Should you REALLY be watching your fruit intake?

You’re heard it your whole life…or at least most of your life…eat your fruits and veggies. But was that always the case?  Were we always told to eat BOTH fruit and veggies? You want that afternoon pick me up and spot the bowl of grapes on the counter.  You take a few handfuls and realize […]

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What’s the 411 on Sugar versus Fat?

How many times have you ordered a salad without olive oil or dressed your greens WITH fat-free dressing thinking you were making the healthier choice? Do you opt for that low-fat yogurt instead of the full-fat version? For many years dietary fat has been considered the villain of all food groups. Just muttering the word […]

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Nutrition Quandries

Whether at the office or out in the world, people always seem to have questions regarding food and nutrition. The food landscape has become hard to navigate similar to our political environment. Here are a few questions that have come up recently. I want to lose ten pounds, so should I decrease my protein intake […]

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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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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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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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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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New and Old Finds at the Natural Foods Expo West 2016

I continue to have a love/hate relationship with the Natural Foods Expo. Being the largest food show in the world with 350,000 square feet of exhibitor space, close to 3000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees it is more than challenging to navigate the crowds not to mention having to arrive 2 hours before the doors open […]

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