What Southern Food is Doing to African Americans is Anything but Comforting

Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and pecan pie. These used to be a few of my favorite foods and are the staple of a traditional soul food meal.

Sometimes Getting On the Healthy Bandwagon May Be Too Late For Your Liver

You have heard this before. A high-fat, high-sugar diet is bad for the heart and waistline. And while many people are aware that this unhealthy eating habit may also have a very harmful effect on the liver, most may not know that the damage may very well be irreversible.

Your Genes May Be The Reason You’re a Snacker

There’s no denying it. Americans like to snack. Reportedly, 94 percent snack daily. “Between 1950 and 2000, the United States became a nation of snackers. Manufacturers introduced a host of packaged snacks that catered to basic cravings for sugar, salt, and fat.

The Supply of Healthy Food is Shrinking, and It’s the Biggest Threat to Our Nation's Health

I came across this story about a remarkable, young woman named Joy Youwakim. She recently grew 20 pounds of produce, including radishes, eggplant, bell peppers, cucumbers, and cantaloupe, on top of an inactive landfill.

What to Say If You Ever Get Asked Why You Drink Kombucha

Chances are you have heard, seen or clicked on an ad that mentioned kombucha fermented tea products. The marketing juggernaut propelling kombucha to celebrity status has really pushed this fizzy, gut-loving elixir to the forefront of the domestic drink section.

Not to Ruin Your Day, but Meat-Free Burgers May be Full of Sodium

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends consuming no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. And for many adults, sodium intake should be no more than 1,500 mg.

The Season of Pumpkin Spice

Fall is in the air, and so is the unmistakable aroma of pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Nowadays it seems that pumpkin spice and pumpkin-flavored products are as synonymous with autumn as sweaters and fireplaces.

Transform Your Health with Radicchio

Not very many of us know a lot about radicchio. It is one of those vegetables that seem to linger on the sidelines. You may have even accidently grabbed a head of it at the grocery store thinking it was red cabbage. But cabbage it is not. Radicchio is actually a type of leaf-chicory, as is Belgian endive.

The Science of Building Strong Bones

Did you know that your entire skeleton is replaced about every 10 years? According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), what happens is that over the course of your life your body continues to both reabsorb old bone and create new bone.

We’d Like To Substitute Some Harsh Truths About Your Artificial Sweeteners

For many, artificial sweeteners, like Splenda and Equal, seem heaven sent when it comes to satisfying that sweet craving without the extra calories. But if your gut tells you artificial sweeteners are too good to be true, your gut might be correct - seriously!

Nutritional Solutions to Help You Fight Gum Disease

The CDC reports that nearly half of adults in the United States, over the age of 30, have periodontal disease. That number swells to 70 percent for adults 65 and older. In those affected, bacteria triggers inflammation of the tissues that surround the teeth, which can lead to loss of teeth in advanced stages of periodontitis.

Unmasking Why Almost 2 Billion People Have a Nutrient Deficiency

It is estimated that more than two billion people globally have one or more nutrient deficiencies. A nutrient deficiency occurs when we fail to get adequate amounts of the six basic nutrients we need to remain healthy. And as I always like to reiterate, our bodies need a balanced amount of these nutrients to stay healthy.

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