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The American Diet: Eating in the Car
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Did you know 20% of US meals are eaten in the car? Drive thru restaurants and pressing deadlines are killing us! We don't get the same nutrition or emotional benefits eating our food in the car   MORE
Health Tip
Drink Water
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Did you know beverages are the number one source of excess calories? Soda, processed juice, alcohol, and energy drinks cause more problems than weight gain.   MORE
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Produce Chemistry
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Did you know chemicals are found naturally in fruits and vegetables? These chemicals affect your body, your mood, and your future health. When you eat produce, it's natural chemistry will go to work for good in your body.   MORE
Diet
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
By Balance of Nature
Recent surveys indicate that the average American consumes only one serving of vegetables and one serving of fruits each day. Did you eat a fruit or vegetable today?   MORE
Health Tip
Alcohol and Fatigue
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Many people think that a little nightcap will help them sleep soundly through the night. Although alcohol’s sedative effects can make you drowsy, they also have other effects that can interfere with quality sleep.   MORE
Lycopene
You Should Like Lycopene!
By Balance of Nature
Lycopene is one of many powerful antioxidants that work to protect against life threatening diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.   MORE
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Soaked Buckwheat & Oats Blender Pancakes or Waffles
By AnnaMarie Howard Woods
This batter makes the best waffles. Crispy on the outside, perfectly soft on the inside, whole grain, and completely delicious. Soaking the grains overnight makes a gourmet breakfast come together quickly in the morning.   MORE
Stroke
Fruits and Vegetables Reduce Stroke Risk
By Balance of Nature
Ischemic stroke comprises 80 percent of all strokes...experts estimate that 700,000 Americans are afflicted with stroke each year. Approximately 160,000 of them die from the disorder.   MORE
Produce
True to the Core
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Did you know it was once considered anti-American to throw away the core of an apple? In the 1940's there was a common poster with the picture of a beautiful child, happily eating the core of an apple!   MORE
Recipe
Kasha Bowl with Wilted Greens & Fried Egg
By AnnaMarie Howard Woods
Toasted buckwheat groats are cooked into a nutty porridge and topped with wilted greens and a fried egg.   MORE
Recipe
Corn Bread
By AnnaMarie Howard Woods
Corn Bread comes together quickly and adds flare to a basic bowl of soup. Try it with some Easy Vegetarian Chili. Leftovers are great too--my kids eat it for breakfast with some milk poured on top.   MORE
Diet
A Chemical Laboratory
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Did you know that YOU own the world's most complex and fantastic chemical laboratory? It's true. When cared for properly, the human body has the potential to heal itself by creating custom designed medicines for your personal needs with no negative side effects!   MORE
Blood Pressure
Healthy Fats
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Did you know that eating low-fat foods like salad dressing and margarine, can increase your blood pressure? Unfortunately, the low-fat and no-fat product push of the 1990's was not rooted in sound science.   MORE
Baking
Pumpkin Cookies
By AnnaMarie Howard Woods
These are a go-to in our kitchen from autumn through January. We start with applesauce during apple season and move to pumpkin with the harvest. Either way you make it, it's sure to be a crowd pleaser...they'll never suspect it's a healthy treat!   MORE
Antibiotics
When are Antibiotics the Answer?
By Dr. Douglas S. Howard, Balance of Nature’s founder and formulator
Your child is sick with a bad cold. You want them to feel better as soon as possible. Should you take them to a doctor and demand an antibiotic?   MORE
Sunshine
Vitamin D is a Hormone
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Did you know there is no such thing as vitamin D? A Vitamin is defined as an essential nutrient that must be obtained from food; a nutrient the body cannot make on its own. A hormone is defined as an essential substance created within the body.   MORE
Phytonutrients
Apple Paper
By Susan Howard
We once lived in a lovely Victorian home. It was 100 years old. It was rundown, but had all kinds of potential. Our vision was to restore the homestead to its original beauty.   MORE
Lutein
Lutein, Spinach, and Macular Degeneration
By Balance of Nature
Lutein is an abundant carotenoid found in many fruits and vegetables, that can help prevent age related macular degeneration (AMD).   MORE
Diet
Fight Heart Disease with Fruit
By Balance of Nature
Eat more fruits and vegetables to decrease your risk of dying of heart disease and other chronic illnesses, said British researchers in 2001.   MORE
Brown Rice
Brown Rice Bowl
By Krystal
This hearty rice bowl will leave you feeling too satisfied for snack time.   MORE
Breakfast
Little Bit of Breakfast, Little Bit of Lunch
By Krystal
Get the best of breakfast and lunch here! This recipe combines some favorites for a filling and satisfying meal.   MORE
Watermelon
Chili Lime Watermelon
By Krystal
Watermelon is a favorite summertime treat. Just for fun, try dressing up your melon for a quick and easy treat on a hot day.   MORE
Vegetable Soup
Loaded Vegetable and Brown Rice Soup
By Krystal
Vegetable soup, a healthy alternative to comfort food, is a meal you and your family will enjoy.   MORE
Anti Aging
A Balanced Anti-Aging Plan
By Susan Howard
When we make and follow a plan for healthy living, many of the illnesses of age (including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis) can often be deterred, sometimes even prevented.   MORE
Fiber & Spice
3 Keys to Healthy Bowels
By Dr. Douglas S. Howard, Balance of Nature’s founder and formulator
This is a straightforward Q & A style article. Dr. Howard speaks frankly about digestion and bowel health, clarifying common misunderstandings and giving clear advice on what to watch and what to do to keep things clean and healthy.   MORE
Blog
Dinnertime Magic
By AnnaMarie Howard Woods
The tradition of dinnertime has all but faded into American memory, and many people say good riddance. This article explores how a revival of this basic tradition could improve our relationships, our health, and our nation. The information and simple tips will give you a kick-start toward eating real food with real people.   MORE
BoN Recipes
Summertime Smoothies
By Susan Howard
A nutrition packed snack to beat the heat! - The warmth of summer craves a light, cool treat. With these quick and easy tips, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen with a cup of cool nutrition in no time! I have some favorite recipes for smoothies, but a smoothie can be made from most anything you have on hand. Don’t go without just because you   MORE
From The Doc
The Triad of Health
By Dr. Douglas Howard
Are you healthy? Most people will answer yes unless they feel some sort of symptom, like feeling run down or having an ache or pain. Is that real health? When you evaluate your health, do you consider more than the absence of symptoms? You ought to.   MORE
Phyto News
The Power of Phytonutrients
By Susan Howard
Research has confirmed that a diet consisting primarily of plant foods is essential to good health. The USDA and National Institutes of Health have stated that more than 10 servings of a variety of fruits and vegetables every day are necessary for optimal health. This is double the amount previously recommended.   MORE