Mastering Mindful Eating

  Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable activity for satisfying hunger. However, in our food-abundant, diet-obsessed culture, eating is often mindless, consuming, and guilt-inducing instead. Mindfulness, the concept of being present in the moment, and mindful eating, being aware of all facts of the eating process, is being used widespread as a tool to […]

Fighting Chronic Inflammation: The Key to Prevention

This post was adopted from Reliv International What is Inflammation? We’ve all experienced acute inflammation — a cut, a bug bite, a burn, a sprained ankle, an allergic reaction, an infection. It’s the body’s way of protecting itself. Blood vessels near the damaged area constrict and then dilate to bring more blood to the area, […]

Growing portion (and body!) size

In the past 30 years the obesity rates have risen sharply, which not surprisingly coincides with constant increases in the portion size of food and have become more common when eating away from home.  According to statistics the larger portion trend started in the 70s, and dramatically increased in the 80s only to keep growing […]