We had a good response to the last article on coconut oil! The responses actually had us (mainly Lora!) doing even more digging into what we know and don't know about coconut oil, it's composition and how different fats break down in the body. I think it's important to remember that there are times that we do not know the answer. In those times, we have to make our most educated "best guess" and move on. My choice might not be your choice. That's ok. We don't have to spend all … [Read more...]
Q&A: Since coconut oil is high in saturated fat, should I just avoid it?
After the olive oil article Lora wrote last week, we had a question about coconut oil from a reader on my facebook page. So we decided coconut oil would be a good topic for the next Q&A! Don't forget about our seminar this Thursday evening at Cancer Services' office in Winston-Salem. Cancer Nutrition Myths and Truths: Thursday 1/29 at 5:30pm. We will be demonstrating and tasting 3 recipes and giving you some of the ingredients for you to take home and try yourself. We'd … [Read more...]
Healthy Pizza? My Thoughts From a Papa Murphy’s Kitchen Tour
Several blogging moms were invited to tour our local Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza kitchen to learn how they source and prepare their food. When my co-worker invited me, I wasn't really sure what to expect. The other bloggers weren't necessarily blogging about health and I'm always cautious to not be "bought" by food companies. I try to keep my information based on evidence, rather than persuasion. [FYI - to date I have never been paid to talk, write or promote any food … [Read more...]
Making Resolutions You Can Keep!
Now that you know what NOT to do for New Year's resolutions, let's talk about how to do it right! In order for your resolutions to be effective, they need to be specific and realistic. Always run them by a friend, since they can tell you if your goal is realistic for you or not. Short term goals are ones that you would achieve in a week or a month. Long term goals are ones that take 4 months or longer to achieve. Long term goals require several short term goals along the way. … [Read more...]