Snacking Ideas That Teach Kids To Love Our Planet

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By The Sustainable Chef Gerard Viverito   As parents, we try to set a good example for nutritious eating and not rely on meals in a bag. But I know it’s not always easy! Between busy schedules and picky eaters, sometimes we’re just happy when our kids get anything into their growling stomachs. But something […]

Clean Keto vs Dirty Keto

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Functional Chef Gerard Viverito remembers learning the hard way about clean vs. dirty keto. “Like most people starting the keto diet, all the high-carb, starchy foods went out the window first. I dropped potatoes, pasta and pastries. I felt I could eat as much bacon, pastrami and sausage as I wanted. But I was feeling […]

A Tale of 2 Pandemics

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There are two pandemics affecting the world right now: COVID-19 and obesity. My concern is people are willing to talk openly about the former, yet there is hesitancy and uneasiness in openly addressing the latter for fear of embarrassing someone and being labeled as a body shamer. Frankly, obesity is one of today’s most blatantly […]

Stress eating during this pandemic

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I understand you’re tired and anxious, but ice cream and tater tots aren’t going to help. I’ve learned that when you eat poorly, you feel worse. So, you eat poorly again! After half a carton of ice cream, you might as well at the whole thing, right?  Cleaning up your diet may help you feel […]

Study points to the truth about saturated fats and heart health

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Here’s news that will hopefully change how doctors define a heart-healthy diet. You may believe that cutting back on saturated fats is doing something good for your ticker. But after carefully monitoring the diets of 577 healthy adults, and evaluating them for multiple heart disease risk factors, researchers in Malaysia concluded something remarkable: restricting carbs […]