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Better Nutrition

Better Nutrition

January 2020

Since 1938, Better Nutrition magazine’s mission has been to responsibly inform health-food-store shoppers in nutritional approaches to health and wellness, as well as report on the latest research on vitamins, herbs minerals, nutrients, whole foods, natural personal care and beauty items and environmentally friendly products.

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12 Issues


1 min.
a new year for the taking

We usually kick off January with a feature article on diet and weight loss. All of this is great, but I wanted to go a little further this year. Michele Burklund, NMD, had just emailed me about the power of creating rituals and how to keep positive momentum going—not just for the month of January, but throughout the year. I wanted to learn how to accomplish this, and I thought you might too. One of the stumbling blocks to success, says Burklund, is that many people mistakenly put their focus on the goal itself, rather than the mindset, feelings, and intentions behind it. Don’t just have a goal to have a goal—think about what you really want, and then develop a passion and meaningful routine around it. On p. 28, we…

2 min.
our writers

* Jeannette Bessinger, CHC, is an award-winning educator, author of multiple books, and a real-food chef. She’s helped thousands of people make lasting changes to deeply entrenched habits that no longer serve them. jeannettebessinger.com * Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a board-certified nutritionist and the bestselling author of 14 books. His latest is The Great Cholesterol Myth, written with Stephen Sinatra, MD. jonnybowden.com * Michele Burklund, NMD, specializes in holistic health and preventive medicine. She believes that true medicine discovers the root cause of illness, rather than simply treating symptoms. medicinewild.com * Cheryl Cromer is an artisan aromatherapist with more than 20 years’ experience. Based in Winter Park, Fla., she specializes in writing about aromatherapy and the spa lifestyle. * Chris Mann is a California-based wellness and fitness writer, natural health brand storyteller, entertainment…

1 min.
better nutrition

Editor in Chief Nicole Brechka Creative Director Rachel Joyosa Executive Editor Jerry Shaver Associate Editor Elizabeth Fisher Digital Editor Maureen Farrar Copy Editor James Naples Beauty Editor Sherrie Strausfogel Contributing Editors Vera Tweed, Helen Gray Contributing Writers Jeannette Bessinger, CHHC, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Michele Burklund, NMD, Cheryl Cromer, Chris Mann, Melissa Diane Smith, Lisa Turner, Neil Zevnik Ad Production Coordinator Kim Hoff SalesForce Coordinator Cossette Roberts Prepress Manager Joy Kelley Editorial Offices 512 Main Street, Suite 1 El Segundo, CA 90245 310-873-6952 General Manager Rob Lutz AIM Retail Group rlutz@aimmedia.com 970-291-9029 Integrated Media Sales Kevin Gillespie Director – Eastern U.S. and International kgillespie@aimmedia.com 603-305-5106 Integrated Media Sales Candice Smith Director – Western U.S. csmith@aimmedia.com 603-361-5762 Retail Development Group 2400 NE 65th Street, Ste. 623 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 800-443-4974, ext. 702 Director of Retail Sales Joshua Kelly jkelly@aimmedia.com 800-443-4974, ext. 702 Marketing Designer Judith Nesnadny jnesnadny@aimmedia.com Accounting & Billing Yolanda Campanatto…

4 min.
the cholesterol question

What is high cholesterol? The answer can be confusing because it depends on an individual’s overall health situation. Cholesterol is one of the markers used to estimate risk for cardiovascular disease, but its impact on your health depends on additional factors. If you’ve already had a heart attack or stroke, or have stents, your cholesterol status must be evaluated by a doctor. Otherwise, if you’re between the ages of 40 and 79, there’s a formula—created by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology—to calculate whether your cholesterol level is unhealthy. The formula uses age, gender, race, cholesterol and blood pressure readings, diabetes status, and smoking status to produce an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) score. This score estimates your risk of heart disease or stroke in the next 10 years.…

2 min.
the food side of things

If you’re an outdoorsy sort of person, you probably know Patagonia as a purveyor of high-end, environmentally conscious activewear. But what you may not know is that Patagonia has extended its “rescue the planet” mission into the food sector with Patagonia Provisions—and the world will (hopefully) never be the same. At any rate, that’s the goal of founder Yvon Chouinard and his Managing Director Birgit Cameron. After years of dealing with agriculture in terms of fabrics and supply chains, it became apparent that, as Cameron notes, “food agriculture is one of the biggest reasons for the climate issues we are facing today.” So it became imperative to “tackle the food side of things, to go beyond our mission of building the best product and causing the least amount of harm” to…

3 min.
the defined dish

Food blogger Alex Snodgrass first tried Whole30 in 2015 to drop baby weight from her two pregnancies. And the results extended well beyond her whittled waistline. “I found it helped me in so many ways, more than just feeling lean,” says the recipe developer and food stylist, 32. “Eating cleaner foods without a doubt makes me function better on a cognitive level. I definitely think sugar triggers my anxiety the most, so cutting back on alcohol and sugar infused foods are what is best for me. “I found that Whole30 set off a chain reaction: I realized how important it was for me as a mother to tend to my own personal needs. Paying attention to the foods I ate spurred me to take the time to work out and do…