Eating well on the Planet Earth

The Basics of Good Nutrition

We eat for pleasure, to be social, for comfort, and sometimes just because we are hungry. We often give little thought to how the food that we put into our bodies is affecting our well-being. Many food products out there today can harm us, but if we choose the right foods they can help us to look and feel better. I hope this web site can help you to learn not only the basics of eating right, but how to go beyond and use your diet to maximize your health.

Daily Allowances (RDA)

Fat Soluble Vitamins

Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K

Water Soluble Vitamins

Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Cobalamin (B12), Biotin, Pantothenic Acid (B5), Folic Acid, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

A pair of bright red pomegranates.

Elements (Minerals)

Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Iodine, Selenium, Sodium, Manganese, Potassium, Copper, Chromium, Fluoride, Molybdenum


Carbohydrates, Protein, Fat and Cholesterol

Read the latest about high fructose corn syrup.
Fats have many confusing names and acronyms. Find out about trigycerides, fatty acids and what we mean by LCFA and MCT.

Fiber and Water


Chemicals found in plants that can protect against or prevent certain diseases. There are about 900 or so of these - and that's just the ones that have already been discovered.

Nutrition and Your Health


Diseases of Malnutrition

Scurvy, rickets, beriberi, pellagra, protein-energy malnutrition (kwashiorkor and marasmus).

Food sensitivities

Gluten intolerance (celiac disease), lactose intolerance, and food allergies.

Diet and weight control

Eating Healthy, All Around the World