Individualized Nutrition, Pharmacy and Healthy Living

Diet

  • Cozy Up With a Cup of Tea

    by Paula Gallagher | November 14, 2017

    cup-of-teaAlthough I love a cup (or three) of coffee in the morning, there is something about a cup of hot tea on a cold morning that I find so soothing. And I am not the only one! According to the Tea Association of the USA, Inc., tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and it can be found in almost 80% of all households in the United States.

    And although Earl Grey is still the most popular, more robust teas are gaining popularity. Keep the chamomile and the peppermint tea in stock, but add these teas to your tea repertoire for different flavors and health benefits. Read more

  • Nut Butters and Alternatives

    by Paula Gallagher | October 23, 2017

    nut-buttersGrowing up, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was a staple in my lunch box. But as awareness of the danger of peanut allergies increases, many schools have become peanut-free. Luckily for parents who like quick-to-make lunches, there are many alternatives to peanut butter.

    Because peanuts are actually a legume and not a nut, not all people with peanut allergies are allergic to tree nuts, and vice versa. While some classrooms and schools have gone nut-free entirely, others may still allow tree nuts and tree nut spreads.

    Generally speaking, nut butters are high in protein and healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. Read more

  • Your Diet Legacy and Your Daughter

    by Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach | September 25, 2017

    mother-daughter-cooking2As moms, we often try to instill our beliefs and standards in our children. Often, our goal is to ensure that our children learn from the benefit of our knowledge and experience so that they can create enriching, rewarding lives for themselves. So why is it then that one of the most significant messages moms often pass on to their daughters is the legacy of… dieting?

    Every mom wants the best for her children; there is no question about that. But unfortunately, when a mom lives through the emotional and physical pain that her overweight body may cause, she unknowingly often passes the “right to diet” on as though it were a “rite of passage” into womanhood. Read more

  • Do You Suffer From Protein Anxiety?

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | September 18, 2017

    vegetarian-proteinDo you suffer from “protein anxiety”? It’s a condition commonly seen in people who have never had a protein deficiency, but worry endlessly that they’re not getting enough. They pile on the meat, fish, eggs or cheese, trying to avert an imaginary lack of protein.

    Of course, the body needs some protein to build and repair body tissues. But protein is widely available in beans, vegetables, and grains. It is almost impossible not to get all the protein you need, even without eating meat, dairy or eggs.

    Here are the numbers: An average women needs about 46 grams of protein per day; Read more

  • Does Sugar Cause Diabetes?

    by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC | August 30, 2017

    sugary-foodsThe recent film What the Health raised the question as to whether sugar or other carbohydrates cause diabetes. Because blood sugar levels are high in diabetes, a common notion has held that eating sugar somehow triggers the disease process. The American Diabetes Association(1) and Diabetes UK(2) have labeled this notion a “myth,” as has the Joslin Diabetes Center(3), which wrote, “Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar.” These and other organizations have worked to educate people about the causes of diabetes and the role that foods play in the disease process. Read more

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