New Year, New Stuff, New You!

2017. It’s a fresh start, a blank page. I think we’ve all seen those “your life is a book, today is page 1, make it a good one” type of posts already, or is it just me who does an inner eye roll at them? There’s a mite of truth in the phrase, though, despite

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Back to Square One

Well, it happened. The holidays are officially over. I know this because last night, I ate the very last Christmas cookie. There were two little spritz cookies, wrapped in tin foil, languishing on the counter. I thought to myself, okay, these cookies aren’t gonna eat themselves. And I really can’t start my “no sugar” routine

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Have you Heard of the CRON Diet?

During the early 1990s, scientists created an enclosed ecosystem (in a huge set of buildings) called Biosphere 2 and attempted to see if people could live in a sealed facility for two years, living on food they grew in a sustainable atmosphere. The scientists tried to recreate different environments (desert, ocean, savannah) to sustain life,

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Should You Try a Raw Diet?

Eating a raw food diet does not necessarily mean eating only uncooked foods. Depending on the type of raw diet you follow, you may not even be allowed to eat certain raw foods that contain any additives or preservatives, growth hormones, or come from commercial manufacturing sources. Before you consider trying a full or partial

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The Best Way to Eat Sweets

Let’s face it – no matter what diet you’re on or how healthy you try to eat, no one wants to completely give up sweets. The good new is, you can satisfy your sweet tooth on a daily basis using a few simple methods. Eat Natural Sugars Many of the goodies we love are made

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What are “Super Foods?”

You’ve probably heard the term “Super Foods” recently, but what exactly are they? Super Foods are high-nutrition carbs, proteins, and fats packed with more vitamins, minerals, fiber, Omega 3 fats, lean protein, and/or other nutrients than most foods in their categories. Boost your health this year by including more of these nutrient-dense foods to your

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Healthy Grain Choices

If you’re confused about the role of grains in your diet, you’re not alone. Based on the recent gluten-free eating craze and the decades-old low-carb fad, you may have heard that wheat and other grains are unhealthy. Some TV health gurus recommend eliminating wheat completely from your diet. There’s not enough consensus in the health

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Expand Your Veggie Options This Year

You know you’ll feel better, reduce your risk for many diseases and conditions and live longer if you eat more veggies. But doing so might seem to be easier said than done, especially if you’re not a great cook or your family members don’t like seeing unfamiliar foods on their plate. Take a look at

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What Is Fiber and Why Do You Need it?

If you keep hearing about “fiber” in your diet, you might wonder exactly what it is, where it comes from and why you need to make sure you get enough. Dietary fiber is the parts of food you can’t digest, and which pass through your system. Also referred to as “roughage,” fiber includes skins, seeds,

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