Symptoms are clues but what do they mean?

Symptoms are common but not normal. It is not normal to have increasing symptoms that are just attributed to “aging.” Symptoms are a sign that something is not working correctly. Simple symptoms, when systemically organized, can provide insight into underlying drivers of organ and glandular systems that contribute to health issues. Understanding this can empower . . . → Read More: Symptoms are clues but what do they mean?

Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels of Pesticides, and May Provide Health Benefits for the Consumer

This review article is a thorough evaluation of major research on this question to date. Crinnion does a great job of bringing out all of the issues of nutrient value as well as reduced pesticides as he looks at a multitude of studies. What he discovers is that it is a more complicated issue that . . . → Read More: Organic Foods Contain Higher Levels of Certain Nutrients, Lower Levels of Pesticides, and May Provide Health Benefits for the Consumer

But I eat a pretty good diet…

The concept of eating well can be quite subjective. Do you mean the USDA Food Pyramid or the updated My Plate? Low-fat? Vegan? Atkins, South Beach, Fat Flush, Paleo? There are so many diet plans out there and so many ideas on what it means to eat a healthy diet that the first order of . . . → Read More: But I eat a pretty good diet…

Eating Healthy on a Budget (part 1)

Is health expensive?

Eating healthy and living a lifestyle that is supportive rather than self-destructive does take commitment and that often means time and money. Depending on the number of changes that need to be made, the adjustment in how you spend your time and money will vary. I believe that the time investment in . . . → Read More: Eating Healthy on a Budget (part 1)

Do your food choices, even if they are not perfect, really matter?

Just a Little More Attention for a Big Impact

In a 2010 systemic review and meta-analysis (the researchers picked out all of the high quality studies globally and gained insights from them) the authors found that just a little more compliance with the Mediterranean diet led to an …

8% reduction of death from all . . . → Read More: Do your food choices, even if they are not perfect, really matter?

Wild Fermentation, Sandor Katz

Wild Fermentation provides a history of fermentation, the usefulness of fermented foods in health and the sad story of the general loss of this knowledge in modern society. The book is a bit quirky at times and full of a few “soapbox” diversions by the author but it is also full of generational knowledge that . . . → Read More: Wild Fermentation, Sandor Katz

Functional Foods for Digestive Health & Disease, Dr. Liz Lipski

Functional Foods starts with an overview of how we have arrived at our current situation of increasing digestive problems that plague the western culture. Dr. Lipski then proceeds to outline the significant support that that elimination diet can provide for those dealing with digestive problems, providing a review of research in that area. She then . . . → Read More: Functional Foods for Digestive Health & Disease, Dr. Liz Lipski

Educational Strategies for Healthy Change

The purpose of this article is to outline effective strategies for implementing dietary behavior change within groups that optimizes the long-term health of the population. There are three equally important areas of consideration; education, motivation and on-going support. In the book, Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard, the authors (Heath & Health, 2010) . . . → Read More: Educational Strategies for Healthy Change

Real Life with Celiac Disease

I found this book to truly be a complete guide to life with Celiac Disease. My husband was diagnosed with Celiac in 2004. This book is a compilation of all that we have learned in those seven years and more. It is truly a gift for those who are newly diagnosed to begin to understand . . . → Read More: Real Life with Celiac Disease

Optimal Health for Future Generations

Preparing to conceive and carry a child is one of the most important things in a young couple ‘s lives and yet we rarely give it much thought in our current culture. Gone are the days when young couples of childbearing years were given specific instructions and foods to build their bodies before conception and . . . → Read More: Optimal Health for Future Generations

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