Trans Fats

What are trans fats? Chemically, trans fats are unsaturated fats with added hydrogen changing the chemical structure of the fat. This is to increase shelf life of manufactured foods.  This creates a partially hydrogenated fat that is solid at room temperature, but melts easily. Think margarine. Where are trans fats found? Some trans fats naturally… [Continue Reading]

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Is Canola Oil Healthy?

Canola Oil has been on the market for many years, promoted as a healthy cooking oil to substitute for so-called unhealthy alternatives such as butter or other saturated oils and fats. What is a Canola? Canola oil was initially developed using rapeseed. The result was a monounsaturated oil containing high levels of erucic acid, associated… [Continue Reading]

Canola Oil

Detoxing-Is It Worth It?

Back in August, I wrote about the benefits of detoxing and best ways to do it, but in the last week I’ve come across a couple of articles and Facebook posts about detoxing so I’m revisiting it. Some of these articles are suggesting that detoxing or cleansing is a fad and in some cases, unhealthy.… [Continue Reading]

Eat Real Food

Nutrition for Auto-Immune Diseases

I last wrote about Hashimoto’s Disease, an auto-immune disease that affects the thyroid. This post will talk about some general dietary changes that may help to improve symptoms of auto-immune diseases. Most of the suggestions made here can help most people improve their health, whether they are suffering from an auto-immune disease or not. However,… [Continue Reading]

Auto Immune

Hashimoto’s Disease

There are many diseases that I believe can be managed effectively with a real food diet. In fact, I believe that most diseases can be managed or even eliminated by eating real food and not the manufactured chemical cocktails found in boxes on the shelves and in the freezers of our grocery stores. Auto-immune diseases… [Continue Reading]


Pineapple Chicken Recipe

I love one dish recipes that incorporate lots of veggies. I also love my slow cooker because it’s a great way to make one dish recipes with lots of veggies. Throwing some things together into one pot in the morning, and having dinner ready in the evening is awesome! I have recipes that only take… [Continue Reading]

Common Deficiencies

We all know that we need a certain amount of various vitamins and minerals to achieve great health. Most people, however, are still deficient in many nutrients. Many processed foods, even though fortified with certain nutrients can actually prevent absorption of nutrients. The nutrients used to fortify processed foods are synthetic and the body is… [Continue Reading]


What are “Natural Flavors?”

If you’re like me, and I hope you are, you read food labels. I read them to make sure that the food doesn’t contain wheat or soy, but also any unpronounceable ingredients. If I can’t pronounce it then it must something made with chemicals. I also have a list in my head of certain ingredients… [Continue Reading]

Natural Flavors

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