As a purveyor of health and wellness education, I am no stranger to the controversies that surround seemingly benign topics. While it is uncommon to see the pro- and anti- vitamin camps fight as bitterly as those talking about vaccinations, vitamin supplementation is surprisingly controversial. In its early history, vitamin supplementation in the United States … Continue reading Vitamins: Should You Supplement?
Today, I thought it would be great to travel back in time and look at healthy eating during WWII. During the 1940s, the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs commissioned Walt Disney Studios to create series of cartoons to provide health education for those in Central and South America. "Health for The Americas: Planning … Continue reading Health For The Americas: WWII, Espionage, & Disney
While putting together a cookbook from a recent party I hosted, it struck me that it was a bit of a social experiment. The only guidelines were to submit a “favorite healthy recipe.” As I looked through the recipes, I noticed significant variations on the theme “healthy,” with some recipes focusing on reducing fat, calorie, … Continue reading Our Unhealthy Obsession
Last week, I stumbled upon several brands of dandelion tea while at my local grocers. The packaging suggested it was an herbal tonic/remedy helpful for liver functioning and aiding with general digestive needs. Most specified that it was helpful for detoxifying or removing toxins. Of course, this came with the obligatory disclaimer statement required by … Continue reading That Is a Dandy Lion: Dandelions for Health
In Tuesday’s post, I discussed one of the most popular quotes about lemons. Today, I would like to focus on the lemon itself. Lemon (citrus limon) is a delightfully sour and acidic citrus fruit that grows on trees. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica (2015), the lemon appeared in Spain and North Africa in the earliest part … Continue reading Citrusy Orbs