Cheese Facts and The Human Microbiome

Updates on the health benefits of cheese and current data on human microbiome research and findings.

200 million eggs recalled? The mind boggles.

I’m trying to get my head around 200 million eggs being recalled because of Salmonella. The Washington Post has the story: An investigation by the federal agency led to an inspection of the farm, [

Who lives in the Twilight Zone under the sea?

Where scientists previously assumed a harsh transition from reef life to deep-sea life, scientists have found a ‘missing link’ in oceanic life: the rariphotic zone. Between 150m-300m below the sur

7 Steps to Have Your Ideal Birth Experience

Too often I meet expectant mothers who are filled with fear and anxiety about the birth process. This worry is fed by stories from co-workers, family members, and even trusted care providers…. Learn

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Recommendations for improving SNAP

While the farm bill is in play, it’s worth looking at what The Bipartisan Policy Center has to say about SNAP: It provides evidence for a long list of recommendations for improving SNAP, among them:

Will the new food label ever appear?

Remember way back when the FDA proposed updating the Nutrition Facts label?  It’s hard to keep track of the delays but the label, first proposed in 2016, is scheduled to appear in supermarkets near

China is eating more dairy foods. Is this good?

I will never understand the push to increase dairy consumption in China. Many if not most Asian adults lack the enzyme that digests the lactose in milk.  Undigested lactose tends to pass unscathed to

Cheese, Poop and Tequila Not Necessarily in that Order

This week we have a friend in cheeses, shining a light on your poop (literally), tequila for bone growth and new information on Vitamin D.

The fuss over kangaroo meat in Australia

I was fascinated to read in Global Meat News that the Australian agriculture department has had to come to the defense of eating kangaroo meat. Australian animal welfare advocates oppose eating kangar

Melissa Clark’s Instant Pot Hummus (with Variations)

I’ve been having quite a lot of fun playing around with different Instant Pot recipes over the past few months, but one recipe has emerged as a breakout. It’s the one that keeps my Instant Pot on

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

The National Human Genome Research Institute conducts genetic and genomic research, funds genetic and genomic research and promotes that research to advance genomics in health care.

Magnesium: Basics, Benefits, and Sources

Magnesium is a critical mineral nutrient that the body needs, along with calcium and potassium, to regulate blood pressure. Many people do not get enough magnesium. Magnesium deficiency may result in

Weekend reading: The Farm Bill

It will take more than a weekend to figure out what is actually in this 641-page monster. Its table of contents alone is 13 pages. The House produced a section-by-section summary  It also produced a

Allergies: 10 Ways to Reduce Mold Allergies

WebMD shows you 10 ways to fight the fungus and reduce mold allergy symptoms from dust masks to bottles of bleach. Allergies: 10 Ways to Reduce Mold Allergies

Where are we on the Farm Bill?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has scored the farm bill (“HR 2”) meaning that they have estimated its costs. Here’s the CBO summary, and its key paragraph in perfect CBO-speak (I’ve div

Home-delivered meals save health care costs!

It’s always seemed obvious to me that feeding hungry people would prevent nutritional deficiencies, and that feeding healthy diets to people who needed them would make them healthier. We now have ev

FoodNavigator on Sugars and Sweeteners

Here is another collection of Food Navigator articles on special topics from a food-industry perspective. Special Edition: Sugar reduction and sweeteners Food and beverage manufacturers have a far wid

Weekend reading: Intro to the Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill is due in six months but it impossible to follow without a scorecard.  Fortunately, we have help. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Legislative proposals Agenda for the 20

School Lunch Ideas ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿง€

Here's our main lunch set: ice packs: water bottle: cloth napkin: lunch cont

IT'S MATING SEASON! ๐Ÿ™ˆ (Valencia, Spain with Kids)

Get 3 Things for Thursday โžœ pregnancy week-by-week โžœ http://MamaNatural.comValencia, Spain is an awesome city to visit! We checked out the central market (and played sp

10 Signs and Symptoms of Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming foods or drinks that contain harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites. It’s extremely common, affecting an estimated 9.4 million Americans each year (1

The 8 Healthiest Berries You Can Eat

Berries are small, soft, round fruit of various colors — mainly blue, red or purple. They are sweet or sour in taste and often used in preservatives, jams and desserts. Berries tend to have a good n

The MIND Diet: A Detailed Guide for Beginners

The MIND diet is designed to prevent dementia and loss of brain function as you age. It combines the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet to create a dietary pattern that focuses specifically on brain

5 Reasons Why Creatine Monohydrate Is the Best

Creatine has been studied extensively as a dietary supplement for many years. In fact, more than 1,000 studies have been conducted, which have shown that creatine is a top supplement for exercise perf

12 Mistakes to Avoid on a Vegetarian or Vegan Diet

A balanced vegetarian or vegan diet can provide many health benefits. These diets have been associated with weight loss, better blood sugar control, a decreased risk of heart disease and a lower risk

It Cost WHAT? (Epic Meal in Naples) ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿ‘

Get 3 Things for Thursday โžœ pregnancy week-by-week โžœ http://MamaNatural.comRestaurant: Trattoria Da Nennella Da NennellaVico L

Do Glucosamine Supplements Work for Arthritis?

Glucosamine is a popular dietary supplement used to treat osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease caused by insufficient regeneration of cartilage in joints, most often in the knees a

9 Gluten-Free Grains That Are Super Healthy

Gluten is a protein found in certain types of grains, including wheat, barley and rye. It provides elasticity, allows bread to rise and gives foods a chewy texture (1, 2). Although gluten is not a pro

Why Bifidobacteria Are So Good for You

There are trillions of bacteria on and in your body, and they’re extremely important for your health. One of the most important types is called Bifidobacteria. These beneficial bacteria digest dieta

13 Greek Foods That Are Super Healthy

In the 1960s, Greeks were living longer and had lower rates of chronic disease than the rest of the world. This is likely due to their diet, which was full of seafood, fruits, vegetables, grains, bean

The GAPS Diet: An Evidence-Based Review

The GAPS diet is a strict elimination diet that requires its followers to cut out grains, pasteurized dairy, starchy vegetables and refined carbs. It’s promoted as a natural treatment for people wit

Mediterranean Cruise... with kids! โ›ต ๐Ÿ‘ซ ๐Ÿค” We’re vlogging our travels and have a NEW video up today about our 7 day Mediterranean cruise. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŽโ›ต๏ธSee highlights from the South of France, the tiny country Mon

Overnight flight... with kids! โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ซ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Our family was blessed with a trip through some beautiful Mediterranean areas—the South of France, Spain and Italy. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น We haven’t left the country for years, and it’s been

Healthy & Organic Grocery Haul! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ†๐Ÿณ Here's our food haul for this week! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ†๐Ÿณ What looks familiar to you??? What olive oil do you buy? Let me know in the comments!Catch up with me on Facebook - I post tons

Busting into Babies ะฏ Us! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿš€

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Grocery MEGA Haul + Meal Photos Here are my family's groceries from last week, plus photos of most of the meals we made! Which of these products or recipes look familiar to you???Catch up with me on Facebook

Signs of Pregnancy: The 15 Earliest (and Weirdest) Pregnancy Symptoms

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