Category Archives: Science

Latest information on food and health science.

Carrots Help Balance Hormones

Crunchy, colorful, and apparently champs in helping us balance our hormones; carrots are your new best friend. Do you suffer from PMS, night sweats, stress, acne, weight gain, thyroid issues, cravings, or low libido? There are several symptoms that can arise when your body’s hormones are out of whack.
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Dehydration

Dehydration occurs when the body loses water and essential salts (like sodium and potassium). Did you know that by the time you get that first nudge of thirst you are in early stages of dehydration? It’s true! By the time we get the signal we’ve lost close to 2% of our total water content. How many … Continue Reading ››

What does the gut have to do with your mood?

The gut is your second brain.

Your gut, aka "inside your belly", has been proven to be your body's literal "second brain".  For years, the medical world has been trying to figure out what causes our moods to change and what causes common problems that most of us face like stress, anxiety, and even depression. These … Continue Reading ››

Effects of Sugar

Sugar is almost everywhere. It’s not only in our pastries and desserts, but it’s also in our coffee, in our soup, even in salad dressings! Sugar robs the body of nutrition. It can rot your teeth and cause fatty deposits to build up in your liver. It’s the main cause of cellulite, body fat, and metabolic … Continue Reading ››

Want Your Healthy Hair Back?

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair... Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen… Remember that song?  When I was young I had a serious problem with self image. Body image to be precise. The  only thing I liked about myself, except my charming deposition, of course, was my hair. Period. … Continue Reading ››

Let’s Talk Tea

Hot tea. It used to evoke memories of being sick. When I was a kid, Mom would try to get me to drink hot tea when I had a sore throat. Which was often! Consequently, my only experience with this healthy brew was not a pleasant one until recently. In all my research, … Continue Reading ››

Crazy for Cranberry

Fresh cranberries are the bomb! A little tart bomb of goodness full of vitamin C, manganese and fiber. They will keep for weeks to months in the refrigerator, and at least a year in the freezer. What's not to love? Well, they are high in sugar so don't get too crazy for cranberry, especially the … Continue Reading ››

Cruciferous What?

Cruciferous. Big word, huh? Not only is it fun to say. I really like how it rolls off the tongue. But my real love of this vegetable family stems from their big cancer fighting potential. I love that fact! The vegetables in this class are also called Brassicaceae. Another big word. So what makes these … Continue Reading ››

TURNIPS

I continually find it interesting when I research a vegetable. I get all excited about the nutritional benefits and am always amazed. Always. No exception with the turnip this time either! The turnip has been a popular staple in the European diet since prehistoric times. I would’ve … Continue Reading ››

Hashed Brussels Sprouts

brussels sproutAre you one of the few that like the taste and texture of Brussels sprouts or do they make your face screw up into that expression we get when disgusted by a food flavor? I love the little guys! Now, don’t get me wrong, I … Continue Reading ››

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