skip to Main Content

LATEST STORIES

Sam McKinney

How to Balance Your Blood Sugar

With Samantha McKinney, RD
Season 5, Episode 12   July 12, 2022

It’s estimated that as many as one in three U.S. adults have impaired blood-sugar control — and most are unaware until disease diagnosis. This often means missing months or years of opportunities to intervene with lifestyle habits. Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT, explains how blood sugar impacts nearly every aspect of our health and walks us through the many things we can do to better control it.

Listen >
a person rinses potatoes in a sink

How to Make Nightshades More Digestible

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Nightshade vegetables and fruits are nutrient-dense foods, delivering important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Learn why these foods can be great for you — and how you can mitigate their effects if they bother you.
A woman holding a green smoothie.

3 Habits Life Time Dietitians Do on the Regular

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Strategies that help set them up for daily nutritional success.
a variety of nightshades

How to Navigate Nightshade Foods

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
Are nightshades bad for you? For most people, these foods are a healthy part of a varied diet. But for others, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes can be problematic.
A bowl of a salad featuring watermelon, cucumber and herbs.

Rethinking Nutrition . . . for Real

By Renée Main
After years of quick-fix dieting, the cofounder of the ARORA program finally progressed toward her health goals when she made healthy eating a lifestyle.
pots filled with healing herbs

Gardens That Heal: Q&A With Juliet Blankespoor

By Marco Dregni
Herbs like basil, thyme, fennel, mint, and more can be used in cooking — and in herbal medicine.
Paul Kriegler

Why Omega-3s?

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 9   June 14, 2022

Without sufficient intake of omega-3s, our health can suffer: We might experience more inflammation, our cell signaling may be inhibited, and our cognitive health can take a hit. In this mini episode, Paul Kriegler, RD, explains why omega-3s are so essential and offers advice on how we can support our bodies with optimal amounts of this fatty acid.

Listen >
a plastic water bottle at the bottom of a lake

How Much Does Pollution Affect Seafood Quality?

By Heidi Wachter
Fish are frequently contaminated with persistent organic pollutants. Here are some tips on how to avoid toxins when you eat fish.
a woman shops at an open air fish market

How to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Fish offers a host of health benefits, but pollution, overfishing, and human-rights abuses have muddied the waters. Learn how to make more sustainable choices.
Images of uncooked beans and lentils on a spoon.

Expert Picks for Plant-Based Proteins

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
A Life Time dietitian shares her top choices for plant-based protein food sources — and considerations to keep in mind if you’re using them to hit your daily protein targets.
hands form a heart over a belly

How Butyrate Can Help Protect Against Leaky Gut

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate can help keep inflammation in check by strengthening our gut lining.
illustration of butyrate and its benefits

The Health Benefits of Butyrate

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that plays a surprisingly big role in overall health.
a person making sauerkraut

Should People With IBS, Leaky Gut, or Other Gut Issues Eat a Raw-Food Diet?

By Catherine Guthrie
If you have digestive challenges, a raw-foods diet might not be right for you. Here's why.
a variety of raw foods

The Pros and Cons of a Raw-Food Diet

By Catherine Guthrie
Raw-food diets have many passionate advocates, but the benefits differ for different people. Learn how find a balance that's right for you.
a woman eats a bowl of fruit

7 Tips on Eating for Trauma Recovery

By Jessie Sholl
Cutting back on caffeine, eating magnesium-rich foods, and more can help support you while you are healing from chronic stress.
a variety of carb heavy foods

Are the Carbs in Potatoes the Same as the Carbs in Sugar?

By Elizabeth Millard
In short, no. Potatoes contain a more complex form of carbohydrate called amylose, which digests more slowly than sugar.
red, purple and white potatoes in a burlap sack

The Health Benefits of Eating Potatoes

By Elizabeth Millard
Long maligned by various healthy-eating plans, potatoes are back in favor — and more nutritious than you might think.
a bowl of potato chips

The Addictive Power of Processed Foods

By Marco Dregni
Big Food engineers foods like chocolate, ice cream, French fries, and chips to be addictive. Here's how.
an industrial coffee maker

Is Decaf Coffee Good or Bad for Your Health?

By Marco Dregni
Not all decaf coffee is the same. Here’s what to avoid — and how to brew the perfect cup of decaf.
Back To Top
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]