Submitted by admin on August 13, 2015 - 2:33pm
As I traveled in Italy for the month of July, it occurred to me just how easy and delicious it was to eat well and stay healthy…even when you’re on holiday. Vacations aren’t an excuse to abandon all commitment to health while you lose your mind (or wellness) eating and drinking to excess. But don’t worry, it certainly doesn’t have to be deprived either.
See, living a healthy life is not a fad. You choose it. And once you have made the choice and have reaped the benefits, it becomes the way you live. It’s not a diet or a ‘thing’ you’re into at the moment.
Submitted by admin on May 18, 2015 - 3:07pm
Eat This Now!
Arugula…A Most Tender Green
Submitted by admin on May 18, 2015 - 12:46pm
By Bill Caradonna, R.Ph., N.D.
(Note from me: As many of you know, I am a deeply committed advocate of Vitamin B-12 and have written about my own experiences on several occasions. I decided to ask an expert to give us his thinking about this vitamin so essential to human health.)
A half-century ago, doctors commonly administered vitamin B12 shots to their patients. As prescription drug development and use increased, vitamin B12 use declined.
Submitted by admin on April 14, 2015 - 8:05am
I love The Environmental Working Group. I have found that their research is impeccable and they do not resort to simple scare tactics. But they also don’t shy away from the truth. I turn to them for a lot of information.
This month, as spring springs, we think skin. We want to reveal a dewy lush complexion as we face sunny days and fewer clothes, but it’s important to take care of our largest breathing organ and to know what is in the product we are slathering all over our precious skin.
Submitted by admin on April 13, 2015 - 5:32pm
Ya’ know, I never really liked avocados…too soft and mushy. The flavor was okay, but the mouth-feel was just not for me. And then one day, my husband convinced me (after much pleading and cajoling) to try his guacamole…and I was hooked forever. What I had considered soft and mushy was actually smooth, creamy and oh, so sensual. I can’t get enough of them.
Submitted by admin on April 13, 2015 - 5:06pm
I told you these days would come. The birds are chirping; the sun shines brighter each day; buds are popping everywhere!
We’re thinking about planting, signing on with a CSA to ensure we have fresh food all summer long, right from the farm to your table.
We smile easier; we feel relaxed. Our shoulders aren’t up around our ears as we brace against the cold. We open, like flowers to the sun and warm our winter-weary bodies.
We all lose our minds just a little in the spring, as we imagine our summer days to come. At least I do.
Submitted by admin on March 17, 2015 - 11:53am
It’s important to understand all the stuff that’s in what you buy. Then and only then can you can decide if you want it in your food, on your body or in your home.
So I decided to put all my years of label reading to good use.
It’s amazing to me how ingredients we might not want to consume are cloaked in complicated names; and with nutrition panels that read like a Russian novel, you have to be a detective to decipher what’s in your food.
Not anymore! Let's shine the light on what we're eating.
Submitted by admin on March 17, 2015 - 11:34am
Just when you think there isn’t one more thing you can love about spring, along come the first tender stalks of asparagus, the surest sign of the season, next to tulips. After a long winter hiatus, the first limbs of this wonderful vegetable are as welcome as the first warm rays of sun on winter-weary skin.
Submitted by admin on March 17, 2015 - 10:19am
As I write, it is an unseasonably cold, grey March day. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever see sun or be blissfully warm again. As I write, it’s snowing…again…outside my window. And yet, if I pay attention and stop whining about being cold, there is a freshness in the air that can only be identified as spring.
Submitted by admin on February 10, 2015 - 5:33pm
In this feature, we’re taking labels…and ingredients apart.