nutrition

  • What’s On Our Reading List

    The 7-Day Allergy Makeover: A Simple Program to Eliminate Allergies and Restore Vibrant Health from the Inside Out

    (Penguin Group, 2014) by Susanne Bennett, DC

  • Keep Your Peepers!

    According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people worldwide are considered to be visually impaired. 65 percent are 50 years old or older. Here are some ways to prevent and ease the loss of sight:

    >> Eat veggies rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, such as squash and carrots.

  • Seasonal Detox

    Seasonal transitions are an important part of life, but we’ve now become largely disconnected from the natural world—that’s why a long walk in the woods, going to the beach, or simply looking at the stars can be so rewarding. Connecting with nature is a vital factor for mental, emotional, and physical health, and numerous studies substantiate these relation­ships.

    The path to optimal vitality
    By Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
  • Focus On: Multivitamins

    WHAT IT IS:

    Vitamins are organic compounds that our bodies need to function normally. Many Americans don’t get all the requisite vitamins and minerals from our diet—multivitamins are in­tended to correct that. Because our bodies can’t make vitamins, we must get them from an outside source. The best multis are food based, not synthetic.

  • Tapping into the Subtle Human Energy Field

    We all seem to take energy for granted—except, maybe, for those moments spent filling our gas tanks or paying our heating/cooling bills. When it comes to our bodies, however, the only time we may notice our energy level is when it is not up to par.

    Attaining whole health and preventing disease
    By Mark Mincolla, PhD
  • Feeding the Nations

    Moringa, a tree native to the foothills of the Himalayas, has been around for thousands of years—yet we are just starting to realize the power it contains. Could this tree be the key to ending poverty and nourishing the malnourished?

    IN THE BEGINNING

    Can moringa end poverty and hunger?
    By Amy Vergin
  • Are You Taking the Right Supplements?

    By far the most common questions I am asked have to do with what nutritional supplements to take and, equally important, what not to take. After all, there are a staggering number of choices out there—anyone who has walked into the supplement section of a natural foods store or conducted a quick online search on a vitamin supersite can attest to that.

    Discover what you need and what you don’t
    By Michael A. Smith, MD
  • Cook’s Corner: Healthy Homemade Dressings

    So you’ve decided to be the healthiest version of you possible this year. You’ve fol­lowed your exercise routines, learned to deal with the stressors in your life, and dedicated yourself to eating local and fresh. However, there is yet another factor causing inflam­mation and adding too many unwanted ingredients in your diet.

  • Muesli

    Weekly Recipe: 
    NonWeekly
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    MAKES 1 SERVING

    1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

    2 tablespoons raisins, unsoaked

    1 tablespoon chopped almonds, walnuts, or pecans, unsoaked

    2 teaspoons sunflower or pumpkin seeds, unsoaked

    2 teaspoons maple syrup, whole cane sugar, or coconut sugar (optional)

    1/2 cup Strawberry Cashew Yogurt

    1/4 cup fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries

    Put the oats, raisins, almonds, sunflower seeds, and optional maple syrup in a small bowl. Toss gently to combine. Serve with Strawberry Cashew Yogurt and berries. For soft muesli, soak in 1/4 cup of water for 8 to 12 hours at room temperature. Source: Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet, images courtesy of Warren Jefferson

  • Primal Eating (In a Nutshell)

    Primal eating is booming. The rationale behind it is simple: Our genome hasn’t changed much over the past 10,000 years, but our diet now is very different from what we’re adapted to, leading to a glut of chronic disease. Here’s a quick guide to primal foods:

    Primal supplements