Food and Mood

2022-04-19T17:07:50-04:00

Food and Mood How what we eat affects how we feel Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM It is estimated that rates of depression among adults in the United States have jumped from 8.5% before the pandemic to a current 32.8%. What can be attributed to this alarming increase? Could it be that besides the emotional toll of the pandemic eating habits also declined during this time? What is the relationship between the foods we eat and how we feel? Does the Bible have anything to say about the connection between lifestyle [...]

Food and Mood2022-04-19T17:07:50-04:00

Plant-full Holiday

2021-11-22T17:52:12-05:00

Celebrating a Plant-full Holiday Season Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM The holiday season is upon us and with that comes all the special dishes we reserve (or try to) for this time of the year. But how does our body respond to these occasional splurges? Are there plant-based solutions to minimize the extra calories, sugar, fat, and sodium that so easily pile up during the holidays? Does the Bible have anything to say about foods for special occasions? You don’t want to miss our upcoming article discussing these interesting questions. [...]

Plant-full Holiday2021-11-22T17:52:12-05:00

Salt of the Earth

2021-11-10T11:39:49-05:00

The Salt of the Earth: How Much is Safe to Use Contributed by Maggie Collins, MPH, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM Health experts agree that most people consume too much sodium, and that it has been linked to some health problems, especially an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. One study concluded that salt (the main source of sodium in our foods) is associated with almost 10% of deaths related to cardiovascular disease worldwide. With that in mind, is there room to safely use salt at all? Are there healthier salt-substitutes? How can our food taste good [...]

Salt of the Earth2021-11-10T11:39:49-05:00
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