How To Solve Weight Issues in Children In 2006, 3.3% of children and teens were underweight. Though this number was on the downward trend, another troubling statistic was on the rise and continues to grow. One in three American children and teens are currently overweight or obese. This means that Read more…
How To Shop And Eat Healthy Eating healthy balanced meals has the single greatest impact on our long-term health. A healthy diet, though, has also become one of the hardest things to attain and maintain in our culture today. Only 2% of the American population consumes a healthy balanced diet Read more…
Alfalfa is more than just a food for cattle. Indeed, the health benefits of alfalfa have been used around the world for almost 1500 years. It has long been used as an herbal remedy for numerous ailments and illnesses.
We personally use an organic alfalfa formulation that has been around for over 50 years. It is made with a little bit of spearmint, which gives it a yummy taste when crushed or made into a tea. [view Alfalfa product page]
I suppose you could go out and (more…)
While a candida cleanse and gut bacteria reset can be beneficial for everyone, it can be a daunting endeavor. It is not for the faint of heart. Most folks won’t even attempt this unless there is a strong felt need.
I totally understand why parents would want to turn to antibiotics for acne. There are a lot of things to like about prescription antibiotics. They tend to work quickly. They tend to be pretty complete. Your health care plan covers the cost. Your teen is happy for a quick Read more…
We are big fans of chocolate and oats in our house. This recipe for quick, easy No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies is wonderful for a quick after-school snack or even a high-fiber treat in the lunch box. This recipe is also easy for kids to make on their own, without much adult supervision. A big “Win” all the way around! (more…)
There are two dietary improvements that we can be doing now to help our daughters prevent breast cancer. Breast cancer is affecting so many women today–so many more than 20, 30, or 40 years ago. It’s a really, really sad epidemic that has hit our nation, but there are proven dietary changes that can help our daughters reduce their risk. (more…)
Last week, I did a review of Dr. Steve Chaney’s first book that came out last year: Slaying the Food Myths. If you missed that, I encourage you to go back and check it out. This second book followed soon after. It focuses on the food supplement myths that are being perpetuated by both vitamin companies and individuals on the internet.
Proper nutrition is key to our optimal health, healing and prevention. However, if consumers are confused about what’s beneficial and what’s not, excellent health will be hard to come by.
Nutrition today has become so confusing. It’s quite sad and unfortunate that parents have to weed through a forest of conflicting messages today to discover the truth about certain foods and their benefits to a healthy lifestyle. Food myths abound on the internet, where everyone is an expert regardless of their educational background.
The internet has become a world where “click bait” drives the traffic, and the real truths about food and nutrition get left on the wayside. I know people who are avoiding certain foods–like soy protein–that could actually help them because of a myth perpetuated on the internet. On the other hand, I know people indulging in certain foods with unproven health benefits that are actually causing them harm. It makes me angry sometimes.