We live in stressful times, and all that stress can lead to serious bouts of depression.
Typically, when we're depressed, we turn to quick fixes. A tub of ice cream, a candy bar or a box of chocolates. But these only give us a temporary, artificial high, and we feel even worse when the effects wear off.
Depression is thought to be a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Three chemicals in... Read More
Sugar cravings are the biggest challenge most of us have to face when choosing a healthy, nourishing diet. Even after learning about the negative health impacts of eating sugar, the thought of reducing or eliminating your sugar consumption can seem like an outrageous and impossible feat.
Phasing sugar out of your diet is possible when you use lots of nourishing support and a wide array of natural sugar alternatives. Once the sugar is... Read More
With the end of summer, you probably have an overabundance of zucchini from your garden that you are trying to find recipes for. Or maybe you know someone who is trying to find homes for all of their excess zucchini! You'd be amazed at all the meals you can create with zucchini. Here are just a few ideas.
Stuffed Zucchini 5 medium zucchini 1/4 c. brown rice, uncooked 1/2 c. boiling water 1 small onion,... Read More
Fast food restaurants are great, aren't they? You only need to drive through, throw some money at the people in the window and they happily throw grease, salt, and sugar back at you. We all know fast food joints are necessary evils. Everybody is short on time and they can fill you up without breaking the bank.
While fast food restaurants try to deceive us by offering salads, soups, and meals with clever... Read More
It's no secret that the American meat-heavy diet could use a serious overhaul. We consume nearly one and a half times more meat than most industrialized nations and use more than 50 percent of our water and land to raise livestock. This heavy reliance on animal protein is taking a toll on our health and contributing to a multitude of environmental concerns, including global warming, air and water pollution.
While a... Read More
Here are some affordable meal ideas to help you get dinner on the table each night without too much time or effort.
Casseroles Casseroles are an all-time favorite comfort food and can be inexpensive one-dish meals. Here are two recipes that are crowd and wallet pleasers.
Classic Tuna... Read More
The mighty bean is a high-protein superstar. Just a quarter cup serving of any beans yields the same protein as an ounce of meat. Vegetarians already know how important they are to their diet. Others are just starting to understand the versatility and savings through the use of the economical bean.
Besides protein, there is an abundance of nutritional value in beans. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, they have a high antioxidant... Read More
There are a lot of vegetarians among us, some by circumstance and some by choice. Those who are vegetarians by choice can be divided into two general groups -- those who do not eat meat, poultry or fish, but do consume dairy products as - in theory - the animals are not harmed or killed by the gathering of those products. Vegans, however, use no animal products whatsoever. There are many health benefits to a planned vegetarian diet, as... Read More
When reaching for a quick snack, it's easy to fall victim to temptation and grab a chocolate bar or potato chips. Candy and chips may not be the healthiest choices in the pantry. Though they are ready to eat, delicious, and enough to curb hunger. All on-the-go snacks should have those qualities. They should not, however, be unhealthy. These top 10 snacks are both scrumptious and nutritionally satisfying.
1. Lundberg Brown Rice... Read More
by Jennifer Mae
Summer is grilling season and time to break out the burgers. Plain old hamburgers won't do this summer. So be creative! Surprise your family and friends with a hamburger loaded down with fabulous taste. Look for unique toppings, mix-ins and condiments for your heavenly hamburgers.
Here are some creative ways to grill your family and friends some heavenly... Read More