By Paul Day, Communications Manager, DC Central Kitchen Growing up, I rarely had a home-cooked meal. Since I'm from a single-parent household, my mom...
In our quest for ultimate health, we are opening our wallets to the industries that some claim are ruining the health of America. They in turn, feed us exactly what we are asking for.
Let's be clear: No one is suggesting that you leave your job without a back-up plan for food and shelter. Starting over is difficult. But maybe -- just maybe -- it's time for you to think of pursuing and preparing for a different path.
As a mom and nutritionist, I always get questions about how to pack healthy, nutritious lunches for both kids and adults. Sandwiches are a lunch box staple, but they can get pretty boring day after day after day, especially if you're always relying on that old standby, PB&J.
Through the science of functional medicine, a new way of thinking about how to solve this (and every other!) complex health problem, you can fix this problem quickly by simple changes in diet and a few other simple strategies.
Is it too early to start talking about pumpkins? What about pumpkin seeds?
Surely many variables determined the Inuit's remarkable health, including lots of physical activity, clean air and water, a close community of supportive social connections, a relatively homogenous population with similar genetics, and yes, their diet, too.
For many people, a "gluten-free" label unfortunately bestows a cachet of health onto whatever processed food it graces. Potato chips? They're gluten-free! Triple-chocolate brownie mud slide? Eat without guilt! Of course, you don't actually need gluten-free products to go gluten-free.
Even as the nation as a whole is moving ahead to improve student health, here in Texas the legislature has just taken a big step in the wrong direction.
While it's definitely harder to resist giving in to cravings while you're on the road and out of your comfort zone, it's certainly not impossible to eat healthy while you're on the go. All it takes is a little bit of planning and a lot of mindfulness!
You may want to avert your eyes.
With obesity being viewed as more of a "disease" than as the result of how we treat our bodies, it's tempting to reach for a pill to cure the problem. But, as with fad diets and quick weight-loss fixes, Qsymia and Belviq are not the answer we've been looking for.
I didn't stop taking supplements because an epidemiological study showed an "association" of antioxidants with greater mortality, and I'm not taking more of them because this new epidemiological study shows the opposite "association."
While these healthful groups of people may appear to have widely different diets, there is one common thread: Their intake of processed foods, added sugars, trans fats, and artificial ingredients is minimal, if at all existent.
A clean diet will make you look better and feel better on the road to a happier and healthier life.
I'll put it quite plainly: every American eating just one more portion of fruit or vegetables per day (that's 1/2 cup of either) would add up to $2.7 trillion of national medical costs savings.