Food For Thought2018-07-15T23:00:50+00:00

How to Kick the Sugar Habit –
and Why You REALLY Should

By Julie Williamson

After a sweet love affair that ended in pain and disappointment, I decided it was time (past time, really) to kiss sugar goodbye. The breakup was a bitter one, especially at first. My head ached, my mind kept wandering to our sweet past, my sleep suffered — and there were times I came this close to caving and reuniting with my former fling. Just […]

June 9th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Kick the Sugar Habit – and Why You REALLY Should

Is Your Diet Anemic?
You Might Be Surprised

By Julie Williamson

 

Six weeks ago, blood tests recently revealed some interesting results: I’m anemic. This news should come as little surprise, really. I’m not an enthusiastic carnivore. I was a vegetarian during college and maintained that status for nearly three years, until I became miserably anemic and could barely drag my 20-something butt across campus. Clearly, I wasn’t practicing healthy, balanced vegetarianism. In all […]

October 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Is Your Diet Anemic? You Might Be Surprised

Don’t Buy into EpiPen Price Gouging:
There ARE Other Options

By Julie Williamson

If you’re an EpiPen-carrying allergy sufferer like I am – or you have family members or friends who fall into that camp – you’re probably already aware of the recent surge (and by “surge,” I mean astronomical, shameful price hiking) implemented by EpiPen manufacturer Mylan. It was one of those insult to injury moments for those of us who already gulped hard at the […]

August 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Don’t Buy into EpiPen Price Gouging: There ARE Other Options

Why This Farmer’s Daughter
Says ‘No’ to GMO

By Julie Williamson

I grew up in rural Northwestern Ohio, near the shores of Lake Erie, and lived in a home surrounded by soybean and wheat fields farmed by my father and grandfather. My sisters and I would (carefully) play in the towering rows of soybeans that edged our yard, and we’d lie on the grass, watching the cottony clouds roll by as the breeze rustled through the beans’ […]

August 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Why This Farmer’s Daughter Says ‘No’ to GMO

Intermittent Fasting: My Surprising Allergy Aid

By Julie E. Williamson

About five years ago, my husband and I read an article on the merits of intermittent fasting (IF) – the practice of restricting food intake during certain periods for the sake of improved health and wellness (including weight control, insulin resistance, reduced inflammation and oxidative stress, and more.1,2,3,4) IF can be achieved a number of different ways, such as eating for a set period of […]

June 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on Intermittent Fasting: My Surprising Allergy Aid

Sound Nutrition Isn’t One Size Fits All

By Julie E. Williamson

Nearly every time I log onto Pinterest or Facebook, or do nutrition-, food-, wellness- or allergy-related web searches, I stumble across posts, articles or infographics with some very strong directives: “EAT THESE HEALTH FOODS EVERY DAY!” “NEVER EAT THESE FOODS AGAIN!” “HAVE ALLERGIES? TRY THESE ‘SAFE’ FOODS!” “TOP 10 FOODS THAT SHOULD BE IN EVERYONE’S CART!” The list goes on and on, but you get […]

May 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Sound Nutrition Isn’t One Size Fits All