Eating fresh from local farms
May18

Eating fresh from local farms

Spring has arrived with early access to eating local.  We survived the winter by consuming tasteless fruits and vegetables shipped too many miles to still please the palate. But a new day is dawning. We’re already indulging in the sweetness of freshly-picked strawberries from local farms and soon we’ll cut into crisp cucumbers and slice through juicy, ripe tomatoes. When people tell me that they don’t like fruits and vegetables, I ask...

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The #1 Diet for a Longer, Healthier Life
Jun05

The #1 Diet for a Longer, Healthier Life

Introducing a Medical Miracle What if we told you there was a way to extend your lifespan by delaying or completely preventing the types of chronic illness that lead to an early death? Would you assume we were talking about an experimental wonder drug, or maybe some type of expensive treatment only available overseas? If so, you’d be wrong. The real answer is much simpler, safer, and more affordable than that, and you can find it at...

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Why “Eat Your Vegetables!” is Mom’s Best Advice
May17

Why “Eat Your Vegetables!” is Mom’s Best Advice

You probably heard it over and over as a child, and it probably made you cringe each time: “Eat your vegetables so you’ll grow up big and strong!” Moms are always giving their children advice—some good (“Treat others the way you want to be treated”), some bad (“You can be whatever you want to be, even with a liberal arts degree”), and some, well, weird (“Never wear white after Labor Day”). But the vegetables thing? Turns out she was...

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A Plate of Many Colors: Orange Foods
May04

A Plate of Many Colors: Orange Foods

In an earlier post, we introduced the PLATE OF MANY COLORS, a concept to help guide you in making smart, healthy nutrition choices. The point is to move away from BROWN—the color of fried foods and other fast-food fare—and open your eyes, your mind, and your mouth to a more colorful array of foods. Today we’re continuing our colorful series by focusing on the color ORANGE. Because we see it so rarely, the color ORANGE is almost always...

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A Plate of Many Colors: Red Foods
Feb22

A Plate of Many Colors: Red Foods

A Plate of Many Colors In an earlier post, we introduced the Plate of Many Colors, a concept to help guide you in making smart, healthy nutrition choices. The point is to move away from BROWN—the color of fried foods and other fast-food fare—and open your eyes, your mind, and your mouth to a more colorful array of foods including RED foods. As promised, we’re continuing our series on colorful nutrition with today’s post all about...

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Need a Vacation? Try the Mediterranean Diet!
Jan25

Need a Vacation? Try the Mediterranean Diet!

What if I were to tell you that changing your diet could feel like going on vacation? Take a moment to visualize with me. Imagine yourself sitting at a table outside a restaurant along the coastline of a majestic blue ocean, watching the sunset and enjoying the tranquil breeze as it stirs your hair and caresses your cheek. Sounds good so far, right? But wait; it gets better. On the table before you is a glass of decadent red wine and...

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