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 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 21, 2018 

Nutritionally Speaking: Ear candling

I had a number of customers ask me this week about ear candling, a popular method with a long history. Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 14, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: The paleo solution

A popular and requested class these days is Keto 101, a presentation that I offer to introduce folks to the ketogenic diet – a low-carb, high-fat eating plan that encourages the use of ketones...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 7, 2018

Stay off the blood sugar rollercoaster

With our recent Memorial Day holiday, summer is nearly upon us! During summer, many of us enjoy vacation time, or maybe just a change from indoor activities to outdoor adventures. Keeping ourselves...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 31, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Simple food rules for cancer prevention

These days, we are all hearing about more and more people succumbing to cancers of many types. As a cancer survivor myself, I have found renewed hope and inspiration in Michael Pollan's book, "Food...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 24, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Hot days, cool smoothies

Now that summer weather has finally arrived, our gardens are starting to flourish. Soon, our refrigerators will be full of fresh vegetables and we'll have the challenge of finding ways to enjoy and...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 17, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Summer party favorites

I love this time of year; the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and we are all spending more time outside. We are gardening, pruning, dusting off our outdoor sitting areas and – my...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 10, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Enjoy avocados

One of my favorite fruits are avocados (Persea americana)! Originally found in the wild in their native Central America, we have been enjoying cultivated avocados since early in the last century when...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 3, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Need salt?

As the weather warms, and eventually turns hot, it's a good time to revisit an important topic, with the hope that we will not spend our summer with our cells starving for hydration. Experts tell us...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 19, 2018

Dietary choices for cardiovascular health

We celebrate Heart Health Month in February, but since heart disease is one of the top health issues in our modern world, every month is truly the time to choose what we eat with heart health in...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 12, 2018

Did you eat your salad today?

We are all born with the ability to taste five distinctly different tastes. We can taste sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami – which we know as savory, and is translated from the Japanese as...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 5, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Take a spring fitness challenge

Spring has sprung: Have you been noticing more of your neighbors out for walks, feeling the urge to go climb Mt. Pisgah or check out the falls at Bryce Creek? I sure have, and while we had a...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    March 29, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Nuts for nuts

Let's face it, I get to talk about food quite a bit each day; I love to learn, answer questions and explore the best options for myself and those around me. Whenever I shop I see folks peeking in my...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    March 22, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Book Review

As we age it is even more important to find a way of eating that will satisfy our taste buds but not contribute to degenerative health issues. Eating a traditional, nutrient-dense diet, which these...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    March 8, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Spring cleaning

Later this month, we will officially enter my favorite season: Spring! Just as we may have excess "stuff" that has built up around the house and garage during our long winter season, we may have some...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    March 1, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Can you be allergy free?

With our recent snow and cold weather it's hard to imagine or anticipate, but many will soon be plagued with hay fever or pollen-related allergy symptoms. Sensitivity to pollens may be the most common...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Grassfed is best – revisited

We are what we eat. We are what we eat, eats... Let that sink in. If we stop supporting the confinement animal factory farms, we will be supporting the our health and planetary health. Most of the...

 

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We have been enjoying a mild winter and I notice more people are outside, enjoying the warmer breezes and the sun, and including more movement and exercise in their daily routines. This is also a...

 

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I am hoping that you all learned a few new tricks to support your cardiovascular health from my last columns. There are a lot of members of my family who suffer from heart disease, and my goal each...

 

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Happy "Heart Health" Month! This is a great opportunity to focus on supporting your cardiovascular superpump. There's no better way to celebrate this time of year than to share with those we love...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Flatbreads for nutrient-dense meals

One concept that comes up regularly in my work is how to enjoy our meals and make sure they are nutrient-dense. A food ingredient or meal that has nutrient density implies that there is a high ratio...

 

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