Calorie-Free. High calorie. Reduced calorie. These terms cover food packages and magazine covers. But what is a "calorie"?
The advice to drink eight to ten glasses of water a day can be intimidating, especially if you think water is boring.
Seasonal allergies can be extremely uncomfortable and disruptive to everyday life.
Nighttime, for some people, is a time for enjoying dinner, relaxing on the couch or falling asleep with a good book. Yet for others, it can be a time filled with anxiety, loneliness and hunger.
Breaking the snacking habit is not impossible. There are many little things you can do to prevent yourself from grabbing those unneeded snacks throughout the day. Believe it or not, snacking is not usually done because of hunger, but more out of routine or boredom. Here are some strategies for avoiding getting caught up in the "snack trap":
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is a salt of glutamic acid, an amino acid and a building block of protein that occurs naturally in many foods such as seaweed and soybeans.
Seeds are an incredibly rich source of nutrients, not only for the growth of a sprout, but also for our own health. Next time you need a snack, or a topping for your salad, consider one of these nutritious seeds:
In today's society everything is high speed. What once took weeks now takes mere minutes or seconds.
There are two types of fiber in the diet: soluble fiber (water-soluble) and insoluble fiber (not water-soluble). Whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains usually contain at least some of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Have you resolved to have a new perspective on life? Here are a few basic but powerful keys to maintaining good spirits throughout the year:
Keep your immune system strong during the winter months to help ward off the cold and flu.
In the United States breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as the most common cancer among women. A healthy diet, combined with exercise, is essential to decreasing your risk for breast cancer and boosting your immune system.
How could this unusual fruit with the green, bumpy flesh and buttery-textured interior be considered "amazing"? Here's how:
When vitamin D comes to mind, we usually think of sunshine. Sunshine is without a doubt the best source of vitamin D. However, we don't always have access to it, especially during the winter months, if we live at northern latitudes, or if we spend most of our time indoors.
There are many natural ways to support bone health, including diet, healthy digestion and exercise. Bone matrix is active living tissue and requires nourishment. We can eat the essential nutrients of our bones, specifically minerals and protein to keep them healthy and strong.
As the leaves fall and the rains remind us of what it means to live in the Pacific Northwest, many people start worrying about they can do to keep their immune system healthy and avoid colds and flus.
Whether you are seeking relief from allergies, cold or flu, or sinus infections, acupuncture and East Asian medicine can help you out.
Gluten-free (GF) diets can be costly. The availability of GF foods in the marketplace is on the rise, however, the market prices of many of these products make them inaccessible to those on a budget.
Finding healthy, grab-and-go snacks can be challenging for the gluten-free eater. Gluten is pervasive in most packaged snack foods.
Aduki beans, otherwise known as azuki or adzuki beans, are small red beans cultivated throughout East Asia.
To increase his chances of survival after a cancer diagnosis, this allopathic physician sought out BIORC medical director Dr. Leanna Standish to learn more about lifestyle changes that could help support his cancer treatments.
This 1999 Bastyr University graduate is thankful for the naturopathic treatment she's receiving to help get her back to wellness despite a diagnosis of stage two breast cancer.
In March 2009, Barbara Nord became a research participant at the Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Center. Since then, the 63-year-old mother of two has learned to manage her feelings of anxiety and panic and has found a measure of pain relief from her radiation therapy.
Turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a vibrant yellow spice that has been a core component of Indian medicine for centuries.
Ginger is a root that is used in many culinary as well as medicinal applications.