Category: Food can heal

Go Further with Food!

Go Further with Food!

March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme for 2018 is to go further with food. I’ve tried to go further with foods by researching super foods around the world and had an aha! moment when a familiar childhood food popped up that I did […]

Why is it that nothing in the world can break your heart if you eat fresh mangoes?

Why is it that nothing in the world can break your heart if you eat fresh mangoes?

My love for the mango started with me growing up eating mangoes in India all summer long. Sometimes mango was the only meal that I ate, yet I always felt well-loved, nourished, energetic, and satisfied. It is delicious, nutritious, and full of flavor when eaten […]

What does being healthy mean to you?

What does being healthy mean to you?

Being healthy is not plain and simple; there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. It is a combined effect of so many different aspects, like eating right, staying active, maintaining a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation or not at all, not smoking, having annual checkups with […]

Are you a part of the nation’s 40% adult obesity statistics?

Are you a part of the nation’s 40% adult obesity statistics?

According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the prevalence of obesity in the United States 2015-16 was close to 40% in adults and 19% in youth. It is proven that obesity is associated with serious health risks and can be easily prevented with […]

Are you a stressed caffeine drinker?

Are you a stressed caffeine drinker?

No doubt that caffeine can alert you and enhance your performance in a short term.  However, excessive caffeine intake stimulates the cascade of stress hormones in the body including cortisol which intensify the body’s stress response. When stress hormones are chronically elevated in the body […]

Colonics may be unnecessary and dangerous!

Colonics may be unnecessary and dangerous!

Our colon naturally absorbs water and electrolytes and carry waste out of the body. Inadequate dietary intake, certain medical conditions or side effect of certain medications can interrupt this process and cause constipation and toxic build up. Dietary fibers contribute to fecal bulk and its […]

Cholesterol levels can be kept under control through eating right and exercise!

Cholesterol levels can be kept under control through eating right and exercise!

 It is well known that optimal health is possible through eating right and exercise. Among all the diets out there, vegetarianism always gets attention for its versatile health benefits like cardiovascular health, weight maintenance, cancer, diabetes and much more. This article sheds some light on […]

Eat right and exercise to live longer!

Eat right and exercise to live longer!

Science and evidence have long suggested that eating right and exercising is the key to healthy living. Similarly, another recent study concluded that people with healthy eating habits and lifestyle had a life expectancy at age 50 that was seven years longer, and their onset of […]

“Review suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol as measured by a variety of markers”

“Review suggests eating oats can lower cholesterol as measured by a variety of markers”

As this article points out, it is known that oats can lower cholesterol thus reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease. However, a new study has revealed that oats may do a better job of lowering cholesterol than was originally thought.

“Why Is Fish Good for You? Because It Replaces Meat?”

“Why Is Fish Good for You? Because It Replaces Meat?”

This article by the New York Times highlights some advantages to eating fish. To clarify, fish are also considered meat so the question asked in the title refers to other types of meat that may be less healthy. As mentioned in this article, the Dietary Guidelines in the United States recommends eating […]

“These cuisines could help you live longer”

“These cuisines could help you live longer”

  This is an interesting article by CNN Travel that highlights similarities in 5 cultures that are living longer and healthier lives, largely free of chronic disease. These cuisines appear to be right in line with America’s Dietary Guidelines and the MyPlate food group symbol established to help American’s eat […]

“To get a flatter belly, start by getting enough sleep”

“To get a flatter belly, start by getting enough sleep”

This article published by the Washington Post is a must read! It address big questions we have about losing weight. Such as, how often and what type of exercise should I do? And, can I do a thousand crunches to get rid of extra fat in one area? Unfortunately there […]

“How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat”

“How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat”

It has been uncovered that in the 1960s the sugar industry paid researchers to downplay the link between sugar and heart disease while shifting the blame on saturated fats. This is important news considering the sugar industry may have had a significant role in shaping today’s dietary recommendations. This article […]

“Chronic Disease: The Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the United States”

“Chronic Disease: The Leading Cause of Death and Disability in the United States”

Chronic diseases including obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and arthritis are among the most costly and preventable health problems. About half the adults in 2012 had one or more chronic health conditions. There are unhealthy behaviors that contribute to chronic disease. The unhealthy […]

“AHA: Restrict Kids to 25 Grams or Less of Daily Added Sugar”

“AHA: Restrict Kids to 25 Grams or Less of Daily Added Sugar”

The American Heart Association put out a bold recommendation for less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for children ages 2-18.  High levels of added sugar may increase their risks for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes.It can […]

“Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risk of prolonged sitting “

“Just 1 hour of exercise offsets health risk of prolonged sitting “

The health risks associated with prolonged sitting are clear. They include increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and early death. The good news? Recent research finds that 1 hour of physical activity per day may eliminate the risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. […]

“Time-Delayed Eating Leads to Better Food Choices”

“Time-Delayed Eating Leads to Better Food Choices”

This article by The New York Times is well worth the read! A series of studies showed that you can improve your diet by simply planning your meals earlier in the day. “Time-delayed eating is ordering (or at least choosing) your food long before you plan to eat it.” In essence, people who participated […]