A primary goal for any Healthy Home Economist is to produce nutritious, home cooked meals for her family. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, “nutritious” is a word that is bandied about with such abandon these days in the media that the public is almost completely fooled about what “nutritious” truly means. Let me define nutritious in …

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Like most Healthy Home Economists, I do my best to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. While certainly not ever perfect, one main goal of living this way is to feel and do my very best every single day. A second goal is to avoid the health depleting effects of pharmaceuticals like antibiotics as a healthy …

According to this article on msnbc.com today, 62% of bankruptcies are tied to medical bills, an increase of 50% in the past few years. “Unless you’re Warren Buffett, your family is just one serious illness away from bankruptcy,” Harvard’s Dr. David Himmelstein, an advocate for a single-payer health insurance program for the United States, said …

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I coordinate a local food club in my community, and today at pickup, one of our local farmers delivered the largest chicken eggs I have ever seen!    They are absolutely beautiful!    What’s more, the eggs are soy free and very reasonably priced!   I’m glad I bought 5 dozen, but I have a …

Most people realize that excessive sugar in the diet is disastrous to health over the long term.   This would include sugar in all its forms.   Even natural sugars, such as maple syrup and raw honey, cause health challenges if consumed to excess.    Sugar overconsumption leads to ups and downs in insulin levels …

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Vegetarianism, and the extreme version – veganism, seems to be gaining acceptance in Western society as a healthy approach to eating.  Consider the huge popularity of the pro-plant based diet Netflix documentary What The Health, which gets an “A” for obsessive ideology but a “F” for actual science. Vegetarians Suffer More Infertility, Far More Likely …