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.

Avoid Catching Summer Colds

Nobody wants to catch a cold or get the summer sniffles right before they’re ready to head out on that long awaited vacation. Air travel, planes with recycled air and confined spaces can be incubators for germs, but how can you strengthen immunity before you take that flight?

Healthy Solution for Indian Take-Out

Take-out Indian food is one of my favorite treats since traditional Indian sauces can be extremely time-consuming to make – with a long list of spices, herbs, and many chopped vegetables that go into each and every dish. Last week, I cooked cubed-up chicken and veggies, testing out a new jarred Tikki Marsala sauce … and I was truly amazed!

Cooking With Herbs

Herbs have been delighting cooks for centuries, but did you know that herbs are a dieter’s dream? They’re fat free, very low in calories, packed with flavor and also have other added health benefits.

What are Goji Berries?

Goji berries, also called wolf berries, come from Northern Asia, mainly grown in Tibet. Don’t let their tough exterior fool you, these little wrinkled berries are seriously beauty food!

What is Organic? Why is it Good for You?

Foods that are raised or grown organically must follow certain guidelines. They are raised in an environmentally-friendly way, without pesticides or radiation, and restricted amounts of hormones and antibiotics. But why is organic more expensive?

Is Chocolate the Secret to Living Longer?

So what’s all the current health buzz about cocoa I keep hearing on the news?

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone health. It facilitates calcium absorption from the digestive system, normal calcium and phosphate in blood, and bone mineralization. Vitamin D is also involved with cell differentiation and immune function.

No-Cook Weight Loss

Cooking for yourself is a small time commitment that has a huge pay off, but even if you don’t know how to cook or just want to eat better with no-cook options this summer, there’s no need to turn on your oven or stove top!