Creating Optimal Health for Performance

Does what you see in the image above look like what you’re eating on a regular basis? Local, in season, organic veggies.    Ample natural fats.  Moderate, mindfully sourced proteins. If so, you’re eating food.  Eating food is a good thing.  Eating things which are not food… not so much. So if you’re interested in […]

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Eating Real Food for Endurance

Must it be energy bars? Homemade energy bars may be a way to go, and are certainly a superior option than downing highly refined sports ‘nutrition’ products that often contain gut-busting additives, but what if you’re a fellow fat-adapted athlete, who prefers to have fat as their primary fuel source? If you were to go […]

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Do I Need Powdered Collagen?

With the growing awareness of gut health, gut dysfunction and the gut brain axis, a plethora of products have popped on the market, each claiming to be a panacea of one sort or another. Some are valid. Probiotics undoubtedly can play a significant role in healing a leaky gut, as can fermented foods;  shifting away […]

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How I Healed My Gut Through Food

I can vividly recall the days when I felt the way the woman in the photo shown above illustrates. Painful stomach aches, bloating and every GI issue in the books. For so long it was an absolute mystery; after all, I grew up eating real food. It was the early 70s, my mom was a […]

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Good Fat / Bad Fat and My Top Five Faves

Good Word / Bad Word : FAT Have you ever stopped to consider how odd it is that we use the very same word to describe one of our three key macronutrients, an essential part of our survival as well as to categorize someone who is at an unhealthy weight? FAT. In our society today, […]

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Strategic Eating: Finding the Balance

Because there’s got to be room for wine, coffee and chocolate! You’ve got an important meeting coming up, so you spend whatever time is needed to research and prepare, in order to put your best foot forward and ensure you’ll nail that deal. Or perhaps, it’s not a work situation you’ve got on the calendar […]

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What Does Bone Broth Do for My Gut, Exactly?

Bone broth is an anti-aging, energy boosting, gut healing exilir. It’s something our grandparents, and every generation before that made, it’s good for the planet since using the bones illustrates the nose-to-tail concept to the fullest and it truly is a panacea that we can all benefit from, regardless of what type of eating regime […]

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Do We Really Need to Test Food = Medicine?

Apparently so. According to a recent article in the NY Times (1), “a study will see if nutritious meals for the chronically ill can improve health and cut costs”. Over the next three years, researchers from UCSF and Stanford will be assessing whether providing daily nutritious meals to chronically ill patients on Medi-Cal will affect […]

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Come Away with Me… to Desert Hot Springs!

Are you thriving, or just surviving? Are you ready to get to the bottom of those mysterious stomach issues and address gut health, rip off the sugar band-aid and lose those last stubborn 10 pounds? If so, this retreat is just what you’ve been looking for. Amongst the gorgeous setting of Two Bunch Palms in […]

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Meat Eater ?

“I am a meat eater”. This label arose during a recent conversation with a friend who has toyed with different types of eating regimes after battling cancer. During a raw cleanse as part of her healing, she dove in to researching whether or not there really was a correlation between what she ate and how […]

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