‘Health & Wellness’ Category


Barley is a very versatile grain. Most people are familiar with “pearled” barley, which means the grain is polished to remove the outer hull. Some of the bran layer can also be removed during the polishing process. In hulled barley, only the outer hull is removed. You can also find rolled barley, which can be… Read the Full Article

Set Yourself Up for Success ~ Set SMART Goals

To be successful in anything you do you should set goals. It is important that your goals are realistic. If you are following 40-30-30 for the purpose of losing weight, remember, most likely you didn’t go to bed your ideal weight and wake up the next morning overweight. If you are following 40-30-30 to stay… Read the Full Article

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers contain many nutrients. They contain vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene and folic acid. They also contain phytochemicals which have powerful antioxidants, capsaicin and flavonoids. Red bell peppers have higher levels of nutrients than the green variety. They also contain lycopene which helps protect against heart disease and cancer. They are very… Read the Full Article


Kale: Kale is a member of the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. It comes in several varieties and is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and cancer-fighting phytonutrients.  Kale is Low Glycemic. To see recipes which contain kale click here Kale

Seven Powerful Reasons to Get Active

Summer’s here, and just like clockwork, more people are out walking, biking, and getting active. And for good reason. Do you cringe at the idea of exercise? Do you feel like it might take too much time, is boring, or too much work? It doesn’t have to be a chore – and there’s a lot… Read the Full Article

The Glycemic Index Revisited

More and more focus lately is on diets as a way to combat heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In response to this, researchers are looking not only at calories and fats, but also the differences in carbohydrates. Researchers noticed that blood sugars are affected by the way carbohydrates were digested. Slower digestion meant slower and… Read the Full Article

What Can We Learn from The Natives?

Meet the Natives Channel surfing the other day I happened upon a Travel Channel program titled “Meet the Natives”. The show profiles five members or an indigenous tribe in the Pacific on the Island of Tanna. They traveled to various locations in the US and were hosted by families. The three episodes I watched revealed… Read the Full Article

Eating Gluten Free, part 3

When you look at exactly what gluten free means, it seems quite straightforward. Certain grains contain gluten which can cause allergic reaction to some people. These are wheat, rye, triticale, barley and oats (which experts think may be gluten free but the victim of cross contamination on production lines used to process wheat or grown… Read the Full Article

Eating Gluten Free, part 2

When you use FormulaZone and are eating 40-30-30 balanced, it is quite east to eat gluten-free. You can be in control of what you eat by selecting your own ingredients and cooking them. What to look for in reading labels: When reading food labels, look for the following words. If they appear on the label,… Read the Full Article

Eating Gluten Free, part 1

Gluten is a group of proteins found in certain grains. These grains include wheat, rye, barley and oats. Any flour made from the starchy endosperm (outer coating of the grain) contains these proteins that can cause problems for someone who is sensitive or allergic to grains. What are the symptoms of gluten allergy: Many people… Read the Full Article