There is little doubt that what we eat (or don’t eat) and drink can play a significant role promoting or inhibiting gallstone formation. There are various types of gallstones, with some composed largely of the calcium salts of bile pigments and some triggered by parasitic infections. In the USA...
 


If you need one more reason to eat less meat and more beans, look no further.  A recent study published in Clinical Nutrition looked at data from the PREDIMED study, research of over 3,000 subjects with elevated risk for heart disease, but without type 2 diabetes. The study found that after 4 years, participants with the highest intake of legumes had a 35% reduction in risk for diabetes. 
 


Could your brain cells be the next weapon to fight the obesity epidemic?
 
Cooking

Ingredients: Crust: 1/2 prepared pie crust (use tulip method on the previous page) Filling: 15 ounce can pumpkin 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup Splenda 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup egg whites 12 ounce can evaporated skim milk Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 de- grees. 2. Make...
 

Putting together a comprehensive and engaging cooking demonstration is hard work -- but that's about to change.
 

Choose from over 100 different nutrition posters, health posters, and motivational wellness posters, that will make your walls beautiful and educational.
 
Kids

Recently I attended the Sonoma Heirloom Exhibition. My decision to go was based on two reasons: 1) Any visit to a farmer's market in Sonoma or Santa Rosa yields the most beautiful local-grown produce, consistently on every trip. This image was photographed by me from items I picked at a summer farmer's market in Sonoma: ... A Vegan Petting Zoo – Great Activity for Kids