Mindful Eating Day

  Thursday (January 28th) is international mindful eating day and you’re invited to join some free online educational events celebrating the joy of eating: The Center for Mindful Eating I will be taking part in the live webinar at noon PST, I hope to see you there! Mindfulness has been getting more and more attention…

Food and Sleep

A small, but well controlled sleep study found that diet has an impact of both the quality of sleep and how long it takes to fall asleep.  Twenty six adults were followed for 5 days at a sleep clinic at Columbia University.  Those who had diets high in fiber and low in saturated fat and…

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Once every five years the U.S. Department of Agriculture issues a guide to improving our nutritional health. The new edition was released earlier this month. One dramatic difference in this edition is a focus on “meal pattern” instead of nutrients or food groups. The guidelines offer three patterns to healthier eating: Vegetarian Mediterranean Healthy American…