Tagged as Healthy Diet

The term "cage-free" often brings to mind chickens who roam around freely on a farm or in a pasture of some sort, running about, pecking for food, and enjoying the pleasant sunshine afforded in this type of environment. When many agribusinesses switched to cage-free chickens, many consumers began purchasing the new products, believing that they were making a difference by supporting more humane living...
October 23, 2021
Beets have earned a reputation as being a very healthy food. They have an impressive nutritional profile and offer many health benefits. Beets are high in the essential minerals potassium and manganese, the B vitamin folate, immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, vitamin B6 and betaine. Once you learn a little more, you just might be ready to pour yourself a glass of beet juice! - Just Some of The Many...
October 14, 2021
Most people make a beeline to their coffee maker after waking. However, what if it was possible to significantly improve your health with a one-minute morning ritual that could be performed while your coffee is brewing? The only caveat is that this ritual may cause you to make some funny, puckered-up faces. Still interested? - The Morning Tonic You've Long Desired: - We’re talking about  apple cider...
September 30, 2021
You've probably been there. You're doing everything correctly, yet you can't ditch that refuse-to-vacate excess weight, and it's driving you crazy. I coined the term "weight loss resistance" for folks who do everything correctly yet can't consistently lose a couple of pounds a week. Numerous obstacles underlie weight loss resistance, from sleep deprivation to chronic stress to hormonal imbalances. I'll...
September 22, 2021
When I worked one-on-one with clients, I had one rule: Write everything down or you’re fired. Harsh though it sounds, tracking everything from food intake to body measurements ensured fat loss success, created accountability, and eliminated potential weight loss resistance barriers. Researchers validate my rule. One study-, from Kaiser Permanente's The Center for Health Research (CHR), involving nearly...
September 12, 2021
Agave, honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup are all marketed as healthier alternatives to table sugar and other added sugars, such as high-fructose corn syrup and evaporated cane juice. Is there any truth to those claims? - Here are the facts. Alternative sweeteners, just like conventional sweeteners, add little nutritional value and contain substantial calories. Since some natural sweeteners undergo...
September 11, 2021
I frequently get invited to speak to students at school assemblies about nutrition. I really enjoy doing this because so often I find the diets of children lacking in the most fundamental elements of good nutrition. And too often our children are unaware of the impact they can have on their health by choosing better foods to eat. Years ago I published the following list, and sadly what I find is that...
September 7, 2021
Without question, one of the biggest battles everyone is fighting today is the "Battle of the Bulge" - no, not the German offensive against the Allies in December of 1944 but, rather, the fight to keep excessive fat from our bodies.  This battle isn't just about "looking good" but, more importantly, about staying healthy. Being overweight is, after all, a precursor or marker for the most lethal diseases...
August 26, 2021
I have noticed that more and more businesses keep a small bowl of candy in reception areas and on countertops. They are practically becoming part of the décor. The other day, while waiting for my hairstylist, a woman marched over to the obligatory bowl of candy, snatched up a fistful of candy and announced, “I need some sugar!” She was not a diabetic in distress; she was not faint from not eating. She...
August 24, 2021
How many chemicals, drugs or food substances can you think of that have been scientifically tied to at least 45 different medical ailments, symptoms and diseases?  This is especially troubling when you consider that we are talking about a beverage found in 99% of public eating establishments; it is even more troubling when you consider how many people on earth consume this stuff, usually without knowledge...
August 21, 2021