Now more than ever we need to activate our defense mechanisms to protect ourselves from ever so spreading novel coronavirus COVID-19, not to mention all other viruses and infections around us. And I don’t mean masks, gloves and other pieces of PPE, I mean our internal mechanism to ward off pathogens – the immune system.… Continue reading Foods That Help Strengthen Our Immune System
Health and wellbeing of growing children depends on many factors, one of them being nutrition. While children need the same nutrients as adults – vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fat, the amounts of them differ depending on child’s age. In the environment we currently live in dietary center stage is often reserved for convenient, quick… Continue reading Healthy Foods for Healthy Children
New mothers have a few objectives to meet when it comes to their health, and that of their babies: recover from childbirth, keep themselves well-nourished and healthy, keep their babies well-nourished and healthy, and get back in pre-pregnancy shape. That’s quite a to-do list! And if they are breastfeeding, their own nutritional status may be… Continue reading Nutritious Foods for New Moms
Naturally most of us have a heightened preference for sweet taste – it’s in our genetic makeup, it ensures survival and it’s the first taste we are exposed to when we are born, through our mothers’ milk. However, some people would argue that they are indeed addicted to sugar since their desire for sweets is… Continue reading Is Sugar Addiction Real?
“Superfood” is a buzz word now. Superfoods are the powerhouses of nutrition, packing the most nutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals and other healthful elements, all summarized as nutritional density of food. If food’s nutritional density outweighs its energy density (calories), simply put – if food has a lot of nutrients and is low in calories – add… Continue reading Nutritious “Underdogs”
I've always been drawn to authentic people - the ones with solid confidence, clearly defined views and opinions, knowing what they want, with a vision and plan of action, yet soft, caring, understanding and accepting of others, without the need to convert me into their believes. While having such an attraction to such people I… Continue reading My Authenticity, Redefined
I'm not kidding. I can write you one, if there's nowhere else to get it from. I filled mine to last me a lifetime, with daily intake of at least 1 ounce, and more upon need, once or twice a day. My personal preference is for dark chocolate, 70-80% cocoa, rich and smooth, silky and… Continue reading Prescription for chocolate
Holiday season is something we look forward to, enjoy, and sometimes - fear. Why? Some fear gaining weight due to the abundance of yummy foods, treats and drinks. Even though, according to statistics, the weight gain in insignificant between Thanksgiving and New Year (about 1 pound), the issue is that it will most likely stay… Continue reading Healthy Swaps for your Favorite Holiday Recipes
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