Category: Nutrition

Living to 100 and Loving It!
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Living to 100 and Loving It!

Living to a ripe old age has always been a goal of mine. For that reason, any news story about someone that has lived to a hundred or beyond gets my attention immediately. I love to see what they did to keep themselves healthy. Infrequently, someone says something surprising like that they drank and smoke […]

Gluten Free Diet: Feeling Better Yet?
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Gluten Free Diet: Feeling Better Yet?

Two years ago we found out that my now 3 year old son had a gluten allergy. It all started when he was diagnosed with eczema when he was 9 months old. For those of you who don’t know, eczema is an inflammation of the outer layer of the skin that causes the skin to […]

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How to Fight Natural Hunger Urges

Wrapping our heads around dieting and nutrition can be difficult. In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to focus on one set path to take with so many different types of dieting programs, products, and services out there. But in order to succeed at losing weight and keeping a healthy body you need to […]

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The Ancient Food Pyramid and the Modern MyPlate Age

Most of us know of nothing other than the food pyramid when conjuring up images depicting a proper diet. But the truth is that the classic food pyramid wasn’t implemented until 1992 by the United States Department of Agriculture. Until then, the government issued healthy eating advice using an array of informational methods, mostly imagery […]

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3 Foods that are Great for Your Waistline and Oral Health

Incorporating low-calorie, high nutrient foods into your diet is one of the best ways to lose weight and to maintain your current weight. Maintaining a trim waistline is obviously an important part of a healthy lifestyle; however, so is often overlooked oral care. To promote the health of our bodies, we need to eat for […]

BHTV #25 – Speed Up That Metabolism!
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BHTV #25 – Speed Up That Metabolism!

Today’s show was inspired by one of my twitter followers, Pratik Patel, otherwise known as ppatel on twitter.  He wanted to know how to speed up his metabolism. Like Pratik, many people would love to kick their metabolisms into high gear, but some think it’s a losing battle.  They feel like their metabolisms are working […]

Holiday at the Office: Fight the Feeding Frenzy!
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Holiday at the Office: Fight the Feeding Frenzy!

Pamela was not looking forward to heading back to the office after Thanksgiving.  It wasn’t the work or the coworkers.  She loved them.  It was the 10 pounds that she was convinced she gained last year from eating the holiday treats at the office.  She had always had problems with sweets and her weight.  This […]

BHTV #24 – Traveling, Eating & Staying Healthy
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BHTV #24 – Traveling, Eating & Staying Healthy

Going on vacation is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  For some, it’s a time to escape from the stress of work and home life and relax.  For others, it’s a time to explore new places and experience different cultures and cuisines.  Whichever type of vacation you prefer, it is only enjoyable if you’re healthy. Getting […]

BHTV #23 – Being Healthy While Eating Out
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BHTV #23 – Being Healthy While Eating Out

Dining out is fun, but choosing the right foods can be challenging for people trying to eat healthy.  While most people can make nutritious choices when eating at home, they often let healthy eating habits slide when eating out and order items that are high in fat, calories, sodium and cholesterol.  And it doesn’t help […]

What's It Going To Be? Tap or Bottled Water?
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What’s It Going To Be? Tap or Bottled Water?

“Would you like bottled water or tap water, sir?” the waiter asked. “Bottled would be great,” James answered.  Frankly, he was surprised there would be any question about which he would choose.  Everyone knew that tap water was poison, didn’t they?  “Do you have Evian?” “Of course, sir. I’ll bring that right out.” The waiter […]

BHTV #22 – Olive Oil
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BHTV #22 – Olive Oil

When people think of olive oil, they almost always think about the Mediterranean diet.  That’s because olive oil is a key ingredient in many recipes from the Mediterranean region.  However, because of it’s wonderful taste and amazing health benefits, olive oil is also growing in popularity outside the Mediterranean.  That is no surprise because olive […]

Spinach: If It's Good Enough for Popeye...
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Spinach: If It’s Good Enough for Popeye…

Many people are familiar with Popeye the Sailor, a popular fist fighting cartoon character of the 1920’s through 1960’s.  Popeye sure knew what was good for him!  Just before a brawl he would down a whole can of spinach to give him super strength and ensure his victory.  It never disappointed.  Every time Popeye ate […]

Thanksgiving: Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?
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Thanksgiving: Does Turkey Make You Sleepy?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many Americans are looking forward to a feast.  There will be tables laden with turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, yams, mashed potatoes, bread, salads, vegetables, and various pies.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?  What most people are not looking forward to is the sleepiness that follows the […]

BHTV #20 – Cranberries, Not Just a Holiday Treat!
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BHTV #20 – Cranberries, Not Just a Holiday Treat!

Well, we’re past Halloween and that means that the Holiday season is officially underway!  Besides family gatherings, or maybe because of them, one of the most central fixtures of the holidays seems to be food.  While there are many foods that stand out during this season that I could talk about, there is one berry […]

BHTV #18 - The Benefits of Rooibos Tea
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BHTV #18 – The Benefits of Rooibos Tea

I was introduced to rooibos 7 years ago when David and I were celebrating our first anniversary at a fine restaurant in Palo Alto, California.  After we finished our delicious meal, we decided to cap our celebration with some tea and a shared dessert.  Our server suggested that we try their loose leaf rooibos tea […]

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