Articles in: Diet and Seasonal Eating

In my book, The 3-Season Diet, I discuss how nature has 3 growing seasons. The spring, summer and fall are the growing seasons, with winter as nature’s dormant season. In this section, learn how to eat with the seasons, according to your body type and the natural digestive cycles, and the importance of eating regular meals in a relaxed way.

Four Reasons to Reconsider Eggplant

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 42 seconds Nightshades are part of the Solanaceae botanical family which include bell peppers, eggplants, goji berries, hot peppers, paprika, potatoes, tomatillos and tomatoes. According to Ayurveda, nightshades are not favored as foods as they are generally too heating to the body and, in […]

The Scoop on the FODMAP Diet for Stressed Out Digestion

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 21 seconds The FODMAP diet was developed for folks with IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Basically, the FODMAP Foods to Avoid List are foods that are known to, in one way or another, irritate the gut. FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And […]

Episode 15: Stop Cravings Before They Start

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Date: Monday, December 8th Time: 5:30pm MT (4:30pm Pacific, 6:30pm Central, 7:30 Eastern) Register here to receive reminder emails for the live event! What do you crave: chips, caffeine, chocolate, sweets, carbs, alcohol? If we are going to truly eliminate cravings, we must relate what the body is craving to […]

Dangers of Distracted Eating

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 39 seconds According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, secondary eating is defined as “eating while engaged in another activity.” This includes watching TV, opening mail, reading, talking on the phone, texting, and of course driving, standing or eating on the run. By now, […]

Equinox Rules

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 10 seconds On September 23 at 2:29AM, the sun will shine directly on the equator creating nature’s day of perfect balance. This autumnal equinox is when days and nights are extremely close to being the same length. It is the day of balance between […]

How to Eat Less and Thrive Without Hunger

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 26 seconds Eating less food (within limits) is perhaps the most well-researched strategy for living a longer and healthier life. Why? Excess food intake puts undue stress on all the organs associated with digestion, not least the liver, which is responsible for a myriad […]

Lessons From A Deer: Don’t Eat Out Of Season

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 14 seconds Herbivores have evolved to have two stomachs. The first one is called the rumen, where grasses, barks and impossible-to-digest-by-humans plant matter are digested by millions of plant-eating microbes. Rumens and the saliva of herbivores are either alkaline or neutral, allowing just about […]

Feed Your Inner Viking (Eat, Pray, BUGS)

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 57 seconds Reporting on one of Norway’s most rare and famous cheeses! The Vikings, who were known for their strength and endurance, fueled themselves for their expeditions in part by eating a special cheese called Gamalost. It’s also considered an aphrodisiac, commonly known today […]