Dried Fruit Compote

Inspired by Rebecca Katz and Eleonora Gafton This aromatic and sweet treat is perfect added to oatmeal or gluten free pancakes on these cold fall mornings.  The optional Schizandra berries add antioxidants and other health benefits including stress support, memory support and energy.   They add amazing complexity to the flavor of this compote since these …

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The Nation’s Other Deficit: Fiber

Since 2010, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has been recommending increasing the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in our diets to improve of dietary intake of fiber amongst other essential nutrients.  Last month, the Journal of Nutrition published an article reporting on last October’s roundtable discussion on “Filling America’s Fiber Gap: Probing Realistic …

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Eating Well: Adzuki Bean Soup with Broccoli Rabe (Rapini)

Combining the early spring bitters of broccoli rabe (rapini) and the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric, this warm and nourishing soup is ideal for those cool transition nights between winter and spring. The recipe was created by students in Tai Sophia Institute’s Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health program during a cooking lab, and …

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Rusty Bites: Spreading Misinformation in a 60 Second Sound Bite.

On the Kojo Nnamdi show http://thekojonnamdishow.org/ today I heard Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn talk about the dangers of eating any kind of oil. The message I got from him on the program was that ALL oils should be removed from the diet. Dr. Esselstyn claimed that oils among other things caused inflammation of the lining of …

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