Converting Food to Energy
Learning How Metabolism Works
Metabolism is the process by which the foods and drinks we consume are converted into energy. We may not notice the cellular mechanisms that transform fat and glucose into the oomph in our step, but when they start to wane, we definitely know...Tags: June 2023 Conscious EatingRead 117 times Read more...
Taking Control of Our Hormones
Nutritional Tips to Support the Delicate Balance
Think of hormones as the body’s messengers, sending signals that affect a host of functions. Produced by the pancreas, thyroid and other endocrine glands and organs, hormones drive our metabolism, impact mood, regulate blood pressure, manage...Tags: May 2023 Conscious EatingRead 219 times Read more...
Tips to Shrink Your Foodprint
Knowing which foods have the least environmental impact is not always easy. Organic blueberries are considered Earth-protective because...
Loving Our Kidneys
Edible Allies, Integrative Treatments and Lifestyle Tips
Our kidneys are prodigious multitaskers. Through the production of urine, they filter toxins, excrete waste and balance bodily fluids. They also produce...Tags: March 2023 Conscious EatingRead 729 times Read more...
Nourish the Heart
Foods that Promote Cardiac Healing
The right food choices don’t just prevent heart disease and help shrink artery plaque, they also nourish and heal the heart. For a healthy ticker, enjoy these five food groups every day...
Cooling the Fire Within
Healthy Eating Tips to Ease Chronic Inflammation
Putting more thought into what we eat and why may be among the most important factors in determining how long we live. Researchers in Norway recently compared the long-term effects of a typical Western diet to an optimal one, and their findings can...Tags: January 2023 Conscious EatingRead 769 times Read more...
Put a Healthier Twist on Favorite Recipes
When hosting a holiday brunch, it may be tempting to serve breakfast and lunch classics like quiche, eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros, but many of these dishes can be full of hidden calories, unhealthy fats and too much sodium. With a few easy...
The Gut-Brain Connection
How Food Affects Our Mood
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” but the connection is more than just physical because food impacts our mood, too. During the last decade, there have been an increasing number of studies exploring what’s called the...
Versatile Leaf-to-Root Eats
Versatile, nutritious, colorful and flavorful, beets are quite the package deal. This easy-to-grow, multi-season vegetable is packed with nutrition and plays well with other ingredients. Beets can be...Tags: October 2022 Conscious EatingRead 1135 times Read more...
Food Dehydration Made Easy
Best Ways to Preserve the Harvest
Drying food is the oldest known method of food preservation. Middle and Far Eastern cultures have used the sun and wind to dry foods since 12,000 B.C., according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP). Today, the easy availability of...
Superfood of the Sea
The perfect food may not be underfoot, but rather, underwater. It’s delicious, fast-growing, nutritionally dense, sustainably produced, locally available from coast to coast and comes in nature’s own sturdy...Tags: August 2022 Conscious EatingRead 1186 times Read more...
Cool Treats for Hot Days
DIY Recipes Even Kids Can Make
Many of us have fond childhood memories of cool confections from the neighborhood ice cream truck on sultry summer days. By creating homemade, hot-weather treats with our kids, we get to...Tags: August 2022 Conscious EatingRead 1079 times Read more...