There’s A Whole World of Nut Butters You May Want To Get Familiar With

I myself am also a fan of peanut butter. But if you go to the “peanut butter aisle” at your grocery store, you will notice there is an entire world of nut butters: almond, cashew, macadamia, walnut, Brazil nut, hazelnut and more.

Fiber! Fiber! Fiber!

Eating more fiber may improve the life expectancy of people with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2).

Cryotherapy & Ice Therapy Are Both ‘Cold Therapy’ But Are Very Different

The beauty of the Internet is that we have access to all sorts of information, including information about health-related issues. The problem is that sometimes people do not always get their information from credible sources. As a result, misinformation can result.

Millet. The ‘Bird Seed’ You Might Want To Try!

Now that we are in the thick of fall and winter will be here before we know it, I’m on the hunt for hearty but healthy foods I can add to my shopping list for home cooked meals. I recently came across millet in the same aisle of the grocery store where I get my quinoa and brown rice. I didn’t know much about millet, so I did some research.

Move Over Quinoa. Sorghum Is in Town!

“Grains, commonly referred to as ‘cereals’ or ‘cereal grains’, are the edible seeds of specific grasses belonging to the Poaceae (also known as Gramineae) family,” reports the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council.

Why We Are Pining For Pine Nuts

In some parts of Mongolia, people eat pine nuts like popcorn and potato chips. And this is not only because they are delicious due to their sweet, nutty and buttery taste. It is also because nutrient-dense pine nuts help balance out some Mongolians’ meat and dairy heavy diets.

Reasons to Make the Switch to Brown Rice for Good

For a long time prior to turning 40, I was mostly familiar with and ate white rice. I can still recall many dishes like curried goat and white rice, oxtails and white rice, white rice and peas/beans and the list goes on. This was the rice that my mom cooked with my meals, and as a young child, I had no basis to question her decision.

Maybe it's Time to Put Carbs Back Into Your Diet

September is Whole Grain Awareness Month, and I know what you may be thinking… Grains are carbs. Stay away from carbs! But don’t believe the misconception that carbohydrates (bread, rice, etc.) are bad for you or that if you want to lose weight, you should avoid them like the plague.

Should You Switch Your Grains Out? Maybe It’s Time to Try Amaranth

For today’s #MeatlessMonday, let’s step outside the world of fruits and veggies and take a closer look at a non-gluten, high protein grain: amaranth. If you go meatless every Monday for a year (52 days total), you may reduce your risk for certain diseases including cancer, heart disease and more.

We’re Loving This Partnership with Amazon and Whole Foods

Accessibility to healthy foods makes it easier for us to be proactive about our health. And unfortunately, for some of us, a lack of money means a lack of accessibility to healthy foods.

“When It Rains It Pours And When It Shines You Get Melanoma” (Sol Luckman)

With a crazy presidential election and all the activity and drama in the White House, you may not have heard of Proclamation 9581, which on March 31st declared the month of April as National Cancer Control Month.

Personalized health care within reach? Say hello to the brave new world of whole genome sequencing!

I will be honest and admit, I never quite understood what whole genome sequencing was until I tried it. I provided a sample of my saliva and waited about two months for the results. At the end of the two-month period, I received hundreds of user-friendly reports that provided me with genetic information in a myriad of areas.

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