Commonly called a brain freeze, this is actually a type of headache that occurs rapidly but resolves quickly, as well. The correct scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. It happens when you eat ice cream too fast or drink very cold beverages quickly. Swallowing the cold food or beverage rapidly changes the temperature at the back … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Healthy Munchy Fruit Crispies  are freeze-dried fruit snacks, packed in individual bags with Nickelodeon characters Spongebob Squarepants or Dora the Explorer. The only ingredient is fruit. One bag of Banana Crispies (0.89 ounce) has 90 calories, 3 … Read More

In our age of supersizing everything, even clothing sizes are inflating too. A woman who would have worn a size 12 two decades ago is now happily stepping into a size 8. What changed are dress designers who rejiggered basic pattern sizes to make everyone fit into a smaller size. Don’t be tricked by brand … Read More

For over 25 years we have helped readers achieve good health through the use of our best-selling nutrition counter book series with 28 titles and over 61 editions published. We have brought the books into the digital arena by updating and publishing the first eBook edition of 6 of our most popular titles. All are … Read More

When you have written over 30 books on nutrition, it is not surprising that people frequently ask, “What’s your best eating advice.” Here it is in a nutshell – short, simple and to the point. Eat less, but enjoy what you eat. Food should be a pleasurable experience, but, sadly, portions have grown enormously in … Read More

We need to consider research as an ongoing conversation. You can’t look at one study in isolation. Every study offers its data into the research conversation. Some studies show a breakthrough in knowledge. Other studies may point out complications that need to be addressed so no one is harmed. Many studies just add a few … Read More

Drink water. Sugary drinks are the number one source of sugar in the diet of Americans. Try flavoring water with fruit slices – lemons and lime or watermelon and fresh mint. Or freeze your favorite sweet drink into ice cubes and add a few to a glass of water – a compromise and far less … Read More

There is no place left in the US where the majority of people are slim. Every state has an obesity rate of more than 20% of the population. In nineteen states, making up almost 40% of the US population, 30% to 35% of the states’ residents are obese. In three states, Arkansas, Mississippi and West … Read More

Yes! Even prehistoric man used sweetness to determine which plants were edible and not poisonous. Mother’s milk, rich in lactose (milk sugar), is sweet and engages infants to suck. In food preparation sugar plays many functional roles.    Sugar adds taste which often persuades people to eat foods they might otherwise not choose. We all … Read More

Feeding your baby in the first year will involve three overlapping stages of development. All babies develop at their own rate. Your baby may begin or end each stage a little ahead or a little behind the norm. That’s fine. Just know that the first year is roughly divided into three stages. The Nursing Stage: … Read More