MEAT PRICES RISE, RANCHERS LOSE MONEY

If only all our steaks, tri-tip and ground beef came from ‘happy cows’ as seen above. Grass-fed and finished beef accounts for only 1% of the beef we have in the US (1). Due in part to confusing messaging and rising prices, where our beef is coming from for many remains a mystery. I see […]

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Can Coffee Save Lives?

It can!! OK, maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but in all seriousness, coffee has a long list of health benefits, one of which is that studies show that drinking coffee, and not just one or two cups, but four or five has been associated with reduced death rates (1). Regular coffee drinking is […]

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Avoiding “Quarantine 15” Weight Gain

What you eat during self-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic can help you cope better, stay healthy, focused and fit…or make your stress worse, increase inflammation and cause weight gain. When quarantine began, we saw a situation not unlike what I’ve been told by a handful of elderly neighbors was experienced in times of war:  stocking […]

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Fighting Inflammation: Real Food First and a Bit of TCM

Inflammation. We are seeing this word everywhere these days and it’s about time. I’ve certainly been writing about it for some time now and having been an advocate of what I call a food-first approach, I’m often leery of the latest and greatest trends that come to market. But recently, I had the pleasure of […]

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