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Showing posts from January, 2016

The Best Diet for Sleep

As we start speeding into the New Year with resolutions, goals, dreams, ideas and more -- don't forget your sleep. While sleep seems to those "busy bees" out there to be a luxury or simply not all that great to talk about, it really is! Sleep just makes us better at what we do and what we want to accomplish! How can you possibly tackle doing an excellent job at work, taking care of the kids, taking care of errands and more without having the energy and productivity that sleep gives us!
In addition to sleep, there are some suggested foods to help us -- yes, sleep better too!
Below is a little excerpt from an article in the Huffington Post.
"A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that what we eat has a big impact on our quality of sleep. The small study included 26 adults, 13 men and 13 women, with an average age of 35. They each spent five nights in a sleep lab, sleeping an average of seven hours and 35 minutes a night. During the first fo…

Guest Blog for the Up Beet Kitchen

I just had a blog post published for the Up Beet Kitchen. Click on this link to read it. This is my second blog post with more to come in the near future....
As I had mentioned in my last post from November, this is a wonderfully amazing online resource that enables folks -- like yourselves -- to learn from online cooking lessons, tried and true recipes and further knowledgeable information from a network of dietitians and nutritionists.
Click here for more information about what the latest and greatest is at the Up Beet Kitchen.

A Mobile App that SCANS food to determine Nutritional Value!

This application is definitely worth a mention...

With so many health gadgets out there today, really, who doesn't have the capability of counting their calories as well as their exercise? But, finding an application that actually provides nutritional value to your food? That is priceless! As we know -- or should know -- all calories are not created equal and with so much food stuff out there that provides little to no nutrition, we just need to know this kind of thing. 
A French start up company called Diet Sensor has recently launched a Blue-tooth Molecular sensor called SCiO that scans the chemical makeup of food as well as drink! Impressive...
To learn more about this application, read about it here.

Start the New Year with the My Circadian Clock App

Happy New Year and to a Happy New You. As we ring in the New Year with expectations, hopes, desires and goals, one can most certainly expect that leading a healthier lifestyle is at the top of the list. 
In the December issue of "Inside Salk" for the Salk Institute, Salk scientists came up with a plan to present daily food and drink intake data gathered from over 150 willing participants to see how this app worked. In short, the study found that approximately 15 hours or longer of eating time was spent by those participating in this study. The break down of that time was recorded as less than a quarter of the day's calories being consumed before noon and over a third consumed after 6 pm. 
This study, unlike so many others out there, actually studies the effects of when and what foods are  eaten by humans. As the senior author, Satchidananda Panda, associate professor in the Salk Institute's Regulatory Biology Lab stated, "the study is about developing methods a…