Clearing Up Cholesterol Confusion

Clearing Up Cholesterol Confusion

Cholesterol and fat advice has bounced back and forth over the past 50 years. Today, people are very confused – is cholesterol good or bad?  Ton answer that, we need to understand if we’re talking about blood cholesterol or dietary … Continue reading

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Multigrain, Whole Grain, Whole Wheat – Oh My, What Should I Eat?

Multigrain, Whole Grain, Whole Wheat – Oh My, What Should I Eat?

Grain products have become very confusing for the general public. With varying labels, titles, and logos it is confusing on what option is the best for you. Here’s a simple breakdown for you. Whole grains – contain the entire grain … Continue reading

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Dairy Allergy vs. Dairy Intolerance – What You Need to Know

Dairy Allergy vs. Dairy Intolerance – What You Need to Know

Not feeling so good after drinking milk or eating a product with dairy ingredients? You may be suffering from either a dairy allergy or a dairy intolerance. Here is the breakdown of the causes, symptoms, and differences between the two. … Continue reading

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Saturated Fats: A New Perspective

Saturated Fats: A New Perspective

It’s happening again, your devious cravings and growling stomach pull you into the kitchen, as if by force. You open the snack drawer, and a tempting box of unopened dark chocolates glares into your soul. You can’t help but think … Continue reading

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Tired All Day? Your Food May Be Responsible

Tired All Day? Your Food May Be Responsible

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) affects almost 3 percent of the population. It is most common in people after they reach their 40′s and is more prevalent in women than men. Symptoms include fatigue (obviously), loss of memory, inability to concentrate, … Continue reading

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The Future of Organic and Natural Food Brands

The Future of Organic and Natural Food Brands

Earlier this month, the food industry experienced yet another mega-acquisition. Danone, the French dairy conglomerate acquired WhiteWave Foods for TEN BILLION dollars. WhiteWave is know for its organic Horizon milk, and for its dairy free Silk milk products. Like many … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason to Avoid Cola, Guys Please Pay Attention

Yet Another Reason to Avoid Cola, Guys Please Pay Attention

There are many many reasons to avoid soft drinks. They are the epitome of empty calories, providing no nutritional value. They are candy in liquid form, consumed rapidly and causing blood glucose spikes, contribute to obesity, diabetes, and more. Another … Continue reading

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Are Popcorn, Granola bars, and Salad Healthy?

Are Popcorn, Granola bars, and Salad Healthy?

The New York Times seems to think multi-ingredient foods, like pizza and granola bars, can be compared for healthfulness with single-ingredient foods like kale and nuts. Their recent Upshot piece on nutrition dishes up a healthy portion of logic disconnect. … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue is Undermining Your Diet

Decision Fatigue is Undermining Your Diet

We like to think that we control our decisions. It’s a free country. The manufacturers of junk food like to say that too whenever someone complains about their marketing tactics. However, reality is more nuanced than “free choice”, and when … Continue reading

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Congress Pretends It Wants You to Know if Your Food is Genetically Modified

Congress Pretends It Wants You to Know if Your Food is Genetically Modified

Last week, the Senate overwhelming passed a GMO labeling law which would require manufacturers to disclose if their product is made with genetically modified ingredients. We are all for transparency in labeling, but in this case, the Senate has actually … Continue reading

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