What are calories? We usually talk about calories with regards to weight management. Calories in access of one's energy needs are blamed for weight gain, while calorie reduction is believed to promote weight loss. Calories are units of energy. In nutrition, calories refer to the energy we get from foods and beverages we consume, and… Continue reading Do Calories Matter?
These days the human kind knows so much about physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology and medicine than ever before in our history. In terms of technology use in medicine - so many diseases can now be detected sometimes before any symptoms arise. There are treatments, medications and vaccinations to ailments that were deemed deadly in… Continue reading Treat Your Body as a Temple
Soy is one of the most controversial foods out there. For thousands of years it's been the center table food in Asia, and has been since losing its popularity due to unfounded health concerns that soy products allegedly promote - like breast and prostate cancer, its contribution to males' low sperm count and breast tissue… Continue reading In Defense of Soy
I often hear that eating healthy is expensive. It could be, but it doesn't have to be. Just like buying clothes could be expensive, or grooming, school supplies, home improvement, traveling, you name it. Once you move "Healthy Eating" in your "priorities bin", you can research, investigate and plan to fit healthy eating into your… Continue reading Eating Healthy on a Budget
While the headline sounds familiar and somewhat overused, I am not going to write about specific foods, rather some food and eating concepts. My purpose is to bring awareness about some of our eating habits and food choices that do not support our health and wellbeing. Making your own meals: Preparing your own meals puts… Continue reading “Eat This, Not That”
What's the degree of organization we need to possess in order to achieve goals? Or is it all in organization?! What if the secret is in creating and applying structure to your time and activities, without having to keep EVERYTHING under control?! As a "recovering perfectionist" (yep, I do believe we must ditch this quality… Continue reading Structure your Time to Achieve Wellness Goals
Have you wondered, wandering through lengthy aisles of colorful bottles of supplements with some hard to even pronounce names - whether you should be taking any? It depends. When it comes to pretty much anything we put into or onto our bodies - one size does not fit all. We all have unique genetic, physiologic… Continue reading Do We Need Supplements?
This traditional Russian delight is packed with flavor, protein and my childhood memories 🙂 Farmer Cheese is similar to cottage cheese, though higher in protein, lower in carbs (hardly any carbs!), it has tangy flavor - similar to greek yogurt and the consistency of ricotta cheese. Here's the recipe (6 servings): 2 lbs Farmer Cheese… Continue reading Farmer Cheesecake (Healthy-ish Style)
When our kids get sick, we tend to blame their classmates, the season or occasional wind draft. However research shows that many reoccurring conditions are caused by food allergies, sensitivities or intolerances. While food allergies are defined as immune reaction with histamine and IgE antibodies release in response to a particular food and can be… Continue reading Ear Infection or Allergy? Food May Cause Many Ailments in Children
I already wrote about far reaching benefits of exercise beyond just weight-loss or maintenance in my previous post. Now I'd like to make some suggestion as to how to actually start working out - we are moving from theory to practical application. The truth about exercise Some people cringe at the idea of exercise -… Continue reading How to Start Exercising