Nutritional Nuggets Articles


Kefir: Bringing Home a Little Old-World Magic

I live with a household of microscopic beings that contribute to my enjoyment, and nourish and enrich my health. These little beings of antiquated lineage have the ability to transform the ordinary into something much more: a drink, an elixir. They...

Also labeled: Author Suzi Croes, Issue #32

Mindfully Growing Greens from Sprout to Leaf to Smoothie!

So, the White House is growing their own organic First Family garden, and Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is inspiring a national run on home gardening supplies. Just before following this welcome trend and jumping with abandon onto the family...

Also labeled: Author Lisa Reagan, Issue #26

Natural Remedies For a Summertime First-Aid Kit

To begin making your own summertime remedies use a glass or plastic container, not metal. I use small, travel-size hairspray bottles that have been washed and dried. Be aware, the essential oils (use only those from a health food supplier) will...

Also labeled: Issue #10, Author Joanne Crane

Nourishing the Terrain: Exploring the Connection Between Nutrition and Immunity

19th-century physiologist Claude Bernard postulated that sickness was not caused by bacteria, but rather by human beings’ internal environment. “The terrain is everything;” he wrote, “the germ is nothing.” The presence of bacteria, he maintaine...

Nutritional Considerations for ADHD

Early Use of ADHD Drug Alters Brain Ritalin use in preteen children may lead to depression later in life. Ritalin and cocaine have different effects on humans. But their effects on the brain are very similar. When given to preteen...

Probiotics

Over the past year, we have seen an increase in the number of products that contain beneficial microorganisms, or probiotics. The supermarket shelves are now inundated with yogurts, drinks, smoothies, baby foods, and even breakfast cereal, all...

Resolving Food Sensitivities with Good Taste

Nearly 60 percent of the population has some degree of celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. Meanwhile, diabetes is becoming more and more prevalent, especially among children. Now doctors are also diagnosing both diseases in many people, finding...

Side Effects of Ritalin Use

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2003, 2.5 million kids aged 4 to 17 were receiving medication to treat ADHD. The most prevalent of these medications is methylphenidates, marketed as Ritalin and other brand names. With this drug...

The Bread Trap

Bread is a vehicle. In a sandwich, it drives other food neatly and with little spillage into a bag or wrapper, into a lunchbox, and then into the mouth. A popular meal while driving, the sandwich can be sort of neatly eaten with one hand while the...

The Pleasure of Eating

A farmer and distinguished writer explains why it is vital that we understand where and how our food is produced.Many times, after I have finished a lecture on the decline of American farming and rural life, someone in the audience has...

The Raw Truth: Common Sense about Raw Milk from a Raw Milk Dairy Farmer

Before I talk about how my family and community benefits from raw milk, let me first say that what we do and what you do may be two different things. Ultimately, it is you who must make all the health and dietary choices for you and your...

Also labeled: Issue #28, Author Edwin Shank

The Real Dangers of Soda to You and Your Children

How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids? The average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can of soda, consider this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150...

The Safety of Raw Milk

Protective Components: Raw milk contains numerous components that assist in: Killing pathogens in the milk (lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin, leukocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, antibodies, medium chain fatty acids, lysozyme, B12...

Also labeled: Issue #34, Pathways Magazine

Top Ten Local Food Resources

Have you taken time to explore your local foodshed? Have you taken the locavore’s pledge, below? If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic. If not ORGANIC, then Family Farm. If not FAMILY F...

Also labeled: Issue #26, Pathways Magazine

Toxic Teens: The Diet Connection

The sad consequences of quick fixes are now showing in our teens. Many of today¹s adolescents are malnourished, tired, toxic, and neurologically disorganized. Their visual, auditory and tactile perception is erratic, wavering between extremes of ...

Also labeled: Author Bobbi Doscher, DC

What’s in Your Basket? An Exclusive Interview with Jeffrey M. Smith

Jeffrey M. Smith is the head of the Institute for Responsible Technology. An internationally acclaimed filmmaker and author, his first book, Seeds of Deception, made him the world’s foremost consumer advocate for non-GMO choices.

Also labeled: Author Lisa Reagan, Issue #30

Which Organic Label Should You Trust?

Many “health” experts continue to argue that there is little difference between organic and conventionally raised produce, but the scientific evidence—and common sense—says otherwise. Food grown in healthier soil, with natural fertilizers and...

Why Nutrition for ADHD?

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, affects 5 to 10 percent of children worldwide. It is characterized by disordered conduct, learning disability, mood and anxiety disorders and aggressiveness, as well as difficulty with arousal,...

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