Five Thinning Thanksgiving Tips

by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

During all the festivities of Thanksgiving with family and friends, it’s easy to gain a pound or two on this holiday weekend. Try these healthy eating tips on how to avoid putting on weight without depriving yourself of a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Choose Meatless Recipes

Eight Ways to Stay Strong and Healthy this Flu Season

by Tandis Bishop

Autumn is the favorite season for many Hawaii residents. Our autumn weather is as nice, if not better, than summer, with its calm temperatures and warm waters. However, the arrival of the cooling atmosphere also means the arrival of cold and flu season. Even if you can’t completely avoid getting sick this season, you can still lessen the duration and severity of a sickness with a strong immune system. Here are some tips to keep strong and healthy during the fall and winter months. You can considerably boost your immune system by following even a few of these suggestions:

    GMO Labeling: The Right to Choose

    by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

    When it comes to food science, I often think of what food will be like in twenty, fifty or even a hundred years. I wonder about the quality of food available for my children, future grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I question whether that food is going to be good for their health or not. And at the very least, if they will have the right to know what is in the food they consume.

    Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

    by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

    An important way to lower our risk of cancer is to adopt a plant-based diet, according to the American Cancer Society. Their Guidelines On Nutrition And Physical Activity For Cancer Prevention includes eating “a healthy diet, with an emphasis on plant sources.”1 Plant-based diets tend to be lower in saturated fats and high in fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals. That is why to lower cancer risk, the world famous Dr. William Sears recommends:2

    Improve Your Health While Enjoying Summer Fruits

    by Tandis Bishop

    One of the best things about summer is the abundance of juicy delicious fruits. In Hawaii, we are fortunate to have many of our favorite summer fruits ripening in our back yard. Fruits provide important vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. They also contain phytochemicals or plant nutrients which help boost immunity, have a protective effect against cancer, and help protect against heart diseases and circulatory problems. Stay healthy this summer by simply enjoying all the fresh fruits the season has to offer.

    Using Meat Substitutes, Made Easy

    by Tandis Bishop

    Who said going meatless means you must give up your favorite dishes? Most long-time vegetarians will tell you that you can convert many of your favorite dishes with vegetarian meat substitutes or replacements. Today, eating meatless has become easier than ever thanks to the availability of meat replacement options on the market. Of course, meat replacements have come a long way since they were first introduced 20 years ago. It’s easy to fool even the biggest meat lover when using today’s meat substitutes.

    Keep Your Home Clean without Contaminating the Earth

    by Tracy Rohland

    Everyone appreciates a clean home. We scrub and spray and wash using many different products to achieve a sparkling environment. However, while we may be getting rid of mold and dirt, we might also be expelling a plethora of toxic gases and contaminants into our home and our bodies, many of which can eventually make their way into the soil and water of the earth.

    Vegetarian Athletes

    by Tracy Rohland

    It’s a commonly held belief that a vegetarian diet lacks protein and nutrients, that vegetarians are weak and skinny, and that a meat-based diet is a necessity if one wishes to become a successful athlete. This is of course, a complete misconception. In fact, a balanced vegetarian diet is the ideal means for achieving peak performance in any field. It provides all the necessary nutrients and offers a plethora of benefits such as low amounts of fat, high amounts of fiber, plenty of protein, as well as disease -fighting nutrients such as enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

    Fabulous Foods for a Healthy Heart

    by Tracy Ternes

    Incorporate these foods into your diet to help reduce your risk of heart disease and promote cardiovascular health. Oatmeal: A steaming bowl of oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day. Oats are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, folate, niacin, calcium, and soluble fiber. For added heart health, top your oatmeal with ground flaxseed and blueberries. For a sweet treat that’s also good for your heart, bake some delicious oatmeal raisin cookies.