White bread has long been denounced for its lack of nutrient and fiber content. Instead, U.S. dietary guidelines have steadily pushed the whole grain agenda, driving the crop to the top spot in a recent poll of healthy foods. Despite it’s rise to fame, the truth is:
Whole grains make you fat and sick because they contain lectins –
One of the largest threats to our health.
As ‘Hotumn’ took most of us by (pleasant) surprise in NYC, I finally awoke to temperatures in the mid-40’s today. Fall has finally arrived, which means more baking, more pumpkin pie, and more soup.
There is something very soothing about the latter, and as a hearty meal, soup is a win-win for the mind, body and soul. My personal favorite is lentil soup, the way my mom makes it. Flavored delicately with turmeric (anti-inflammatory benefits), and garnished with cilantro, it’s a staple in my recipe book, which is why I want to share it with you.READ MORE
A scarce water supply, rapid population growth, and climate change pose a serious threat to our food production. But Silicon Valley thinks it has the solution.
Using freight containers equipped with hi-tech gadgets, entrepreneurs are disrupting the very essence of what it means to farm; bringing the outdoors, inside.READ MORE
As rooftop season draws to a close, there was one more spot I had to check out, so this past weekend I hopped on a delayed R train and took an unplanned Uber, to make it in time for happy hour at Brooklyn Grange.
But happy hour was actually a tour, and the closest thing to a Bloody Mary here was a tomato. That’s because Brooklyn Grange is a rooftop farm. With cities like New York and Chicago leading the charge, here’s why growing from above is the next big thing.
IMAGINE IF YOU BROKE YOUR LEG, BUT A QUICK INJECTION FIXED IT.
That reality is closer than you may think. Hip replacement surgeries and traditional drug therapies could become a thing of the past. We are on the cusp of medicine’s most significant breakthrough – curing disease with robots. READ MORE
Given the choice, I prefer to cook what I eat. But when it comes to snacks, I do indulge in protein bars. Finding one, however, made from clean sources is no easy feat; most are filled with ingredients you can’t even pronounce (*cough cough* – Quest Bar).
Finally, I thought I’d done it! About eighteen months ago I discovered RXBar, the ‘whole food‘ bar made from ‘clean food you can count on’. I was all in, had a subscription, took them with me on my travels, and even blogged about them.
Sadly, RXBar was too good to be true and as you’re about to discover, the ingredients are anything but clean.
But why is that? Why can’t you put the Pringles down? Or stop scrolling Instagram every five minutes? Or watching online porn? Or binge drinking alcohol?
Yesterday, I came across a candid blog post, questioning the so-called keys to success. It began:
You don’t have to follow anybody’s morning routine.
Because you know what? I’m just going to tell it like it is.
Getting up at 5 AM…
And drinking warm water with lemon…
And doing an intermittent fast…
And reading a book a day…
And meditating for 45 minutes…
…will not make you a successful person.’
Intrigued, I read on.