Chef Spotlight: Nina Curtis

Chefs are known for creating wonderful dishes that are colorful and flavorful, but healthy? We normally don’t think of colorful and flavorful dishes being healthy. Chef Nina Curtis makes it a point of hitting all three points when she’s in the kitchen. Curtis doesn’t just do this in her home kitchen, she does this in a corporate kitchen.

November is Diabetes Reversal Month

Instead of making November Diabetes Awareness Month, you can try making it Diabetes Reversal Month by taking steps to change your diet and lifestyle.

Benefits of Blueberries for the Brain

My friend Robin D. Everson loves blueberries. She loves them so much she puts them in her daily vegetable salad pictured above. It is a bit of sweet to go with the tart of kale and the other vegetables. This is good for her because along with helping to reduce diabetes and improve arterial function,…

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day is supposed to be a celebration honoring fathers. After all, they are responsible for creating 1/2 of you. But, for some reason, praise is given out by the truckloads to mothers. Not that I have anything against mothers or at least good mothers, but I sometimes wonder why one half of the responsible…

Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer

Researchers showed that those at high risk for colon cancer could reverse the progression of their disease by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spices turmeric and curry powder, cutting down on precancerous lesions, and even pre-precancerous lesions. Are there other high-risk lesions we can try spicing up? How about giving turmeric extracts to…

Turmeric Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer

Carcinogens in grilled and baked chicken may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, while curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, may sometimes help even in advanced stages of the disease. Pancreatic cancer is among the most aggressive forms of human cancer with a very high mortality rate. It represents the fourth leading cause…

How To Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash

How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? Turns out domestic produce may be even worse, dispelling this notion that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater potential health threats to consumers. Buying organic dramatically reduces dietary exposure to pesticides, but does not eliminate the…

Are Organic Foods Safer?

In every major grocery store chain in the United States one can find organic and conventional foods. It is no longer a category exclusively found in health food stores. The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor was concern…

Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?

Today is National Strawberry Day. Isn’t it great that there is a national “holiday” devoted to eating this wonderful berry? Wouldn’t it be great if every day was a fruit and berry holiday? When it comes to eating fruit one might ask, “Are organic foods safer or healthier than conventional alternatives?”

How Not To Die from Heart Disease

Valentine’s Day falls in the month of February – a day we think of love and friendship which is symbolized by a heart. Keeping our heart healthy should be our number one priority. The most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease. It’s still up to each of us to…