Pass the Potassium, Please.

High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for disease development, especially of the heart and kidney. We have long known that populations who consume high amounts of sodium have higher blood pressures. Clinical studies indicate that lowering sodium intake in people who eat diets high in sodium and have high blood pressure helps reduce…

Creating Your Foodway

If you want to improve your health, don’t “go on a diet”. Don’t adopt the latest celebrity endorsed method of restricting your food intake. Instead think about how you can create a philosophy of eating that nourishes your body, your mind, and your spirit. This way of eating should: give you energy instead of leaving…

Are Breakfast Cereals Healthy?

Long a cornerstone of the quick and “healthy” American breakfast, cereals overtook the home cooked meal at American’s tables many decades ago.  But the tide is turning on the idea that this is a healthy way to start the day. Recent research points us towards processed grains as a main culprit in our poor dietary health.   Why…

The Impact of a High Fat Meal

You know that uncomfortably full feeling you get after eating a large meal? Especially if that meal is very rich like pizza or a cheeseburger and fries? While this feeling and the fatigue that often accompanies it is temporary, large quantities of unhealthy food may cause lasting damage to your organs. A recent study published…