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Eating for Health

How to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Thirty years ago, virtually all diabetes in young individuals was thought to be autoimmune Type 1 diabetes, but since the mid-90s we started to see an increase in Type 2 diabetes among youth, particul…

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Vitamin Deficiency Linked to Weight Gain and Obesity

There is more reason than ever now to eat a nutritionally-balanced diet. According to research from scientists at the University of Queensland presented in the Journal of Nutrition, certain vitamin de…

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Which Seed is Better: Chia or Flax?

We hear a lot about the benefits of eating seeds. But when it comes to the goodness of chia seeds vs. flax seeds, do you know the differences? I'm learning, and here's what I've discovered. What th…

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A Heart-Healthy Reason to Eat More Cocoa

Here's some happy news: Chocolate, specifically cocoa, is good for us! A new study published in Heart, a peer-reviewed journal for health professionals working in cardiology, reports that chocolate…

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How I Got Rid of Menopause Symptoms Entirely

A year ago, I set a goal of losing 25 pounds in three months time.  To be honest, my ego made that goal. I had some important professional engagements in the fall that would be videotaped. I didn't wa…

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Nuts, Mexican Spices and Plenty of Chocolate

The rich, caramel-like sweetness of dates is the perfect foil for a crunchy nut blend spiked with cinnamon and ginger. Not enough for you? We've raised the stakes by dipping each stuffed date in a thi…

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How to Keep Prediabetes From Turning Into Diabetes

In just one decade, the number of people with diabetes has more than doubled. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, by 2050, one out of every three of us may have diabetes. Wh…

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8 Homemade Alternatives to Soda

Soft drinks are the beverage choice for millions of Americans, but these sugar-loaded drink bombs increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Sticking to w…

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Rice and Lentil Pancakes: A Light South Indian Breakfast

This is a hot favorite from South India, a place where rice and lentils play a starring role in a staggering variety of pancakes and dumplings. Typically, the thickish pancake called, Uthappam (pronou…

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What is Intermittent Fasting?

A phenomenon called intermittent fasting is currently one of the world’s most popular health and fitness trends. It involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating. Many studies show that this…

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