Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

What Does Organic Really Mean?

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Organic produce in the US is highly regulated as I found out during my recent trip to Earthbound Farm, America’s largest grower of organic produce.

Oktoberfest Time

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When I think of Oktoberfest, I remember my trip to Munich where my husband and I drank from heavy glass liter mugs of beer, ones that I could barely lift while the Oom-pah band played merrily in the background.

Cheap Ways To Go Gluten-Free

How To Go Gluten-Free

Worried about your food budget sky-rocketing because you need to go gluten-free? Eating gluten-free the economical way is easier than you think… and here’s how to take the “gluten guesswork” out!

Tasty Ways to Cook Eggplant

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“Oily Eggplant” is eggplant lovers and haters biggest complaint! Here’s how to achieve that soft, well-cooked texture without overdoing it with oil or loads of breading…

10 Exotic Superfoods

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Are you the guru of gojis or a flax fanatic? Then you might be intimately familiar with some of these superfoods, while others might seems incredibly foreign and even downright bizarre. In their countries of origin, these berries, nuts, plants, and seeds have been used for thousands of years to holistically medicate the body or just add yumminess to everyday, wholesome meals. Experimenting with new ingredients makes life interesting and if the foods are especially nutrient-dense — even better.

Broccoli Bonanza

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A reader wrote in this week asking for multiple ways to cook broccoli, one of my favorite super-charged vitamin-packed veggies! Broccoli has been touted as a superfood, and for good reason – here’s quick and delicious ways to cook broccoli!

10 Healthy Summer Habits to Take Back to the Office

10 Healthy Habits - Back To School

Who doesn’t love the summer months, the sun, fresh fruits and veggies, and best of all, time to play and rest? Here are 10 easy tips to help keep that slender summer figure in check going into the fall months.

4 Ways To Navigate Parties The Healthy Way. I Use #2 All The Time.

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If you’ve recently lost weight or have your summer slim on, you might dread some of those otherwise fun party invitations where sugary goodies, fatty finger foods, and boozy cocktails abound. Digest some of these clever tips, and get your party clothes ready!