In the book, Full Moon Feast, Food and the Hunger for Connection, (Prentice, 2006) Jessica Prentice does a beautiful job of providing a cultural background to the foods we eat during the year based on seasons or moons. She chronicles the thirteen full moons, gives them traditional names and provides recipes appropriate to that moon . . . → Read More: Full Moon Feast, Foods for the Wolf Moon
A very practical book detailing the interplay between genetics and lifestyle factors as we know them today. The authors divided the topics into general health, heart health, cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, bone health, body weight and aging well. They did a great job of discussing current genetic tests, what they show and what that means . . . → Read More: It’s Not Just Your Genes!, Dr. Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD & Yael Joffe, RD
First published in 1939, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is THE classic book on human nutrition. Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS documents his journey around the world over the span of a decade with the purpose of gaining understanding of the role of nutritional changes on human health. In order to gather this information, he visits . . . → Read More: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Weston A. Price
This is my first attempt at a journal article that I would love to eventually publish. However, I find myself stuck between the academic research world and the world of the informed consumer. I have no interest in moving into the popular press. I say first attempt because my Doctoral Adviser, Dr. Liz Lipski, aptly . . . → Read More: The Influence of Bias on Research Regarding Health Advantages of Organic Food
Who Decides What You Eat? It is a relatively modern phenomena to believe that we are the masters of our daily food choices. In previous generations, the culture in which you lived and the planning and effort in which your family, clan, tribe or nation determined the food supply and the season determined the timing . . . → Read More: What Influences Your Food Decisions?
In her book, Full Moon Feast, Jessica Prentice documents what we intuitively know when we stop to pay attention – there are certain foods that just fit with certain times of year. She takes us through thirteen moons and the stories and food stuffs that fit the particular moon. I loved how she intertwined culture, . . . → Read More: Full Moon Feast, Jessica Prentice
If you have ever said, “My health was great until ______. Ever since then, it seems like it is one thing after another”, then you have experienced the wholism of holistic health. It used to be that we intuitively knew that sick was just sick and health was more than the ability to make it . . . → Read More: The Wholism of Holistic
My personal experience with a local farmer is purchasing cheese, cream, eggs and yogurt directly from the farmer. I would call in each week by Tuesday and met the Farmer on Thursday for the pick-up. My husband still gets a kick out of the back alley drop points! I loved the freshness, quality and price . . . → Read More: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Can you really eat a full nine servings of fruits (4 servings) and vegetables (5 servings) for only a few dollars per day? YES!
If you did, would that make you healthier? MOST LIKELY!
Marion Nestle, in her book, What to Eat, debunks the myth that cost can truly be the leading factor in why . . . → Read More: Cost of Eating Healthy
If you view value as more good stuff (nutrient dense) without the bad stuff (pesticides, hormones & concerns about genetic modification) then organic is certainly worth it. Marion Nestle explores other issues around the organic label in her book, What to Eat. She addresses many questions and I thought a summary might be in order.
. . . → Read More: Is Organic Worth It?