Lose Sleep and You’ll Lose Your Mind and Health

We've all heard about the importance of sleep to our health and well-being at one point or another. It seems that I have someone pleading for me to get more sleep more than once on a daily basis. Oprah, Arianna, Mom...I hear you. But the science behind sleep is a murky world. As much as …

Thankful Thursday: What I’m Thankful for this Week

These last few weeks have been like a rollercoaster ride. And not one of those smooth rides, where you get on, enjoy a few twists and turns and then get off after a couple of minutes of heart-pounding excitement. It's been more like one of those terrible stories you hear on the news, where people …

The Evolution of American Nutrition?

Check out Ellice’s infographic about the American diet and her thoughts about the upcoming Food Day on October 24th. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

For more information on Food Day and the events available in your area, check out their site at http://www.foodday.org.

Nutrition is greatly lacking in the Standard American Diet (SAD). ” Today’s Western diet or SAD generally refers to a total diet pattern (with multicultural variations) that includes excess consumption of calories from refined carbohydrates, fatty meats, and added fats and that lacks many nutrients found in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. This dietary pattern, which also includes excess sodium intake, has been blamed for contributing to our current staggering levels of overweight and obesity as well as diet-related diseases and conditions such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and heart disease”.  stated David Grotto, RD, LDN and Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN in a study released in 2010.
These facts are why I think October Unprocessed as well as Food Day are so important. What you eat should be based on more than taste, sure junk food tastes good, but if you start to realize the vast implications  of what you choose to put in your mouth and…

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