Healthy Eating

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

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

People have used garlic for thousands of years to treat disease or worn as an amulet around the neck to ward off vampires. Experts agree, garlic is a healthy food that may reduce the risk for certain cancers, heart disease and even type 2 diabetes. But, exactly why garlic is so beneficial has always remained … Read More

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

For years we have been advised to avoid saturated fats because they increase the risk for heart disease. Saturated fats are known for raising LDL cholesterol.  But, as with all health messages, it isn’t that simple – not all saturated fats are created equal. Some saturated fats are worse than others for raising LDL cholesterol. … Read More

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

Berries get their red, purple or blue color from natural pigments known as anthocyanins. A recent Finnish-American study showed that anthocyanins in berries could activate the SIRT6 enzyme function which may reduce the expression of cancer genes and cancer cell growth. The regulation of this enzyme could open up new avenues for cancer treatment. While the … Read More