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by Village Green Admin | May 17, 2013
Join us this Sunday as host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Scott Minton, Ph.D., will be discussing vegetarian sources of omega-3 and how they compare to fish oil.
Dr. Minton earned both a Masters and Ph.D. in Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan. He was a tenured Associate Professor at Vanguard University in the Biological Sciences. As a nutritional consultant, Dr. Minton practiced evidence-based nutrition, basing his dietary programs on a comprehensive intake process and advanced nutritional laboratory testing. This individual-centered strategy yielded successful experiences for patients with longstanding fatigue, excess weight gain, digestive distress, lowered immune function, hormone imbalances and other inflammatory conditions.
Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.
Last week’s show was on the Gonzalez approach to cancer. Click to listen.
by Jared Rice | May 15, 2013
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Anything in moderation is okay.” Nutritionists and health experts have been saying this for years. For perpetual dieters and health seekers, it tends to function as something of a golden rule.
The trouble with moderation is that not everything should be consumed in moderation. Some things should be consumed in minimal quantities or almost never (fried food, sweetened beverages), while other things in abundance (green vegetables, cold-water fish).
Moderation, by definition, refers to “the avoidance of excess or extremes.” Yes, we want to avoid consuming candy bars or macaroni and cheese in excess. But we want to do more than that. We want to consume those foods sparingly or on very rare occasion. While this may be what health experts intend when using the rule, it’s not what people hear. (more…)
by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | May 13, 2013
The body is composed of over 60% water; no wonder we need to keep hydrated throughout the day! Eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is recommended, however you may need more or less depending on your exercise habits, medications taken and other factors. More than half of your body weight is water weight!
Often we may not even know we’re dehydrated. When you’re feeling thirsty, your body is already in a state of dehydration. Signs of dehydration include tiredness, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, irritability, hot flashes, dry mouth, tongue, lips, darker colored urine and decrease of urine output. Babies, young children and the elderly are most susceptible to becoming dehydrated, and should be specially monitored for this life-threatening state of bodily disruption.
With the summer temperatures approaching, always be cautious to make sure you’re meeting your hydration needs. We all love to spend our time outdoors – whether you’re lounging in the warm sun, biking, jogging, roller blading, playing baseball, etc. Before you head out, be sure to grab a water bottle (glass or BPA-free is best) to go. (more…)
by Jared Rice | May 7, 2013
The third item in our series “Scary Foods to Make Yourself Eat” is seaweed. Sometimes referred to as a sea vegetable but technically classified as algae, these green, red and orange plants of the oceans have 10-20 times the mineral content of their land-based cousins. As an excellent source of calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium and vitamin K, adding seaweed to the diet supports vibrant and strong hair, skin and nails. Seaweed is cooling, cleansing and alkalizing, helping to reduce inflammation in the body, eradicate toxins and support bone health. Its high concentration of mucilaginous fiber soothes the digestive tract, promotes balanced gut bacteria and supports weight loss efforts.
All that said, seaweed can be quite a foreign food to most Americans. Traditional in Japanese cuisine, most Americans’ exposure to seaweed involves that dark wrapping around our sushi rolls (nori) that we try our best to ignore, or the clump of nearly black slippery greens (wakame) that get left at the bottom of many bowls of miso soup. (more…)
by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | April 30, 2013
You are probably well aware that Americans consume entirely too much sugar.
Maybe you’re concerned with your own sugar intake. Maybe you’re taking steps toward limiting your sugar intake, or choosing to use artificial sweeteners to cut back on calories and still fulfill your sweet tooth. Does this sound like you?
The average American consumes an average of 22 or more teaspoons of sugar a day, adding an additional 355 calories to our daily intake. Most of our sugar consumed is in the form of soda and processed foods vs. more naturally-occurring sources like the ones found in milk (lactose) and fruits (fructose). When sugar and artificial sweeteners become a staple in our diets, we lose the ability to detect foods that are naturally sweet (sweet potatoes, fruit and dairy products for example), and instead crave highly sugared foods like baked goods, sweetened beverages and processed foods. (more…)