Studies Show the Effect of Pesticides on Children

by Tandis Bishop

Some of us may not be very concerned about eating organic. Heck, with today’s busy lifestyle, it’s a challenge just to get enough fruits and vegetables in our diet. However, there is a special group of people who may need to eat organic as much as possible. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) infants and children may be especially sensitive to the health risks posed by pesticides.1 One of the reasons for their vulnerability, the EPA says, is that their internal organs are still developing and maturing.

Aloha ‘Aina: Sustainable Eating

by Tandis Bishop

The people of Hawaii have always cared for and revered the Hawaiian Islands and the 'Aina (earth, land). Ancient Hawaiians lived a very sustainable lifestyle. They used tropical material for housing and lava rocks for building temples (heiau). They also had highly sophisticated agricultural farming methods that worked in harmony with nature. To continue their aloha ‘aina (love of the land), we should do what we can as responsible individuals to reduce our environmental impact in this world. One of the most effective ways of doing that is by eating sustainably. Here’s how:

Going Meatless: The Protein Myth

by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

If you are choosing to eat fewer meat-based meals and replacing them with plant-based meals, there is one question that may come to mind or may be asked by your friends and family. How are you going to get enough protein? This is a common misconception that has been associated with a plant-based diet for many years. The good news: it’s simply a myth. What is Protein?

10 Foods to Help You Lose Weight

by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

When it comes to eating healthy we all have our ups and downs. Even the most fit and health conscious people admit to falling “off the wagon’ during the holiday season. But the good news is that you can just as easily get back on track by incorporating more healthy foods that will not only help you shed excess weight but also improve your health. Simply incorporate these “fat-burning” foods into your diet by substituting them for your normal “fattening” foods. These foods are healthy and low in calories which can be eaten all the time as part of a wholesome, plant-based diet.

Need Healthier Desserts this Christmas?

by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

Fall and winter are the seasons of the year when we consume the most desserts. By New Years, we may feel heavier, have less energy, and are more sluggish. Some of us may even have a weaker immune system from all the rich food, high stress, and little sleep. The good news is that there are ways to satisfy your sweet cravings and enjoy your favorite desserts without compromising your health. Try these health tips to creating guilt-free desserts.

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.

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