3 Supposedly Healthy Products You Should Rid From Your Kitchen

3 Supposedly Healthy Products You Should Rid From Your Kitchen

Nutrition science changes over the years, but it usually takes the government – and much of the public – a loooong time to catch up. This delay is partly because of our country’s policies (for example, the government considers an ingredient “safe” until a large body of science proves it to be harmful) and partly because of great marketing…Continue Reading

3 Foods That Help Fight Cold and Flu

3 Foods That Help Fight Cold and Flu

This post is sponsored by Klio. What a flu season this has been! If you’ve fallen victim to the flu-shot-resistant flu or one of the brutal colds going around, you know exactly what I mean. Nearly everyone I know, including my own poor kiddos who were just sick for over a week, has experienced an icky wintertime virus in…Continue Reading

Creamy Green Hemp Seed Smoothie

Creamy Green Hemp Seed Smoothie

‘Tis the season to detox. Trouble is, that word is nonsense. (At least in the context of healthy eating). Unfortunately you cannot “undo” a month-long Christmas cookie binge with a few days of green juices. The body just doesn’t work that way. If our organs were swimming in toxins every time we ate a Cheez-It or overindulged…Continue Reading

5 Surprising Foods That Can Cause Weight Gain

5 Surprising Foods That Can Cause Weight Gain

We all know that eating too many cookies on a regular basis will lead to weight gain. But plenty of other foods that seem healthy are nearly as bad! Who’d have thought that calorie-free sweeteners or your favorite sushi roll could be doing you in, diet-wise? Below are five supposedly healthy foods to be wary of when…Continue Reading

4 Nutrition Myths I Used to Believe

4 Nutrition Myths I Used to Believe

  As I’ve said before, learning about nutrition and food is an ongoing process. It takes lots of reading, talking, gardening, farm visiting, cooking and eating to discover real nutritional truths, and despite extensive nutrition training, I’m still learning as I go. Sometimes I look back at very old blog posts and can hardly believe what I see.…Continue Reading

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

At any given time, people are collectively pointing fingers at a particular food or ingredient, saying it’s the thing to blame for our current obesity epidemic. Right now that food is sugar. But is sugar – and all it’s pseudonyms – really to blame for obesity? I say no. Though Americans do eat a lot more sugar…Continue Reading

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