Cereal With a Side of Poison

Many commercial cereals contain chemicals, dyes, added sugar, and dangerous preservatives Glyphosate found in many oat based cereals, exceeding amounts deemed safe by the Environmental Working Group Unsafe dyes to color the cereal found in many US made cereals whereas these dyes are banned European countries The best bet would be to avoid eating and…

Snack Time

8 Healthy Snacks for Kids (and Parents) We all know what is it’s like to be hangry, and I’m guessing being a parent with a hangry child is not pleasant.  Or, possibly even more scary, around a child (or anyone for that matter) in the midst of a sugar rush with the inevitable crash to…

No Screens Challenge

The 10 Day Challenge: No screens (phone, television, computer, tablets, etc.) 1 hour before going to bed and 30 minutes after waking. Sleep is everything! We know how we feel after a solid night of sleep versus the opposite.  Being the best version of ourself is much easier after a full night of uninterrupted ZZZ’s. …

Big Food Ads Are Making Youth Fat and Sick

Story At-A-Glance Kids are on average exposed to 40,000 TV commercials a year $3.4 Billion of ads placed on Facebook and Youtube from the food and beverage industry Black teens saw 119% more junk food ads than white teens Big Food aims its ads at low income Americans Banning fast food ads would reduce the…

The Most Nutrient Dense Meal

One Meal-All the Nutrients        Is there a more nutrient dense meal than a fully loaded salad?  Vegetables, protein, and healthy fats are all present in a properly made salad.  “Eat the rainbow,” you’ve probably heard before.  Well, a salad might just be the easiest way to eat the rainbow, as eating different…

Rethink Your Kid’s Drink

Summary Consumption of sugary drinks is the #1 cause of kids being overweight or obese American kids consume 34 teaspoons of sugar per day with most of that sugar intake coming from sugary drinks.  One can of soda a day can increase risk of diabetes by 32% and obesity by 60% in kids The average…

Being of Average Health in America Does Not Get A Passing Grade

Statistics mentioned  64% of Americans are overweight or obese Estimated that 86% of Americans will be overweight or obese by 2030 1/3 Children are currently overweight or obese 1/4 of teens have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes 10% of kids today have fatty liver disease Life expectancy has gone down 3 straight years. Being Of…