Making the Case for Eating Fruit

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Experts agree that we are eating too much sugar, which is contributing to obesity and other health problems. But in the rush to avoid sugar, many low-carb dieters and others are avoiding fruits. But fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say. Dr. David Ludwig, the director of […]

Why We Should Stop Counting Calories

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Waylon recently wrote an article about healthy ways to lose weight and feel your best, and I feel that he hit the nail right on the head with all 10 of his tips. I brought this article up for discussion with my husband while we were cooking dinner the other night (cooking was even on […]

8 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

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Losing weight is confusing enough without all the gimmicks and conflicting advice, but what’s the deal when your weight loss efforts suddenly stall? Vibrant health, a strong build, and effortless weight management are a natural outcome when hormone levels are healthy. However, there are many lifestyle factors that can impact our hormones and keep us […]

Health Benefits of the Acai Berry

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Fruit for Thought: Acai Berry Considered a superfood, acai (pronounced a-sigh-ee) is traditionally served in gourds, and mixed with tapioca, sugar and honey. Freeze dried powders, juices, and supplements have become very popular for their energizing antioxidant benefits. Botanical name: Euterpe oleracea Family: Arecaceae or Palmae Palm Family Native to the Amazon region of Brazil. […]

Part-Time Vegan

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I’ve been writing about veganism in both books and blogs for over a decade, and the experience has certainly proven to me what most readers probably also know by now: If you want to stay sane, don’t read the comments. This has been especially true for me because I’m a fan of “leaning in” to […]

The Yoga of Food

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At dinner last week in a back yard in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia), a man across the table whom I’d just met, who’d just been informed of my dietary choices (raw) and why I was not eating the grilled fish (I prefer not to eat animals), said: “What does it really mean that something is raw?” […]

Protein-Rich Breakfasts Prevent Unhealthy Snacking in the Evening, Study Finds

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Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day, but up to 60 percent of American young people consistently skip it. Now, Heather Leidy, an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, says eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar […]

New Negative Health Consequences of Diet Soda

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Americans drink lots of diet soda and Americans are facing an unprecedented obesity epidemic. This has caused all sorts of medical experts and even Oprah to investigate whether diet soft drinks can make you gain weight. It seems paradoxical that a product with no calories could result in gaining weight. In fact, most of us […]

The Right Food for a Busy Life – Great Video!

The Right Food for a Busy Life

Processed Meats Declared Too Dangerous for Human Consumption

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The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest […]