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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Carbs in your Condiments?

You’re trying to be carb conscious – avoiding bread, pasta and starchy foods and somehow the weight is not coming off. Are you eating too much, not exercising enough OR could carbs be sneaking up on you in your condiments? Our food supply is becoming more and more sweet, but is it sweet for our […]

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Tasty Seasoning without Salt

Tired of bland old chicken? Want to have a tasty meal, but not sure how to use spices correctly. You’re not alone. Research shows the number one reason people choose the food that they eat is taste. So how do you flavor your foods in a way that is tasty and healthy? Last week, we […]

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Vacation, Food and Challenges

I hardly ever go on vacation.  So when I heard the Motivational Interviewing Conference this year was in Venice, Italia I jumped on registering and decided to add amother week for fun and research. Italy is having a “Indian Summer’ as they call it so it is hot, muggy and challenging to walk around.  My […]

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Do I really need to be concerned about salt?

Are increased levels of dietary salt all that significant to health? At a recent conference I went to researchers reported it is VERY significant.  Just a 1-2 point increase in blood pressure carries a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, particularly for the systolic pressure or the first number on the ratio. Approximately 42% […]

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Are you Eating More Carbs than you Think?

I hear more often than not – “I’m not eating any carbohydrates.  How is my body going to function?” Just cutting out obvious sources of carbohydrate may be adding up to more carbs than you think.  How many carbohydrates does one need per day? The answer to that question is very individual.  If you are […]

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Brands of Broth?

A common question I’m asked about is what broths to buy.  Since many brands of broth exist on the market, knowing what to look for can help with this particular condiment. Look for a broth that is free of additives or preservatives and lower in sodium.  For example, many popular brands contain MSG, and/or list […]

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