Can Food Affect Your Mood?

Can Food Affect Your Mood?

It’s an oft-used cliché: You are what you eat. This is true not only for your physical health, but your mental health as well. Indeed, depression shares many of the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, including inflammation, low levels of Omega-3...
The Fuel to Live a Healthy Life

The Fuel to Live a Healthy Life

As March draws to a close, there are many reasons to be grateful for this particular month. More hours of sunshine. The first day of spring. Tips of green poking out from blankets of soil. And the ideal opportunity to focus on the fuel you put into your body each day....
Savor the Flavors of Autumn

Savor the Flavors of Autumn

Who doesn’t like Autumn? This is the season that offers a bounty for the senses. A walk through the woods is a feast for the eyes, with foliage in bold shades of red, yellow, brown, and orange. The aromas of autumn are equally delicious, from the earthy smells of...
We all have Heart

We all have Heart

Heart – when you hear the word heart, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s an image of a heart or Valentine’s Day or February or Compassion or Love or Heart Health or something else entirely. Heart has many meanings. Fifty-four years ago, February was designated American...
What’s in a Food Label – Part 2

What’s in a Food Label – Part 2

As I continue to “digest” the Nutrition Labels, so nicely formatted on our foods, it occurred to me that it is more complicated than I hoped.  This does not deter me, but reminds me that I will continue to need reinforcement of the meaning behind the data...