Food Mood and Thanksgiving (#84)

2019-06-28T14:41:16-05:00

  As fate would have it, Thanksgiving this year (2017) overlaps with my dear colleague Kiran Ram’s amazing Food and Mood Project. So I decided to do a show and write a blog on food and mood. A History of Thanksgiving: The very 1st Thanksgiving Day occurred in the year 1621. It was a three-day festival held by pilgrims celebrating their blessings of the harvest. They invited Indians. Indians donated five deer, so venison was on the dinner table menu, and there wasn’t any turkey. There were also no pumpkin pies or potatoes as they hadn’t yet been introduced into the [...]

Food Mood and Thanksgiving (#84)2019-06-28T14:41:16-05:00

Food Rules Mood

2019-06-28T14:41:16-05:00

Food is a necessity of life. It keeps us alive. It sustains us. It’s pleasure you can receive without the muss and fuss of another human. But food also has some shadowy slopes. In fact food can sometimes be downright dangerous. Food can create a filter—good or bad—through which you perceive your world. Your choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even your portion sizes, can make or break your mood. For example, your menu choices and amounts can contribute to calm and contentment or to anxiety and debilitating depression. Food is powerful. Appreciation of the relationship between food and mood [...]

Food Rules Mood2019-06-28T14:41:16-05:00

A web of evidence for a vicious circle of fat. 15 Sophisticated & Effective Steps to Break this Cycle.

2019-04-03T10:02:37-05:00

Life often manifests as circles. One thing leading to another. Who would have thought that there might be a circle surrounding mindfulness, brain size, appetite regulation, and belly fat? But there is. Let me present a web of scientific evidence that shows that “mindfulness” plays a significant role in being able to control the portion size of what you choose to eat. More mindfulness, less belly fat. The opposite also holds true. More fat, less mindfulness (not in all, but in many). The bigger the belly fat, the smaller the brain volume (even in children); less mindful awareness, due to the [...]

A web of evidence for a vicious circle of fat. 15 Sophisticated & Effective Steps to Break this Cycle.2019-04-03T10:02:37-05:00

Melt In Your Mouth Pumpkin Pudding (sugar free, dairy free, GF, & taste FULL)

2019-02-04T11:43:28-06:00

Melt in Your Mouth Delicious Dairy Free Pumpkin Pudding Recipe Ingredients: Can of organic pumpkin pulp Organic unsweetened flax milk or any other milk alternative you want to use Cup of raw cashews Cup of raw macadamia nuts Dash of salt (optional) 3 level Tbsp. of Stevia or 4 dates (use as much as tastes good to you) To-dos: Empty pumpkin from can or box into Vita Mix along with nuts, salt and stevia. Add enough flax seed milk to cover approximately ¼ inch over the contents. Blend to adequately grind all nuts but try not to over blend. Comes out [...]

Melt In Your Mouth Pumpkin Pudding (sugar free, dairy free, GF, & taste FULL)2019-02-04T11:43:28-06:00

Dr. Liz Lipski – More On Getting Un-Confused with Food (#76)

2019-07-30T08:03:00-05:00

    Dr. Liz Lipski’s entire career has been focused on food. Dr. Lipski is a Professor and the Director of the Academic Development graduate nutrition programs at Maryland University’s Integrative Health. She holds a PhD in Clinical Nutrition with a specialization in Integrative Medicine. She teaches for the prestigious Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program and for medical physician certification programs for A4M. Liz also sits on the boards for Certified International Health Coaches. So Liz trains all kinds of professionals on the ins and outs of what is healthy eating and everything surrounding nourishment. On this [...]

Dr. Liz Lipski – More On Getting Un-Confused with Food (#76)2019-07-30T08:03:00-05:00

Get Un-Confused About Food with Dr. Robin Miller (#75)

2019-07-30T08:03:30-05:00

Dr. Robin Miller is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and also trained with Dr. Andrew Weil as an Integrative Medicine Fellow at the University of Arizona. She is currently Medical Director of Triune Integrative Medicine, an integrative medicine clinic in Medford, Oregon. Miller blogs regularly for Sharecare.com, an interactive health and wellness website founded in conjunction with Dr. Mehmet Oz, where she serves as Executive Advisory Board member. Robin is also a medical reporter and regular correspondent for KOBI-5, the NBC affiliate in Southern Oregon as well as a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show. As Americans scramble to jump [...]

Get Un-Confused About Food with Dr. Robin Miller (#75)2019-07-30T08:03:30-05:00

7 Reasons Nature Wants You To Eat Color-Coordinated Blue Foods

2019-01-17T20:52:14-06:00

“I wuv you cried the little blue man.” These were words of a song by Betty Johnson many years ago. Blue in that song meant sad, but blue in foods means the opposite. It means nature is happy and focused on protecting you. What are blue foods? These are foods high in pigments called anthocyanins, members of the flavonoid family. These pigments give foods their blue, purple, or red colors. They can be in many fruits (like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries), in flowers (like violets) and in leafy veggies (like purple kale and red cabbage). Consuming foods rich in anthocyanins is [...]

7 Reasons Nature Wants You To Eat Color-Coordinated Blue Foods2019-01-17T20:52:14-06:00

What’s in your chicken? How non-organic chicken contributes to hormonal issues like polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast cancer and more!

2019-02-05T13:14:26-06:00

What’s in your chicken? How non-organic chicken is contributing to hormonal issues like polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast cancer and more. So you’re trying to eat less red meat, and in doing so you are eating more chicken. You eat out often, so you order salads with chicken, or chicken and veggies, and you think that you’re doing good things for your body and health. You may get lunch several times a week at Whole Foods. You assume the chicken at the salad bar is completely healthy, because, hey, it’s Whole Foods! Think again! You are what you eat. Chickens are what [...]

What’s in your chicken? How non-organic chicken contributes to hormonal issues like polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast cancer and more!2019-02-05T13:14:26-06:00

9 Ways Walnuts Gift You Health and A New Way They Act Like A Probiotic! Plus 2 Cool Walnut Recipes

2018-07-20T13:20:07-05:00

Munching on walnuts makes your microbiome think you just popped some expensive probiotics! We knew walnuts were a super food, but wow! 9 Ways Walnuts are Healthy Walnuts are high in healthy fat. Walnuts are the highest food in melatonin; it gets into your bloodstream. Walnuts are high in gut wall healing compounds. Walnuts are high in antioxidants. Eating walnuts boosts healthy gut flora, as if you were consuming probiotics, so it's like an enjoyable “food probiotic.” Walnuts are healthy for your brain. Walnuts are healthy for your heart. Walnuts are healthy for your breasts. And now, walnuts are healthy for [...]

9 Ways Walnuts Gift You Health and A New Way They Act Like A Probiotic! Plus 2 Cool Walnut Recipes2018-07-20T13:20:07-05:00

To artificially sweeten or not to sweeten, that is the question! Learn 7 benefits of stevia (and a few pitfalls!)

2019-04-03T10:04:17-05:00

TV ads have taught today’s youth that diet colas make us dance, prance, and smile as we get the pretty girl or handsome guy. We even are taught to imagine we can slurp the artificially sweet stuff and keep our waistlines thin and trim. Many today are addicted to the bubbly strong sweet taste and think they’re doing themselves a favor since they aren’t drinking sugar-filled sodas. What’s the big deal? A lot! Since the use of artificial sweeteners, from sucralose to aspartame, has been increasing, a group of researchers wanted to see how safe these types of alternative sugars were. [...]

To artificially sweeten or not to sweeten, that is the question! Learn 7 benefits of stevia (and a few pitfalls!)2019-04-03T10:04:17-05:00

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