• The circadian rhythm of our microbes

    Like most life on Earth, our gut microbes have their own circadian rhythm. Disrupting that daily routine can be bad – and keeping it in balance can be good – for whole body. Source: The circadian rhythm of our microbes

  • Fast Food F**ks with YOU

    HEALTHY SHOULD BE THE NATURAL CHOICE So why do people choose fast food, when they know it’s killing them? According to market research these are the REASONS PEOPLE CHOOSE FAST FOOD Gratifying and pleasurable Busy lifestyles Fussy eaters Low cost Less hassle Clever marketing Lack of time or knowledge to cook I used to work… Continue Reading

  • Sweet Tooth?

      So the beat-beat-beat of the drum of the march of the food revolution continues. As the consumer continues to connect the dots between what they eat and their health they continue to create changes by using their food budget to vote for healthier choices, which really is the only way to promote the changes,… Continue Reading

  • Water Rights, or Wrongs

    You may think of chocolate when you think of the Nestle brand, but the backbone of the Nestle Company is such a sensitive topic in California that I am now boycotting them completely. What changed my shopping habit was my seeing the documentary FLOW (FOR LOVE OF WATER) about 8 years ago. The Nestle business… Continue Reading

  • How much food is in your food?

    The GOOD NEWS Clean Labels are becoming a mainstay in the food and beverage industries rather than a passing trend, one in five tracked products had a clean label, up from 17% the year before. This has inspired 64% of Americans to check ingredients labels, looking for ingredients that are easy to understand and to… Continue Reading

  • RULES 4 PICKY EATERS

    Even with all the time I spend at markets and farmer’s markets, I constantly find foods I’ve never seen before. Long-gone are the days of only finding historically local ingredients, every new wave of immigrants bring new local crops of foods that I find inspiring. I ask the vendors the traditional way of cooking or… Continue Reading

  • AntiOxident Supreme: Get Your Glutathione

    The body is constantly in touch with oxidants and toxins, the better our body can deal with them the better our body will be at staying strong. This is a job for a major antioxidant, is there an antioxidant that will help prevent cancer, heart disease, aging, neurological issues and more? Drum roll please: Glutathione… Continue Reading

  • What the Hell Has Happened to Our Food?

    I get international newsletters from medical and food industry reporters to keep on top of food trends, new products and the latest discoveries in nutritional understanding. In those insider news feeds come food production scandals. As I’m an organic consumer with a basic understanding of how things grow and am certified in how to keep… Continue Reading

  • SALT

    Is salt equated to flavor in the foods we eat? Are we addicted to salt? Is salt killing us?   Many of us consume well over the daily-recommended amount of sodium, or salt, according to the American Dietetic Association. Over time, this can cause high blood pressure that leads to heart disease, stroke and kidney… Continue Reading

  • INFLAMMATION

    You bump into something – INFLAMMATION – Bug Bite – INFLAMMATION – Arthritis – INFLAMMATION – Sprained Ankle – INFLAMMATION –  Sore Throat – INFLAMMATION – Tooth Ache – INFLAMMATION – Hormone Shift – INFLAMMATION – Hives – INFLAMMATION – Infection – INFLAMMATION – Back Ache – INFLAMMATION – Head Ache – INFLAMMATION. INFLAMMATION is the body’s natural… Continue Reading

  • How often do you eat a home-made meal?

    When you have food allergies eating out can be like walking through a mine-field. I no longer feel safe when eating out, I’ve been sick too many times from a wait staff that doesn’t want to give me a straight answer or simply didn’t properly know their menu items.  I even had one waiter tell… Continue Reading

  • What children gain from learning to cook (and adults too):

    Cooking is a great life management skill, cooking is a unique opportunity to tie together skills that carry over into every aspect of your life: Being able to feed yourself develops self-confidence. Consideration of others: cooking begins with teamwork and can involve making food that is pleasing to others. Social skills are developed because children never… Continue Reading

  • Why what we eat is better.

    Eliminating items that you believe are staples is the first step in reforming your eating to a healthy diet, a diet void of gluten or over-processed grains, diary, sugar and salt. Begin by no longer buying items that advertising campaigns have convinced you of as being ‘staples’. Yes, eliminating gluten, diary, sugar and minimizing salt… Continue Reading

  • U can’t catch it but U can catch on

    When I first realized that I was going to have to eat without wheat (my favorite meal: pasta), barley (a favorite soup), rye (my favorite toast) I was overwhelmed by the ‘No’ in my head. My mind became a filtration system as I immediately focused on what eating gluten free would deny me. It brought me… Continue Reading

  • Care for Ur wooden kitchen utensils

    Take good care of your wooden kitchen items: Wooden cutting boards contain fewer bacteria than plastic boards, as proven in laboratory testing. I had assumed that because I can place my plastic resin cutting boards into a dishwasher, wash them at very high heat with products that are disinfectants, that they are easier to maintain,… Continue Reading

  • Outside the Box: Vegan Milk Choices

    MILK CHOICES Cow Milk is rich in Vitamin D, Vitamin K, calcium and proteins. Cow’s milk is high in iodine and can help prevent gout and improves thyroid function. The presence of calcium in Cow’s milk strengthens bones and potassium and helps to regulate blood pressure. That said, nutritionists recommend including one or two of… Continue Reading