Color Me Healthy

Colorful foods like rainbow carrots are packed with carotenes — nutrients that protect our bodies from cancer, cataracts and cardiovascular disease.  But this is only the tip of the iceberg for the benefits of dietary carotenes…New research also finds that carotenes can even enhance our physical attractiveness!!

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Mediterranean-ish Diet Month!

May is Mediterranean Diet month (a fact I recently learned from Oldways), and so I am focusing a lot of my education and outreach this month on drawing attention to this high-fat, plant-based diet. I will be talking (and tasting) olive oil a lot this month, and even leading olive oil tasting sessions to help […]

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Foods for the “Big C”

I am teaching a class on Cancer Prevention this month, and in preparation for that class, I have been reviewing the Dietary Recommendations of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the Angiogenesis Foundation’s Eat to Beat Cancer webpage, and I took a continuing education class on Nutrition and Cancer through the Arizona Center for […]

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Origin Story

I enjoy helping other people make conscious food choices for improved personal and planetary health. I hope to use this blog as a place to share my knowledge and experiences, and to share my enthusiasm for explaining the science and research behind common nutrition questions. You dig?

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