Furry Scurry 2018

Have you heard of the Furry Scurry?  It’s a great event put on by the Denver Dumb Friends League (a non-profit organization) to help them raise funds for lost and homeless pets and horses.  The money raised from donations and registration fees go toward helping re-home pets, provide medical treatment, behavior programs, and foster care. …

Eat. Real. Food.

I have recently seen this article floating around the internet : The Last Conversation You Will Ever Have to Have About Eating Right by Dr. David Katz and Mark Bittman, author of the popular How to Cook Everything series. The main takeaway I got from this article? Eat. Real. Food. I believe this is the one thing just…

Binge Eating Disoder

Often when we are thinking of eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia are the first to come to mind. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is actually more prevalent than both of these eating disorders. This was first recognized as an eating disorder by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…

The Dirty Dozen

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan, organization with a mission to help protect the environment. The EWG publishes a list of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and ‘Clean Fifteen’, the most recent of which was published for 2017. These lists highlight those foods which are most and least contaminated with pesticides. Pesticides are used…

Heart Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies can be a great way to incorporate heart-healthy foods into your diet. Try the following smoothie recipe to help add the following cardiac powerhouses into your diet. This smoothie can be used as a meal replacement or snack, depending on your nutritional goals. INGREDIENTS (makes 1 serving): 2 Tablespoons protein powder Protein helps to regulate…

What is so great about snack chips?

When we think of our favorite snack,  chips are a popular choice.   Chips became popular in the latter half of the 20th century, first the potato chip and then the corn chip.  The potato chip was invented in 1800’s and has been in the spotlight ever since.  The potato chip is estimated to make up…