It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your lousy gift.
In my teens, I ate wheat, gluten, sugar; basically the normal SAD (Standard American Diet). My dietary staples were breads, muffins, baked goods, hamburgers, Chinese food, spaghetti, pizza. If it was junk food -- I ate it.
The bounty of summer produce available at farmers markets tilts our diet towards the vegetarian end of the spectrum, at least until fall sets in and we start craving heavier fare. Here are some of our favorite finds to help beat summer's heat.
Last year my husband and I decided to completely change our life and go and live in a super health-conscious commune in Costa Rica. This documents this amazing experience and gives you an insight into how a young raw food family completely changed their lifestyle.
What should farmers do to make sure fruits and vegetables are safe to eat? That's the question at the core of listening sessions being held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency is seeking comments on the proposed new Food Safety Modernization Act rules.
Poor Nathanael Johnson. He made a huge error in his new book. Didn't anyone tell him that the way to sell books these days is to skim over the research, tap into the juicy bits that match your preconceived notions and then offer the reader an easy yet extreme solution?
Many foods can be eaten raw, and many foods are the better for it. An emphasis on eating mostly plants is irrefutably good, be they raw or cooked. But the case for raw food diets is oversold, the rhetoric is overheated, and the claims of universal benefits -- substantially overcooked.