Glycemic Index 101

The glycemic index, glycemic index, or GI is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates in food on blood sugar levels. It estimates how much each gram of available carbohydrate (total carbohydrate minus fiber) in a food raises a person’s blood glucose level following consumption of the food, relative to consumption of glucose.Glucose has a […]

Reflections on the Dairy Debate

The CHina STudy found that dairy creates a metabolic acidosis in the body which tends to compromise a number of metabolic systems that in turn relate to how calcium is handled and how bone is formed. And there are more recent publications now that people have begun to dare to question dairy. A 2005 study […]

Have you heard of Orthorexia Nervosa?

Have you heard of Orthorexia Nervosa? I am finishing my studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and just heard a term that I find very interesting. Dr. Steven Bratman is the first to coin the term orthorexia.  He used to be a chef and tried to sort out what was correct about dietary theories.  […]

Ever heard of the 100 mile diet?

 In the North American industrial food system, the average distance from food source to plate is 1,500 miles. The 100 Mile Diet refers to the purchasing, consumption, or production of food all within a 100-mile radius from an individual’s residence. The phrase was coined in 2005 by James MacKinnon and Alisa Smith, two Canadians who prescribed a one-year […]