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Tips on Eating Sensibly from Michael Pollan

Author Michael Pollan did a full two years of research in writing his latest book, In Defense of Health. Throughout the nutrition and health tome, he offers this bottom line, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Sounds simple enough.
In a recent issue of People magazine, he gave a few of […]

Book Review: The F-Factor Diet

When it comes to simple diet advice to improve diet quality and help one maintain a healthy weight, “eat more fiber” tops the list. To hit the fiber goals set by the Food and Nutrition Board, one needs to eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans or other plant foods, leaving less room for […]

Confused About Which Fats to Choose?

Once upon a time, bakers used butter …
Anyone who has ever baked a cake, cookie, biscuit or pastry, knows that baking needs fat, and traditionally, the best fats to use have been butter or lard.
These are saturated fats, and have become deeply unfashionable in the popular mind as being unhealthy because saturated fats increase […]

Did Someone Say Sushi Party?

Once a week, my husband and I pay a visit to our favorite sushi restaurant and order the sashimi platter. It comes with a generous assortment of thickly sliced fish that literally melts in my mouth with a rich buttery flavor. I justify the indulgence by knowing that I am getting loads of […]

A Taste of Hawaii in the Rockies

It may have been a bitterly cold January evening in Denver, but the package waiting in our refrigerator would take me and my husband back to our fifth anniversary vacation to the Big Island of Hawaii last April.
Fresh sushi-grade fish is hard to find at the retail level in the northwest suburbs of Denver, so […]

Smart Carbs - Dining Out

Dining out while using the principles of smart carbohydrate eating can be difficult. Breads, rice, and pasta are all readily available to accompany most meals at most restaurants. But three major things have changed since I first started watching my carb intake three years ago:

Members of the wait staff often ask if we want bread […]

Warmth on a Cold Winter Day: Carrot Soup

As it is winter, we enjoy a warm soup. What better on a cold night than a carrot soup? It’s new to us, and we always have plenty of carrots on hand. Besides the sweet taste and fiber load, there are many other health benefits of carrots. Carrots are an excellent source of antioxidant compounds […]

An Adventure in Juice Feasting-Elimination

Editor’s Note: Drinking too much water can be fatal. Too much water can lead to brain swelling, cessation of breathing and ultimately death. Always consult a physician before embarking on any sort of diet, including juice feasting.

Wow! Day 55 of my juice feast and I have been living with headaches, insomnia, stomach ache, acne, canker […]

Tongue Scraping Adventures

I love it when alternative health care techniques and products become mainstream. Have you noticed organics at the regular grocery store, smoothies at the local sandwich shop and healthy snacks at the airport? It’s an exciting time to be a health nut!
Sometimes, however, the mainstream products miss the mark of their alternative partners. Take, for […]

The Athlete Gourmet Reviews: YouBars

While I’d love you to think that I only ever eat tasty little snacks and concoctions that I’ve cooked up myself, this wouldn’t be true. With busy schedules and an intensive workout plan, I often have to rely on store-bought packaged snacks. This doesn’t mean that I’m any more likely to just settle for whatever […]