How to get your husband/kids to eat greens without really trying

I've been searching for more recipes that are really tasty, highly nutritious and easy to make.  I stumbled upon  a chocolate smoothie from Dr. Fuhrman's book, "Eat for Health".  It sounded pretty good and figured I'd like it.  What I didn't expect was my husband to not only like it but request it the very next night for a dessert.  Chocolate Smoothie (2 servings)5 oz organic baby spinach ( I use frozen, but it doesn't matter.)2 c frozen blueberries1/2 c soy milk (or milk of your choice)1 medium banana...more

Inspiring with Food

We all go through phases with our children's diets. (Heck, I go through phases in my own diet as my tastes change throughout the month. So what can I expect?) But kids are notorious for being "picky," "difficult" and "plain." And truth be told, my kids have thus far been truly amazing little eaters. My first has very openly tasted foods most of her life, leaning towards a less-interested stage when she hit four years of age, but nonetheless, discovering for herself what she truly enjoys and absolutely detests. ...more

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Too much fatty food might hurt the brain cells that control body weight

Talk about an endless cycle! Brain researchers believe that obese people who eat a diet high in fat (I assume BAD fats) likely have injured the neurons (nerve cells in the brain) that control body weight. The theory might explain why it's hard for obese people to not only lose weight, but also maintain the weight loss. ...more

On The Path To "Real Food"

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How food choices affect the body

Everyone knows that they should eat healthy foods, but do they understand why?...more

How to Make Sunshine

Today we rose to a sun that was trying it's darndest to burn through the mist that shrouds the redwoods. It'd peek through momentarily, lighting up the whole living room, and within minutes hide again beyond the mist....more

You have a way with words! I felt I was there...Thank you for the sunshine. in ...more

How To Treat Insomnia Naturally

We’ve all been there. You go to bed right on time, knowing the alarm will jar you awake 8 hours later. You’ve got a big presentation in the morning. Or your grad school interview is the next day. Or you just know the baby will be waking you soon. So it’s critical that you fall asleep - now....more

Fava Greens and Fava Beans

Sometimes I feel so incredibly small. Swallowed by the sea of information I attempt to swim in each day. The internet does that to me sometimes. Makes me feel even tinier in scope of the big picture....more

Jeanine, you're like me when it comes to having many interests. I can't do everything I'd like ...more

Staying Healthy on Your Lunch Break

Summer time is definitely busy! All the stress of the season can leave you choosing unhealthy options, especially at work. You're probably tired and stressed come break time, so you're more likely to satisfy some unhealthy craving to calm your stress levels. However, if you follow these easy 5 tips, you're sure to be reaching for the healthier option during your work break--keeping you staying fit, fresh, and stress-free! ...more

5 Reasons This Diet Is Not a 4-Letter Word

The word “diet” often inspires a chorus of whining, at least amongst my friends. But there are some approaches to eating that really do do a body good....more