to the area and the sight becomes red, tender and produces heat. This is an acute inflammation reaction ... Read More »

Nutrition Upgrades

Five Strategies for Better Health by Melinda Hemmelgarn Springtime brings a desire to clean up our diets and refresh our plates. Here are five worthy strategies for upgrading nutrition and greeting the season with a renewed sense of well-being. * Ditch dieting. According to the Boston Medical Center, an estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and ... Read More »

Delicious Discards

Making Meals From Mainly Scraps by April Thompson Food scraps are no longer relegated to just making soup, stock and sauces that hide their true nature. Creative chefs are reawakening to the possibilities of skins, cores, rinds and other parts we’ve needlessly been throwing away, with startling results. “Cooking with scraps is good for the planet and good for the ... Read More »

Healing From Genetically Altered Foods

Another Reason to Go Organic by Marlaina Donato Twenty-five years ago, the first genetically modified (GM) crop came to market in the form of a tomato engineered for a longer shelf life. Today, as much as 80 percent of food in the U.S.  contains GMOs (as they are best known) and most of the world’s genetically engineered crops are treated ... Read More »

Befriending Food

Embrace the Psychology of Eating by Marlaina Donato Anyone that has struggled to lose weight, eat right or deal with an eating disorder is familiar with the emotional battle that can evolve from the simple act of seeking sustenance. “The black-and-white mentality of needing to be perfect or counting calories leads us into a rabbit hole of bingeing, dieting and ... Read More »

Beauty Foods

Kimberly Snyder Shows How to Eat for Radiant Skin, Eyes, Hair  by Judith Fertig Wise food choices, carefully timed consumption and naturally effective detoxification can help us attain red-carpet shape, professes wellness and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder, bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Foods. She aims for optimum health as the basis for achieving that all-desirable outward glow. Snyder says ... Read More »