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Folate (Folacin, Folic Acid)

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, focus on nine general topics: Adequate nutrients within calorie needsWeight managementPhysical activityFood groups...

Food Guide for African Americans

Introduction As a society our culture has a lot to do with our food habits and customs. This is...

Food Pyramid Explained (for Seniors)

Putting the Food Guide Pyramid on Your Table encourages older adults to improve their food behaviors. The older we...

Raw Food Roadblock

I’ve written before about the benefits of the raw food detox diet before And I’ve shown you some good...

8 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress 

Shopping.  Sit down with the family and schedule the days and times you will do your...

Meal Planning Made Simple

Learn how to cook healthy, flavourful meals with your busy life Hi, I’m Kirsten My passion...

7 Ways Control Snacking

Eat a big breakfast first thing in the morning, or if you are intermittent fasting and prefer to eat at night,...

Greek Lentil Salad

Ingredients Salad 1/2 cup brown lentils dry1 cup cherry tomatoes50 grams feta12 pitted olives6...

Roasted Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Salad with Mint Yogurt Dressing

The Perfect Healthy Lunch Recipe Writing this recipe for you transported me back to our year-long adventure in Arusha, Tanzania.

Raise Your Vibration With These Cleansing Smoothies

Two cleansing and high energy smoothies to get you started on including more high-vibe Food in your diet. One of the basics of expansion...

I Love Raw Almonds!

Over the past week there has been an enormous outcry throughout the raw foods/ living foods communities: Almond Board...

7 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Raw Foodists

I hope you are having a fun and festive Valentine's Day. I know I am! Justin and I are taking...

Getting Fat? Here are Some Reasons Why

How did you get so fat? I get this question more times than I probably should. It never really comes as...

10 Ways to Get Past Your Food Addictions.

If you have determined that you might be addicted to certain foods you might be wondering how you can get past your...

Buying and Storing Beef in The Freezer

Buying beef in large quantities can result in significant cost savings. But savings are not always realized and the quality of the beef...

How To Modify A Recipe Healthy

Just because a recipe calls for a specific ingredient doesn't mean you must use that ingredient. Your favorite recipes can be...

Avoid What Can Harm Your Unborn Baby

A Good Beginning... Will I have a healthy baby? Will my baby be born with...

Avoid Alcohol During Pregnancy

Will you drink alcoholic beverages while you are pregnant? When you drink an alcoholic beverage, the alcohol is...

What’s Harmful For Your Unborn Baby

Will I have a normal and healthy baby? Will the baby be born with some kind of physical or mental problem? Will it...

Childhood Lead Poisoning

Epidemiologic studies of children show that those exposed to lead, even low levels of lead, may have a lower IQ, learning...

Zinc

Following these guidelines will put your diet in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are: Eat...

Calcium for Better Health

This fact sheet is one in a series containing information to help you select foods that provide adequate daily amounts of vitamins,...

Biotechnology and the Food You Eat

Computers are not the only way technology is affecting seniors; biotechnology is affecting what seniors are eating. Biotechnology...

Kitchen and Food Safety Tips

It's a Fact of Life As we age, we just don't function physically like we used to. Changes...

Cooking for One or Two

Planning meals in advance is a key to preparing appropriate and useful amounts of food. Try to plan meals on a weekly basis....

Grocery Shopping for One or Two

With such a variety of foods to choose from when grocery shopping, it can be challenging to shop for one or two...

Targeting a Healthier Diet for Seniors

There are three qualities to good health. The first is being physically and mentally fit. A person is able to meet the...

9 Tips to Reduce Salt in Your Diet

Buy fresh, frozen or canned "no salt added" vegetables.Use fresh poultry, fish and lean meat, rather than canned or processed types.Use...

Hidden Sources of Salt (Sodium) in Your Food

Limiting the amount of salt, or sodium, in your diet is important if you have high blood pressure, congestive heart failure or...

Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Not only are fruits, vegetables, and nuts good for your heart, these foods may reduce your risk for progressive age-related macular degeneration...

A Man’s Breakfast Plan

To start your day right, you need a new breakfast model, one that fits your busy lifestyle and provides the...

Who Needs Diet Supplements?

If you are on a special diet or concerned about insufficient intake of micronutrients, you might benefit from taking one multiple vitamin...

Balanced Meal Plan

What's on your plate? Your answer determines how much nutrition you get. It affects your risk of many diseases and your chance...

What to Eat As You Age

Aging is a dynamic and complex process that results from cellular, physiological and psychological changes. Although many elderly individuals exhibit a decline...

Watch Out for “Energy” Drinks

On October 23, 2012, The New York Times reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating reports of five...

The New Dietary Guidelines Are Good for Men

On January 31, 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Many nutritionists...

Alternatives to Low Carb Diets

The low carb and Atkins diet has been promoted so much that most people are aware of it or are practicing...

CoQ10: A naturally occurring antioxidant

What it is CoQ10 is variously described as an enzyme, a coenzyme, ...

Going Vegetarian: What You Need to Know First

Feel squeamish about eating things that have a face? Looking for...

Diets and Weight Loss Supplements: See What Works

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, so it’s not surprising that the popularity of fad diets and weight-loss supplements is...

Fish Oil Supplementation: What You Need to Know

When a mainstream health organization like the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends fish-oil supplements to people with high triglycerides,...

Vitamin D Benefits Beyond Bone Health

Last year, I changed my recommendation for vitamin D and began encouraging everyone to supplement with at least 1,000 IU a day,...

The DASH Diet for Hypertension

Diet can make a difference to high blood pressure. It’s one of several lifestyle approaches—including not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, getting...

Algae & Seaweeds in Macrobiotics

Algae are non-flowering water plants that lack differentiation of plant body into true roots, stems and leaves. Algae, along with...

The Macrobiotic Approach to Prevention of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a thinning and loss of bone tissue that can result in gradual loss of height, weakness and/or acute or chronic...

Fungi (Macrobiotics)

Fungi is a term used to describe the largest group of non-flowering plants that lack chlorophyll and subsist by feeding upon dead...

Macrobiotic Nightshades—Have Your Say!

This is an open post to share your thoughts on Nightshades, foods that contain toxins that interfere with red blood cells and...

Macrobiotic Life “Forever Young”

To live life you’'ve got to accept life...accepting life means taking what comes, good bad and ugly...changing your life is...

Illness & Macrobiotic Lifestyle

I'd like to tell you a story. Murray Snyder has been involved with macrobiotics for close to thirty years...

Herman Aihara Philosophy (Macrobiotics)

Herman Aihara had many feelings about many things. Some were unspoken as was the Japanese custom, but those he shared were voluminous....

Cecile Tovah Levin (Macrobiotics)

Around February of this year, I received a postcard from Cecil Levin regarding Macrobiotics. She noted how it was growing and...

Problem with Modern Science (Macrobiotics)

The fact that modern medical science is both the leading edge and the fundamental instrument of humanity’s current descent into the abyss...

Know Yourself (Macrobiotics)

The most important relationship you will ever have in your lifetime is with yourself. Before we can take care of others, we...

No Magic Pill (Macrobiotics)

As we strive to better understand ourselves, our lives, our health, etc..., we are constantly bombarded with promises of leaders...

Yin to Yang of Chewing (Macrobiotics)

Our teeth are made for grinding down food. The more it's ground down, the less digestive energy is needed to absorb it....

Earth Connections (Macrobiotics)

Near the end of 1998, I was fortunate enough to visit a Hopi Reservation located in North Eastern Arizona. I was there,...

Original Yin/Yang and Five Transformations (Macrobiotics)

There continues to be a difference of opinion within present day macrobiotics as to the interpretation and use of yin/yang...

Overcome Social Anxiety (Plan) in 7 Steps

I've created a step-by-step system for combating social anxiety and making changes in your life to overcome it. Let's get...

Causes & Symptoms of Heart Attack: Common Warning Signs You Should Know!

Do you know the common warning signs of an upcoming heart attack, the symptoms and how to prepare?

High Cholesterol / High Carbohydrate Diet Risks

Are High Carbohydrate & Cholesterol Heavy Diets Responsible for Higher Risk of Heart Disease? Are the 2 connected?

My 10 Tips for Healthy Eating & Weight Loss

No, you won't have to grapple with seas of overwhelming changes you can't handle. Instead, you'll embrace life-changing habits, eating right.

Why It’s SO Important to Eat Healthy Food

I believe the adage that says: "You Are What You Eat". Really, it's literally true to the last letter.

Importance of Nutrients in our Body

So why is it that the foods that we eat and the nutrition in that food is so important?

(Healthy?) Fast Food Nutrition Guide

Would you like to know how many calories, how much nutrient therein and how much and how big a portion you...

What’s The Best Diet for High Cholesterol?

Many people suffer from high cholesterol yet fortunately with the proper diet you should be able to reduce your "LDL"

Menopause Treatment Plan: How To Properly Treat Your Symptoms

Black Cohosh Treatment Black cohosh is a popular natural, herbal remedy for the symptoms of menopause. What is this...

Calcium Deficiency during Menopause: How To Increase Bone Density

Calcium deficiencies can be caused by insufficient calcium in your diet, or by a lack of the minerals absorption in your system.

Menopause: First Signs & Symptoms – What to do?

Perimenopause is the first sign of menopause and occurs with the natural change in our hormones such as, estrogen and progesterone, as...

Menopause Diet Plan: Foods that Help Menopause

Healthy eating becomes even more important during menopause, in fact diet is the first thing you should do to lose the perimenopause...

The Alexander Technique & Healthy Eating

I once had the immense honour of taking lessons in the Alexander Technique with Margaret Goldie. In her youth, Miss Goldie was...

Baba Yaga’s Kitchen and Me!

When my daughter was younger, one of our favourite bedtime stories featured Baba Yaga, the terrifying witch from Russian mythology. It is...

Zen Cooking: Meditation while Cooking

Did you ever feel in the zone while cooking? If so, you were experiencing the zen of cooking! But for many of...

Is Microwave Food Ruining Your Diet?

Microwave food is so commonplace nowadays that it is considered strange not to eat it. However, I am such a person and...

Why Healthy Family Meals are Important

We all need order in our lives and the ritual of the family meal is a cornerstone of this. For children,...

How to Make a Healthy Lunchbox for Your Kids (Ideas)

I believe that giving children a healthy lunchbox, that is nourishing and enjoyable for them to eat, is vitally important. However,...

Healthy Baby Food: How-To (Feed Your Baby Like This)

Feeding your baby healthy food sets the template for lifelong eating habits and affects a baby's health and relationship with food...

Baby Food Recipes: What to Feed Besides Breast Milk?

Baby food should be kept very simple. They are probably the easiest recipes you will ever cook, because they have just...

Do Diet Plans REALLY Work for Weight Loss?

Did you know that dieting has nothing to do with healthy eating? In fact, in order...

What’s The Best Diet Plan to Lose Weight Easily?

Should you ditch diet plans all together to lose weight more easily? Yes! To really have a healthy diet,...

Healthy Eating Habits: How to Change Habits & Lose Weight

When it comes to developing healthy habits, as with everything else, real change has to come from within. For it...

Genetically Modified Foods — Say “No” to GMO

My advice on genetically modified foods is unequivocal----avoid it! Despite all the propaganda of the food ...

Food Additives & E-numbers: What You Need to Know!

Food additives and E-numbers are just two different ways of describing the same thing-----ingredients that the food industry adds to ...

Why Eating Seasonally IS Important

Eating with the seasons is the best way for us to eat because our bodies are attuned to the seasons of...

Why Eat Natural (Organic?) Foods

Almost nobody wants us to eat natural foods, except ourselves! Pure, unadulterated, unprocessed foods, are undoubtedly what is healthiest for ...

“Working Mom’s Can Lose Weight, Too!”

Before I became a working Mom, I home-cooked every spoon of food that went into my child's mouth. Jars of babyfood...

My Recommended Healthy Eating Book List

Like food itself, books about food have a way of seeping deep into our being and changing us on a cellular...

The Good Food Petition: Join The Movement

The Good Food Campaign If you would like to join The Good Food Campaign for Better Food, you...

Healthy Eating Trends: Best Diets to Lose Weight?

Food trends are changing fast as we learn more about what a healthy diet actually is and how natural foods help us...

How to Grow Your Own Vegetables for Beginners

Did you know that growing vegetables is officially cool? Seriously, growing your own food is fast becoming the most fashionable trend...

Juicer Recipes for Health & Weight Loss

I would like to share with you a few of my staple juicer recipes, they're super healthy and a great way to...

My Juicer Review (What I Use to Juice Veg!)

If you are starting out on juicing I would advise the following... Invest in a Good Juicer

Raw Food Weight Loss Lifestyle (+Recipes!)

Raw food eating is a very specialized diet. On this page, I include some raw food recipes which you can...

Reasons to Become a Vegan: Quick Guide

Becoming vegan is a logical step for many vegetarians. A vegan diet is one which completely cuts out any animal product....

Vegetarian Dieting for Weight Loss

I would encourage everybody who is interested in healthy eating to lose weight to first consider vegetarianism as a lifestyle choice.

Vegetarian Recipe Diet Plan to Lose Weight This Month

Welcome to my vegetarian diet plan that you can use at home to lose weight. Make this month a month to remember...

Healthy Tofu Recipes for Beginner Weight Loss

Tofu really has a bad rep and there is a real need for good tofu recipes to be more widely available....

How to Cook Healthy Meals to Lose Weight

Do you need to stick exactly to the recipe? Being able to follow food recipes is not the most...

Easy 7-Day Healthy Meal Plan

The key to healthy eating is planning what you eat! This might seem like stating the obvious, but many of us...

How to Cook Healthy for Beginners

How to cook a healthy stir-fry Stir-frying is a great route to fast, healthy cooking. Use a wok! Prepare...

Prepare & Freeze Healthy Meals (Food Planning)

Freezing food is a crucial weapon in my armoury of good food-planning. The more you can cook ahead, or part-prepare...

How to Stock a Healthy Pantry

I would now like to share with you some of my pantry stocking secrets to help you on your way towards...

7 Tips For Starting a Raw Vegan Diet

Over the years, many people have struggled to make sense of eating raw vegan. It's as if as soon as...

Your Diet & Diabetes

There are different facets to the link between your diet and diabetes. The fact is, if you have diabetes...

Diet Reviews (The Ultimate List)

On this page you can find all our diet plan reviews so you can see exactly what each and every dieting option...

Healthy Diet: How to Plan a Diet That Works for YOU

A good diet and lifestyle seems simple right? Eat clean, exercise more, and maintain your weight.... Yet...Statistics show that...

Healthy Heart Diet

A healthy diet for your heart is essential for good health and long life. Start a healthy eating plan and make some...

Healthy Snacks

Healthy snacks can be an important source of energy! No matter what your lifestyle, ensuring your body has what it needs is...

Good Nutrition Overview

Good nutrition promotes a healthy lifestyle and helps keep your body in good shape. Your body requires six key...

Food & Nutrition: 5-Step Introduction

Healthy Foods are important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. There are many nutritious food choices available yet there...

Best Diet Books

Below you'll find the reviews of 10 diet books I have read and rated based on how easy they are for people...

Indoor Water Features for Stress Relief

An indoor water feature can be a great addition to a stress free home. Picture walking...

Healthy Diet While Pregnant

A good diet while pregnant is not much different from a regular healthy diet. But you do have to take...