Is cake good… or bad?

Is cake good… or bad?

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a picture of her child’s worksheet, similar to this one, on her Facebook page. The one she posted used the words “good” and “bad” instead of “healthy” and “not healthy,” but the...
Bitter Gets You Better

Bitter Gets You Better

Here’s a great thing you can do to positively affect your digestion and the rest of your metabolism immediately: eat more bitter things. Did you know that humans “taste” flavor in other parts of the body besides the tongue? Indeed! It’s been...
7 Reasons for People with Chronic Illness to Love Soup

7 Reasons for People with Chronic Illness to Love Soup

Is there anything more soul-nourishing and comforting than a bowl of piping hot soup? Okay, maybe getting a hug by someone you love, but I mean, foodwise? Yeah, didn’t think so. As you’re about to learn, not only is soup delicious, it should also be a staple of your...
What my elimination diet has taught me in one year

What my elimination diet has taught me in one year

A year ago, I was living with arthritis. For three weeks last January, I experienced intense migratory joint pain that would subside only briefly — and never completely — after taking a couple of Aleve, which I was doing every 12 hours. This is what’s happened since....
Why I quit chocolate (and how I cured my joint pain)

Why I quit chocolate (and how I cured my joint pain)

I used to be a serious chocolate addict. Just like I once couldn’t fathom my life without bread, for many years I thought I could never live without chocolate. Now I know there are many things I can live without, including chocolate. Sometime last fall, I started...