Healthy (er) Fast Food Eating Guide

Healthy (er) Fast Food Eating Guide

We are a fast food nation – the home cooked meals of the past are sadly becoming history. Over scheduling and modern day stress has led to many people needing a quick meal when they are on the go. That is why on any given day, more than 25 percent of Americans will eat fast food.  Even more alarming is that more money is spent yearly on fast food than higher education – over $110 billion to be exact.  With these statistics being so lofty, the question comes to mind, how do you continue to travel down the natural path to health and still live in our fast food nation? (more…)

The Important Role of Biochemical Individuality in Health

The Important Role of Biochemical Individuality in Health

Biochemical individuality is a really cool sounding term (really cool to people like me:)) that simply means that every’s nutritional needs are different. These unique nutritional needs are based on each person’s genetics, lifestyle, diet and environmental exposure to various stresses. Biochemistry is a complex web of interactions that controls the way your body uses and/or responds to the things you take into your body (food, drink, supplements, medications, pollutants, stresses, etc.) and how that translates into how your body functions. For your body (biochemistry) to function properly, your body requires the right amounts and proportions of nutrients. This amount is dependent on you – the amount of a certain nutrient required by the average person (or another person) may not be the optimal amount you need for proper health (this is one of the reasons the RDA/DRI reported for nutrients is misleading at best – more on that later). (more…)

Store Wars – An Light-Hearted Way to Explain the Difference Between Organic and Conventional Foods

Store Wars – An Light-Hearted Way to Explain the Difference Between Organic and Conventional Foods

“A long time ago, in a supermarket not so far away…”

This is how “The Store Wars” begins; it is a parody that explains the differences between organic and conventionally raised produce that can be a great teaching/learning tool for kids, teenagers and those new to organic foods. (more…)