Little did I know how important calcium would be growing up, especially after the big 3-0! Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our bodies, 99% of it is in our bones and teeth. We need calcium to build strong dense bones and store it for use later in life. Mom was right when […]
Health & Nutrition
Health and the pursuit of happiness
In the videos below, Dean Ornish helps us understand the body’s ability to heal itself and how leading a healthy lifestyle can lead to more happiness in our lives. Dean Ornish says your genes are not your fate, filmed March 2008 length: 3 minutes In this presentation, Dean talks about how our lifestyles impact us […]
World Food Day
Today is World Food Day and it reminds me that not everyone eats enough, let alone has access to, nutritious food. In the most recent statistics reported by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, 925 million people in the world are hungry. In the United States, approximately 37 million Americans, including 14 million children, […]
4 simple ways to eat more whole grains
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that the consumption of whole grains, by adults in the United States, is far below the recommended level. The study focused on two age groups, ages 19-50 and 51+. In both age groups, the individuals that consumed whole grains had a lower […]
Chia seed, an amazing source of Omega-3
I first heard of the chia seed from my boyfriend. He was reading the book Born to Run and told me about the Tarahumara, a tribe in Mexico’s Copper Canyon. According to the book, a staple of the Tarahumara diet is the chia seed. The chia seed is partially credited with giving the Tarahumara the […]
Vitamin D – The super vitamin?
Vitamin D, more doctors are prescribing it and more Americans are taking it. Studies are indicating that as much as 57% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Why is this and how does it impact our health? Given all of the possible long term health benefits, including playing a role in preventing some of the world’s most prolific diseases, this is a subject worth paying attention to.
Corn Sugar – Don’t be fooled by the new name
The gist is that consumption of high fructose corn syrup is at a 20 low and the Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the name. Obviously they want it to sound more appealing to consumers so that they will forget that it is very unhealthy.
Jamie Oliver’s Revolution
There are a lot of incredible people doing some amazing things to help educate and build awareness around nutrition. We would like to take a minute to acknowledge on of them. In March 2010, Jamie Oliver’s show Food Revolution aired on ABC.
Welcome to WELLJOURN!
So who are we and what makes life amazing? WELLJOURN is a journey filled with learning experiences used to make good nutrition and fitness choices. This journey towards wellness is what makes life amazing.