So, as I was making my morning rounds at the Madison Square Club this morning, I saw a couple of things that inspired me to write this impromptu blog....
I went to the people who know hotel food better than anyone: the folks who make it. From some of the top U.S. hotel chefs and nutritionists, here are five insider room service secrets for healthy hotel eating.
Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.
But, there is more to what we choose to eat than how it tastes. Having a connection with food is relative to the food choices we make. Appreciating the food we eat is the first step in bridging the gap between "tastes good" and "does a body good.
Calcium, protein, vitamin B-12 and iron are essential to human health. Animal-based foods are an important source of these micronutrients, and where we at Heifer work, they're sometimes the only source readily available.
Curb your steak lust for a minute, and enjoy the 21 best vegetarian/vegan restaurants in America:
Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.
I have always been a health food buff and gained a reputation among family and friends for my "interesting" creations (aka, kitchen lab experiments). ...
The lessons animals show us about our own nature is amazing, and the way they communicate without words is brilliant and simple.
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Did you have a bagel or maybe one of those creamy cheese danishes to help you start your day? Did you t...
Bent over a wood-fired oven, drying the fish her husband caught yesterday, 29-year-old Leticia Sam blinks the smoke from her eyes, one hand stoking the fire, the other holding her swollen belly. Expecting her fourth baby, Leticia lives atop an old graveyard piled with trash, strewn with crumbling cinderblock homes.
Your body is your vessel. You fuel it and it fuels you. What you put in, you get out. What you eat today for lunch and every single day for the next 10, 20 and 30 years will directly affect your how comfortable you live and your ability to do the things that make you happy.
What your mother taught you about food safety is probably wrong. Did you know you don't ever wash raw chicken? It's time to get serious about food safety.
If people truly were concerned about global climate change and the environment then ignoring the horrific impacts of animal agriculture let alone the inherent cruelty involved is ... well, alarming and more than a little foolish.
The American Society of Nutrition issued what proved to be a very controversial position paper on processed foods. The basic take-away message that resulted, if there is one, is that processed foods are certainly not all bad.
I wore what I didn't eat like a badge of honor. As a certified health coach, I felt like it was important to "walk the talk" and make sure that I was taking exceptional care of myself; but like every other thing in life, you can take even good things too far!
Dating a vegan isn't any more difficult than dating anyone else -- all it takes is an open mind, an open heart, and maybe a box or two of vegan condoms.
I began questioning why certain animals were safe from consumption and others were not. I then thought about my two dogs -- two of the things I love most in this world -- and was completely heartbroken thinking about them going to the slaughter.
Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!
I ordered a salad. It was only 410 calories. The people behind me giggled when I placed my order. Maybe they were laughing about something else. I always heard laughter when I went places. I believe a lot of it was because of me.