Category Archives: Everyday Nutrition

Managing Inflammation with Nutrition

How we eat can either help to manage inflammation or cause inflammation to lead to more health problems.  The foods and nutrients that tend to control inflammation are the ones I want to focus on today.  (For an overview of … Continue reading

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Could Inflammation Be Affecting Our Health?

I’m not a jogger.  But I do run on occasion.  Like when I’m playing with the dog or having fun on the ocean beach with my daughter.  However, lately my knees have decided to rebel, even when I pick up … Continue reading

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People, Bugs and Whole Grains

I was chatting with a friend today.  We were commiserating on our struggles with the extra time and dedication needed when we set our sights on eating high quality whole grains instead of the pasty, white refined grains.  Our dilemma … Continue reading

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Calorie Density Counts

Here’s another conundrum with eating portions that are larger than we need: It’s not only the larger portions but the larger portions of calorie-dense foods that can lead to weight gain. Calorie density is essentially the calories per bite or per … Continue reading

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Big Food

Do you remember when our vehicles had no cup holder?  Well, unless you count the dash.  Now, not only are cup holders standard, to accommodate larger drink sizes, the car manufacturers have increased the size of the cup holder over … Continue reading

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The Back to School Lunch Box

Lunch Box Dilemma Sure, it would be easier to buy all pre-packaged foods for the kids’ lunches.  You could shave off a few minutes in the morning.  You can justify the amount of saturated fat and refined sugar in those … Continue reading

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More Vegetables Less Excuses

Maybe you could use a little nudge in finding a solution to one of these pesky excuses.   My excuse: I don’t have time to prepare vegetables. My solution: Buy the bagged, ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook vegetables.  Bagged salads and baby … Continue reading

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What Does the Hypertension Research Say about Eating Real Food?

My former place of employment was the hub of a very large research trial called Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH).  One of my tasks was to train staff at other research sites around the country to help keep the … Continue reading

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Easy Chicken

  In honor of my sister-in-law who asked me, “What are some easy ways to make chicken?”, I’m dedicating this post.  I’m going to take the liberty of reading a few more details into that seemingly straight forward question.  Such … Continue reading

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Wake Up and Smell the Lemons

The smell of citrus is a waker-upper.  Energizing. I’ve been known to slice a grapefruit for the aroma over the actual eating of the fruit.  Or peel an orange.  Or zest a lemon. Among the 101 uses for lemons, for … Continue reading

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