C is for Collard Greens?

Cookie Monster, everybody’s favorite addict, is going Nutrient Rich. He’s returning for the show’s 36 Season this week calling cookies “sometimes foods” and teaching kids to “eat your colors,” presumably referring to fruits and vegetables and not Keebler Chips Deluxe with M&Ms. A couple of comments: First, this is just one more sign of the …

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The Real “Magic Pill” for Weight Loss

The New York Times reported today that drug manufacturers are pulling out all the stops to find a drug that can successfully treat obesity. Over 200 drugs are in various stages of the pipeline, and include such entries as a nasal spray that contains a synthetic form of the protein that tells us we’re full. …

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How does eating Nutrient Rich really increase your energy?

Well it’s simple, you take time out from your cerebrally crazy day to enjoy food preparation, or gathering (shopping and eating out too) and you get a chance to rest your mind, and rejuvenate doing something that is fundamental to living. This is one of the reasons, the one thing you don’t want to entirely …

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The Challenges…

Eating a whole foods, organic “Nutrient Rich” diet, one that is nutrient dense and calorically normal, and saying you’ll do so, is not the challenge you’ll face when deciding to Eat Better, Not less. The challenges are as follows…(note these are challenges, I didn’t say obstacles or blockades) just challenges that will soon disappear. #1 …

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While at that restuarant…

Down to Earth, I overheard three 30-something girls talking about weight loss; about what they were eating and about all the troubles they were having. Little did they know, becuase to them they were merely eating at a chic place, that if they ate the food they ordered 80-90% of the time their issues would …

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Preventing Alzheimers with Food

Alzheimer’s researchers are now saying that the same risk factors for heart disease and stroke also increase the risk for various forms of dementia. That is, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, and lack of exercise. The China Study went into this in some detail, but yesterday the news hit the New York Times. …

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Energy Density – Don’t forget about the quality of the calorie

Part the nutritional rave these days is the energy density of the foods we eat. Instead of focusing on the nutrient density, some valueable, yet less than profound books like Volumetrics is focusing on the energy density of a food. The only problem is when you shift your focus from nutrient density which is inversely …

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A Plant “based” Diet

A plant based diet is not necessarily a vegan or a vegetarian diet. We promote 80-90% or more whole nutrient rich foods with smaller amounts of animal products and even smaller amounts of refined foods based on the foundation of nutritional wisdom, nutrient density. Nutrient Rich is not a diet, it’s a standard, so when …

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Nutrient Density – The Misunderstood Term

Nutrient density is a long standing, foundational, but often misunderstood nutritional philosophy and one of the emerging health fitness terms used by professionals and now the consumer these days, now that people are fed up with low cal, low fat and low carb dieting and know they simply need to eat better. The principles of …

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