What is the Mediterranean Diet and Why Should I Try It?

What Do They Know That We Don't?

Potentially the world’s healthiest way of eating, the Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that were consumed by populations in Italy and Greece throughout history.

The diet emphasizes produce, fish, whole grains, and health fats – encouraging a high intake of fiber, moderate consumption of meats and alcohol, and tons of antioxidants. Followers of this diet will also enjoy meals with their loved ones – cooking as a family, eating as a family, and sharing a glass of red wine after dinner as a family.

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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Support Your Goals With a Soup Cleanse

Soup or Nuts?

It may seem nuts to think about undertaking an all-soup diet plan in the midst of summer's heat, but grandma would tell you, when it it hot outside, hot soup cools you (and also makes you feel lighter and closer to your nutrition and fitness goals). Compared to a juice cleanse, a soup cleanse will likely provide more fiber and protein, and, of course, much less sugar and blood sugar spiking for those watching glycemic index foods.

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Eating Plan - Getting Started on Atkins Diet

What should I keep in mind when starting this diet?

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

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Understanding the Atkins Diet, According to Science

What is the Atkins diet?

Also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, the diet follows a strict structure that requires limited consumption of carbohydrates with plenty of protein and fat. The dramatic reduction in carbohydrates will help the body move from metabolizing the glucose from carbs for energy to a more efficient process of burning stored fat, instead.

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Jacky Miller is a Registered Dietician based in New Zealand. She specializes in chronic conditions and through diet and lifestyle changes helps her patients improve their health, and lead richer, more fulfilling lives. She writes regularly on health related topics for blogs including MindBodyGreen, Jen Reviews, and The Huffington Post. 

Follow Jacky on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Is It Harder to Resist Temptation at Certain Times of Day?

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Healthy Tips: How to Avoid Overeating at Work

Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate?

You’re not alone

Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About half of all people end up overeating while at work. If they try to compensate by skipping meals, then the results lead to sluggishness or grumpiness. So what then can you do to skip the don’t-need-them snacks at work?

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Know Which Produce You Should Always Buy Organic

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Do I Really Have to Eat Breakfast?

by Brian Sabin | Van Winkle's

For years, we’ve been led to believe (or was it brainwashed?) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sacred. Next to godliness. The best thing for your health. The only way to lose weight and have a splendid day. End of story.

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Van Winkle’s is a new website dedicated to exploring how sleep affects and informs our lives, both at night and during the day. Sleep may account for one-third of our time, but it influences us around the clock. Whether it’s sleep as related to science, health, family, pets, sex, or travel, we’re eager to learn more.

Freedom From Overdoing It at the Thanksgiving Table

Well, Thanksgiving is upon us again. For many, this is the official "kick off" to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about gathering with loved ones and sharing the reasons why we're thankful for all that we have in this life.

Staying mindful about your food consumption might be easy for you, but it is a challenge for many—especially during the holidays. We might be running from event to event, juggling work, school, family, exercise, and all of the other "to-do's" that the holidays bring.

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Nikki Pava was recently named by Renewable Energy News and Cleantechies as one of the Top 10 Women in Sustainability.  She is the founder of Alegria Partners, a strategic marketing and sustainability initiatives development consulting firm. In 2007, Nikki co-founded EcoTuesday, a nationally-recognized networking organization that takes place in cities across the country. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Women in Cleantech & Sustainability and is the National Editor of Going Organic Magazine. Nikki is an entrepreneur and a healthy living advocate who holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Presidio School of Management. Find her on Twitter: @nikkipava.

Nourish and Thrive the Real Recipe for Success

Nourishment and nourishing the senses, nourishing the tissue, organs, skeleton and nerves – these are core competencies in Yoga and Ayurveda. But if we’re always detoxing, or dieting, or counting and limiting calories (or thinking we should) then we are not nourishing, we are depleting our bodies and brains. And if we eat junk food and packaged foods that boast flavor but lack nutrition, we may be temporarily satisfied, may even feel “full”, but we are still starving.

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Kiki Flynn is a Natural Lifestyle YouTuber, blogger, and podcaster. She has 33 years experience in natural and organic health and beauty as well as yoga. She works as a Wellness Coach/Consulant and Yoga Educator creating programs for thought leaders, rockstars, disability communities, and yoga teachers. Learn more about her on her website (www.kikiflynn.com), follow her blog, her YouTube Channel, and sign up for the Kiki Weekly here.

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Fresh Mediterranean salad on white plate.
08/02/2017
What Do They Know That We Don't? Potentially the world’s healthiest way of eating, the Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that were consumed by populations in Italy and Greece... read more
Wooden bowl of tomato soup with fresh tomatoes and bread.
07/18/2017
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Soup or Nuts? It may seem nuts to think about undertaking an all-soup diet plan in the midst of summer's heat, but grandma would tell you, when it it hot outside, hot soup cools you (and also... read more
Fork spearing salad lettuce and wrapped in measuring tape.
07/08/2017
What should I keep in mind when starting this diet? If the great health benefits [of the Atkins Diet, see here and here] have convinced you to cut down on your carbohydrate intake and begin... read more
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07/01/2017
What is the Atkins diet? Also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, the diet follows a strict structure that requires limited consumption of carbohydrates with plenty of protein and fat. The... read more
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05/20/2017
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Feats of willpower, like dieting, quitting smoking, staying sober, and ignoring texts from the person saved in your phone as "garbage," are... read more
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04/02/2017
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Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate? You’re not alone Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About... read more
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01/26/2016
by Sheri Wetherell / Foodista.com An organic apple a day will keep the doctor away! But a non-organic one could be harmful. Knowing which varieties of produce contain the most pesticides will... read more
egg in skillet and breakfast foods
01/05/2016
by Brian Sabin | Van Winkle's For years, we’ve been led to believe (or was it brainwashed?) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sacred. Next to godliness. The best... read more
woman in scarf with arms raised in victory
11/26/2015
Well, Thanksgiving is upon us again. For many, this is the official "kick off" to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about gathering with loved ones and sharing the reasons why we're... read more

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Fresh Mediterranean salad on white plate.
08/02/2017
What Do They Know That We Don't? Potentially the world’s healthiest way of eating, the Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that were consumed by populations in Italy and Greece... read more
Wooden bowl of tomato soup with fresh tomatoes and bread.
07/18/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Soup or Nuts? It may seem nuts to think about undertaking an all-soup diet plan in the midst of summer's heat, but grandma would tell you, when it it hot outside, hot soup cools you (and also... read more
Fork spearing salad lettuce and wrapped in measuring tape.
07/08/2017
What should I keep in mind when starting this diet? If the great health benefits [of the Atkins Diet, see here and here] have convinced you to cut down on your carbohydrate intake and begin... read more
Hnds with knife and fork ready to eat from empty plate on yellow checked tablecloth.
07/01/2017
What is the Atkins diet? Also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, the diet follows a strict structure that requires limited consumption of carbohydrates with plenty of protein and fat. The... read more
Two gooey waffle cone ice cream sundaes with colorful toppings.
05/20/2017
by Theresa Fisher | Van Winkle's Feats of willpower, like dieting, quitting smoking, staying sober, and ignoring texts from the person saved in your phone as "garbage," are... read more
Woman eating birthday cake at the office.
04/02/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Have you ever had a work day where the snacks were everywhere—and you got home and had no idea what you really ate? You’re not alone Your mindless noshing isn’t an isolated incidence: About... read more
large group of organic healthy apples
01/26/2016
by Sheri Wetherell / Foodista.com An organic apple a day will keep the doctor away! But a non-organic one could be harmful. Knowing which varieties of produce contain the most pesticides will... read more
egg in skillet and breakfast foods
01/05/2016
by Brian Sabin | Van Winkle's For years, we’ve been led to believe (or was it brainwashed?) that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sacred. Next to godliness. The best... read more
woman in scarf with arms raised in victory
11/26/2015
Well, Thanksgiving is upon us again. For many, this is the official "kick off" to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about gathering with loved ones and sharing the reasons why we're... read more

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