May 30, 2022

Anti-Inflammatory Foods: the Top 10

Anti-inflammatory . . . a buzz word that is commonly used but what exactly does it mean? Inflammation is a natural response of the body in times of assault or stress. For example, if you cut your hand, you would experience pain, redness, swelling, and irritation to the area. This is inflammation that you can see but this response also happens internally. Inflammation is a function that the body needs but when it affects a person chronically and across many bodily systems, this natural process can cause major problems and lead to disease. Chronically elevated inflammation is associated with cardiovascular […]
February 16, 2021

Apples Could Cut Cancer Risk

Eating apples every day could slash the risk of up to five different types of cancer, according to new research published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. Scientists found those eating at least one a day were much less likely to get lung, bowel, mouth, digestive tract or breast tumors than people who rarely or never eat the popular fruit. A review of over 40 previous studies, by experts at the University of Perugia in Italy, found the biggest benefits were seen in cancer of the stomach and oesophagus, where some data suggested apples nearly halved tumour risk. Apple eaters […]
December 16, 2020

Getting Your Just Desserts Over the Holidays

It’s hard not to indulge during the holidays, especially when we have all endured so much this last year.
February 9, 2016

5 Best Snacks To Get You Through Long Work Shifts

Whether you love them or hate them, one thing is for sure: 12-hour shifts make for a long day or night.
November 5, 2015

A Great Pairing: Pears & Apples

Pears are a fiber super star with 5.5 grams in one medium specimen. Fiber plays an essential role in your digestive, heart, and skin health, and may improve blood sugar control, weight management, and more. People who ate a diet high in white-fleshed fruits like pears or apples also had a 52 percent lower risk of stroke, according to an American Heart Association study, likely due to their fiber and phytochemical content. Pears are also rich in potassium, vitamin C and copper. For a delicious and elegant dessert that contains a number of nutritious ingredients, I use pears in my Pear and […]