Tag: vegetables

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

You hear the advice on a regular basis: “Eat more fiber.” Food labels are plastered with “high fiber” and “good source of fiber” everywhere you look. You probably know that fiber “helps you poop” when your bowels are sluggish, and you might have even heard that fiber is good for your heart—but did you know that a high fiber 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…

Egg-ceptionally delicious!

Egg-ceptionally delicious!

I do editorial reviews monthly for Alive Magazine, a Canadian publication I really appreciate. Today I’d like to share a very creative slow cooker recipe right from this month’s offering  – Issue 399. Slow cookers are one of my favorite kitchen implements and in the winter, the soups, stews and roasts that can be made are only limited by your imagination.…

Cruciferous Veggies – Friend or Foe?

My entire career has been built on my respect for research and its value, however every so often when I read articles that are based on research studies, it takes me back to that old adage – a little knowledge/information can be a dangerous thing. It can be that studies examine very small populations, and then provide statements, that when taken…

Diet & Sleep Habits Linked to Inflammation – 4 Important Diet Tips

Clinical studies continue to link chronic, low-grade inflammation—also known as silent inflammation—with a growing number of health conditions and diseases. Because it can be present without being felt, this type of inflammation is particularly dangerous and can be harmful to the body over time. Recently, a team of scientists from Texas A&M University found a link between our internal “body…

Eat Your Greens for Better Gut Health

We all know we’re supposed to eat our greens. Broccoli, kale, collards—these dark green vegetables are part of the cruciferous family, and have been linked to a number of beneficial effects on health. A recent study published in the journal Nature Immunity found that a particular gene (T-bet) controls the development of recently discovered immune cells in the intestinal lining…

Dysbiosis in IBD—Nitrates the Culprit?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves dysbiosis, or an imbalance of beneficial to harmful bacteria in the intestines.1 Specifically, obligate anaerobic bacteria are depleted and the facultative anaerobic bacteria Enterobacteriacea increase. A recent study has found one way in which this dysbiosis develops.2 Researchers from UC Davis discovered that the potentially harmful Enterobacteriacea—specifically, E. coli—use nitrate to grow. Nitrate is formed…

Heart Disease Risk Factors in Children

One of the most devastating results of the Standard American Diet (SAD)—and there are many to choose from—is the epidemic of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. About 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years are obese. That’s far too many. Of those children who are severely obese, two-thirds were found…

Start the Day with a Healthy Breakfast

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!  Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  The first meal of the day is considered the most important because…

Dirty Dozen Plus from Environmental Working Group

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!  Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  The Environmental Working Group is at it again. This group is at…