John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD, is a naturalist, nutritionist, farmer, and assistant professor who teaches courses at universities and wellness centers.
Gardening in the Fall
Photo Courtesy of Flickr User nosha How to plant for a beautiful spring harvest Just because summer has come to a close doesn’t mean that you need to close...
Should Your Kids Be Vegan?
Vegan Is Love: A new children’s book incites debate A new children’s book heralding the widespread benefits of veganism is stirring more pots than...
The Summer Foodie
One of the best things about summer is eating fresh produce in season.
Breakfast—Not Just for Champions
Mom was right: It really is the most important meal of the day. For 20 years, researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health followed 5...
Ask the Expert: What Not to Eat and What's Good for You
In this edition of Ask the Expert, nutritionist John Bagnulo, PhD, addresses questions on whether to eat or avoid common ingredients...
Detox: What It Is and Why to Do It
Cheryl Kain, guest blogger When I set out to learn more about detox, the first thing I discovered was that I had some outdated ideas, based on college days...
Would You Eat Test Tube Meat?
It’s coming. No matter which side of the go-vegetarian debate you’re on, there’s no arguing that the current methods of animal farming are wholly...
How to Use Food As Medicine
Dr. James S. Gordon, MD, director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, helped create the Food As Medicine approach some 20 years ago for medical students.
How to Have a Nutritious Thanksgiving
With all the focus on overindulgence—of food and family—we often forget that Thanksgiving is, at heart, a day for giving thanks and being grateful. That...
Eating Local Benefits Mind, Body, Spirit, and Earth
Photo Courtesy of Angela Cardinali of Berkshire Farm and Table The concept of eating local is as old as humankind itself, when hunters and gatherers would...
Eating Your Way to Good Health
It wasn’t until I became interested in yoga that I realized that good nutrition and healthy eating habits are necessary in order to achieve a balanced...
Me Eat. You?
The Paleo diet trend is catching on. It used to be called dieting. Now our food restrictions, most of them self-imposed, are called a lifestyle choice. From...
The Skinny on Fat: How Bad for Us Is Fat—Really?
The total fail of the fat-free ’80s and ’90s taught us that fat isn’t perhaps the villain we made it out to be, and that following a low-fat diet not only...
Coconut Water: Worth the Hype?
Coconut water: Yogi essential or overblown fad? The country is experiencing a specialty beverage bonanza, with customers snapping up “functional”...
The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen: What to Buy Organic
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its 2014 list of produce containing the highest and least amounts of pesticides.
Egg to Differ: In Defense of Eggs
A study recently published in the medical journal Atherosclerosis reported that a diet rich in whole eggs is as artery-clogging as smoking. Researchers...
Cilantro: 10 Ways to Use the Superfood
Adored by many, loathed by some, cilantro can be used in countless ways to enhance chilly winter days with a tasty dose of nutrition. Often used in...
Gluten-Free for All?
For years, the medical community as a whole has resisted recommending a gluten-free diet to patients who have not tested positive for celiac disease, a...
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