Gluten Free by Default or Design?

What do you see when you look at this image? What do you think of? Perhaps fresh, healthy, balanced?  Colorful?  Organic?  Would you think automatically that this is an example of a gluten-free meal? Because it is. If you’re eating a breakfast at 11 am consisting of fresh spinach you’ve sautéed in garlic and coconut […]

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Not Sure? Toss It!

For years, one of the most fun and valuable exercises I do with clients is a kitchen clean out.  We go through the pantry, the cupboards, the fridge and the freezer and dump everything that’s not actually food. The next step, then, is to procure real, fresh, unadulterated produce, meat, fish and poultry from the […]

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Where Are We Getting Our Advice?

“Proper nutrition and hydration are key ingredients in helping your clients get the most out of their workouts. Keep in mind that since every person is different, exact needs will vary. However, here are some general guidelines…” began an article which I received in my inbox today. This newsletter is one I receive from IDEA, which […]

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Where Did That Chicken Come From?

“It came from Whole Foods and it is free-range, so that’s good, right?”, was the question asked of me by a new client at a recent cooking lesson. If only it were that simple. Free-range sounds great, but what does it really mean? Sadly, not that much. According to the USDA (1), “FREE RANGE or […]

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Top Five for Healing

When I learned I had a stress fracture a few weeks back, the one thing that never even caused pause for thought in terms of what my recovery plan would be is what I eat. After all, you can’t top an eating plan which consists of abundant, seasonal, local organic veggies, mindfully sourced wild proteins […]

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Reflecting on Injury…

“It’s a stress fracture of your calcaneous and you’ve got to wear a boot for 6 week. No running. No cycling except on a stationary bike with the boot on. No swimming because you’d have to push off the wall and that could be risky. But you can do upper body strength training.” That was […]

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Out for the Count

I even got the winning number. Can you top A1111? In corral 1. But I wasn’t be there. My disappointment goes beyond words. There’s a part of me that was still thinking somehow I’ll be there this morning to toe the line at the 2017 LA Marathon, a race I’ve run before, a race which was my first […]

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