Category Archives: Science

Latest information on food and health science.

10 Healthy Halloween Survival Tips

These Halloween survival tips aren't about how to avoid zombies! With all the sugary treats ahead it's no wonder why the average weight gain between Halloween - the Superbowl is 10-15 pounds per person. That's about one pound per week! Start your holiday season off right with these 10 tips for a healthier Halloween. 1. Enjoy … Continue Reading ››

Date Caramel Apples

I use to love caramel apples as a kid. I mean what's not to love, right? The gooey caramel, crunchy sweet apple and salty nuts...it's like the perfect craving combination in one fabulous treat! Staying away from all the sugar this time of year can be difficult. Which is why I want to share this healthier … Continue Reading ››

The Skinny on Fats

Have fats gotten a bad wrap? Some have and we can stop being afraid of healthy fats. It's hurting our health! We now have compelling evidence that low-fat diets rarely work and that eating the right kind of fat is not only good for your heart but may also help you lose weight. This is … Continue Reading ››

Tame Secondary Eating

Secondary Eating. What is it and why should I care?

Simply put, secondary eating is the act of eating while doing something else such as; opening the mail, surfing the net, texting, watching TV, standing and the big one…driving. As a matter of fact, Michael Pollan, estimates … Continue Reading ››

Fabulous Salad Dressings

I love salads! They are a huge part of our weekly menu. Once I’ve prepped for the week, offering up a delightful bowl of goodness is super easy. I love to get creative with toppings too. Dressings are a super simple way to add loads of nutrition into a meal with … Continue Reading ››

Just A Salad

Have you had this conversation before? “So, what do you want for dinner tonight?” asks the master chef of the evening. That would be me! “Oh, I don’t know. Let’s just have a salad.” replies the one not preparing the nightly bit of sustenance. “…JUST a salad…” I heard it. One too many times I’d heard it. And … Continue Reading ››

Are You a Supplements Junkie?

What are supplements good for? Replacement for real nutrition it would seem. In our fast paced world supplements are a replacement for whole food nutrition. If we don’t take time to eat from the rainbow we seem to have the mindset that we can make up for it by popping another pill or shooting another … Continue Reading ››

Fabulous Fruit

I’ve started a new feature on my Facebook page starting in August – Monthly Challenges! I started these challenges as weekly endeavors, but in order to make the biggest impact on your health I've opted for a monthly time frame. This gives us more time to really understand the benefits of making the … Continue Reading ››

Tuning Into Your Intuition

Intuition is defined as 1. knowledge or belief obtained neither by reason nor by perception: 2. instinctive knowledge or belief: 3. a hunch or gut feeling. How many times have you had a gut feeling about something and pushed it aside for what you thought was rational choice? I’m willing to wager we all have! … Continue Reading ››

Woundrous Watermelon

I love watermelon. It’s a fact! And a complete joy to my taste buds. For those of you unaware, July is National Watermelon Month. Yes, every month in our calendar associates with some food, cause or Hallmark occasion so I know you aren’t too surprised. Why is July set as the auspicious occasion to celebrate … Continue Reading ››