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The Dirty Dozen

For years I have been a fan of the Environmental Working Group [EWG], a non-profit organization whose mission is to inform the public about the toxic substances in our foods, and environment. Moreover, this organization lobbies our government to promote regulations that result in safer foods, water, and air. Fearless in the face of mega-corporations, […]

How is Diet Linked to Vestibular Migraines?

Migraine headaches are not unusual, affecting more than 17% of women, and almost 6% of men. These episodes can be brief, or go on for a day, often causing pain that interferes with one’s life, reducing productivity, and sense of well being. Less well known is a more rare headache known as Vestibular Migraine, striking […]

Blue Zones Eating Habits Linked to Longevity

Eating like the populations of the Blue Zones may enable many more of us to live in good health until the age of 100. Six places in the world hold the distinction of having populations living to 100, and beyond, in relatively good health. They are: Okinawa [an island near Japan], Sardinia [an island near […]

Food Choices May Reduce Risk of Dementias

An excellent way to start a New Year is to strongly consider the results of a Canadian study printed in the peer reviewed Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging. Researchers tested 8,500 Canadian participants, aged 45-85, evaluating their verbal fluency, while studying their eating patterns. Results of this study confirmed that following a Mediterranean-style diet […]

Eating Mindfully During the Holiday Season

It is possible to keep preventive approaches to eating for the maintenance of good health in the back of one’s mind…even during the holiday season. Family food traditions can be maintained with modifications to treasured recipes, keeping the precious flavors while reducing the risks associated with too much fat, and too many calories. The American […]

A Time to Give Thanks for Our Health

While today there is much turmoil and conflict, both in this country and around the world, Americans are about to enter the holiday season…a time for reflection, gathering with loved-ones, and giving thanks. Much of the emphasis, at this time of year, is on food…foods reflecting our national, and family cultures. We have an awareness […]

Singapore Qualifies as Blue Zone #6

For years I have talked with clients about the 5 locations in the world with unusually long lived populations. These living laboratories have developed an approach to life that promotes longevity without the suffering, and societal costs, associated with a large percent of their citizens coping with: obesity, Type II diabetes, heart disease, and certain […]

Empowerment and Good Health

It saddened me to read the headline, “Few Adults Follow Healthy Habits,” leaving the health risks, associated with their lifestyle choices, to luck. Prevention of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers, as a deliberate choice, with the goal of a better quality of life, and increased longevity, is possible. Populations living in the Blue […]

Produce Intake Among Adult Pasta Eaters

Yet again, the Mediterranean Diet demonstrates its value to preservation of health, with its emphasis on eating al dente pasta, prepared as it would be in Sicily, Sardinia, and Italy. We Americans can learn so much from our Mediterranean cousins, as reported in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, quoting data from […]

Overlooked Link Between Diet and UTIs

As reported in the International Journal of One Health, scientists have discovered that approximately 8% of E. coli caused urinary tract infections [UTIs] in the US are caused by bacterial strains found in chicken, turkey, and pork, sold in stores for human consumption. Most of us think of gastrointestinal symptoms being caused by E. coli, […]