Carol (Missy) Cohen MPH, CHHC

Archive for October, 2015

Is Your Toothpaste Making You Fat?

If you are always tired, easily gain weight, depressed, and struggle with PMS, look to your toothpaste.  Many commercial brands of toothpaste contain fluoride. This is great for protecting your teeth but at what cost to your health?

With thyroid diseases of all types on the rise – hypo- and hyper-thyroidism, Graves’ Disease, and Hashimoto’s, items that are common place in our environment are making us sick and it’s time that we looked to our food, cleaning supplies and, yes, even our toothpaste, to find out why.

If I Eat Vegetarian, Where Do I Get My Protein?

As I teach a group of ladies the benefits of eating unprocessed foods and how it reduces the aches and pains, headaches, fatigue, stabilizes their blood sugar and improves their moods and anxiety, we talk a lot about the benefits of plant foods. Eventually someone in the group decides that they would like to eat a more vegetarian diet and the question comes up, “Where will I get my protein from?”

Just one excellent source of plant protein can be found in beans. Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories.

Plus, studies have found them to lower risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

There are several different types and varieties of beans. Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more—beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around.

 

What To Do With Beans