Iron & Pregnancy

During a woman's pregnancy, her blood volume increases by 50 percent. That is why it is extremely vital that a woman gets enough iron in her diet, and has herself checked for anemia, to ensure enough oxygen is getting to baby and mom's muscles, brain, etc. These foods are some of the richest in iron. [...]

It’s time to celebrate!

Today LinkedIn has told the world (okay, maybe just my connections) that four years ago on this date, Plateful of Soul was born. It's hard to believe. Thank goodness for the Internet. If it wasn't for Facebook reminding me of people's birthdays, I would probably never remember their special days on time. If it wasn't [...]

Why healthy people don’t need to “juice”

Want Free Tips and Support?  Sign Up Here For My Monthly E-Newsletter While juicing may still be all the rage in some circles, I can't find it in my heart to fully get behind it as a well-person's go-to health fix. Here are some reasons why: A Healthy Diet is Enough Seriously, if you are [...]

The paradox of positive thinking

It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life [...]

The trouble with my grandmother …

"Never eat what your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." It's a pretty ubiquitous caveat today. Somehow that one sentence is supposed to conjure up a homey, heart-tendering scene of all of our grandmothers, and the wisdom she brought to the kitchen. If it doesn't for you, don't worry. You're not alone. Because in America, we [...]