Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of just about any grocery store. Sometimes they carry…

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All fat is NOT created equal! Fat is one of the three critical macronutrients; along with protein and carbohydrates. Some fats are super-health-boosting; and, others are super-health-busting. Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much bust all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods).…

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When we think of “vitamins,” we know they’re super-important for health. The right amount of vitamin D helps your body defend against depression, heart disease, stroke, cancer and, of course, osteoporosis. Vitamin D is very common deficiency primarily because it’s difficult to get enough of it through our diet, use of certain medications and due…

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Low-sugar” food is everywhere, especially since we now know that “low-fat” has actually made many of us gain weight and be less healthy. But since we also know that we should avoid sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few, what are we…

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Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. The answer isn’t as simple as “raw is always better” or “cooked is always better.” As with most…

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It’s summertime! If you’re planning a trip this summer, whether it’s by plane, train or by car, having healthy snacks on hand is key to a successful trip. However, it’s easy to overindulge in foods like potato chips or cookies as you anticipate a new and exciting adventure. Also, making healthy choices while on the…

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