Category Archives for Clean Eating

Are Some Whole Foods Unhealthy?

“Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from the outside cannot defile him, since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled? (Thus he declared all foods clean.) Mark 7:18b-19 In the Old Testament God decreed that some foods were unclean and therefore should not be eaten by faithful […]

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Short vs. Long-Term Happiness and Processed Foods

Diabetes.   Heart disease.  Cancer.  Stroke. Alzheimer’s.  Kidney Disease.  These are the major causes of death and chronic illness in the U.S. today.  In previous generations these chronic diseases were a rarity.  Did you know that eating large amounts of processed foods is highly correlated with the likelihood of developing each of these diseases?  Diet and other lifestyle factors are much more important than […]

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Fighting about Fat: Facts and Fallacies

Nutrition professionals and government officials have been fighting about fat since the 1960’s. Ansel Keys was a researcher who was interested in understanding the contributing factors to heart disease, and he wrote a famous report called the Seven Countries Study.  In this study he showed that there was a positive relationship between the amount of animal fat […]

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Seven Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Most of the people reading this article are interested in healthy holiday eating.  Based on the comments I have heard from a number of nutrition clients and friends, you eat fairly well at home, but eating out is often a problem, especially during the holidays.   Recent studies have shown that adult Americans gain one pound over […]

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How to Adapt Recipes

Most of my readers are on some sort of specialized diet due to a health condition.  There are recipes available on-line for most diets, including low carb, ketogenic, gluten-free, dairy-free, reduced sugar and others. There are even specialized magazines for Paleo or allergy-free diets.  Sometimes you may want to make a special family recipe or favorite treat that […]

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How to Adjust Macronutrient Ratios

Ginger’s Food Rules is my summary of the most important eating guidelines for good health.  Once you are doing most of these on a consistent basis, you might want to examine your macronutrient ratios to fit your personal nutrition and health needs.  Can I let you in on a secret?  I don’t count calories nor do I […]

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Five Tips to Make Healthy Eating Simpler

“Living a healthy life in this society is hard!”  My friend and trainer, Carolyn McCoy, exclaimed this to me last week as were discussing some of the ups and downs in our previous week.  Carolyn is right.  Almost everything about healthy eating and living goes against the culture of 21st century America.  People are encouraged […]

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