For a Heart Healthy Diet, Cut Fructose & Grains, Not Fat!

Heart Healthy DietBest way to a healthy heart? Follow a heart healthy diet!

But what is a heart healthy diet? That’s where the confusion sets in! For years we’ve been told that low fat, low salt is the way to go – to the detriment of our health!

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Is Sugar Toxic? The Health Effects of Sugar [video]

Is Sugar Toxic? The Health Effects of SugarIs sugar toxic? What are the health effects of sugar – is it causing a public health crisis? That’s what Dr. Robert Lustig believes. And new research from top institutions is backing this up. Sugar – at least in the way we consume it today – is a toxin, and leading to numerous health problems that are some of our country’s top killers, like heart disease and cancer.

Dr. Lustig was recently interviewed by CBS 60 Minutes on an episode titled Is Sugar Toxic? You can watch below.

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Is Low Carb the Anti Depression Diet?

Is Low Carb the Anti Depression Diet?Could Low Carb be the anti depression diet? While I have not suffered severe depression, my personal experience has been an improvement in mood as I’ve eased into a higher protein and fat, lower carb diet. Depression is a complex condition – diet is proving to be one factor.

A strong link between depression and insulin resistance has been established. Although research is still in its infancy, it’s known that many depressed individuals are carb-addicted. Carbs do raise the level of serotonin, one of the mood-related neurotransitters, but when this quick fix wears off, you’ve merely exacerbated the problem. Continue reading

Farming to Factory Farming to Sustainable Farming [Chipotle Grammy Video]

Farming to Factory Farming to Sustainable Farming [Chipotle Grammy Video]When you care about what you eat – eat sustainably farmed food. This charming video visually captures the deterioration of modern farming to factory farming, and back again. It’s made quite an emotional journey by the addition of Willie Nelson’s cover of “The Scientist.” In fact, don’t have any sharp objects nearby – the middle of this video is pretty depressing! Continue reading