What are Powerhouse Vegetables? Powerhouse vegetables (and fruits) are strongly associated with a decrease in chronic disease risks but until recently, no studies had been conducted to determine which vegetables and fruits qualified as powerhouses. In a 2014 scientific article, author Jennifer De Noia, Ph.D. ranked 47 fruits and vegetables based upon their nutrient density. Read More →

Plant micronutrients and phytochemicals.

When it comes to nutrition and our diets, we tend to be focused on the macronutrients: fat, protein, and carbohydrates. While these are absolutely essential for good health, they represent only part of the big nutrition picture. What we often fail to realize is that by solely focusing on the macronutrients, we deprive ourselves of Read More →

Stressed out? Let it go!

  Stress. We know it’s bad for us and that we should decrease it in our lives but have you ever wondered what it does that makes it so bad? Psychological stress is associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety, heart disease, and infections. It may seem strange that stress can have such a dramatic impact Read More →

Immune Health Of (Wo)Men and Monkeys Just before the 2013 Christmas and New Year’s holidays, a newly released scientific article published in Vaccine was seized upon by nearly all the large media outlets; USA Today, CBS affiliates, Time, you name the media giant and they were running the story.  What could possibly be so important Read More →