Category Archives: Nutrition

Beyond the Jamie Lee Curtis yogurt–the power of kefir!

kefir grains

In spite of the inroads that probiotics have made into American culture, many people still do not realize that these good bacteria have other homes outside of name-brand yogurts or in those cloudy capsules of lactobacillus found in refrigerated section of the local vitamin store.They don’t know, for example, about the tradition of fermenting special grains called kefir–and the probiotics that result.

The secret science of haunted houses, and what they teach us about health


Now, what does this experience in the haunted house have to do with your health? Everything if you are suffering from low energy, chronic pain, headaches, type 2 diabetes, or some other chronic problem.

Is organic food really better? the results of a school science experiment

organic sweet potato videos

Is organic food really better? It all depends on what you mean by better. One child’s science experiment shows us one important consideration when shopping for produce.

Is dinner time stressful? 7 tips for better family meals


It’s clear from the publication of the new Dietary Guidelines from the USDA, that we Americans don’t have the most healthy relationship with our food.

Did Macho Man Die From Eating Slim Jims?


Macho Man Randy Savage passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident after he had a heart attack. Known for his endorsement of Slim Jim beef jerky, people were only half-joking when they said “Slim Jims killed the Macho Man!” So, did they?

Is Extreme Couponing Worth It? 3 Reasons to Stop Clipping


Extreme couponing. It’s a strategy that moms are using to save their families thousands of dollars per year. But, it it really worth it? Here are three reasons why you may want to put the shears down and pay for your food.

Farmers’ Markets in Oakland County, Michigan – list for 2011


Recently the Oakland Press, with the help of Mayuri Munot, an Oakland University journalist student/blogger (@Maiya1022 ), compiled a seasonal list of Farmers’ Markets in Oakland County. Just in case the permanent link changes, I’ve reproduces the list in part, focusing on location and website listing.  (I’m assuming readers here are plugged in enough to…