It’s famous for improving regularity and helping lower cholesterol. But dietary fiber also performs other key roles that might surprise you, affecting everything from your skin to your gallbladder, heart and immunity.
Author and veganism advocate Rory Freedman shares her motivation for going vegan at her cover shoot for the May 2009 issue of Experience Life. The coauthor of the bestselling Skinny Bitch series, Freedman made the decision 15 years ago when she learned how animals were treated in slaughterhouses and factory farms.
Reaching out to local farmers and producers for your sustenance may be easier than you thought. Here’s a 5-step guide to finding, eating and savoring the local foods that nourish you, your community and the planet we all call home.
Feeling confused about what to eat? Unsure about which foods are safest, best for you, and best for the environment? Join the club — then join the ranks of a new group of informed eaters and good-food advocates who are bringing a variety of better, clearer, more satisfying choices into view — and within reach.
For years, sophisticated consumers have relied on the latest clinical trials to guide their health choices, but exactly how reliable are these studies? If you're depending solely on scientific evidence for your health solutions, your assumptions about what's right might well be wrong.