Nutrition Advice

New study finds that extra-virgin olive oil can help preserve memory and prevent dementia

In a study published online June 21 in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, the researchers show that the consumption of extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain -- classic markers of Alzheimer's disease. The Temple team also identified the mechanisms… Continue reading New study finds that extra-virgin olive oil can help preserve memory and prevent dementia

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Side Dishes, Veggies

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Broccoli rabe (also known as "rapini") is one of those vegetables I've been meaning to learn to cook for a long time.  I finally tackled it the other day before incorporating it into a dish with tortellini and goat cheese (that recipe is coming next!). I have to be honest, it didn't come out perfect… Continue reading Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

Random Healthy Living Info

Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

So this obviously not a recipe-related post, but if your winter has gone anything like mine, chances are you might find it useful! I have been sick way too often this winter, and I've been looking for every possible way to fight back against this trend. I'd always heard the advice about gargling with salt… Continue reading Apparently gargling with salt water really does help fight colds

Nutrition Advice

Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Coffee is probably my favorite substance on earth.  It makes me feel amazing, helps me wake up on a morning when I haven't had enough sleep, and even takes away some of my pain. For a long time I felt a little bit guilty about drinking it because there is so much written about the… Continue reading Coffee: a great tool for dealing with chronic pain

Overcoming My Eating Disorder

“I Inherited My Anorexic Mom’s Obsession With Food” (Taylored Training and Fitness)

Somehow, while I was doing research for my SI joint site, I stumbled across this really great article from Coach Whitney at Taylored Training and Fitness.  It's about how we can inherit negative patterns, in terms the way we see food and the way we treat our bodies, from our parents. I haven't written very much… Continue reading “I Inherited My Anorexic Mom’s Obsession With Food” (Taylored Training and Fitness)

Nutrition Advice, Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice

In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions and goals, I thought I’d share this really great article I found recently on nutrition “myths.” Fitness Magazine interviewed registered dietitians on how their perspectives on healthy eating have changed over time.  These RD’s talk about some of the conventional wisdom regarding nutrition coming out of recent decades, how… Continue reading Out with the old: Saying goodbye to 90’s nutrition advice