Healthy Eating

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

John H. Kellogg accidentally invented corn flakes when he was superintendent of the Battle Creek Sanitarium in the late 1800s where he promoted a healthy, vegetarian diet and routinely experimented with new food products. Kellogg was working with his brother Will on a new kind of wheat meal for patients. Rolled out wheat dough that … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Bone broth is one of the hottest foods on the market today. Marketers promise healthy skin, decreased joint pain, improved immune system, and better digestive health. Can bone broth deliver on these promises? Bone broth can be homemade or store bought but either way, it is a stock made by slowly simmering animal bones and … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Federal guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise weekly. For the average person, this recommendation does not translate into practical daily advice. In scientific terms, moderate intensity exercise is defined as an activity that requires 3 METs (metabolic equivalents of a task). Or in plain English, an activity that uses … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Mark Hyman, MD proposed the Pegan diet in 2015. The Pegan diet is part Paleo and part vegan. Followers are encouraged to focus on whole, fresh foods and to avoid processed foods and products of modern agriculture. Dr. Hyman stresses 75% plant-based foods, preferably organic and local, and 25% animal-based foods. He recommends no dairy, … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Single-serving, no-calorie sweeteners are packaged in different colors – yellow (sucralose, Splenda), green (stevia, Truvia), pink (saccharin, Sweet and Low), blue (aspartame, Equal), and white (sucrose, sugar). There is evidence to show that color aids in food acceptance. The universal use of color to define the contents of sugar packets has long been accepted and … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Human metabolism is the sum of all the chemical reactions that occur in your body. Your body takes in foods, burns some to generate power, uses some to produce new material, and routes the rest into storage for future use. The chemical reactions that occur either break down large compounds into smaller units (the foods … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

In vitro is the study of things in test tubes. In vivo is the study of things in a living system. Researchers at UNC School of Medicine and Notre Dame University have proposed the term “in firmo” to define the experimental examination of excrement – poop. Why, you are wondering, do we need a scientific … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Some things to consider about nutrition research: Nutrition science is a process of evolution not revolution.            The news and internet may not always give you the most accurate health information. In science all answers are provisional until proven or disproven by further research. Never make drastic changes in your life based on the results of … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

You are built out of the food and drinks you put in your body. Be proud of your creation. … Read More

Eat well, be well. Healthy living trumps genes to achieve good health.

Everywhere you turn, food is being pumped with added protein – broth, cereal, yogurt, bread, frozen dinners, energy bars, jerky, snack chips as well as meat and milk substitutes. We are led to believe that we are a protein deprived population. Nothing could be further from the truth. Protein is part of every cell inside … Read More