Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

A little Nutrition 101 today. We all know that food can be divided into macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. The micros are vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and vitamin C. Our body needs tiny amounts of micro-nutrients (usually measured in … Continue reading

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Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass Fed Beef – Healthy or Hype?

Grass-fed beef is trending in food circles. You can see from Google Trends graphs that in the last 10 years, interest has grown substantially. What exactly is grass-fed beef? Don’t all cows eat grass? Here’s what you need to know: … Continue reading

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How to Eat to Beat Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

How to Eat to Beat Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have cared for an elderly spouse or parent slowly losing their memory and other cognitive capabilities, you would probably do anything to stop or reverse this terrible affliction. Although we can’t turn back the clock, a dietary intervention … Continue reading

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Still Taking Fish Oil Supplements? Read This, Save Your Money

Still Taking Fish Oil Supplements? Read This, Save Your Money

In the early 1970′s, Danish scientists published a study that claimed Inuits in Greenland have low rates of heart disease due their diet, high in fish oils, whale blubber, and omega-3 fatty acids. That study set off a global trend … Continue reading

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Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

Coming Ban for some Omega-3 Fat Claims

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS There is a big problem with determining nutritional requirements for omega-3 fats. Even though they are almost universally praised as promoting health and well being, it is not possible to define … Continue reading

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Combat Allergies the Real Food Way

Combat Allergies the Real Food Way

This is a guest blog post by Beth Warren, MS, RD, CDN and was originally posted here. It’s the sound heard around the country …”Aaaachooo”. Spring is in the air…and sadly, so are pollen, dust and other irritants. There is one … Continue reading

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SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins for Adults. Seriously?

First there came the gummy bear candy that kids loved so much. Then came the gummy bear multivitamin for kids. And now, a gummy multivitamin for adults. Because, you know, we don’t eat healthy enough. We’ve been approached several times … Continue reading

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New Superfood? Perilla Seeds Make Chia Look Puny In Comparison

New Superfood? Perilla Seeds Make Chia Look Puny In Comparison

Move over chia seeds, your reign is about to end. Maybe. The seeds of the Asian Shiso plant are poised to be the next big thing when it comes to plant based omega-3. Commonly used for their minty leaves, shiso … Continue reading

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A Guide to Edible Seeds

A Guide to Edible Seeds

This is a guest post by Lori Popkewitz Alper. It originally appeared on her blog, Groovy Green Livin. Edible seeds have been making their way into my smoothies, soups and chili over the past few weeks. The assortment of edible seeds that lines … Continue reading

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Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

Chia Seeds: Why We Love ‘Em

A member of the mint family, the chia seed is a “nutrient and protein packed powerhouse” that boasts an interesting history and many useful nutritional applications. Here is to the superfood seed that is making it back into our diets … Continue reading

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