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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PMA: Are You Feeling It?

The philosophy that having an optimistic disposition in every situation in one’s life attracts positive changes and increases achievement is something often referred to as PMA (positive mental attitude); optimism and hope are vital to its development (1). But how much of it is attitude… and how much is belief? This all occurred to me […]

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Clean Eating on Vacation

On the way to enjoy a weekend getaway and thinking in order to enjoy yourself, you’ve got to throw caution to the wind with your healthy eating habits? Say goodbye to diet and deprivation and hello to enjoyable eating. Even those of us who consider ourselves to be foodies ( and yes, I’m included in […]

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Inspiration Grows Everywhere

What inspires you? The nurse who just won the Boston Marathon after she decided to do it, just for fun (1)? The world class athlete who, despite suffering a broken neck just days before the Ironman World Championships last year, rallied and toed the line at the very same race and executed a screaming fast […]

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Gut Health, Food… and Non Food

If I were writing this about twenty years ago, and I were to discuss the idea of diet cola and one’s gut, a diatribe about how diet cola is a great way to prevent you from developing a one might have been par for the course. As a 16-year-old girl interested in health, fitness and […]

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