Coconut Oil – Healthy or Hype?

June 26, 2017  By: Chef Tse Coconut oil has long been hailed by people in the culinary industry as a great alternative to traditional fats. Unlike most oils, coconut oil is solid at room temperature – think nature’s version of Crisco. I use it in anything from stir fries to baked goods. But like all fats,[…]

10 Foods to Improve Your Acid Reflux

March 21, 2017  By: Providence Health Team Do you have a burning feeling? If you frequently experience heartburn or discomfort in the abdomen or chest after eating, you may have acid reflux. Don’t worry; you are not alone. A recent study suggests that 60 percent of the population experience acid reflux at some point. About 20 to 30[…]

Popcorn: Is It A Good Snack

POPCORN HAS the crunchy, salty appeal of chips or pretzels, but you can have 3 cups of the air-popped snack for slightly fewer calories than you’ll find in one sourdough pretzel. Perhaps that explains the huge increase in demand for bagged pop­corn. According to market research firm Mintel, 54 percent of Americans surveyed in 2016[…]

Vitamin K – A Layman’s Guide to Blood Sugar Levels

What do you know about blood sugar levels? Depending on your experience, you may associate them with kids who have had way too much candy and are frantically running around the house. Or, if you suffer from diabetes, you probably think of regularly jabbing yourself with a needle to make sure you don’t need to[…]

Elemental Diets

According to the dictionary definition, hypoallergenic is designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances. However, there are currently no Federal standards or definitions that govern the use of the term “hypoallergenic.” For a product to maintain hypoallergenicity, ingredients derived from potentially[…]

How Diabetes Affects Various Parts Of The Body

  Photo via Pixabay by Geralt Diabetes affects an estimated 29 million people in the United States, and although the disease can be caused by many factors and can come in different forms, the symptoms are usually very similar. Some people are diagnosed with it at a very early age; this is usually called Type 1[…]

Seasonal Eating: Your Guide To November Produce

Why eat seasonal produce? First and foremost, it’s friendly on your wallet: because your food isn’t traveling in from far off places, the cost is cut down significantly. You also have the opportunity to buy from local farmers, who desperately need support in this age of Big Agriculture. Finally, seasonal produce simply tastes better! Seasonal[…]