Category: Nutrition

I think of food as information. The right food can bring out the best in your genes for a healthier life. Most of us believe that age related diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis, adult onset diabetes, stroke, cancer, etc are the inevitable consequences of aging, but we are now finding out that this is not necessarily true. Healthy aging is mainly the result of how we “communicate” with our genes — through our diet!

A revolutionary new science, Nutrigenomics, is showing how different foods may interact with specific genes, how food “talks” to our genes and how our genes express themselves after the conversation. Eat the right foods and they will send instructions to your genes for good health. Eating the wrong foods however, sends messages for disease.

This section will include articles/blogs on all matters relating to food and supplements. In time, you will also find great recipes for making healthy and delicious food.

Antioxidant Cherry Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and who doesn’t love to indulge a little; I do! This Antioxidant Cherry Chocolate Smoothie recipe shows you how you can indulge and feel good about it at the same time.

Both the antioxidant benefits of raw cocao and cherries make this combination a rich, tasty one. Raw cocao is loaded with phytochemicals that may reduce LDL cholesterol–and we all love that feel-good boost of endorphins we get from this pure source.

6 Health Boosting Reasons to Love Turmeric

I love herbs and spices, not only for their flavors but also for their medicinal effects. And if I had to pick one health all-star, it would have to be turmeric, the spice born of the curcuma longa plant that gives curries their rich golden yellow color. It’s more than just a tasty flavor-enhancer though. The chief polyphenol in turmeric, curcumin, has healing and protective powers that make it a nutritional force to be reckoned with. Here’s my in-a-nutshell guide to this miraculous gift of nature – and how to put it to work for you:

Metabolism Boosting Smoothie Recipe

One of Frank’s core beliefs is that food is information. So feeding your body with the right foods can significantly impact both how you feel and your overall health in general.

One of the easiest starting points is a healthy breakfast, one that is loaded with good fats, protein and phytonutrients that will keep you feeling satisfied and energized all morning.

My favorite metabolism boosting smoothie recipe contains a couple of key ingredients known for their energy enhancing qualities.

3 Clean Recipes from Amie Valpone’s New Book
Eating Clean

It’s time to think not just outside the box, but out of the bag and the can as well. With my EATING CLEAN: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight inflammation and Reset Your Body (on sale March 8th, 2016) you will learn how to get on a path to better health and wellness by eating whole natural foods and eliminating toxins from your diet. I’m not into labels. This isn’t about being a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian. If you want to come up with a name for what this is, knock yourself out, but the most important thing is to eat foods that make your body feel good.

10 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

There are those who embrace winter and those who have to brace themselves for it. Not only does the profusion of cold and snow tend to drag spirits down, but the lack of daylight really does a number on mood, often sending it to a dark place. Be it a slight case of the blues or full-on SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the symptoms tend to leave people feeling fairly lousy, with some combination of exhaustion (despite oversleeping), carb cravings, feeling withdrawn, moody or blue.

4 Reasons to Avoid Cooking with Vegetable Oils

When making dietary changes, adding more vegetables is a quick and easy way to get the ball rolling. Next, you might think, “I’ll add some vegetable oil, too,” for a few more veggie bonus points. So you pat yourself on the back, thinking you’re doing the right thing, but unfortunately, you’d actually be wrong, very wrong. Adding vegetable oil to your plate or skillet can do your body far more harm than good, so drop the Mazola and listen up. It’s time to get vegetable oil out of your life and here’s why:

2016 Resolution #4: Cooking More at Home

Of the many resolutions we can make this year to improve our health, spending more time in the kitchen is one of my top recommendations. As numerous studies have shown, increased home cooking correlates directly with healthier dietary patterns. Thanks to the food industry’s sugary, salt-laden, factory-farmed foods, home-cooked meals are almost always healthier than prepared and restaurant meals.

7 Feel-Good Habits To Embrace In 2016

Change. Why is it that the changes we promise to make on New Year’s Day are so easily broken just a few days later? Why is it that sticking with new, healthy habits can seem like such a challenge? One reason might be that we’re not actually enjoying the process of making those changes. But what if they were fun? What if these healthy changes were more like treats that filled us with good feelings instead of resentment or cravings for old, not-so-healthy habits? With this in mind – the idea that changes that feel fun are the ones that’ll stick – I’ve put together a ‘pleasurable plan’ for 2016.

2016 Resolution #2: Eat More Nutritiously

To me a new year’s resolution needs to be positive and uplifting in nature! I ask myself question like: What do I want more of in my life? What will serve my body and my mental state the most? And what do I want to focus my attention on? If you’re going to be putting energy, time, passion and brain power into something – at least make sure it’s something you’ll enjoy and feel good about.