Soy and Cancer Risk

Form the AICR: There are a lot of soy foods in the grocery store – not just tofu and soymilk, but edamame (green soybeans), soy nuts, soy nut butter, soy “meats”, and high protein bars. If you’re boosting plant foods on your plate, soy foods can give you plenty of protein, fiber and other nutrients. … Continue reading Soy and Cancer Risk

Being a Soy Boy Won’t Make You a Girlie Man

I just had to share this article. I’ve been using our soy-based drink mix and eating tofu (yes tofu!) for almost 20 years and I am still not a girlie man!  Read on to understand why… According to the sales data from Soyfoods Association of North America, between the years 1996 and 2009, soy food … Continue reading Being a Soy Boy Won’t Make You a Girlie Man

Whey Protein vs Soy Protein … You Decide!

by Jack Medina, M.A. Whey Protein Whey protein is animal based and a derivative of milk production. It is obtained by coagulating and removing the curd (casein) during cheese production. After it is separated from milk, whey contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals, 50% of the milk solids, and 20-24% of the milk … Continue reading Whey Protein vs Soy Protein … You Decide!

The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut

Why does it matter? Over the past decade, research has brought to light how your ‘gut microbiome’ plays a role in almost every aspect of health, including digestion, immunity, fat storage, and heart health. Studies suggest a healthy gut may even help clear up skin conditions, such as eczema and acne, and may make you … Continue reading The 3 Foods to Avoid for a Healthier Gut

Eating for bone health

This is a guest post by by Ann Caldwell, nutritionist and registered dietitian at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Nutrition and bone, muscle and joint health are closely related. A healthy diet can help prevent and manage osteoporosis and related musculoskeletal disorders by assisting in the production and maintenance of bone. If you are not getting … Continue reading Eating for bone health

Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria

In my last post we discussed the exciting new field of research: the microbiome, aka our gut health. The microbiome and the friendly bacteria living there are the subject of a new book in the UK, which suggests that there’s more to weight gain than simply eating too many calories. According to British scientist (and author) … Continue reading Weight Loss and Gut Bacteria

Dr. Sears’ Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

Does the sound of a cough or sneeze make you cringe this time of year? You’re not alone. Warding off the flu and colds requires strategy and careful attention to detail in the winter months. Everyone seems to have their own tips and tricks for staving off illness (and avoiding that sick coworker one desk … Continue reading Dr. Sears’ Cold and Flu Prevention Tips

America’s Food Supply; is it ruining our health?

According to a recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it is! Farmers and food companies are churning out too much protein and sugar, and not enough vegetables and healthy whole grains. In 1989, the US Department of Agriculture created the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) to measure the alignment … Continue reading America’s Food Supply; is it ruining our health?