Nutrition Articles

Hopping Off the Gluten Train

I’ll admit it: I’m the type of mom who often scowls inside disapprovingly at doughnuts in preschools, elementary schools and birthday parties. I know it is judgmental of me, and I’m working on being more accepting. The schools in my area allow...

Warm Water & Lemon: Why You Should Drink It at the Start of Every Day

T he way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make...

Nourishing the Terrain: Exploring the Connection Between Nutrition and Immunity

19th-century physiologist Claude Bernard postulated that sickness was not caused by bacteria, but rather by human beings’ internal environment. “The terrain is everything;” he wrote, “the germ is nothing.” The presence of bacteria, he maintaine...

Greens for the Kids

Also labeled: Author Lisa DeNardo, Issue #36

Choose the Right Tomato

With the recent resurgence of farmers’ markets and renewed interest in seasonal eating, it’s easy to take good tomatoes for granted. But a recent experience made me really appreciate good tomatoes. I ordered a BLT at a restaurant, and for some rea...

Also labeled: Author Sam Mogannam, Issue #34

The Safety of Raw Milk

Protective Components: Raw milk contains numerous components that assist in: Killing pathogens in the milk (lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin, leukocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, antibodies, medium chain fatty acids, lysozyme, B12...

Also labeled: Issue #34

The Pleasure of Eating

A farmer and distinguished writer explains why it is vital that we understand where and how our food is produced.Many times, after I have finished a lecture on the decline of American farming and rural life, someone in the audience has...

Kefir: Bringing Home a Little Old-World Magic

I live with a household of microscopic beings that contribute to my enjoyment, and nourish and enrich my health. These little beings of antiquated lineage have the ability to transform the ordinary into something much more: a drink, an elixir. They...

Also labeled: Author Suzi Croes, Issue #32

Resolving Food Sensitivities with Good Taste

Nearly 60 percent of the population has some degree of celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. Meanwhile, diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent, especially among children. Now doctors are also diagnosing both diseases in many people, finding...

Fence Rows and Gut Health: A Macro Look at Microflora

The similarities between diverse ecologies never cease to amaze me. One area of life may seem to be totally unrelated to the next, but upon reflection, we notice that an extremely simple truth connects the two. Observing and understanding the...

What’s in Your Basket? An Exclusive Interview with Jeffrey M. Smith

Jeffrey M. Smith is the head of the Institute for Responsible Technology. An internationally acclaimed filmmaker and author, his first book, Seeds of Deception, made him the world’s foremost consumer advocate for non-GMO choices.

Also labeled: Author Lisa Reagan, Issue #30

Grow Your Best Fall Garden: Expert Advice for What, When and How to Plant in the Fall Gardening Season

Right now, before you forget, put a rubber band around your wrist to remind you of one gardening task that cannot be postponed: Planting seeds for your fall garden. As summer draws to a close, gardens everywhere can morph into a tapestry of...

The Bread Trap

Bread is a vehicle. In a sandwich, it drives other food neatly and with little spillage into a bag or wrapper, into a lunchbox, and then into the mouth. A popular meal while driving, the sandwich can be sort of neatly eaten with one hand while the...

The Raw Truth: Common Sense about Raw Milk from a Raw Milk Dairy Farmer

Before I talk about how my family and community benefits from raw milk, let me first say that what we do and what you do may be two different things. Ultimately, it is you who must make all the health and dietary choices for you and your...

Also labeled: Author Edwin Shank, Issue #28

First the Chicken, Then the Egg

I love eggs. Always have, and I expect I always will. Eggs are an easy, quick and inexpensive source of protein, and with my busy professional and personal life, I need protein to stay grounded. I remember when there was hype about eggs having too...

Which Organic Label Should You Trust?

Many “health” experts continue to argue that there is little difference between organic and conventionally raised produce, but the scientific evidence—and common sense—says otherwise. Food grown in healthier soil, with natural fertilizers and...

Mindfully Growing Greens from Sprout to Leaf to Smoothie!

So, the White House is growing their own organic First Family garden, and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is inspiring a national run on home gardening supplies. Just before following this welcome trend and jumping with abandon onto the family...

Also labeled: Author Lisa Reagan, Issue #26

Why Nutrition for ADHD?

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, affects 5 to 10 percent of children worldwide. It is characterized by disordered conduct, learning disability, mood and anxiety disorders and aggressiveness, as well as difficulty with arousal,...

A Mother's Experience With Artificial Food Colorings

When I began my family, much planning went into what we ate. I made my children’s baby food from scratch, buying high-quality organic fruits and vegetables, free-range meats and organic dairy products. But as our lives changed, our commitment to t...

Eating in Labor: Trusting the Mother’s Gut Instinct

The wheels of progress seem to turn excruciatingly slowly over at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The organization has just come out with official policy that reverses its position on withholding beverages from...

Also labeled: Author Gloria Lemay, Issue #24