Cardiovascular health, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Recipes

On the Hunt: Recipes Using Swiss Chard

I have a bumper crop of rainbow Swiss chard in my veggie garden. I gathered an armful for lunch. Now I'm on the hunt for what to make with these dark leafy greens. Rather than rely on my go-to-greens recipes from Rebecca Katz, I decided to look around in my cookbooks and my favorite blog… Continue reading On the Hunt: Recipes Using Swiss Chard

Cardiovascular health, Diabetes mellitus, Nutrition

Sweet on the sweet stuff? It isn’t sweet on you!

Added sugars can lead to health problems such as weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease (CDC, 2016).  Added sugar refers to human-made sweeteners included in packaged foods.  These sugars do not naturally exist in whole foods such as fruit and full-fat milk.  On the food label, added sugar goes by many… Continue reading Sweet on the sweet stuff? It isn’t sweet on you!

Holistic Health, Nutrition

Weed it or Eat it: Dandelion

When you saw the yellow flowers in the picture associated with this blog post, what were your first thoughts?  Did you think, "Oh no, my lawn is ruined by that nasty weed!" or did you think, "Yum, lunch!"? "Half the world love it, uses it for medicine, and dines on it regularly.  The other half… Continue reading Weed it or Eat it: Dandelion

Menopause, Nutrition, Osteoporosis

Are you dense or what?

Bone density has captivated the minds and worries of most women who have reached the age of 45 and beyond.  Why?  Because the media, the conventional medical community, and pharmaceutical companies have successfully convinced us that we face an inevitable loss of bone density as we age.  Is it true?  Is it inevitable that we'll… Continue reading Are you dense or what?