Ginger and date steamed pudding

This is a traditional dessert from the cold north aka the United Kingdom. It's easy and absolutely delicious. This recipe has no added sugar and uses dates to create a delicious winter-time pudding. You will need a 2 pint bowl to cook the pudding in. Ingredients 75g of spelt flour 25g of coconut flour 100g of chopped …

Raspberry and Chocolate Custard Pie

This recipe makes a chocolate crust, but eliminate the chocolate if you prefer a plain version. No added sugar, and it's delicious! Ingredients For the pastry 4 oz whole wheat pastry flour 2 oz butter 3-4 tablespoons of water 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1 beaten egg for wash For the custard 4 large egg …

Soda tax. Less soda = more health

I applaud Richmond City for adding a measure to tax soda to their ballot. I hope that it will pass and that other cities, and states will follow their lead. The one penny per ounce tax will raise money for the city. Another benefit may be that the additional cost may deter people from drinking …

About gout, get the sugar out!

Gout is a  very painful inflammatory arthritis, caused by uric acid crystals forming in the joint. This happens when there is too much uric acid in the blood, and it can enter into the joint. Then the joint becomes swollen, red, and excruciatingly painful.  Often the big toe is affected. More Americans are now experiencing …

Diabetes

1.9 million people aged 20 years or older were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2010.  And the number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes is increasing. It has tripled over the last thirty years, to almost 21 million adults, and it is estimated that there are 7 million people living with undiagnosed diabetes.  By 2050, it …

5 simple habits for a healthy weight

As much as you can, avoid added sugar in your diet. One good way to do this is to completely avoid drinking sodas, or juices. Drink water, or some plain milk, or tea and coffee without added sugar. Eat the whole fruit instead of drinking the juice. Get lots of fiber by eating whole grains, …