We’d like to think eating healthy is entirely a science, full of absolutes and hard-and-fast rules. That’s just not the case; every body is individual, and even the “experts” disagree on what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s downright tragic. There’s enormous value in the science of nutrition, and how food works in the body. And, at some point, healthy eating becomes an art, a balance between science, personal experience and intuition.
My goal is to marry the science of nutrition with the art of intuitive eating. Check out some of these articles, to learn more about the nutrition end of things. For more details on intuitive eating, emotional eating and other troubled patterns with food, visit this page.
THE ART OF HEALTHY EATING. Is fat bad? Are grains our nemesis? Is salt a killer? Every time we think there’s a definitive, one-size-fits-all answer, the prevailing wisdom shifts. Experts offer this advice: use common sense, and strive for balance. These simple guidelines… (Read full article)
WEEKEND DETOX. Living in the modern world, our bodies can get pretty grubby inside. A weekend detox provides a physical and psychological jump-start to long-term cleansing. Here’s a simple day-by-day plan to guide you through… (Read full article)
SIX SIMPLE FOODS TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY. You can nibble on goji berries, whip up noni juice smoothies and stock your shelves with the latest antioxidant. But if you’re looking for what really works, the best approach is to focus on a handful of simple foods that are rich in protective compounds. Stop weighing and measuring, and just add more of these… (Read full article)
THE ANTI-AGING DIET: Ten foods to help you look and feel younger. You can’t avoid getting older, but the foods you eat play a crucial role in keeping your body healthy and your brain functioning well into your senior years. Researchers and anti-aging experts agree that … (Read full article)
FEED YOUR HEAD: How to protect your brain and prevent Alzheimer’s. It’s typical in aging to lose some sharpness. But Alzheimer’s isn’t inevitable; in many cases, you can prevent it—especially if you start early enough. Specific food and lifestyle approaches…(Read full article)
BLUES BUSTERS: 17 ways to fight depression. It’s so widespread that doctors and researchers have dubbed depression “The common cold of mental illness.” But the right balance of nutrients, combined with lifestyle changes can effectively treat depression, often better than drugs…(Read full article)
SWEET! THE LATEST NEWS ON SUGAR FIXES. Confused by all the “natural” sweeteners on your grocer’s shelves? Here’s the scoop…(Read full article)
LOVE-YOUR-HEART FOODS.Twenty years ago, doctors advised patients to use margarine, eat pasta and avoid chocolate; now, we know margarine can kill you faster than butter, pasta increases the risk of heart disease and chocolate is really good for you. So what’s the truth about heart healthy eating? (Read full article)
OIL CHANGE: Choosing the best for your cooking needs. From salad dressings to sauces and stir-fries, oils are an essential part of any chef’s kitchen. But the issue of heating them has become something of a smoking gun. Which oils are safe for cooking? Which should never be heated? Here’s a list of the best and safest oils for every use…(Read full article)
THE NO-PAIN DIET: Foods to fight fibromyalgia. Remember the last time you had the flu? If you have fibromyalgia, that’s how you feel almost every day–but it doesn’t go away. While there’s no cure, dietary changes can make life easier, even pain-free…(Read full article)
HIGH ON ACID? Balance your body’s pH. Chronically acidic blood causes a variety of troubling conditions and illnesses, including fatigue, foggy thinking, weight gain and heartburn. Certain foods can get you back in balance, fast…(Read full article)
WINTER SLIMMING: Seven foods to lighten up. Every winter, a number of animals—bears, squirrels, prairie dogs, some humans—go into hibernation. They burrow into their dens, trees, holes or bulky sweaters, and move as little as possible; metabolism slows, and pounds are carefully guarded. As temperatures warm, some of these species—bears, squirrels and prairie dogs—emerge to joyfully celebrate spring. Other species—certain humans—remain in bulky sweaters for as long as possible…(Read full article)