5 Ingredients to Super-Charge Your Smoothie

Today’s the day, right? You plan on getting your diet back on track after a couple weeks of holiday-fueled overindulging. A properly-constructed breakfast is the most logical place to start.  After all, what you choose to start the day sets…

The Health Benefits of Sea Vegetables

Having read about their health benefits for years, I recently decided to make a foray into the world of sea vegetables.  Technically considered algae, sea vegetables are most commonly recognized by the names kelp, seaweed, kombu, wakame and nori, though…

Resolution Redux

The ball has dropped, the fireworks have fizzled and we’ve bid our collective farewell to 2014.  Now that the buzz and fuzz of our New Year’s revelry has faded, we’re left with the sobering realities of work, traffic, taxes… and…

12 Essential Nutrients You Need More of, What They Do and Where to Get Them

Ever notice the word “fortified” on a nutrition label? That means vitamins and minerals had to be added back into a food because so many important nutrients were stripped away in the processing of it.  Processed foods are best avoided,…

Recognizing Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with 6 Protective Foods

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  For years, ovarian cancer was known as “The Silent Killer,” as there were thought to be few, if any, symptoms of the disease. We now know that ovarian cancer does come with some warning…

Adventures in Food Confusion-Volume 4: Why Grains Are Unhealthy

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) does some great work –  educating us about the role of diet and lifestyle in preventing cancer, providing resources for patients and funding important research into the disease. Unfortunately, that gets overshadowed by…