Is organic worth it?

A Stanford study on organic produce, meat, and dairy was released titled, No Benefit Was Noted for Buying Organic vs. Conventional Food.  However, when delving into the study’s findings there was more to the studies than the headline revealed.      Most people choose organic to avoid exposure to pesticides, herbicides, hormones, antibiotics, and other chemicals used in …

6 Tips For Healthy Holiday Eating

The holidays bring joy and feasting… often on sweets and other  rich food.  This seasonal shift typically causes lots of irregular eating that often means more empty calories… we become malnourished while gaining unwanted extra weight. But, the holidays don’t have to bring on an extra 5 to 10 pounds each January. Strategic planning will …

What are Probiotics?

Probiotic literally means supports life.  Probiotics are the natural flora that should inhabit your intestines. Ideally, 85% of the flora in our guts should be probiotics and 15% e-coli. But, most American’s have this ratio reversed!  Why is this so? Primarily due to our life styles. Stress will alter the natural balance. High intake of …

The Dirty Dozen

Conventionally raised foods are grown with pesticides and herbicides. These are chemicals designed to kill. Consequently, it does not make sense to ingest these products if you can avoid them. Some conventionally grown foods are more contaminated than others. These are called “The Dirty Dozen”. These foods are: red and green bell peppers, celery, spinach …

FATS, is not a four letter word!

Because such a large percentage of the population is obese, and fats are higher in calories than protein and carbohydrates, we have been led to believe that fats is just another F word. This is part smart because some fats are very unhealthy.  Included in the unhealthy fats would be rancid and hydrogenated fats, aka …

What are Probiotics and Why Sauerkraut?

Probiotic literally means supports life.  Probiotics are the natural flora that should inhabit your intestines. Ideally, 85% of the flora in our gut would be probiotics and 15% would consist of e-Coli bacteria. But, most American’s have this ratio reversed! Why is this so? Primarily due to our lifestyles: Stress alters the natural balance. High intake of processed …

Jericho Farmers’ Market Opens | Eat Locally Grown Foods!

Consuming locally grown food like the produce you’ll find at the Jericho Farmers’ Market, held each week at Mills Riverside Park, has many benefits. Every Thursday from 3 – 6:30 pm you’ll find a wide variety of locally produced items that include more than just fruits and vegetables. There are typically an ever-changing selection of …

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