Garden Scientist

I remember being a little girl, running out to my grandparent’s yard to meet my grandfather in his garden. I was so young at the time, probably only 4 years old, and I just remember how attached my grandfather was to his garden. It was his laboratory, his outside science … Read More

This is Your Body on Sugar – Redux!

One of the great (and often times frustrating) things about science is that we continue to make discoveries that change the way we look at the scientific world as we know it. Each day, scientists uncover new knowledge, leading closer and closer to understanding how our bodies actually work. It … Read More

Sugar, Starch, and Fiber – A Carbohydrate Breakdown

Carbohydrates always seem to be under debate. One moment they’re good for you, then they’re bad for you, then they’re somewhere in between, etc. It’s made even more complicated by the fact that there are many different kinds of carbohydrates, and they all have different effects on the body. Oh, … Read More

Post Hoc: Our Garden Project Review for the Year

We provide pictures of our harvested veggies below, a rating from 1-10 of how well we did on each, and then areas for improvement for next year. We definitely had a successful garden year, providing us with whole, nutritious foods to eat! Our onions grew well overall. However, the bulbs … Read More

Obesity: a Critical Health Problem

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. More than one-third of adults and 17 percent of youth in the United States were obese in 2011-2014. The prevalence of obesity is … Read More

This is Your Body on Sugar

I want to talk about something that I have hinted at in a couple past articles: the way burning sugar affects your energy levels and health. It is relatively common knowledge that when you eat sugar, you’re going to have an energy spike. As we discussed in the last article, … Read More

The Facts About Sugar

We are suffering from a chronic disease epidemic. The CDC reported that the leading causes for death in 2014 were from the following chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, stroke, alzheimer’s, and diabetes. 614,348 people alone died of heart disease in 2014. Chronic disease is responsible for 7 of 10 deaths … Read More

Deconstructing Oils for Your Health

Oils have a huge importance in health. Depending on the oils you use, oils can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Oils are fats. They’re neutral, nonpolar chemical substances that at ambient temperatures are viscous liquids. They are both hydrophobic (“water fearing”) and lipophilic (“fat loving”). Oils are … Read More