The Skinny Gut Diet

Fall for Ugly Veggies!

Fall for Ugly Veggies!

I’d like to think that farmers are smiling across America (and hopefully receiving a bit more profit from their labor intensive work!) A new craze I read about in the Wall Street Journal takes a second and third look at previously discarded ugly veggies! As you walk down the produce aisle of your favorite grocer, have you ever wondered what…

High Blood Pressure – in Kids?

High Blood Pressure – in Kids?

Recently I’ve been noticing different articles that focus our attention on childhood ailments that previously were only adult conditions. One article I read was citing that high blood pressure in children is on the rise. What? High blood pressure in adults is recognized as the silent killer since many times there are no obvious symptoms. I have blogged many times…

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

When I hear Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), I think of reports I’ve read on clinical trials, animal studies, and information that impacts disease processes. Last Monday a very different type of study was released, as reported by the The New York Times. This study reveals how the sugar industry paid scientists back in the 1960s to cover up…

Texts – New Teenage Health Food?

Texts – New Teenage Health Food?

Are your kids back to school yet? If not, hang in there, the time is fast approaching! And perhaps this year, you can consider sending healthy texts to make a difference in what your teen chooses to eat! Now that’s a novel idea~ My beloved granddaughter has been staying with me this summer and she’s off to college on Monday.…

Dementia Concerns? Speed-training!

Dementia Concerns? Speed-training!

Have you ever worried that dementia might creep up on you? If so, do you have any idea what you might do now to lessen your chances of dementia developing? I know that I’ll do just about anything to maintain the sparkle in my brain! I think I found something great for us. I’d like to introduce you to a…

Glowing Skin From Your Gut

Glowing Skin From Your Gut

Biking, hiking, picnics, swimming – all these activities can place stress on your skin. While a small amount of sun helps support your vitamin D levels, too much can provide more than just a healthy glow. While we all have sunscreen and hats, the truth of the matter is that a really healthy skin glow actually comes from inside out.…

Soul Food

Soul Food

Here on our farm at Vital Planet black-eyed peas abound – perfect makings for my family soul food recipes! We are grateful that they are a flourishing part of our experimental summer crop. Hot Florida summers aren’t terribly kind to many of our crops, however. Worms found our delicious cucumbers extremely delicious as well, so we’ve removed their tired limbs…

Probiotics – Good Summer Bugs!

Probiotics – Good Summer Bugs!

Although obesity remains one of our most pressing health problems today I’m hoping that for many Americans as the summer days unfold it may be an easier time to let go of some extra weight. In the heat, heavy foods just don’t seem quite as inviting as they were when it was cold outside. Moving around in humidity is much…

Food Journal Into Summer Clothes

Food Journal Into Summer Clothes

As the days get longer (and in this area of the country, much hotter) thoughts turn to swimming prospects, and inevitably to bathing suits. While it’s easy to ignore weight loss goals while bundled in coats and boots, once again at this time of year, they tend to move up in priority. So let’s dust off an excellent tool that…

Red Wine for Heart Health?

Red Wine for Heart Health?

Reducing your risk of heart disease may have just become a bit more fun. A new study done by researchers from China explores the actual mechanism of how a compound found in red wine, resveratrol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Resveratrol, found in peanuts, grapes, red wine and some berries has been touted as a health promoting substance,…