Researchers Speculate Food Could Be as Addictive as Cocaine

This week there was an interesting article entitled “Fatty Foods as addictive as Cocaine in Growing Body of Science” in Bloomburg Businessweek.  The article sites research from several studies that have found that foods high in fat, sugar and high fructose corn syrup seem to have addictive properties, and they can elicit a response in […]

Halloween Candy Buy Back

It’s the day after Halloween, and many kids (and adults) are now coming down from their sugar high from last night.  While enjoying some candy on Halloween is not going to make or break a healthy eating plan for children or adults, the problem is that there are now piles of candy laying around the […]

New Research: Omega 3’s May Protect Against Osteoathritis

In September, I wrote a post on using an anti-inflammatory diet to improve health and reduce joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.  Incorporating omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish, flaxseed, walnuts, etc.) has been known to be a key component of an anti-inflammatory diet for some time, and has been recommended for joint health. […]

Anti-inflammatory Diet: A Natural Way to Improve Health and Reduce Joint Pain & Stiffness

Inflammation is part of our body’s natural healing process and is necessary to help us recover from an injury or an illness.  Normally our body turns off the inflammatory response when our wound is healed or we recover from an infection.  However, when our inflammatory response does not get turned off properly, it can lead […]

Eating Well on a Budget

People often tell me that it costs too much to eat healthy and that budget constraints are a barrier to making healthier meals.  While some higher quality ingredients do cost more, there are many healthy foods that are budget friendly.  It can be quite possible to eat very healthy meals and save money.  The following […]

Keep Snacks Interesting with New Snack Ideas

Snacks can be an important part of a healthy meal plan.  They prevent people from getting overly hungry which can help to prevent overeating or making poor food choices at meals.  However, it is important to PLAN for healthy snacks that are portion controlled.  So many of the snacks that are readily available (chips, cookies, […]

Refreshing Summer Slaw Recipe

Looking for a new summer recipe to help get those vegetables into your diet?  Try this refreshing slaw mix recipe that takes less than 5 minutes and doesn’t require any cooking.  Not only does it taste great, but it’s light on calories and loaded with vitamins and minerals.  In fact, 1 cup has less than […]