Color Code Eating: A Way of Life and A Path to Health

Color Code Eating: A Way of Life and A Path to Health

Americans seem constantly to be on diets -- grapefruit diets, cabbage diets, low-carb diets, high-protein diets, raw food diets, you name it. The elusive goal of these many plans is weight loss. Yet we have the fattest society ever...

Building a New Foundation: Eating Healthfully and Simply

Building a New Foundation: Eating Healthfully and Simply
Each day that you choose to eat healthfully and simply— selecting whole, unprocessed foods from the earth and bal­ancing your foods—know that you are building a new foun­dation for yourself. At first, this foundation may feel wobbly, as it is new to you, but every time you make the choice to follow through...

Answers About Healthy Foods, Fats, Fiber, and a Vegetarian Diet

Answers About Healthy Foods, Fats, Fiber, and a Vegetarian Diet
More and more health professionals are encouraging consumers to cut back on fat, and vegetarian meals are finding a welcome place in the lives of more Americans. This does not mean that all Americans are becoming vegetarians, but many are now eating meatless meals at least several times a week.

The 6 Healing Secrets of Food

The 6 Healing Secrets of Food
We are being cheated nutritionally. Food constitutes a six-part gift, but all we're hearing about is one thing. But this skewed perspective, focusing solely on the physiological aspects of food, has become the norm. I call our one-sided, limited view the Dark Ages of nutrition.

Should Vegans Avoid Avocados and Almonds?

Should Vegans Avoid Avocados and Almonds?
Vegans avoid animal products. For strict vegans this means avoiding honey because of the exploitation of bees. That seems to imply that vegans should also avoid vegetables like avocados that involve exploiting bees in their production.

5 Nutrients That Can Boost Your Mood

5 Nutrients That Can Boost Your Mood
Though winter may bring you down, the food you eat can play a significant role in how you feel emotionally, dietitians say.

Should You Avoid Meat For Good Health?

Should You Avoid Meat For Good Health?
More than half of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions resolve to “eat healthier.” If you’re one, you might be confused about the role meat should play in your health.

The Dark Side of Plant-Based Food

The Dark Side Of Plant-Based Food
If you were to believe newspapers and dietary advice leaflets, you’d probably think that doctors and nutritionists are the people guiding us through the thicket of what to believe when it comes to food.

Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze

Dopamine Fasting: An Expert Reviews The Latest Craze
It’s the latest fad in Silicon Valley. By reducing the brain’s feel-good chemical known as dopamine – cutting back on things like food, sex, alcohol, social media and technology – followers believe that they can “reset” the brain to be more effective and appreciate simple things more easily.

How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?

How Does A Piece Of Bread Cause A Migraine?
Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world and causes suffering for tens of millions of people. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. household includes someone with migraines.

What's Made Of Legumes But Sizzles On The Barbecue Like Beef?

What's Made Of Legumes But Sizzles On The Barbecue Like Beef?
There is a revolution taking place in burger joints and supermarkets across Australia. Plant products that taste and behave like meat are increasingly making their way onto the plates of consumers as concern grows over the environmental impact of food production.

Benefits Of Raw Milk vs. Dangers Of Raw Milk

Why The Benefits Of Raw Milk Are Unclear But The Dangers Are Real
According to some of its online proponents, unpasteurised or “raw” milk can “heal the gut”, boost the immune system, prevent allergies, give you healthier skin and even contribute to bodybuilding.

Is Coconut Water Good For You?

Is Coconut Water Good For You?
In recent years coconut water has left the palm-treed shores of tropical islands where tourists on lounge chairs stick straws straight into the fruit, and exploded onto supermarket shelves

Gut Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters – Here's Why It Matters

Gut Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters – Here's Why It Matters
We choose our food for a variety of reasons, including personal preference, availability, cost and healthiness. But we should also take our gut microbes’ preferences into account, a new study published in Cell suggests.

Red Meat Study Caused A Stir – Here's What Wasn't Discussed

Red Meat Study Caused A Stir – Here's What Wasn't Discussed
Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons.

Why A Glass Of Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut

Why A Glass Of Red Wine Is Good For Your Gut
Alcohol consumption guidelines vary widely between countries. In the UK and Netherlands, no more than one glass of wine or a pint of beer a day is recommended.

How to make egg salad 2 easy ways

Egg salad is an easy, healthy recipe that can be with or without mayonnaise, depending on your preference. Learn how to make a classic egg salad (with mayo) and an avocado egg salad without mayonnaise.

Braised red cabbage is an easy healthy side dish

Braised red cabbage is sweet, sour, tender and buttery. It's an easy healthy side dish to serve alongside side roasted chicken or fish. I first tasted braised red cabbage at Houston's restaurant and have

How to make a juicy baked chicken breast

Baked chicken breasts that are super juicy and flavorful. Learn my simple tips to avoid making baked chicken breasts that are dried out and overcooked so that you and your family can enjoy baked chicken

Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For You

Unscrambling Whether Eggs Are Good For YouIt’s hard to keep up with the message on eggs. Are they good for you or not? In the 1960s, people were told: “Go to work on an egg”. But in the 1970s the public was advised to avoid eggs because they were linked to high blood cholesterol. The negative press on eggs continued in the 1980s...

Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne

Once Upon a Time: Research, Flying, and Acne
We tell ourselves science is king, but our understanding of the world is shaped through story. We tell stories about the past and call it history. We tell stories about the present and call it news. Our stories about how to act, think, and live are called culture. And our stories about how the natural world works are called science.

Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment

Finally Fulfilled: Attaining Food Enlightenment
It is so incredibly easy to get sucked into the illusion that weight loss is all about food. The logical mind thinks, “Why wouldn’t it be? What I eat is causing my weight gain, so this must be about food.” This initiates the quest to try every diet out there, in order to get your body to a place where you feel “good enough.” Confident. Worthy. Desired. Happy.

Fermented Foods: The Missing Ingredient to Amazing Health

Fermented Foods: The Missing Ingredient to Amazing Health
You can take everyday foods and transform them into delicious superfoods at home in your kitchen with minimal effort and almost no money! Simply by fer­menting foods, you significantly multiply their health-building properties. Everyday foods like yogurt and sauerkraut are just the beginning of what is possible.

Why We Shouldn't All Be Vegan

Why We Shouldn't All Be VeganAfter decades in which the number of people choosing to cut out meat from their diet has steadily increased, 2019 is set to be the year the world changes the way that it eats.

How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your Weight

How Difficulty In Identifying Emotions Could Be Affecting Your WeightMost of us, at some point, have turned to food to make ourselves feel better. Whether it is snuggling up with a pot of ice cream following a break up (channeling an inner Bridget Jones perhaps) or turning to chocolate and biscuits to keep us going through a difficult day at work.

Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?

Should We Really Be Eating More Fat?Public health guidelines, such as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, have long emphasized reducing dietary fat intake, but nutritionists and other health scientists now have more recent evidence that not all fats have adverse effects.

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating Meat

5 Ways To Encourage People To Reduce Eating MeatMeat makes a meal, so goes the saying. But with more people than ever before ditching meat for plant-based alternatives, it seems meaty dishes are starting to go out of fashion.

Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight Loss

Here's The Skinny On Fasting For Weight LossThe “new” weight-loss strategy known as the 5:2 diet has been receiving much attention in the media since the book The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting - Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, Live Longer was launched late last year.

Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?

Do Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Heart Attacks?
A recent widely-reported study has reignited debate around whether omega-3 supplements reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The study showed a particular form of omega-3 oil lowered the risk of people with heart disease experiencing a major “end point” event by 25%.

Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?

Healthy Guts Are Swarming With Bugs, So What Do They Do?
The healthy human body is swarming with microorganisms. They inhabit every nook and cranny on the surfaces of our body. But by far the largest collection of microorganisms reside in our gastrointestinal tract – our gut.

Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset

Why Some People Overeat When They're Upset
The idea of eating a tub of ice cream to cope with being upset has become a bit cliche. Though some might not need a tub of chocolate swirl to help perk themselves up again, there do seem to be systematic differences in the way that people cope with upsetting events, with some more likely to find solace in food than others.

5 Food Mistakes To Avoid If You're Trying To Lose Weight

5 Food Mistakes To Avoid If You're Trying To Lose Weight
Many people wonder why they’re not losing weight when they follow a strict diet and exercise routine. One possible reason is that what look like healthy options aren’t what they seem.

Detoxification Therapies for Better Health

Detoxification Therapies for Better HealthThe more toxic we are, the faster we age. "Everyone needs detoxification...because the air that we breathe is polluted, the water that we drink is full of chlorine, the clothing we wear is made of artificial fabrics and chemicals, the lotions and shampoos that we use all contain chemicals."

Food is the Best Medicine Leading to Longevity and Health

Food is the Best Medicine Leading to Longevity and Health
In a modern diet, we eat many foods that are not good for us. Because of the ease of preparing processed foods, we are eating a lot of unhealthy fats and by doing this we are actually causing a lot of our own health problems. Food can be directly linked to many different diseases. Therefore, it’s essential that we watch what we eat and how we eat it.

The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda

The Rise And Fall Of Obesity On The Political Agenda
When we hear the word “obesity”, the words “crisis” or “epidemic” often follow. And as being overweight, obese and eating an unhealthy diet are leading contributors to disease, evidence is mounting that “tackling obesity” should be a political priority.

Is There A Link Between Eating Organic Foods And A Lower Cancer Risk?

Is There A Link Between Eating Organic Foods And A Lower Cancer Risk?
Organic food is an over-hyped and overpriced fad, according to many people. But a recently published study which followed nearly 69,000 French people over four and a half years seems to indicate there is a link between eating organic foods and a lower cancer risk.

How Sauerkraut Is Leading A Food Revolution

How Sauerkraut Is Leading A Food Revolution
With suspicion surrounding staples such as eggs and the humble potato, along with the reconsideration of fats as not so bad, and the belated demonisation of the same sugars which were once marketed as beneficial – it’s no wonder consumers are becoming apprehensive about following advice on what they should, or should not put on their plates.

4 Reasons To Avoid Activated Charcoal To Detox The Body

4 Reasons To Avoid Activated Charcoal To Detox The Body
It’s easy to see where the claim that activated charcoal can detoxify the body comes from: it is used in emergency medicine to reduce the toxic load when someone has consumed poison or overdosed on medication. Charcoal binds to poison in the gastrointestinal tract and stops it from being absorbed into the bloodstream. The toxins are then passed out of the body in the stool. However...

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