Tag Archives: whole food nutrition

6 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Make You Look Wonderful

For many of us, losing weight is a constant struggle between our urge to eat the food we love and the realization that we need to make sacrifices to look good and stay healthy. However, you can eat a much more fulfilling diet than your usual unseasoned salad and chicken breast. Slow cookers are both […]

How to Cure Picky Eaters, Part One

Few things are more discouraging than planning a nutritious meal, gathering healthy ingredients, and cooking the wholesome dish for your family—only to be met with a chorus of complaints: “This looks gross!” “What’s that green stuff?” “I hate tomatoes!” And the ultimate, “I’m not eating that.” Your heart sinks. Your temperature rises a little (or […]

Gluten Free in America: Is It the Gluten? Or Is It the Way We Make Our Bread?

Last I checked, more than three million Americans have celiac disease, and about eighteen million (6 percent of the population) experience gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance (also known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS). Gluten is an elastic protein responsible for the elastic texture of dough. When it comes to the rapid rise of gluten […]

Confused About Carbs? What the Experts Are Saying

“Carbs” is an abbreviated slang word for carbohydrates, a critical part of the human diet. I get more questions about this subject than almost any other food item. I subscribe to many email newsletters about nutrient dense foods, and carbs came up a lot in November, along with a cornucopia of Thanksgiving recipes. Each newsletter […]

Don’t Make Another Resolution Before Reading This

Another year has begun. Now that the trials and tribulations of 2016 are behind us, we can charge toward the resolutions we declared for the clean slate of 2017. As you consider what you want to achieve in the upcoming year, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success. […]

Buckwheat Pancakes: A Delicious Breakfast That Can Keep Your Heart Pumping

Last September, I had the opportunity to attend Back to School for Doctors 2016, presented by Mark Anderson from Standard Process West. I’d never been to this event before, and all I can say is wow! What I assumed would be a few doctors gathered in a small conference room turned out to be a […]

Top 5 Self-Health Adventures of 2016

Remember when you were younger and “old” people were always talking about how quickly time goes by? You didn’t believe them, right? Neither did I—but I’m there now. I’m always flabbergasted when we get to another one of our boys’ birthdays or the last few days of any given year. Yet here we are at […]

Be Happy—No Matter What! The Happiness Neurotransmitters

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to have a consistently happy, positive attitude? Do you think it’s possible to maintain a seemingly effervescent smile even when things aren’t going your way? Do you brood a lot? Are you blue, disappointed with your life, and lacking incentive to work on your dreams? Read on […]

The Benefits of Homemade Yogurt

These days, most people agree that yogurt is a health food, if only for the probiotics—or beneficial bacteria—it contains. However, the yogurt at the supermarket may not deliver the health benefits you think it does. So remember that the next time you toss fat-free Greek-style yogurt into your shopping cart, thinking you are “doing your […]

Did You Just Buy a Yam or a Sweet Potato?

Oddly enough, I’ve both been a part of and witness to several debates about yams and sweet potatoes over the past couple of weeks. The first conversation was instigated by me, when I asked a produce manager to explain the difference. The second happened when a cashier at a different store insisted there was no […]

A Cautionary Tale for the New Self-Healther

A recent conversation with a friend reminded me that my self-health tale has had two very different parts to it. The first chapter, “Flying Solo,” is when I blindly attempted to find resolutions to the conflicts in my story all on my own. The second chapter, “Seeking Help,” came about after I encountered the frustration […]

Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market

  Buy local! The Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind foods and gifts for yourself and everyone on your list. Market open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.   Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market 1100 8th Avenue  Greeley, CO   For more information, click here.    

Fort Collins Winter Farmers’ Market

Get fresh! Visit the Fort Collins Winter Farmers’ Market and find fresh foods, baked goods, handcrafted items, and more. Market open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.   Fort Collins Winter Farmers’ Market Opera Galleria 123 N College Fort Collins, CO   For more information, click here.  

Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market

  Buy local! The Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market is a great place to buy one-of-a-kind foods and gifts for yourself and everyone on your list. Market open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.   Greeley Winter Farmers’ Market 1100 8th Avenue  Greeley, CO   For more information, click here.    

Men in Kitchens: Fun and Food in the Kitchen

Nick Armstrong: Men in Kitchens

Learn to create healthy meals on the fly with plenty of laughter and improvisation! Join Nick Armstrong, co-author of Men In Kitchens: A Good Day To Dine Hard, for a night of fun and finger foods! Nick teamed up with nutrition health publisher Selene River Press, nutritionist Patrick Earvolino, and Chef Briana Nervig to create a cookbook for men who […]

Chef’s Tips for New Orleans One-Pot Creole Gumbo

Creole Gumbo

Ask Chef Phyllis: I love New Orleans, but I’ve only gone to Mardi Gras once. I like Creole food too. Most of the restaurants have a specialty, so it’s hard to decide what to order. My husband and I tried the Muffaletta sandwich at one place as well as the gumbo from the famous Cochon […]

Let’s Take a Closer Look at Calcium

Few supplements are taken as often—and used as improperly—as calcium. Dishonest peddlers have made millions of dollars by hyping this precious mineral. They give false hope to those who suffer from calcium deficiency, which creates a real dilemma for many holistic practitioners. In this short educational presentation, I’ll explain why. I have to admit that […]