What’s New in Nutrition and Immunity?

Are you hearing about foods and supplements that can boost your immunity? Or maybe you are wondering if there are foods that you can eat that will help you avoid getting sick from COVID-19 (corona virus.) Research into whether a particular nutrient improves immunity usually comes up with the answer “it depends.” It depends on … Read more

Your immunity: which cells do what

Here are some of the different cells that can be affected by the availability of nutrients and related compounds. This is a shorthand account I compiled based on on-line definitions and Wikipedia entries, so is not definitive. Each description seems to require its own glossary, but this is a start to understanding the complexity of … Read more

Food Planning and Social Distancing

What did you shop for when you first realized that grocery trips were going to be limited for a while due to corona virus? I was interested to see that people seemed to be choosing foods that went back to an era of home cooking. It has been a long time since I have seen … Read more

The New Nordic Diet: A Heart Healthy Diet for Northern Climates

Have you heard about the New Nordic Diet, northern Europe’s answer to the Mediterranean Diet?  In 2014 a group of food professionals from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland met to try to define a healthy Nordic cuisine, based on traditional and local foods, but updated with current nutrition knowledge and with an eye to … Read more