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How to Find the Nutritional Value of Almost Anything

If you’re interested in healthy eating - which obviously you are, since you’re here - you might find this site useful …
Nutrition Data has a number of clever tools for you to use to fine-tune your diet for your own health needs, whatever they are - heart care, newly diagnosed diabetic, dieting, trying to gain […]

Queen Latifah Jumps on Jenny Craig Train

Singer/rapper/actress/Cover Girl model Queen Latifah has always struck me as someone who has been very comfortable with her body, and more power to her for that. So even though she recently signed on as the newest celebrity face behind Jenny Craig, following in the footsteps of Valerie Bertinelli and Kirstie Alley, it’s no surprise […]

Guys, Eat Your Broccoli

Unfortunately, no matter how I make it, my husband is not going to become a fan of broccoli any time soon. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I can chop it up small enough and hide it in a casserole, and he’ll manage a few bites before picking the rest out, but he ain’t requesting it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Steps to Reduce Your Stress by Changing Your Diet

Are you feeling stressed?
Are the foods you are eating making it worse?
It’s all too easy to fall into the habit of eating unhealthily at this time of year, either because you’re determined to lose weight, or because the cold and dark outside leads you to comfort-eat. Eating unhealthily can cause stress, and when we’re stressed, […]

Pomegranates: Nutritional Powerhouses

What’s hot this winter? Pomegranates. Eat them fresh, add them to a salad, drink the juice, or wash your skin with pomegranate soap; it is everywhere. Pomegranates have actually been hot for some time now. That’s because few foods provide as many health benefits.
Pomegranate seeds– tiny brilliant red rubies– pack a sweet tart punch. They’re […]

How I Learned to Like Breakfast

Like a lot of women (and men too probably), when I was in college, I could eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I’d skip breakfast, have a bacon cheeseburger (with fries) or a personal pizza for lunch around 2 and eat whatever came to mind sometime around 6 for dinner. My calorie and fat […]

The Easy Way to Tackle Major Diet Changes for Your New Year’s Resolution

I used to avoid making New Year’s resolutions as they seemed so silly and unattainable. Exercise more, eat right, take my vitamins, etc., etc., etc. But last New Year’s I embraced the tradition with some very specific milestones. By breaking my wish list into baby steps, I am once again moving forward […]