When Functional Nutrition Coach Alexandra Jamieson co-created the Super Size Me documentary with Morgan Spurlock, she was featured as his real-life vegan girlfriend.
“People around the world, both vegan and meat-eaters alike, began following me for recipes, health advice and inspiration to get healthy,” says Jamieson. “I was welcomed into the vegan community, wrote three vegan cookbooks and spoke to audiences around the country on my experience of healing my body from candida and hormone trouble with a vegan diet. Half of my friends were vegan, even while I helped everyone use food to get healthy, no matter what diet worked for them.”
But things changed in Jamieson’s [...]
The idea that we should “watch our sugar” is nothing new. And the fact that we all have our weak moments and fall for those chocolate chip cookies or that red velvet cupcake also isn’t new.
What might be new to many of us is that there’s a constant stream of sugar sneaking into our diets day-in and out, even in seemingly innocuous forms like healthy food products boasting “no sugar added” and in something as seemingly healthy as an apple.
Yes, sugar is everywhere – and it’s basically a dietary super villain, according to JJ Virgin, certified nutrition and fitness specialist and author of The New York Times best sellers The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet.
Super Bowl XLIX is now history. Malcolm Butler is now a hero in New England for his spectacular interception at the goal line with 20 seconds left in the game. Blame is being placed on Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, for making what is being called by The Seattle Times “the worst call in Super Bowl history.” Wherever your allegiance may have been placed during last night’s game (go Patriots!), if you were at a Super Bowl party, you definitely ate some food you might normally think twice about.
The Super Bowl is its own special kind of holiday here in the United States. Friends gather at the home of the one with the largest TV or living room and there is a [...]
One way to get the most out of your house, condo or apartment and eat better while doing it is to start your own fruit and vegetable garden. Scott Murray has some advice.
Murray is an organic farmer, sustainable development consultant and co-owner of Edge of Urban Farm in San Diego County. His current project is the restoration and development of a 250-acre historic farm owned by the county. On the site, his 15-acre organic farm feeds a neighboring boarding school and supplies local Whole Foods Markets with fruits and vegetables.
Murray says, “Eating is really the only solution” to much of what ails us these days. Eating right, that is. No fad diets with unbalanced or [...]