Paleo at San Ysidro Ranch, Montecito

It’s been a lovely getaway here at the San Ysidro Ranch; the perfect place for some R&R after Sunday’s marathon. This is a particularly special place for my husband and me, having spent the days leading up to our wedding here, as well as several birthdays and anniversaries. I could go on for hours about […]

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What to Eat The Day Before a Marathon?

In a word…food. You’ll want to perform, so you’ve reduced training over the course of the week, increased rest and truly primed the pump in order to toe the line as though you’ve got springs in your feet. Starchy root veggies such as yam or sweet potato play a role in the diet of a […]

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USDA and Athlete Recommendations

Wondering what the USDA suggests for athletes? Let’s see. First, we head to the parent site and do a search and are greeted with a list of resources, starting with such references as MedlinePlus and Australian Institute of Sport and then…there it is.  The Gatorade Sports Science Institute. “Founded in 1985, the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) is committed […]

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USDA, How About More Farm to Table in School Lunches?

Marketplace.org featured a great article on this very topic in late fall of 2014; which is a far cry from what many children are served during lunch at school. Of course, the idea is great, but how would it be paid for? It’s obviously far more economical to serve highly refined, mass produced  food versus […]

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