| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Great, more label reading, just what I wanted!
My dad was a big believer in the clean plate club. When I was little, my mom would make us a balanced meal, generally consisting of some meat, a veggie and a carb. My siblings and I were expected to eat...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Connecticut isn't exactly the sort of place you'd expect to find herds of organically raised cattle grazing in wide-open pasture lands.
The terms "grass-fed" and "pasture-raised" beef tend to conjure images of sprawling Western ranches rather than our...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 7:29 AM
1) Whole Foods
50 Raymond Road
340 N. Main St.
55 Welles St.
2) Trader Joe's
3) It's Only Natural Food Market
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:30 PM
More than ever, people are getting the message that food can improve health, and research continues to show that nutrition plays a crucial role in the prevention of disease, especially chronic disease. And if you've been paying attention to that message,...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Where I grew up in New York City, every corner bodega seemed to keep the same mysterious cookies by the register. They looked like oversized, homemade Fig Newtons and sat in short stacks above the name-brand candy, encased in plastic wrap and devoid of...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:46 AM
James McWilliams is a hard guy to figure out.
For more than five years, he's been cranking out contrarian essays that take aim at sustainable food's sacred cows: pastured livestock, organic produce, local food and, yes, even farmers markets.
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The holiday season is a time for good food and getting together with friends.
So when Doug Bennett, executive director of college advancement at Orange Coast College, and Liz Parker, an OCC Foundation specialist, invited me to lunch and tour their...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA Those seeking the keys to a healthy diet these days face a predicament.
Decades of studies have produced vast stores of data about the foods and nutrients likely to enhance and extend life. But any attempt to retrieve this vital knowledge...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In the past, hemp has gotten a bad rap because of its close relative, marijuana. However, while both plants are in the cannabis family, they're very different. Unlike marijuana, hemp seeds contain only 0.001 percent of the active compound...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:50 AM
More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.
According to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in December, most Americans favor...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:40 AM
I just returned from Naturally Well by the Sea (naturallywellbythesea.com), a wellness and weight-loss retreat on the oceanfront in Pompano Beach, Fla. I ate wonderful organic food, took some exercise classes, listened to lectures on health and nutrition,...