Holistic Nutrition Tips

The Five Hidden Evils in Nutrition Bars

by in Exercise, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Kitchen Sink, Sports Nutrition, Sugar, Wheat Free/Gluten Free, Whole Foods Diet December 23, 2008

Finding a truly healthy nutrition bar can be tough as I noted in my article, “Zing Bars Awarded Best Nutrition Bar 2008.” I interviewed the makers of Zing Bars, nutritionists Michael Kaplan, ND, Minh-Hai Tran, MS, RD and Sandi Kaplan, MS, RD to help us better understand the following unhealthy red flag ingredients commonly found […]

Best Chewable Fiber 2008

by in Best, Cholesterol, Detox, Diabetes, Fiber, Fruits and Veggies, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Hypoglycemia, Kitchen Sink, Weight Loss December 9, 2008

The best fiber sources obviously come from whole food dietary sources. However, occasionally we need a little something something to “cheat the system” and this is my favorite weight loss trick, as I have mentioned the importance of utilizing fiber for satiety and stable blood sugar in my “Favorite Weight Loss Diet of 2008”. You […]

The Healing Power of Thanksgiving

by in Fruits and Veggies, Healthy Recipes, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Kitchen Sink, Preventative Medicine, Recipes, Superfoods, Weight Loss, Whole Foods Diet, Whole Foods Makeover November 26, 2008

Contrary to popular belief Thanksgiving Dinner is actually quite healthy. When we remove all the notorious “white foods,” such as white refined flours, sugars, and other carbohydrates devoid of nutrients we are actually left with a very colorful whole food fare. Of course you should never try a new recipe while entertaining, but I have […]

Why We Should Like Bugs and Worms

by in Environmental Medicine, Fruits and Veggies, Gardening, Guest Posts, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Kitchen Sink, Organic, Whole Foods Diet November 21, 2008

Do you like bugs and worms? Well if you do, you can feel vindicated by today’s topic, and if you don’t you may change your mind after reading today’s guest post. This is also a great teaching topic to share with your children. Won’t you sound so smart next time you are outside with your […]

Chocolate Chips Better than Viagra?

by in Anti-Aging, Antioxidants, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Erectile Dysfunction, Fruits and Veggies, High Blood Pressure, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Men's Health, Preventative Medicine, Whole Foods Diet November 19, 2008

Are chocolate chips better than Viagra? According to Journal of Nutrition’s latest September and October issues, chocolate has some pretty exciting therapeutic potential. If you want to avoid being on “the little blue pill” you should consider taking a daily dose of the little brown pill. That’s right—50-200 chocolate chips a day may prevent the […]

The Healing Power of Cauliflower

by in Cancer, Estrogen, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Kitchen Sink, Recipes, Whole Foods Diet November 14, 2008

Cauliflower is an especially healing autumn food because it is low in calories, high in fiber, and rich in a very special cancer fighting compound called indole-3-carbinol. This magical component of cauliflower prevents cancer by detoxing the system of the harmful forms of estrogen that result in reproductive cancers and complaints in women. Researchers are […]

Are You a Sugar Zombie?

by in Diabetes, Dr. Scott Olson, Drug Abuse, Holistic Nutrition Tips, Hypoglycemia, Kitchen Sink, Preventative Medicine, Sugar November 12, 2008

By Dr. Scott Olson Author of Sugarettes. If you were a normal zombie, you would rise up out of your grave and stumble off in search of your craving: flesh. Sugar zombies, however, typically rise from their couch and go off in search of their craving: sugar. Sugar zombies yearning for sugar can sometimes only […]