If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef: With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.

Ecoanxiety is an emerging condition. Named in 2011, the American Psychological Association recently described it as the dread and helplessness that come with “watching the slow and seemingly irrevocable impacts of climate change unfold, and worrying about the future for oneself, children, and later generations.” It’s not a formal diagnosis. Anxiety is traditionally defined by … Continue reading If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef: With one dietary change, the U.S. could almost meet greenhouse-gas emission goals.

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Don’t Believe the Hype: Diets High in Saturated Fat DO Cause Heart Disease

BY DAVID L. KATZ, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM A new commentary just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before you get too excited: the commentary is comprised only of theory and opinion, none of it new, all of it expressed by these … Continue reading Don’t Believe the Hype: Diets High in Saturated Fat DO Cause Heart Disease

Meet the First U.S. School District to Serve 100% Organic, GMO-Free Meals

Meet the First U.S. School District to Serve 100% Organic, GMO-Free Meals. When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than 500 students at … Continue reading Meet the First U.S. School District to Serve 100% Organic, GMO-Free Meals

From Recreational Athlete to International Ultra-Athlete on a Plant Based Diet.

For about 30 years, I dreamed of finishing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Once I decided to actually do it, I knew I had to step up my training and performance. I had been doing triathlons recreationally for some time, but the Ironman World Championship (140.6 mile triathlon) is not for the amateur … Continue reading From Recreational Athlete to International Ultra-Athlete on a Plant Based Diet.

Mindfulness: 7 essential attitudinal qualities for a peaceful and productive life.

At Health and Food Matters we are aware that true health is not just healthy eating and regular exercise. Managing our stress levels is just as important and a critical component of overall well-being! Stress is proven to contribute to many diseases and health issues. One of our four pillars of wellness is stress management … Continue reading Mindfulness: 7 essential attitudinal qualities for a peaceful and productive life.

Simple and delicious: Ratatouille Fusilli.

  How simple, healthy and delicious can it get. Try this whole food plant based recipe out sometime. Most of the ingredients except the whole grain pasta and lentils were purchased at Heart Beet Organics at the Charlottetown Farmer's Market. Missing from the picture are fresh basil and the STAR of the show with a … Continue reading Simple and delicious: Ratatouille Fusilli.

Forget all the other reasons that you should be riding a bike. This is the one that matters.

A new study offers perhaps the most definitive reason yet why society should be doing more to encourage cycling, and serves as another reminder that the health benefits of cycling far outweigh the risks. This British study took a comprehensive look at the health benefits of bicycle commuting, and the results are staggering. Over the … Continue reading Forget all the other reasons that you should be riding a bike. This is the one that matters.