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Changing Our Diet to Cool the Climate

Good Food Choices Enable Global Health by Judith Fertig Three years ago, the New York Times added a new word to the world’s food vocabulary: Climatarian (n.) A diet whose primary goal is to reverse climate change. This includes eating locally produced food (to reduce energy spent in transportation), choosing …

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Spice Up Healthy Cooking: Six Seasonings with Surprising Payoffs

by Amber Lanier Nagle Spices add a punch of extra flavor to our favorite dishes, but they also possess proven health and wellness properties. From regulating blood sugar to reducing inflammation to helping control appetite, behold the magnificent six. Garlic (Allium sativum) “There’s a lot of evidence that suggests garlic …

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Frugal Foodie: Practical Uses for Aging Produce

by Judith Fertig When Jacques Pépin was growing up in France during World War II, he watched his mother use every scrap of food to meet the family’s needs, and then send him to live with a farmer in summer so her growing son could eat fresh from the farm. …

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Foods Our Heart Will Love

Top 10 Heart Healthy Choices by Judith Fertig “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning once penned this unforgettable line to her husband and fellow poet, Robert Browning. Let us also count the ways to improve our loved ones’ heart health: Lower blood pressure. …

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Feast in The Fields

The Rise of Pop-Up Organic Dining by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist The flip side of enjoying farm to table is taking the table to the farm. So-called “pop-up feasts” are booming at farms throughout the country during growing and harvest seasons. While the format varies, dinners are typically …

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Plant-Based Eating On The Road

Plant Based Eating on the Road

Clever Ways to Eat Healthy Anywhere by Judith Fertig Traveling can be tricky for those trying to eat a plant-based diet, especially on long stretches of highway. More than 33 percent of Americans, or 100 million-plus people, are eating vegan/vegetarian meals more often, even if they do not adhere to …

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Thumbs-Up on Fats: Good Fat Doesn’t Make Us Fat

by Judith Fertig In an era of too much information, the role of fats in our diet has been a victim of not enough information. Today’s turnaround in nutritional thinking acknowledges natural fats as being vital to heart health and weight loss. Heart Health Benefit A recent metastudy in the …

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Keys to Understanding Food Sensitivities

by Joseph S. Gulyas Most people would say that they eat well, but still do not understand why symptoms like brain fog, upset stomach or leg cramps continue. Although many of these people may be eating better than they did in the past, the concern is that food sensitivities may …

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