Articles Posted in the Nutrition Category

  • 4 Reasons to Go Vegan

    Guest Post by Beth Kelly Who’s Afraid of Vegans? Recent trends indicate that more Americans have gone vegan in recent years than ever before. And while the philosophy of avoiding meat and all other associated animal byproducts isn’t necessarily new, as more facts regarding the positive benefits of veganism come to light, living a vegan […]

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    Movies That Will Make You Rethink What’s on Your Plate

    Guest Post by Beth Kelly   In modern times, the farming of animals has transformed from a natural process to an industrialized system that creates factories rather than farms. Concentrating stock into such systems has serious detrimental effects on animal welfare, and most of these animals are raised under unacceptable living conditions. The increase of […]

  • Healthy Eating On Vacation

    When you are on vacation, you may be surrounded by fast food options, theme parks filled with food such as cotton candy and funnel cakes, and a lack of exercise opportunities.  In addition, the long hours spent traveling by car or plane does not benefit a healthy lifestyle.  Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks […]

  • WYSIWYG Grazing - What You See Is What You Get Diet!

    WYSIWYG Grazing – How to Eat Simpler, Cheaper, and Healthier

    Please allow me to share the nerd side of me for a moment.  In the website building world, there is something called a WYSIWYG editor, meaning, What You See Is What You Get. When you edit content on a website, like text and images, the WYSIWYG editor shows you what it will look like on […]

  • 8 Super Simple Steps to a Healthier You

    8 Super Simple Steps to a Healthier You

    Please welcome my friend, Mary Buchan from MaryBuchan.com to Broke & Healthy. She is a Nurse, Nutrition Specialist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Instructor, Certified Life Coach, and Wellness Program Coordinator. In short, she is legit and so is her advice.  Wash Your Hands Often Not only just before you eat a meal, but because most people touch their eyes or […]

  • Stop the Cycle

    As controversial as this commercial may be, it’s pretty powerful. We must stop the cycle of obesity, starting right at our own dinner tables! What do you think about this?

  • Why You Should Live Like You’re Sick {Even Though You’re Not}

    I’ve spent the past few days feeling slightly “under the weather.” More sleep, more soup, more tea, more water. More saying “no” to things if it is going to exhaust me more than I already am. The moment I cheat on something in this list, I pay for it the next morning. I’m reminded that […]

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    Why I Want to Stop Popping Pills {and DayQuil}

    I want to stop using medicine. That’s easier said than done, especially if you’ve grown up in America where we pop pills the first sign of a runny nose. I don’t plan to ween myself off of medicine all at once. Rather, over the course of the next few years I want make a habit […]

  • 50 Techniques to Help You Sleep

    Sleep deprivation is serious business. In the short run, not getting enough sleep can leave you just plain exhausted, it can impair your memory and cause plenty o’ stress. However, in the long run, sleep deprivation has been linked to strokes, high blood pressure, cancer growth, heart disease, depression, obesity, ADD, and a lot more […]

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    28 Food Documentaries + Ratings, Trailers & Links to Watch

      These trailers are listed based on ratings from Rotten Tomatoes. Don’t let the ratings fool you, though. Sometimes the best things are the least popular.   Food, Inc. (2008) (site) Watch on Netflix King Corn (2007) (site) Watch on Netflix     Our Daily Bread (2005) (site) Watch on Netflix   Supersize Me (2003) Watch on Hulu Watch on […]

  • Does Your Diet Affect Gallstones?

    I like to entertain thoughts in my head regarding diet and disease.  Recently, I was talking to an acquaintance about gallstones.  Gallstones form in the gallbladder and cause severe pain.  Usually removal of the gallbladder is required, especially if a stone is blocking the release of bile. The gallbladder is an organ located right up […]

  • 3 Tips for Healthy Meal Plans

    It is a known fact that eating a healthy meal is key to living a healthy life.  Sooner or later, you will have to stop indulging in fatty foods because this will lead to heart complications, high blood pressure, and will eventually bog down your system. Despite this,  it’s difficult to stick to a healthy […]

  • Watch “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” for Free

    Sweet, it’s free to watch on Hulu! If you’re not familiar with the film, I’ve put the description below, here’s the site, here are some of his juice recipes, and enjoy! “100 pounds overweight, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease, Joe Cross is at the end of his rope and the […]

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    Your Handy A-K Guide to the 13 Vitamins

    Alright, so I have no idea who originally did this diagram but I’m not taking credit for it, so don’t sue me. This is a guide you should keep handy for the major vitamins you should be taking, including the good things it does, what the deficiency symptoms look like, and what the overdoes effects […]

  • How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?

    Multiple factors influence how much vitamin D you need to take.  While vitamin D is made in your skin during exposure to sun, if you have dark skin, are a senior, or live in a higher latitude your skin is not able to synthesize vitamin D adequately. The best way to find out if you […]

  • 6 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis (literally porous bone) is a disease that affects 10 million Americans. An estimated 35 million Americans are at risk for developing osteoporosis in their lifetime.  It is estimated that half of all women over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  This disease is not limited to only females. About 20 percent of […]

  • 4 Dietary Supplements Everyone Should be Taking

    What dietary supplements should you REALLY be taking? No one likes to waste money- so before you start poppin’ useless pills, let Dr. Jason Brown breaks it down for us. Learn about 4 basic supplements that should form the basis of all of our dietary supplementation.

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    How Eating Real Food Has Changed Me

    When I was away at university, I would constantly go to the doctor’s office for a new prescription. On a regular basis, I would simply HURT all over my body for no reason whatsoever. I was so depressed, so stressed out, my body was trying to tell me to stop. When I moved to Florida […]