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 [...]
Last year’s New Year’s resolution was to make a positive change in your diet – eat more greens, less dairy and a lot less sugar. You’ve stuck to it and you look and feel great. Good job!
This year, you decided to make some changes for your pets. You’ve been getting a bad feeling about the kibble you’re feeding your dogs ever since you made changes in your own diet. Kibble seems to be the gold standard with everyone you know – including your vet – but you can’t wrap your head around the idea that those crunchy little bits are providing all the nutrition your dogs need. Your vet advises against home cooking, because you might miss an important nutrient or feed the wrong thing … [...]
How can we create an army for change? Both for ourselves and the community in which we live? This week Sara Gottfried and Pedram Shojai welcome celebrity nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella to the Health Bridge. They discuss the idea that everyone should practice what they preach. Pedram and Sara talk about their 100-day gongs and Cynthia describes the 10-day challenge she has. They discuss the difficulties of diets and how to work them rather than having them work you.
You’ve probably heard about the various cooking oils, and the different benefits they all offer. From Olive Oil to Coconut Oil, some are better than others, they say. Many have been named, but which is actually the best for you? Find out with us as we go through a variety of cooking oils!
Canola Oil/Vegetable Oil
Although this oil has been linked to preventing heart disease, it unfortunately has some undesired effects as well. Here are some pros and cons you should consider the next time you’re frying!
PROS + The oil itself contains high quantities of omega 3 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fats which are good for us). It’s also prized, because it is well balanced [...]