Avoiding nuts and seeds for better gut health? You shouldn ’t
Nuts and seeds are important components of a healthy diet. But if you have diverticula — little pouchlike structures that sometimes form in the muscular wall of the colon and bulge outward — you may worry about nuts or seeds getting stuck in those little pockets, which can cause a painful infection called diverticulitis. Take heart. While it was once believed that nut and seed consumption could lead to diverticulitis, the link is unproven. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Nuts and seeds are rich in fiber, which is important for gut health and keeping you regular. How much fiber do you need daily? If you&rsq...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Digestive Disorders Healthy Aging Healthy Eating Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Frozen treats: Navigating the options
When it’s my turn to go to the grocery store, it takes me forever to make selections. I’m mesmerized by the endless options in every aisle. This week I got tripped up in the ice cream department. Halfway between dark chocolate truffle and coconut caramel swirl, I realized I was caught in a little decision swirl of my own. There was ice cream, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and gelato. Some treats were full fat, reduced fat, low fat, nonfat, low carbohydrate, or sugar-free. And there was a huge selection of dairy-free frozen desserts. What was in all these colorful packages, and which one would be best?...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi Godman Tags: Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

Fighting Against A Small Enemy: The Nima Peanut Sensor Review
Peanut accounts for the majority of severe allergic reactions, and so far there was no possibility to double-check the foods said not to contain the harmful ingredient. That has changed with Nima’s latest innovation, the portable, pocket-sized peanut sensor. I was excited to test the newest tool in the fight against food allergies. Here, you find my verdict about the peanut sensor. Peanuts are deadlier than tornadoes As odd as it sounds, peanuts might be more dangerous than hurricanes. While the allergic reactions to the underground seeds kill every year about 150 people, tornadoes stay in the range of 100-120 &ndash...
Source: The Medical Futurist - October 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Food Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients allergy eating food allergy food sensor Innovation meals peanut review technology wellness Source Type: blogs

Healthy, wholesome easy lunches
Just the idea of packing a lunch elicits a stress response in so many of us. Maybe we’re packing lunch for our kids, maybe it’s for us, but the pressure is on to create a simple yet satisfying, healthy yet hearty, easily transportable meal. This seemingly impossible task is daunting to many people. So much easier to rely on the school cafeteria, lunch trucks, and takeout, right? Wrong! Let us consider the short- and long-term effects of poor choices at lunchtime. Yes, the school cafeteria may offer some healthy-ish options. I can count on my kids not to choose any of them. Likewise our workplace food trucks and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Food as medicine Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

10 superfoods to boost a healthy diet
No single food — not even a superfood — can offer all the nutrition, health benefits, and energy we need to nourish ourselves. The 2015–2020 US Dietary Guidelines recommend healthy eating patterns, “combining healthy choices from across all food groups — while paying attention to calorie limits.” Over the years, research has shown that healthy dietary patterns can reduce risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Dietary patterns such as the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and the Mediterranean diet, which are mostly plant-based, have d...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD, LDN Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Source Type: blogs

Health benefits of walnuts
This study did not determine the ideal “dose” or duration of walnut consumption. In one of the best studies, a mix of about nine hazelnuts, 12 almonds, and six walnuts were consumed daily. That might be more than some people are willing to eat! A study of this type cannot prove that walnuts were the reason a person’s cholesterol improved with a walnut-enriched diet. It’s possible that those who like walnuts also tend to exercise more, smoke less, or have more favorable genes than those who don’t eat walnuts. No single food in your diet can make you healthy. It’s the big picture that matt...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Health Healthy Eating Heart Health Prevention Source Type: blogs

10 Easy Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels Naturally
“You are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself, and you’re responsible for the energy that you bring to others.” – Oprah Winfrey I’m all about doing what I can do in a better way. This includes taking proper care of my health and watching my energy levels throughout the day. There’s no denying that a busy lifestyle contributes to a drain on how much energy you feel you have, yet there are natural ways to boost your energy levels that are easy and relatively quick to do. After doing my research, I’ve discovered that science backs up the merits of the following 10 e...
Source: World of Psychology - May 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Exercise & Fitness Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Self-Help Stress Source Type: blogs

What Are Lectins? The Health Implications and How to Avoid It
Over the past few years, there has been so much hype and speculation around gluten, with many people considering it the number one gut health enemy. While you could genuinely be having gluten intolerance or any other health condition linked to gluten, sometimes this protein isn’t the real menace. Individuals claiming to have gluten intolerance may actually be suffering from lectin sensitivity. So if you have been experiencing symptoms of gluten intolerance especially after eating something that’s made from wheat, then lectin could be the cause of your problems. Read on to find out more about lectin and how you ...
Source: Nursing Comments - April 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: M1gu3l Tags: Nutrition Source Type: blogs

10 Tips to Stay Healthy Over Christmas and a Really Easy Vegan Cheese!
  You can still indulge over Christmas and the New Year without completely ruining your healthy eating regime or piling on as many pounds as you might usually. Just making a few small adjustments can make a huge difference to your overall health and, if you’re watching your weight, to your waistline. 1. Try an alternative roast potato. Yes, traditional crispy roast potatoes laden with sizzling oil are a delicious wonder. But how about roasting your potatoes in a flavoursome vegetable stock instead? It really works! You will still get crisp potatoes with fluffy centres only this time they’ll also be infus...
Source: Nursing Comments - March 16, 2018 Category: Nursing Authors: M1gu3l Tags: Food Source Type: blogs

Real-life healthy dinners (for real people with real busy lives)
At the end of a long workday, my husband and I will often trade texts figuring out who will pick up the kids at my mother’s, and who will deal with dinner. Thankfully, we’re equal partners in all responsibilities (except spider-killing, which is strictly Hubby’s job) and dietary preferences. We’re both health-conscious foodie types. We want good food that’s good for us. An unvarnished look at family dinner The kids, on the other hand… I’m not sure how this happened, but we somehow raised creatures with tastes vastly different from ours, and each other. We’ve never tried to c...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

A doctor ’s recipe for a healthy breakfast
When I look at the typical breakfast food offerings at many restaurants, supermarkets, and food trucks, and I think about the health of our nation, I want to cry. Muffins, bagels, donuts, pancakes, waffles, French toast sticks… Want some bacon, sausage, or fried potatoes with that, ma’am? Then there’s what marketing tells you is a “well-balanced breakfast”: the image of a big bowl of cereal and a few decorative strawberries on top, with a tall glass of orange juice. You get the idea that you need the calcium in that milk, that vitamin C in that orange juice, and the carbs in that cereal for e...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Health Healthy Eating nutrition Source Type: blogs

Wheat Belly: Quick and Dirty #3
In view of the many new readers on the Wheat Belly Blog, many of whom have not yet had an opportunity to read the book but are eager to get started, here is the most recently updated Wheat Belly Quick & Dirty summary. It summarizes the essential dietary strategies of the Wheat Belly approach to 1) avoid all products made from high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat that wreak health destruction along with all other grains, and 2) create a diet that is otherwise healthy and appropriate for all members of the family. In particular, I’ve tried to clarify some items that were unclear in previous versions. This is the lifestyle ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle autoimmune blood sugar bowel flora cholesterol Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation joint pain low-carb Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

Eating the Same Foods Repeatedly Is Stupid
Do you have a tendency to eat the same foods over and over? Are you aware that it’s much better for your overall health, mental functioning, and immunity to take in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, and seeds? Eating the same limited foods repeatedly increases the chance that you’ll miss out on certain micronutrients, including many that haven’t been identified or studied yet. A nutritionally restricted diet also increases your susceptibility to disease. Our forager ancestors moved around a lot and ate nutritionally different wild foods wherever they went. With the rise of agriculture, h...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - June 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Health Source Type: blogs

10 Foods to Increase Lactation
Having an adequate milk supply for your baby is essential to his/her nutrition. If you are looking to increase lactation these following foods can help: Water While not a food, water is one of the most important items needed for an adequate milk supply. “According to studies, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.” Try drinking 8 glasses (64 ounces) of water a day, especially when starting to breastfeed. Oatmeal Oatmeal is known to help lower cholesterol and regulate your blood pressure, but did you know it can also help in building and maintaining your milk supply? Next time you’re thinking o...
Source: Cord Blood News - June 5, 2017 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Maze Cord Blood Tags: pregnancy breastfeeding Source Type: blogs

Thoughts on Coping
I was talking with a friend today. She is having a nudgy little problem that is driving her crazy. She doesn't like nudgy little problems that drive her crazy. She asked me how I do it and cope with everything.My reply after that, with some deep thought, is:ExerciseWhiningPrescriptionsBitchingIce packsComplainingChocolate (preferably dark with cashews or pecans)Over eatingHeating padsUnder eatingSubstance abuse (just kidding)I admit I haven't had the best week but I'm still here. Monday I was exhausted and in pain. Tuesday I was in pain. Wednesday I was okay but sore after PT. Thursday, its still morning but I feel okay, s...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - October 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: coping pain levels pain management whininess Source Type: blogs

Autumn Anxiety is Real and Treatable
It happens every year. As I watch the first golden leaves fall from the oak tree outside our house and listen to the sound of the cicadas ushering in autumn, my anxiety spikes. I used to think I was relapsing into depression, but having been through this year after year (and documenting it in my mood journal), I now know I’m just going through my annual bout of autumn anxiety: a nervous feeling in my gut that begins the last week of August and continues through the first weeks of September. I’m hardly alone. Many of my friends who battle anxiety — and even those that don’t have a mood...
Source: World of Psychology - October 1, 2016 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Therese J. Borchard Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Anxiety and Panic Bipolar Depression Inspiration & Hope Mental Health and Wellness Personal Self-Help Stress Allergies autumn anxiety Breathing Technique cytokines Exhaustion fall fever Source Type: blogs

Monkey Pie
  Ever have a slice of monkey pie? No? Well, that’s good, because there is no such thing, at least not in our part of the world. And it would be weird if there was. It would be contrary to instinctive notions, eating a creature similar to humans. You wouldn’t eat human pie and, for similar reasons, you wouldn’t eat monkey pie. Would you agree that every creature on earth, human and otherwise, follows an instinctive dietary program?     This toad is an insectivore, consuming flies and grasshoppers in order to survive. Nobody had to tell this toad that flies are delicious. Properly nourished...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 8, 2016 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle adaptive evolutionary gastrointestinal gluten grains Inflammation Source Type: blogs

Key Ingredient Left Out Of Food Safety Rules
The sign inside my favorite Trader Joe’s announced a recall of raw cashew pieces due to concern over Salmonella. The soup for my dinner party would switch from a cauliflower-cashew to a sweet potato one. Minor inconvenience for me; major one for the food producer and anyone potentially made ill from the contaminant. Salmonella is a nasty pathogen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noted that most people infected with the pathogen will develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours. The illness continues for four to seven days. Yet, in some people the infection manifests as reac...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - February 17, 2016 Category: Health Management Authors: Robin Stombler Tags: Featured Public Health Quality CDC e-coli Food and Health food quality Food Safety Modernization Act Salmonella Source Type: blogs

Back-Dated Travelogue, Day 5: Jerusalem “Field Study”
I wrote: Began with a study session on Jerusalem itself; the city. After than came an experience I never would have thought I’d…have (and which may or may not in fact have been all that good an idea): we were sent off to various Jerusalem neighborhoods to find someone — a stranger — and ask them questions about themselves, their opinions about living in Jerusalem and Israel, and various other things. Really? Really. [DDS] and I chose French Hill, described as “a comfortable upper middle class neighborhood with many academics and Anglos due to its proximity to the University.” We took th...
Source: Musings of a Dinosaur - January 29, 2016 Category: Primary Care Authors: notdeaddinosaur Tags: Family/Personal Source Type: blogs

Hot and Spicy Nut Mix
Have a glass of water nearby when you eat these nuts. Pack this Hot and Spicy Nut Mix from the Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox in a resealable plastic bag or plastic container and take it along with you when you travel. It’s certainly tastier and a lot less expensive than the nuts sold at airports or other travel shops. If making it for the kids, add cashew fragments to your choice of nuts. (Adult versions should avoid cashews or minimize them due to potentially excessive carbohydrate exposure.) If you start with whole nuts, you can reduce them to smaller pieces in your food chopper, food processor, or coffee grinder ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 18, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Source Type: blogs

5 Reasons to Eat This Fruit You Probably Never Tried
Disclosure: I attended a “sneak peak” event for Zespri SunGold kiwifruit at Ketchum’s D.C. offices on May 19, 2015. I work with Zespri on media. I was not compensated to write this blog. Chances are you have never had a SunGold Kiwifruit from New Zealand.  It is a new variety of kiwifruit with a tropical flavor and beautiful yellow color. Some Things Are Worth Waiting For It took Zespri 10 years to create this unique cultivar. SunGold is finally ready for the U.S. (ask for it in stores if you don’t see it by June!) Top 5 Reasons You Will Love Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit 1. VITAMIN C!!! SunGold kiw...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - May 21, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy food fruits nutrition zespri sungold kiwifruit Source Type: blogs

Cool Foods for Warm Weather
Me mind on fire. Me soul on fire. Feelin’ Hot. Hot. Hot You too? Last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. I feel ya. That’s why I I’m keeping mine off and making these easy foods and recipes instead. No oven necessary. Go ahead and store your winter sweaters and other things you don’t need in there. Pour a nice cold glass of ice water and get inspired to keep it cool (and healthy) when it’s hot outside. Disclosure: The brands and organizations included in the TV segments and blog are clients of mine. ABC Newschannel 8 Let’s Talk Live DC Watch my appearance on NBC WBAL ...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - May 19, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: cooking eating healthy food recipes TV segments best cereal canned peaches chicken wraps chocolate milk smoothies healthy deviled eggs Kind Bars lamb sliders memorial day recipes picnic foods slow cooker recipes Source Type: blogs

The Tooth Decay Index
Source: BestMedicalDegrees.comThe Tooth Decay IndexDid you know that starchy, refined carbohydrates–foods like chip, bread, pasta, and crackers — can be as harmful to teeth as candy? What about how important saliva is to tooth health? Find out how with out tooth decay index!You are what you eat, your teeth are too. The pH Scale affects bad breath, tooth decayCommon pH values:pHBattery acid 1.0Gastric acid 2.0Lemon juice 2.4Cola 2.5Vinegar 2.9Orange or apple juice 3.5Beer 4.5Acid rain
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 18, 2014 Category: Dentists Source Type: blogs

It’s Time For Me to Pay Our Way…
Mom called me wanting to eat Chinese tonight. She said there was nothing to eat in their house putting emphasis on the need to eat out this evening. I told her I was paying for tonight’s outing and she put up one hell of a fuss.  I said we would continue our discussion after we ate when I paid for our meal. Mom had called me at 8am and was very lucid and very much awake and alive – prime Martha sleeping time and it was quite odd. It took me by surprise when I picked up the phone and it was her.  Mom is getting cashew chicken tonight and an egg roll.  I am getting General Tao’s chicken and a...
Source: The 4th Avenue Blues - February 26, 2014 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Andrew Quixote Source Type: blogs

Great article from NY Times on the benefits of snacking on nuts
well.blogs.nytimes.com Snacking Your Way to Better Health by JANE E. BRODY   Dec. 9, 2013   original Jane Brody on health and aging. Nuts to you! No, that's not an insult. It's a recommendation to add nuts to your diet for the sake of your health and longevity. Consistent evidence for the health benefits of nuts has been accumulating since the early 1990s. Frequent nut consumption has been linked to a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, including heart and blood vessel disorders and Type 2 diabetes. The newest and most convincing findings, reported last month in The New E...
Source: Dr Portnay - December 10, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr Portnay Source Type: blogs

Get Some Protein in Your Meatless Monday by Infusing Your Dishes with Nut Butters
We all know that nut butters -- whether they are made from almonds, cashews or peanuts -- are full of delicious flavor and nutrients. However, we tend to usually enjoy these in their most classic iterations: on a sandwich, as a dip for fruit and even for baking. But listen, with plenty of healthy fats and a ton of protein, creamy nut butters are an ideal addition to sauces, dressings, soups and other meatless mains. Check out a few of my fave recipes here. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - October 28, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Meatless Monday diet food meatless meals nutrition pasta recipes vegetarian Source Type: blogs

Three Nuts that Should Be a Part of Your Diet
In this article, I briefly discuss three nuts that are nutritionally dense and thus worth consuming. The three nuts include cashews, brazil nuts, and pecans.Contributor: Jocelyn CrawleyPublished: Oct 22, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - October 23, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

Three Nutritional Benefits of Cashews
In this article, I discuss several nutritional benefits that result from cashew consumption. Some of them include copper, magnesium, and phosphorus.Contributor: Jocelyn CrawleyPublished: Oct 18, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - October 18, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

The Best Snack for Weight Loss and Diabetes
Almonds are both my favorite snack and trail food. In fact, lately I seldom eat anything else between meals or on trails. Unlike some other tasty nuts like cashews, almonds are much lower in carbohydrates, which are the part of our diet that is almost solely responsible for raising our blood sugar level. Nothing else in our diet is more important for managing our diabetes than keeping that level in check. Some other nuts have a somewhat... (Source: David Mendosa's SharePosts)
Source: David Mendosa's SharePosts - October 10, 2013 Category: Diabetes Authors: David Mendosa Source Type: blogs

Top 5 Foods to Help You Sleep Better and Stay Healthier
Many adults today suffer insomnia. If not that, they rarely have a restful night's sleep. They are usually restless, cannot seem to find a comfortable position to sleep in, and are easily distracted by odd sounds that are common at night. There are also people who get enough hours of sleep, and yet they wake up tired, sluggish, and wanting to crawl under the covers again. The usual solutions are to get a prescription from a physician (for those who are diagnosed to be insomniacs), and to change the bed for a moderately softer mattress—preferably, ones stuffed with memory foam. Pillows that are too soft or too hard a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adana Baro Tags: health and fitness self improvement diet insomnia productivity tips sleep sleep better Source Type: blogs

Review: First-Ever Cashew Milk by so Delicious
I tried the unsweetened cashew milk and the unsweetened vanilla cashew milk beverages and give them 4 stars.Contributor: Merlyn SeeleyPublished: Aug 31, 2013 (Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content)
Source: Most Recent Health Wellness - Associated Content - August 31, 2013 Category: Other Conditions Source Type: blogs

What to Eat to Beat The Heat
If you haven’t heard, it’s hot outside. Most of the country is experiencing a “Heat Wave” with temperatures soaring high and air quality dipping low. The country is covered in red – 43 States to be exact. It’s officially the dog days of summer and we all can feel it. NBC Washington’s Tom Kierein said it best “You’ll feel like you’re covered in maple syrup today!” – Ha! Sounds fun. I’m sure the last thing you’re craving today is hot waffles! Cool Down with Healthy Foods, Snacks, and Drinks So what’s the best way to beat the heat?...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - July 17, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy food fruits nutrition recipes chilled soup kiwi chocolate soymilk coconut milk cold foods Core Foods creole stuffed tomatoes Gulf shrimp heat wave kiwi popcicles kiwifruit no cook foods pistachios shrimp ce Source Type: blogs

Goal Support and Giveaway: Makeover Edition!
Do you sometimes wonder if it might be time for a makeover?  (And hate to break it to you honey, but...) Whether it's your house, physique, attitude, career, or eating habits... wouldn't it be cool to just to whisk off everything that's not working for you anymore and put on a new ensemble of awesomeness as if it were a new set of clothes? Sounds great to me! But as you might guess, I've got a few thoughts about "makeovers" below. There will also some info on our giveaway prizes for July's goal post commenters: 2 appropriately-themed Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition BootCamp DVD's, and a high-tec...
Source: Cranky Fitness - July 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs

Try a Spoonful of Nuttzo 7 Nut and Seed Butter, We're Obsessed (and Here's Why You Will Be, Too)
Ever crave that spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter as like, the perfect snack? You're not alone, but you're gonna love Nuttzo seven times more. Nuttzo Original 7 Nut and Seed Butter contains -- you guessed it -- seven nutrient-rich nuts and seeds including peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. In addition to the amazing flavor without any added sugar, here are the other reasons we're seriously mad for the stuff. (Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S.)
Source: The ND Blog: Notes from the Nutritionista by Monica Reinagel, L.D.N., C.N.S. - June 13, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Tags: Nutrition diet food snacks superfoods Source Type: blogs

Pushin' It: June Goal Support Post & Giveaway
It's my favorite post of the month, because all the good stuff comes in the comments! So we'll have the usual chance to check in with what people are working on and how everyone is doing with their goals, as well as find out who won last month's giveaway. And we have a new giveaway to announce as well. As is the custom with these monthly goal posts, we encourage people to reply to each other's comments and offer support, advice, thoughts, encouragement or whatever.  And to check back to continue conversations or offer progress reports if feeling so inclined. The theme this month is: Pushin' It! Which coincidentally...
Source: Cranky Fitness - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Crabby McSlacker Source Type: blogs

Green Soup Variations from Readers Digest & Eating Well
Last month I read the article “The Soup That Changed My Life” featured in Readers Digest.  The article sang the praises of  this delicious and healthy soup that had a side benefit – weight loss. The article originally came from Eating Well. In my post I’m going to give you the basic recipe plus a few variations that I found to be yummy! Break out your Vitamix blender and let get ready to get healthy and skinny! Green Soup Basic Recipe Makes 8 Servings Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more for garnish 2 onions, Chopped (I use Vidalia or sweet Spanish) 1 tsp salt, divided 1/4 cup arborio...
Source: Life Learning Today - May 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AgentSully Tags: Green Living Healthy Living How To Recipes broccoli green soup Paleo readers digest spinach variations vegan vegetarian soup Source Type: blogs

Impress Your Guests and Enjoy the Party with Easy Entertaining Ideas
Anyone who knows me knows that I love to entertain. I want to put out a spread that’s memorable and delicious. For me, the food I serve is like a gift to my guests. I want to impress them, but I don’t want to work my butt off while everyone else is having fun at the party. Ya with me? I was on Let’s Talk Live this week sharing some of my tips to help you look like you spent all day in the kitchen (without actually doing it!). Read on for some highlights from my segment. Idea #1: Easy, Creative Cheese Pairings to Make Your Gathering Fun Instead of the typical “wine and cheese” pairings, wh...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - April 19, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy food nutrition recipes kebab Kind Bars lamb lets talk live mango mangos protein salsa satay Source Type: blogs

Celebrate Heart Month With These Tasty Tips
Earlier this week I was on Let’s Talk Live in DC and WBAL in Baltimore sharing some easy and delicious ways you can eat your way to a healthy heart. No matter what time of day — breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks — I shared foods that will keep your heart and belly happy all day long. You can watch both videos below, but check out below for a few highlights too. Tip #1: Go for Oats  Research has shown that consuming 3g/day of oat soluble fiber – as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol – may help reduce the risk of heart disease. “Perfec...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - February 20, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy food nutrition recipes vegetables corn oil heart health kale pasta Mazola oatmeal Perfect Portions pistachios Potassium Quaker vitacoco Source Type: blogs

Get Your “Green Smoothie” On – A Delicious Way to Drink Your Veggies
Smoothies can be a smart food choice any time of day. They make a quick and healthy meal when you’re pinched for time. They’re great for exercise recovery because they have carbohydrates and protein. They’re an easy way to get more fruits and vegetables, which are packed with vitamins and minerals to give you energy. My favorite smoothie is “green” – super simple. Just add frozen banana, spinach, and protein powder to a blender. Toss in a little ice and push GO! But your smoothie can be any color of the rainbow. So get creative. Basic Fruit and Veggie Smoothie “Recipe”: This...
Source: Balanced Health and Nutrition Rebecca Scritchfield's Blog - January 23, 2013 Category: Nutritionists and Food Scientists Authors: rebeccascritchfield Tags: eating healthy food nutrition recipes banana healthy recipes smoothie spinach Source Type: blogs

Comment Replies…
glittermom said... Our tradition consists of pork and sauerkraut...for good luck...and there should be a piece of silver in the sauerkraut... Andrew – I love sauerkraut!  I think I am coming to eat with you all! Annabel said...  I guess I'll be poor this year as there's no way I'd be eating collard greens or black eyed peas. I'm still not a fan of most vegetables. I think Matt is going to grill some porkchops though. Andrew -- I thought of you when I steamed that vegetable medley in the microwave to eat with my spaghetti.  “Annabel would never like this part of the meal.”  I still want...
Source: The 4th Avenue Blues - January 1, 2013 Category: Mental Illness Authors: Andrew Quixote Source Type: blogs

What's for dinner tonight? Chicken, Nuts and Spinach
Jupiter Images UnlimitedWhat's for dinner tonight? Ingredients 1 4-ounce chicken breast 1 tablespoon macadamia nut oil 2 cups spinach 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon fresh ground ginger 1 ounce sliced almonds 1 ounce cashews... (Source: Health and Fitness Blog on Syracuse.com)
Source: Health and Fitness Blog on Syracuse.com - March 23, 2010 Category: American Health Authors: Amber Smith Source Type: blogs