About Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger Jill Ettinger is co-director of Eat Drink Better. She is the senior editor at EcoSalon.com and OrganicAuthority.com. A focus on food, herbs, wellness and world cultural expressions, Jill explores what our shifting food, healing systems and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Stay in touch on Twitter @jillettinger and .



Author Archives: Jill Ettinger

9 Plant-Based Foods that Lower Blood Sugar

January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Millions of Americans are diabetic or pre-diabetic. It’s an epidemic that’s not only treatable, but preventable. What we eat helps. These foods that lower blood sugar are plant-based, effective and just also happen to be delicious


Controversial ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Moves into Washington State

January 25th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Washington State might be progressive when it comes to passing laws that allow the use of recreational cannabis, but it’s taking a turn back in time towards oppressing its residents freedom of speech with one of the first proposed laws of 2015: House Bill 1104—an “ag-gag” bill sponsored by state Reps. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) and and J.T. Wilcox (R-Yelm) that will make it illegal to record audio or video of activity taking place inside Washington factory farms without consent.


The Best Coffee Comes in White Mugs [Study]

January 17th, 2015 | by Jill Ettinger

Not loving the taste of your coffee? Have you considered changing the color of your coffee mug? According to recent research, it may make all the difference between ordinary and the best coffee ever


Does Music Enhance the Natural Flavor of Food?

December 30th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

If there are two things I love, they’re music and food. They often go together: KUSC’s classical music with my morning coffee and toast or one of my favorite records of the year with a late lunch. I’ve often felt like the right music made food taste better but now there’s science to back that up. Certain music, the research finds, brings out the natural flavor of food in the most unique ways


The 2,000 Calorie Diet: Why Restaurant Food Looks so Different than Home-Cooked

December 24th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

Food is good. Even when it’s really, really bad for us. Usually, especially then. And if you’re trying to stick to the recommended 2,000 calorie diet, particularly at this time of year, you’ll want to think twice before you eat some of these restaurant meals that contain a startling number of calories.


Why I Didn’t Return Monsanto’s Phone Call

December 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a PR person identifying herself as writing on behalf of Monsanto, the multinational biotech company that’s so vilified, there’s an annual “March Against Monsanto” event


How to Eat Less for the Climate (and Your Health)

December 11th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We all know how to eat less and why it’s better for our health. It’s as simple as not taking another bite of cake. Or twenty. But even though we know how to eat less, we don’t often do it, especially this time of year when sweets and treats abound. But eating less is not just an issue about our preserving our waistline and reducing our risks of becoming obese or developing diabetes. It may also help reduce our impact on climate change and food waste



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