Why There’s No ‘Low Protein’ Diet

You’ve heard of low-carb diets and low-fat diets. But you’ve probably never heard of anyone telling you to avoid eating protein –especially after age 50 or so, when we need to double our efforts to get enough of it. You … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

‘Plant – Based’ Eating Leaves Plenty of Healthy Room

It used to be simple when discussing dietary lifestyle choices. You were a meat-eater or a vegetarian, right? Then came more extremes –“whole food” eating that eliminates processed food, and veganism that cuts out all animal products. But now, not … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

What is Kefir? Why do I want to drink it?

According to www.Kefir.net: “Kefir is a cultured, creamy product with amazing health benefits.  Kefir’s tart and refreshing flavor is similar to a drinking-style yogurt, but it contains beneficial yeast as well as friendly ‘probiotic’ bacteria found in yogurt. The naturally … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How many types of apples do you know?

This season I am helping out in the Apple Shop at Shelburne Farm in Stow, MA.  Shelburne Farm is at the end of my street and many of my neighbors help out during the season.  I am amazed at how … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How does your garden grow?

We are enjoying our garden again this year.  After the winter we had here in New England, our garden is reaping the benefit of all the snow that acted as a fertilizer.  We can’t pick food fast enough.  The broccoli … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Don’t Drink all Your Calories This Summer!

Imagine yourself sitting by the pool drinking a Pina Colada with a fancy umbrella in it.  The reality is you’re looking at drinking 490 calories in that 8 oz Pina Colada. We tend to forget that drinks have calories too.  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Alternative Burger

Summer barbecues are upon us. What kind of hamburger are you going to serve? It’s time to get creative and grill an alternative burger.  Forget the normal beef hamburger and work on making healthier burgers for you, your family and … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

One Small Change can make Pounds of Difference in a Year!

Sometimes all it takes to accomplish something is to change one thing.  If you make one small change in your daily habits you can lose up to 26lbs in a year. Using the chart below you can see that by … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

How to Handle the Snack Attack

We’ve all experienced the Snack Attack.  That’s when you need a snack and you grab what ever is handy to eat.  Most likely it isn’t the healthiest snack. Here are some tips on being prepared when the attack hits: If … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Winter Blues (SAD)

Have you ever felt depressed in the winter?  Do you find yourself sleeping and eating more?  You are not alone.  You could be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that’s related to changes in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]