“Eat more leafy greens!” Do you hear that all the time? Or is it just me? Seems like a saying that just won’t go away. I know we are always commanded by health gurus to eat this or eat that, but with leafy greens, I think there is a reason this mandate has stuck around.…

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Warmer weather is gradually arriving (at least to us in Seattle!) and many of you, like myself, are likely starting to shift your eating. Heavy stews and fortifying soups are on their way out in place of lighter fare with seasonal produce. Personally, I always find this time of year that I’ve forgotten many of…

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I’ve been pondering this question ever since reading an article that public health officials in the UK want to start labeling foods with “activity equivalents.”1 While only a proposal at this stage, these depictions would let consumers know approximately the time and types of activity required to burn off the calories in the product being…

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Happy National Nutrition Month! Yes, that time of the year is here again. Naturally it seems appropriate to write on the topic, so earlier this week I sat down and thought about what “National Nutrition Month” means to me. There are many nutrition themes that will be discussed this month, but I narrowed it down…

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It caught my eye that this week is National School Breakfast Week. Sadly my first thought was, “Really? Yuck.” Maybe that was yours just now too. We all remember school lunch from back in the day. Mine was soggy pizza and limp fries, or maybe an iceberg salad with ranch and a few mystery meat…

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This week the FDA announced it will start testing certain foods for residues of the world’s most widely used weed killer, glyphosate.1 It appears the FDA is finally bowing to pressure from the public regarding safety concerns.  Private groups, citing suspected risks to human health, have gone ahead and done their own testing in recent…

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It’s February, and that means it’s American Heart month! Despite all the talk about heart health, I think we honestly forget what a big deal Heart Disease is in this country. It is the number one cause of death in the United States. Numero Uno. That is not something to take lightly. Certainly we’ve taken…

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If you’ve read about dairy at all on the internet, no doubt you will read in countless blogs and articles about how dairy is one of the top 10 inflammatory foods. It’s ALWAYS on the list. But why is that? What is it inherently about dairy that makes it so inflammatory. The particular proteins? The…

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