Fads & Diets

 

To Cheese, Or Not To Cheese?

Fun fact: While 65% of the population is officially diagnosed with lactose intolerance, some experts believe that we’re all at least a little bit lactose intolerant—we just brush off the bloating and gas as a normal part of life.  I remember reading a story about an American family with two boys who were intolerant to lactose. They had moved Continue Reading

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An Egg-ceptional Superfood

One of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Foodies everywhere, rave about the egg — but as I’m sure you remember, this wasn’t always the case.  Humans have been eating eggs for thousands of years. They’re widely thought of as a good thing, but there are some conflicting opinions out there; many people believe Continue Reading

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Crave Sugar? Eat Fat

I’m not the only one saying it. Everyone’s catching on. We’re a fat-deprived society. Deprived of the right kind of fat that is. Many of us grew-up believing that low fat was the healthy way to go. Fat is after all, high in calories and not so good for the waist line, right? Well, what Continue Reading

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A Sugar Wake-up Call

Don’t be fooled by fantastic marketing. Would you believe that both Clif Bars + Reese’s Pieces have the same amount of added sugar?! It can be hard to imagine, but sadly, it’s true.  This can be a real wake-up call for people who are under the impression that energy, protein and meal replacement bars are Continue Reading

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What If Kale Was Bad for You?

Say what!! Isn’t kale ALL I’m supposed to be eating? It might sound crazy (and for the record, it totally is) but isn’t it just as crazy as all the other conflicting nutrition information out there? Every decade there are big changes when it comes to what’s healthy and what’s not. Fats for example, were given a Continue Reading

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Another Fat Update

Oh, so much controversy. Fats:  Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fat. It can be really confusing.  Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid oils in their absolute worst form are those which have been fully or partially hydrogenated. This is a chemical process the factories use to make the oil solidify at room temperature, and make it much more shelf-stable. Continue Reading

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The Art of Eating Real Food

Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. – Michael Pollan Sounds easy enough, right? I completely understand that this isn’t always the case. First rule, don’t beat yourself up over your food choices. You’re simply doing the best you can. We’ve got a lot of obstacles to navigate our way around in this modern Continue Reading

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Oh, Sugar. How It’s Just Clogging Your Arteries

Wave goodbye to the fat-free era. I think it really might be put to rest. This is good news in my books, because increasing our dietary fat can actually help us loose the taste and cravings for all those tempting processed, non-foods (which seems to be what’s clogging our arteries in the first place).   Continue Reading

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Soy What?

Navigating through all the conflicting health information can be a skill of it’s own. The rise and fall of the soy bean is something of great interest to me. I was a plant-lovin’ vegan for 14 years and at that time, soy was my main source of protein. One of the biggest problems with my Continue Reading

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