Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Is it possible that better nutrition could solve two critical problems that have persisted worldwide? According to one food industry expert, it’s our own wealth that is driving obesity levels. He says our economy is thriving because we’re NOT as active as we once were, especially at work. Combined with dramatically cheaper calories, this creates… Continue reading Nutrition, Lifestyle, Disease and Wealth: Is There a Connection?

Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Cut calories or learn to use your brain to lose weight? It may be both, with an emphasis on the brain part. Behavioral therapy may be as important as caloric reduction, if a new McGill University study is to be believed. The study revealed that people who enjoy more success at weight loss exhibit more… Continue reading Your Key To Weight Loss May Be Your Brain

Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

I’ve written before about the connection between nutrition and mood. In particular, about the connection between what we eat and depression, anxiety and mental/emotional disorders. Here, I’m sharing a study showing a linkage between the consumption of fast foods and depression.   While this is a relatively small study, performed in an area of the… Continue reading Is There a Link Between Fast Food and Depression?

7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail

If meal preparation & managing your nutrition are your Achilles Heel when it comes to fat loss, weight loss and overall fitness & wellness, it might not be your fault. Maybe your grocery lists suck. Let’s see if yours fail in any (or all) of these seven ways…   My wife and I have been… Continue reading 7 Ways Your Grocery Lists Fail

Women’s Emotions More Effected By Diet Than Men’s

Most of the women I know will tell me that food impacts their emotions. Certainly, more women than men talk about, and admit to “emotional eating.” There’s even a portion of the field of Cognitive Behavior Therapy devoted to uncovering the causes of and treatments for emotional eating. Food has a powerful impact on emotional… Continue reading Women’s Emotions More Effected By Diet Than Men’s

Back-to-School Nutrition Tips (Real World Version)

The poster to the left really does say it all as it relates to nutrition for kids. Get them to eat real food. Fruits, veggies, meats, whole grains, natural dairy products and water. Honest, nutritious REAL food. If only it were that simple! Especially at that frightful, stress-filled time of year that kids dread and… Continue reading Back-to-School Nutrition Tips (Real World Version)

Childhood Obesity: Grenada vs. USA

Grenada is a small island nation in the Caribbean. With a national GDP of just over $1.4 billion, which relies on tourism for most of it’s income. With 33% of the population unemployed and relatively low education standards, you’d expect that health and wellness wouldn’t be their strong suit. Then, you read a study like… Continue reading Childhood Obesity: Grenada vs. USA