Surprise Travels to India

A trip to India was not a bucket list item for me so when the opportunity arose to travel there I was a bit ambivalent about a journey to the other side of the world.  The jet lag, travel VISAs, shots and possible illness were not high on my priority list. At some point I […]

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Healthy Gluten-Free Wild Rice Veggie Stuffing

Thanksgiving is almost upon us.  You may be wondering how you are going to eat healthfully and stay on track for the beginning of the holiday season so you’re not having regrets on January 1st.  Although only one day – having a plethora of carbs and carb leftovers can substantially increase insulin resistance.  Therefore, mindful planning how you […]

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The Menopausal Middle

You’ve started gaining weight in places you never did. You are eating the same type of diet you always have, exercised in the usual way and yet your waistline is exponentially expounding.  Is your body deceiving you? Why is this happening? Menopause is a time of many changes and shifts in the body and one […]

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Eggs, Easter and Spring Eating

Although it’s nearly fall and Easter is months away we are working on a new cookbook and testing recipes for each season. This past weekend we tested egg recipes that work for Easter brunch and any time of year you want a variation on eggs. This recipe is delicious and can be used for company, […]

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The Connection between Gout, Uric Acid and Fructose is not So Sweet!

You wake up one morning with your toe in terrible pain and soon realize you may be suffering from a gout attack, a painful type of inflammatory arthritis that generally attacks the big toe. You may not realize you are not alone since gout has been a medical issue since 400 BC when Hippocrates, a […]

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Easy Gluten-Free Guilt-Free Pizza?

You’re craving your favorite pizza but know you can’t really afford the carbohydrates as you’re watching your weight and health!  Here’s a solution to both your quandaries and it’s easier than you realize.  Not only are these simple pizzas healthy, gluten-free and easy but they can be made in less time that it takes to […]

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Affordable Healthy Eats

Whether we are scrolling through Facebook or flipping through health magazines, we are constantly bombarded with messages that hail organic foods as ones that will shield us from evil toxins. While it is true that organic foods have unique benefits such as fewer pesticides and preservatives, let’s face the facts – the price tag that […]

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Dressing up your Salad

Many ask “am I allowed to have salad dressing?”  It’s interesting how the “fat-free” era is in many people’s minds. What they don’t realize is that the nutrients and antioxidants in salad and vegetables need some healthy fats to be absorbed and that has been known for over a decade. Here’s a tasty dressing from […]

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Sweeteners: The Effects on your Body are not so Sweet

Did you know 86% of American use “diet” products and consumers spend $21 billion dollars per year on diet drinks? Clearly they believe these diet foods and beverages will help them in ways real foods do not provide. Is that hope true or is it just a magical wish? At the World Obesity Conference last […]

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Change your Metabolism: Balancing Gut Hormones, Food Timing, and Sleep

Venturing to Vancouver and attending the International Congress on Obesity I had no idea what the research would indicate. Would it be the same old messages of “calories in equals out,” “just move more,” “and “cut down on fat intake.” It turns out this conference gave great detail to the complexity of obesity, weight challenges […]

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