The Food 411: Are you eating your Bitters?

How often do you eat artichoke, parsley, arugula, radicchio, endive, angelica, chamomile, dandelion, goldenseal, horehound, milk thistle, peppermint, wormwood or yarrow? Most of us don’t, but maybe we should be. Research indicates that these foods can help control blood sugar, stimulate digestion, reduce inflammation, control hunger, balance the thyroid and more. So why don’t aren’t […]

The Food 411: Can calorie restriction Extend your life?

There is a lot of talk about the benefits of fasting for our health. Animal testing studies demonstrate animal calorie restricted diets increase lifespan by up to 40%. How about us? Let’s look at few examples. Biosphere 2 Eight people unexpectedly tested this theory when locked into a bubble. From 1991-93, Biosphere 2 was a […]

The Food 411: Are you a rabbit or a turtle?

Eating speed can have a direct correlation on weight gain. A study in 2011 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that test subjects who chewed 40 times versus 15 times ingested 11.9% less food. We all might guess, quick eaters tend to consume more calories than slow eaters do. But there is more. Slowing down […]

The Food 411: Can you Think your way into good health?

Could a simple attitude adjustment be all you need to improve your health and lose a few extra pounds? It turns out the way you think about the food you eat is just as important as what you actually eat. A study from the 2012 Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that […]