• Emotions

    Emotions can be as harmful as an unhealthy diet because they can be bottled up and stored in the organs of the body. Toxic emotions can come from a fight with a family member, loss of job and stress in general. Emotions are correlated with different organs of the body where emotional energy can become […]

  • How is Your Metabolism Defined

    The maintenance of the body involves both destruction and renewal of its parts. The destruction process is called catabolism (breaking down) and the renewal process is called anabolism (building up). To sustain life both of these processes must occur simultaneously. This breakdown and repair process is what keeps us new. A dynamic, ever-changing system gives the […]

  • Extreme Low Carb Diets

    There’s a lot of controversy over the scientific validity of extreme low carbohydrate diets. An extreme low carbohydrate diet one that restricts carbohydrates to 50 grams or less per day. Examples of extreme low carbohydrate diets include the beginning stages of the Atkins diet, extreme paleo diets, and many no-eat detox diets. What happens when we […]

  • Challenge Question

    Which diet does this meal resemble? 1 hard-boiled egg, 2 slices of bread, jam and orange juice. A. The meal resembles the governments eating method, called the “food guide pyramid” or “my food plate.” B. This is a Core Diets meal. C. This meal looks like an Atkins diet meal. Answer: A) This meal is balanced according to the […]

  • The Fear of Cholesterol

    The Fear of Cholesterol  Food labels constantly state “cholesterol free.” This subliminally transforms into a collective belief that makes people think there’s something wrong with cholesterol. Even food items derived strictly from plant sources frequently state “cholesterol free.” If the public was more nutrition savvy, they would automatically know that cholesterol only comes from animal […]

  • Understanding Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates can be defined as “anything that grows from the ground.” The sun causes green plants to synthesize carbohydrates, a process scientists know much about, yet are unable to reproduce. Plants breath in carbon dioxide (carbo) from the air and take in water (hydrate) from the ground to form carbo-hydrates.  In short, carbohydrates are made […]

  • Calorie Counting Vs. Core Diets

    Calorie Counting Vs. Core Diets The standard committee views proper nutrition and weight loss as simple calories in vs. calorie out, an understanding of food which makes no distinction between protein, carbohydrates or fats. Their philosophy is simple: to lose 1 pound of fat, you must burn 700 calories per day, 5 days a week. […]

  • The Societal Fear of Fat

    The Societal Fear of Fat Many people know vegetarians need essential protein but very few people realize fat is as essential for everyone. A person can not have a fat free body unless they get rid of their brain and spinal cord. Calorie counting caused the fear of fat because at 9 calories per gram, […]

  • Carbohydrate Confusion

    Traditional dietetics teaches people to prioritize “complex” carbohydrates and avoid “simple” carbohydrates. This belief was grounded on the assumption that complex carbohydrates are physically larger and therefore must break down slowly. On the other hand, it was reasoned that simple sugars enter into your bloodstream at a quick pace because they are smaller in size. […]

  • Macronutrients Vs.Micronutrients

    Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are any dietary element needed in minute amounts for the normal physiologic processes of the body. The Food Guide Pyramid revolves around micronutrients because traditional nutritional science was born at a time when scientists based their whole understanding of human nutrition around preventing diseases like scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) and pellagra […]

  • Meal Planning

    Meal Planning  The guidelines of the Food Guide Pyramid suggest people balance their meals based on the entire day. The idea is to make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals each day. The recommendations are as follows: Bread group: 6-11 servings per day Meat and beans: 2-3 servings per day Dairy group: 2-3 servings […]