As 2009 winds down and the season for gratitude is upon us, this is a great time to reflect on our progress and contemplate the road ahead. This year especially, with the ongoing debate over public-policy directions for the U.S. health-care system, the collective state of our health deserves our attention.
America`s Health Rankings’ 2009 report came out just recently, and as a two-decade continuous assessment of our nation’s… Continue
The United States is among the nations with the highest obesity rate in the world, obesity has been a difficult issue to deal with in the social life of us Americans, and in the last decade we have really led the way in overweight people but recently we seem to have been more aware of how deadly obesity can be and have taken… Continue
Added by David on November 29, 2009 at 6:47am —
I had a healthy Thanksgiving at home with my family. It took a big effort and long time to cook everything but it was worth it!
I made a Brazilian Nut Roast en Croûte from scratch the day before just to be sure it came out OK. Also, I made veggie gravy from scratch for the first time! Roasted potatoes, carrots and peas were the side dishes.…
Stuffed with stuffing, filled with turkey, crammed with cookies, and saturated with alcohol. Now what? Holidays call for celebration, and many of us know the consequences that come from overindulging in alcohol and food. Sometimes, despite out best intentions, we overdo it. This holiday… Continue
The acai berry (ah-sigh-ee) grows in the Amazon Rainforest on acai palm trees and looks like a purple marble or purple grape. The Acaí berry (fruit) is 90% seed pit and 10% acaí pulp and must be carefully handled before it can be consumed. During the process the acaí berries with water are put into a machine and are agitated against one another. This process separates the acaí pulp from the seed to produce a thick acaí fruit pulp puree.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, celebrate fall, and enjoy the bounty of nature and the company of family and friends.
I love this holiday because it’s so important to take a break from focusing on all the problems in our world and in our lives, and spend time reflecting on the good in the world. There’s much to be grateful for, even in hard times.
As a vegetarian cook I follow the traditional Thanksgiving meal quite loosely. The palette of my… Continue
In the battle against chronic disease, specifically heart disease, the antioxidant content of berries is a fantastic weapon.
Researchers in 2008 studied 72 volunteers over an eight week period. The volunteers were divided into a berry group and control group. The berry group was fed 100 grams of whole bilberries, 50 grams of lingonberry-rich nectar, and 100 grams of blackcurrants, strawberries, or raspberry-chokeberry juice every other day. The control group received non-berry “fruit… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on November 19, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The publisher created a terrific promotional video with a reenactment of this scene:
New book by Melanie Joy, Ph.D.
The vast majority of Americans view eating meat as natural, normal and necessary while recognizing that vegetarianism is an ideology, or belief system. Thanks to Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy, Ph.D. (published November, 2009 by Conari Press), the way we eat animals now has a name and is exposed to be… Continue
Added by Susana on November 19, 2009 at 9:15am —
It has been a little over a year not eating red meat or pork. My entire life, I grew up on eating and loving to eat these meat products. Some of my favorite foods included Italian combos, steak drizzled with gorgonzola and rueben sandwiches. Anytime I ate red meat, I always felt tired and as if some brick was just sitting in my stomach. Red meat never settled well for me. After conducting some research on how industrial cows were treated, and the impact of raising and then eating it has on the… Continue
Fat, protein, and carbohydrates are all essential to your overall health. When you are working to lose weight it’s important that you do not cut any one nutrient too low. Let’s focus on your protein intake.
Types of Protein
Protein is made up of 20 building blocks called amino acids. Eleven of these amino acids are nonessential and nine are essential. This means the body is unable to create nine of these amino acids on its own and must receive them from food… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on November 17, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Millions of Americans live in poverty, more families are suffering and hunger is seen growing.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Poverty and hunger are problems that many Americans relegate to the Third World. But the steady growth of poverty has left millions of American families afraid they won't have enough money to put food on the table.
The holiday season provides an opportunity to try new healthy recipes and share them with your friends and family. You can turn traditional family recipes into healthier ones by making simple plant-based substitutions. For your potatoes convenience, The Cancer Project team has pooled together some holiday recipe favorites and resources so that your Thanksgiving meal will be a great success. The key is to incorporate fresh seasonal fruits and… Continue
Added by Susana on November 14, 2009 at 12:00am —
Colon Cleanse was not a familiar term until a few years ago. With the growing awareness about poor colon health and related ailments there has been a sudden rise in demand of natural colon cleanse products. Cleansing your colons with natural products has its own benefits. Using herbal products are always better than chemical based products. Continue
Herewith is a modest list of dos and don’ts for servers at the seafood restaurant I am building. Veteran waiters, moonlighting actresses, libertarians and baristas will no doubt protest some or most of what follows. They will claim it… Continue
The recent loss of beloved actor Patrick Swayze to pancreatic cancer at age 57 is a sad but compelling prologue to November's Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Swayze lived a year and a half after diagnosis -- about three times the six month median survival time.Called the "stealth cancer,"… Continue