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07 September 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Dried Fruit, Cholesterol and Reaction to Women Working Out

As a change of pace I thought I would share and comment on some interesting items I read this week. First a really positive topic – the value of dried apples.  If you are like most people, dried fruit in general is not part of your daily intake of fruit  –  we have been warned […]

14 August 2011 ~ 10 Comments

Healthy Tips from the Road #1

Background:   When I am on the road for business I tend not to eat in restaurants – just a current personal preference and no complex reason.  My go-to place is usually a local or national health food store, where I might pick up a soup and salad or a hot dish (the latter only if […]

30 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Put Down that Geiger Counter —

—–   The Reality of the Radiation Threat and Ways of dealing with it.  There are as many opinions about the radiation threat from the Japan Tsunami/Nuclear Disaster as there are Experts and Pseudo-experts vying for some airtime.   The official guideline is that the amount of radioactive material coming across from Japan is minute and not a […]

24 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

More on Chia: the “Superfood” that may just Earn the Title

Doesn’t it seem that every year we are asked to believe that “researchers” have uncovered THE superfood? And this year really does seem to be the year of the Chia seed. The Chia seed, as an excellent source of nutrition may well retain its reputation beyond that of many of its predecessors – is anyone […]

07 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Chia the “Superfood” – Executive Summary

Did you ever look at the cute Chia Pets and wonder of the sprouting vegetation was edible…. Me neither.  In fact I think the closest I came to a Chia Pet was the commercial on TV – and I never thought of them as food.  The seed on the other hand IS food. I wanted […]

23 January 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Sustainable Farming or Cheap Food?

We are led to believe these two options are mutually exclusive – that good/organic/sustainably produced food cannot be inexpensive as well!  However, reform advocates say it’s possible to make delicious, nutritious, safe food available to all people of all income levels.  I read that sentence twice  –  slowly, to make sure I had read it […]

30 December 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Are You (or Someone you Know) a Health Snob?

Do your workout friends (over) share their views on the “right way” to live/eat/workout?   Are they critical of your and others’ choices of food/exercise/lack of exercise etc?   Does this describe you? And the question is are they, and you, driven by real concern for the person being proselytized to, or is it something else?  It […]

28 November 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Creative ways to use Green Tea

Creative ways to use Green Tea

We all know Green Tea is healthy, has antioxidants, helps melt body fat, and keeps teeth healthy.  Well if you didn’t know you do now.  Plus the amount of caffeine in Green Tea is much lower than in coffee – up to 2/3 lower. In terms of antioxidants, Catechins are what make green tea special. […]

27 June 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Vegan Diet versus Diabetic Diet

From and article on WebMD (Oct 2008) and a more recent article in the IDEA magazine it would seem that studies show that a vegan diet may do a better job of reducing cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients than a diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). In the 2008 study, participants followed either […]

28 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

How much Protein to include in your Diet?

Boy what an emotionally charged topic – with opinions all over the map.  The idea for this topic came to mind after I saw, in the space of a couple of days, radically opposing views on animal protein as a source of human nutrition.  On the one hand, an online body-building coach encourages high levels […]