You are what your gut bacteria eat

Recent studies find that the state of the inhabitants of our gut may affect our immune system, our weight status, our susceptibility to disease, our energy levels, our mental state and our mood.  
But how does one get the kind of microbial society that’s most conducive to wellness?

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The Mediterranean diet: Healthy eating with an eco-friendly bonus

The better the adherence to the Mediterranean diet, the lower the environmental cost – natural resources use and emissions go down with Mediterranean adherence. Meat – especially beef meat – eggs and dairy consumption have the highest detrimental impact on the environment. 

 

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Would you like your coffee with a cancer warning?

Almost every human action or inaction carries some risk, and one needs some perspective and wisdom in order to carry on with a happy life and not be bogged down by foreboding information.

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The many gifts of family meals: Eat better, bond & prevent obesity

A new meta-analysis, including 200,000 people, finds that family meals help fight overweight and obesity. The family meal offers a great opportunity to lead by example, communicate good habits and to enjoy healthier food.

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Make 2018 the year of real food

If you’re looking for an easy to follow, realistic,  positive, healthy living goal for 2018, try eating real. I’m not suggesting you make all your food from scratch. It would also be highly impractical to mill your own wheat, or press your own oil. Just try to avoid the highly processed stuff.

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The best diet for shedding belly fat

When it comes to storing fat it isn’t just how much we eat, but also what we eat. Some foods – and no, it isn’t just beer that causes a big belly – lead to fat storage in the worst-for-health places – in the liver and around internal organs.

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