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Evaluation of various milk types. Raw vs Cooked Food. Good Food - Bad Food. Food Benefits. Processed Food vs Real Food: Why Nutrition Science is So Confusing (and what to do about it) Photo by Daniel Gois Recently a reader asked me a simple question that I’m surprised I don’t hear more often, “Why are processed foods so bad?”

Processed Food vs Real Food: Why Nutrition Science is So Confusing (and what to do about it)

She had been having a nutrition debate with her boyfriend. She reads Summer Tomato regularly, but was having trouble describing the health difference between the Real Food I recommend daily and the processed foods I warn against. Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed. By Dr.

Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Dementia Confirmed

Mercola Vitamin D has been shown to improve a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease,1 the latter of which now affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans.2 The latest mortality statistics places Alzheimer’s in the top three killer diseases in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer.3 Vitamin D deficiency is also rampant. Researchers estimate that half of the general population is at risk of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency.

Probiotics

How To Start & End Every Day A Little Bit Healthier. Vegan Macadamia Chocolate Bark This dessert takes around five minutes to prepare and less than 30 minutes to set.

How To Start & End Every Day A Little Bit Healthier

Why Eating Healthy Doesn't Always Result in the Health You Desire. You Can Eat To Make Your Brain Grow – Here Is How You Do It. Food Supplements.

B12

Sulforaphane and quercetin are natural compounds that help improve cellular health. (NaturalNews) Scientists have known for some time that antioxidants including sulforaphane and quercetin are potent substances for protecting cellular health.

Sulforaphane and quercetin are natural compounds that help improve cellular health

Now they have discovered a mechanism by which these substances activate a special protective protein, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of Warwick and published in the journal Antioxidants & Redox Signalling. The findings may lead to the identification or development of new superfoods to help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, the researchers said.

Magnesium

Sodium and Potassium. Food Pairings for Better Nutrition. Food as Medicine: Powerful New Drug is at the End of a Fork. Carbohydrate Considerations (Video - Dr Weil) Vitamin K. Saturated Fats. Calcium. 5 Clues You Are Addicted To Sugar. Paleo Vs. Vegan. Dr. Andrew Weil: When to Ignore Common Sense. Human beings have survived for millennia because most of us make good decisions about our health most of the time.

Dr. Andrew Weil: When to Ignore Common Sense

These decisions are usually based on common sense, defined by the American Heritage dictionary as: "Sound judgment not based on specialized knowledge. " However, common sense can also lead one astray. As an anonymous philosopher noted, "Common sense is the sense that tells you the world is flat. " Sometimes a person can't make a sound judgment without specialized knowledge. 4 ingredients that greedy food manufacturers use to addict you to their products.

Nine foods you should never eat again. Revealing Ingredients. Too Busy To Eat Healthy? 9 Foods To Keep In Your Kitchen. The Power of the Fork – Part Two. In my last blog, I explored how your diet affects not only your personal health but the health of the soil, water, air, and global climate.

The Power of the Fork – Part Two

What we choose to eat determines whether or not we deplete nature’s capital, as well as our human capital, the richness that comes from a healthy, vibrant community. Fossil Fuels and Drugs Hidden in Our Food. How to Sweeten Without Artificial Sweeteners. A Big Fat Mistake. By Jack Challem / June 2011: Reclaim Your Energy!

A Big Fat Mistake

Is it possible — even imaginable — that nearly everyone has been wrong about saturated fat and its connection to heart disease? Brace yourself. Based on a wave of new research, all the dietary admonitions about saturated fat could end up being little more than a huge mistake. Tana Amen: Surprising Secrets of Getting Kids to Eat Healthy. People used to smile -- or even snicker -- when they saw our daughter, Chloe, eat halibut and avocado at age 3.

Tana Amen: Surprising Secrets of Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

At the airport snack bar, strangers would stare when she bypassed a counter full of sugary treats and high-fat foods kids are supposed to crave and reached for a serving of bell peppers and hummus. Often, parents would ask us how we managed to get a strong-willed child to eat the foods that were best for her body and brain, instead of such supposed kid favorites as pizza, Pop-Tarts and juice. The answer is simple: We don't keep junk food in our house and we've taught Chloe, now 9, to make healthy decisions for herself by helping her understand how various foods would affect her body and how she'd feel after eating them. As a result, she's a lot smarter about healthy eating than I was at her age, or even at 20. For example, when I volunteered at her school on Halloween, I was asked to help the students decorate cookies -- with icing! • Avoid being the food police.

10 Health Lies and Myths That Mainstream Nutritionists Spread. Are You Fat Enough? It’s time to change the way you think about fat.

Are You Fat Enough?

For the past 30 years well-meaning diet gurus have preached that eating fat makes you fat. I’m here to tell you that fat, in and of itself, is not what is making you fat. Instead, it’s eating too much of the wrong types of fat. How to Eat Healthy Like a Doctor. As a physician, I'm used to my patients asking, "What would you do if you were me?

How to Eat Healthy Like a Doctor

" Over the past few years, though, they've begun making additional inquiries. "What do you do to stay healthy? Do you eat fat? Sugar? Do you cook? " DIY: Grow Your Own Wheatgrass & Make Awesome Juices! Wheatgrass is an awesome living food. If I listed all its health benefits I'd be way over my word count, but I will point out that it’s packed with over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of potassium, calcium, sodium, calcium, chlorophyll, and magnesium (the most alkaline of minerals).

There are 19 amino acids (the building blocks of protein) in wheatgrass and amazingly, it contains twice the vitamin A as carrots and more Vitamin C than oranges. Are You Eating These 10 Healthiest Foods? Join the American Gut Project! 8 Reasons to Drink Dandelion Root Tea. As we are head into the silly season, it's no secret that many of us will be consuming more alcohol this time of year, which will no doubt put a lot of extra pressure on our liver. Enter dandelion root tea, which is great for detoxing the liver! Plus it has many other great benefits, such as: It improves digestion and aids weight loss.It eases congestion of the liver.It helps to purify the bladder and kidneys.It reduces the risk of urinary tract infections.It contains calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, vitamins B and C.It helps to purify the blood, regulate blood sugar and improves blood circulation.It helps to ease bloating and aching joints.It helps to cure skin conditions.

A 3-Step Plan to Get Rid of Inflammation Naturally. Chronic inflammation is the root cause of many diseases and health issues, everything from heart disease and Alzheimer's, to fibromyalgia and even obesity! You're Missing Alkaline. 10 Food Combinations to Improve Digestion. Cooking Method Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Disease. 8 Reasons Why Aloe is Amazing. 10 Health Benefits of Ginger (Infographic) Dr. Hyman’s Emergency Food Pack. Living Well Gluten Free. Dr Mercola's Improved Nutrition Plan. September 10, 2012 | 156,863 views Share By Dr.

Agave Nectar Issues. Is agave nectar a healthy alternative sweetener or an overhyped sugar syrup? April 2011 The claim: Agave nectar has gotten some positive press for being better for you than sugar and many other sweeteners because it metabolizes more slowly.