May 20, 2019 Depending on what part of the world you find yourself in, you may find cacao (the raw ingredient that is deliciously transformed into chocolate) in some unexpected places like shampoo and baths in Ecuador.  Chocolate just can’t be escaped!  If you’re a fellow...

May 13, 2019 Sustainable, environmentally friendly, plant based, and health-conscious.  That is the future of food.  From start-up companies like Motif Ingredients and Cambridge Crops to large companies like Panera Bread and IBM Food Trust, innovators in the food industry are creating new products and services...

April 29, 2019 Last week we explored the four facets of our eating decision process.  In the continuation of this two part article, we’ll discuss ways to make healthy choices and how to make those choices easier. There are four components that affect our food choices: physical,...

April 15, 2019 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 15% of people worldwide.  If you’re one of them, you are probably well familiar with the fluctuating severity of symptoms and how they affect your life, both at home and at work.  IBS can last a lifetime and...

January 7, 2019 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional GI disorder, particularly in women.  Studies estimate that IBS affects 1 in 8 people worldwide, and approximately half of those people also manage other gastrointestinal (GI) issues like gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD), diverticulitis, inflammatory...

December 10, 2018 Can we make the leap from counting caloric intake to measuring nutritional intake to personalized nutritional guidelines?  The answer is yes!  We are well on our way to the era of precision nutrition.  Currently, dietary recommendations are made for general populations of healthy...

December 3, 2018 Sure there are sweet onions, white onions, red onions, yellow onions, and shallots.  They all taste a little different and shine in different dishes.  That’s because at the chemical level they have unique properties that affect things like the flavor, how they crisp...

October 8, 2018 Two common approaches to treat functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders like IBS are adding fiber to the diet and restricting certain types of carbohydrates.  If you’ve been to the doctor for your GI symptoms, this advice probably sounds familiar.  Both methods have reduced or...

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