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Happy Holidays – A Time for Mindful Indulgence versus Mindless Overindulgence

The holiday season is upon us and that means family, friends, presents, parties, and lots of delicious food. Celebrating with food is culturally engrained in most of us. And here lies one of the great quandaries that comes with the six weeks between Thanksgiving and the new year. We've all worked hard, or at least thought about working hard, or dreamt of working hard, to maintain our diets and keep from gaining those extra pounds. But let's face it--is there anything less fun … [Read More]

“Extra Virgin” Oil Label can be Misleading

Much has been proclaimed about the health benefits of using vegetable oils over butter or margarine for cooking. Solid margarine and butter can be high in saturated fat, which can raise cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Some margarines contain trans-fats, which not only increase cholesterol levels but also cause lower high-density lipoprotein (HDL), aka "good," cholesterol levels. Vegetable oils (such as canola, olive, walnut, and peanut, among others) contain … [Read More]

Pumpkin Spice: Not So #Basic in Sugar

With the new school year kicking off and temperatures cooling down, it's evident that fall is just around the corner. However, according to my social networks there is one key event that signals this seasonal change: the return of the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte; you can follow it on Twitter). For the next several months, every form of mass-marketed food or beverage you consume (or that your dog does--thanks, Trader Joe's) likely is sporting a festive pumpkin spice version. In reality th… [Read More]

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