My husband and I have begun joking that oatmeal is a “tantrum starter.” No matter how we doctor that oatmeal to make it more filling (adding nuts, coconut oil, organic butter, fruit, organic yogurt, pumpkin puree, etc.), our children seem… Read More ›
How To Choose Healthy Fish
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. With so many fish to choose from, how can you be sure you’re making a healthy choice? This helpful infographic makes the choice simpler. Via. Click here to view larger image.
Big Fat Surprise: Eat Fat To Lose Weight
Back in 2006, my mother called me. She had news for me – big news. “Fat is a good thing,” she said. “If you want to lose weight, you need to eat more fat.” Acting on advice she had originally gleaned from… Read More ›
American Foods Banned In Other Countries
A comprehensive and well-researched article from EatLocalGrown outlines some foods to avoid–if you live in the United States. These 10 foods are banned in other countries: Farmed salmon banned in Australia and New Zealand Genetically engineered papaya banned in the… Read More ›
Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Sugar?
Photo: When Mary Poppins sang about a spoonful of sugar in 1964, most Americans had never even heard of high fructose corn syrup. A study funded by the Corn Refiners Association and published online at The Atlantic today suggests that “High… Read More ›
Buying Seasonal Produce: A Guide
Yesterday, following my own advice, I picked up two fruits that I don’t routinely buy. The first was a bag of bright orange, organic Minneolas. My second purchase was an Asian pear, an apple-shaped, light brown fruit. Minneolas are a cross between grapefruits… Read More ›
Sodium: The Scapegoat
Cardiologists and chefs don’t always agree, so Michael Fenster, who is both a professional chef and an interventional cardiologist, offers a unique perspective in his article, “Don’t Hold The Salt: Attempts to Curb Sodium Intake Are Misguided,” published today on The… Read More ›
7 Foods So Unsafe Farmers and Doctors Won’t Eat Them
When experts (in this case, farmers and doctors) were asked what foods they consider unsafe, the top 7 winners spanned multiple food groups (produce, dairy, meat) and were mostly healthy, fresh foods. For many people, making your own spaghetti and pasta… Read More ›
The United States is facing an unprecedented crisis in public health. Americans are more ill than they have ever been in history. Recent studies predict that by 2020, more than 80 percent of American men and more than 70 percent of American… Read More ›