For many people trying to improve their diets, it can be maddening trying to understand what constitutes a healthy diet. Low fat? Sugar Free? No Cholesterol? High protein? Fad diets offer confusion and misguidance. To make matters worse, everywhere we go, we are inundated with refined, packaged and processed foods. While these options make life easy, they are also making us unhealthy. These foods lack nutrients and can harm the body with unnatural ingredients.
The only answer to the question what to eat, is real food. “Real” means food in its original form; plant foods in their natural state, and animal products from animals in their natural environments, eating their natural diets. Real food is nutrient-dense food that provides the body with maximum benefit. Eating whole foods is a balanced way of eating that promotes lifelong health. Real / whole foods are free of processing additives such as preservatives, food dyes, flavorings, solvents, and other harmful substances. Continue reading “What Should I Eat?”
As we move into the holiday season you may be concerned about how to avoid all the sweet temptations that will be showing up at holiday gatherings.
One great way to beat the cravings is to appropriately nourish yourself with the types of foods that will provide balance during this time of year. If you eat the foods your body is craving (but the healthiest possible versions of them) you will notice that cravings for holiday cakes, cookies and sweets will diminish. Continue reading “Seasonally Appropriate Eating: How to Nourish and Warm the Body While Reducing Cravings”
Judging by the turnout for the recent opening of the brand-new food documentary, Food, Inc. (it topped the per-theater average of all the movies at the box office on its opening weekend), Americans care about food. We want to know how our food is produced, who or what is harmed in the process, and whether or not what we are feeding our children is actually healthy. Food, Inc. goes in-depth into exactly these topics, and allows the viewer to see what food production entails for the farmer, the manufacturer, the production-line worker, and, ultimately, the consumer. Unfortunately it is not a pretty picture. Continue reading “Food, Inc.: Put this film at the top of your “must see” list this summer”