Eating with the enemy: Vegetable oil

Folks, I’ll say it again, it isn’t the saturated fat or cholesterol in your diet that is ruining your cardiovascular health or your waistline, it is the vegetable oil and sugar. It isn’t fat that’s bad, it’s the type of fat and how that fat is extracted. Together with sugar, it’s a one-two punch that’sContinue reading “Eating with the enemy: Vegetable oil”

You (yes you!) can eliminate processed food from your diet.

Today I was reading an exhaustive list of questions to ask and things to look out for when reading labels in a grocery store. I like to look through things like this because I’m interested in the different ways my colleagues educate people about what is in their food.  This list was well-written by aContinue reading “You (yes you!) can eliminate processed food from your diet.”

How Food Affects Your Mood

Food is a big deal. It affects everything. We all know that what we eat becomes literally what we are physically, but did you know that food is a major player in who we are mentally? Ninety percent of our serotonin is made in the gut. If the gut is damaged, inflamed, or compromised anxietyContinue reading “How Food Affects Your Mood”

Why is nutrition so confusing?

The easy answer to this question is that everyone is different. Each person is biologically different from another person. True, we are all human with generally the same nutritional needs, but each of us has different requirements for how we get those nutrients and how much of each is necessary for abundant health. The InstituteContinue reading “Why is nutrition so confusing?”