Are You and Your Family Getting Enough Vitamin D and Calcium?

How much vitamin D do we need?  A recent report calls for a small increase in the daily recommendations of vitamin D, but does not go as far to recommend the much higher levels thought to possibly prevent chronic illness (such as cancer and diabetes).  The US-Canadian report from the Institute of Medicine reviewed nearly 1,000 published studies along with testimonies from scientists and other experts. It concluded that there is not strong enough evidence (at least at this time) that vitamin D can prevent chronic illness. ...more

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Will You Be Trying To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Year?

Is it possible to eat healthy during the holidays?  Do you really want to? For me, the answer is yes and no. Yes, I know it's possible to continue to eat healthy during the holidays.  But no, I really don't want to.  So instead, I'll try to find a happy medium. ...more

For me, sticking with whole (real) food helps me to not overeat during the holidays. I try to ...more

Don't Let the Size Fool You

Is it possible that as a society we can't tell the difference between a small and a large soda?  Or a small and a large order of fries?  And could our lack of serving size comprehension be giving way to guiltless gluttony?  Well, a new study suggests that size labels are tricking us into consuming more fat and sugar. ...more

The men's section! That's where my old jeans are hiding! Thank you thank you thank ...more

Preschooler's Diet

like most moms of preschoolers, I have this constant niggling doubts about whether my son is eating enough? is he getting adequate nutrition? To my eyes he seems to be growing thinner and thinner, although his Docs assure me he is fine and that its just a phaseAlso, how do you coax a child who refuses to eat, Do you reward him for eating or threaten him with consequences? Do you divert him with TV  so you can feed him on the sly without him even noticing it? Do you force food into his mouth along with a barrage of  criticism about what a bad boy he is for not eating?...more

6 things you can do to (possibly) prevent Alzheimer's

Unlike other diseases and ailments, Alzheimer's has long been thought to be an inevitable - and uncontrollable - ending for those who have the early symptoms or the predisposition to it....more

6 things you can do to (possibly) prevent Alzheimer's

Unlike other diseases and ailments, Alzheimer's has long been thought to be an inevitable - and uncontrollable - ending for those who have the early symptoms or the predisposition to it....more

Food at the Center

As Americans, we think of food as something that should fill our belly and please our mouth. Sure, food should do both these things, but it seems like we underestimate the importance of nutrition. Food should also provide vitamins and nutrients – nourishment....more

FAT-SOLUABLE VITAMINS

There are four fat-soluable vitamins and they are: Vitamin A (Beta Carotene or Retinol), Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.These vitamins are soluable in fat and are stored in the body. For this reason, an excessive amount of these vitamins can be toxic.Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene or Retinol)...more

Jamie Oliver and Taking A Stand for Healthy Lunches

Later on that evening Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution was on TV. Now -- you may say that Jamie Oliver is a bit crazy; who does this guy think he is, coming over to America and telling people how to eat? Why does he care? Why should anyone listen to him, anyway? Does it really matter that 31 million children participate in the USDA’s school lunch program and 11 million in the breakfast program? Or that many of those kids are consuming up to half of their daily calories at school? He kicked the leg of the desk noisily as I squatted down to look him in the eye. ...more
@theoutcast I'm not sure if the fact that he is male makes a difference. I think more that he ...more

Water- Soluable Vitamins

There are nine water-soluable vitamins, eight of which are B-Vitamins. They are: Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B-2 (Ribolflavin), Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Folacin, Vitamin B-12, Pantothenic Acid and Biotin....more