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


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

21.8% increase in ADHD diagnoses in American kids in just 4 years

A closer review shows this study isn't saying the LAST four years, but rather from 2003 to 2007. That actually makes me worried, because I fear the 2007 to 2011 results will be even worse. And why not? After all, kids eat more sugar, food dye and processed foods than ever before, play more video games, watch more TV and play outside less. Not to mention, we're all often skeptical of trying new approaches to ADHD (and other things) because we've been burned by snake oil salesmen in the past and don't want to part with our money unless we're going to see results....more

Relieving Stress with Nutrition and Fitness

Stress in a person's life can be caused by many things, whether it be a good situation such as a job promotion, a move to a new home or a bad situation such as a relationship break-up or loss of loved one. No matter what the cause is, your body can help you cope with stress a lot better through nutrition and exercise....more

New study shows beet juice may keep your brain sharp and ward off dementia!

I just bought a can of beets yesterday at the grocery store and this new study has convinced me to eat them tonight!...more

What’s for dinner? Mmm, Mmmm, good.

I often find myself wondering what to make for dinner. As a stay at home mom, I find myself feeling as if a home cooked meal is a necessity and part of what I term, my job description. I’m often times scouring the freezer and pantry to find the easiest thing – while also being nutritious for my girls....more

Vegetarians at early risk of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health/Vege... For the record, as someone who was raised vegetarian, I don't necessarily agree with this piece for several reasons: 1. Depending how technical you get, some vegetarians do drink milk (lacto-vegetarian) or eat eggs (ovo-vegetarian) or both (ovo-lacto vegetarian). 2....more