Deceptive Food Labeling – Trans Fats

Deceptive Food Labeling – Trans Fats

“Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” – John Adams Introduction Check out the front label for this box of Nature Valley chewy bars. Looks delicious! Peanut butter, dark chocolate, and 10 grams of protein;...
Healthy Foods Fit For Travel

Healthy Foods Fit For Travel

Introduction In this article, I would like to share several healthy, portable foods, that I have found helpful to carry when travelling or going on long hikes. Mung Beans Mung beans are high in protein, fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K (1). They must be soaked over...
Alternatives to Aluminum in the Kitchen

Alternatives to Aluminum in the Kitchen

Alternatives to Aluminum in the Kitchen Introduction The other day my little sister was lining a pan with aluminum foil for some sweet potato fries she was baking… I, of course, immediately tackled her, allowed her to recover, and then ranted for hours about the...
How to Lose 25 Pounds in 10 Weeks… in India!

How to Lose 25 Pounds in 10 Weeks… in India!

Introduction In the summer of 2012, I had the privilege of living in India for about 10 weeks. During this time, I unintentionally lost about 25 pounds. The majority of it was fat, although some of it was muscle. In this article, I will share a few weight loss...
A Simple Mindful Eating Exercise

A Simple Mindful Eating Exercise

Introduction When is the last time you just sat and really enjoyed an apple, tasting its sweetness, its tartness, feeling its texture in your hand, observing its color, its imperfections, feeling it quench the hunger pang that once rattled your stomach? In many...