Kim Larson

What’s the difference between grass-fed and grain-finished beef?

Here’s what some of the more common USDA-approved labels on beef in the grocery store mean.

Spring-cleaning your pantry for better health

Get rid of the old stuff and add some new healthful foods to your larder.

Culinary trend: Blend mushrooms into burgers to eat less meat

This recipe for the mighty mushroom blended burger puts more plants on your dinner plate.

Research shows the MIND diet may help prevent Alzheimer’s

Here’s what to eat what to avoid eating to protect against cognitive decline and dementia.

Redefine what it means to be healthy in the new year

Here are three ways you can become a healthier, happier version of yourself in 2018.

Seven tips for a season of health and happiness

It’s time to celebrate; just keep healthy habits as part of the mix.

Health claims abound for fermented kombucha drinks

The beverage’s live bacteria are similar to those in yogurt and other probiotic dairy products.

Wth smart choices, you can manage your intake of BPA.

Chemical is often found in plastic containers and canned foods like fruit, pasta and fish.

Meal planning preserves health and sanity for busy families

By Kim Larson The new school year is here! Are you a mom anxiously anticipating the ramping up of kids’ schedules and being faced with… Continue reading

Changing the way we eat can improve our intestinal health

In my last column, I reviewed the science and the benefits related to eating strains of live bacterial cultures called probiotics. Today, I’ll explore why… Continue reading

Colon’s bacteria play an important role in our health

Do you know what the gut microbiome is? Do you know what probiotics are? Probiotic foods are among the fastest growing sectors in the health-food… Continue reading

Caffeine: It can be healthy or harmful to our health

Millions of people of all ages get a hefty and habitual dose of caffeine every day, whether it’s from coffee, energy drinks, chocolate or soda.… Continue reading

Magnesium’s a mineral that makes a big contribution

Did you know magnesium is truly a rock star? This major mineral is rarely talked about and often gets less limelight than other nutrients —… Continue reading

An ‘organic’ label doesn’t mean food’s more nutritious

Are you confused by the word organic on food products and wondering if you should pay top dollar for them? Today, I’ll share insights into… Continue reading

Some food descriptions are gimmicks — others are meaningful

With all the trendy words and phrases like no antibiotics, natural and non-GMO being slapped on food labels, it’s hard for consumers to know what… Continue reading

Forget resolutions — small, simple steps will enhance health

A new year has arrived. It’s time to let go of the past and take a fresh approach to getting healthier without New Year’s resolutions.… Continue reading

Ten healthy strategies for the holidays

Here’s the second of two columns offering strategies to help you stay in control and avoid weight gain through the holiday season. It offers 10… Continue reading

Calcium and vitamins protect your health after menopause

Are you in menopause or looking at menopause on the horizon? If so, there are specific nutrients you need to be aware to protect your… Continue reading

Humble legumes, pulses deliver nutritional benefits

The United Nations declared 2016 the Year of the Pulse. What is a pulse? A pulse is any of the group of 12 crops of… Continue reading