• Feeding Your Immune System

    November 29, 2018
    Feeding Your Immune System

    Can the way you eat help reduce your risk of getting sick this flu season? It is that time of year again - flu season! It’s cold. Your hands are dry from washing them constantly. And you are watching everyone around you dropping like flies. You just do not have the time to get sick right now! Aside from washing your hands constantly and avoiding sitting next to anyone who has a sniffle, [...]

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    Hemp Seeds and the THC Drug Test

    With the wave of the legalization of marijuana, for both medical and recreational use, spreads there is also the proliferation of CBD and hemp products in the mainstream market. While even I don’t fully understand the nuances between THC, CBD, and hemp, I am learning. I do know that they are not the same or used interchangeably even if some people will use the terms interchangeably. They do [...]

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    Food Groups vs Nutrients

    September 19, 2018
    Food Groups vs Nutrients

    In my interaction with people, I hear a lot of things that tell me that there is a LOT of confusion when it comes to nutrition. Shocking, I know. This is partly because not everyone understands how the science of nutrition works, how to interpret that science, or what it all means. But that is okay. I trust the scientists who study outer space know what Pluto is. For now. I don’t even [...]

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    Hot Buttered Coffee for all day energy?

    Bulletproof Coffee will give you energy, sure, but what else will it give you? Lots of calories with virtually no nutrition. If you have not yet heard of this trend of “bulletproof” coffee the practice of putting butter and other fat in your coffee, let me give you the background and some of the details. When I first heard of this trend, I hoped it was a joke, a prank like hufu, but as with[...]

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    Does muscle really weight more than fat?

    You have probably heard this in your life: "muscle weighs more than fat". Rather see the video version? Click Here to see it on my YouTube Channel Really now. This is NOT true. It isn’t. It just isn’t. What weighs more? Fat or Muscle? People will argue with me about this, I get push-back on this, but let’s look at this a bit more closely and it becomes obvious that this statement[...]

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    Nutrition Science Fiction

    January 3, 2018
    Nutrition Science Fiction

    January 2 is National Science Fiction Day! While this post isn’t related to the traditional science fiction genre, I would like to devote this day to the many forms of science fiction when it comes to food and nutrition. Unfortunately, many people just do not know that nutrition is a science. It is not a hobby or a passing fancy. When it comes to nutrition people have all kinds of wild and [...]

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    Happy Hangover - the cure to what ails you

    Happy Hangover! The cure for what ails you! As we say farewell to this year and ring in the New Year we do so sometimes with more than just the toast at midnight. One of the many traditions of the New Year is often drinking to excess. Not everyone starts the night anticipating the hangover; it just happens after you realize a bit too late that you have had too much to drink. You can take [...]

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    On the Tenth Day: Lords a Leaping and their Bones

    LORDS A LEAPING BONE HEALTH I wonder how healthy the bones of the ten Lords are? Depending on how often they leap, as well as other risk factors, the Lords are likely to have dense bones and a reduced risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone in which the bone density is low, or the bones are porous. Approximately 20% of those who suffer from osteoporosis are men. So, while[...]

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    On the Ninth Day: Ladies Dancing = Getting Cardio!

    Ladies Dancing = Getting Cardio!  I love dancing. I am not the best dancer, or really even a good dancer, but I enjoy it. Just Dance! Luckily for those of us who like dancing, it is a form of cardiovascular or aerobic exercise. Based on the recommendations from: The American Cancer Society The American College of Sports Medicine  The American Diabetes Association The [...]

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    On the Eighth Day: What kind of milk?

    MAIDS-A-MILKING; BUT WHAT KIND OF MILK? The “maids a milking gift” is pretty sweet. I’m pretty sure I would pass that chore off to someone else if that was my job. So what about milk? Most of us think of cow’s milk, but these days there are dozens of kinds of milk: goat’s milk, soy milk, almond milk and other nut milk, rice milk, buttermilk and other variations on cow’s milk, [...]

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