The average American consumes more than 4,000 mg of salt each day—nearly twice the recommended safe amount for most people and almost three times the maximum amount people with hypertension should consume. Four grams of salt is the equivalent of about two teaspoons. The American Heart Association recommends consuming less
Many people with chronic gas, bloating, and abdominal pain actually have small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). (Find a full discussion of SIBO symptoms here.)
An increasingly recognized problem, SIBO occurs when bacteria that normally occupy the colon migrate to the small intestine, feast on carbohydrates, and multiply. This causes inflammation in
Have you ever looked at a “sell by” or “best if used by” date on a food container, checked the calendar, and thrown out something because it had “expired”? You’re part of a $165 billion a year problem. About 40% of America’s food gets wasted, much of it because of
Not only can substitution save the day when you lack an ingredient called for in a recipe, but it also enables you to make a recipe better for you. That’s helpful whether you are trying to improve your overall eating pattern or are cooking for a specific health condition.
Claimed to be the second largest eating extravaganza next to Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is infamous for indulgent fare such as pizza, fried hot wings, chips, rich dips, sugary sodas and beer. As with any food-centric celebration, it’s wise to have a game plan of what you’ll eat, especially if
If you’ve got your AARP card but you’re still eating the way you did in your 20s, it’s time for your diet to act your age. While most nutritional guidance is “ageless,” you do need to make some adjustments to fit the changing needs of your aging body. As activity
Flavor Your Plate
If you’d like to add a bit of pizazz to healthy, nutrient-dense whole foods such as vegetables and legumes, be creative and sprinkle on some spices and herbs. These seasonings generally cost only pennies per serving and can help you cut back on the fat, sugar, and salt
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used pervasively in Chinese foods, fast foods, frozen meals, canned soups, and potato chips. Breaking the addiction to low quality foods can help to prevent devastating MSG side effects that include obesity, diabetes, liver damage, and more.
Ferrous sulfate is the most commonly prescribed form of iron supplementation recommended by conventional healthcare providers. However, manynaturopathic physicians will often recommend other forms of supplemental iron…
When a painful headache threatens to disrupt our day, our first instinct often is to take some Tylenol or Advil for relief. But if you suffer from chronic headaches, or if you’re prone to negative reactions to the main ingredients in some of these OTC pain relievers, you might want