Peace & Nutrition blog
If only fresh produce could speak, we might hear “we can reduce your risk of developing cancer by close to 50%,” or “we can help reduce your blood pressure by piling on the fiber to bring that nasty cholesterol back to your liver to be put to good use.” But food can’t talk. Fresh produce cannot speak in so many words
It’s an unfortunate reality that when we question the authenticity of many products lining the supermarket shelves, we’ve likely entered a grocery in America. Like many other media outlets, supermarkets have been plagued by the marketing and consumerism frenzy sweeping the nation.
It’s that time of year again. Lights shimmering in houses and windows. Snow. Trees and sparkling packages. No matter what the season looks like on your horizon, we all share one common theme: food.
Eat your food! The moment this mantra screams in my head, I picture Napoleon Dynamite Tossing a healthy portion of slop at his defiant llama Tina. For those of you who haven’t seen this gem of a film, my apologies. Spoiler alert- Tina doesn’t eat it. Napoleon is left lacking in success at his only chore and thoroughly agitated. Alright, all jokes aside I know Tina is a llama, and Napoleon dynamite is a film rooted in sarcastic charisma. But at times I feel all too much like the defiant Tina turning up my nose to the plate. As we further explore food waste, we can see this is just one contributor to the epidemic.
I’m an advocate of a foods first approach when it comes to management of menopausal symptoms. This right of passage can be marked by many nuances for ladies. Symptoms of menopause may be both physical and neurological in nature, sometimes leading to both physical discomfort in irritability.
Did you know the foods we eat have super powers? The versatility of herbal remedies in particular and their nutritional benefits is astounding. Herbal remedies need not be comprised in special potions or tinctures to be beneficial (although this is also an option). Rather beneficial herbs & spices can fit right into a pot or on a plate.
“I can’t eat afford to eat healthy.” The idea that all healthy foods correspond with an elevated price tag has plagued many American’s march to better health for decades.
Over the last several decades, family dynamics have changed for many. Mixed families are now as diverse and beautiful as the colors of the rainbow. Varying family structures can add unique experiences to the day to day of children and parents alike. However, one important variable in our day-to-day that may lose priority with the hustle and bustle often implied in mixed families is the nutrient density of our plates.
First, you don’t have to be a vegetarian to read this article. You need only understand that every action (food put into our mouths) has a reaction (our bodies biological processes). At the age of 13 I decided it was time to spread my wings, voice my independence, and
We need not leave our couch today to be glamorous in 2017. Our virtual reality can affirm much of our everyday behavior. Social media is by far the tech savvy American’s number one go to for receiving conflicting messages about health and wellness.
I am frequently asked If I set new years resolutions. I am a constant work in process dictated by my unwavering determination to build bigger, better things and seizing opportunities in every little moment. As such, One may anticipate that my likelihood of my resting my aspirations on a single calendar date might seem slim.
In examining your health and wellness, your right to life, its only logical that we start with the very organ defining our viability: our heart.
We've all heard the phrase "you eat to live," and yes, you MUST! However, somewhere in the not so distant past the paradox shifted employing something similar to an "eating is life" mentality.