Is Your Child at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, used to be a “grown-up” problem.  While many adults do struggle with this condition, a new study now shows that high blood pressure is also a growing problem for our children too.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  Here are the facts, and what you can [...]

By | July 17th, 2013|Healthy Living, News|0 Comments

Why Brown Rice is Not a Health Food

I don’t eat rice very much anymore.  And when I do, it is rarely brown. Last November Consumer Reports published their test results on 223 samples of rice products.  For brown rice lovers everywhere it was disappointing - even shocking – news.  Rice and products made with rice, especially brown rice, have problematic levels of [...]

By | June 27th, 2013|Healthy Eating, News|0 Comments

Diabetes Prevention – A World Diabetes Day Goal

Today is World Diabetes Day.  The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) established November 14th each year as the day to bring attention to this disease that affects more than 366 million people worldwide. Here are the current statistics: In North America and the Caribbean, 1 adult in 10 has diabetes 50% don't even know they have [...]

By | November 14th, 2012|Diabetes Prevention, Healthy Living, Kidney Health, News|0 Comments

Is Aspartame Really That Bad?

In an effort to cut calories and lose weight, millions of women routinely reach for “sugar-free” packaged foods and “diet” sodas.  While avoiding added sugar and high-fructose corn syrup is a good thing, just because a canned drink has a list of zeros down the side does not mean that it is “neutral” or problem [...]

By | November 8th, 2012|Diets, Healthy Eating, News|0 Comments

Red Meat – Deadly or Delicious?

Bad news for red meat:  A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine concludes that red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular and cancer death. Should you remove red meat from your diet? First, let’s review the published information from the study. This study is actually an analysis of [...]

By | November 3rd, 2012|Healthy Eating, News, Nutrition|0 Comments

Invest in Your Health

Andrea Beaman knows the value of investing in your health.  This weekend I was able to see her speak at a health conference on the topic “Health is Wealth.”  If you are not familiar with Andrea, she's the Natural Foods Chef, author, and Top Chef contestant that cured her own thyroid disease – with food.  [...]

By | October 2nd, 2012|Healthy Eating, News|0 Comments

Ollin Farms Chile Festival Goes Beyond Organic

It’s September on the Front Range.  That means cooler evenings, brilliant sunsets and chiles! It’s also Local Food Month in many regions, so I popped in at Ollin Farms Chile Festival for some pepper tasting, chile roasting, music and recipe fun.  The farm stand was loaded with beautiful, jewel toned sweet peppers and hot chiles, [...]

By | September 17th, 2012|Healthy Eating, News, Nutrition, Spices|0 Comments

Working with a Health Coach Works – New Study

If you want to accomplish a difficult goal, it helps to have someone knowledgeable supporting you every step of the way.  I learned the truth of this when I hired my own first coach.  Those one-on-one calls with an objective, non-judgmental woman who cared deeply about my success were life-changing.  She helped me identify and [...]

By | August 6th, 2012|News|2 Comments

Dirty Dozen Plus and Clean 15 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce 2012

You sit down to a lunch of lovely baby spinach salad with strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette.  Yum.  But if the spinach and strawberries are conventionally grown, you may also be consuming highly toxic insecticides.  Not so yum. Want to avoid them?  You can.  You have probably heard of the "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15," the [...]

By | July 18th, 2012|Healthy Eating, News|0 Comments

Don’t Miss HBO’s The Weight of the Nation

What happens when HBO Documentary Films, the Institute of Medicine(IOM,) the CDC, the National Institutes of Health (NIH,) Kaiser Permanente and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation combine their weight for a powerful movement?  The Weight of the Nation – an HBO Documentary Films series and a national campaign to mobilize action to slow, arrest and eventually stop the epidemic that is the leading contributor to half of the top ten causes of death – obesity. […]

By | May 14th, 2012|Healthy Living, News|0 Comments
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