Since the 1950s, cholesterol has been demonized for clogging up you arteries, raising blood cholesterol, and being the leading cause of all heart diseases. Because of this, people have been lowering their intake of cholesterol rich foods, and today, cholesterol lowering drugs are a tens of billions of dollar industry. You’ve most likely heard in the past, “Lower your intake of eggs and red meat because they’ll raise your cholesterol!” and you see food labels of “low fat,” “low cholesterol,” “heart healthy” everywhere....more

The Cult of Organics: Is It Worth the Extra Money?

At a playdate with a group of mothers, I once horrified an impossibly hip, young mom by telling her I refused to eat organic food because it was too expensive and that I felt I wouldn't be buying a better product. The look of shock on her face made me wonder if I had suddenly experienced a Janet Jackson-esque wardrobe malfunction. After glancing down to make sure I wasn't flashing anyone (and to check that Justin Timberlake wasn't lurking behind a bush), I tried to calmly explain my position on organic versus conventionally grown food. ...more
m46279 TruffleMedia Well when you know the science is bought, you start to dig and trust the ...more

Reflections on body image

***LENGTHY, WORDY POST WARNING!****"You have focus issues", said The Husband, when I showed him my last blog post. True enough, dude, but give me a minute here - I am just starting to teach myself how to take decent photos....more

Perhaps It's Time To Stop Apologizing For Fat...

How often do you eat a steak, an omelet, or cook with real butter? What kind of milk is in your refrigerator?...more

Why You Should Consider a Vegan Diet for Weight Loss

         As the worry of disease makes the world more health conscious, more and more people are adopting a plant based diet as a means of weight loss and overall health. There are many scientific studies that have been conducted on the subject, and the results are quite promising! The nutritional benefits of a whole foods plant based diet have been studied for their effects on the prevention, treatment and reversal of disease for years now by a number of different scientists and doctors....more

The Politics of Weight

In my meanderings around the Health at Every Size movement, I've learned quite a bit about the intersection of fat and health. The more I've studied, the more clear it's become to me that we're being sold a bill of goods about weight. I've also realized that there's a nifty bit of sociopolitical sleight-of-hand going on.Here's why....more
TheQuirkyDiva Right there with ya! Glad that this area of health is finally starting to get the ...more

5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

After I shared the low-down on the 4 "healthiest" things to drink at the bar, a reader (hi, Laura!) posed a fantastic question in response. Though she's already making the relatively low-sugar, low-calorie choices of "liquor + club soda + lime" when she's out, drinking alcohol "feels like the one 'unhealthy' habit left when eating well and exercising. It feels like two steps forward, one step back!" ...more

Holiday Health Tips: Saving Room For Dessert!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?...more

Nutrition Education: Secure a Job with Real Job Satisfaction

Dissatisfaction is one of the major issues for workers at the moment. Many jobs, including high rewarding ones, are not fulfilling enough for individuals to stay in their jobs for long. This has resulted in a shortening of an employee’s time in any particular position and a rise in employee turnover....more

How are health coaches, dieticians and therapists different?

SourceOkay, so you’re a health coach. But what do you, um, do?...more