Fotolia_79468664_Subscription_Monthly_M Budget-Wise, Plant-powered Eating (5/7/2016) -   Many people who are on a budget believe that eating healthy is next to impossible. With the escalating cost of fruits and vegetables, they opt for processed foods such as boxed macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles or white rice and canned meat. Eating out usually means fast food such as burgers, fries, tacos, or […]
Fotolia_40983581_Subscription_Monthly_M Methionine- Restricted Diet… Who needs it? (11/27/2015) -   Methionine is an essential amino acid — one of the building blocks of protein that cannot be produced by the human body so must come from our food. It is one of two sulfur-containing amino acids (the other is cysteine). Methionine is an intermediary in the synthesis of cysteine, carnitine, taurine, and other compounds. […]
iStock_000008885341XSmall Is Soy Safe? (9/23/2015) -           In my opinion, soy is not only safe, but potentially beneficial. Soy has a long history of use in Asia, and within vegetarian populations throughout the world. Two of the healthiest, long-lived populations in the world – the Okinawan Japanese and the Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda California – are […]
paleo-diet The “Paleo” Phenomena: Facing Facts (7/23/2015) - Our culture has suddenly sprouted a reverence for all things “paleo”.  Grass-fed beef, bone broth and coconut oil are hailed as the new “superfoods”. Athletes, dieters, and health seekers of all stripes are swapping their oats for organ meat. Paleo, caveman and primal diets attract athletes, dieters, and health seekers of all stripes. The basic […]
images Coconut Oil: Menace or Miracle? (7/23/2015) - Coconut Oil: Menace or Miracle?   There are few foods that have been at once maligned and acclaimed as much as coconut oil. Some view it as a notorious health villain because it’s the most concentrated source of saturated fat in the diet —even higher than butter or lard. Not surprisingly, it rests at the […]