Category Archive: Food and Well-Being

Jul 28

6 Seaweed Secrets

Seaweed has always fascinated me. While other kids were screaming for their moms to get the icky, stringy stuff off their arms and legs at the beach, I was examining it up close, smelling it and collecting different samples to bring home so I could look them up in my encyclopedia. I wanted to discover …

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Jul 06

Berries for Brain Health

Brain health has been on my mind quite a bit lately. Frankly, anyone who has a brain should seriously contemplate this topic on occasion, IMO. After all, brain function tends to decline with advancing years, none of us are getting any younger! Part of the reason I set my neurons cells onto this path is …

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Jun 22

Fake Meat and Real Change

As a vegan for more than three decades, I have lived through the many attempts by food manufacturers to “perfect” fake meat via the veggie burger, soy dog, faux deli meats and beef crumbles, and chik nuggets. Admittedly, many of the early attempts were quite unedible. But current offerings demonstrate how persistence pays off, so …

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Jun 09

Fenugreek, More Than an Odd Name

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) is one of those words that has always fascinated me. As it turns out, this plant, which is also known as Greek hay, bird’s foot, and bockshornsame (which is a pretty cool name too!) has many interesting characteristics to go along with its name. I’d like to share them with you. To …

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Jun 01

What Should We Eat?

I was listening to a BBC news story the other night about the confusion surrounding which diet is the best. What should we eat? It’s a burning question that haunts researchers and consumers alike. Based on the number of contradictory and debatable study results, diet books, and nutrition programs available, it’s easy to understand why …

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