Category Archives: Myth Busting

8 Reasons NOT to Drink 8 Glasses of Water A Day

Everyone knows the old adage is true, right? “Drink 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day!” You’ve heard it from your doctor, your nutritionist, your mom, the governor of all your health decisions (obviously none other than the Great and Powerful Oz!), every health book you’ve ever read, and of course, plenty of info-graphics…

The Truth About Grapeseed Oil: Is it Really Healthy?

What are the healthiest fats you can use in your kitchen? Well, that depends on who you ask. If you ask me, of course, I’ll tell you to use traditional fats that have been around forever — like beef tallow, coconut oil, olive oil, and of course, butter! Usually, with modern guidelines of conventional “wisdom,”…

Is Liver Full of Toxins?

Is liver really full of toxins? Putting the myths about liver to rest.

Liver. Not exactly known for being the tastiest of foods, it’s still something that’s been on the dinner table for thousands of years. And recently, in our realm of traditional, alternative nutritional standards, has developed a bit of a cult following. We real food people are all about it these days, and for good reason….

Is White Flour Really All That Bad?

Is white flour really all that bad? The pros and cons of the controversial ingredient real foodies love to hate.

I think it’s kind of funny that I have immersed myself into a world in which wheat is controversial. Most people don’t give it a second thought, really. Well, with the exception of the whole gluten-free craze. I’m so much less cool in the world of alternative nutrition because I don’t play that game. But…

Should You Eat Chia Seeds?

Should you eat chia seeds? The pros and cons and why this nutrition blogger doesn't eat them.

Shortly after sharing my recent post about why flax seeds actually aren’t all that healthy and you probably shouldn’t go out of your way to eat them, I was asked by several readers if chia seeds are any better. Good question. Oh, funny story though, first. I may be a little biased against chia seeds because…

Are the Benefits of Flax Seeds Worth it?

Flax seeds really aren't as healthy as you might think.

  Flax seeds are everywhere these days. Buying bread from the health food store? It better have some flax seeds in it! Wanna health up your salad dressing? Make sure you pour on some flax seed oil! Eating oatmeal for a healthy breakfast? You should probably ground up some flax seeds and toss ‘em in…

Think Fat-Free Milk is Healthy? 6 Secrets You Don’t Know About Skim

Think fat-free milk is healthy? 6 secrets you don't know about skim milk.

  Fat-free skim milk is the quintessential staple of any health-conscious home in America. You’re supposed to drink skim because whole milk has too much fat, too many calories, and cholesterol that can give you heart disease. Right? In case you’ve been led to believe these lies, I’ve got a few things I’d like you…

Brown Rice or White Rice: Which is Healthier? (You Might Be Surprised!)

White Rice vs Brown: Which is Healthy?

Alright. I’m just gonna come right out and say it. There’s Nothing Wrong with White Rice. That’s right. You heard me. I LOVE WHITE RICE. And I eat it all the time. I’m getting pretty sick of people lumping together white rice in the same category as other “refined carbs” such as that oh-so-scary white…

The Truth About Whole Grain Labels and Packaging Claims

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Did you know that labels claimed on packaged foods such as “Whole Grain,” “Multigrain” or “7 (or take your pick of number)-Grain” have been given no legal definition by the FDA? Very much in the same way that companies can claim their products to be “All Natural,” these labels mean virtually nothing. There is no…

Dear Tofu Lover (An Open Letter)

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  Dear reader who recently purchased 9.7 pounds of tofu on Amazon through my link, Firstly, please allow me to thank you for your support! That 86 cents really did make me smile. Twenty or so more of those whopping commissions and I’ll be able to pay for another giveaway prize! Now, I’m going to go ahead and…