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Detox with Vegetable Broth

With the start of the new year, many of us are looking for ways to become more healthy, which might start with some kind of detox process. People have different ways of defining what “detox” means. Detoxification is another word for cleansing. We need to get rid of any toxins that might be living in […]

Getting Back in Shape after the Holidays

Many of us tend to avoid checking ourselves out in the mirror after the holidays, as we know we have put on some extra pounds. Between the desserts, potatoes, and extra helpings of stuffing, no one could accuse us of not enjoying ourselves in the moment. However, a quick glance at our reflections will show […]

Re-Think Your Kid’s Drink

The reality is most children love sugar. Sugar not only tastes good, but also the brain requires sugar in order to function. However, consumption of refined sugar is addictive and detrimental to a young person’s health. It is well understood that excess sugar intake can lead to childhood obesity and diabetes. It is very easy […]

Is Sugar Both Addictive and Toxic?

We grew up with the notion that sugar is a “treat” or a kind of reward that children receive for good behavior. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. New research from some of America’s most respected institutions is finding that sugar is a potent toxin and could be a driving force behind some […]

Foods to Help Mental Clarity

What do we feed our most complex organ? Everything! Well, almost        everything. A brain-healthy diet consists of foods that increase blood flow, are low in cholesterol and high in antioxidants. Such a mix not only helps the brain but also slows the aging process, helps prevent diseases like diabetes and benefits the heart. Providing good […]

Breastfeeding Can Help Children Enjoy Their Veggies

Babies are much more likely to enjoy eating foods their mothers ate while breastfeeding. Babies actually begin developing a taste for certain foods while feeding on breast milk. Flavors from a mother’s diet can be found in her breast milk and babies are actually able to detect these flavors while breastfeeding. Everyone wants their children […]

Low-Mercury Sustainable Seafood: Protecting Ourselves & Our Planet

Are you interested in knowing what fish you can eat without worrying about mercury toxicity or the danger of eating a species of fish on the verge of extinction? Some environmental organizations are now making lists of sustainable seafood, or seafood that is safe to eat without adverse effects to the planet or sea life. […]

Eat Your Sea Vegetables

Seaweed and marine algae are vegetables from   the sea that are believed to prolong life and  have been found to help prevent disease and impart beauty and health. Common types of seaweed include nori (used to wrap sushi), kombu, wakame, arame, hijiki, kelp, dulce and Irish moss. Containing more calcium than milk, more iron than […]

Artichokes: Your Liver’s Best Friend

Spring: Season of the Liver In Chinese nutrition, the therapeutic and energetic properties of food are carefully considered. Specifically, Chinese nutrition seeks to strengthen vulnerable organ systems and maintain balance between energies and organs. Each season of the year corresponds to a particular organ. It is important to eat foods that support the organ of […]

Good Mood Foods

We all like to feel good, and carbohydrate-rich foods like chocolate, sugar, pastries, ice cream—in other words “comfort foods”—can  trigger the body to release biochemical substances called endorphins that reduce pain and bring about a feeling of well-being. Refined carbohydrates and sugar also trigger the brain to release more serotonin, which helps you stay calm, […]