Nutrition

The Food 411: Are you eating your kimchi, onions, and green bananas?

Fermented foods have been around since ancient times and are found in cultures around the world–from Roman sauerkraut to India lassi to Korean kimchi. Just as fermented yeasts are used to make wine, sugars and starches are fermented with lactic acid to produce bacteria such as lactobacillus and bifidobacteria which are vital for our health. Some of the most common fermented foods are listed below. As a note, even though a few of these contain soy (which can be a

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The Food 411: Do you Structure your water?

We  all know water is important, but is turns out that its shape might just as important as its quality and quantity. Seriously, could it be all that good water you are drinking is not effectively making it into your cells?  I am no expert on this—frankly, I had my doubts—but strangely enough, it’s true. I had a friend who had suffered from migraines ever since she was a child. Doctors tried everything to no avail…until one progressive MD I

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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 they a normal part of our diet? We evolved thinking that if something tastes bitter, we’d better not eat much of it since bitter flavors

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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 scientist’s Disneyland, a 3-acre ecological laboratory in Arizona which housed 8 different ecosystems. Completely isolated from the outside world, scientists gr100% of their food and

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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 allows us to fully chew our food, which allows our bodies time to control our ” I’m full” hormone, ghrelin, so that we know when

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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 eating mindfully is just as effective as following a diet when it comes to reducing blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Mindful

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The Food 411: What are the benefits of an elimination diet?

You eat the perfect diet: plenty of whole foods, organic grains, fresh fruits, and lots of dark-green veggies. But what if I told you that some of those great foods could actually be undermining your health? Here is the deal. Most folks think of food allergies only as rashes, hives, or asthma, but the most common food allergies don’t cause an immediate reaction or even show up on regular allergy tests. Unaddressed food sensitivities may lead to underlying inflammation each

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The Food 411: Ever wonder why you shouldn’t heat certain oils?

  Did you know?   Vegetable oils contain mostly heat-sensitive polyunsaturated fats. When heated, these fats turn into toxic compounds, ie: trans fat. So even if the label doesn’t say so, you may be consuming transfat. So what oil should I use for cooking?  Its all about geometry… Due to their structure, saturated fats are able to resist a heat-related damage called oxidation because they do not have any room for oxygen to squeeze in. Monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil,

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The Food 411: Got Goat Milk?

Do you experience gas, bloating, diarrhea or mucus after drinking milk? Has your doctor told you that you are lactose intolerant? Maybe it is the type of milk you are consuming. Turns out that many folks who have issues with cow milk might do much better with goat.   What is wrong with cow milk? Many folks head toward the office door when I advise them to remove cow dairy from their diets. It is a highly inflammatory food and for many, initiates an immune

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The Food 411: Can we make our healthy foods even healthier?

  Okay, this isn’t going to be a don’t eat this/don’t eat that kind of article. Everyone has heard enough about food sensitivities or if not, read more here. Instead, I think we should focus on taking the great foods that we are already eating and increasing their nutrient density. I thought I had an epiphany, but turns out I wasn’t the only one. Since I tend to think about my work 24/7, it didn’t seem odd to me to

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What You Can Do to Help Protect Yourself from Coronavirus

Our immune system is pretty robust–on the job 24/7–protecting us from all sorts of bacteria, parasites, fungi, and viruses.

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