Category Archives: Nutrition

Learn how to incorporate more whole foods into your self-care practice to optimize nutrition.

Nutrient Declines in U.S. Produce (and What to Do About It)

Bright green curly lettuce

Over the past 50 to 70 years, the concentration of nutrients in U.S. fruits and vegetables has been declining — by about 5% to 40%, according to researchers at the University of Texas. But the reason for those nutrient declines is where things get sketchy. What is the primary cause of the decline? Is our soil depleted? […]

What’s Lurking in Your Canned Goods? Probably BPA.

can with non BPA label

Curious to know what’s lurking in your pantry? Probably some BPA. Bisphenol A (BPA) has been used for decades to make plastics and resins, and it’s commonly used in the manufacturing process of canned goods to prevent bacterial contamination and metal corrosion. Just scratch your fingernail or a fork against the inside surface of most empty canned […]

Wild vs Farmed Fish: Which is Better?

healthy salmon salad

  The wild vs farmed fish debate continues, and quite honestly I doubt we’ll ever reach a definitive conclusion. Why? Because there are risks and benefits associated with both options. The better question is: which is right for you? Wild vs Farmed Those in the “wild” camp argue that there are more health benefits associated with […]

The Illusion of Othorexia

Orthorexia a term used to describe those who are obsessed or preoccupied with healthy eating. You know the type. They have a long list of foods they can’t eat, they read labels meticulously and can immediately identify “bad” foods or ingredients, and they often judge or criticize the food choices of others. You may be […]

What’s Your Definition Of Processed Food?

Processed food has a bad rap. But if you consider what the term processed actually means, you’d probably agree with me that not all processed foods are necessarily unhealthy. Several years ago, I asked a handful of people from various backgrounds and professions how they defined “processed” food. Here were their responses: “Altered from its […]

What is Real Food?

bright leafy greens

Let’s be honest. Shifting to a real food eating style is like trying to spread cold butter on toast. It’s tricky until you warm up to it. While we inherently know that real food is better for us, we’ve become increasingly disconnected from the sources of our food and more reliant on convenience foods. With so many […]

Keeping Vegetables Fresh

fresh vegetable storage

No one likes to throw away produce, least of all me since I spend so much time and energy selecting fresh ingredients. I don’t routinely write product reviews, but this is one product that I simply must share. Tupperware’s FRIDGESMART© series is the most effective way that I’ve found to store fruits and vegetables. They’ve since changed the […]