Intermittent Fasting: Is It Right for Me? A Different Approach to Dieting for Obese Women By: Anonymous - What is Intermittent Fasting (IF) and why should you do it? Intermittent fasting is a healthy and highly effective method of restricting calories and losing unwanted body weight and reducing obesity related illness in overweight adult women. According to the most recent data, 70% of US adults are overweight or obese.1   Obesity remains one of…
Organic Labeling; Production Practices or Nutritional Evaluation? By Elizabeth Westfeldt - WHY do you reach for organic products in the grocery store? Do you choose them because they are grown without pesticides and have strict production standards? Or does the label make you think they are more nutritious? This is a blurry line that has developed between food safety and food as a commodity. Organic and…
HOW WE CAN OVERCOME FOOD INEQUALITY AND INSECURITY IN AMERICA? By. Malena Martinez - The rise of contagious disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity has rapidly increased among low-income Americans.1 What has happened over the past few decades to create this shift in health inequality? Similar to a domino effect, the income gap between the rich and the poor has created food inequality and insecurity, which in…
FIGHTING CANCER WITH DIET By: Camron Stotts - With each passing day, the data mounts as to the effectiveness of a plant based diet on the prevention and reversal of many of our common western degenerative diseases. It is well known that eating a Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) diet can prevent and reverse diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction…
To Realize Your Best Health and Self, the Answer Is Simple: Enroll in a CSA By: Alison Delaney - Many of us are fortunate to have choices not only in the foods that we eat, but in where and how we acquire our food. We have choices in where to dine out: take-out and fast food chains, casual and fine dining restaurants. We choose where to purchase groceries for our in-home cooking needs: from…
Saturated Fats- Friend of Foe? By: Stephanie Polis - What if I told you that 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is due to heart disease1? What is everything we have been taught about what health means needs some major reevaluating? Since grade school we are taught a healthy plate consists primarily of meat, vegetables, dairy, and a small serving of…
7 Simple Reasons Why Vegetarians Have A Healthier Heart Than You! Author: Matt Friedman -   I know we do not come into this world with great ambitions of one day having a restricting diet, but what DO we know as infants? The meat industry is under close scrutiny after making many unwanted appearances in recent films. More and more people are adopting a plant-based diet as a way of…
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT CARRAGEENAN? By: Sherry Brock - Carrageenan is an indigestible carbohydrate that is extracted from red algae, Chondrus Crispus, often called Irish Moss.  Most people have never heard of carrageenan but unless you consume a diet of totally unprocessed foods, you have ingested carrageenan.  While carrageen has been around for centuries, refined carrageenan is found in a plethora of modern processed…
JUST SAY LABEL IT!!!! By: Terri Rossman - JUST SAY LABEL IT!!!! In August of 2016, former President Barrack Obama signed a bill that overturns Vermont’s labeling law while establishing that the federal government set up standards for labeling Genetically Modified Organisms in food.  Now our government is set to decide what, how and if foods containing GMO’s are labeled.  This fight is…
Eating Disorders in the Digital Age: The Line Between Health Conscious and Obsessive By: Regan Radulski - Health and fitness have become trendy. Whether it means having various health apps on your phone or a FitBit on your wrist, the population is wholeheartedly embracing health and fitness in the digital age. In fact, studies estimate that at least 50% of smartphone users are expected to have a health app on their phone…