Nutrition Blog Archive Results

December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays

Today, I wanted to stop for a moment and write a quick entry.  An entry to thank each and every one of you for your loyalty, interest and enthusiasm this year.  Readership of the Voice of Reason has grown tremendously in 2008, and I’m grateful for your support. To everyone, I wish a healthy, happy [...]

Posted in: Wellness/Health
December 18, 2008

Healthy Holiday Baking

I prefer cooking as opposed to baking.  Maybe it’s because I like savory flavors better than sweet ones.  I’ll take a Negroni over a Cosmo any day; I love black olives marinated until their little skins shrivel; I love radicchio and fennel, Brussels sprouts, cipollini and dark chocolate.  I think I have a “bitter tooth,” [...]

Posted in: Cooking, Nutrition
December 10, 2008


While I run from shop to shop doing errands or visit friends this time of year, I can’t help but notice the omnipresent peppermint candy either set out to be enjoyed or used for decoration. Of course, I savor a candy cane or two around Christmas, but it’s peppermint in its natural state that I [...]

Posted in: Nutrition
December 8, 2008

Fight the Flu… Naturally

I was sick last week.  Completely down and out.  But, being bedridden did give me a chance to catch up on reading the scientific literature I’ve been stockpiling, so all was not lost! Interestingly, I read a study published in September’s Science Daily that indicated Quercetin, a phytochemical found in fruits and vegetables including red [...]

Posted in: Nutrition, Wellness/Health
November 28, 2008

Black Friday

I usually don’t post a blog entry on or before Thanksgiving day.  Why?  Well, everyone is so busy cooking or eating, I don’t feel another recipe is valuable.  What I tend to do is post an entry the day after Thanksgiving, when my diet and nutrition advice is in high demand. That said, I thought [...]

Posted in: Nutrition