There are a million individual ways in which we can improve health. We can cut out processed foods, join a gym, or even attempt to change a few habits like eating too quickly and getting too little sleep. An honest effort to improve the way we eat, move and live can have a noticeable impact […]
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There are many lifestyle changes that we make which are supposed to help us lose weight and get healthy. We cut out snacks or skip meals altogether in order to save a few calories here and there, or spend countless hours in the gym trying to burn off that extra layer of love that lines […]
There is one unavoidable truth in life; one thing that will hold true regardless of what we do on a daily basis. We can eat exclusively organic foods, drink only the purest artisanal water and isolate ourselves in the woods away from the physical and emotional craziness of civilization, yet at some point in time […]
I’m a huge data nerd and get no greater joy than scouring the incredibly diverse and the extremely intricate world of scientific journals. In every available moment, I cozy up in my finest pair of sweatpants and house slippers and sip on some freshly squeezed wheat grass to methodically peruse mountains of research in order […]
I know I’m not alone in my passion for food and, despite my best efforts at being lazy, I think it’s about time I recognize and experience the nutritional and emotional benefits of sprouting. Sprouting According to the Whole Grains Council, grains like rice, wheat, corn, oats and barley are actually the dormant seeds of […]
Eating bugs is all the rage these days. And, after a little bit of research and experimentation, I am completely on board! Are you grossed out? You should get used to it: according to apocalypse expert Jo at our sister site, Insteading, we’ll all be eating bugs in the future. And if you are already […]
GMO foods are ubiquitous in our food supply, and yet we know little about their effects on humans. Learn more about how GMO foods affect your life here.
The mainstream media is awash with dietary recommendations and promises for lasting health and wellness. Unfortunately, although well-intentioned and seemingly based upon sound dietary reasoning, the majority of such advice is, borrowing terms from our nation’s beloved dairy industry, pasteurized and homogenized to such a degree that it is hard to delineate the pertinent points […]
There are many known benefits to regularly eating a healthy breakfast, including: Improved cognitive function to facilitate learning and retention. Positive nutrient timing to help prevent episodes of binge eating. Increasingly active metabolism and stable blood sugar to promote fat burn and weight loss. Not to mention the improvements in mood and emotional stability that […]
There are many foods that we all know increase the risk of disease. For example, the daily consumption of the high fructose corn syrup found in soft drinks encourages weight gain and greatly increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease. And I think it’s fairly safe to say that our increased […]
We love the idea of eating local, but what are the real costs, and is it truly sustainable?
Eating clean and healthful foods can be a daunting task in today’s complex and highly manipulative food environment. The patience required to read and decipher ingredient lists that often include substances that require a Ph.D to pronounce can be discouraging to even the most knowledgeable of consumers. However, building upon the food label sleuthing skills […]
America: the land of freedom and endless opportunity, right? Well, yes, in addition to being the country whose citizens are increasingly susceptible to poor health and lifestyle disease. According to a recent article published in the New York Times, adopting uniquely “American behaviors” is contributing to the rapid decline in health and quality of life […]
Yes, healthy fats are good for you and help build a healthy diet. Learn the basics of health fats, where to get them, and why they are so good for us.
As a student of holistic nutrition and an enthusiast of endurance sports, I am very passionate about my diet and always strive to incorporate only the highest quality foods that will best support my interests. I have rigorously recorded and analyzed every morsel consumed to determine my nutrient status. I subscribe to several scientific journals […]