Omega-6 Hunt

Everyone and their brother is on the omega-3 bandwagon lately.  If you are not taking an omega-3 fatty acid supplement yourself, I bet you know someone who is.  Many people have been trying to increase their omega 3 fatty acid intake to get the health benefits this essential fat offers, however not everyone realizes that the other […]

It Happened This Week: Healthy Fat, Meal Timing for Weight Loss & Spicing Things Up

Lisa shared with us a beautiful recipe featuring avocadoes yesterday — a delicious high-fat item that’s oh-so-good for us.  Her recipe comes right on the heels of the release of a Harvard study that confirmed what we and many other nutritionists have been saying for years — no fat is not the way to go.  […]

Variety, It’s Good Stuff

If you can, think back over the past week and try to list all the different grains you ate.  I’ll wait………  What did you come up with?  Could you count them all on one hand?  Would it be the same for other food groups like fruits & vegetables?  Granted variety in our food choices is […]

Yo-Yo Dieting May Lead to Chronic Inflammation, Disease, Unhealthy Weight

Most American Women Have Yo-Yo Dieted Who among the frequent readers of this blog hasn’t lost and gained weight numerous times?  If you’re like many American women, this describes you.  It certainly does me in my younger days when I was determined to lose weight.  Which I did over and over again in between bouts […]

It Happened This Week: Go Red on Gluten-Free Friday!

Not everyone needs to be gluten free but many people discover through a food as medicine or functional nutrition/medicine exploration of their health, that it’s key for them.  So today’s post is a look at some gluten-free goings-on that caught our attention this week.

It Happened This Week: The Many Faces of Food as Medicine

It’s been a busy week here at Green Mountain with the debut of our new Food as Medicine program.  We opened with a showing of Food, Inc., to provide a good backdrop for some of the food quality issues we planned to talk about.  If you haven’t seen it, Grist has an article on ammonia-hamburgers […]

Do You Need a Detox Diet?

It’s the beginning of a new year and the beginning of renewed efforts to watch what we eat, move our bodies and achieve or maintain a healthy weight.  Every year it seems there’s a new wrinkle in the way folks try to do that.  This year, it’s the detox diet. Certainly, after a long holiday […]

Respecting Your Uniqueness: Are Low-Carbohydrate Diets Right for You?

I’ve been reading quite a bit recently since my foray into the food as medicine world, and one of themes that keeps hitting home to me is how we are all biochemically unique.  Yet when many of us set out to clean up our eating, we often try to follow guidelines that may not work […]

Our New 3-Day Healthy Weight & Health Program: Food as Medicine

We’re so excited to announce Food as Medicine, our new healthy weight and health program at Green Mountain.  We’re introducing it as part of a 3-day workshop January 6-9, 2010, which may make it easier both financially and time-wise for many women. It’s the outcome of looking closely at why some women, no matter how […]

One More Reason the Standard American Diet Makes Us Fat

There are several reasons nutritionists call the standard American diet (SAD) just that — sad.  For one, it leaves many of us starving for nutrients that keep us healthy and ward off chronic disease.  But more obvious, at least on the outside, is that it’s at the core of why so many of us struggle […]

Good Bacteria: A Legitimate Obesity Buster?

Who hasn’t seen the fabulous looking Jamie Lee Curtis espousing the virtues of Activia on their TV set in the last year? Does anyone else wonder just what all the bifidus regularis is about? Well, bifidus regularis is one of several helpful cultures found in the gut. Because our digestive system performs two vital functions: […]

Healthy Recipe Thursday: Artichoke Hummus

Today’s recipe is courtesy of Nicole from her great blog Pinch My Salt.  I’ve followed her since we met this summer at the National Cherry Festival where we were both guests of the Cherry Marketing Institute, there to learn all about the health benefits of tart cherries.  (Another plug for them: I’ve been using tart […]

Gluten Intolerance vs. Celiac Disease: What’s the Difference?

At the conference I recently attended, several speakers spoke about a “super gluten” that was introduced into the US food supply a number of years ago.  They speculate it may be one reason we’re seeing increasing numbers of people who are sensitive to gluten. I haven’t been able to find any more info about super […]

It Happened This Week: Vitamin D, the Hormone, the Freshman 15 and Juggling for Fitness

Turns out Vitamin D — the sunshine vitamin —  isn’t actually a vitamin at all.   It’s a hormone, and a pretty powerful one, too (are any of them not?).  Check out the Vitamin D Council for info and a do-it-yourself test for vitamin D levels that you can do in your own home.  If you […]

New Beginnings

You’d think after a month of not writing posts, I’d be bursting at the seams with things to say.  But I’m not.  Maybe it’s just a matter of getting going again.  But it also may be that my mind is forward focused, and I’m just not too sure what to say about things at the […]