| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q. I've seen freekeh in my natural food store; what is it?
A. Freekeh is quickly becoming one of the hottest food products to hit the health food market. This ancient grain has been cultivated for centuries in Middle Eastern...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Mar 6, 2013
Although some skeptics remain wary, Mary Tapia, of Mount Prospect, is convinced there are benefits to the "Paleo Diet," which promotes unprocessed foods that were the diet of hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era — primarily meats, fish,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:48 AM
ALSEA, Ore. - Paco is a miniature Sicilian donkey - one of many endearing souls guests encounter when staying overnight at Leaping Lamb Farm, in Alsea.
"Farm stays," as they're called, are popping up at a growing number of farms, ranches and vineyards in...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Parents who feed their kids an organic diet may not be giving them the health advantage they think.
There is no evidence eating organic foods cuts back on the risk of disease over the long-run, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a report this...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Does eliminating specific foods from the diet, such as sugar or wheat, provide health benefits? Such cleansing has become a popular way for people to lose weight, boost energy and eat more healthfully. Liz Lipski, academic director for the Master of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:02 PM
The demand for qualified sports dietitians and nutritionists is rapidly expanding as more high schools, colleges, professional teams and individual pro athletes incorporate nutrition into their training programs. The need is so great, the Academy of...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:33 PM
When Katie Corkill shops, she stays along the perimeter of the grocery store. What lies within those inside aisles _ packaged food filled with preservatives and injected with unnaturally long shelf lives _ is the last thing she wants in her body.
| Mar 5, 2013
Do you color Easter eggs every year, only to peel off that pretty shell to wind up with a plain white hard-cooked egg? This year, peel the shell before you dye the eggs to create a beautiful ring of color around the edge of your cut eggs for a fun...
| Mar 18, 2013
Sara Baker says the light went on in her head after a cup of hot cocoa set off a storm in her stomach.
"I went back and looked at the package, and there it was: carrageenan," said Baker, a career services coordinator from Bloomington, in central...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Kebabs are a weave of function and flavor. The concept is simple, but the execution takes some know-how to get dinner on the table.
Protein that stacks up
Uniformly cut cubes or meatballs shaped in similar sizes will ensure even cooking. Beef, chicken...