The following blog posts are categorized under Diets & Healthy Eating

Your Body’s PH and YOU

Craving more meat and animal protein in the colder weather? You’re not alone. Many people do this time of year. Yet; venturing too far down that path may not be the best for your health for many reasons. Excessive meat consumption has been linked to higher cancer rates, heart disease, and digestive disorders. Meat takes longer than most foods to digest, and has a longer transit time in your digestive system than plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits or seeds. And then there’s the pH theory of nutrition. Animal proteins create an acidic environment in your body as they are digested, and your body must neutralize them to maintain the slightly alkaline environment it prefers. Because your body likes to be slightly alkaline, if you eat too many foods that are acidic, it will scramble to return itself to the right pH balance. Your pH is the number that measures how acidic or alkaline something is (A pH of 7 is neutral). Maintaining a proper pH is important for digestion, energy, clear skin, and your overall well being. It’s surprisingly easy to rebalance, however, so don’t despair. If you’ve been splurging this season, try to incorporate the following alkaline foods into…

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Breakfast is served

  I find myself preparing more breakfast meals this time of year. There are kids home from school, our friends and family filling the spare rooms, and a need for…

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In My…Refrigerator

  Stick to your Nutritional Style™ by stocking your fridge with healthy staples. I’m a Modern Vegan, but my family is not, so you’ll find ideas for all Nutritional Styles…

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3 Ways to Transition Your Diet to Fall

  I’m staring out at the first hint of yellow leaves on the maple tree outside my window, and I turned the heat on last night; my white linen pants…

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Book First Look #4: It’s Food, Not Religion

  Discovering your Nutritional Style® will allow you to enjoy a bounty of foods and drinks that will sustain you for the rest of your life. It’s not religion, and it’s not scientific….

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Book First Look #1: The Bad Boys

Whether you are a Flexible Vegetarian, Modern Vegan or Healthy Omnivore (not sure? Click here to find out), one part of living with your Nutritional Style® is learning about the…

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Superfoods for all year long

  Like an artists palette, the hub and I use a variety of Superfoods everyday in our smoothies. It depends on our state of mind—and our body’s needs. I keep…

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is good for you in many ways; it helps to balance your PH level because it’s alkalizing, it aids in detoxification, it fights candida and yeast,…

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5 Healthy Tips for Weight Loss

Just tell me what to do.. I hear that all the time from clients. And while I really believe that it’s up to YOU to Discover Your Nutritional Style, (coming…

Vermont: Leading the way in GMO labeling

April 23, 2014 was a momentous day for America’s food system. Please read the attached letter from Jeffrey Smith, long time advocate for GMO labeling and awareness, opponent to Genetically Modified Foods, and Founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology.  Dear Holli, Help me celebrate two of Vermont’s heroes who were instrumental in passing the nation’s first unrestricted mandatory labeling bill for GMOs. Senator David Zuckerman and Representative Carolyn Partridge describe the amazing efforts, which spanned more than a decade, resulting in this unprecedented, game-changing new law. They also describe what you can do to help their state with the expected legal challenge by big biotech and/or the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Here’s the quick facts: 1. Starting July 1, 2016, products sold in Vermont that contain more than 0.9% GMO content contamination will require a statement on the label indicating that genetic engineering was used. 2. Products that contain GMOs and are labeled can NOT also label their products as “natural.” 3. The bill does not apply to labels for milk, eggs, and meat from animals fed GMOs. 4. Unlike the bills passed in Connecticut and Maine, Vermont’s bill does not require other states to pass similar legislation before it…

 
 
 
 
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