Category Archives: Nutrition 101

Cover of It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

“It Starts With Food” giveaway

THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN  — and the winner is: Mich. I’ll be sending an email to get the address to which to send the book. :) I have a gift, It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig,  for

Cover of It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig

“It Starts With Food” giveaway

THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN  — and the winner is: Mich. I’ll be sending an email to get the address to which to send the book. :) I have a gift, It Starts With Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig,  for

Week 17 – Spot the Trans Fats and Avoid Them

Let’s get one thing straight – there are good trans fats and bad trans fats. The good trans fats are, not surprisingly, created by God and are found naturally in some whole foods.  The good type of trans fats include

Week 17 – Spot the Trans Fats and Avoid Them

Let’s get one thing straight – there are good trans fats and bad trans fats. The good trans fats are, not surprisingly, created by God and are found naturally in some whole foods.  The good type of trans fats include

Make some vitamin D by getting out in the sunshine!

Vitamin D – Part 2

With all of the new research on the associations of vitamin D and so many processes and diseases, health organizations and researchers around the globe are exploring the possibility that a majority of the population may be suffering from vitamin

Make some vitamin D by getting out in the sunshine!

Vitamin D – Part 2

With all of the new research on the associations of vitamin D and so many processes and diseases, health organizations and researchers around the globe are exploring the possibility that a majority of the population may be suffering from vitamin

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin!

Vitamin D – Part 1

Vitamin D has been a hot topic in the nutritional world over the past few years and for good reason. I’ve been reading (and reading and reading) scholarly research documents trying to determine how much merit there is to the

Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin!

Vitamin D – Part 1

Vitamin D has been a hot topic in the nutritional world over the past few years and for good reason. I’ve been reading (and reading and reading) scholarly research documents trying to determine how much merit there is to the

Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There are two groups of essential omega-3 fatty acids.For more information on these groups go to Omega-3 Fatty Acids. One essential omega-3 fatty acid, ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), is plant-based and can be found in significant amounts in flaxseed, flaxseed oil,

Sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There are two groups of essential omega-3 fatty acids.For more information on these groups go to Omega-3 Fatty Acids. One essential omega-3 fatty acid, ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), is plant-based and can be found in significant amounts in flaxseed, flaxseed oil,

/ Fats

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There are three essential omega-3 fatty acids which have been identified as important to our health. These fatty acids are: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).  ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is synthesized in

/ Fats

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

There are three essential omega-3 fatty acids which have been identified as important to our health. These fatty acids are: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).  ALA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is synthesized in

What are Fatty Acids?

Fatty acids are hydrocarbons (chains of carbon and hydrogen) that are the building blocks of what we call fats. There are many kinds of fatty acids that are categorized into the following groups: saturated, mono-unsaturated, and polyunsaturated.   I could get

What are Fatty Acids?

Fatty acids are hydrocarbons (chains of carbon and hydrogen) that are the building blocks of what we call fats. There are many kinds of fatty acids that are categorized into the following groups: saturated, mono-unsaturated, and polyunsaturated.   I could get