“Good” Foods, “Bad” Foods: How Our Beliefs About the Foods We Eat Affect Our Health

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“For millennia Spiritual masters have known how powerful our thoughts are in our lives. Now, researchers in quantum physics and consciousness are confirming this. Regardless of what were are engaging in, our thoughts hold tremendous power over us. Therefore, our thoughts about food have a direct effect on our health. If we feel guilty about […]

Top Four Reasons Why Diets Fail

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The battle of the bulge is on — any movement on the scale yet? “Losing weight is one of the top resolutions made every year, yet only 20 percent of people achieve successful weight-loss and maintenance,” says Jessica Bartfield,MD, internal medicine who specializes in nutrition and weight management at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery […]

Recipes For Your Busy Week: Squash, Quinoa, and Brussels Sprouts

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The Joy of Quinoa Quinoa Cakes with Broccoli & Tomatoes If quinoa gets any more popular, I think Iowa will scrap its Corn Belt for a Quinoa Belt. (Although winters might be tricky for a South American crop.) Seems like every grocery store stocks quinoa; every magazine features it in recipes. But quinoa really does […]

Serve Up Healthier Food with MyPlate

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has had a lot on its plate recently. And, it’s all because of their new food icon, called MyPlate. This colorful visual teaches Americans how to make healthier food choices by giving people a picture of portion sizes for certain foods. “This new icon is a great nutrition […]