Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Many people are aware of the conventional way foods are grown, and so have made the choice to eat [primarily] organically grown food.  I was recently asked to give a talk about organic foods to a small group of people who are interested in eating healthier and curious to know the benefits of eating organic. I…

The Importance of Fiber

Fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet. Consuming whole foods: legumes, whole grains, fruits and vegetables is necessary in order for us to meet our daily needs. In our society, it is common for people to neglect eating fiber-rich foods. I had a conversation with a couple of women at the Health Expo last weekend. They…

What’s In Season? Fiddleheads!

In our Northeast region–fiddlehead ferns are now in season. They are harvested from our local area, and brought into the health food store every year along with other spring crops. Because of their appearance, and quite frankly–they are ferns, I shied away from using these curly little plants in my recipes. But this year, after seeing them around every spring,…

Is Soy Bad For You?

A Vegan Doctor Addresses Soy Myths and Misinformation By Holly Wilson MD | January 14, 2014 | Categories: Health and Nutrition  Soy has long been recognized as a nutrient-dense food and as an excellent source of protein by respected dietitians and clinical nutritionists. The soybean contains all of the essential amino acids, as well as an impressive list of micronutrients…

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health…

Food Is Our Medicine

It is essential for us to have a basic understanding of our physical make-up. This is highly relevant knowledge that will help us know how to better take care of ourselves. When I became a licensed massage therapist I had to study anatomy and physiology, myology, pathology, neurology, kinesiology, and many other medical sciences. I…