Are you suffering from the “Sugar Blues”?

Sugar Blues Like heroin, cocaine and caffeine, sugar is an addictive, destructive drug, yet we consume it daily in everything from cigarettes to bread. –William Dufty, author of Sugar Blues.  The United States is the largest consumer of sweeteners and one of the largest global sugar importers. We started in 1689 when the first sugar…

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Creating Healthier Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

Posted on July 18, 2011 by Integrative Nutrition Finally, there has been a break through for nutrition in the fast food world for children. This Wednesday, a group of 19 restaurant chains in America plan to announce that they will be offering healthier meal options for children on their menus. The list, mentioned in an article…

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The New Dirty Dozen

I’m bummed that blueberries are now on the Dirty Dozen list. There weren’t on the list last year.

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Cook Once, Eat Twice

I have learned this motto from a mentor of mine and it has truly  saved me time, money and food.  I love to see how creative I can be with my cooking to accomplish saving time, money and food.  My favorite item, to cook once, eat twice is making an organic whole chicken in the…

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Study Confirms Safety, Cancer-targeting Ability of Nutrient in Broccoli, Other Vegetables

Sulforaphane, one of the primary phytochemicals in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables that helps them prevent cancer, has been shown for the first time to selectively target and kill cancer cells while leaving normal prostate cells healthy and unaffected. The findings, made by scientists in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, are another…

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Why “Gut Bacteria” is Not a Dirty Word

Posted on June 14, 2011 by Integrative Nutrition Ever since you were born, your body has played host to millions of bacteria. In fact, the bacteria actually out number the amount of human cells in your body.  But don’t worry, this is a good thing! Our bodies need all of the good bacteria to keep…

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