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What Does “Organic” Really Mean?

By Michael Dregni
The term is much more regulated than it used to be. Look for the USDA Organic label, which means that at least 95 percent of the ingredients are mostly free of pesticides and fertilizers.
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What Does “Grassfed” Really Mean?

By Michael Dregni
Look for American Grassfed Association certification, which means animals were raised 100 percent on grass and forage — not grain.
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.

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How to Read Misleading Food Labels

By Michael Dregni
Healthwashing, greenwashing, and humanewashing are Big Food marketing trickery. This handy glossary of labeling terms explains what they mean — and don’t mean.
a person dishes up salad

Can Vitamin K Help With Heart Health?

By Craig Cox
Yes, according to a recent study. Eating foods high in vitamin K1 and K2 can help ward off atherosclerosis-related heart disease.
Demi Church in her kitchen and after a race

Demi Church’s Success Story

By Demi Church
A woman struggling with three autoimmune diseases discovers the healing power of food and lifestyle changes.
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.
recipes for grilled fruit and vegetables

Vegan Grill Recipes

By Robin Asbell
Backyard barbecues are for more than just burgers and dogs! Celebrate fresh summer produce with these plant-based BBQ recipes.
a person selects a salmon filet from an ice filled counter

6 Tips to Find Sustainable Seafood

By Heidi Wachter
Look for smaller, more abundant species, buy a share in a community-supported fishery, and four other tips to find sustainable seafood.
a plate of salmon on salad

17 Types of Seafood to Avoid

By Heidi Wachter
Some fish are high in mercury, overfished, or caught in a way that is harmful for the environment. Here are some seafood to avoid.
a salt shaker

Salt: Small Decreases Bring Big Rewards

By Craig Cox
The New York Time's Jane Brody offers tips for reducing salt intake.
an assortment of easy grain bowls

4 Summer Veggie Grain Bowls

By Maddie Augustin
These grain-based salads are perfect for hot summer days.
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.

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cobs of corn

New USDA “Bioengineered” Food Label: What You Need to Know

By Casie Leigh Lukes
Here are some of the loopholes and exemptions you might know about.
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.
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