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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Enjoying those French Fries? 3 Reasons to Rethink your Choice

French fries are one of those foods I frequently hear about in my office. Although I never considered them a healthful food I found out a few years there are 3 reasons to avoid them unless you make them yourself. 1. Potatoes and Pesticides: conventionally grown potatoes have the most pesticides by weight than any […]

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Healthy Finds for the New Year

Here’s to the New Year with some cool food and health care products that may change not only your morning but also how the rest of your day goes, and even your slumber. Being the undecided voter I’m always skeptical and wait to comment as to whether a product can really be of benefit. I […]

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It’s all in your Gut: Changing your Health for 2016

We’ve all said at one time or another “I just know it’s not right and I can feel it in my gut.” What if your gut health played a part in your mood, levels of anxiety and even happiness? Researchers are now realizing our gut is giving us more information than just our psyche is […]

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WAZE, Outsmart Food, Together

Wouldn’t life be that much easier if we had an app that helped with making food decisions – like a WAZE food app? Not only could you avoid traffic on your way to work but also rush hour in the kitchen. Police reported ahead: the all you can eat buffet. In reality you’ve heard on […]

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Saving your life: Skip the sugar and lower the carbs

Some days I feel like I’m speaking a cryptic language when talking about fat and carbohydrates. “No, cheese is not a problem.” “Yes, you can have the whole egg for breakfast.” “Yes, you may put some butter on those vegetables.” A very long story short – research years ago was scant on what caused heart […]

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Changing Health in the Middle East One Step at a Time

Almost 10 years ago I moved to the US from a small Arab country on the Persian Gulf called Kuwait. With a population of roughly 3.4 million, Los Angeles would be a much bigger region than my whole country. Growing up in Kuwait I lived a sheltered, privileged life mainly around Kuwaitis, not knowing much […]

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Nearly Naked Foods

With so many food terms thrown around such as “raw,” “naked,” and “clean” eating how does one stay centered and know how to navigate with our ever-changing food supply? Sometimes the simplest way to eat healthfully is eating “nearly naked foods.” What does nearly naked foods look like? How can we keep our meals simple […]

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